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Joseph E Lyon
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Birth: Apr., 1810
Chemung County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1888
Niles Valley
Tioga County
Pennsylvania, USA

Meginess, John F., History of Tioga County, pp. 780-867:
JOSEPH E. LYON was born in Chemung county, New York, in 1810, a son of Augustus and Mary (Bennett) Lyon, natives of Massachusetts, who came from New York state to Tioga county. Pennsylvania, in 1831, and purchased a farm at Niles Valley, where the parents passed the remaining years of their lives. He obtained a good education, and followed the profession of a teacher many years. He came to Tioga county with his parents, and for more than twenty years taught in the district schools of the neighborhood, and also assisted in cultivating the home farm. After his father’s death his mother sold the farm at Niles Valley and purchased the present Lyon farm, which at her death became the property of the sons of Joseph E. Lyon by the will of their grandmother. Here he continued to follow agricultural pursuits up to his death, January 6, 1888. He married Martha Ives, a daughter of Roswell Ives, of Middlebury, to which marriage were born eight children, as follows: Augustus, who enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Forty- ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was captured and died of starvation in Salisbury prison, North Carolina; Mary, widow of Delan Catlin, of Charleston township; Henry, and Abram, both residents of Middlebury; Sarah, wife of Lorenzo Catlin, of the same township; John, who enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Forty- ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and died of starvation in Salisbury prison; Lydia, wife of Orlando Jones, of Charleston, and Bennett., a resident of Wellsboro. Mrs. Lyon died in 1863. Mr. Lyon was a well- known farmer of Middlebury, and took an active interest in the public schools of the township, filling the office of school director many years.

Obituary transcript from The Wellsboro Agitator, January 10, 1888:
Mr. Joseph Lyon, an old and esteemed citizen of Niles Valley, died last Friday at the age of nearly seventy-eight years. Mr. Lyon was born in Chemung county, N.Y., in April 1810. He came to Middlebury township many years ago. His three sons - Abram, Henry and Bennett, all residing in Middlebury - and three daughters survive him. Two of his sons were starved to death in Rebel prisons during the war. Mr. Lyon was a quiet, unobtrusive citizen and a good man. The funeral was held last Sunday morning at eleven o'clock, and it was largely attended. 
 
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 Parents:
  Augustus Lyon (1765 - 1834)
  Mary Bennett Lyon (1773 - 1850)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Ives Lyon (1809 - 1863)
 
 Children:
  Augustus Lyon (1835 - 1865)*
  Henry Lyon (1837 - 1920)*
  Abram Lyon (1839 - 1900)*
  Sarah Lyon Catlin (1840 - 1915)*
  John Lyon (1842 - 1864)*
 
 Sibling:
  Lois Lyon Lattin (1788 - 1842)*
  Joseph E Lyon (1810 - 1888)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Niles Valley Cemetery
Niles Valley
Tioga County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: GG
Record added: Jan 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84146695
Joseph E Lyon
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Joseph E Lyon
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