James Lyon

about 1762–
Milford, Pike, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James

When James Lyon was born about 1762, in Milford, Pike, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Lyon Jr., was 27 and his mother, Mary Harris, was 14.

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Family Time Line

John Lyon Jr.
1735–1820
Mary Harris
1748–1825
William Lyon
1758–
John Lyon
1760–1823
James Lyon
1762–
Mary Lyon
1765–
Catherine Lyon
1767–
Nancy Lyon
1769–
Margaret Stewart Lyon
1775–1848
Thomas Harris Lyon
1779–1829
Margaret lyon
1779–1864
John Lyon
1780–1864
Eliza Harris Or Lyon
1806–1883

Parents and Siblings

    Male1735–1820Male

    Mary Harris

    Female1748–1825Female

siblings

(11)

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 14

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 14

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 14

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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