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John Lyman, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: High Ongar, Essex, England
Death: Died in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Place of Burial: Bridge St Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Lyman (Immigrant) and Sarah Lyman
Husband of Dorcas Lyman
Father of Elizabeth Leonard; Sarah Wright; Lieut. John Lyman, II; Moses Lyman; Dorothy Brockett and 6 others
Brother of William Lyman; Phyllis Hills; Richard Lyman; Richard Lyman, Il; William Lyman and 4 others

Occupation: Founder of Hartford, Connecticut
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About John Lyman, Sr.

The house John built in Northampton, MA was adjacent to the original farm of "Rev. Ebenezer Mather the first minister of Northampton. This homestead was past to his son Benjamin, then his son Joseph, then his son Elisha, and then his son Theodore who sold it in 1827. The home was in the Lyman name for 150 years.

John came on the Lion with his father. After the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth, John and Dorcas removed to Northampton. John was in command of the Northampton soldiers in the Falls fight above Deerfield, 18 May 1676. The American House, which was burned about 1870, stood in front of his house lot.

Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 694

John Lyman was born on 16 Sep 1623 in High Ongar, Essex, England. He died on 20 Aug 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. He was buried after 20 Aug 1690 in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut.

John Lyman and Dorcas Plumb were married on 13 Jan 1654/55 in Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A..

Dorcas (daughter of John Plumb and Dorothy Wood) was born about 1635 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. She died on 21 Apr 1725 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

John, known as Liet. Lyman, b. in High Ongar, came to New England with his father, m. Dorcas, dau. of John Plumb, of Branford, Connecticut. John removed with his brothers Richard and Robert from Hartford to Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1654. Where he resided until his death, 20 Aug, 1690, at the age of 67. Lieut. John was in command of the Northampton, soldiers, in the famous Falls fight above Deerfield, May 18, 1676. The American House, which was burnt a few years since in Northampton, stood in front of his house lot. The old family homestead on which John settled included the ground now occupied by "Shoprow" on the south side of Main street and was adjacent to the original farm of Rev. Ebenezer Mather the first minister of Northampton. The old homestead of John became the property of his son Benjamin, of his son Joseph, of his son Elisha and his son Theodore who sold it in 1827 after it had been in the possesion ot he family for over 150 years. His epitaph in Northampton, is given as an example of the rude simplicity of the times. LIVtenan

jOHN LIMAN

AGED 66 yER

Dyed Avgst

the 20th 1690

2. James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England

3. Lyman, Arthur, Genealogy of the LYMAN FAMILY in Canada (The Beaver Hall Press, Montreal, 1943) p 15

4. Lyman COLEMAN D.D., Genealogy of the Lyman Family in Great Britain and America (Albany,N.Y. J. Munsell State Street 1872) p 33, 39

5. Marriage Index: Connecticut, 1635-1860

6. Register of the Deaths in Northampton [Hampshire Co., MA

! Death:20 Aug 1690, Ensign John LYMAN

7. From the First Settlement of the Town In 1653 to Augus 1824 Copied From the Town Records & from the Records of Deac. Ebenezer HUNT, Rev. John HOOKER Rev. Solomon WILLIAMS, Doct. Eben HUNT & Doct. David HUNT Northampton : 1824 [Transcribed by Jane Devlin] http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/ma/pittsfield_ma_church.htm

He was in command of the Northampton soldiers in the Falls Fight above Deerfield May 18, 1676. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19937647

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John Lyman, Sr.'s Timeline

1623
September 16, 1623
High Ongar, Essex, England
September 16, 1623
High Ongar, Essex, England
September 16, 1623
High Ongar, Essex, England
September 16, 1623
High Ongar,Essex,England
September 16, 1623
High Ongar, Essex, England
September 16, 1623
High Ongar,Essex,England
September 16, 1623
High Ongar, Essex, England
September 16, 1623
High Ongar, Essex, England
September 16, 1623
High Ongar, Essex, England
September 1623
High Ongar, Essex, England