David may have been born in 1748 or 1759 Most references list his birthplace as Cornwallis, NS. Parents unknown. He married Elizabeth Ratchford May 25, 1779 at Cornwallis. They had 11 children. He died in 1812 at Cornwallis and may have been buried at Pereau Cemetery.
David Lyons and Elizabeth Ratchford were married in Cornwallis on May 5, 1779. This marriage date is recorded in the Township records of Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
David's death is listed as June 20, 1812 in the index of probate records for Kings County, Nova Scotia (1784-1949.) David's residence is listed as Cornwallis. The place of death is blank. David's wife, Elisabeth, is listed as his heir. The File ID is ADM L-3 and the ID is ADM L-3.
On April 6, 1803, David Lyons purchased land in the whitewater area near the Pereau River from Thomas M. Beckwith.
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