Lyon/Lyons Surname in Kentucky or Tennessee

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I believe they all came from a place in Scotland called Glen Lyon, there are pictures on google. I have Lyon ancestors as well.
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I have some Lyon family members from my research several years ago, Earliest Lyon I have is James Lyon (1844-1909) of Johnson County, KY.. Contact me if you have any interest.

Here is what I have on James and his children and grandchildren.

1-James Lyon b. 1844, prob Cincinnati, Ohio, d. 1909, prob Paintsville, Johnson Co., KY, USA; m. Araminta Stafford [b. 19 Feb 1861, Paintsville, Johnson Co., KY, USA, m. 10 Jul 1882, Johnson Co., KY, d.1948, bur: F.M. Stafford Cemetery, Paintsville, Johnson Co., KY (parents Francis Marion Stafford and Marietta Hager Lavender)]

  • 2-Francis Marion Lyon b. 19 Jun 1885, d. 1 Jul 1958, Johnson Co., KY; m. Rhoda Ellen Lyons [d. 25 Nov 1979]

    3-Edwin Earl Lyon b. 5 Aug 1906, Johnson Co., KY, d. 20 Mar 1978, Flatwoods, KY; . m. Ora West

    • 3-Sheila May Lyon b. 7 Mar 1909, Flat Gap, Johnson Co., KY, USA; m. Earl West [(parents: Earl West and Lurlie Sammons)]

    • 3-John Lyon

    • 3-Paul Roger Lyon b. 6 Jan 1914, Johnson Co., KY; m. Laura Frances Wheatley

    • 3-Ruth Irene Lyon b. 6 Nov 1916, Johnson Co., KY, d. 6 May 1970; m. Charles F. Day

    • 3-Edythe Lorraine Lyon b. 8 Apr 1919, , Johnson Co., KY, USA; m. Thomas Franklin West [b. 23 Sep 1914 (parents Earl West and Lurlie Sammons)]

    • 3-Lorena May Lyon

    • 3-Arthur Francis Lyon b. 1923, Johnson Co., KY; m. Mary Ruth Davis

    • 3-Richard Hamilton Lyon b. 1923, Johnson Co., KY

  • 2-Essie Lyon b. Mar 1887, d. bef 1980; m. John W. Lyons 16 Oct 1902, Johnson Co., KY

    • 3-James Lyons; m. Juanita Perry

    • 3-Ethel Lyons; m. Arbie Meek (b. 1907, m. 29 Nov 1930, d. 1958, bur. Old Friendship Memorial Gardens #1, Pack-Preston Cemetery, Johnson Co., KY (parents Winfrey Meek and Vina 'Vinie' Penix)

  • 2-James H. Lyon, Jr b. 9 Jan 1891, d. 7 Oct 1984, bur. Davidson Memorial Cemetery, Ivel, Floyd Co., KY; m. Mary J. Lyons [b. 12 Oct 1903, d. 10 Nov 1979]

  • 2-Gertrude Lyon b. 1892-1897

  • 2-Ruth Lyon b. 1893-1897

    • 3-Talmadge Lyon b. 1920's, d. 2000 or early 2001

  • 2-Zula Lyon b. 1894-1897; m. Mr. Roberts [d. Sep 1940, Youngstown, Mahoning Co., Ohio, USA]

    • 3-possibly a 2nd son Roberts

    • 3-(dau of Zula Lyons) Roberts; m. Fritz

    • 3-(dau of Zula) Roberts

    • 3-(son of Zula) Roberts

  • 2-Marie Etta Lyon b. 18 Mar 1898, d. 18 Feb 1983; m. Walter Alfred Ross [b. 29 Oct 1898, m. 4 Jul 1917, d. 1 Dec 1972 (parents Charles Ross and Minerva Slone)]

    • 3-Inez Ross b. 10 Apr 1918, d. 20 Nov 1995; m. Tivis Lyon [b. 8 Mar 1915, m. 30 May 1936, d. 7 Oct 1997 (parents Sherman Lyon and Lora Ellen Wallin)]

    • 3-James Marshall Ross b. 31 Oct 1919; m. Inis Sparks [b. 7 Apr 1918, m. 9 Jan 1938 (parents Powel Sparks and Allie Murry)]

    • 3-Walter Albert Ross, Jr. b. 15 Sep 1921, d. 28 Oct 1999; m. Malta Crislip [b. 15 Nov 1927 (parents Fred Crislip and Rose Lee McKenzie)]

    • 3-Edgel Langley Ross b. 4 Mar 1923, d. 24 Aug 2001, (Murry Family Cemetery, Sita, KY, USA); m1. Harmalee Murry [m. 20 Dec 1943, d. 1974 (parents Elbert Murry and Oma Salyer)]; m2. Mrs. Virginia Mae Marble

    • 3-Charles Harold Ross b. 26 Jul 1924, d. 8 Jan 1994; m. Oline Maye Crislip [m. 25 Dec 1942 (parents Fred Crislip and Rose Lee McKenzie)

    • 3-Carrie Marie Ross b. 8 Nov 1926; m. Ernest Willard Davis [b. 11 Aug 1924, m. 12 Mar 1943 (parents William 'Willie' Davis and Gracie Moore)]

    • 3-Earl Ellis Ross b. 1 Jun 1928, d. 10 Apr 1990; m. Eva Jean Havelin [b. 31 May 1934 (parents Joe Elmer Havelin and Louise Arceneaux)]

    • 3-Garland Ross b. abt 1920; m. Suzanne Needles [(parents Odell Needles and Thelma)]

  • 2-Carrie Lyon b. 15 Mar 1900, Johnson Co., KY, d. 6 Nov 1985, Wayne Co., MI; m. Joe Beverly [b. 21 Jun 1895, Drift, Floyd Co., KY, USA, m. 21 Nov 1921, Paintsville, Johnson Co., KY, USA, d. 23 Dec 1959, Floyd Co., KY (parents William Martin Beverly and Fannie Roberts)

    • 3-Joyce Beverly b. 25 Sep 1922, Drift, Floyd Co., KY, USA, d. 7 Apr 2001, Heritage Hospital, Taylor, Wayne Co., MI; m. Jeanette Belfiore [b. 16 Nov 1916, Tarentum, Allegheny Co., PA, USA, m. 6 Nov 1944, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, USA, d. 24 Sep 1990, Dearborn, Wayne Co., MI, USA (parents Sebastiano Belfiore and Rosa Marietta Scozzi)]

    • 3-Fannie Beatrice Beverly b. 25 Nov 1924, Drift, Floyd Co., KY, USA, d. Jul 2000; m. Clifford Schultz m. abt 1947-1948

    • 3-Mildred Beverly b. 26 Jun 1926, Drift, Floyd Co., KY, USA

    • 3-Roberta Beverly b. 1 Jan 1928, Drift, Floyd Co., KY, USA

    • 3-Joann Beverly b. 16 May 1931, Drift, Floyd Co., KY, USA; m. Peter Stephen Alexander [d. 11 Dec 2000, Westland, Wayne Co., MI, USA]



by Stephen Schwartz G2G1 (1.7k points)
edited by Stephen Schwartz
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Be aware that not everyone named Lyon/Lyons is from Scotland; I have some early New England settler ancestors with that name who are believed to have come from England. There were actually a number of different men named Lyon among the early settlers of New England and New York.

I've done a little bit of research on some somewhat distant cousins in the Lyon family who settled in Kentucky or Tennessee, or spent part of their lives there. These include Daniel Lyon, 1839-1922, his son Charles, and his daughter Isabel (Lyon) Stebbins Whipple. None of these three died in Kentucky or Tennessee, but I think there were additional family members who remained in those states. (I did create a profile for a daughter of Charles who settled in Kentucky, but her married name wasn't Lyon.)

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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