Mary Lyman

1 December 1789–26 December 1875 (Age 86)
Brookfield, Orange, Republic of Vermont

The Life of Mary

When Mary Lyman was born on 1 December 1789, in Brookfield, Orange, Republic of Vermont, her father, Elijah Lyman, was 25 and her mother, Mary Waterman, was 21. She married Maj. Dan Storrs in 1813, in Brookfield, Orange, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 December 1875, at the age of 86.

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Maj. Dan Storrs
Mary Lyman
Marriage: 1813
Lucinda Howe Storrs
Col Dan Storrs
Mary A. Storrs

Spouse and Children

Brookfield, Orange, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 19

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

Age 23

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land ( see Layman ).2 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut ‘people’, or possibly liub ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + man ‘man’.3 Americanized form of German Leimann, Americanized form of Leinemann, habitational name for someone from Leine in Pomerania, or for someone who lived by either of two rivers called Leine, near Hannover and in Saxony.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Stoors in household of Dan Stoors, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Storrs in household of Dan Storrs, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Lyman in entry for Dan Storrs, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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