Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I503700
  • Name: Chittenden LYON
  • RELA: 6th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 FEB 1787 in Fair Haven, Rutland Co., VT
  • Death: 23 NOV 1842 in Eddyville, Lyon Co., KY
  • Note:
    LYON, Chittenden, (son of Matthew Lyon), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Fair Haven, Vt., February 22, 1787; attended the common schools; in 1801 moved to Kentucky with his parents, who settled in Caldwell County; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Eddyville, Caldwell County, Ky., and had large agricultural interests; member of the State house of representatives 1822-1824; served in the State senate 1827-1835; elected to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1827- March 3, 1835); was not a candidate for reelection in 1835 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; continued his business activities until his death; Lyon County, which was separated from Caldwell County in 1854, was named in his honor; died in Eddyville, Ky., November 23, 1842; interment in Eddyville Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Matthew LYON b: 14 JUL 1749 in County Wicklow, Ireland
    Mother: Beulah M. CHITTENDEN b: 23 MAY 1763 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Nancy VAUGHN b: 2 AUG 1796 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
    • Married: 4 SEP 1817 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., KY
    Children
    1. Has No Children Mary Ann LYON b: 17 FEB 1818 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., KY
    2. Has No Children Margaret Aurelia LYON b: 28 JAN 1820
    3. Has No Children Matthew Skinner LYON b: 28 JUN 1823 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., KY
    4. Has No Children Giles James LYON b: 20 NOV 1825
    5. Has No Children Chittenden Patton LYON b: 1 NOV 1827 in Kentucky

    Marriage 2 Frances Baker JONES b: 1803
    • Married: 17 SEP 1829 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., KY
    Children
    1. Has No Children Helen Minerva LYON b: 28 JUL 1830
    2. Has No Children Loraine Elvira LYON b: 22 JUL 1831
    3. Has No Children Thomas Archer LYON b: 15 JUL 1833
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