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us: Lyon, Matthew, 1749-1822

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    • us: Lyon, Mathew, 1749-1822
    • us: Lyon, M. (Matthew), 1749-1822
    • us: Lyon, Col. (Matthew), 1749-1822
    • us: Lyon, Mr. (Matthew), 1749-1822
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        Wicklow (Ireland : County)
    • Death Place

        Spadra Bluff (Ark.)
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        (itoamc) Printer
          (itoamc) Publisher
            (itoamc) Militia officers
              (itoamc) Legislators (State government)
                (itoamc) Representatives, U.S. Congress
            • Sources

              • found: His Letter from Mathew Lyon, 1801.
              • found: His A letter from the Hon. Matthew Lyon, 1810.
              • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress (Lyon, Matthew; emigrated from Ireland to the U.S. in 1765; settled in Vermont in 1774; served as an officer with the Green Mountain Boys during the American Revolution; member of the state House of Representatives, 1779-83; founded the town of Fair Haven, Vt., 1783; served an additional 10 years in the state House of Representatives during the period 1783-96; built and operated several kinds of mills; established a printing office at Fair Haven in 1793 and published the Farmers' Library and the Fair Haven Gazette; elected to the 5th and 6th Congresses, 1797-1801; moved to Kentucky in 1801; member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1802; elected to the 8th-11th Congresses, 1803-11; served as U.S. factor to the Cherokee Nation in the Arkasas Territory; b. County Wicklow, Ireland, July 14, 1749; d. Spadra Bluff, Ark., Aug. 1, 1822)
              • found: MWA/NAIP files, May 21, 2014 (access point: Lyon, Matthew, 1749-1822; usage: Matthew Lyon; Mathew Lyon; M. Lyon; Col. Lyon; Mr. Lyon)
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              • 1980-11-19: new
              • 2014-05-29: revised
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