Person:Ebenezer Lyon (4)

m. May 1652
  1. Joseph LyonBet 1658 & 1660 - Bet & 1726/27
  2. Capt Ebenezer Lyon1670 - 1738/39
  1. Elizabeth Lyon1700 - 1739
  2. Dorcas Lyon
  3. Ebenezer Lyon
  4. Hannah/Martha/Phebe Lyon
  5. Susannah Lyon - 1777
  6. Bethiah LyonCal 1713 - 1766
  7. Abigail Lyon
Facts and Events
Name Capt Ebenezer Lyon
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1670 Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Military[1] 1698 Albany Expedition
Will[1] 22 Jan 1738/39
Death[1] 13 Mar 1738/39 Elizabethtown, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Burial[2] First Presbyterian Churchyard, Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States
Probate[1] 17 Mar 1738/39 Will proved



CAPTAIN EBENEZER LYON [Henry1] was born at Newark, N.J. in 1670, and died at Elizabethtown March 13, 17(38/)39. He married Elizabeth, baptized in N.Y. City Dutch Reformed Church, March 28, 1671, daughter of John and Susannah (Melyn) Winans, who was born 1668, and died July 1, 1739. They were both buried in the churchyard of the old First Presbyterian Church at Elizabethtown. Ebenezer Lyon was Captain of the sloop " Three Sisters" from Amboy, N.J. to Boston, Mass. from 1723-25, and of the sloop "Dove" 1726-33. In 1694, he was one of the Associates of Elizabethtown. He was a soldier in the Albany Expedition, 1698.
The will of Ebenezer Lyon of Elizabethtown, N.J. is dated Jan. 22, 1738-9. It mentions wife, Elizabeth (bequest of L50, etc.); children: Elizabeth, wife of Ephraim Clark; Darkis (Dorcas ?), wife of Ebenezer Stebbins; Susanna, wife of David Morehouse; Ebenezer Lyon, and ___, wife of John Thompson; ; grandchildren: Peter Lyon, Ebenezer Wade, Bethia Winans, Samuel and David Man(n), Elizabeth, Ephraim, Hannah, Darkis, Henry, Riderous, Nathaniel, and Ichabod Clark, Elizabeth and Hannah Thompson, David and Joanna Morehouse, and Cornelius, Abigail and Jacob Stebbins....

Phebe; m. John Thompson
Elizabeth; m. Ephraim Clark
Darkis (Dorcas); m. Ebenezer Stebbens
Susannah; m. David Morehouse
Daughter, m. ___ Mann
Daughter, m. ___ Wade
Bethia, b. 1713 d. 1766, m. (1) John Winans (cousin) b. 1708 d. 1733; (2) Joseph Foster; (3) Ichabod Grumman, Sr.

From: WINANS FAMILY GENEALOGY, Alice (Winans)(Egy) Woolley

ELIZABETH WINANS b ca 1669 d 1 July 1739 baptised 28 Mar 1671 in the N. Y. Dutch Church. She md Capt. Ebenezer Lyon b ca 1670 d 31 Mar 1739 buried at Elizabethtown, N. J. He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Bateman) Lyon and was b at Newark, N. J. His will dated 22 Jan 1738/9 with codicil dated 17 Mar 1738/9 proved 16 May 1739. Elizabeth and Capt. Ebenezer are buried side by side in the Presbyterian Church Yard at Eiizabethtown, N. J. They had the following children:

Elizabeth Lyon md Ephraim Clark.
Dorcas Lyon md Ebenezer Stebbins.
Ebenezer Lyon md Abigail _____ who died before 1737.
Hannah or Martha Lyon md John Thompson Jr.
Susanna Lyon md (l) Benjamin Wade md (2) David Morehouse b 1689 d 12 Dec 1739 in 51st year. His will dated 15 June 1739 proved 24 Dec 1739. Susanna d ca June 1777 as her will was dated 6 Oct 1776 proved 21 June 1777.
Bethia Lyon b ca 1713 d 10 July 1766 age 53 md (1) John Winans her 1st cousin whose line was (1-8-1), md (2) Joseph Foster son of Nathan Foster and Mary (Lyon) Foster. He was b ca 1715 d 18 Aug 1742. Bethia md (3) Ichabod Gruman Sr. b ca 1724 d 16 Dec 1788 in his 65th year, buried at Elizabethtown, N.J.
Abigail Lyon.

= Will Abstract

22 Jan 1739 - Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. II 1730-1750
Will of Ebenezer Lyon
Names: Daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Ephraim Clark, and her five children, viz., Elizabeth, Ephraim, Hannah, Ideras and Darkis Clark, all under age.
Daughter, Darkis, wife of Ebenezer Stebbins.
Daughter, Susana, wife of David Moorehouse.
Grandson, Peter Lyon, land bought of George Jewell, deceased, at 21, unless his father, my son Benjamin, should return and need it.
Grandson, Ebenezer Wade, land I bought of his grandfather, Benjamin Wade, and £3.10, to purchase two acres of land from the heirs of Daniel Burnet, deceased.
Granddaughters--Elizabeth and Hannah Thompson, a trunk dated 1682, with its contents (£43.16.08), belonging to the estate of Benjamin Wade, Jun'r, for the use of his son and daughter, Ebenezer and Mary Wade, both under age; Phebe Thompson, a legacy left her by her father, John Thompson, at 18 years of age.
Other grandchildren--Bethiah Winans, Mary and Ebenezer Lyon, Samuel and David McCan, Elizabeth, Ephraim, Hannah, Darkis, Henery, Riderous, Nathaniel and Ichabod Clark, David and Johaanah Moorehouse, Cornelius, Abigail and Jacob Stebbins.
Land joining lands of Benjamin Meeker, John Thompson, Alexander Kene, deceased. Land that belonged to Thomas Headley.
Executors--friends, David Ogden, attorney-at-law, Thomas Longworth, Isaac Lyon, Benjamin Clark, Joseph Lyon of Newark, and Joseph Tuttle of Hanover.
Witnesses--Benjamin Meeker, Samuel Meeker, Thomas Jackman.
1738-9, March 17. Codicil. If son, Ebenezer, should not return in four years, his share to revert to my three daughters.
Witnesses--Benjamin Meeker, Samuel Meeker, Thomas Jackman.
Proved May 16, 1739.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Captain Ebenezer Lyon, in Lyon, Sidney Elizabeth; Louise Antoinette Lyon Johnson; Albert Brown Lyons; and Samuel R. Winans. Lyon Memorial: Families of Connecticut and New Jersey. (Detroit, Michigan: William Graham Printing Company, 1907)

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  2. First Presbyterian Churchyard, in Find A Grave.