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John Lyon

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ulster, Ireland
Death: December 13, 1779 (76)
Mifflintown, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Lyon and Unknown Lyon
Husband of Margaret Lyon
Father of William Lyon; James Lyon; Col. Samuel Lyon; John Lyon, Jr; Margaret Alice Anderson and 3 others
Brother of James Lyon

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About John Lyon

John Lyon emigrated with his family from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Province of Ulster, Ireland, to the Province of Pennsylvania, in the year 1763, and settled in Cumberland county, now Milford township, Juniata county, about two miles west of Mifflintown. The warrant for this tract of land, two hundred and seventy-three acres and sixty-three perches, is dated September 18, 1766. In 1773 the Proprietaries granted to John Lyon, et al., twenty acres of land for the use of the Presbyterian Church of Tuscarora, where he is buried. He died in 1780. He married, in Ireland, Margaret Armstrong, sister of Colonel John Armstrong, one of the prominent and patriotic Pennsylvanians of Provincial and Revolutionary times. She was a woman of bright intellect, remarkable intelligence, and a fine conversationalist. She died about 1793, and is buried in Tuscarora.

William Lyon, son of John and Margaret (Armstrong) Lyon, preceded his father and family to the Province of Pennsylvania, having arrived about 1750, and attained the position of assistant surveyor to his uncle, John Armstrong, who was deputy surveyor and justice of the peace for Cumberland county, a well- educated man who had arrived from Ireland in 1748. Together they laid out the town of Carlisle, by order of the Proprietaries, in 1751, and the seat of justice was then permanently established there. William Lyon entered the Provincial military service for the defense of the frontier against the French and Indians, and as first lieutenant of the Pennsylvania regiment, appointed December 6, J757> participated in Forbes' great expedition against Fort Duquesne, in 1758. He resigned in March, 1759, and was appointed a magistrate in 1764 by Governor John Penn, then in Carlisle, dispatching Colonel Bouquet on his second expedition. On the opening of the Revolution and the suppression of the Pro

vincial authority he was appointed by the Supreme Executive Council a member of the Committee of Safety, October 16, 1776; prothonotary for Cumberland county, March 12, 1777; clerk of the Orphans' Court, February 9, 1779; and register and recorder, February 13, 1779; he was reappointed by Governor Mifflin register of wills, September 4, 1790, and prothonotary, register and recorder, and clerk of the Orphans' Court, August 17, 1791; he was also reappointed by Governor McKean, January 29, 1800, prothonotary and clerk of the courts, and continued prothonotary by proclamation in 1802 and 1805; he was appointed by the Supreme Executive Council to receive subscriptions for Cumberland county for a loan of $20,000,000, authorized by Congress, June 29, 1779. William Lyon, born March 17, 1729, in Ireland, died in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, February 7, 1809; married (first), in 1756, Alice Armstrong, daughter of his uncle, Colonel John Armstrong, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He married (second), in 1768, Ann Fleming, of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. ARLISLE+PENNSYLVANIA&sig=5VU7FwypE-YdKVgbcqWElkkNpOM&ei=T6aISvPaK6KJtgfp8Njn DA&ct=result&id=muUsAAAAYAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&ots=KRoQVbENMI&output=html_text

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John Lyon's Timeline

Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ulster, Ireland
March 17, 1729
Age 26
Enniskillen, Fermanagh, United Kingdom
Age 28
Enniskillen, Fernanagh, Northern Ireland
Age 30
Enniskillen, County Fern, Ireland
Age 32
Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Age 38
Killarney, Kerry, Munster, Ireland
Age 40
Killarney, Kerry, Munster, Ireland
April 1748
Age 45
Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland
Age 49
Killarney, Kerry, Munster, Ireland