Col. James Lyon

FATHER: Humberston Lyon   (abt 1690 - abt 1743)
MOTHER: ---- ----

SPOUSE 1: Christina Harmon   (abt 1734 - 23 Feb 1784)

SPOUSE 2: Sarah Roberson   (abt 1755 - 6 Aug 1815)


-DOB & Death per Lyon Family Memorial, p.271 per research from
 Sherry (Lippard) Jurgens
-Date of 2nd Marriage is an estimate; James Lyon Sr is called Col.J.S.Lyon
 in obituary of Sarah Lyon in Stokes co,NC in 1815; called his 2nd wife
-Military Sevice in Henry co,VA Militia during the Revolution:
 on 17 Feb 1777 appointed Captain by commission;
 on 20 Oct 1778 appointed Major   replacing Abraham Penn (promtd to Lt.Col.)
 on 15 Feb 1779 appointed Major   by commission;
 on 23 Mar 1780 appointed Lt.Col. replacing Abraham Penn (promtd to Col.)
 on 29 Mar 1783 appointed Lt.Col. by commission from Governor of VA;
-Henry co,VA Court held Aug 1779 James Lyon along with Patrick Henry,
 Abraham Penn, & 19 others are recommended to the Governor of VA to serve
 on the Commission of the Peace for Henry co,VA
-At a Court held for Henry county May 1782, Lt.Col.James Lyon is granted
 20/- for 100 lbs of beef for Capt. Eliphaz Shelton's company on their
 march against the Tories
-Nearly all of the Militia units of Southern Virginia participated in the
 Battle of Guilford Court House in NC; Col. James Lyon & his son 
 Lt. Stephen Lyon are believed to have been so engaged
-The History of Henry co,VA is uncertain whether the Lt. Humberston Lyon,
 killed at the Battle of Kings Mountain,SC, was his son or his brother; based 
 on other evidence it appears likely that it was his nephew
-Recommended to the Governor along with Robert Hairston & Abraham Penn to
 serve as High Sheriffs of Henry co,VA; he served in this capacity 1786-1787

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