Biography of Justus Lyons
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JUSTUS LYONS came to Barton very early, when he was oniy twenty years old, and took up a lot of wild land. He built a log house, began a clearing, and created a fine farm. After locating his land he returned to Gosheu, N. Y., his former home, and there married Anna Buchanan, a cousin of President Buchanan, and they came all the way to their new home on horseback. Mr. Lyons helped to build the turnpike through the town, was active in. all local affairs, and became extensively known. This worthy couple had nine children. One son, Corey, born 1805, became a large landholder, owning 1,100 acres of land. He married Susan, daughter of Lewis Ilett, had eleven children, and died September 6, 1895. His wife died June 28, 1891. John Lyons, son of Corey and Susan (Ilett) Lyons, was born on the old homestead on February 4, 1838. Brought up a farmer and lumberman, he now resides on the same farm where he made his home upon his marriage in 1859, and has been a successful agriculturist, owning now seven hundred acres of land. His wife was Adaline S., daughter of William and Jane Smith. He has two sons, Myron C., of Rochester, N. D., and Albert S. Lyons.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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