James Lyon

James Lyon a son of William Lyon was born in Kentucky.  It is believed that he had a brother, Peter Lyon who was a soldier in the War of 1812.  Family Bible notes say that the only brother of James Lyon was Robert L. Lyon who died on September 10, 1843 in his 31st year, making him being born 3 years after his brother James.  William Lyon, the father of James died in August of 1826 in Lauderdale County, Alabama.  It is believed that William Lyon was a Revolutionary War Soldier.  James was born on October 1, 1809, the 1850 federal census states he was born in Kentucky.

James Lyon married Louisa Olive Hannah Gunn on the 17th of December 1834.  Louisa was the daughter of Radford and Sylvia Read Gunn.  Louisa died May 20, 1852 in the 35th year of age and is buriedin the Old Aberdeen Cemetery in Aberdeen, Mississippi.

Marriage Record:
[The State Of Alabama, Tuscaloosa County]
To any licensed minister of the gospel, Judge of the Circuit or County Court of Justice of the Peace, you are hereby authorized to celebrate the rites of marriage between James Lyon and Louisa O. H. Gunn and for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant given under my hand at office, at Tuscaloosa the 13th day of December 1834.  [Moses McGuire, clerk] Note: Moses McGuire was a brother to Amos McGuire, who was one of our great grandfathers.

I do hereby Certify that the rites of marriage between the above named persons was duly celebrated by me on the 17th day of December 1834 ~ B. Hollrook, Minister

Children of James and Louisa Lyon:

Virginai F. J. Lyon, born 27 May 1837, in Alabama, died 8 September 1858

Sylvia C. Lyon, born 11 September 1839, in Alabama

Robert Newton Lyon, born 13 September 1841, in Alabama.  Robert N. Lyon was mustered into the Confederate Army on 19 March 1861, at Houston, MS, in the Chickasaw Guards, Company H, 11th Mississippi Regiment, at the age of 21 (20) and was appointed 3rd Corporal on 25 April 1861.  He was wounded at the battle of "Seven Pines" on May 31, 1862.  Robert N. Lyon was severely wounded at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863 and died of those wounds at Gettysburg on July 15, 1863.

William Stillar Lyon, born 9 June 1843, in Alabama, died 31 January 1855.

James Lawrence Lyon, born 18 January 1846, in Monroe County, Mississippi.  He married Julia Clementine McGuire in November of 1872.  James L. Lyon, CSA was wounded at the 2nd Manassas and severely wounded at Gettysburg during "Picketts' Charge" shrapnel in the left leg and loss of his left arm.  James L. Lyon died on June 17, 1924 after serving as a lawyer, postmaster, and judge.

Thomas J. Lyon, born 30 May 1848, in Monroe County, Mississippi. He died January 18, 1868.

Louisa L. Lyon, born 22 August 1850, in Monroe County, Mississippi.  She married Jesse James Anderson on the 28th day of December 1871.  Louisa died March 29, 1889.

1850 Federal Census
Monroe Co., MS

James Lyon    age 40    Planter    6000 real estate   b. KY
Louisa                 32                                                  TN
Virginia               13                                                   AL
Silvia C.               11                                                   AL
Robert                  8                                                   AL
William                 7                                                MS
James L.                4                                                 MS
Thomas                2                                                  MS
Louisa                   1                                                  MS

Note:  This family later moved to Houston, MS., where James Lyon was for some years the richest man in the county, and where his son James L., was a prominent lawyer until his death in 1924.

Deed Book J pg 699, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS
Ann W. Lyon ~ To Relinquishment of Dowry ~ to James L. Lyon
Know all men by these presents that I Ann W Lyon widow of James Lyon deceased for and in consideration of the sum of One Hundred Dollars in hand paid by James L. Lyon, as by these presents forever Quit Claim and relinquish all the right title and interest, I the said Ann W Lyon may have as dowry or otherwise to the said James L. Lyon in inst to North 1/2 of South West 1/4 of section twenty one (21) Township fourteen (14) of Range three (3) part being in county and State last aforesaid formerly owned by the said James Lyon deceased now owned and held by the said James L. Lyon and by these presents do forever just claim and relinquish to the said James L. Lyon any and all claim of Dowry in and to said tract of Land. In testimony where of Thereunto set my hand and seal on this 21st day of January AD 1869.                                                      Ann W. Lyon {Seal}

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