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Champaign County, Illinois

Biography of Samuel H. Lyons

SOURCE: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Champaign County, Illinois," Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1887


, a highly respected citizen of Mahomet Township, came to Illinois with his parents in 1849. They located in the above-named township, of which he has been a resident since that time and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He is the owner of a fine estate, comprising 260 acres of land under a good state of cultivation, with substantial and convenient buildings, well stocked, and provided with all the accessories of a comfortable rural home.

Mr. Lyons was born in Lewis County, Ky., April 15, 1831, and is the son of William D. and Sarah (HAMPTON) LYONS, the former a native of New England, and the latter of Virginia. After coming to Illinois they remained residents of Mahomet township until their decease. Our subject was the fourth of eight children, and remained under the parental roof until he had attained his majority. He was married in Newcomb Township, Feb. 3, 1856, to Miss Martha M. NEWELL, of New York, where she was born in 1831. They have become the parents of four children—William B., Laurie B., Wyman H. and Dwight. Wyman H.. died when about ten years old.

Mr. Lyons has held the various minor offices of his township, and votes the Democratic ticket. He has always been busily engaged with his own affairs, to which he has given the strictest attention, with little time to investigate those of his neighbors.

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