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Joseph LYON
Husband:  Joseph LYON
Birth:  30 Nov 1654, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MD
Baptism:  3 Dec 1654
Death:  7 Jun 1721, Woodstock, Windham Co., CT
Military Service:  King Phillip's War:  1676
Father:  William LYON
Mother:  Sarah RUGGLES
Marriage:  13 Mar 1681, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MD
Wife:  Mary BRIDGE
Birth:  21 Apr 1661
Father:  Edward BRIDGE (1601-1683)
Mother:  Prudence ROBINSON (c1630s-    )
Children — born in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MD:
1.  Mary LYON, b. 9 Jan 1682; d. 10 Jan 1682
2.  Joseph LYON, b. 4 Jul 1684; d. 13 Sep 1751, Woodstock, Windham Co., CT
3.  Mary LYON, b.  15 Oct 1686; bapt. 17 Oct 1686; d. 7 Aug 1687, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MD
4.  Mary LYON, bapt. 24 Jun 1688
5.  Rebecca LYON, b. b. 1695; m. 14 Dec 1716, Thomas GOULD / GOLD
6.  Eunice LYON, b. 25 Mar 1701; m. 12 Dec 1723, Woodstock, Windham Co., CT, Benjamin ROTH
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1.  A.B. [Albert Brown] Lyon(s) & G.W.A. Lyon, eds.  1905. Lyon Memorial: Massachusetts Families.  [Vol. I.]  Press of Wm. Graham Printing Co., Detroit, MI (page images online at Ancestry.com; transcription by DGM from hard copy original):
p. 33 6.  II.  1.  JOSEPH2 LYON [William1] was born in Roxbury, Mass., Nov. 30, 1654, baptized Dec. 3, 1654, "Joseph Lyons" (Ch. R.) and died in Woodstock, June 7, 1721.

He married in Roxbury, March 13, 1681, Mary Bridge, daughter of Edward and Prudence (Robinson) Bridge,† born Roxbury, April 21, 1661.  To Joseph Lyon belongs the enviable distinction of having been the first of his family in America to do for his country military service.  He took part in the memorable war in 1676 with that Sachem of the Wampanoags called "King Phillip."

The public life of Joseph began at the early age of fourteen.  "May 1, 1668, he was chosen a fence viewer on the northwest side of Stony River and as far as Muddy River and to Deham bounds."  In 1678 he took the Oath of Allegiance in Roxbury.  He removed from Roxbury to West Woodstock, where he spent the later years of his life.

Children of Joseph and Mary (Bridge) Lyon:
  47.   I.   Mary, b. Roxbury, Jan. 9 , 1682 (T.R.); d. Jan. 10, 1682 (Ch.R.).
  *48.   II.   Joseph, b. Roxbury, July 4, 1684 (T.R.); d. Woodstock, Conn., sSept. 13 1751 (G.R.)
  49.   III.   Mary, b. Roxbury, Oct. 15 1686; bapt. Oct. 17, 1686 (Ch.R.); d. Roxbury, Aug. 7, 1687; æ 9m. 3w. 2d. (G.R.).
  50.   IV.   Mary, bapt. June 24, 1688 (Ch.R.)
  51.   V.   Rebecca, b. 1895; m. Dec. 14, 1716, Thomas Gould [Gold] (T.R. and Ch.R.).
  52.   VI.   Eunice, b. March 25, 1701 (Roxbury T.R.); m. Dec. 12, 1723, Benjamin Roth, in Woodstock, Conn. (E.C.M., I. 107).
          ["Biel, son of Joseph Lyon," bapt. April 25, 1680 (Ch.R.), was no doubt Abiel, No. 34.]*
†Edward Bridge, born in England in 1601, was freeman Roxbury, May 22, 1639, and died there Dec. 20, 1683.  His second wife was Prudence, daughter of William Robinson of Dorchester**.  They hasd one son and four daughters.

  *Abiel LYON No. 34 was son of our subject's brother, Samuel LYON.
**That's Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA, not Dorchester Co., MD.

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