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John LYON
Margaret ARMSTRONG
Husband:  John LYON
Birth:  1705, Enniskillen, co. Fermanagh, NIRL
Death:  1780, Milford Twp., Cumberland [now Juniata] Co., PA
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  R1b-CTS6889, "North Irish"
Father:  William LYON I
Marriage:  1728, Enniskillen, co. Fermanagh, NIRL
Migration:  1753 or 1763 (sources disagree), from Enniskillen to the Tuscorora Valley, PA
Wife:  Margaret ARMSTRONG
Birth:  ca. 1709, Brookborough Parish, co. Fermanagh, NIRL
Death:  1782, Milford Twp., Cumberland [now Juniata] Co., PA
Father:  James ARMSTRONG
Mother:  Jane CAMPBELL
Children born in Enniskillen, co. Fermanagh, NIRL:
1.  William LYON II, b. 17 Mar 1728/9; d. 7 Feb 1809, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA
2.  James LYON, b. ca. 1731; d. bef. 13 Aug 1800, Granville, Mifflin Co., PA; m. Elizabeth MARTIN
3.  Samuel LYON, b. ca. 1733; d. 9 Apr 1795, Juniata Co., PA; m. Eleanor BLAINE
4.  John LYON, Jr., b. 1735
5.  Margaret LYON, b. ca. 1740s; d. Juniata Co., PA
6.  Alice LYON, b. ca. 1740s
7.  Agnes LYON, b. ca. 1740s; d. Juniata Co., PA
8.  Mary "Molly" LYON, b. Apr 1748; d. 9 Oct 1811, Mifflin [now Juniata] Co., PA
9.  Frances "Fanny" LYON, b. 1752; d. 7 May 1839, Juniata Co., PA; m. William GRAHAM
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; NIRL, Northern Ireland; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources (n.b., Cumberland Co. was formed in 1750 from Lancaster Co.; Mifflin Co. was formed in 1789 from Cumberland Co.; Juniata Co. was formed in 1831 from Mifflin Co.; Butler Co. was formed in 1800 from Allegheny Co.):

1.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):  not found.

2.  Robert Stewart.  1907.  Colonel George Steuart and his wife Margaret Harris, their Ancestors and Descendants, with Appendices of Related Families: A Genealogical History.  Self-published (online at GoogleBooks):
p. 101 The first event of importance which occurred in Capt. Harris' home after he reached Tuscarora, was doubtless the marriage of his youngest daughter Mary2, to John Lyon2, Jr., the son of John Lyon1, Sr., a neighbor who lived near what is now Academia [Juniata Co.], Pa...

The Lyon family came from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1763, and took up a large tract of land in Tuscarora

p. 102 Valley.  The mother, Mrs. John Lyon, Sr. (nee Margaret Armstrong) was a sister of Col. John Armstrong, of Colonial war memory, and an aunt of Gen. John Armstrong, of the Revolutionary War.  There were nine children,* and they or their descendants have been prominent citizens of the state ever since...


*William (m. Alice Armstrong), James, Samuel (m. Eleanor Blaine), John, Mary, Frances (m. Wm. Graham), Margaret, Alice, and Agnes.
Margaret's brother, Brig. Gen. John ARMSTRONG (Sr.) (who married her husband's sister, Rebecca LYON) was the one notable in both the Colonial and Revolutionary Wars.  Her nephew, Brig. Gen. John ARMSTRONG, Jr., fought as a young man in the Revolutionary War, but he was most noted for achievements later in life (e.g., Pennsylvania Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, Minister to France, Minister to Spain, Secretary of War during the War of 1812, etc.).

4.  Susan Chapin (Harlock) Anderson.  Interesting Ancestors & Relatives of the Harlock and O'Grady Familes:  Col. John Armstrong (online at freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scanderson/)

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

6.  WorldConnect / WorldTree (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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