Person:Humberston Lyon (1)

Humberston Lyon, Trader
b.est. 1697
d.aft. 1767
  • HHumberston Lyon, Traderest 1697 - aft 1767
m. abt. 1723
  1. Humberston Lyon1724 - 1784
  2. Stephen Lyon1726 - 1754
  3. Alexander Lyon1732 -
  4. Nathaniel Lyon1735-1740 - abt 1820
  5. Lt Col James Lyon1736 - 1817
  6. Hannah Lyon1742 - abt 1775
Facts and Events
Name Humberston Lyon, Trader
Gender Male
Birth? est. 1697
Marriage abt. 1723 possibly Marylandto
Death? aft. 1767

Humberston Lyon was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Humberston Lyon acquired (at least) 650 acres on Wood's River, prior to July 1755, (as shown in the records below)
  • Humberston Lyon was living on Reed Creek, prior to abt. 1753/54, (as shown in the records below).

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 295.--3d July, 1755. Humberston Lyon to Allexander Sayers (Sawyers), £50, 650 acres on Wood's River. Teste: James Harress, Christopher Hicks, Eabreham Dunckleberry, Wm. Sayers, J. Buchanan, gent.--

Records of Humberston Lyon in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 1 - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. 1745-1748. - Humberstone Lyon deposeth that James Conoly said Humberstone Lyon stole fifteen red deer skins and also twenty-eight red deer skins which Conoly had left at the house of James Scaggs. Also deposition by Samuel Stolucher, the same. Also deposition by Erwin Patterson.
  • Page 32.--18th March, 1746. James Burk qualifies administrator of Isaac Bean, with sureties Humberston Lyon, Wm. Armstrong. Acknowledged, 18th March, 1746.
  • Vol. 1 - November 19, 1746. - (130) Road ordered from Adam Harmon's to the River and No. Branch of Roan Oak--Adam Harmon, overseer, with these workers: Geo. Draper, Israel Lorton and son, George Hermon, Thos. Looney, Jacob Hermon and three sons, Jacob Castle, John Lane, Valentine Harmon, Adren Moser, Humberston Lyon, James Shaggs, Humphrey Baker, John Davis, Fredk. Stering and two sons and all other persons settling in the precincts.
  • Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 20, 1746. - (134) Humberston Lyon and Susan, wife of Wm. Mires--for Adultery.
  • Page 196.--19th March, 1747. Benj. Borden, heir, executor, &c., to Col. Jno. Buchanan. Testator agreed in his lifetime to sell to J. B. £3; part of 98,100 acres, beginning on the creek corner to Jno. Edmiston; 100 acres. Witnesses, John Buchanan, Humberstone Lyon, William Sayers. Acknowledged, 19th March, 1746.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1747. - (198) Saml. Delap appd. Constable, vice Nath. McClure; John Spear, Constable, vice Jno. Trimble; James Galespy, Constable, vice Wm. Wright; Ro. Ramsey, Constable, vice Thos Black; Alexr. McCroskie, Constable, vice Charles Hays; John Erwin, Constable, vice James Hogshead; James Hogart and Wallace Ashton, Constables, vice James Maies; Thos. Cohoon and David Miller, Constables, on Roan Oke; Archd. Hamilton and David Stevenson, Constables, vice Danl. Deniston; James Slone, Constable, vice James Hony; Geo. Draper, Peter Rentfro and James Cohoon, Constables, vice Humb. Lyon; John Ramsey, Constable, vice Wm. Guy; James Beard and John Maggot, Constables, vice Adam Miller; Andrew Scot, Constable, vice John Ramsey; John Campbell, Constable, vice Ro. Givin; John Leath, Constable, vice Elisha Job; Valentine Sevear, Constable, vice Wm. Carroll; John States, Constable, vice James Robinson; Ro. Montgomerie and John McClintin, Constables, vice Wm. Scot.
  • Vol. 1 - 1749 - We petitioners, being the frontier inhabitants of this colony, labor under great inconveniences for want of a road being opened from our settlement towards the landing, and there being (as we presume) a sufficient number of inhabitants to open one, we therefore humbly pray that your worship will be graciously pleased to take our case under your serious consideration and grant an order for a road to be opened from Zachariah Callhouns, on Reedy Creek, and thence to the Buffalo Lick and from thence the nearest and best way to Woods River, at the upper end of a small island below the mouth of the Little River, and thence towards the forks of Meadow Creek, and thence to the top of the dividing ridge between Woods River and the South Fork of Roanoke, and that John Vance and Alexander Sayers be appointed to mark and lay off said road from said Callhouns to Woods River, and that John Stroud and James Conley mark and lay off from thence to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc. That John McFarland and Joseph Crockett be appointed overseers to open and clear said road from said Calhoun's to Woods River, with the subscribers and the adjacent inhabitants and that William Crispe and William Pellem be appointed overseers from Woods River to the aforesaid dividing ridge, etc., and we, your petitioners, shall pray. Hendery Battan, Jacob Goldman, Jacob Goldman, Frederick Cadock, John Scott, John Combe, Samuel Stonacie, Robert McFarland, John Stead, Mordecai Early, John Downing, Charles Sincler, Wiliam Sayers, William Hamilton, Robert V(N)orris, Samuel Mountgomery, Andrew Lynam, James Macee, James Heris, Robert Miller, John Miller, Robert Allcorn, William Miller, John McFarland, Joseph Crockett, Val. Wilcher, Humberstone Lyon, James Miller, Stephen Lyon, Thomas Barnes, James Willy, John Vance, Alexander Sayers, Jacob Cassall, John German.
  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY, 1750. - Capt. Thomas Cresap vs. Humberstone Lyon.--Defendant from Prince George County, Maryland. 1st April, 1743.
  • Vol. 1 - MAY 23, 1750. - (371) Road ordered from Ezekiel Calhoun's to Wood's River thence to Top of Ridge between Wood's River and the South Fork of Roanoke. John McFarland and Joseph Crockett to be surveyors of former, and Wm. Crisp and Wm. Pellam, of latter part, with tithables, and the following: Henry Batton, Mordecai Early, John McFarland, Jacob Goldman, John Downing, John Goldman, Charles Sinclair, Nathaniel Wilshire, Wm. Sayers, Jacob Goldman, Wm. Hamilton, Humbertson Lyon, Frederick Carlock, Robert Norris, James Miller, James Cave, Saml. Montgomerie, Steven Lyon, John Conley, Andrew Linam, James Willbey, Saml. Stanlick, James Maies, Robert McFarlin, James Harris, John Vance, John Stride, Robert Miller, Alexr. Sayers, John Miller, Jacob Castle, Robert Alcorn, John Forman, Wm. Miller.
  • Vol. 1 - 1753-1754 (Part 1). - On 12th June last, there came to the house of Humberstone Lyon, on Reed Creek, one Patrick Gallahur, and enquired the way to Carolina. A son of Lyon pointed the path to the next inhabitants, and Patrick started, but returned secretly that night, when Lyon's son arrested him, but he escaped, leaving behind him personal property--coats, watch, mare and horse, one buck skin, one coat, partly made, one saddle and bridle, 4 shirts.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST, 1753 (B). - Stuart assignee vs. Humblestone Lyon.--David Bell of Chesterfield County, 1752.
  • Page 177.--May, 1759. Alexander and John Buchanan, agreement. In 1755 they jointly purchased a tract of land from Humberstone Lyon for £50, of which Buchanan paid £38 and £12 by Sayers, but deed made to Sayers; contract by Sayers to convey to Buchanan one-half interest and appoint Gabriel Jones, his attorney to make conveyance in case of death or absence of Sayers.
  • Page 69.--29th January, 1767. Robert Andrews' estate appraised, by Humberston Lyon, George Horbush (Forbush?).
  • Vol. 1 - MAY, 1774 (A). - Samuel Ewing vs. Robert Sayers, eldest son and heir of Alexander Sayers, deceased, vs. James Buchanan.--Chancery writ, 28th August, 1767. Defendant bought land in 1755 on New River, where Humberstone Lyon was then living.

Information on Humberston Lyon

Information from "LYON MEMORIAL BOOK IV" Bicentennial Issue, 1776-1976, by Editor, Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith, Esqr. Pub by The Lyon(s) Families Association of America, 1776. Prepared by Iva Scheffel (1891-1975). Humberstone first was found in Maryland in 1732 in the Moncasey area; Next in Prince Georges Co, Maryland in 1739, he registered a stock mark; on 16 Oct 1742, Humberstone was a signer of a petition to organize Frederick County, Maryland; in 1743 he lived in Augusta County, Virginia. He made sureties in 1746, and was the Constable in 1750. In 1753 he bought land on Woods (New) River and lived on Reed Creek; Humberstone is mentioned in 1766; land sold near him in 1774 in New River, Virginia.

Humberston was a resident of Maryland; then was in Augusta County, Virginia, by 1732, in the area that became Washington County, VA, when that county was erected, per one record. In Prince George's County, MD, on 24 Jun 1741, Richard Ratcliffe by deed of renunciation signed over his administrative rights in his parents estate to his uncle Richard Touchstone of Monocacy Hundred and was witnessed by Humbertston Lyon of Monocacy Hundred; the next day Richard Touchstone gave bond as administrator of the estate of Robert Ratcliffe, his brother-in-law; securities were Humbertson Lyon and Henry Touchstone, both residents of Prince George's County, MD [MD Gen Society Bulletin 37:274,278]