Biography of Benjamin F. Lyman
Potter County, PA Biographies

BENJAMIN F. LYMAN, farmer, P. 0. Eleven Mile, was born in Castleton, Rutland Co., Vt., March 21, 1822, a son of Eleazer and Mary (Dudley) Lyman. His father settled in Oswayo township in 1855, locating on the farm now owned by his son, Algernon S. Lyman, a part of which he improved, and where he resided until his death. He was twice married, and by his first wife, Mary (Dudley), five children were born: Mary R., Lucy L., Benjamin F , and the twins, Henry H. and Esther M. By his second wife, Mary E. (Hollister), he had five children: Jennie M. (Mrs. Henry Yale), Sarah (Mrs. Walter Wells), Algernon S., Lucretia and Ashbell. Benjamin F. was reared in Vermont, settled in Oswayo in 1855, and in 1858 located on the farm he now occupies. all of which he cleared and improved. He enlisted in the Civil war in October, 1862, in Company H, Sixteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry; was taken prisoner while on picket duty at Harwood Church, Va., and after sixteen days spent in Libby prison was paroled, and was honorably discharged from the service May 1865. He married Sophia, daughter of Samuel Wood, of Fair Haven, Vt., and they have had five children: Mary S. Lyman (dead), Helen (Mrs. Charles Day), Don F., Samuel F. and George H. Mr. Lyman has held nearly all the local offices of the township, was justice of the peace before the war, and is now holding the same office. Politically he is a Republican.

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

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