Benjamin Lyon

Male 1691 - 1748


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  • Name  Benjamin Lyon 
    Born  1691  Elizabethtown, Union Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Will  28 Dec 1747  Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Will of Benjamin Lyon, "sick and weak;" wife Martha to have the use of the homestead, etc. Son Benjamin to have the Plantation adjoining John Tunis, etc. Sons Samuel and Moses to receive each 20, etc. when twenty-one years of age, and lands described. Sons Matthias and Daniel were, when twenty-one years of age, to receive lands described. To grand-son Rufus Crane, son of Jonas Crane, was given 20. Four daughters are mentioned, Rachel, Mary , Sarah, and Martha; the first two were married. Mention is also made of "my wife's two daughters, Mary Lum, wife of my son Benjamin, and Hannah Lum." Executors: son Benjamin Lyon, Joseph Lyon and son-in-law, Amos Day. Witnesses: Stephen Morehouse, John Perry, Charles holt. Inventory taken 28 Jan 1747/48 by Christopher Wood and Benjamin Crane, appraisers.
    Died  07 Jan 1748  Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Newark Cemetery, Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I30154  Bryant
    Last Modified  27 Nov 2006 

    Father  Benjamin Lyon, Esq.,   b. 1668, Elizabethtown, Union Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 07 Apr 1720, Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Bethia Condit,   b. Abt 1670, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1688  [3
    • Bethia was sister of John Condit, whose will dated 15 Mar 1709/10 names "brothers Benjamin Lyon and Matthew Williams" as overseers.
    Family ID  F2546  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary 
    Married  Abt 1716 
    Children 
     1. Rachel Lyon,   b. 24 Dec 1717, Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Benjamin Lyon,   b. 1719, Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1758, Elizabethtown, Union Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Hannah Lyon,   b. Abt 1720, Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1745
     4. Mary Lyon,   b. 24 Jul 1724, Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Martha Lyon,   b. Abt 1727, Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1790
     6. Samuel Lyon,   b. 26 Jun 1729, Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1780, Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Moses Lyon,   b. 1731, Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1813, Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Daniel Lyon,   b. Est 1735, Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Matthias Lyon,   b. 1738, Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1797
    Family ID  F2540  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Martha Clark,   b. 02 Nov 1701, Elizabethtown, Union Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749, Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Aft 1740  [1, 4
    • According to the Lyon Memorial, Benjamin married after 1740, a second wife, Martha, the widow of Samuel Lum, of Elizabethtown, whose will is dated 28 Feb 1739.

      According to Lum Genealogy, Martha Clark, widow of Samuel Lum married secondly, Benjamin Lyon, son of Benjamin and Bethya (Condit) Lyon and grandson of Henry Lyon and Mary (Bateman) Lyon, a widower with five children. This Benjamin Lyon was b. 1694 and d. Jan 7, 1747.
    Family ID  F2544  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1691 - Elizabethtown, Union Co, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 28 Dec 1747 - Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 07 Jan 1748 - Lyons Farms, Essex Co, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Newark Cemetery, Newark, Essex Co, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S199] Lyon, Lyon Memorial, Lyon, Sidney Elizabeth, (William Graham Printing Co., Detroit, MI, 1907), p. 94.

    2. [S199] Lyon, Lyon Memorial, Lyon, Sidney Elizabeth, (William Graham Printing Co., Detroit, MI, 1907), p.94.

    3. [S199] Lyon, Lyon Memorial, Lyon, Sidney Elizabeth, (William Graham Printing Co., Detroit, MI, 1907), p. 84.

    4. [S398] Genealogy of the Lum Family, Lum, Edward H., (Unionist-Gazette Association, Somerville, NJ, 1927), p. 20.


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