Hancock County ILGenweb

Edward A. Lyon

Transcribed by Marcia Siegfried Redding


      Edward A. Lyon, farmer and stock dealer, sec. 8; P. O., Augusta; was born in Vermont in 1824, and was reared a farmer, which occupation he has always followed. His father, Alanson Lyon, was a native of Massachusetts and of English descent; his mother Harriet (Parrell) Lyon was also a native of Massachusetts and of Welsh descent. Mr. L. married in this county, in 1852, Julia H. Blandin, daughter of Joseph and Asenath Blandin; she was born in 1833. Mr. and Mrs. Lyon are the parents of 8 children – Alice, wife of O. J. Colton, of Galesburg, Edward B., Charles A., George H., Willis L., Frederick, Mary and Albert. Mr. L. has been Road Commissioner, owns 380 acres of fine farm land, is a Presbyterian and a Republican. His father, Alanson Lyon, laid out Blandinsville, McDonongh county, in 1838, and established a wagon factory where he employed 24 hands, manufacturing 400 wagons annually for several years. He made four trips to California, and finally died there in 1858.

Page: 521 & 522

Title: 1880 History of Hancock County, Illinois

Author: By TH. Gregg

Published by: Chas. C. Chapman & Co.


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