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Lyman, Isaac

Born: August 18, 1759 - Died: March 01, 1827
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Spouse - Sally Edgecomb Lyman, Laura Pierce Lyman, and Patience Mann Lyman
Parents - Benjamin and Sarah French Foster Lyman
Major Isaac Lyman, an American Revolutionary war veteran was one of the first permanent settlers in Potter County. Major Lyman is recognized the founder of Potter County. He was paid ten dollars for each settler he convinced to move to Potter County. He built his home in 1809 in nearby Lymansville, now known as Ladonna. Major Lyman also built the first road to cross Potter County and Potter County\'s first sawmill and gristmill. Lyman had a colorful personal history. After the death in childbirth of his first wife, Sally Edgecombe, he remarried; later he left his second wife and started a third family in Potter County. The second Mrs. Lyman was determined not to suffer on her own. She sought out the Major, travelling from Bolton Landing, New York to Potter County with the help of their son, Burrell, who was 18 at the time. Major Lyman lived with these two families in Potter County. Historical accounts of the living situation vary. Some say that Lyman kept both wives under one roof. Others state that there were two log homes for the families on the same piece of property. Descendants of Major Isaac Lymans three families still live and work in Potter County. (from Wikipedia)
Photo Courtesy of Larry Johnson
Location: Lymanville Cemetery Eulalia Twp., Ladona Pa.


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