Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Davis - Lyon Brothers

Harriet Cook, daughter of John and Ann Cook, first married John Davis before November 1822, probably in Kentucky.  Three known children were born to them: Thomas M. Davis, John N. Davis and William R. Davis. John Davis died before December 1830 in Livingston County and, in 1833, Harriet Cook Davis married Stephen Lyon. Harriet, her second husband, and several of her children are all buried near each other in Smithland Cemetery.

Wm. R. Davis
Born Jan. 11,
Died June 13,
J.N. Davis
Born May 18th
Died Nov. 6th
On 8 March 1852, Mrs. Harriet Lyon of Smithland conveyed to Thos. M. Davis all her interest in and to all the real estate of John Davis dec'd "which she fell heir to and was entitled according to the Laws of Kentucky upon the Death of her two sons, John N. & Wm. R. Davis brothers of sd. Thos. M. Davis & children of sd. John Davis dec'd." [Livingston County Deed Book 1:539]
Harriet had several children by Stephen Lyon, but only one, Charles S. Lyon, lived to adulthood. He was born in 1837 and died 1912 in Western State Hospital.


Charles S. Lyon
Dec. 3, 1837
June 23, 1912
Aged 74 years, 6 mos.
& 20 Days

Published 23 October 2012, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/


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