Sarah Lyon

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

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Lyon was born in 1756, in Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, her father, Daniel Lyon, was 33 and her mother, Eunice Stephens, was 20. She married Evetts Townley in 1772, in Essex, New Jersey, United States. 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
1772
Essex, New Jersey, United States
children

(10)

    Stephen Townley

    Male1775–1776Male

    Effingham Townley

    Male1776–1789Male

    Isaac Townley

    Male1777–1832Male

    Female1780–1870Female

    William Townley

    Male1781–Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Female1750–1852Female

    Crecy Lyon

    Female1754–Female

    Female1756–1841Female

    Phoebe Lyon

    Female1760–1840Female

    Anna Lyon

    Female1762–Female

+7 More Children

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English and French: from Old French, Middle English lion (Latin leo, genitive leonis), hence a nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a lion.2 Scottish, English, French, and Dutch: habitational name from the city of Lyon in south central France (English name: Lyons), or from the smaller Lyons-la-Forêt in Eure, Normandy. The name of the former is recorded in the 1st century bc as Lugdunum and is from the name of a Celtic god Lug (or this as a personal name, from a word meaning ‘brightness’) + dunon ‘hill fort’.3 Scottish and English: from the name Leo(n) (from Latin leo ‘lion’, or the cognate Greek leōn), borne by numerous early martyrs and thirteen popes.

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

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Sources (1)

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

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