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Descendants of James LYLE and Hannah CRAWFORD


Descendants of James Lyle and Hannah Crawford

Generation Two

3. James2 Lyle (James1) was born on 12 December 1797 in Pennsylvania.49 He married Ann Hall, probably the daughter of John and Mary (Clayton) Hall, on 27 March 1832 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.50 He died on 6 December 1877 near Kent, Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, at age 79.51 He was buried in Horner Cemetery, Lexington Township, Scott County, Indiana, with a marker erroneoulsy reading 1797-1878.52
     He probably appeared on the census of 6 August 1810 in the household of James Lisle in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as one of three males age ten to fifteen.53 He probably appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 in the household of James Lile in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as one of the five males age 16 to 26 and the six engaged in agriculture.54 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio; enumerated alone as a male age 30-40 with a Samuel Crawford household 13 families away and brother William nearby.55 He soon returned to Pennsylvania and married. He was appointed administrator of the estate of James Lyle on 14 March 1839 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.56 He purchased from his father's estate sale [spelling unedited]: wareing apperrel $15.80, pot $1.18¾, one chest $0.12½, cole pick $0.37½, 1 pare hems $0.31, 1 tenet saw $0.93, 1 pot tramels $0.65, 7 chairs $0.49, table and stan $0.50, saddle and bridle $1.87, 3 blankets $4.18¼, 1 cag soap fat $0.40, 1 sled $0.06¼, 1 lot broke flax $5.05 and one hors $5.00 for a total of $36.93¼ on 26 March 1839 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.57 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; as James Lyle with a male under 5, one 5-10, one 40-50; one female 5-10, one 30-40; one engaged in agriculture.58 James Lyle and Ann his wife and Samuel Lyle and Rebecca his wife sold the one seventh shares of the land James and Samuel inherited from their late father James Lyle to Moses Lake for $240 on 3 February 1842 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.59
     By 1848 most of the Lyle family had left Pennsylvania so it is not surprising, following the loss of his wife and two children that March and April, that James and his surviving children joined his brother John in Indiana. Hanover College, near the home of the Lyles, and the Jefferson county seat of Madison were hard hit by the cholera epidemic of 1849.60 His youngest child Hannah died on 25 Aug 1849 at the time this dread disease was rampant and so may have died in Indiana rather than in Pennsylvania as stated in the Aldridge manuscript.61 James and his remaining three sons appeared on the census of 15 October 1850 in the household of John Lyle in Graham Township, Jefferson County, Indiana.62 He was a harness maker in 1859 in Graham Township, Jefferson County, Indiana.63 He appeared on the census of 16 July 1860 in Graham Township, Jefferson County, Indiana; as James Lyle Jr (Jr and Sr reversed), a farmer age 62.64 "James Lyle and Elizabeth Hall, Brother and sister of John Lyle decd both unmarried persons of Jefferson County, in the State of Indiana," sold their two one-sixth shares of John's forty acres in Keokuk Township, Wapello County, Iowa, to Harry Sedore for $100 on 12 September 1867.65 He appeared on the census of 21 July 1870 in the household of James Lyle Jr. in Graham Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, as James Lyle Sr, a ship carpenter age 74.66

Ann Hall was born on 6 April 1809 in New Jersey.67 She died on 4 April 1848 apparently in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, at age 38.68 She and John Hall were were both born in New Jersey and married into the Lyle family in Pennsylvania and based on family naming patterns, birthplaces and recollections of a Clayton relative, they were probably siblings.69 She probably appeared as the female age 20-30 on the census of 1 June 1830 in the household of Mary Hall, a neighbor of John Lyle, in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.70 She probably appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in the household of James Lyle in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as the female 30-40.71
Children of James2 Lyle and Ann Hall all born in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, were as follows:

4. Charles2 Lyle (James1) was born in 1799 in Pennsylvania.80 He married Sarah Johnson on 10 June 1830 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Martha J. Sarver present.81 He died on 28 September 1858 in Ashland, Wapello County, Iowa.82 Though apparently no marker was placed, he was probably buried in Ashland Cemetery, Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa.
     In 1800 Charles was the youngest of three children, all boys born in Pennsylvania. The only household on the census that year very likely to have been this family is that of James Lisle in Milford Township, Mifflin (now Juniata) County, Pennsylvania, with an adult man and woman and three boys under age ten.83 He probably appeared on the census of 6 August 1810 in the household of James Lisle in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as one of three males age ten to fifteen.84 On the census of 1820 in the household of James Lile, still in Elizabeth Township, he was one of five males aged sixteen to twenty-six and six engaged in agriculture.85 He may have appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in the household of his father James Lyle in Elizabeth Township, as the male thirty to forty with Sarah as the female fifteen to twenty.86 As a resident of Hamilton County, Ohio, Charles Lyle paid $50 for 40 acres in Jefferson County, Indiana, (south west quarter of the north west quarter of Section 12 of Township 3 North in Range 8 East) at the General Land Office at Jeffersonville, Indiana, on 30 May 1835.87 His purchase of 40 acres of public land was finalized, patent dated 15 March 1837, in Jefferson County, Indiana.88 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana; probably as the male 30-40; plus one male 5-10, one female under 5, two 5-10 and one 20-30.89 John Calhoun, Attorney in fact for Charles Lyle and Sarah his wife and John Hall and Elizabeth his wife (late Elizabeth Lyle) all of the State of Indiana [Jefferson County], negotiated the sale of Charles and Elizabeth's one seventh shares of the land in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, they inherited from their late father James Lyle to Moses Lake for $220 on 19 December 1840.90
     Obtained by the United States in the Louisiana Purchase, Iowa became a territory in 1838 and a state in 1846. Wapello County, Iowa, formed from Indian Lands, was opened at midnight on April 30, 1843. Prospective settlers camped along the county border; and, at the sound of a shotgun, they raced towards the “New Purchase.” Within a month Wapello County had 5,000 inhabitants, one of them Charles Lyle’s future son-in-law, Samuel M. Wright.91 Though he missed the rush, Charles moved to Wapello by 1848 and appeared on the census of 28 August 1850 in Wapello County, Iowa, with Sarah Lyle, James O. Lyle, Hannah E. Lyle, Nancy J. Lyle, Mary Susan Lyle, Jasper R. Lyle, Benjamin F. Lyle, and Martha L. Lyle, the children's birthplaces in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Iowa, documenting the family's migrations.92 Wapello County, Iowa, had a total population of 8,471 in 1850 spread over 432 square miles of slightly undulating and highly productive land. The major agricultural products were grains, chiefly corn with 589,395 bushels, grass and pork. Sheep yield was 24,388 pounds of wool and dairy cattle produced 114,268 pounds of butter. The entire county at that time had only two churches but also had two newspaper offices and 1,567 pupils attending public schools. Ashland, where Charles lived, was at that time a post office in the southeast corner of the county.93 Thomas Ping and his wife Sarah Ann, neighbors in 1856, sold Charles lot one in block twenty-four in Ashland, Wapello County, Iowa, on 26 August 1852 and lot four in block five on 3 April 1854.94 The first lot was a large one on Walnut Street at Main Street in the northwestern corner of town and the second was a small lot across the street.95 The town of Ashland was a planned community designed by Thomas Ping. It had a town square, stage stop, stables, hotel, post office, bank, three churches, two doctors, three stores, a sawmill, a cooperage and wagon shop, a brick making plant and a seminary that in its day was well known. Charles may have worked as a cooper or a blacksmith like some of the other Lyle men. He didn't live to see Ashland fade away when rail lines were established elsewhere.96 He appeared on the Iowa state census of 1856 in Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa.97 He was assessed tax on two lots (probably in the town of Ashland) valued at $350 and personal property valued at $98 with a total for county, state, school, poll and road taxes of $2.95 in 1857 in Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa.98 He was appointed administrator of the estate of John Lyle, his brother on 1 September 1857 in Wapello County, Iowa.99 Another administrator was appointed for the estate of Charles's brother John Lyle on 29 January 1859 in Wapello County, Iowa.100 Pioneering apparently took a toll on this family as neither Charles nor Sarah reached the age of 60 and only the oldest two and very youngest of their children to age 30.

Sarah Johnson was born in 1812 in Pennsylvania.101 She died on 17 October 1859 in Ashland, Wapello County, Iowa.102 Though apparently no marker was placed, she was probably buried in Ashland Cemetery, Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa. She may have appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in the household of James Lyle in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as the female 15-20.103 She probably appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in the household of Charles Lyle in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, as the female 20-30.104 She appeared on the census of 28 August 1850 in the household of Charles Lyle in Wapello County, Iowa.105 She was apparently away from home in Iowa visiting her former home when her youngest daughter was born on 7 June 1854 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.106 She appeared on the Iowa state census of 1856 in the household of Charles Lyle in Washington Township, Wapello County, Iowa.107 As administratrix of the estate of her husband, Sarah filed a report of the estate of John Lyle of which her late husband, Charles Lyle, had been administrator. She signed with her mark on 9 July 1859 in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa.108 Thos. J. Nelson was appointed administrator of her estate on 3 December 1859 in Wapello County, Iowa, Mary Lyle later appointed 31 Mar 1860.109
Children of Charles2 Lyle and Sarah Johnson were as follows:

5. Samuel C.2 Lyle (James1) was born on 22 December 1801 reportedly in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.179 He married Rebecca Webb, daughter of Isaac and Jane (Kennedy) Webb, in 1826 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.180 He died on 4 February 1886 in the home of his son-in-law John McKnight of Nailor's Run, Salem Township, Meigs County, Ohio, at age 84.181 He was buried on 6 February 1886 in McCaskey Cemetery, Salem Township, Meigs County, Ohio.182 The marker reads "Samuel C. Lyle" with dates of birth and death.183
studio portrait of Samuel C. Lyle
courtesy of a descendant
deterioration restored by another descendant

     He probably appeared on the census of 6 August 1810 in the household of James Lisle in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as one of three males under age ten.184 He probably appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 in the household of James Lile in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as one of the five males age 16 to 26 and the six engaged in agriculture.185 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Samuel Lyle: two males under 5, one male 20-30, one female 20-30.186 He purchased from his father's estate sale [spelling unedited]: 3 planes $0.75, 1 two inch auger $0.80, 1 shingle froe $0.60, 1 lot oald puter $0.37, 1 log chain $2.12½, 1 pot tramel $0.85, 1 dough tray $0.06¼, 1 case drawers $7.75 and 1 barn shovel $0.12½ for a total of $13.43¼ and his father-in-law Isaac Webb bought 1 hand saw for 25 cents on 26 March 1839 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.187 On 16 May 1839 Samuel C. Lyle and James Linch of Allegheny Co., Pa. applied at the Marietta Land Office under the act of 22 Jun 1838 to purchase 200 acres (SW qtr and NE¼ of NE qtr of Section 8, Township 8, Range 15) at the rate of $1.25 per acre. They paid with $200 in silver and $50 drawn on the Merchants & Manufacturers Bank of Pittsburgh. Samuel signed his name and James his mark. They were thus entitled to a patent after 22 Jun 1840.188 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; as Saml. Lyle, with two males under 5, two males age 10-15, one male age 30-40, one female age 5-10, one female age 30-40, with two engaged in agriculture.189 James Lyle and Ann his wife and Samuel Lyle and Rebecca his wife sold the one seventh shares of the land James and Samuel inherited from their late father James Lyle to Moses Lake for $240 on 3 February 1842 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.190



     Samuel C. Lyle moved with his family in 1843 to Salem Township, Meigs County, Ohio.191 Samuel C. Lyle and James Linch of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, purchased 200 acres of public lands from the Marietta land office, patent dated 10 July 1844, in Meigs County, Ohio.192 He appeared on the census of 31 August 1850 in Salem Township, Meigs County, Ohio.193 Samuel's farm in Salem Township, Meigs County was recorded in 1850 with 40 of 100 acres developed at a value of $800 and $40 in farm equipment. Holdings and production for the year ending June 1, 1850 were 2 horses, 2 milk cows, 2 other cattle, 6 sheep and 6 swine valued at $150; 200 bushels of wheat, 100 of Indian corn, 60 of oats, 15 pounds of wool, 14 bushels of Irish potatoes, 12 of buckwheat, 100 lbs. of butter, 2 tons of hay and 10 lbs. of beeswax and honey. Home-made manufacture was valued at $17 and animals slaughtered at $20. A few of the neighbors had oxen, grew rye, peas and beans, clover and other grass seed or flax seed. Some produced flax and one maple sugar.194 He was widowed by the death of Rebecca Webb on 13 July 1857 in Salem Township, Meigs County, Ohio.195 He appeared on the census of 8 August 1860 in Salem Township, Meigs County, Ohio; farmer age 58, born in Pa., real estate $1200, personal $350, next to son James.196 Samuel, as "S. Lile," was the only member of the family listed in the 1860 agricultural schedule coming after his brother-in-law "A. Wed" (Abner Webb). He now had only 80 acres with 50 improved for a value of $1200 and $50 in farm equipment. There were two horses, one milk cow, three other cattle and one pig together valued at $200. The previous year's production in bushels was wheat 100, corn 160, oats 185 and potatoes 12. There were also 50 pounds of butter and four tons of hay and a value of animals slaughtered of $20. This was a fair output for the neighborhood though Abner Webb had 20 more acres in cultivation with more livestock, including sheep that gave 30 pounds of wool and he had $15 in home manufacture.197
family house

This house was in the family, but probably nestled in the hills of neighboring Cheshire Township, Gallia County, in the early 1900s. Still it should be similar to those of the Lyles in Meigs County.

     On 17 July 1863 the Civil War came home to residents of Meigs County as part of Morgan's Raiders traveled from Jackson through Wilkesville and on to Rutland where they met up with their southern contingent and spent the night after which they tried to find a crossing over the Ohio River resulting in Ohio's one Civil War battle of Buffington Island on the 19th. Sam Lyle had three sons off in the Union Army early in the war though in 1863 Boyd was back with a disability discharge. The other three sons and son-in-law may have been part of the militia efforts to hinder the Confederate raiders as the Union Army pursued them. Much damage and looting took place along the route, but it is unknown whether the family suffered directly although it appears no claim was filed for "property taken, destroyed or injured by the Rebel forces."198 In 1864 his son Samuel and son-in-law John McKnight served four month terms through the Ohio National Guard doing duty in West Virginia. He sold his one-sixth share of his brother John's forty acres in Keokuk Township, Wapello County, Iowa, on 7 May 1869, nearly twelve years after John's death, for $50 with a quit claim deed from Samuel C. Lyle to Jerome Wiley of Franklin County, Indiana.199
     Samuel C. Lyle appeared on the census of 17 June 1870 in the household of Boyd Lyle in Langsville post office, Salem Township, Meigs County, Ohio, a retired farmer, real estate $1400, personal $400, but son Boyd listed as head of household.200 He appeared on the census of 18 June 1880 in the household of Oliver Lyle in Salem Township, Meigs County, Ohio.201 Samuel and his sons Samuel Jr. and Oliver all appeared as adjacent landowners in the agricultural census of 1880. Though his sons most likely did the farming, he still had the 80 acres, two tilled, 48 in pasture and 30 in woodland all valued at $1300. Other than grassland and 50 apple trees, no livestock or production is tallied.202

Rebecca Webb was born on 21 February 1806 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.203 She died on 13 July 1857 in Salem Township, Meigs County, Ohio, at age 51.204 She was buried in McCaskey Cemetery, Salem Township, Meigs County, Ohio.205 She probably appeared on the census of 6 August 1810 in the household of Isaac Webb in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as one of the females under age ten.206 She probably appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 in the household of Isaac Webb in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as the female 10-16.207 She appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in the household of Samuel C. Lyle in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as a female 20-30.208 She appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in the household of Samuel C. Lyle in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as the female age 30-40.209 She could not read and write.210 She appeared on the census of 31 August 1850 in the household of Samuel Lile in Salem Township, Meigs County, Ohio.211
Children of Samuel C.2 Lyle and Rebecca Webb were as follows:


6. William2 Lyle (James1) was born on 7 December 1803 in Pennsylvania; reportedly east of the Alleghenies.240 He married Matilda Ritchey, daughter of William and Jane (--?--) Ritchey, on 12 March 1829 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.241 He married Hannah Kelley on 6 July 1858 in Schuyler County, Illinois; she apparently being the Widow Frey.242 He died on 3 January 1879 in Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri, at age 75; from Bright's disease, Dr. Stanley attending.243 He was buried in Springer Cemetery, Sullivan County, Missouri, 401305N0925612W; this cemetery (one acre) was donated by Louis Springer during the Civil War. The first person buried there was Louis Springer's brother-in-law George Jones. It is located in the NE quarter and SE quarter of Section 32, Township 63 North, Range 18 West.244
     He probably appeared on the census of 6 August 1810 in the household of James Lisle in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as one of three males under age ten.245 He probably appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 in the household of James Lile in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as the male 16 to 18.246 He purchased 3+ acres from William Witherow Jr on 23 April 1822 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.247 This land is near that bought by his father in 1830, but it is hard to know what 18 year old William wanted with three acres unless perhaps it was a blacksmith business, that being the occupation he listed in the 1850-60 census. He and Matilda his wife sold a parcel of 3 acres, 10 perches, bought from William Witherow Jr. in 1822, to Samuel Kelly for $200 on 29 March 1830 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.248 The name of the northern portion of Elizabeth Township where this land was located was changed to Lincoln Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in 1869 when Elizabeth Township was divided into three townships.249
     William Lyle appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio; as a male age 20-30 with females under 5 and 20-30 next to the Joseph Boyd household.250
     William was the first of his family to buy land in Indiana, moving on from Pennsylvania and Ohio. The area in Jefferson County, Indiana, was at a point along the Ohio River a little over half way from the major landings of Cincinnati and Louisville, and became a gateway to Indiana. Many of the first settlers in Jefferson County, in 1810-11, were Scotch-Irish Presbyterians which must have appealed to the Lyle family members.251 William Lyle, already a resident of Jefferson County, Indiana, paid $100 for 80 acres there (north half of the north east quarter of Section 12 of Township 3 North in Range 8 East) at the General Land Office at Jeffersonville, Indiana, on 15 May 1834.252 His purchase of 80 acres of public land was finalized, patent dated 21 September 1835, in Jefferson County, Indiana.253 He and Matilda his wife, sold his one seventh share of the land in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, that he inherited from his late father James Lyle to Francis McClure for $120 on 17 March 1840 from Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana.254 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana; probably as a male 30-40; plus one male 40-50 (probably his brother John), two females under 5, two 5-10, one 10-15 and one 30-40.255 His eighty acre lot in Republican Township eventually was owned by his nephew, David Lyle, and in 1876 was shown with a cooper shop which may have begun as William's blacksmith shop.256
     Moving on again, he appeared on the census of 2 November 1850 in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, as William Lyle, a blacksmith age 47, born in Pennsylvania with real estate valued at $1500; enumerated with him were Matilda Ritchey, Jane Rebecca Lyle, Rachel Lyle, Margaret Boyd Lyle, Martha Ann Lyle, Wilmer Magarvy Lyle, Jugurtha Lamar Lyle, and Albert Drennen Lyle.257 Schuyler County, in west central Illinois, is located on the Illinois River which was navigable by steamboats in 1850. Total population of the county then was 10,573 spread over 420 square miles of undulating prairie and timbered land. Agricultural produce for 1850 included 398,160 bushels of corn; 79,930 of wheat; 56,570 of oats, and 136,823 pounds of butter. The entire county at that time had ten churches, one newspaper office but only 100 pupils attending academies and other schools.258 He was remembered as a blacksmith with a "shop at the corner where the road came out from the old home place to the hard road east of Pleasant View" in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler County, Illinois.259 He was widowed by the death of Matilda Ritchey on 21 March 1853 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois.260 He sold his place in Pleasantview and bought an 80 acre farm nearby.261 He appeared on the Illinois state census of 1855 in McDonough County, Illinois, in Township 4 North, Range 2 West with a household of two males under 10, two age 10-20, one age 50-60 and two females age 10-20 for a total of seven, two in the militia and livestock valued at $5.00.262
     William Lyle followed his son-in-law Charles Floyd Springer from Illinois between 1858 and 1859 to Sullivan County, Missouri.263 He appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 in Greencastle, Sullivan County, Missouri, as a Pennsylvania born farmer and blacksmith age 56, real estate value $1232, personal estate $661 and family members Wilmer Magarvy Lyle, Jugurtha Lamar Lyle, Albert Drennen Lyle, Hannah Kelley, Cranson Purdy Lyle, Charles Wesley Lyle, Elizabeth E. Miller, and Francis Marion Frey.264 "William Lyle and Hannah Lyle his [2nd] wife of Sullivan County State of Missouri" sold his one-sixth share of the forty acres owned by his late brother John to Jacob Allen for $50 on 13 January 1865 in Keokuk Township, Wapello County, Iowa.265 He appeared on the census of 3 August 1870 in Penn Township, Sullivan County, Missouri, as a 66 year old farmer, real estate value $3080 and personal $725 and with him were Hannah Kelley, Cranson Purdy Lyle, Charles Wesley Lyle, Matilda Lyle, and Francis Marion Frey.266 William's farm was recorded in the agricultural census of 1870 with 110 acres improved, 34 in woodland and 10 other unimproved at a value of $3080 and $120 in farm equipment. Next to him, his son Jugurtha had just 18 acres, all improved. William had six horses, three milk cows, four other cattle, 30 sheep and eight swine together valued at $555. Produce for 1869 in bushels was spring wheat 39, winter wheat 11, rye 15, corn 300, oats 400 and potatoes 8. The farm also yielded 60 pounds of wool, 200 pounds of butter, ten tons of hay, 40 gallons of sorghum molasses and home manufacture was valued at $16 and animals slaughtered at $110. The total value for the farm for the year ending 1 Jun 1870 was $1100, better than most neighbors.267 He left a will on 10 April 1877 in Penn Township, Sullivan County, Missouri; in which he made special bequests to his wife Hannah, children Rachel Springer, Charles W. Lyle and Jugurtha L. Lyle, deducted from future income of his wife charges for the maintainece of her children Elizabeth E. Miller and Francis Marion Fry as she did not do work for his children, gave his wishes for his own grave stone and those of his first wife and two deceased sons, asked C. F. Springer and Cranston P. Lyle to oversee upkeep and rental of his lands and appointed John G. Rake executor. Witnesses were George J. Baird, Hoover Gray and Jasper Gray.268 On 29 January 1879 in Sullivan County, Missouri, an inventory of the estate of William Lyle was filed by John G. Rake, Executor, and witnesses Lewis Springer and Jeremiah G. Smith. The real estate consisted of an 80 acre parcel (N½ of NW qtr of Section 33, Township 63 of Range 18) and a 17 acre lot (East side of SE qtr of the SW qtr of Section 23, Township 63 of Range 19). Personal property was 2 Gray Mares, 1 Horse Colt (gray), 1 Sorrell Horse Colt, 1 Sorrell Mare blind one eye, 3 Stacks, 1 Rick & 1 piece of Rick of Hay, 1 White Cow, 1 Roan Cow, 2 yearling Heifers, 1 old Waggon, lot of Blacksmith Tools, 1 Cultivator, 1 Wheat fan, 1 Revolving Rake, 1 Saddle, 1 lot Corn, 1 lot Tabacco [?] , 2 old Sets Harness, 3 old Ground Plows, 1 H. Harrow, 1 large Iron Kettle, 1 axe, 2 prs. log chain, 1 House [?] Knife, 6 Shots [?], 1 lot old cupboard Ware, 1 Cooking Stove, Heating Stove, 1 Cupboard, 1 Clock, 1 Clothes Safe, 1 Map U.S., 2 b--------- beds & bedding, 1 bedstead & book case, 1 small looking glass, 2 coal oil lamps, 2 old -------, 1 box, 1 bench, 5 chairs, 12 Hens, 2 Geese, 4 Ducks, 9 old Sheep & 2 lambs, Meat sufficient to last one year, lot of old Carpenters tools, 1 Table, 1 Wheelbarrow, 2 prs. Stealyards [?], 15 yds. Carpet, 1 Spinning Wheel and 15 cents in Currency.269 He appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 in Penn Township, Sullivan County, Missouri, annotated as deceased.270

Matilda Ritchey was born on 24 January 1811 in Pennsylvania.271 She died on 21 March 1853 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, at age 42.272 She was buried in Messerer Cemetery, Frederick Township, Schuyler County, Illinois; with a marker, the top part of which reads: "MATILDA LYLE, Born Jan 26 1811, Died Mar 21 1853" and the lower part: "PHILNIDA, wife of, CHESTER FARRAR, Born June 10 1798, Died June 11 1851". It is speculated Chester Farrar might be the father of Jasper P. Farrar, Matilda's son-in-law, but proof was not found. A Chester Farrar did witness a deed of William and Matilda Lyle in Jefferson County, Indiana, in 1840.273 Her mother, Jane Ritchey widow of Wm., petitioned the Orphan's Court for appointment of guardians for her children, including Matilda Ritchey in November 1817 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.274 She had Matthew Henderson appointed as her guardian. He was the pastor of the Associate Presbyterian Church called Forks of the Yough and lived near the farm, "Grassy Fort," of her recently deceased grandfather, William Ritchey, the church also being nearby.275 Her grandfather's land was on the northeast boundary of that purchased by her father-in-law, James Lyle, in 1830.276 She probably appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in the household of William Lyle in Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, as the female 20-30.277 She probably appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in the household of William Lyle in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, as the female 30-40.278 She appeared on the census of 2 November 1850 in the household of William Lyle in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, as Matilda Lyle, age 40, born in Pennsylvania.279 She was to have a stone placed over her grave in Schuyler County, Illinois, according to the will of William Lyle on 10 April 1877 in Penn Township, Sullivan County, Missouri.280
Children of William2 Lyle and Matilda Ritchey were as follows:

     Hannah Kelley was born in March 1824 in Pennsylvania.307 She married (--?--) Miller before 1842.308 She married James Fry on 25 December 1849 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.309 She died on 29 January 1901 in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, at age 76; at the home of her son C. W. Lyle on Linden Street.310 She was buried on 31 January 1901 in Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, following services at her son's home conducted by Rev. R. G. Beaman of the Walnut Street Baptist Church.311
     She appeared on the census of 9 October 1850 in the household of James Fry in Elizabeth, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, as Hannah Fry, age 28, with her children Elizabeth E. Miller, Samuel Miller, Agnes A. Miller, and Margaret Frey; the Millers all born in Pennsylvania.312 She appeared on the census of 24 August 1860 in the household of William Lyle in Greencastle, Sullivan County, Missouri.313 She appeared on the census of 3 August 1870 in the household of William Lyle in Penn Township, Sullivan County, Missouri.314 She was named in the will of William Lyle on 10 April 1877 in Penn Township, Sullivan County, Missouri, to receive half the proceeds from renting his land the rest of her life or until remarried, less charges for maintainance of her children from previous marriage as a result of her refusal to do washing for his children. She was also to have one cow, two feather beds and bedding, the cooking stove, one half of the cupboard ware and four chairs.315 She appeared on the census of 4 June 1880 in the household of William Lyle in Penn Township, Sullivan County, Missouri.316 She had 11 children, four living in 1900, probably Elizabeth Miller from her first marriage, Francis Marion "Frank" Fry from her second, Charles Wesley Lyle and Matilda (Lyle) Lane.317 She appeared on the census of 26 June 1900 in the household of Charles Wesley Lyle in 220 Barclay Street, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa.318 She was survived by four of her children, Agnes (Miller) Jeffers of Hanover, Illinois, and Frank Fry, Charles Wesley Lyle and Matilda (Lyle) Lane, all of Waterloo.319 (See obituary image.)
Children of William2 Lyle and Hannah Kelley were as follows:
  • +  43  i.   Charles Wesley3 Lyle was born on 30 June 1859 in Sullivan County, Missouri. He married Etta Mae Kidd, daughter of Christopher W. Kidd and Elizabeth Taylor, on 26 July 1885 in Sullivan County, Missouri.

  • +  44  ii.   Matilda Lyle was born on 15 December 1861 in Green City, Sullivan County, Missouri. She married Albert B. Lane, son of Henry A. Lane and Harriet Ordway, on 30 September 1898 in Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri.

  •     45  iii.   Infant Lyle was born after 1862.320 He/she died on 9 September 1864 in Sullivan County, Missouri.321

Hannah (Kelley) Lyle
Hannah (Kelley) Lyle photo
courtesy of a great great grandaughter

7. Francis Wayne2 Lyle (James1) was born between 1804 and 1810 in Pennsylvania.322 He married Elizabeth McCune, daughter of John McCune Sr., before 1838.323 He may have died between 1845 and 1850.
     He was also known as Lysle. He probably appeared on the census of 6 August 1810 in the household of James Lisle in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as one of three males under age ten.324 He probably appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 in the household of James Lile in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as the male 10 to 16.325 He has not been located on the census of 1830. He and Elizabeth McCune [as Wayne and Elizabeth Lysle] with her brothers James (wife Rosanna), Samuel H. (wife Martha), William (wife Julia), Thomas and George McCune, all of Elizabeth Twp., sold the land that they inherited from John McCune Senr to John B. McCune Junr for $582.78 each on 3 March 1838 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.326 He purchased from his father's estate sale [spelling unedited]: 1 lot shoe maker tools $1.12½, 1 shot gun $0.56, 1 lot bacon (63 pounds) $5.82, 1 bed and beding $16 for a total of $23.50½ on 26 March 1839 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.327 He and Elizabeth his wife, sold his one seventh share of the land that he inherited from his late father James Lyle to Moses Lake for $110 on 6 March 1840 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.328 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; as Wayne Lyle with one male 20-30, one female under 5 and one 20-30; one engaged in agriculture.329 The Elizabeth Lyle of Elizabeth Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in the census from 1850 seems to be his wife/widow and her children his and they are included as such. If this is correct, he probably died between 1845-1850, but with birthplaces for the children variously listed as Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, it is difficult to know where.330 The change in the spelling of the surname seems to come from his wife’s family, perhaps influenced by the local prominence of the unrelated George Lysle, coal merchant, whose grandson, George H. Lysle, was a 20th century mayor of McKeesport.331 A share of the land owned by his brother, John Lyle, in Wapello County, Iowa, should have gone to the heirs of Francis Wayne after John’s death in 1857, however, that share was never claimed and eventually sold for unpaid taxes in 1883 and the owner listed as unknown.332

Elizabeth McCune was born in 1806 in Pennsylvania.333 She died on 18 December 1888 in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Figley of Walnut St.334 She was buried on 20 December 1888 in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery, McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; following services at the home of her daughter.335 She probably appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in the household of John McCune Sr in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as the female 5-10 or 20-30.336 She probably appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in the household of Francis Wayne Lyle in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as the female 20-30.337 She appeared on the census of 14 August 1850 in Elizabeth Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; at least this appears to be the wife/widow of Francis Wayne Lyle and her family, No. 17, had neighbors in Elizabeth Borough of family No. 36 where Rosan McCune [probably wife/widow of her brother James] was head of household, family No. 40 of her brother Samule McCune, ship carpenter and family No. 45 of Joal Peebls, S. Boat Cpt. and brother-in-law of Rebecca (Webb) Lyle.338 She lived in 1859 in First near the boatyard, Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, recorded in a directory as Mrs. Elizabeth Lysle, widow of Wayne; Sample McCune, a student, may have boarded with her.339 She appeared on the census of 5 June 1860 in Elizabeth Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; along with Elizabeth and Martha, but no Thomas or Hannah.340 She appeared on the census of 22 July 1870 in the household of Thomas Lyle in Elizabeth Borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as Elizabeth Lyle, also present were a 30 year old Hannah Wilson with two year old Edgar Wilson and four year old McLean Craighead.341 She appeared on the census of 7 June 1880 in the household of Robert S. Figley in 2nd Ward, McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as the mother, Elizabeth Lyle.342
Children of Francis Wayne2 Lyle and Elizabeth McCune appear to have been as follows:

8. Elizabeth2 Lyle (James1) was born on 26 May 1807 in Pennsylvania, the only girl in the family.343 She married John Hall, possibly the son of John and Mary (Clayton) Hall, circa 1828, probably in Pennsylvania where they were apparently a family in 1830.344 She died on 22 October 1898 in Indiana at age 91.345 She was buried in Carmel Cemetery, Hanover Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, the cemetery of the Carmel United Presbyterian Church.346 Her estate was probated on 12 January 1900 in Jefferson County, Indiana, with the final settlement, Wilson H. Lyle, Administrator. Her heirs were four surviving children: Mary J. Gaddis, Elizabeth Montgomery, James L. Hall and Alexander M. Hall, and the eight children of her late son John T. Hall.347 Her estate probate continued on 17 January 1900 when a petition was filed for reappraisement of the real estate as the administrator had been unable to sell it at $300 as the property was old and very much in need of repair; a new value of $200 being returned.348
     She was also known as Betsy Jane according to the author's family tradition. She probably appeared on the census of 6 August 1810 in the household of James Lisle in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as the female under ten.349 She probably appeared on the census of 7 August 1820 in the household of James Lile in Elizabeth Township as the female ten to sixteen.350 She undoubtedy appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in the household of John Hall in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, as the female age twenty to thirty.351 She clearly appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in the household of John Hall in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, as the female thirty to forty.352 John Calhoun, Attorney in fact for Charles Lyle and Sarah his wife and John Hall and Elizabeth his wife (late Elizabeth Lyle) all of the State of Indiana [Jefferson County], negotiated the sale of Charles and Elizabeth's one seventh shares of the land in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, they inherited from their late father James Lyle to Moses Lake for $220 on 19 December 1840.353 She appeared on the census of 30 September 1850 in the household of John Hall in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, age forty-three and born in Pennsylvania.354 The Hall’s farm there was recorded in 1850 with fifty of 120 acres developed at a value of $1000 and $50 in farm equipment. Holdings and production for the year ending 1 June 1850 were six horses, three milk cows, two other cattle, nine sheep and fifteen swine, livestock valued at $214, 300 bushels of Indian corn, twenty-six pounds of wool, forty bushels of Irish potatoes, 200 pounds of butter and seven tons of hay. Home-made manufacture was valued at $20 and animals slaughtered at $50. This was comparable to or better than the neighbors who also grew wheat and oats and a little bit of sweet potatoes and flaxseed.355 Elizabeth was widowed at the age of fifty-two. John’s death, described as sudden and caused by intemperance fires the imagination as to the actual circumstances, but makes one wonder how they affected this Presbyterian family.356 Her son-in-law George Gaddis also died in July 1859 of the more usual consumption and the Gaddis’s small daughter died in June 1859, but was not recorded in the mortality schedule so her cause of death is unknown. For nearly forty years Elizabeth carried on with the farm sharing her home with some of her children and grandchildren and neighbored by her sons and nephews. She appeared on the census of 3 July 1860 in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, with her widowed daughter Mary and younger children James, Alexander and Joseph.357 As their youngest sons were minors at the time of John’s death, Elizabeth petitioned the court in February 1861 for guardianship of Alexander M. and Joseph C. Hall with John Gordon, a freeholder of the Jefferson County, as her surety. The sum of $442.55 due the boys was reduced through taxes, court costs and other expenses until the end of the guardianship 24 June 1868 when they were to divide $120.25.358 "James Lyle and Elizabeth Hall, Brother and sister of John Lyle decd both unmarried persons of Jefferson County, in the State of Indiana," sold their two one-sixth shares of John's forty acres in Keokuk Township, Wapello County, Iowa, to Harry Sedore for $100 on 12 September 1867.359 She could not read or write according to the 1870 census and signed an 1863 guardianship record with her mark, but it appears that she signed the power of attorney in 1840 and a deed in 1867.360 She appeared on the census of 6 July 1870 in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana; with her twenty-four-year-old son Joseph, the farmer of the household, and daughter Mary Gaddis next to the family of nephew David Lyle.361 In 1876 she still owned 58½ acres of her husband’s original purchase of eighty acres in Section 11. The south twenty acres belonged to J[oshua] M. Hall and School No. 8 utilized 1½ acres in the northeast corner. Several of her children had adjacent land to the east in Section 12 in Republican Township.362 She appeared on the census of 21 June 1880 as Elizabeth Hall, widow age seventy-three, with daughter Mary J. Gaddis and grandson John W. Hall, a twenty-year-old farm laborer in Republican Township.363 As owner of the farm, she was listed in the agricultural schedule for 1880 with the land, fences and buildings valued at $1200, farm equipment of $40 and livestock worth $120, in all a fairly prosperous holding. There was pasture, hay fields, a four-acre apple orchard, cropland for corn, oats and wheat and thirty acres of woodland from which fifteen cords of wood were cut. Three milk cows dropped three calves in 1879 and produced 150 pounds of butter. She had five pigs and eighteen barnyard chickens from which she got 150 dozen eggs in 1879.364 Her sons, James L. and John T. Hall and nephew David Lyle owned neighboring farms and the farm of her late son, Joseph G. Hall, was run by his heirs. She was listed as Elizabeth Hall, a taxpayer on fifty-eight acres for 1887 in Republican Township.365

John Hall was born on 29 March 1807 in New Jersey.366 He died on 19 July 1859 in Indiana at age 52; a sudden death reportedly caused by intemperance.367 He was buried in Carmel Cemetery, Hanover Township, Jefferson County, Indiana.368 He and Ann Hall were were both born in New Jersey and married into the Lyle family in Pennsylvania and based on family naming patterns, birthplaces and recollections of a Clayton relative, they were probably siblings.369 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1830 in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, three families from James Lyle, with a household of one male under five, one male twenty to thirty, one female ten to fifteen and one female twenty to thirty, the last undoubtedly Elizabeth.370 Following the Lyle migration, John Hall purchased eighty acres in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, the east half of the northeast quarter of Section 11, Township 3 North, Range 8 East, from Lymon and Susanah Lathrop, all local residents, on 28 March 1839.371 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1840 in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana, probably as the male thirty to forty, along with two males under five [one unidentified], one ten to fifteen, one female under five, one five to ten, one fifteen to twenty [unidentified] and one thirty to forty, the last again clearly his wife.372 He appeared on the census of 30 September 1850 in Republican Township, Jefferson County, Indiana; a forty-three-year-old farmer with real estate valued at $1000 living with his wfie and six children.373
Children of Elizabeth2 Lyle and John Hall were as follows:



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