David Case Lyon

13 November 1828–4 July 1860 (Age 31)
Nelson, Nelson, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of David Case

When David Case Lyon was born on 13 November 1828, in Nelson, Nelson, Madison, New York, United States, his father, Merritt Lyon, was 24 and his mother, Polly Case, was 23. He lived in Nelson, Madison, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 July 1860, at the age of 31, and was buried in Nelson, Madison, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merritt Lyon
1804–1837
Polly Case
1804–1869
Laura Lyon
1826–1832
David Case Lyon
1828–1860
Merritt De Witt Lyon
1835–1918

Parents and Siblings

    Male1804–1837Male

    Polly Case

    Female1804–1869Female

siblings

(3)

    Laura Lyon

    Female1826–1832Female

    Male1828–1860Male

    Merritt De Witt Lyon

    Male1835–1918Male

World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1846

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (3)

  • David C Lyon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David C Lyon, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Ca?e D Lyon in household of Polly Lyon, "United States Census, 1850"

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