Rev. Lyman Leffingwell

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Rev. Lyman Leffingwell

Birthdate: (70)
Death: March 16, 1880 (70)
Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Knoxville, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Leffingwell and Sarah Ford Leffingwell
Husband of Mary Jane Goldsmith Leffingwell and Sarah Chapman Leffingwell
Father of Sarah Walp; George Lyman Leffingwell; Charles Wesley Leffingwell and Joseph Henry Leffingwell
Half brother of William Leffingwell; Almira Williams; Edwin Leffingwell; Sarah Ann Buck; Marvin Leffingwell and 4 others

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About Rev. Lyman Leffingwell

He commenced preaching as a Methodist minister in 1839, and for several years was a successful and acceptable preacher in different towns of Connecticut. In the fall of 1858, he removed to Illinois and for some time was a Congregational minister in Cook County, and at Ontario, Ill. Later he removed to Knoxville, in the same State, to reside near his son Charles, who had established there a school for young ladies. He died at his home in Knoxville, in 1880, beloved and honored by all. Lyman Leffingwell was a man of retiring disposition, a respected citizen and a good preacher. He worked on the home farm for his father until twenty-one years of age, going to school in the winter. By hard study he afterwards fitted himself for his profession while teaching school for his support. By the industry and frugality of himself and his good wife, he saved enough to aid his son Charles in preparing for college. He was a well-balanced man, of great dignity and purity of character, well informed and widely read for one who had not a college education. He had fine mechanical gifts and could do almost anything from mending a clock to building a house. - The Leffingwell Record

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Rev. Lyman Leffingwell's Timeline

June 19, 1809
March 11, 1836
Age 26
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Age 30
July 21, 1845
Age 36
February 27, 1866
Age 56
Ontario, Knox County, Illinois, United States
March 16, 1880
Age 70
Knoxville, Knox County, Illinois, United States
Knoxville, Illinois, United States