When Sarah Melinda Guernsey was born on 14 July 1810, in Ballston, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Chauncey C Guernsey, was 36 and her mother, Lucy E Hoyt, was 30. She married Harvey Lyon on 3 May 1832. She died on 2 February 1842, at the age of 31.
English (southern): habitational name from the island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands. The name of the island is from the Old Norse ey ‘island’, with an uncertain first element, perhaps the male personal name Grani in the genitive case with original -ar, or from a genitive case form of grǫn ‘pine’. This surname is now rare in Britain.