Sarah Lyon

1756–1841 (Age 85)
Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Lyon was born in 1756, in Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Daniel Lyon, was 34 and her mother, Eunice Stephens, was 21. She married Evetts Townley in 1772, in Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1841, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Evetts Townley
1751–1826
Sarah Lyon
1756–1841
Marriage: 1772
Stephen Townley
1775–1776
Effingham Townley
1776–1789
Isaac Townley
1777–1832
Jemima Townley
1780–1870
William Townley
1781–
Moses Townley
1785–1830
Elizabeth Townley
1787–1880
Charles Townley
1790–
Zadoc Townley
1795–1836
Sarah Townley
1799–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1772Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey, British Colonial America
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and French: from the personal name Middle English Lyon, Old French Leon (from Latin leo ‘lion’, or the cognate Greek leōn; see Leon ). Compare Lyall .Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy. It is unlikely to be from the better-known southern French city of Lyon (see 5 below).English and French: nickname from Middle English lioun ‘lion’ (Old English, Latin leo), Old French leon, perhaps applied to a brave, fierce, or proud person, or one with a shaggy mane of hair. Compare Lion .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Lyons
    Lyall
    Lion
    Louden
    Leon

    Sources (1)

    • 1824 Deed; [ Essex County, New Jersey], Isaac Townley purchases land from Evett Townley Estate

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