Biography of Milo S. Lyman
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Lyman, Milo S., was born in Galen, May 18,1826, son of Jesse and Betsey (Sedgwick) Lyman, he a native of Connecticut, and came to Galen about 1820, and then to Rose; where he settled on a farm, and finally to Rose Valley, where he died in 1863. He kept light house at Sodus Point for about ten years. Subject's mother died when he was five years of age, and he was bound out to work for Adam Learn of Galen, with whom he remained until he was twenty one. He afterward worked for John Learn seven years, worked his farm three years, and during the time bought forty acres in Rose, on which he moved and erected buildings, remaining three years. He next worked by the month eight years, and then rented his father-in-law's farm. In 1873 he bought the farm he now owns, of 148 acres. No man in this town had less to start with than had Milo S. Lyman, few have done any better. Energy, honesty and perseverance, accompanied with a faithful devoted and capable wife, have placed him in the forefront of our townsmen. A man to be admired and emulated. He had no school advantages and is wholly a self made man; what he has done every man may do. Mr. Lyman has been poormaster one fear, has been a member of the M. E. church thirty years, and has held every office in the church of Rose Valley. He married in 1854 Rebecca, daughter of John Barnes, by whom be had one son, John W., born in February, 1857. He was educated in Albany Normal School (class of '79), from which he graduated with high honors, and taught school two years in Garrison. His health failed and he died with quick consumption in 1881. Mrs. Lyman died May 18, 1892, and in April, 1894, he married Clarissa Webb, of Huron. He has one adopted son, George A. Barnes, son of James Barnes, of Huron.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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