Matthew Martin Lyon1,2,3

ID# 2496, (1825 - 1892)
FatherMatthew Lyon Jr.4 (18 Apr 1791 - 27 Jan 1839)
MotherElizabeth Maria Martin5 (19 Jul 1799 - 19 Jun 1844)

Key Events:

Birth: 4 Oct 1825, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky6,7,8
Marriage: Eudorah Hanson Mims, 27 Mar 18559,10,11
Death: 1892, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky1
Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky1

Spouse:Eudorah Hanson Mims (26 Jun 1834 - 24 Jan 1923)
     Children:

  • Caroline Mims Lyon25,26,27 (22 Jul 1856 - 28 Aug 1940)
  • Matthew Mims Lyon28,27 (5 Dec 1858 - 18 Feb 1944)
  • Fay Hanson Lyon26,29,20 (13 Dec 1862 - 17 Apr 1925)
ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Matthew Martin Lyon was born on 4 Oct 1825 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.6,7,8 He was probably one of the two males under age 10 listed in the household of his father, Matthew Lyon Jr., in the 1830 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.12
     He was named an heir in the will of his father, Matthew Lyon Jr., dated 22 Dec 1834.13
     Matthew is probably one of the three males age 10 to15 listed in the household of his father, Elizabeth Maria Martin, in the 1840 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.14 Matthew appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, in the household of Frederick Henry Skinner and Helen M. Catlett, son of his father's sister Aurelia, and his wife.15,16
     Matthew married Eudorah Hanson Mims, daughter of John H. Mims and Caroline Hanson Cresap, on 27 Mar 1855.9,10,11
     Matthew and Eudorah 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.17,18
     Matthew and Eudorah 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.19
     Matthew and Eudorah 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.20
     Matthew's occupation was reported as speculator in 1850, miller by 1860, and later he became a farmer.21,22,23,24
     Matthew died in 1892 in Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky.1 He was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky.1
     
Research Note, 31 Aug 2005:

There's confusion about two sons of the sons of Matthew Lyon Jr., Matthew Martin Lyon and Martin Lyon. The father lists them both in his will, written in 1834. But I find only one, listed as M. M. Lyon, living with his aunt and her husband, in the 1850 census. Likewise only one is found in 1860 and 1870, listed as Mathew M. in 1860 and Martin M. in 1870, both being the same person, judging by the wife and children listed. There is a Mathew Martin Lyon found in the cemetery in Eddyville. Based on the will, I will assume that there were originally two sons, and one either died young or moved from the area by 1850.13,15,17,19,1

Citations

  1. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #6550026, Matthew Martin Lyon.
  2. [S1305] Birth Register, Lyon Co., Kentucky, , shows name as Matthew M. Lyon.
  3. [S1984] Matthew M. Lyon, birth register, shows name as Martin M. Lyon.
  4. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 360.
  5. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 360, shows Matthew as son of her husband, and brother of her son Hylan.
  6. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial #6550026, Matthew Martin Lyon, shows date, town, county, as Lyon, and state.
  7. [S1827] F. H. Skinner household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 24, county, and state.
  8. [S1812] Mathew M. Lyon household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows age 33 and state.
  9. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible, shows date.
  10. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 360, shows year.
  11. [S1812] Mathew M. Lyon household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows both in the same household, apparently as husband and wife.
  12. [S1985] M. Lyon household, 1830 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  13. [S875] Caldwell Co. Wills,, B:30-1, Mathew Lyon Will, 18 Feb 1839.
  14. [S1986] Elizabeth M. Lyon household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  15. [S1827] F. H. Skinner household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  16. [S1748] F. H. Skinner, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  17. [S1812] Mathew M. Lyon household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  18. [S842] Caroline Mims, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, slave schedule, and Mathew M. Lyon, owner, sheet 14, lines 1 - 10 left.
  19. [S1807] Martin M. Lyon household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  20. [S1935] Mathew Lyon household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  21. [S1827] F. H. Skinner household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as speculator.
  22. [S1812] Mathew M. Lyon household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as miller.
  23. [S1807] Martin M. Lyon household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows occupaton as farmer.
  24. [S1935] Mathew Lyon household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as farmer.
  25. [S1305] Birth Register, Lyon Co., Kentucky, , 1856 pg 1, Carrie Lyon.
  26. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible.
  27. [S1812] Mathew M. Lyon household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as parent and child.
  28. [S1305] Birth Register, Lyon Co., Kentucky, , 1858 pg 19, Matthew M. Lyon.
  29. [S1807] Martin M. Lyon household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows them in the same household, apparently as parent and child.