Descendants of Francis Lyons
Generation 1
1.

Francis Lyons-1 was born in 1791 in Virginia, USA. He died about 1871 in Wolfe, Kentucky, USA.

Notes for Francis Lyons:

General Notes:

The first time I find Francis is in the 1809 tax records of Botetourt County Virginia. Also on

this tax record, there is a Paul and a Peter Lyons. These I am sure are the twin sons of Mary and William Lyons. Francis is listed in most of the tax records of Botetourt County through 1821.

Sometime after 1821 Francis and his family, along with Mary's parents moved to Lee County Virginia. On January 2, 1826 Francis purchased 100 acres of land in Lee County for $35 from William Briance of the state of Tennessee. Francis had several land transactions while he lived in Lee County. He bought 100 acres on Powels River from James and Sally Standford on January 22, 1836. On October 10th 1843 Francis and his wife Mary sold 100 acres of land in Lee County to CVRM Bales and Co. for $105.

The last sale, August 25th 1845, was in preparation to move to Kentucky. Francis and Mary sold 100 acres of land to Caleb Bales for the sum of $400.

In 1846 Francis moved to Morgan County Kentucky. Francis and Mary are found here and in Wolfe County (formally part of Morgan) Kentucky through the early 1870's. They were both most likely buried in this area.

 

 

 

Mary A. McCall daughter of Michael McCall was born in 1790 in Pennsylvania, USA. She died about 1872 in Wolfe, Kentucky, USA.

Francis Lyons and Mary A. McCall were married on 20 May 1819 in Botetourt, Virginia, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Samuel Lyons was born in 1820 in Botetourt, Virginia, USA.

ii.

Female Lyons was born between 1820-1825.

2. iii.

Elizabeth Lyons was born in 1822 in Virginia, USA. She married James F. Ely about 1844 in Lee, Virginia, USA.

3. iv.

John Lyons was born in 1828 in Lee, Virginia, USA. He married Clarissa B. Little on 08 Dec 1847 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA. He died about 1865 in Illinois ?.

v.

Mary Lyons was born between 1835-1840 in Lee, Virginia, USA.

Generation 2
2.

Elizabeth Lyons-2 (Francis-1) was born in 1822 in Virginia, USA.

James F. Ely.

James F. Ely and Elizabeth Lyons were married about 1844 in Lee, Virginia, USA. They had the following children:

4. i.

Woodson B. (Ward) Ely[1] was born between 1805-1836[1]. He married Emily Little on 18 Feb 1848 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA[1]. He died between 1864-1920[1].

ii.

Jane Ely was born in 1849. She married Buck Haney on 18 Mar 1877 in Wolfe, Kentucky, USA.

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5. iii.

Robert F. Ely was born in 1851.

iv.

James M. Ely was born in 1854.

v.

John M. Ely was born in 1856.

vi.

Mary E. Ely was born in 1859.

vii.

Martha E. Ely was born in 1861.

viii.

Alfred W. Ely was born in 1863.

3.

John Lyons-2 (Francis-1) was born in 1828 in Lee, Virginia, USA. He died about 1865 in Illinois ?.

Notes for John Lyons:

General Notes:

John Lyons moved with his family from Lee County Virginia to Morgan County Kentucky in 1846. John met and married Clarissa Little in Morgan County. He made his living as a farmer and blacksmith, mostly doing his own and some of his neighbors blacksmith work.

John and Clarissa moved to Edgar County Illinois about 1859 at the promise of the opportunity for free land. Land grants, lotteries, or some type of uprising were usually the reason for movement.

Several families from the Morgan County Kentucky area are found in this part of Illinois.

I think John was killed in 1866 shortly after Eveline, their last child was born. I have not found any record of death yet. Most of the family is found back in Wolfe County Kentucky in 1870.

After John's death, Clarissa married Augustis C. Pool December 15, 1878 in Washington County Arkansas.

 

 

 

Clarissa B. Little daughter of Charles Little and Charlotte Bryant was born on 12 Dec 1830 in Floyd, Kentucky, USA[1].

John Lyons and Clarissa B. Little were married on 08 Dec 1847 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA. They had the following children:

6. i.

John Little Lyons was born on 27 Feb 1849 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA. He married Mary Ann Leslie in 1901 in Arkansas, USA. He died on 08 May 1928 in Foreman, Little River, Arkansas, USA.

ii.

Surilda J. Lyons was born in 1851 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA. She married Allen W. Hawkins on 24 Sep 1868 in Coles, Illinois, USA.

iii.

Francis M. Lyons was born in 1852 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA. He married Lula E Douglas on 24 Mar 1886.

iv.

Joseph Lyons was born in 1853 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA.

v.

Emily Jane Lyons[1] was born on 05 Oct 1856 in Lacy Creek, Morgan, Kentucky, USA.

vi.

James G. Lyons was born in 1858 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA. He married Milly Hall on 22 Feb 1885 in Wolfe, Kentucky, USA.

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vii.

William M. Lyons was born in 1861.

viii.

Eveline Lyons was born in 1866 in Edgar, Illinois, USA.

Generation 3
4.

Woodson B. (Ward) Ely-3 (Elizabeth-2, Francis-1)[1] was born between 1805-1836[1]. He died between 1864-1920[1].

Emily Little daughter of Charles Little and Charlotte Bryant[1] was born on 01 Oct 1825 in Floyd, Kentucky, USA[1]. She died between 1864-1920[1].

Woodson B. (Ward) Ely and Emily Little were married on 18 Feb 1848 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA[1]. They had the following children:

i.

Martha A. Ely[1] was born on 12 Dec 1856[1, 2]. She died between 1857-1950[1].

ii.

James T. Ely[1] was born on 17 Apr 1859 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA[1]. He died between 1860-1949[1].

iii.

Charlotte Ely[1] was born on 07 Jul 1861 in Wolfe, Kentucky, USA[1]. She died between 1862-1955[1].

5.

Robert F. Ely-3 (Elizabeth-2, Francis-1) was born in 1851.

Catharine Bailey was born in Breathitt, Kentucky, USA.

Robert F. Ely and Catharine Bailey married. They had the following children:

i.

Joseph R. Ely.

6.

John Little Lyons-3 (John-2, Francis-1) was born on 27 Feb 1849 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA. He died on 08 May 1928 in Foreman, Little River, Arkansas, USA.

Notes for John Little Lyons:

General Notes:

In 1874, John Little Lyons moved his family to Washington Co. Arkansas. He lived in Reed Township at a place called Thompson Switch. John was a farmer.

He was described to me by his granddaughter, Mary Rosaleen(Lyons)Reid, the daughter of Joseph Harlen Lyons, as a short, stocky, red headed man.

John Little Lyons was married three times. The first marriage was to Mary A. Nickell, born in Kentucky. They had a large family. Some of their children are: Logan, John Marion, Isaac Henry, Jessie, Dessie, (twins),Andrew Truman, William Sherman, Joseph Harlen, and Zurrilda J.

Mary was listed as bedridden in the 1880 Washington Co. Arkansas census. After the death of Mary, John Little Lyons married the second time to Sarah Gardner, and soon afterwards married the third time to Mary Ann Leslie Nickell. Mary Ann's first marriage was to Joseph D. Nickell, March 25, 1888 in Washington County, Arkansas. They were the parents of Elizabeth (1888), Purlena (1892), Millie (1894), and Dora Alice (1895).

John L. and Mary Ann with their three children Dora Alice (John's stepdaughter), Rosa Velt and Ted moved to Lockesburg, Sevier County, Arkansas in 1905 or 1906. They shipped their possessions and the family made the transfer by train. John farmed at Winters Valley for a year, and then bought a farm. In 1908 he bought a Blacksmith shop in Ben Lomond, Arkansas. While he lived and worked in Ben Lomond, a team hitched to a wagon ran away with John severely injuring him.

The family moved to the country between Ben Lomond and the Cassatat River at Gravely Point. Here the children attended school and church. During the time the family lived at Gravely Point, John took Pellagra and was hospitalized for 1-1/2 years at Broken Bow, Oklahoma. His son, Joseph Harlen, lived in Broken Bow.

Mary Ann and the family moved to Forman, Little River, Arkansas so she could find work and provide for the family. She worked for a doctor. After John's return from the hospital, their last move was to a farm (known as the Body Farm) between Forman and Red River, so the children could work.

John Little Lyons died May 8, 1928--Little River County, Arkansas. Mary Ann Leslie Lyons died July 21, 1930--Howard County, Arkansas. John L., Mary Ann and Ted Lyons are buried in Dollie Hyde Cemetery in Little River County. All three graves are unmarked.

 

 

Most of this information was taken from the Washington County Arkansas History Book. The story was written by Beatrice Callaway, daughter of Rosa Velt Lyons.

 

 

 

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Notes for John Little Lyons:

General Notes:

In 1874, John Little Lyons moved his family to Washington Co. Arkansas. He lived in Reed Township at a place called Thompson Switch. John was a farmer.

He was described to me by his granddaughter, Mary Rosaleen(Lyons)Reid, the daughter of Joseph Harlen Lyons, as a short, stocky, red headed man.

John Little Lyons was married three times. The first marriage was to Mary A. Nickell, born in Kentucky. They had a large family. Some of their children are: Logan, John Marion, Isaac Henry, Jessie, Dessie, (twins),Andrew Truman, William Sherman, Joseph Harlen, and Zurrilda J.

Mary was listed as bedridden in the 1880 Washington Co. Arkansas census. After the death of Mary, John Little Lyons married the second time to Sarah Gardner, and soon afterwards married the third time to Mary Ann Leslie Nickell. Mary Ann's first marriage was to Joseph D. Nickell, March 25, 1888 in Washington County, Arkansas. They were the parents of Elizabeth (1888), Purlena (1892), Millie (1894), and Dora Alice (1895).

John L. and Mary Ann with their three children Dora Alice (John's stepdaughter), Rosa Velt and Ted moved to Lockesburg, Sevier County, Arkansas in 1905 or 1906. They shipped their possessions and the family made the transfer by train. John farmed at Winters Valley for a year, and then bought a farm. In 1908 he bought a Blacksmith shop in Ben Lomond, Arkansas. While he lived and worked in Ben Lomond, a team hitched to a wagon ran away with John severely injuring him.

The family moved to the country between Ben Lomond and the Cassatat River at Gravely Point. Here the children attended school and church. During the time the family lived at Gravely Point, John took Pellagra and was hospitalized for 1-1/2 years at Broken Bow, Oklahoma. His son, Joseph Harlen, lived in Broken Bow.

Mary Ann and the family moved to Forman, Little River, Arkansas so she could find work and provide for the family. She worked for a doctor. After John's return from the hospital, their last move was to a farm (known as the Body Farm) between Forman and Red River, so the children could work.

John Little Lyons died May 8, 1928--Little River County, Arkansas. Mary Ann Leslie Lyons died July 21, 1930--Howard County, Arkansas. John L., Mary Ann and Ted Lyons are buried in Dollie Hyde Cemetery in Little River County. All three graves are unmarked.

 

 

Most of this information was taken from the Washington County Arkansas History Book. The story was written by Beatrice Callaway, daughter of Rosa Velt Lyons.

 

 

 

Mary Ann Leslie was born in 1866 in Germany. She died on 21 Jul 1930 in Howard, Arkansas, USA.

Notes for Mary Ann Leslie:

General Notes:

Mary came to the United States from Germany when she was 8 years old.

 

 

John Little Lyons and Mary Ann Leslie were married in 1901 in Arkansas, USA. They had the following children:

7. i.

Rosa Velt Lyons was born on 19 Oct 1901 in Washington, Arkansas, USA. She married Joseph Anderson. Hart on 16 Feb 1918 in Foreman, Little River, Arkansas, USA. She died in Marianna, Lee, Arkansas, USA.

ii.

Theodore Lyons was born on 29 May 1903 in Washington, Arkansas, USA. He died in 1933 in Arkansas, USA.

Notes for Theodore Lyons:

General Notes:

Ted was shot and killed by a 19 year old Sheriffs Deputy while trying to arrest him.

 

 

 

8. iii.

Walter Lyons was born on 12 Apr 1906 in Sevier, Arkansas, USA. He married Ruthie Lee Sewell on 23 Jun 1928. He died on 23 May 1965 in Tipton, Tulare, California, USA.

9. iv.

Mamie Lyons was born on 22 Jun 1908 in Sevier, Arkansas, USA. She died on 22 Jun 1943 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, USA. She married Charlie Smith in Winthrop, Little River, Arkansas, USA.

10. v.

Densmore Lyons was born on 02 Feb 1910 in Sevier, Arkansas, USA. He died on 21 Dec 1983 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA.

Mary A. Nickell daughter of Andrew P. Nickell and Elizabeth was born in 1845 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA. She died in 1886 in Washington, Arkansas, USA.

Notes for Mary A. Nickell:

General Notes:

Mary had a twin sister, Sarah.

 

 

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Notes for Mary A. Nickell:

General Notes:

Mary had a twin sister, Sarah.

 

 

John Little Lyons and Mary A. Nickell were married in 1867 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA. They had the following children:

11. i.

Isace Henry Lyons was born in 1869 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA. He married Cora Guinn on 01 May 1901 in Washington, Arkansas, USA.

12. ii.

Andrew Truman Lyons was born in Jan 1871 in Washington, Arkansas, USA. He married Flora in 1893 in Arkansas, USA.

iii.

Zurrilda J. Lyons was born in 1873 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA. She married J.A. Carter on 13 Sep 1888 in Washington, Arkansas, USA.

Notes for Zurrilda J. Lyons:

General Notes:

Zurrilda didn't really care much for her name. She liked to be called Jenny which was probably her middle name.

 

 

13. iv.

John Marion Lyons was born on 19 Aug 1875 in Kentucky, USA. He married Dora Alice Jones on 06 Jul 1898 in Washington, Arkansas, USA. He died in 1922 in Washington, Arkansas, USA.

v.

William Sherman Lyons was born on 13 Nov 1877 in Kentucky, USA. He married Myrtle Agnes Jones on 03 Feb 1902 in Washington, Arkansas, USA. He died on 30 Mar 1956.

Notes for William Sherman Lyons:

General Notes:

William was plowing a field when the horse spooked and he was dragged to death. William is buried in Blackburn Cemetery in Washington County Arkansas.

 

 

14. vi.

Joseph Harlan Lyons was born in Jun 1882 in Arkansas, USA. He died in 1953 in Broken Bow, McCurtain, Oklahoma, USA.

vii.

John A. Lyons was born in Dec 1885 in Arkansas, USA.

15. viii.

Jesse Lyons was born in Dec 1889 in Arkansas, USA. He married Sallie Guinn on 22 Jun 1907 in Washington, Arkansas, USA. He died on 01 Aug 1934 in Yale, Arkansas.

ix.

Dessie Lyons was born in Dec 1889 in Arkansas, USA.

Notes for Dessie Lyons:

General Notes:

Dessie had a twin brother named Jessie

 

 

Sarah Gardner was born in Jul 1861 in Arkansas, USA.

John Little Lyons and Sarah Gardner were married on 08 Oct 1899 in Madison, Arkansas, USA. They had no children.

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7.

Rosa Velt Lyons-4 (John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 19 Oct 1901 in Washington, Arkansas, USA. She died in Marianna, Lee, Arkansas, USA.

Notes for Rosa Velt Lyons:

General Notes:

Rosa Velt Lyons married Joseph A. Hart of Haworth, Oklahoma on February 16, 1918 in Forman, Arkansas. He was a farmer and business man. They moved to Portales, New Mexico and then back to Arkansas in the winter of 1924-25, first to Mount Ida and then to Lee County in December 1926. Rosa and Joseph A. had six children: Mary Elizabeth (Roberts) of Hot Springs, Arkansas: Mamie Beatrice (Calaway), Mavis Katherine (Cox), Edwin Leon Hart, Calvin Anderson Hart,Dorthy NadineHart, all of Widener, Arkansas. Joseph Anderson Hart died April 26, 1943.

Rosa V. married Charley Cheney June 1945 and Cheney died in September 1952 of tuberculosis. Rosa married Thomas H. Stepp in 1958. He died of a heart attack in December 1980.

Rosa V. resided in the Hart home where she moved in January 1933. Besides her six children, she had 15 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren.

 

 

 

Joseph Anderson. Hart. He died on 26 Apr 1943.

Joseph Anderson. Hart and Rosa Velt Lyons were married on 16 Feb 1918 in Foreman, Little River, Arkansas, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Mary Elizabeth Hart.

16. ii.

Mamie Beatrice Hart was born in Sep 1923.

iii.

Mavis Catherine Hart.

iv.

Edwin Leon Hart.

v.

Calvin Anderson Hart.

vi.

Dorothy Nadine Hart.

Charley Cheney. He died in Sep 1952.

Charley Cheney and Rosa Velt Lyons were married in Jun 1945. They had no children.

Thomas H. Stepp. He died in Dec 1980.

Thomas H. Stepp and Rosa Velt Lyons were married in 1958. They had no children.

8.

Walter Lyons-4 (John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 12 Apr 1906 in Sevier, Arkansas, USA. He died on 23 May 1965 in Tipton, Tulare, California, USA.

Notes for Walter Lyons:

General Notes:

A car hit and killed Walter as he was crossing U.S. Highway 99 in Tipton, California. Walter is buried in Tipton Cemetery, in Tipton, Tulare Co. California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes for Walter Lyons:

General Notes:

A car hit and killed Walter as he was crossing U.S. Highway 99 in Tipton, California. Walter is buried in Tipton Cemetery, in Tipton, Tulare Co. California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruthie Lee Sewell daughter of William T. Sewell and Eliza Sewell[3] was born on 29 Dec 1914 in Little River, Arkansas, USA[3]. She died on 03 Feb 1969 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Notes for Ruthie Lee Sewell:

General Notes:

Ruth is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas

 

 

Walter Lyons and Ruthie Lee Sewell were married on 23 Jun 1928 in Foreman, Little River, Arkansas, USA. They had the following children:

17. i.

Marion Wayne Lyons was born on 09 Mar 1932 in Ashdown, Little River, Arkansas, USA. He married Patsy Odessel Grice on 19 Jul 1951 in Harrisonville, Cass, Missouri, USA. He died on 14 Jan 1995 in Lyndon, Osage, Kansas, USA.

18. ii.

John William Lyons was born on 07 Mar 1935 in Ashdown, Little River, Arkansas, USA.

iii.

Betty Ruth Lyons was born about 1937 in Little River, Arkansas, USA.

Betty was born in Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA.

Walter Lyons and Betty met. They had no children.

9.

Mamie Lyons-4 (John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 22 Jun 1908 in Sevier, Arkansas, USA. She died on 22 Jun 1943 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, USA.

Notes for Mamie Lyons:

General Notes:

 

 

 

Charlie Smith.

Charlie Smith and Mamie Lyons were married in Winthrop, Little River, Arkansas, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Opal Smith.

10.

Densmore Lyons-4 (John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 02 Feb 1910 in Sevier, Arkansas, USA. He died on 21 Dec 1983 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA.

Clara.

Densmore Lyons and Clara married. They had the following children:

i.

Catherine Lyons.

ii.

Keith Lyons.

11.

Isace Henry Lyons-4 (John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born in 1869 in Morgan, Kentucky, USA.

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Cora Guinn was born in 1882 in Arkansas, USA.

Isace Henry Lyons and Cora Guinn were married on 01 May 1901 in Washington, Arkansas, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Loyd Lyons was born in 1904 in Arkansas, USA.

ii.

Howard Lyons was born in 1907 in Arkansas, USA.

iii.

Clyde Lyons was born in 1910 in Arkansas, USA.

iv.

Melvin Lyons was born in 1914 in Arkansas, USA.

v.

Virgil Lyons was born in 1917 in Arkansas, USA.

vi.

Jessie Lyons was born in 1900.

12.

Andrew Truman Lyons-4 (John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born in Jan 1871 in Washington, Arkansas, USA.

Flora was born in Jul 1873 in Texas, USA.

Andrew Truman Lyons and Flora were married in 1893 in Arkansas, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Vedia Lyons was born in Aug 1894.

ii.

Densley Lyons was born in Apr 1898.

13.

John Marion Lyons-4 (John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 19 Aug 1875 in Kentucky, USA. He died in 1922 in Washington, Arkansas, USA.

Notes for John Marion Lyons:

General Notes:

John Marion Lyons is buried in Kelton Cemetery in Washington Co. Arkansas

He died from cancer of the liver.

 

 

Dora Alice Jones was born on 26 Jan 1882 in Arkansas, USA. She died on 18 May 1939 in Stillwell,Oklahoma.

Notes for Dora Alice Jones:

General Notes:

Died from brain tumor.

 

 

John Marion Lyons and Dora Alice Jones were married on 06 Jul 1898 in Washington, Arkansas, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Grace Lyons was born about 1900.

Notes for Grace Lyons:

General Notes:

Grace was born premature and died shortly after birth.

 

 

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Notes for Grace Lyons:

General Notes:

Grace was born premature and died shortly after birth.

 

 

ii.

Clarence Earl Lyons was born about 1901. He died about 1910.

iii.

Essie Pearl Lyons was born about 1902. She died in 1924 in Kansas, USA.

iv.

Mable Clara Lyons was born about 1903.

v.

Muriel Estella Lyons was born in 1907.

19. vi.

Bruce Philip Lyons was born on 24 Jan 1908. He died on 20 Jan 1975 in Fairfield, Solano, California, USA. He married Nettie Perdue in Winslow, Washington, Arkansas, USA.

vii.

William Leroy Lyons was born about 1909.

viii.

Lawrence Francis Lyons was born about 1910.

ix.

Virginia Ethel Lyons was born about 1911.

x.

Helen Lillian Lyons was born about 1912.

xi.

Ruby Edna Lyons was born about 1916.

xii.

Mildred Eugenia Lyons was born in 1917.

Notes for Mildred Eugenia Lyons:

General Notes:

Mildred has been recognized by the state of OK as a "poet laureate". She is also an artist.

 

 

xiii.

Vernon Lyons was born about 1918. He died about 1920.

xiv.

John Marion Lyons Jr. was born about 1919.

14.

Joseph Harlan Lyons-4 (John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born in Jun 1882 in Arkansas, USA. He died in 1953 in Broken Bow, McCurtain, Oklahoma, USA.

Notes for Joseph Harlan Lyons:

General Notes:

Joseph was a farmer and also worked for the Railroad. He also did blacksmith work for himself and his neighbors.

 

Joseph is buried in the Broken Bow Oklahoma Cemetery.

Sec B,Row 5,Grave 2

 

 

 

Mary Elizabeth Cook was born in 1886. She died in 1939.

Notes for Mary Elizabeth Cook:

General Notes:

Mary is buried in the Broken Bow Oklahoma Cemetery.

Sec. B

Row 5

Grave 3

 

 

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Notes for Mary Elizabeth Cook:

General Notes:

Mary is buried in the Broken Bow Oklahoma Cemetery.

Sec. B

Row 5

Grave 3

 

 

Joseph Harlan Lyons and Mary Elizabeth Cook married. They had the following children:

i.

Truman Lyons was born in 1908.

ii.

Jewell Lyons was born in 1910.

iii.

Iva Lyons was born in 1911.

iv.

Elva Lyons was born in 1913.

v.

Earl Lyons was born in 1915.

vi.

Noel Lyons was born in 1915.

vii.

Violet Evaleen Lyons was born in Apr 1919.

20. viii.

Mary Rosaleen Lyons was born in 1920.

15.

Jesse Lyons-4 (John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born in Dec 1889 in Arkansas, USA. He died on 01 Aug 1934 in Yale, Arkansas.

Notes for Jesse Lyons:

General Notes:

Jesse had a twin sister named Desse.

 

 

Sallie Guinn was born in 1890. She died on 15 Dec 1978 in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, USA.

Jesse Lyons and Sallie Guinn were married on 22 Jun 1907 in Washington, Arkansas, USA. They had the following children:

21. i.

William Lyons.

ii.

Jean Lyons.

Generation 5
16.

Mamie Beatrice Hart-5 (Rosa Velt-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born in Sep 1923.

Walter Calaway. He died on 04 May 1998 in Lee, Arkansas, USA.

Walter Calaway and Mamie Beatrice Hart married. They had the following children:

22. i.

Walter Nathaniel Calaway.

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17.

Marion Wayne Lyons-5 (Walter-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 09 Mar 1932 in Ashdown, Little River, Arkansas, USA. He died on 14 Jan 1995 in Lyndon, Osage, Kansas, USA.

Notes for Marion Wayne Lyons:

General Notes:

Wayne was born on March 9th 1932 in Ashdown, Arkansas. He was the oldest child of Walter Lyons and Ruthie Lee (Sewell) Lyons. He attended school through the 9th grade and then quit, sometimes wishing he hadn't. His girlfriend was in school and he couldn't see her very much if he didn't attend school.

Wayne held various jobs growing up, everything from working in the fields to working at the Basket factory.

About 1949 Wayne moved to Topeka, Kansas. He decided he wanted to marry Patsy (Grice) Nelson. Patsy was in the process of a divorce from her first husband, Rudolph Nelson. In Kansas there was a six-month waiting period before your divorce became final, so Wayne and Patsy went to Harrisonville, MO. and they were married.

Wayne worked at CGF Grain Elevator when he decided to go to Radio and Television repair school. He signed up for the course and took most of it by mail. When it came time for the final test and graduation, Wayne and his wife Patsy and their three children went by train to Louisville, Kentucky. He passed his finals and graduated from the school in 1958.

For the first several years, Wayne worked for a couple of different television repair shops. He then decided he would open his own shop, "Arkie's TV Service" Arkie's was in business for more than 20 years.

Working for himself enabled Wayne the freedom and the finances to take his family on many wonderful vacations. They traveled in everything from a Dodge Van and a tent to a 16-foot camping trailer and finally a 1958 Chevrolet school bus. With their large family and usually some friends or another family coming along, it was always full of fun and surprises.

After Wayne married Mary Francis Crettol, he moved with his youngest daughter to Lyndon, Kansas. He operated a Radio Shack Store in Osage City, Kansas and also repaired televisions in the back. He loved to play with the kids that came into the store to play with all the toys.

Wayne and Mary Francis bought a motorhome and started to travel whenever they could. They just loved the freedom to roam wherever they wanted. He called it "his ever changing picture window."

They decided they would travel full time and they loved it! After about a year of full timing they purchased a newer, larger motorhome. Wayne and Mary Francis were living their dream and couldn't have been happier. They were like a couple of kids, they really were.

Marion Wayne Lyons passed away at his home in Lyndon Kansas, January 14, 1995. Wayne died of Cancer. He is buried next to Mary Francis in the Lyndon Cemetery in Lyndon, Kansas.

 

 

 

Patsy Odessel Grice was born on 06 Oct 1932 in Ashdown, Little River, Arkansas, USA. She died on 07 Jul 1983 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Notes for Patsy Odessel Grice:

General Notes:

Patsy was the kind of mother that every child should have. She was at home when they were in school, cared where her children were at, and who they were with. She took the time to play with her kids, they took her outside in a snowstorm once and pushed her down and rubbed her face in it and she thought it was fun. She had a water fight one summer with her kids and the fight made its way into the house and they were all in trouble when Wayne came home. She was taken from us at an early age with lung cancer. She was special!

 

Patsy is buried in Topeka, Kansas in Rochester Cemetery.

 

 

 

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Generation 5 (con't)

Marion Wayne Lyons and Patsy Odessel Grice were married on 19 Jul 1951 in Harrisonville, Cass, Missouri, USA. They had the following children:

23. i.

Barbara Ann Lyons was born on 21 Apr 1952 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. She married Justin Howard Small on 29 May 1970 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. She died on 13 Feb 1991 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

24. ii.

Jackie Wayne Lyons was born on 29 May 1954 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. He married Ruth Ann Snider on 14 May 1990 in Florida, USA.

25. iii.

Michael Dale Lyons was born on 17 Apr 1957 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. He married Peggy Denise Harper in May 1981 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

iv.

John Edward Lyons was born on 09 Feb 1959 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. He married Lea Ann Tennyson on 15 Mar 1986 in Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas, USA.

26. v.

Kimberly Kay Lyons was born on 19 Oct 1965 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. She married Michael Owen Blodgett on 05 Sep 1981 in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, USA.

27. vi.

April Lynn Lyons was born on 17 Jul 1973 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. She married Cory Koontz on 06 Sep 1998 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Mary Francis Crettol was born on 07 Jan 1931 in Osage, Kansas, USA. She died on 18 Jun 1998 in Lyndon, Osage, Kansas, USA.

Marion Wayne Lyons and Mary Francis Crettol were married on 12 Aug 1985 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, USA. They had no children.

18.

John William Lyons-5 (Walter-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 07 Mar 1935 in Ashdown, Little River, Arkansas, USA.

Louise Kelly was born on 28 Mar 1935.

John William Lyons and Louise Kelly married. They had the following children:

i.

Gary John Lyons was born on 23 May 1960.

19.

Bruce Philip Lyons-5 (John Marion-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 24 Jan 1908. He died on 20 Jan 1975 in Fairfield, Solano, California, USA.

Nettie Perdue was born on 12 Sep 1911 in Winslow, Washington, Arkansas, USA. She died on 10 Nov 1994.

Bruce Philip Lyons and Nettie Perdue were married in Winslow, Washington, Arkansas, USA. They had the following children:

28. i.

Velma Lucille Lyons was born on 20 Dec 1927 in Winslow, Washington, Arkansas, USA. She married William Henry Mattheis on 15 Jul 1945 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA.

20.

Mary Rosaleen Lyons-5 (Joseph Harlan-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born in 1920.

Unknown Reid.

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Descendants of Francis Lyons
Generation 5 (con't)

Unknown Reid and Mary Rosaleen Lyons married. They had the following children:

i.

Harlen Reid.

21.

William Lyons-5 (Jesse-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1).

William Lyons and unknown spouse married. They had the following children:

i.

Jesse John Lyons.

Generation 6
22.

Walter Nathaniel Calaway-6 (Mamie Beatrice-5, Rosa Velt-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1).

Unknown.

Walter Nathaniel Calaway and Unknown married. They had the following children:

i.

Trey Calaway.

23.

Barbara Ann Lyons-6 (Marion Wayne-5, Walter-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 21 Apr 1952 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. She died on 13 Feb 1991 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Notes for Barbara Ann Lyons:

General Notes:

Barbara is buried in Rochester Cemetery in Topeka,Kansas near her mother.

 

 

Justin Howard Small was born in Victoria, Texas, USA.

Justin Howard Small and Barbara Ann Lyons were married on 29 May 1970 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. They had the following children:

29. i.

Patti Jean Small was born in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

30. ii.

Bobbi Jo Small was born in Alaska, USA.

iii.

Sarah Alice Small was born in Alaska, USA.

31. iv.

Christopher Wayne Small was born on 21 Jan 1978 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. He married Jenny Deane April Duncan on 02 Nov 1996 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

32. v.

Christi Ruth Small was born on 21 Jan 1978 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. She married Dwayne Heston on 25 Aug 1996 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

24.

Jackie Wayne Lyons-6 (Marion Wayne-5, Walter-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 29 May 1954 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Ruth Ann Snider was born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA.

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Generation 6 (con't)

Jackie Wayne Lyons and Ruth Ann Snider were married on 14 May 1990 in Florida, USA. They had no children.

Debbie Corneilson was born in 1954 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Jackie Wayne Lyons and Debbie Corneilson were married in May 1973 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. They had the following children:

33. i.

Wendy Marie Lyons was born on 08 Aug 1973 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Annita Henman.

Jackie Wayne Lyons and Annita Henman were married after 1976 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Amanda Lyons.

25.

Michael Dale Lyons-6 (Marion Wayne-5, Walter-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 17 Apr 1957 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Peggy Denise Harper daughter of Jerry Harper and Sue Carol Embry was born on 12 Nov 1957 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Michael Dale Lyons and Peggy Denise Harper were married in May 1981 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Nicholas Wayne Lyons was born on 04 Aug 1982 in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, USA.

Notes for Nicholas Wayne Lyons:

General Notes:

Nick was born 3 months premature and the KU Medical Center in Kansas City.

 

 

26.

Kimberly Kay Lyons-6 (Marion Wayne-5, Walter-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 19 Oct 1965 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Michael Owen Blodgett was born on 17 Feb 1946 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Michael Owen Blodgett and Kimberly Kay Lyons were married on 05 Sep 1981 in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Jessica Rose Blodgett was born on 04 Jul 1987 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

ii.

Emily Ruth Blodgett was born on 17 May 1989 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

27.

April Lynn Lyons-6 (Marion Wayne-5, Walter-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 17 Jul 1973 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Cory Koontz.

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Descendants of Francis Lyons
Generation 6 (con't)

Cory Koontz and April Lynn Lyons were married on 06 Sep 1998 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Kelly Renee Koontz was born on 25 Aug 1997 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

ii.

Kasay Koontz was born on 21 Feb 2000 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Martin Simpson.

Martin Simpson and April Lynn Lyons met. They had the following children:

i.

Adam Michael Lyons was born on 22 Apr 1994 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

28.

Velma Lucille Lyons-6 (Bruce Philip-5, John Marion-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 20 Dec 1927 in Winslow, Washington, Arkansas, USA.

William Henry Mattheis.

William Henry Mattheis and Velma Lucille Lyons were married on 15 Jul 1945 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA. They had the following children:

34. i.

William Gerald Mattheis was born on 10 Oct 1946 in Fairfield, Solano, California, USA. He married Terry Ann Whitfield on 26 Apr 1986 in McLean, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.

ii.

Robert Glenn Mattheis was born on 15 May 1949.

iii.

Diana Lucille Mattheis was born on 03 Sep 1956.

Generation 7
29.

Patti Jean Small-7 (Barbara Ann-6, Marion Wayne-5, Walter-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Mathew Kennedy.

Mathew Kennedy and Patti Jean Small married. They had the following children:

i.

Steven Thomas Kennedy.

ii.

Elizabeth Ann Kennedy.

30.

Bobbi Jo Small-7 (Barbara Ann-6, Marion Wayne-5, Walter-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born in Alaska, USA.

Chad Crawley.

Chad Crawley and Bobbi Jo Small married. They had the following children:

i.

Kayla Crawley.

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Generation 7 (con't)
31.

Christopher Wayne Small-7 (Barbara Ann-6, Marion Wayne-5, Walter-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 21 Jan 1978 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Notes for Christopher Wayne Small:

General Notes:

Chris has a twin sister named Christi.

 

 

Jenny Deane April Duncan daughter of David Duncan and Debbie Umberger was born on 10 Feb 1978 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Christopher Wayne Small and Jenny Deane April Duncan were married on 02 Nov 1996 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Zachary Scott Small was born on 25 May 1997 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

32.

Christi Ruth Small-7 (Barbara Ann-6, Marion Wayne-5, Walter-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 21 Jan 1978 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Notes for Christi Ruth Small:

General Notes:

Christi has a twin brother namedChristopher

 

 

Dwayne Heston son of Gary Heston and Barbara was born on 24 Oct 1977 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Dwayne Heston and Christi Ruth Small were married on 25 Aug 1996 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Alyssa Heston was born on 03 Jan 1997.

ii.

Cortni Heston was born on 05 Mar 1998.

33.

Wendy Marie Lyons-7 (Jackie Wayne-6, Marion Wayne-5, Walter-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 08 Aug 1973 in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA.

Wendy Marie Lyons and unknown spouse married. They had the following children:

i.

Dalton Michael.

ii.

Destini.

34.

William Gerald Mattheis-7 (Velma Lucille-6, Bruce Philip-5, John Marion-4, John Little-3, John-2, Francis-1) was born on 10 Oct 1946 in Fairfield, Solano, California, USA.

Terry Ann Whitfield.

William Gerald Mattheis and Terry Ann Whitfield were married on 26 Apr 1986 in McLean, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. They had no children.

Susan Mac Donald.

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Generation 7 (con't)

William Gerald Mattheis and Susan Mac Donald were married in 1967 in Castro Valley, California. They had no children.

Sharron Harshbarger.

William Gerald Mattheis and Sharron Harshbarger were married in Sep 1972 in McLean, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. They had the following children:

i.

Ashley Ann Mattheis was born on 16 Oct 1977.

ii.

William Allen Mattheis was born on 16 Oct 1977.

Sources
1

Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1 (Release date: January 12, 1997), Tree #3090. Date of Import: May 19, 1998.

2

Morgan Co., KY Marriages, Births, & Deaths

3

Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009), www.ancestry.com, Database online. Year: 1920; Census Place: Franklin, Howard, Arkansas; Roll: T625_65; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 51. Record for William T Sewell.

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