Person:John Lyle (12)

John Lyle
b.ABT 1720 Ireland
m. 1700
  1. James Lyle1703-1727 -
  2. Jenny Lyle1703-1727 -
  3. Elizabeth Lyle1703-1727 -
  4. William Lyle1703-1727 -
  5. Robert LyleBEF 1707 -
  6. Matthew Lyle1711 - 1774
  7. John LyleABT 1720 - 1758
  8. Daniel Lyle1721 - 1784
  • HJohn LyleABT 1720 - 1758
  • WJean Owens1717-1730 -
  1. Martha Lyle1743 -
  2. Rev. John Lyle1746 - 1815
  3. William Lyle1748 - bef 1778
  4. Elizabeth LyleABT 1750 -
  5. Sarah Lyle1752 - 1826
  6. Esther Lyle1754 -
Facts and Events
Name John Lyle
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1720 Ireland
Death? 1758 Augusta County, Virginia

John Lyle was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA

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John Lyle's land (Borden Tract ME, 734 acres, 1748) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. Note that John Lyle's tract is adjoining two tracts of his brother Matthew Lyle (300 acres acquired in 1752 & 451 acres acquired in 1746), his brother Daniel Lyle (257 acres acquired in 1743) and his nephew Samuel Lyle (235 acres acquired in 1751).

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 205.--19th March, 1746. Benj. Borden to John Lyie (sold in lifetime of Benjamin); 734 acres for £22.5.0 current money Virginia, part of 92,100; corner to Mathew Lyle, John McDowell's line. Witnessed and acknowledged as above.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 534.--15th March, 1758. Jno. Lyle to James McKee, £35, 210 acres, part of Borden's 92100; cor. Mathew Lyle; cor. Jno. Gray. Teste: Wm. Todd, Mathew Lyle, Robert Huston. Delivered: Jno. Lyle, 16th August, 1774. (entered on same day as above transaction)

Will of John Lyle

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 254.--14th February, 1758. John Lyle's will. yeoman--Wife, Jean; sons, John and William, 524 acres; four daughters, Martha, Elizabeth, Sarah, Esther. Executors, wife Jean, Danl. Lyle, Archd. Alexander. Teste: Mathew Lyle, Samuel Lyle, Robert Lusk. Proved, 16th August, 1758, by the witnesses. Executors qualified, with Samuel and Mathew Lyle.

Information on John Lyle

Notable Southern Families By Zella Armstrong, Janie Preston Collup French, pg. 137:


John Lyle, second of the emigrant brothers and second son of James Lyle and Margaret Snoddy, of County Antrim, Ireland, was born about 1 720, in Ireland. He married in Ireland, Jean Owens, a daughter of William Owens, and his wife, Matilda Knox, (of the same family of Janet Knox, who was John Lyle's grandmother by her marriage to Samuel Lyle in 1680, or about that date). John Lyle and his wife emigrated to Virginia about 1745. They settled on Timber Ridge, now Rockbridge County, Virginia, adjoining the property of his brother, Matthew Lyle. Like all the Lyles, John was a Presbyterian and helped to establish 'the faith in Virginia. He worked on the Presbyterian Church of Timber Ridge, which was built on lands given by his brother, Mathew. He died in 1 758 and was survived for forty years by his widow. Their children were:

( 1 ) John Lyle.

(2) David Lyle.

(3) Martha Lyle.

(4) Elizabeth Lyle.

(5) Sarah Lyle.

(6) Esther Lyle.

Of the foregoing:

John Lyle married Flora Reid, and had children; William Lyle married Nancy Agnes Gilmore and had children; Martha Lyle was left in Ireland with her maternal grandparents, Owens, when John Lyle and his wife emigrated to Virginia, she married in Ireland, Robert Russell and emigrated with him to Virginia. She returned to Ireland, however, and died there; she had children; Elizabeth Lyle married Samuel Ramsey and had children; Sarah Lyle married her cousin. James Lyle, son of Daniel Lyle, the emi Loading...Loading...home, which is standing, on the Tennessee River above Knoxville. Their children were Drury Paine Armstrong, who married Amelia Houston) ; Addison Wear Armstrong, who married Nancy MacMillan) ; Maria Armstrong, (who married John Brooks) ; Rutelia Armstrong, (who married Thomas G. Craighead) ; Charlotte Armstrong, (who married first Samuel Armstrong, and had no children; married second Henry C. Baldwin) ; Robert Houston Armstrong (who died young); Margaret Cunningham Armstrong (who married Samuel Hannibal Love); Dialthea Perry Armstrong, (who married Pleasant M. Love) ; James H. Armstrong, (who married Ann Eliza Park) ; Maloida Armstrong, (who married Samuel Morrow) ; Samuel T. Armstrong, (who died young), and Elizabeth Armstrong, (who died young). From these sons and daughters comes a large connection.

Robert Wear married Lucretia Thomas and had children. Rebecca Wear married John Witt and had children. Samuel Wear, Junior, married and had children. John Wear, who was also an officer in the War of 1812, married Sussannah Mullendore and had children. He married for his second wife Sarah M. Patty and had children.

Mary Wear, last child of Samuel Wear by his first wife, Polly or Mary Thompson, married Colonel Simeon Perry and had children. Simeon Perry married a second wife.

A very large connection of Tennessee people comes through Samuel Wear's children.

Going back to Elizabeth Lyle, who married first William Thompson, and second Matthew Donald: By her marriage to Donald she had seven children: Mathew Lyle Donald, (who married Mrs. Nancy Walker, nee Caughron or Cawhorn, and had children) ; John Donald (who married Nancy Paxton) ; Samuel Donald (who died unmarried) ; Margaret Donald, who married William Keys, who was a Colonel of an Ohio Regiment in the War of 1812; William Blair Donald, who married Mary Campbell, and was a Captain in the War of 1812; James Donald, who married Jennie McCorckle, and Mary Donald, who married his cousin, Hannah Lyle).

Martha Lyle, fourth child of Matthew Lyle and his wife, Esther Blair, was bor n about 1 740. She accompanied her parents from Ireland to Virginia and married there about 1 758, Matthew Houston, son of John Houston and an uncle to General Samuel Houston. Their children Loading...Loading...grant, and had children; Esther Lyle married Samuel Keys and had children.