Eudorah Hanson Mims1,2,3

ID# 2489, (1834 - 1923)
FatherJohn H. Mims4,5,6 (6 Jun 1806 - 11 Apr 1850)
MotherCaroline Hanson Cresap4,5,7 (6 Jul 1811 - 25 Feb 1904)

Key Events:

Birth: 26 Jun 1834, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky8,9,10
Marriage: Matthew Martin Lyon, 27 Mar 18558,11,12
Death: 24 Jan 1923, Lyon Co., Kentucky13,14
Burial: 25 Jan 1923, Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky15,16

Spouse:Matthew Martin Lyon (4 Oct 1825 - 1892)
     Children:

  • Caroline Mims Lyon30,4,31 (22 Jul 1856 - 28 Aug 1940)
  • Matthew Mims Lyon32,31 (5 Dec 1858 - 18 Feb 1944)
  • Fay Hanson Lyon4,33,34 (13 Dec 1862 - 17 Apr 1925)
ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims
AncestryThe Linah Mims - Rebecca Davis Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     
Eudora Hanson Mims
photo courtesy Scott Haun
Eudorah Hanson Mims was born on 26 Jun 1834 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.8,9,10 She was probably one of the two females age 5 to 10 listed in the household of his father, John H. Mims, in the 1840 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.17
     Her father died on 11 Apr 1850, when Eudorah was 15 years old.18,19 She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, in the household of her mother, Caroline Hanson Cresap.20,21
     Eudorah married Matthew Martin Lyon, son of Matthew Lyon Jr. and Elizabeth Maria Martin, on 27 Mar 1855.8,11,12
     Eudorah and Matthew appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, enumerated 14 Aug 1860, reporting real estate of $3000 and personal estate of $9500. Their children Caroline and Matthew were listed as living with them, as well as her mother and her sisters Rebecca and Mary. He reported ten slaves in 2 slave houses, of which four were reported as fugitives.22,23
     Eudorah and Matthew appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of District No. 2, Parkerville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, enumerated 2 Jul 1870. Their children Caroline, Matthew and Fay were listed as living with them.24
     Eudorah and Matthew appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, enumerated 16 Jun 1880. Their children Caroline, Matthew and Fay were listed as living with them.25
     Her husband died in 1892 in Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky.26
     Eudorah appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Lyon Co., Kentucky, in the household of her daughter Caroline and her husband, M. Forrest de Graffenreid.27 Eudorah appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Lyon Co., Kentucky, in the household of her daughter Caroline and her husband.28 She appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Lyon Co., Kentucky, in the household of her daughter Caroline and her husband.29
     Eudorah died on 24 Jan 1923 in Lyon Co., Kentucky, at age 88.13,14 She was buried on 25 Jan 1923 in Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky.15,16

Citations

  1. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 321, shows name as Eudorah H. Mims.
  2. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #6550035, Eudora Hanson Mims Lyon.
  3. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible, shows name as E H Mims.
  4. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible.
  5. [S1933] Eudorah H. Lyon, Certificate of Death.
  6. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 321.
  7. [S568] Caroline H. Mims household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as mother and child.
  8. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible, shows date.
  9. [S1933] Eudorah H. Lyon, Certificate of Death, shows date, town, and county.
  10. [S7423] M. F. de Graffenried household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows month, year, as 1835, age 64, and state.
  11. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 360, shows year.
  12. [S1812] Mathew M. Lyon household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows both in the same household, apparently as husband and wife.
  13. [S1933] Eudorah H. Lyon, Certificate of Death, shows date and county.
  14. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #6550035, Eudora Hanson Mims Lyon, shows year.
  15. [S1933] Eudorah H. Lyon, Certificate of Death, shows date, town, and state.
  16. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #6550035, Eudora Hanson Mims Lyon, shows cemetery.
  17. [S1798] Jns. H. Mims household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  18. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible, shows date, as 11th.
  19. [S2082] John H. Mims grave marker, Eddyville Cemetery, shows date, as 12th, and town.
  20. [S568] Caroline H. Mims household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  21. [S647] Caroline H. Mims, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  22. [S1812] Mathew M. Lyon household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  23. [S842] Caroline Mims, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, slave schedule, and Mathew M. Lyon, owner, sheet 14, lines 1 - 10 left.
  24. [S1807] Martin M. Lyon household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  25. [S1935] Mathew Lyon household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  26. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #6550026, Matthew Martin Lyon.
  27. [S7423] M. F. de Graffenried household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  28. [S7424] M. F. De Graffenried household, 1910 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  29. [S7426] Forrest M. DeGraffenried household, 1920 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  30. [S1305] Birth Register, Lyon Co., Kentucky, , 1856 pg 1, Carrie Lyon.
  31. [S1812] Mathew M. Lyon household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as parent and child.
  32. [S1305] Birth Register, Lyon Co., Kentucky, , 1858 pg 19, Matthew M. Lyon.
  33. [S1807] Martin M. Lyon household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows them in the same household, apparently as parent and child.
  34. [S1935] Mathew Lyon household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows Fay as the daughter of Eudora's husband.