Biography of A. G. Lyman
Potter County, PA Biographies

A. G. LYMAN, lumberman, P. O. Coudersport, son of Lewis W. and Hannah (Lewis) Lyman, was born in Sweden township, Potter Co., Penn., in 1844. Lewis W., father of A. G., was a son of Isaac and Patience (Mann) Lyman, and was born at Lyrnansville, Penn , in 1818. Isaac, grandfather of A. G., was a native of New Hampshire, was married at Mansfield, Tioga Co., Penn., removed to Potter county, and located at Lymansville in the fall of 1809. He built a log house, and from him the place derived its name, at that time there being but one house within twenty eight miles. He returned to his former home, and March 10, 1810, brought his family. William Ayers was the first settler in Potter county, locating here in 1808, John Keating giving him 200 acres of land to induce him to remain. Isaac Lyman was the father of nineteen children: Jonathan, Lydia, Charlotte, Eunice, John, Burrell, Laura, Parthinna, Henry, Harry, Isaac, Jr. Otis, Charles, Eulalia (the first white girl born in Potter county), Milo, Edwin, Lewis W., and two that died in infancy, all now deceased but Edwin and Lewis W. Isaac Lyman, Sr., built the first saw mill in the county, in 1810, and the first grist mill, in 1811, and in the same year the first blacksmith shop. Lewis W. Lyman married Hannah, daughter of Jesse Lewis, February 11, 1839, and they are the parents of four children: T. B., A. G., Arthur and W. L. He is a member of Eulalia Lodge, No. 342, F. & A. M. He was elected county commissioner in 1845, and served one term of three years; was also elected treasurer of the county in 1862, serving 'a term of two years. A. G. Lyman is one of the large land holders of Potter county, and one of its heaviest lumbermen. When a young man he located in Sweden township, where he has since lived, and has been heavily engaged in the lumber trade. He married Adelaide A. Jackson, and to them have been born two children: Alice M. and L. Winifred. Mr.' and Mrs. Lyman are members of the Methodist Church. He is a member of Eulalia Lodge, No. 342, F. & A. M. He supports the Republican party, but is not a politician, devoting his time and energies to his large business interests.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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