Lyman Stannard Utter

18 February 1825–29 September 1897 (Age 72)
Oak Hill, Durham, Greene, New York, United States

The Life of Lyman Stannard

When Lyman Stannard Utter was born on 18 February 1825, in Oak Hill, Durham, Greene, New York, United States, his father, Bani Utter, was 29 and his mother, Cynthia Stannard, was 26. He married Lavinia Blackmore Winans in 1852, in Greene, Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hilton Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 29 September 1897, in Sprague, Lincoln, Washington, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Southwick, Nez Perce, Idaho Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lyman Stannard Utter
Lavinia Blackmore Winans
Marriage: 1852
Mary Elizabeth Utter
Alva W "Alvey" Utter
Rev. Frank Bani Utter
Julia Adalaide Utter
Edward Daily Utter

Spouse and Children

Greene, Greene, Chenango, New York, United States


    Mary Elizabeth Utter


    Alva W "Alvey" Utter




    Edward Daily Utter


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

Swedish: soldier's name from Swedish utter ‘otter’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lyman S Nutter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • L S Utter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lyman Utter in household of Bani Utter, "New York State Census, 1855"

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