|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1761|
|Death: ||Sep., 1791|
David Lyle, youngest son of Robert Lyle, the first, was born in Northampton County on March 20, 1761. While still in his teens, he appears to have enlisted in the Colonial Army in the War of the Revolution under General Wayne. He saw hard service and this seems to have undermined his health, since he was never rugged afterwards.
When the three brothers and their families removed to Washington County in 1784, David Lyle remained in Northampton County with his mother until 1787, when they also removed to Washington County. He purchased a tract of land adjoining the farms of his brothers, John and Robert Lyle. This tract lay to the east of the John Lyle farm, and to the north of Robert Lyle's farm. It is, at least in part, the land now (1963) owned by the Menichi family near Hickory.
David Lyle was permitted to dwell in this new land of promise for only four years. He died in September 1791 at the age of 30 years and was buried in the old Cross Creek graveyard. His early death was attributed by James Simpson to the hard services which he experienced in the Revolutionary War. He never married.
The Lyle's of Washington County, Penna. page 8
ROBART LYLE (1698 - 1765)
Cross Creek Cemetery
Created by: Charles Patterson
Record added: Sep 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41624582
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