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George O. LYON
Mary Ann RATHBUN
Husband:  George O. LYON, Sr.
Birth:  Jan 1826 or 12 Feb 1828, Hector, Tompkins [now Schuyler] Co., NY
Death:  14 Jul 1901, Chandler's Valley, Warren Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Chandler's Valley Cemetery, Warren Co., PA
Father:  James LYON
Mother:  Asenath SMITH

A secondary source gives our subject middle name "Osro," but I have seen him only with middle initial, "O" (or "C").

Marriage:  15 Feb 1847, Lyndon, Cattaraugus Co., NY
Wife:  Mary Ann RATHBUN
Birth:  27 Jun 1817, Chenango Co., NY
Death:  2 Oct 1905, Chandler's Valle, Warren Co., PA
Father:  Newman RATHBUN (1778-1866), s/o Gideon RATHBUN (1735-c) & Ann NICHOLS
Mother:  Olive (RATHBUN) LEWIS (1780-1859), d/o Simeon RATHBUN (1745-1805/6) & Ruth Ann RUSSELL (1750-1832) m1. James LEWIS (1778-1804)
Children:
1.  Orion Victoria LYON, b. 11 Feb 1850, Lyndon, Cattauraugus Co., NY; d. 14 Oct 1925, Youngsville, Warren Co., PA; m. 4 Apr 1867, Brown Hill, PA, Lester GRAHAM (1841-1923)
2.  Orlina Paulina LYON, b. 1852; d. bef. 1860
3.  Elizabeth Jane LYON, b. 1853/4, PA; m. 4 Jul 1901, Kane, McKean Co., PA, Alonzo P. GROAT (1846-)
4.  George O. LYON, b. 29 Nov 1857, NY, PA, or IN
5.  Eugene Erastus LYON, b. May 1862; d. aft. 1930; m. ca. 1885, Katherine W. __?__ (1868->1930)
Others:
This daughter appears in the 1900 census, but unless she is Elizabeth, based on other censuses they have no biological daughter this name and age.  Could she be adopted?
.  Sylvia LYON, b. Jul 1854; m. Mr. JONES
I can find no Sylvia LYON or JONES in any other census comparable to this woman.
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, New York, Pennsylvania

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #16 of 26):  Lyndon, Cattauraugus Co., NY, Roll M432_480, p. 406A, 442/447, enumerated 10 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
George Lyon 23 M   Farmer 300 NY
Mary A   " 33 F       "
Orion V  " 3/12 F       "
Maria    " 11 F       "
Maria appears to be George's younger sister.  Listed two households from Mary's parents, Newman RATHBUN (æ 70, b. RI) and his wife, Olive (æ 71, b. RI).

3.  1855 New York State Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 30):  Ischua, Cattaraugus Co., NY, pp. 143-144, enumerated 14 Jun 1855, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1855 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1855:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 13 14 15
137 Framed 137 George O Lyon 28 M   Catt / 6/12 Farmer /
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      Maryann Lyon 38 F Wife Chanango / 6/12    
      Orian V Lyon  5 " Daughter Catt   "    
      Elizabeth ? Lyon 11/12 " " Pa   "    

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13 of 31):  Marmont P.O., Union Twp., Marshall Co., IN, Roll M653_278, p. 741, PN 155, 1096/1106, enumerated 24 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
G C Lyon/Lyons 33 M   Carpenter 150 100 NY
Mary A?   " 43 F   Housekeeper     "
Orein V   " 10 F         "
Elizabeth "  6 F         Pa
George    "  2 M         NY
Adolphus Durr 40 M   Physician 7000 1500 Germany
Eliza     " 36 F   Housekeeper     Ind
Columbus  "  8 M         "
This record is difficult to read.  Listed seven households from Alexander LYON (æ 35, b. NY; miller; wife Adeline) and his family.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #41 of 44):  Sugar Grove P.O., Sugar Grove Twp., Warren Co., PA, Roll M593_1461, p. 317, PN 41, 346/348, enumerated 13 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Lyon George 43 M W Carpenter   400 NY
____ Mary 52 F W Keeping house     Do
____ Orion 21 F W at home     Do
____ Elizabeth 17 F W Do     Penna
____ George 12 M W at school     Ind
____ Eugene  8 M W       Penna

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 39):  Sugar Grove Twp., Warren Co., PA, Roll 1200, p. 210C, PN 18, SD 10, ED 273, enumerated 1 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 14 24 25 26
224 225 Lion Geo W M 53   / Carpenter 4 NY NY NY
    ____ Mary A W F 62 Wife / House Keeps   NY RI RI

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 39):  Sugar Grove Twp., Warren Co., PA, Roll T623_1492, p. 103B, SN 10, SD 14, ED 151, enumerated 12/13 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
93 94 Lyon George O Head W M Jan 1826 74 M 52     NY Un Un Invalid N N Y O F F 99
    ____ Mary A Wife W F Jun 1817 82 M 52 6 4 RI Un Un   Y Y Y        
    Martindale Olive Sister W F Jul 1824 75 Wd   1 1 NY Un Un   Y Y Y        
    Jones Sylvia Dau W F Jul 1854 45 M 26 1 1 PA NY RI   Y Y Y        
"Martindale" was pretty much indecipherable.  If Sylvia is married, where is her husband?

8b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Alonzo P. GROAT (æ 53, b. Sep 1846, NY) is a widower living in Mead Twp., Warren Co., PA (p. 207B).

9.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  George & Mary not found, as expected.  Sylvia JONES not found, at least not under that name.  Alonzo P. GROAT (æ 65, b. PA) is a widower living in Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., NY (p. 66A).

10.  Pedigree (online at the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation).

11.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

12.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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