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Thomas Lyman

Birthplace: Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Lyman, Il and Hepzibah Marsh
Husband of Ruth Lyman
Father of Thomas Lyman, II; Ebenezer Lyman, Sr.; Noah Lyman; Enoch Lyman; Elizabeth Lyman and 1 other
Brother of Joanna Lyman; Sarah Marsh; Hepzabeth Lyman; Richard Lyman; Hepzibah Dewey and 13 others
Half brother of Lydia Loomis

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About Thomas Lyman

  • 'Genealogies of the Lymans of Middlefield, of the Dickinsons of Montreal, and of the Partridges ... (1865)
  • .... It thus appears that the three brothers, Thomas4, Ebenezer4 and Noah4, sons of 'Thomas3, of Northampton', all
  • lived near each other. 'Thomas3 Lyman, of Northampton, and afterwards of Durham, born probably about 1649, married in 1678, according to Savage, Ruth, widow of Joseph Baker and daughter of William Holten. He had four sons and two daughters, viz. : — Thomas, Mindwell, Ebenezer, Elizabeth, Noah and Enoch ; was made freeman 1690; and removed, says Savage, to Durham. It seems that three of his sons, Thomas, Ebenezer and Noah, came with him, as their names appear repeatedly on the Durham Records. His daughter Mindwell also came to Durham, for, in Vol. II. of Historical and Genealogical Register, page 221, also Vol. XIV., p. 66, I find the name of "Mindwell Lyman, of Durham," as second wife of John Harris, of Middletown ; she died Feb. 6, 1758.
  • First Generation. Richard1 Lyman, of Roxbury and Hartford, came from High Ongar, England, County of Essex, on the small river Roding, which flows southerly into the Thames about 5 miles east of London. High Ongar is on the east bank, some 25 miles north-east of London. He was born there in 1580 doubtless, for he was there baptized
  • Oct. 30, 1580. He arrived in Boston Nov. 4, 1631, in the ship Lyon, William Pierce, master. "There came in her the Governor's wife, [John Winthrop's], his eldest son and his wife, and others of his children, and Mr. Eliot, a minister [apostle to the Indians], and other families, being in all about sixty persons, who all arrived in good health, having been ten weeks at sea, and lost none of their company but two children, whereof one was the governor's daughter Ann. (Winthrop's Journal, I. *64.) He brought with him five children, who, according to the church record, were as follows : — Phillis, baptized 12 Sept., 1611, at High Ongar ; Richard, baptized 24 Feb., 1618 ; Sarah, baptized 8 Feb., 1621 ; John, born Sept., 1623 ; and "another," now known, says Savage, to be Robert, born Sept., 1629; "and it goes on to tell how he went to Connecticut when the great removal was made," and suffered greatly in the loss of his cattle ; was made freeman 11 June, 1633, and was "among the original proprietors of Hartford. I find his name in Barber, in a list of those who were proprietors in 1639. He died in Hartford in 1640. In Trumbull's Colonial Records of Connecticut, Vol. i. 33, I find the following : — ....
    • Second Generation. Richard2 Lyman, of Windsor and Northampton, eldest son of Richard1 born in England and baptized 1618, as above, married Hepzibah, third daughter of Thomas Ford, of Dorchester (who came over in the Mary and John, 1630, bringing his wife and three daughters ; he removed, 1636, to Windsor, where he was representative 1638-41, 4, and 54 ; his wife died 1643, and 1644 he married a second wife, Ann, widow of Thomas Scott ; removed, in old age, to Northampton, and died Nov. 9, 1676). Richard2 Lyman had in Windsor six children, viz. : — Hepzibah, Sarah, Richard, 'Thomas3', Elizabeth and John, all born before 1655, when he removed to Northampton, among the early settlers, and there had two other children, daughters — Joanna, 1658, who died soon, and Hannah, 1660. He died June 3, 1662, in the 46th year of his age. His two brothers John2 and Robert2 also lived in Northampton, which thus became the head-quarters of all the Lymans.
      • ' Third Generation, Thomas3 Lyman, of Northampton and Durham, born in Windsor probably about 1649, married in 1678, date of death not ascertained. Children; Thomas4, Mindwell4, Ebenezer4, Elizabeth4,
      • 'Noah4, and Enoch4. All that need be said concerning Thomas3 has been said on a previous page.
        • Fourth Generation. Ebenezer4 Lyman, of Northampton, Durham, and Torrington. Born 1682, died 1762. For other particulars see a previous page.
  • Nothing is known of the wife of Richard1 Lyman except her name, Sarah.
  • The wife of Richard2 was Hepzibah Ford, daughter of Thomas Ford, who came in the Mary and John, 1630 ; lived first in Dorchester and afterwards in Windsor, where he was representative, and died 9 Nov., 1676. 'The wife of Thomas3 was Ruth Holten, daughter of Wm. Holten, one of the original proprietors of Hartford, came in the Francis, 1634, aged 23. He removed to Northampton, where he was the first deacon, also representative, and died 12 Aug., 1691'.
  • Concerning the wife of Ebenezer4 we know nothing except her name, Experience, and that she was one of the original members of the Congregational Church in Torrington.
  • The wife of John5 was Hope Hawley, daughter of Jehiel Hawley and Hope, daughter of Ichabod Stow and Mary Atwater, daughter of David Atwater, of New Haven. That Hope (Stow) Hawley was daughter of Ichabod Stow, is proved by a deed in possession of William Lyman (now lying before me), by which Jehiel Hawley and Hope his wife, of Durham, under date of 10th Nov., 1709, recorded in Middletown, Dec. 21, 1709, by Joseph Rockwell, convey to Joseph Hawley, of Farmington, 248 acres of land in Middletown, described as "being outlands which was formerly our Honoured Father's, Ichabod Stow's," for £200. ......
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Thomas Lyman's Timeline

Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
May 22, 1672
Age 23
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
April 13, 1678
Age 29
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 33
Northampton, Massachusetts
Age 38
January 18, 1691
Age 42
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States
July 15, 1725
Age 76
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Age 76
Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
August 7, 1877
Age 76
August 7, 1877
Age 76