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George Washington LYON
Celia Margaret GENTRY
Husband:  George Washington LYON
Birth:  Sep 1850, Wilkes Co., NC
Death:  ca. 1929, Trap Hill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Meredith LYON
Mother:  Nancy SPARKS
Marriage:  1880/1
Wife:  Celia Margaret GENTRY
Birth:  May 1856, Wilkes Co., NC
Death apparently:  1900-1910, Trap Hill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Sister:  Mary M. GENTRY, b. Jun 1854, Wilkes Co., NC
Father:  George Washington GENTRY, b. ca. 1812, Wilkes Co., NC
Mother:  Frances "Frankie / Frankey" __?__, b. ca. 1816, Wilkes Co., NC
Children born in Trap Hill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC:
1.  Stewart Alexander LYON, b. 6 Apr 1880/83
2.  Grover Watson LYON, b. 21 Jul 1885/6
3.  Ila LYON, 10 Mar 1893/4
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  George's parents are living in Wilkes Co., NC (q.v.).  Celia's parents, Washington GENTRY (æ 38, b. Wilkes) and his wife, Frances (æ 33, b. Wilkes), et al., are living in Wilkes Co., NC (p. 316A).

3.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  George LYON (æ 9, b. NC) is living in Wilkes Co., NC, with his widowed mother (q.v.).  Celia M. GENTRY (æ 4, b. NC) is living in Wilkes Co., NC (p. 62B), with her parents, George W. GENTRY (æ 49, b. NC) & Frances (æ 44, b. NC), plus siblings, including Mary GENTRY (æ 6, b. NC).

4.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  George W. LYON (æ 18, b. NC) is living in Trap Hill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC, with his widowed mother (q.v.).  Celia M. GENTRY (æ 16, b. NC) is living in Trap Hill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC (p. 397A), with her parents, George W. GENTRY (æ 59, b. NC) & Frankey (æ 55, b. NC), plus her sister, Mary M. GENTRY (æ 24, b. NC).

5.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  George W. LYON (æ 24, b. NC) is living in Trap Hill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC, with his widowed mother (q.v.).  Celia M. GENTRY (æ 24, b. NC) is living in Trap Hill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC (p. 23A), with her widowed mother, Frances GENTRY (æ 66, b. NC), plus her sister, Mary M. GENTRY (æ 25, b. NC).

6.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 25):  Traphill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC, Roll 1224, p. 214A, SN 4, SD 6, ED 158, enumerated 6 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 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
68 68 Lyon George W Head W M Sep 1850 49 M 19     NC NC NC Farmer 0   Y Y Y O F F 67
    ____ Cela M Wife W F May 1856 44 M 19 3 3 NC NC NC       Y Y Y        
    ____ Steuart A Son W M Apr 1883 17 S       NC NC NC     2 Y Y Y        
    ____ Grover W Son W M Jul 1886 13 S       NC NC NC     2 Y Y Y        
    ____ Allie Dau W F Mch 1894  6 S       NC NC NC                    
    Gentry Mary M Sister W F Jun 1854 45 S       NC NC NC       Y Y Y        
    Lyon Nancy Mother W F Nov 1820 79 W   6 2 NC NC NC       N N Y        
Mary GENTRY is George's Sister-in-Law, not his sister.  Listed next to James F. & Delia A. BREWER.

8.  1910 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10-11 of 16):  Roaring Gap Road / Lyon Road, Traphill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC, Roll T624_1135 (Book 1), pp. 188B-189A, SN 5B-6A, SD 8, ED 178, enumerated 26/27 Apr 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤()
1910:  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 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
* 97 99 Lyon George W Head M W 57 Wd NC NC NC Eng Farmer general farm Emp N   Y Y   O F F 88
    ____ Stewert A Son M W 27 M NC NC NC Eng Farm laborer Home farm W N 0 Y Y          
    ____ Grover W Son M W 23 S NC NC NC Eng Farm laborer Home farm W N 0 Y Y          
    ____ Ila Daughter F W 17 S NC NC NC Eng None         Y Y Y        
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**     ____ Emily Sister F W 70 S NC NC NC Eng None         Y N          
    Gentry Merrie M Sister-in-law F W 55 S NC NC NC Eng None         Y Y          
*Roaringgap Road | **Lyon Road

9.  1920 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 19):  Daughton, Traphill Ward, Traphill Twp., Wilkes Co., NC, Roll T625_1329, p. 265A, SN 9A, SD 7, ED 185, enumerated 4 Feb 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  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 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 29
* Fm 157 157 Lyon Watson Head O F M W 33 M Y Y Northcarolina US Northcarolina Y Farm Farmer 151
      ____ Janie Wife     F W 24 M Y Y Northcarolina US Northcarolina Y None    
      ____ Julius Son     M W  1 S Y N Northcarolina US Northcarolina N      
      ____ Partha Daughter     F W 1/12 S     Northcarolina US Northcarolina        
      ____ Georg W Fatther     M W 65 wd Y Y Northcarolina US Northcarolina Y none    
*Daughton
This enumerator's handwriting was horrible and, oddly, he gave everyone birthplaces NC/US/NC.

10.  1930 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

11.  Lyon(s) Families Association of America: Database (on CD as of 22 Feb 2010; these are member submissions).

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