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1883 History of
Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa


George E. LYMAN came to his present home on section 36, in February, 1860. He was born in Susquehanna Co., Penn., Sept. 18, 1828. His parents removed to Wyoming county, where he married Sarah E. KENTNER, a native of Monroe Co., Penn., born Oct. 9, 1834, and who had removed with her parents to Wyoming county, when an infant.

After his marriage he removed to Lee Co., Ill., from thence to Iowa in 1860. He bought 680 acres, now having but 375 under an excellent state of cultivation.

During the war he enlisted Dec. 15, 1863, in the 4th regiment, Iowa Cavalry, and served until its close, participating in the battles of Guntown, capture of Selma, Ala., Columbus and Macon, Georgia, and numerous campaigns.

[Mr. and Mrs. LYMAN] are the parents of seven children, five of whom are now living - Lucretia M. wife of George H. FELTHOUS, born Dec. 10, 1851; Myron W. born April 3, 1853, died July 28, 1857; an infant daughter born Dec. 23, 1854, died Feb. 1, 1855; Mary E. wife of C. W. HARRIS, born July 6, 1856; Eddie W. born July 10, 1860; Elma L. born April 15, 1862; and Lena L. born Dec. 10, 1863.

SOURCE: History of Franklin and Cerro Gordo Counties, Iowa. p. 839. Union Publishing Co. Springfield IL. 1883.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2011



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