James Lyons

Male Abt 1762 - 1830  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name James Lyons 
    Born Abt 1762  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Mar 1830  Hanover, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • James was a student at the College of William and Mary and served as a private in Capt. Carter Page's company of cavalry (3rd Continental Dragoons) during the Revolutionary War. He was present at the siege of Yorktown and the surrender of Cornwallis. While there he was sent by General Lafayette to warn Thomas Jefferson of the approach of Gen. Tarleton. This allowed Jefferson to make his escape although James himself was nearly caught. He had to spend a night hidden away in the same house where Tarleton was staying. In 1784 he received a Bachelor of Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He then studied at the University of Edinburgh, graduating 12 Sep 1785. He became a physician in Hanover Town, VA.
    Person ID I16290  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    Father Peter Lyons 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary Catherine Power 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F5855  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Spotswood Waugh,   b. 1775, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1835, Hanover, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Notes 
    • James and Sarah had 2 other sons who died in infancy.
    Children 
     1. James Lyons, Jr.,   b. 12 Oct 1801, Hanover, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1882, Richmond, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Sarah Ann Lyons,   b. 12 Oct 1805,   d. 1828  (Age 22 years)
     3. Lucy Watkins Lyons,   b. 1807,   d. 1831  (Age 24 years)
     4. Mary Elizabeth Lyons,   b. Abt 1820
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F5854  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p70.


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