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Jonathan LYONS
Nancy Ann ALEXANDER
Husband:  Jonathan LYONS
Birth:  19 Mar 1816, co. Armagh, IRL
Death:  12 Jun 1876, Tazewell, Tazewell Co., VA
Migration:  1826, came to New York City, NY, with his widowed mother and brothers
Occupation:  clergyman
Religion:  Non-Subscribing Presbyterian
Y-DNA Haplogroup:  R1b-CTS6889, "North Irish"
Father:  William LYONS
Mother:  Eleanor SPROULL
Marriage:  24 Apr 1856, Polk Co., TN
Wife:  Nancy "Nora" Ann ALEXANDER
Birth:  9 Mar 1831, Monroe Co., TN
Death:  23 Sep 1898, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  James Harvey ALEXANDER (1808-1891)
Mother:  Theressa / Theresa DAVIS (1803-
Children:
born in Polk Co., TN;
1.  William Alexander LYONS, b. 1 Mar 1857; d. 2 Mar 1928, Andalusia, Covington Co., AL

born in Tazewell, Tazewell Co., VA:
2.  Mary Eleanor LYONS, b. 10 Dec 1858
3.  John Sprole LYONS, b. 8 Feb 1861
4.  James Edgar LYONS, b. 21 Oct 1863
5.  Joseph LYONS, b. 29 Apr 1866
6.  Laura Lucy LYONS, b. 7 Sep 1867
7.  Nannie Theresa "Rhetta" LYONS, b. 10 Dec 1869
8.  Jonathan / John McCheyne LYONS, b. 2 Nov 1872

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Éire, Ireland, NRL, Northern Ireland; USA, US, United States, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia

Sources (n.b., Roanoke Co. was formed in 1838 from Botetourt Co.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, but if he was unmarried and living in another household, as he was in 1850, he would not be enumerated. 

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #25 of 52):  55th Dist., Roanoke Co., VA, Roll 973, p. 269A, 161/161, enumerated 20 Jul 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
John W Hunt 41 M   farmer 10000 Va
Elizabeth " 36 F       "
Ann E     "  7 F       "
Jemima F  "  4 F       "
William G "  1 M       "
Jonathan Lyon 32 M   N. S. Pres. Clegy.   Ireland
Sarah Sense 34 F       Va
If this Jonathan isn't our subject, then I have no clue where else he might be.

5.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #113 of 113):  Five Oaks & Tazewell P.O.'s, Eastern Dist., Tazewell Co., VA, Roll M653_1381, p. 907, PN 221, 1310/1472, enumerated 21 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Jonathan Lyons 44 M   Cleryman (Pres) 4000 3030 Ireland
Nancy A    " 28 F         Tenn
William A  "  3 M         "
Mary E  1 F         Va

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 93):  Tazewell Court House P.O., Jeffersonville Twp., Tazewell Co., VA, Roll M593_1680, p. 362B, PN 26, enumerated 28 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1870:  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 15 19
150 150 Lyons Jonathan 52 M W Preacher 4000 500 Ireland / /     /
      "   Nancy Ann 35 F W Keeping house     Tennessee          
      "   William A 13 M W Attending School     " /     /  
      "   Mary E 11 F W "        "     Virginia /     /  
      "   John S  9 M W       " /        
      "   Laura L  2 F W       " /        
      "   Nannie T 5/12 F W       " /   Dec    

7.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 56):  88th Dist., Tazewell Co., VA, Roll 1393, p. 230C, PN 7, SD 5, ED 88, enumerated 3 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 9 11 13 14 24 25 26
45 47 Lyons Nora A W F 49     / Farmer   TN TN TN
    _____ Wm A W M 23 Son /   Commerical Traveller   TN TN TN
    _____ Mary W F 21 Dau /   Teacher 2 VA TN TN
    _____ Sprole W M 19 Son /   Student   VA TN TN
    _____ Laura W F 12 Dau /   At School   VA TN TN
    _____ Rhetta W F 10 Dau /   At School   VA TN TN
    _____ John W M  7 Son /   At home   VA TN TN

8.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

9.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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

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