Biography of M. C. Lyon & Son
Miami County, Ohio Biographies

M. C. LYON & SON, farmers; P. 0. Piqua. M. C. Lyon was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, Oct. 22, 1808, and is a son of Samuel Lyon, who was born in New Jersey in 1780, and was brought up to farm labor, receiving a medium education; in 1792, he emigrated to Cincinnati, where he married Margaret Pendry; in 1831, they came to Miami Co., where he died in 1860, and she in 1865; their children were ten in number, of whom all lived to maturity. Mathias Lyon, the grandfather of our subject, was of English birth, and came to America about the middle of the eighteenth century, stopping in New Jersey, where he married, and where he and the most of the family, probably, died. M. C. Lyon was brought up to hard work. and received a limited education: he came to Miami Co. about the time that his father came, and located in Spring Creek Township, where he has spent nearly half a century; since residing in this county, many changes have taken placed, a part of which was done by the manual and physical exertions of M. C. Lyon; he has. through industry and good management accumulated nearly, 300 acres of good land, of which 55 acres lie in Sec. 14, where he has good, substantial farm buildings, and is well situated. Upon Dec. 15, 1831, his marriage with Cynthia Ann Day was celebrated; their children are nine in number, of whom seven are now living. J. D. Lyon, the junior member of the family, was born in Miami Co. May 11, 1839 and was brought up to farm labor, receiving a medium education. On Sept. 17, 1861 he enlisted in Co. K. 1st O. V. I., to shoulder the weapon of war and defend his native country; while in the service, he participated in the battles of Pittsburg Landing. Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, and all the trials and hardships of Sherman's march from Chattanooga to Atlanta; soon after this his time expired and he was discharged; thus we record an outline of J. D. Lyon's military life and hardships, that may be handed down to our future generations, that they may look back over the pages of this history, and learn through what difficulties and trials their ancestors have passed. Upon Dec. 28, 1864. J. D. Lyon married Martha McKee; she was born in Shelby Co., Ohio; her death occurred March 3. 1866, leaving husband and one child to mourn her loss; he for his second wife married Mary R. Morrow; she was born May 1, 1847; they hare by this union three children.

History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880

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