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Loyalist Directory: Reuben Lyon

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Surname : Lyon
Given name : Reuben
Rank :  
Where Resettled : Westmoreland Co., NB? – In 1987, Douglas Parish, York County, NB
Status as Loyalist :  
Proof of Loyalty : NYGBS; V37 N4 Oct 1906
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : New York Volunteers
Enlistment Date :  
Date & Place of Birth : June 3 1766 in Redding Conn.
Settled before war :  
Date & Place of Death :  
Place of Burial :  
Wife Name : Sarah Flagler
Children : They had two daughters who drowned in the St. John River on June 28, 1828: Susannah (age 20) and Elizabeth (age 28).
Biography : Rueben Lyon is the son of John Lyon Sr. (aka Captain John Lyon) and nephew of Joseph Lyon.

Reuben was a passenger on the Union ship April 1783. He signed the passenger list as a single man aged 17.

On Jan 30 1787 he was granted land by the Crown: 200 acres on the East side of Keswick River, Douglas Parish. York County, NB.

NOTE: This comment "Probably this was a party consisting of Daniel Lyon, his wife and 5 children." was added to this record at some piont; could it have come from the NYGBS publication? Family researcher Stephen McDonald has no record of such a connection.

In fact, Stephen McDonald has thus far not found a second Reuben, which raises some doubts that there were two Loyalists with the name Reuben Lyon as suggested in the NYGBS publication.
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Sources : Reference letters Q --

Information contributed by Stephen McDonald.
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