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2901 using marriage date to guess Anna (I3130)
2902 using marriage date to guess possible birth SACHS, Georg Wilhelm (I2216)
2903 using possible date of marriage as guide, no parish records found for birth, too early for digital online records HALLSTEINDATTER BØRVE, Torbjørg (I1786)
2904 using record of first child Family F140
2905 using sisters place of birth, because there is no Hasselm in Germany. Birth month is February, according to her death entry in church record. Saxony, according to 1880 census and Sexe, Weimar, according to 1870 census in Plymouth, WI. Age ship’s record, census’ and death certificate. ISSERSTEDT, Emilie Wilhelmina Fredericka (I2183)
2906 using son John’s birth as basis Family F124
2907 V. Isaac Lemasters of Frederick and Monongalia Counties
There were two men named Isaac Lemasters in Charles County, Maryland, who were nearly exact contemporaries. One of them was a son of Richard Lemasters, Jr., and Martha Kerrick. This Isaac Lemasters left Charles County when young man and drifted west to Washington County, Maryland, where his residency during the Revolutionary War is documented. These few records in Washington County constitute the only evidence which distinguished him from his first cousin Isaac Lemasters, son of Joseph and Catherine Ward Lemasters.

Isaac Lemasters, son of Joseph Lemasters, was born around 1728. He was about six years older than his cousin Isaac. Isaac Lemasters spent the first thirty years of his life in Charles County….

…After their marriage in 1748, Isaac Lemasters …settled farther west in Maryland in Prince George's County. Apprehensive over wild rumors that the Ohio Indians had a shocking victory over the British and Virginian army, led by General Edward Braddock in 1755, Isaac and Anne retreated to the new English army under the efficient direction of General John Forks of the Ohio.

Isaac Lemasters showed enough confidence in the expected outcome of the campaign to purchase a sixty acre farm in Frederick County, then the farthest western outpost of Maryland, from an earlier settler, Joseph Flint, on 8 August 1758. Isaac was not disappointed in General Forbes. In November, Forbes directed an assault against Fort Duquesne which inspired the French to burn their own fort and flee the area, their Indian allies having already abandoned the defense.

The precise location of Isaac Lemaster's farm in Frederick County cannot be determined from the description of the property in the deed from Flint to Lemasters, but it is believed that the farm lay near the present-day community of Flintsone in Allegheny County northeast of Cumberland. Isaac Lemasters lived here throughout the decade over the 1760's, (lived in Frederick Co., MD until 1770 when he sold land, Book N . 294, which he had bought in 1759, Book F p. 774, Deeds, Frederick Co. MD) but in 1770, he again felt the urge to move farther west. He sold his sixty acres back to Joseph Flint on 18 August 1770, and removed beyond the headwaters of the Potomac River into an area just beginning to attract settlers, the great basin of the Monongahela River.

Isaac selected for his new settlement a site on the Monongahela River at the mouth of a small stream known locally as Decker's Creek. Isaac applied to the Virginia Land Office for a four hundred acre land grant, but before the grant was issued he agreed to sell part of it to Zackquill Morgan who had settled in the same area two years earlier. Morgan's survey as the assignee of Isaac Lemasters was completed on 29 April 1781, and Isaac's certificate of ownership from the Virginia Land Office was issued on 26 February 1780. Morgan immediately had his portion of Isaac Lemasters's land grant, some two hundred and twenty acres surveyed into lots and established the town of Morgantown, the new county seat for Monongalia County formed in 1776. Isaac continued to live on the remainder of his land grant adjacent to Morgan's town. During the next seventeen years, Isaac acquired title to several pieces of real estate in the Morgantown area, all of which he sold before his death in 1797.

The children of Isaac Lemasters and Anne Scott may have been lost to history, mixed hopelessly among other Lemasters families living in Monongalia, Hampshire and Washington counties in the early 1800's, had it not been for a Revolutionary War pension declaration filed by Isaac's son Joseph. On 21 June 1819, Joseph Lemasters, then a resident of Maury County, Tennessee, filed an application for a pension as a veteran of the armies of the Revolution. In his declaration, Joseph Stated that he had enlisted on 26 December 1776 at Morgantown, Virginia, in a company being organized by Captain David Scott. He served in the regiments of Colonel William Crawford and Colonel John Gibson until 1 March 1780. He was discharged on the date and returned to Morgantown. Shortly afterwards Joseph Lemasters left Monongalia County and resettled in Abbeville County, South Carolina. There he married Mary Waddell and later moved to Tennessee where he was living when he filed for a pension.

While Joseph Lemasters's Revolutionary War record is interesting, of greater interest to Lemasters genealogist is the statement he made in closing his declaration. Joseph stated for reasons unknown that he was the son of Isaac Lemasters of Monongalia County and that he had four brothers, Isaac, Richard, Benjamin and Thomas and three sisters, Mary, Charity and Cathryne. [Isaac did not marry a Scott, he married, most likely, a Flint.] 
LEMASTERS, Isaac (I123)
2908 Vermont Historical Gazetteer -
Volume I
p631—His preparation…was accomplished under…and Rev. Asa Lyon, the latter having that time a reputation as a classical scholar and teacher.

Volume II [index entries below]
p475—Court Matters. The first session of the county court was held in the dwelling of Jedediah P. Ladd, at North Hereto, on the first Monday of March, 1806. At this term, Asa Lyon presided as chief judge;…[chart p478: 1805, 1806, 1807, Councilor 1808, 1809, 1814]

p523—…The first marriage recorded as occurring in this town after its separation from South Hero, … Jan 3, 1799, Rev. Asa Lyon officiating…

p524—…In 1801, the subject of forming a new county, to be called the “County fo Grand Isle,” was agitated; and our annual town-meeting held in that year, appointed…Rev. Asa Lyon, a committee to memorialize the legislature in favor of the project, and also, to confer with the committees from other towns in relation to the same…

p525—…In 1810, the first freemen’s meeting was held, and Rev. Asa Lyon was chosen representative…

p526—A town library was established in February, 1810, under an act of the legislature, by Asa Lyon…who furnished contributions of money and books. The library contained 252 volumes.

p534—The Congregational church of South Hero…Rev. Asa Lyon was its first minister, but e was never installed, having simply been elected its pastor by the suffrages of the members.

p550 Asa Lyon.
[The portrait of the Rev. Asa Lyon, M. C., which accompanies this volume, taken from a small pencil-painting of the subject, is the only portrait or likeness, whatever, of Mr. Lyon ever taken; and we take occasion to remark here, the copy of the engraver has been well and admirable done; but upon its resemblance there is a divided opinion in the family, as well as among others who knew the reverend gentleman. One member, at least, of Mr. Lyon’s family, sees no likeness whatever, to his venerable grandfather, while a daughter of Mr. Lyon, Mrs. Abigail Hatch, of Grand Isle, thinks it looks much as she membered her grandfather[stet; Asa was her father not grandfather] when young. The following letter…[see below letter of Mr. Parmelee and his entry in the volume fully transcribed here.]

p578—There is wealth enough to give our ministers a generous support, notwithstanding our churches and societies are small; but our people have not been in the habit of liberal or generous subscriptions, for the support of the Gospel. Father Lyon, as he is called through the Island, was for many years minister to this people. His preaching was a gratuity except such presents as the people chose to hand to him (very much, as the writer thinks, to the injury of the people), and as his ministry was long continued, the habit became strong, of doing but very little for the support of this minister; and to this day, were it not for the profits of these gatherings which are handed to the minister, their support would be very meagre indeed….

Volume III
p1160—[We have already inscribed upon our pages (in connection with our paper on Hon. Asa Lyon.—See History of Grand Isle, vol. II) a remark or statement of the Hon. Charles Adams—than whom we have scarcely found a man of more brain accumen—the summer before his death. “there have been” two men in Vermont, who for intellect have towered above all others: one was old Nat. Chipman, the lawyer and the other Asa Lyon of Grand Isle. The two giant intellects of the State I knew them both, Nat. Chipman, rather the taller, I admired the most.”—Ed.

LYON, Asa, a Representative from Vermont; born in Pomfret, Connecticut, December 31, 1763; attended the common schools; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire in 1790; divinity student with the Rev. Charles Backus at Somers, Connecticut; ordained pastor of the Congregational Church in Sunderland, Massachusetts, in 1792; moved to South Hero, Vermont, in 1794; studied law; member of the State house of representatives from South Hero 1799-1802, 1804-1806, and 1808, and was a member of the State executive council in 1808; pastor of South Hero 1802-1840; chief judge of Grand Isle County Courts 1805-1809, 1813, and 1814; member of the State house of representatives from Grand Isle 1810-1814; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); died in South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont, April 4, 1841; interment in Grand Isle Cemetery, Grand Isle, Vermont.
The first pastor in South Hero was Asa Lyon, a minister from Massachusetts who had arrived here just a year before the church was founded. Besides being the first pastor of the Congregational Church, he played a key role in the civic affairs of the community. He served several terms in the State Legislature and in 1815 won a seat in the U.S. Congress.
For 45 years, Rev. Lyon led his little congregation, while at the same time working to be sure the voices of these hardworking rural Vermonters were heard, first in Montpelier, and later in Washington, as a member of Congress. Finally, in 1840, his health declined, prompting him to retire and request the congregation find a new pastor. Rev. Lyon died the following year, at the age of 79.
The church had been organized by the Rev. Asa Lyon, in 1795, with a membership of seven. Mr. Lyon, though not installed, ministered to the church he had formed until 1840 (when he died). He was the representative of the town and was chosen in 1810.

While serving as a Representative from Middle Hero in 1808, Rev. ASA LYON was chosen by popular vote, a member of the State Council. This Council shared the executive power with the Governor.
In 1801 a new County of Grand Isle was incorporated and in 1805 this County was organized. Rev. ASA LYON was appointed the first Chief Judge of the Grand Isle County Court held at North Hero. He served as such 1805-1808; 1808-1809;1813-1814.
Let’s pause a moment and reflect on the remarkable ability and energy of this man. Between 1799 and 1814, he had served 13 years in public office. At this period the country was literally a wilderness and roads of any kind either did not exist or were notoriously bad, yet Rev. ASA LYON, always on horseback, would travel as a Representative to the General Assembly, where ever it was sitting, 1799 at Windsor; 1800 at Middlebury; 1801 at Newbury; 1802 at Burlington; 1804 at Rutland; 1805 at Danville; 1806 at Middlebury, etc. In 1808, the Assembly held its first session at Montpelier where it has met ever since. Yet during all this time, the Island people were never deprived of the gospel. Except for about a month each year when the Assembly was in session, he filled his place in the house of God with precise punctuality and faithfulness.
By 1802, the membership of the South Hero-Middle Hero Congregational Church, had increased to eleven and this group now formally organized the church and asked Rev. ASA LYON to act as their Pastor. He served as such the rest of his life, a total of forty-five years.
In 1815, Rev. LYON was elected to the U. S. Congress and served until March 1817, being the third of the Federal Councillors in 1808 who served in the same Congress. HENRY CLAY was speaker. Another member of this same Congress DANIEL WEBSTER and there developed a close relationship between the two men. In later years, it was WEBSTER who spoke of Rev. LYON as “truly a great man”.
At the time of the War of 1812 with the British, the U.S. Army had entirely appropriated the buildings of the Univ. of Vt. in Burlington, thus disposing all the faculty and students. On the return of peace in 1815, the College was in dire economic straits, the federal government had defaulted on paying the rent and it was found that $4500 would be needed to repair the main building. Rev. ASA LYON was elected as one of the Trustees of UVM in 1814 during this critical aftermath. He served until 1821, as one of the corporation, who so valued his wise and sage counsel in the restoration and reorganization of the College.
Besides his great ability in public offices, in which he served both the Island and the State in a time of great controversy, as one of the wisest and best able to guard the liberties of the people, he was most greatly admired, respected and loved by the Island people, as a man and as their Pastor.

Lyon, Asa.–Representative in Congress 1815-'17, member of the Governor's Council one year in 1808, for eight years a member of the lower house of the Legislature, for four years chief judge of the Grand Isle county court, a preacher who preached a life-time without pay, and yet died the wealthiest man in his county, was one of the unique characters of our history. He belonged to that remarkable generation of clergymen, including Nathaniel Niles, Ezra Butler and Aaron Leland, that had so decided an influence in the state's adolescent period. He was always a hard fighter in theology and politics and in money getting, a man as cordially hated and roundly denounced by his enemies as Matthew Lyon (to whom he was in no way related), and yet within his range exercised the completest influence and commanded the most devoted following, which was very likely only strengthened by his eccentricities.

Served as Congressman Asa Lyon (Federalist), serving from 1815-1816 from Vermont.

      It needs a man of skill, such as the writer is not, to do justice to a man of such varied and peculiar talents, as those possessed by Mr. LYON. He was a great man in stature and in powers of mind.
     He had a dark complexion, coarse textures, powerful build, more than 6 feet in height, large-boned, giant-framed, and a little stooping. The writer has no knowledge of his parentage, but has ascertained that he was born in Pomfret, Ct. He was educated at Dartmouth, graduated with honor, and eventually entered the ministry and was ordained in the town of Sunderland, Massachusetts.
      Some difficulty arose that need not be mentioned [please mention it], which terminated his connection with that people, after a short season, when he came to the Island. The exact date of this removal cannot be given; but it is known Mr. LYON formed the church in 1795, which it is supposed was his first work after his connection with that people. Not far from this time, whether before or after we cannot say, he was married to Miss [Esther] NEWELL, of Charlotte, who, with him, settled upon a new farm, embracing a fine tract of most valuable land in North Hero. The country, of course, was all new and land cheap, and he was too wise to undervalue or neglect such an opportunity to invest his money. He was not at that time rich, but he intended to be, and took the sure measure to accomplish it.
     His land, it would seem, had some improvements; but mainly it was covered with the most excellent timber, such as would be, in the end, of great value in that place. Either there was a house made of cedar logs on the place, when he purchased, or he built one which contained two small rooms, and a lobby, which by him was used as a study. In this room not more than 7 or 8 feet square that giant man found his home. There he lived and superintended his affairs, wrote his sermons, his letters, his notes and orders, and regulated his family, with a crazy wife. After a few years, a difficulty arose that diminished his support very much, and, to prevent a second one of the kind, he declared his labors gratuitous. This occurrence took place at an early day when Methodists, Mr. LYON informed the writer, were proclaiming against salaries, and saying that the gospel should be free, Lest he should be outdone, he proclaimed also a free gospel. And for more than 20 years of his connection with his people, he received nothing for his services, except what was an entire free-will offering. Though this must have been a sacrifice on the part of Mr. LYON, still it was thought by good judges that it was a lasting injury to the people. It taught a generation that the gospel could be had without a sacrifice, and when it became necessary to make an effort it was a new thing, and the wheels rolled heavily, and ever since the people have paid but lightly for preaching. But it never could he said that the people of the Island were deprived of the gospel. Nor was it a shammy man-made gospel that Mr. LYON proclaimed to them, for which they gave him nothing, but an able and faithful exhibition of gospel truth -- clear as the sun in its meridian strength. Nor was he unappreciated as a man of power and an able vindicator of the truths of the gospel, by his people. His friends thought him not only a great man, but a good man. You could offend his people in no way any quicker than to speak reproachfully of Mr. LYON. Still they knew he had faults, and they saw them, yet he had his good traits, and his people saw them also, and loved him and judged him with charity.
     He had great affliction in having to deal with a deranged mother of his children for so long a period. But he lived to see those children respectably settled in life before he was taken away. His log-house had been exchanged far one made of brick, (more capacious and commodious than his former cedar-house), in the latter of which Mr. LYON finished his days. He died as he had lived, like a philosopher and a Christian. He had become rich in the things of the world, but he did not seem to know it. His habits were not changed, only he lived in a brick-house. But, I must not omit to say that Mr. LYON was a man of uncommon power. His knowledge was profound, extending to all subjects. Few questions were ever introduced where he was present, that he seemed to be a stranger to. He owned the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and he had made himself familiar with all practical sciences and important history and biography. He was for some 20 years a member of the North-Western Association. We met three times in a year, and I have no remembrance of his ever being absent, or ever excusing himself for a failure of fulfilling the task assigned him by the body, and his was generally the most difficult of any one, He was lengthy, for he always seemed desirous to find the last argument in support of his subject before he left it, He was a divine, a philosopher, a reasoner and a scholar in almost every sense of the word. He was truly learned on all subjects; even a literary encyclopedia himself. He was eloquent in extemporaneous discussions. When we were young -- for the writer was young when he was old -- we, young ministers, were fond of getting up some discussion that would rouse the Lion and Father WOOSTER, of Fairfield; they were both powerful men, and, of the same school with EDWARDS, HOPKINS and BELLAMY. It was always a treat to us to hear those men of experience and giant minds, break through mysteries and dark walls and show us the light. The public seemed to learn at all early day that Mr. LYON was a man that could be used in important places. And the Island people employed him for many years to legislate for them, and also to sit in the place of judgment as Moses did to decide the great matters of dispute between men. Not only the Island but the State of Vermont, in a time of great controversy, selected him as one of the wisest and best able to stand as a guardian of our liberties. In 1816 and 1817, he was elected a member of Congress, and he served out his time in honor.
      All this time, when at home, he filled his place in the house of God with as much punctuality and faithfulness as though he were to be remunerated. But Mr. LYON was human and therefore he could err, and doubtless sometimes did. But perhaps not more than the best of his enemies.
     He had peculiarities, some of which I will mention: He did all his business in his own study. If any man wanted to see him, he knew where to find him. He never made calls on his neighbors, unless sent for when sick. If any one wished to see or do any business with him, he would always find him in his study. If Mr. LYON desired to see any one on business matters he would write him a letter inviting him to his house, and one sheet of foolscap would be sufficient for eight or ten letters. He never made any excuses about his dress, or any other circumstances attending him. The first time I visited him in his study, he wore a pair of shoes on his feet, tied together by leather strings, and they had the appearance of having been in that situation for many years and worn all the time. Still he was not careful to put them off, nor did he seem to know there was any thing singular his in his dress.
     He was truly a great financier. It would seem impossible to the observer, that any man in his circumstances could support a family of five, and the important place of the mother filled by one completely deranged, and still so manage as to accumulate a fortune, and yet deprived of any regular income; but this was Mr. LYON's condition, and he died rich. To accomplish this, he practiced great self-denial and abstemiousness, and exercised uncommon skill in contrivance, His enemies denominated him a miser, or a covetous hunk, or some other reproachful name. The rich envied him and reproached him, but his friends overlooked his peculiarities believing him sincere. He was rarely if ever known to give to the poor, or to any benevolent object, and he was, perhaps, unduly censured for his course, It was said he was the richest man on the island, still he never gave any thing. But it must be remembered that Mr. LYON was receiving no compensation for his labors as a minister; and when he was at home he sustained his part by constantly filling his place in the pulpit, and that was a donation to the public of the value of $400 or $500 per year. As an agent of the Bible Society, the writer once called on Mr. L. for a donation. He gave nothing, and his reasons were two: 1st, that that was not the most needy Society; 2d, that he was already doing more than the rest of us, in giving his services to his people. Mr. LYON kept one horse, but no sleigh or wagon as I could ever learn. At any rate I never saw him abroad, during my long acquaintance with him, in any vehicle. He was always on horseback or on his feet. His dress was very peculiar. It would be difficult to describe it. The writer was told that he cut and made his own clothes. This might have been rumor merely. They were all composed of home-made cloth, and not the first quality, and all that I ever saw on him must have been far from being new. His coarse appearance opened the mouths of many that loved to talk, but, when he rose in the pulpit and began his expositions of the word of God, all would forget his dress. There was honesty, earnestness and ability combined, and there was always a still house. That man never imposed upon his audience with a twenty-five minutes sermon. He never preached less than I forty-five or fifty minutes, and no one was tired.
     With all his eccentricities, Mr. LYON was a gentleman. No one carried a more civil or mannerly tongue than he. Though he was reviled, he never retaliated. He would speak well of those that he knew spoke ill of him. He lamented contention anywhere, and especially in the churches. He was a decided man and one of settled principles, but not a bigot. He was a man of peace, and good men loved him for his religion. Let his memory be blest.
      It is probable he mended his garments at times, an economical habit several other very philosophical men have had. It, however, reminds pleasantly of the anecdote that when elected to Congress, he decided that be must have a new suit of clothes. One version of the story is, that one of his own sheep furnished the wool; he sheared the sheep himself, and the carding, spinning, weaving and dyeing was done in his own family; by procuring butternut-tree bark for the dyeing, and a woman who was owing him made the suit, so it did not cost him a penny. The other way it is told, is that he sheared a black sheep, and so saved dyeing the cloth ; but too many testify to the old butternut-colored Congressional suit, to cast the former version into discredit -- and this suit lasted him his lifetime after.
      Mr. Parmelee has told us some of the "peculiarities" of Asa LYON, but he was one of those men whom peculiarities make not less great. When astronomers may write a treatise describing the sun without spots, lest they disparage that great shining luminary, then let men who would be true historians, or true biographists, photograph a giant character without human mould or spot. Asa Lyon was not a faultless man, but he was great enough to shoulder all his faults and stand up ahead and a shoulder above nearly all men. And when we talk of Mr. Lyon in his "lobby study and homespun garments" we must remember the simplicity of the times, that his neighbors lived in log houses, mostly, or in part, and that it was a very different thing in that day, than it would be in this. A majestic mind sits in that little lobby study -- the weeds growing up between the cracks of the floor that was but loose boards -- with a perfect indifference to its surroundings; you feel you could not have placed Asa LYON where he would not have been great, and this fact attracts men. It attracted men while he lived, it has attracted men since he has been dead -- he is as one who dies not. He had his enemies -- enemies that grew out of exacting business relations, enemies on account of his politics, or his religious theories, or from their opposite natures, or enemies from sympathy with his caluminators or enemies. But how often do we see great talents that do not stir up envy and enemies? Different minds, however, saw him, and will see him as all great objects are seen, from different stand-points, -- one forgetful that self-reliance, pride of intellect, unbendingness, are almost inevitably the consequence of greatness of brain, with sometimes even contempt for common comforts and decencies, will see tyranny, obstinacy, and penuriousness,
     He was. justice personified rather than mercy, there is little doubt; but if he was strict and exacting with others, was he net equally so with himself? Speaking of his unbendingness, reminds of a little trait in his character illustrative of this, told by Dr. REYNOLDS of Alburgh, an old pupil. Said the Doctor, “Asa LYON when he once chose a course in anything never deviated from it even to a foot path; as an instance, if he was going to walk to a place for the first time, he selected his path, and ever after he kept it, -- whether there was a snowdrift or a pool of water in the way, he never so much as stepped aside."
      We know both men and women, many in all, who knew Asa LYON, all of whom testify, at least to his intellectual greatness, and many of whom still ardently love and admire the man. There reside several in this city, who remember Mr. LYON well -- two within a stone's throw. Says one, "People would talk about father LYON and his peculiarities, but when he arose in his pulpit, every one forgot the man, or the peculiarities in the man, with such a dignity he looked down upon his assembly, with such a commanding power of eye, voice, thought, he drew every one up to him and carried them with him. If any have imagined this peculiar man taciturn in converse, or morose in conscious superiority, his old parishioners will tell you, or any man who ever heard him preach, he was powerful to charm as to convince, and all, whether pulpit-audience, political opponent or theological controversialist to be brought over, were not more irresistibly than agreeably drawn to his conclusions. We observe Mr. PARMELEE speaks of him as a rare conversationalist, of his controlled and affable deportment.
     He was no saint LYON, as the enthusiast pencil may over-paint, with "no spot nor wrinkle nor any such thing;” but he was honored in the nation and worshiped in his own pulpit. Said the late Hon, Charles ADAMS of Burlington, "There have been two men in the State, whose intellect towered above all others, one 'Nat.' CHIPMAN of Tinmouth, -- the other Asa LYON of Grand-Isle." There are a hundred illustrative anecdotes afloat. Here is one; when LYON was in Congress, and the committees had some bill to frame of more than ordinary importance, they would say, "LYON will draft it so strong nothing can break it. Let us go down to him to night; but we must buy the candles." And as an offset to the anecdote of buying the candles, here also is one:
     Upon one occasion during the ministry of Mr. LYON in Grand-Isle Co. a man was found in the lake, drowned. His habiliments were shabby, betokening extreme poverty, and it was discovered that there was no shirt under them. The question arose, whether it was necessary to make much ceremony for the burial of one who had so evidently been, during life, the victim of adverse fortunes. It was decided to submit the matter to Mr. LYON, whose reply was laconic and characteristic: "Appoint his funeral at two o'clock this afternoon, and let it be well attended, with the usual rites -- a man is a man, shirt or no shirt!"
     He was not a man without a heart. He had his adverse peculiarities if you may so put it, but he was "a man for a' that," a man we vastly admire for the grandeur of that intellect -- a grand historical man; and while his friends and descendants may watch with an admirable jealousy every word breathed over his name, they may with pride remember, too, his name is secured to fame, and there are few who would not be proud to reckon him among their ancestors. --Ed.]

Referring to a portrait of Asa Lyon:
Letter of Mr. Parmelee:

Miss Hemenway,
Dear Friend, -- You have sent me a very handsome picture, and I should not be willing it should be suppressed, if in any case it can answer the end of its existence. I wish it looked more as Mr. LYON did when I first saw him. But the picture will certainly do him no injustice, for it is a noble one, and reminds us of the collars worn forty or fifty years ago. It carries evidence that the likeness has antiquity attached to it. I cannot say it is a good likeness of the man when I first saw him. But he must have been nearly or quite fifty years old when I first saw him, which was in the legislature at Middlebury, in 1806. He was then dressed in an old-fashioned blue overcoat. I was then studying in that place, and the boys had much to say about Mr. L., and of course, whenever I was in the house as a spectator his looks and remarks attracted my attention. It must have been as late as 1819, before I became personally acquainted with him, and I am not the best judge of his looks at the time that picture was taken. The head and shoulders, with the short neck and bold forehead and keen eye do all resemble Mr. LYON.
I think, on the whole, I should insert the picture, unless it would be for your interest to suppress it. Mrs. Hatch [Asa’s daughter Abigail who married Oscar Hatch], I think, must be a better judge than any other one living.

Yours truly,
List of marriages solemnized by Rev. Asa Lyon : from private record of Hector Adams FHL Film #27754 Item 30; Digital Images [only viewable at FHL] #7859014

Vermont Historical Society invited Rev. J. Dougherty to speak, his subject was the life and service of Rev. Asa Lyon in January 1863. [seen in the local paper] 
LYON, Rev. Asa (I151)
2909 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F2069
2910 Virginia according to all census records he is found in SMITH, Joseph H. (I32)
2911 Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Marriages, 1936-2014; Roll: 101167651 marriage record to Joe Milton Pierce PAHL, Martha (I3060)
2912 Vital Records Index at Sheboygan County GenWeb internet site URL:

Iserstedt, {Female} Oct. 17, ?? 21 292-1751 Fred Iserstedt & Phoebe Coon

Iserstedt, Alice May 28, 1887 22 374-1495 Fred Iserstedt & Phiebe Coon

Isserstedt, (SB) {Twin Females} {5-/12 mos. 1 stillborn 1 lived 3 hours} Sept. 15, 1883 21 202-1212 Fred Isserstedt & Phoebe Coon

Marriage record need copy.
Isserstedt, Fred J. Coon, Phebe May 22, 1881 vol.5, pg.164-3160     
Family F1908
2913 Vol. 12 MCDONNELL, Robert (I1020)
2914 Vol. 8 MCDONNELL, Walter J (I1010)
2915 Vol. 8 MCDONNELL, Joseph (I1019)
2916 Vt. Cards
Billings, Samuel Bennington
Date of birth 1739 Place of birth: Hardwick
Emigration origin: Hardwick, MA. Date of death 1789
Settlement date: 1771. SAGE[settlement age] -32
Social stat: Gentleman, 1771 & 1777
Occupational status: Innholder
Political affiliation: Pvt[?] 1778
Religious affiliation: Seperate
Total property purchased: 901Acres, sold 128 773 difference
Military service: Captain in Massachusetts Col. Learned’s Regiment [Co. B 4th regiment, or aka 3rd Continental Regiment or Learned’s Regiment, raised April 23, 1775 outside of Boston Massachusetts. Saw action at Battle of Bunker Hill, New York Campaign, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Princeton, Battle of Saratoga, Battle of Monmouth and Battle of Rhode Island. Disbanded November 3, 1783 at West Point, NY. Deborah Sampson a woman soldier who served in the 4th.]

[on back:] Kin-married Beulah Fay of Hardwick, born 1745-in?
[Early Vermont Settlers Index Cards, 1750-1784. (Online database: American, New England Historic Genealogiacal Society, 2019). From source materials for Legacy of Dissent: Religion and politics in Reoluntionary Vermont, 1749-1784. Worcester, ,Mass.: D.A. smith, 1980. Https:// Page 252-253 of 99999, General Western Vermonters] 
BILLINGS, Major Samuel (I1656)
2917 Walker-Brooks.— In Burlington, Wednesday, Jan. 3d, by Rev. M. A. Wilcox, David Walker and Anna Brooks, both of Burlington
[Burlington weekly free press. (Burlington, Vt.), 12 Jan. 1872, page 3. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
Family F1960
2918 Walter was of Tredington and Tidmington, County, Worcestershire. A yeoman. According to his will he died without any surviving issue sometime between December 1 and December 9 of 1577 when inventory of his estate was taken.

Hw was taxed at Tredington in1558 and at Tidmington in 1570. He was probably the same Walter Wells taxed at Burlington, County Warwickshire in 1542. He also had property at Ditchford in County Warwickshire.

He was appointed administrator of his brother Thomas’ estate. In his own will he left legacies to several of his own relatives and made Robert Wells son of his brother Thomas his residuary legatee and sole executor.

He had a son who died at the age of 15-16. 
WELLES, Walter (I2604)
2919 Wanamingo Lutheran Cemetery STIANSON AASE, John (I232)
2920 Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery JOHN, Alfred C. (I2195)
2921 Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery JOHN, William W. (I2196)
2922 Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery GALE, Hattie (I2248)
2923 Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery located on South Elm Street in Gillett (south off of Main Street), Undertaker: Jos. Kuehl JOHN, Sergeant Fredrick William (I2192)
2924 Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery, Funeral Director: Armin F. Kuehl, Gillett, WI JOHN, Victor Hugo (I2188)
2925 Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery, Hanson Funeral Home, 520 East St., Baraboo, Wisconsin, Funeral Director Leslie E. Hanson CAIN, Gertrude Marie (I2189)
2926 Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery, Undertaker: Jon Kuehl, Gillett, WI DEDRICH, Johanna (Josie) C. (I2193)
2927 Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery. ERICKSON, Olive Estella (I2329)
2928 was a butcher and a citizen of the town, also an elder at St. Katharine Reformed Church, and took communion at the church on Easter in 1635 STEINKOPF, Johann (I3115)
2929 was a butcher and died before the marriage of his son Johann. STEINKOPF, Hans (I3126)
2930 Was a card maker and was taxed on land Xv1d in the subsidy for 8 James I (1611), was the testator of 1613. WARREN, John (I3017)
2931 Was a clerk at Fort Casimir (on the Delaware) in 1656. Several years later (1660) he was degraded from his office, fined and banished from South river for selling liquor to the locals (Indigenous people). The same year he was given permission to keep school at New Amsterdam. In 1663 he was living in Greenbush, but later he was a notary public and schoolmaster for the children at Beverwyck and “esteemed very capable that way, while Jacob Jooste Covelens was allowed for ye teaching of ye younger children.” He made his will the 3rd August 1694, in which he mentions his son Johannes and daughter Martina, who was married to Willem Hogan at the time. She was made administratrix of his estate December 16, 1697.

As his wife was not named in his will she most likely had died before he made it in August of 1694. We do not know who she was. His son Johannes and his wife Anna named their first daughter Mariken, so that might have been her name, as the next girl born was named for Anna’s mother Hilletje. 
BECKER, Jan Jurrianse (I3275)
2932 Was a criminal and sent to Jackson State Prison in Michigan for burglary or theft. After contacting the Archives of Michigan informed me that is does not hold registry records from Jackson State Prison from the requested time period of 1867.

Married Marietta Stratton Strong in Galesburg, Kalamazoo County, Michigan 1893/9/30 both married once before, Daniel’s parents listed as Amanda Cross and Sophia Rosa.

When he entered the Solider’s Home in 1903ish he listed his nearest relative as Elmer Stratton, bro-in-law; in his 1906 re-application to the Michigan Soldiers’ Home, he listed his nearest relative as Mr. Garrett Young (cousin). He was dishonorably discharged from the home July 26, 1907 and was reapplying July 17 1917, this time his nearest relative was Hollis Hopkins, nephew. The doctor’s report from August 1, 1917 indicated that he was suffering from senile dementia; he was about 72. 
CROSS, Daniel Wellington (I2314)
2933 Was a drinker who didn’t pay his bills at the local tavern, as he was taken to court several times by the local tavern keeper for payment of his debts.

A note in the Minutes of the court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck, indicates that while he is stated in the court record as being born in Brazil his name was not found in the Doopregister der Hollanders in Brazilie. [see court case notes — this really doesnt mean anything, as we have no idea how comprehensive the Brazilian records are.]

In July 23 of 1700 at Mayor’s court held in the citty hall …Whereas on the 2d day of Aprill last an order was given to…to agree what costs or charges ye building or setting up of such a house as that of William Hoffmayer deceased was (before broak downe) with amount, and who have returned there Report of aprisement amounting to f336 for building, masons, labour, loss of nails, and boards. <—from: The annals of Albany, by Joel Munsell v4p115 
HOFFMIRE, Willem (I2914)
2934 was a physician BLANCHARD, James Franklin (I604)
2935 was a priest’s daughter noted in marriage record and in Bygdebøk source. PERSDATTER LØGIT, Margreta (I2536)
2936 was a resident of Koblenz. FANGDT, Velten (I3135)
2937 Was about 12 when she heard her mother scream for help and ran toward the cornfield where her mother and brother, Billy were working. She was frightened and hid before she got there and the Indians did not find her. She saw her mother and brother kidnapped and saw her uncle killed.

...According to an article published in the Wetzel County news of 1883, James and Elizabeth were both of French descent. Elizabeths parents date back to the arrival of Pierre Dragaud a French Hugeunot refugee fleeing religious persecution. He then settled in Staten Island, NY in 1686. We find that from France they fled to Holland and then England before crossing the Atlantic. 
DRAGOO, Elizabeth (I95)
2938 Was an envoy for the king or kings court in Oslo, so was considered a very important personage at the time. PÅ WØLLESTAD, Olav (I1404)
2939 was born in 1695 in Hatfield, Hampshire Co., MA. He died on 4 May 1778 at the age of 83 in Hardwick, Worcester Co., MA.

Samuel BILLINGS and Hannah WARNER were married on 23 September 1724 in Hatfield, Hampshire Co., MA. Hannah WARNER, daughter of Daniel WARNER and Mary HUBBARD, was born about 1700 in Hatfield, Hampshire Co., MA. She died on 5 March 1757 at the age of 57 in Hardwick, Worcester Co., MA. 
BILLINGS, Samuel (I1703)
2940 was dead in father’s estate deed dated 1877 and 1884 LANTZ, Mary (I1908)
2941 Was first married to Thomas Ewer. LARNED, Sarah (I2975)
2942 Was living in Seattle in 1991 when his father died.

According to Debbie Hamm Hendricks in 2017 living in Boise, Idaho.

Richard's Obituary
Richard (Dick) Eugene Hamm Jr.
1946 - 2018
Richard (Dick) Eugene Hamm Jr., 72, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018. He was born January 6, 1946 in Boise, Idaho. He was a beloved partner, husband, stepfather, brother, grandfather, uncle, friend and teacher. He attended Monroe Elementary, South Jr. High and graduated from Borah High School in 1964. He attended Boise Junior College, was a member of TKE (Tau Kappa Epsilon) fraternity and graduated in 1969, earning a secondary teaching certificate. He taught school in Boise, Jordan Valley, Seattle and New York.

He married Margorie Giordano in Seattle. They moved to North Bend, Washington and opened the Flickers Cafe. They later moved to Hillsdale, New York owning and operating Flickers Bed and Breakfast. They were known for their genuine love of guests who came from all over the world and returned again and again to enjoy the hospitality Dick and Margorie lavished upon them. In Hillsdale Dick also taught special needs students in a private school. His innovative teaching methods inspired many students. Margorie passed away in February 2008.

A year or so later Dick decided to come home to Boise. He reconnected with family, old friends and made many new ones Dick never met a stranger! He loved to cook and enjoyed entertaining in his home. His gourmet touch was appreciated by everyone. He was a substitute teacher in the Boise School District and quickly became a favorite for many teachers and students.

Dick brought an endearing brand of goofy to our world. We will miss his smiles, his booming laugh, and the unique way he approached life. He was a big fan and loyal supporter of BSU and the New England Patriots.

Most of all, Dick enjoyed skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, fishing, camping, sailing and anything in the outdoors. Making these times even more special was that he reconnected with Janice Hambley Smith, his high school crush. Together they shared happy years filled with adventures and love, looking forward to the rest of their lives together. Dick had a place in the hearts of all who loved him that can never be filled. He especially loved being Grandpa Hamm to his five grandchildren.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Ethel Hamm.

Dick is survived by his sister Carol Stiburek (Merle), nephew Matthew, niece Teri. Stepson Joseph Giordano (Christa), grandchildren Ava (9), Ellie (8) and Rachel (5), stepdaughter Christina Cahill (Marc), grandchildren Madeline (14) and Claire (8). His cat, Mister, is lost without him.
Services will be held at Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, May 2, at 11:00 o'clock. Reception to follow at Dick's home on 3493 N. Buckboard Way, Boise. [from website] 
HAMM, Richard Jr. (I2964)
2943 was married about 1774 to James Millison, son of James Millison and Grace Woodward, of West Bradford. They moved to Fayette County, Pennsylvania and had:
HAYES, Abigail (I2086)
2944 was sponsor for his nephew Jost Quinten in 1634 FAUTH, Jost (I3134)
2945 was there for baptism of one of her grandchildren in May of this year THEIL, Maria Christina (I3156)
2946 was ‘ifirm in mind’, which probably why he died young HART, Elisha (I592)
2947 We know that his father was born in 1610, but do not know his given name. FLEISCHER, Johann Heinrich (I1851)
2948 website gives place of birth, year and state confirmed in 1850 census. MOBLEY, William (I241)
2949 Went by McDonald

Arthur married Anna Leonard (in the 1940 census they are living with her parents in Rhode Island). They had 4 girls one set of twins. All information on children from 1940 census. 
MCDONALD, Arthur (I1011)
2950 Went by the name JOHNS although German records show his name as JAHN and his first name is also seen as August.

Augustus Johns occupation is always listed as Cooper. The definition of Cooper is-
One who makes or repairs vessels made of staves & hoops, such as casks, barrels, tubs, etc.

In later years, while living in Iowa, they were said to be running a type of hotel.


1857 Jul Iron Ridge, Dodge County, Wisconsin (church)
1859 Feb Iron Ridge, Dodge County, WIsconsin (church)
1860 Jun Town of Hubbard, Dodge County, Wisconsin (cen)
1863 Mar Oakfield, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (church
1870 Jul Williamstown, Dodge County, Wisconsin (cen)
1874 Aug Mayville, Dodge County, Wisconsin (church)
1880 Jun Town of Hubbard, Dodge County, Wisconsin (cen)
1884 Algona County, Iowa (obit of Mary)
1900 Jun Algona Township Kossuth County, Iowa (cen)
1905 Jun Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota (cen)
1910 Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota (cen) 
JOHN, Augustus Cl. (I2430)

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