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The Children of James H. and Sarah Lyons, Generation Three: Part 1


November 4, 2021

As told in the previous story of James H. and Sarah Lyons of Salemville, they were the parents of 16 children, born between 1847 and 1876. James continued work as a farmer, store keeper and postmaster of Salemville for many years until his death in 1899. From census records we know the names of their children, but they “come to life” when discovered on family trees on It was unexpected to find descendants of some of the children tracing their ancestors; sharing documents, photos, death certificates and places of burial on

Because most of the children remain...

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Gochnour writes:

Thanks to Ms. Dibert for her research and writing and to the Herald for sharing these historical glimpses. They provide tremendous insight into the early days of the area. The late Milton Burgess would approve.


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