Captain Nehemiah Lyon (1719 )

Here lie the remains of
Deacon Nehemiah Lyon
who died in the hope of the gospel

Oct 1st 1807
AE 87

Nehemiah Lyon

born 16 Oct 1719 in Woodstock, Windham Co., CT

died 1 Oct 1807 in Woodstock, Windham Co., CT

buried in East Woodstock Cemetery, East Woodstock, Windham Co., CT.

married (1st) 2 July 1741 Mehitable Child. Nehemiah

married (2nd) 18 Dec 1794 Elizabeth (—) Squires.

son of William Lyon and Martha (Morris) Lyon.

From The Lyon Memorial, Massachusetts Families:

Nehemiah Lyon was a prominent citizen of Woodstock. He took the freeman’s oath in 1749.

Selected to convey to the General Assembly the protest of his district against the Stamp Act in 1765, and during the Revolution he, with his nephew, Capt. Benjamin Lyon, were appointed to receive and transmit donations for the relief of Boston.

Deputy from Woodstock 1762-1769.

In 1768 he was one of the five appointed to invite Rhode Island to "appear in person" before the General Assembly of Connecticut and unite in asking to have the Massachusetts boundary line settled.

In 1771, at a meeting held in the house of Colonel Israel Putnam, he was one of four to represent Woodstock in a conference with representatives from Killingly, Thompson Parish, Ashford and Union in regard to some "new bound for the county." He was, moreover, deacon in the First Church of Woodstock.

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