Biography of Abel G. Lyon


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Lyon, Abel G., was born in Worth. N. Y., in September, 1834, a son of Dorastus Lyon, son of Henry Lyon, a Methodist preacher who lived and died in Worth. Dorastus Lyon was a farmer; he died April 4, 1844, and his wife, who was a daughter of Asa Case, died January 1, 1861. Abel G. Lyon was reared on a farm and was educated in the common schools, and is a farmer. He enlisted in Co. C, 94th N. Y. Vols., for three years, and was discharged at the end of a year for disability contracted in the service. He is a charter member of E. S. Gillett Post No. 556, G. A. R., Dept. N. Y., in which he is an earnest worker and has been senior vice-commander for the past four years. He also holds from Col. A. D. Shaw, department commander, G. A. R., a commission as aide-de-camp, which he prizes very highly. December 24, 1868, Mr. Lyon married Sarah Bice; they have one son, Henry. Mrs. Lyon was born in Clayton, N. Y., in 1842, a daughter of John and Eliza Bice. John was born in Canada of Holland descent, and his wife, Eliza Rowen, was born in Ireland; they came to Clayton from St. Lawrence county about 1840, and finally to Worth in 1854, where he died March 5 and his wife November 2, 1897.

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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898