William Reid Lyle

Male19 December 1779–12 February 1853

Brief Life History of William Reid

When William Reid Lyle was born on 19 December 1779, in Timber Ridge, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, John Lyle, was 33 and his mother, Flora Reid, was 37. He married Nancy Gillespie McCroskey on 25 March 1817, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Center Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 12 February 1853, in Tipton, Cedar, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Tipton, Cedar, Iowa, United States.

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William Reid Lyle
Nancy Gillespie McCroskey
Marriage: 25 March 1817
Martha Jane Lyle
John C. Lyle
Flora Reid Lyle
Mary McCroskey Lyle
Joseph McCrosky Lyle
Sarah Ann Lyle
Nancy Elizabeth Lyle

Sources (6)

  • Wm R Lyle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Reid Lyle - Published information: birth-name: William Reid Lyle
  • William R Lyle, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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  • Marriage
    25 March 1817Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

    Age 1

    On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 2

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 21

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English (of Norman origin): topographic or habitational name from Anglo-Norman French del isle ‘from the island’ (from Latin de insula), denoting someone who lived on an island or who came from a place in France named Ile, Isle, or L'Isle. The surname may also in some cases be from Lille (Nord). Compare Lisle and Iles .

    Scottish: variant of Lyall .

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

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