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Col. William Lyon

Male 1748 - 1830  (82 years)


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  • Name William Lyon 
    Prefix Col. 
    Born 23 February 1747/8  New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 October 1830  New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • From Jacobus’ Bulkeley Genealogy: William was Clerk of Benedict Arnold’s 2nd Co., Governor’s Foot Guard, which responded in 1775 to the Lexington Alarm. He early exhibited remarkable mental power, being well prepared for Yale College at nine years of age. He was the first cashier and head of the old New Haven Bank, incorporated in 1792. Devoting the last twenty or thirty years of his life to intensive reading, and possessing an extraordblary memory, he was considered one of the great antiquarians and thoroughly versed historians in the country. [1]
    Person ID I31275  Schirado
    Last Modified 2 October 2000 

    Father William Lyon,   b. 10 April 1716, Boston, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 January 1767, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Maltby,   b. 4 September 1724, Saybrook, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 October 1810, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F22522  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Lois Mansfield,   b. 18 April 1747, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 August 1821, New Haven, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 13 January 1772  First Congregational Society, New Haven Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F22514  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S143] Donald Lines Jacobus, (New Haven, Connecticut, 1933).

    2. [S429] James W. Dayton, (New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1960).

    3. [S88] Donald L. Jacobus, (1922-1932).


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