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Joshua T. Lyon, Stephen B. Lyon, George M. Lyon

Felix R. Lyon, Altice H. Lyon

In 1882 Stephen Lyon was assessed for land in Red Willow Precinct., Nebraska.

In 1885, Stephen Lyon was leasing school lands near McCook.

In 1887, the McCook Nebraska paper reported that Stephen B. Lyon got two lots in section 21, 3, 28, and two weeks later transferred them to Stephen Lyon.

Stephen cash-claimed a quarter in 27, 4N 48W in 1890, and Joshua and George each claimed a quarter in 1891.

Six miles east, also in 1891, Felix cash-claimed a quarter in 33, 5N 47W, and in 1912 six miles northeast Altice proved up a claim in section 5, 5N 47W.

In 1897 Denver, a George M. Lyon is a carpenter, living at 3242 Gilpin.

In 1900 Teller County, Colorado a George M. Lyon March 1848 i Virginia, is single, living alone, a dairyman.

In Trenton Nebraska, a Stephen B. Lyon - Nov 14, 1841 - Oct 1, 1904 - might be the one in the CSA 24th Virginia, a private - in Company B.  John P. Lyon was also in B, and S.L. Lyon in C.

Item 9: Lyon, John P., Co. B, 24th Virginia Infantry, CSA, to his parents, 08 Aug 1861Add to your cart.
Lyon, John P., Co. B, 24th Virginia Infantry, CSA, to his parents from Camp Pryor, Prince William County, VA. He writes about wanting to do his duty and come home with an honorable discharge. He mentions that there is a great deal of sickness in camp and that 10 or 11 men from his company are at the "horsepitle." Says that he had a severe spell but is better now.  [Lyon enlisted in 1861 and served until he was one of 22 men from the regiment surviving to surrender at Appomatox in April 1865.]
Item 10: Lyon, John P., to his parents, 12 Feb 1865Add to your cart.
Lyon, John P., Co. B, 24th Virginia Infantry, CSA, to his parents from Chester Station, VA. Includes a note at the end to his brother and sister. Indicates that he has returned from his leave and is now "sharing the cruell fate of war." They are short on rations and have not drawn any meat for three days. He mentions that in North Carolina, Fort Fisher has fallen and Fort Caswell has been evacuated and will get no more supplies from Nassau. There is a lengthy commentary on the Peace Commissioners and rumors that slaves will be allowed to fight for the Confederacy. They will be given their freedom if they enlist or, according to another rumor, that each Confederate soldier will be given a slave to fight by his side. If the slave survives the war he will be given his freedom.


In 1900 Jefferson County, Colorado a Stephen Lyon, Oct 1838 in Virginia, has been married 31 years to Edwina, Juan 1851 in Missouri - nine kids, six living.  With them are Frank Oct 1880 in Nebraska, Florence May 1886 Nebraska, and Lottie Jun 1890 in Colorado.

That's close to the 1880 Red Willow County Nebraska Stephen, 40, Edwina 30, Robert 12, Rush 10, Raymond 8, and daughter Jessie 5.  All four kids were born in Nebraska.

The winter of 1880-81 was a cold one, with much snow. In the latter part of February, 1881, after the thaw commenced, all the streams in the county were flooded and much damage was done. On the Republican, near the old Hinman place, at the mouth of the Red Willow, a gorge of ice was formed, and the water rose high over the flats north of the river and around S. Lyon's residence, so that he was compelled to remove his family.

There's a Stephen H. Lyon in the Indianola, Red Willow County, cemetery, dying September 7, 1882 aged 77 years. - so he could be the father of the other Stephen.

In 1902 the Empire Ranch & Cattle Company sued Felix R. Lyon and Sheridan Lyon.  \Sheridan had filed in 1889 for a cash claim on  quarter in Morgan County, and was a registered voter there in 1888

In 1902 Leadville, Colorado, Sheridan Lyon is a miner.

October 1, 1904 a Stephen B. Lyon died in Denver.

In Tyrone Cemetery, Red Willow County, Nebraska there's a Felix R. Lyon - 1863 - Mar 16, 1889.

In 1917 William H.H. Lyon was heir of Felix R. Lyon, the northeast of 33, 5N 47w

ALTICE  In 1880 Smith County Kansas, there's a newborn to Harvey and Catherine Lyon., and he's with them there in 1900.

In 1910 north Yuma County Altice is 30, Estelle 29, and they have Ellyn H. 6, Manie A. 5, Katherine H. 4, Lucias C. 4 and Tripton eighteen months.

Altice Homer Lyon registered for WWI in Smith County, saying he was born April 9, 1880, and was running a lumber and hardware business - wife J.Estella .

They're still in Smith County in 1920

In 1930 they're in Greeley, with Catherine  - and two more kids, David J. 9 and Evadel 6.  Granddaughter Donna J. Claussen 2 is also living with them.

Altice died May 1969 - last address Denver.

In 1932 and 1933 they're in the Denver directory - lumber

1. Erlyn Homer Lyon,   b. 27 Nov 1903, Joplin City, Jasper, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1992, Arvada, Jefferson, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
 2. Mamie Adeline Lyon,   b. 6 Feb 1905, Smith, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1993, North Platte, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
3. Catherine Hildreth Lyon,   b. 15 Feb 1906, Smith, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1984, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
  4. Charles Lucius Lyon,   b. 20 Apr 1907, Smith, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1926, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
 5. Wayne Gripton Lyon,   b. 9 Nov 1908, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1988, Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
  6. Amy Sylva Lyon,   b. Abt 1912, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
 7. Altice David Lyon,   b. 21 Jun 1920, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1994, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
  8. Evadell E. Lyon


STEPHEN B. LYON. —Industry and ability invariably win their way to prominence. No matter how small and insignificant the beginning may be, the industrious man who exerts his talents and has the tenacity of purpose to persist in the course good judgment dictates never fails of success. Stephen B. Lyon has been identified with agricultural pursuits in South Bloomfield township, Morrow county, Ohio, for fully three decades, and in the township has been incumbent of some important offices of public trust and responsibility.
     Mr. Lyon was born on the farm in Morrow county on the 11th of December, 1854, and is a son of Newton and Hannah (Lounsbury) Lyon, the former of whom was a native of the state of Ohio and the latter of whom was born in New York. The mother accompanied her parents to Ohio when a child of but three years of age, the journey having been made overland by wagon. Location was made in the woods in Knox county on a tract of land which the father reclaimed to cultivation. Newton Lyon was a son of Smith and Sallie (Marvin) Lyon, and the former was a son of Walker and Mary Lyon who came to Ohio from Connecticut when Smith was a lad of twelve years of age. The Lyon family settled on a tract of eighty acres of land east of Bloomfield and in the early pioneer days they were the only white family but one, that of Peter Kile, between that place and Mt. Liberty. Mr. and Mrs. Newton Lyon became the parents of three children, of whom Stephen B. was the second in order of birth, namely, Smith W., Stephen B. and John F. The father was identified with farming during the major portion of his active business career, and he and his wife are yet living.
     Stephen, B. Lyon was reared to the invigorating discipline of the home farm and he early availed himself of the advantages afforded in the public schools of his native place. He also attended school for a time at Delaware, Ohio, and as a young man he spent one year in the west in prospecting. When twenty-five years of age he was married and thereafter he, turned his attention to farming, location being made on an estate near his present fine farm. He is engaged in general farming and in late years has become much interested in the raising of Delaine sheep, in which line of enterprise he has been eminently successful. He takes care of flocks numbering up to two hundred head and averages some ten pounds of wool per animal. In politics Mr. Lyon accords an uncompromising allegiance to the cause of .the Republican party and in connection with public affairs he has served the county as deputy state supervisor of elections for some eight years. He has held other minor township offices and for a number of years has been a member of the school board. In their religious faith Mr. and Mrs. Lyon are members of the Methodist Episcopal church at Sparta, Ohio, to whose charities and benevolences they have ever been most liberal contributors. As a citizen of sterling integrity of character and eminent reliability Mr. Lyon has frequently been called upon to settle the estates of his neighbors, among them being those of his grandfather, Colonel Brown, Joseph Conway and others. Fraternally he is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias at Centerburg, Ohio.
     On September 1, 1879, was recorded the marriage of Mr. Lyon to Miss Mary Gloyd, who was born in South Bloomfield township December 7, 1856, and who is a daughter of Morgan and Margaret (Jackson) Gloyd, the former of whom was born on the 25th of August, 1826, and the latter on the 5th of October, 1832, both having been natives of Connecticut, whence the respective families immigrated to Ohio in the early pioneer days, the Gloyds locating in the vicinity of Sparta, and the Jacksons in South Bloomfield township. Morgan Gloyd passed away on the 23rd of November, 1890, and his wife died on the 28th of August, 1892. They had two children, of whom Mrs. Lyon was the second in order of birth. To Mr. and Mrs. Lyon was born one child, Maud, whose birth occurred on the 27th of July, 1880, and who is now the wife of J. M. Wilson of Knox county; they have one child, Harold who is in school and bright in his studies. Maud was educated in the common and high schools at Centerburg, Knox county, Ohio, having been graduated in the latter institution at the early age of fifteen years. After leaving school she taught for two years in South Bloomfield township.

Source:  History of Morrow County, Ohio by A. J. Baughman - Vol. II - Chicago-New York: The Lewis Publishing Co. - 1911 – pp. 584-586
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1908 "A.H. Lyon of Bryant registered at the Weld (hotel in Yuma)

December 6, 1883 Geo. M. Lyon married Hattie E. Colvin in Golden, Colorado

In 1900 they're in Teller County, with "Heorld" C. 24 and Fred. 23 (must be from a first marriage.

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