Biography of John M. Lyman
Potter County, PA Biographies

JOHN M. LYMAN, farmer, P. 0. Roulette, son of Isaac and Minerva (Cole) Lyman, was born in Roulette, Potter Co., Penn., in 1833. His parents removed to Mercer county. and there his father died in 1838. The widow with the family returned to Roulette, where she married Garrett Fosmer, after which the subject of our sketch lived with Nelson Clark for a year, and with James Nelson until he was twenty years of age. In 1855 he married Barbara Witheredge and located in Roulette, where he engaged in business as a farmer and lumberman. His wife died in 1872, leaving four children: Watson A., Lenora, Jennie and Minnie. Mr. Lyman afterward married Miss Ada Wilkinson, and their children are Rosa M., Carrie, Ethel and Ina P. Mr. Lyman in his political views is a Democrat, and has served as constable nine years, and justice of the peace ten years. He is one of the enterprising men of Roulette, and stands high in the community in which he lives.


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


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