Joseph Hargitt Lynas

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Father: William Lynas (1734-1793)

Mother: (unknown)

Born May 20, 1792, at Upleatham, Yorkshire.


Died July 6, 1874, at Bright, Dearborn County, Indiana.

Joseph grew up in Upleathem, learning cabinet making. In 1819, he and a group of his friends came to New York, to Pittsburgh, via Ohio River flatboat to Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and later to Tanner's Creek Settlement.

Spouse: Sarah White (-1832)

Married in Dearborn County, Indiana, August 7, 1826.

Joseph and Sarah lived at Mount Pleasant.

Children:

  1. Hannah Lyness, b. in Mount Pleasant, Indiana, d.1916.
  2. Mary Fisher Lyness, b. July 13, 1829, in Mount Pleasant, Indiana; d. October 20, 1870 at Bright, Indiana.
  3. Sarah Lyness, b. at Mount Pleasant, Indiana; d. May 25, 1873.

After Sarah's death, the daughters lived with George Lynas (nephew of Joseph) until Joseph married again.

Spouse2: Nancy Morgan (April 18, 1801-August 23, 1877)

Married at Bright, Indiana, on October 1, 1835

Nancy was the daughter of Enoch Morgan; she was buried in the Gibson Cemetery at Bright, Indiana.

Children:

  1. Enoch Morgan Lyness, b. November 20, 1836 at Bright, Dearborn County, Indiana; d. May 28, 1903, at Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas.
  2. Margaret Lyness, b. at Bright, Indiana; d. at Harrison, Ohio.
  3. Joseph Hargitt Lyness, Jr., b. Bright, Indiana; d. April 15, 1910, at Bright, Indiana; buried in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
  4. Nancy Jane Lyness, b. December 8, 1842, in Bright, Indiana; d. November 16, 1913 in Oklahoma; buried in Walnut, Kansas, Cemetery.

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Modified August 19, 2013