More on the iron industry — one of the owners of the Lyon, Shorb & Co. iron furnace
More on railroad history — John Patton Lyon also served as Vice President of the AV Railroad in Sligo. His brother, James MaClay Lyon, was director, and a son (David Elliott Lyon) served as director as well.
John Patton Lyon, iron manufacturer, Sligo, Clarion county, Pa.; lieutenant colonel and aid-de-camp to Governor William F. Johnston; b. in Centre county, Pa., June 5, 1815; m. February 11, 1840, Westanna S. Elliott, daughter of Rev. David Elliott, senior Professor in the Western Theological Seminary, of Allegheny City, Pa.
They had issue:
· John Edward Lyon, d. in infancy
· David Elliott Lyon, b. December 26, 1844, m. Ettie M. Smith
Anna Ellen; d. in infancy
· Fanny Grant Lyon; m. February 22, 1870, George B. Logan of Pittsburgh, and had John Thomas Logan, Patton Lyon Logan, Archibald Hodge Logan, Alice Lyon Logan, Henrietta Bryan Logan, and Frances Elliott Logan.
More on George B. Logan: LOGAN, George B.: Merchant; born Dec. 21, 1845, in Allegheny, Pa.; educated at the private schools in Allegheny taught by William H. Wakeham and Lewis Bradley. Was School Director, Trustee of the Western Theological Seminary, Trustee of the Presbyterian Hospital of Pittsburg and Allegheny. Advisory Committee of Protestant Orphan Asylum, Pittsburg and Allegheny, and others. Married Fanny G. Lyon, daughter of John Patton Lyon, Feb. 22, 1870. In hardware business, 1862-1904; served in army for some six months. Republican in politics. Address, care Logan Gregg Hardware Company, Pittsburg, Pa. Source:
· Alice Patton Lyon
· John Patton Lyon, d. in infancy
· Edward West Lyon; m. August 24, 1882, Minnie M. Reinhart, daughter of H.W. Reinhart, of
Thomasville, N.C., and had Margori Minon.
· Marian Bella Lyon
TREE PLANTATION STARTED IN 1860
HARRISBURG - One of the oldest forest tree plantations in Western Pennsylvania is located near Sligo, in Clarion county, according to a statement made today by State Forester, Joseph S. Illick. In 1860 Mr. William Maclay Lyon, of Pittsburgh, obtained some small larch and spruce trees which had been imported from Europe and sent them to his brother, John Patton Lyon, who had established a charcoal iron furnace at Sligo, Clarion county. These trees were carefully planted near Sligo. The love of trees must have been one of the fundamental elements in the character of the early iron masters of Pennsylvania, for many of them were greatly interested in beautifying their properties by the planting of trees. The Norway spruce trees were not planted in any pre-arranged order, but were obtained for hedge and windbreak purposes. The larch were planted with a more definite plan, for there are two small tracts which may be called forest tree plantations. These trees have now reached a height of 50-60 feet and are from fifteen to twenty inches in diameter. They show clearly, Illick said, what can be expected of Norway spruce and larch in plantations. Source: Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana, PA 20 Feb 1929 . Transcribed by Pamela Myers-Grewell
Pennsylvania genealogies: Scotch-Irish and German - by William Henry Egle - 1886
Who's Who in Pennsylvania.—source of George B. Logan bio.
Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana, PA
Personal research of Pamela Myers-Grewell
Census records of the Lyon family:
1850 Piney, Clarion, PA
Lyon Patton 35 M W Ironmaster
Lyon Nestamia 29 F W .
Lyon David E 6 M W .
Lyon Anna 4 F W .
Lyon Fanny 2 F W .
Lyon Alice 3/12 F W .
Patton N. B. 18 M W Clerk
1860 Piney, Clarion, PA
Lyon J. Patton 45 M . Iron Master 43600 20700
Lyon Westina E. 38 F . . . .
Lyon D. Elliott 16 M . . . .
Lyon Fanny G. 13 F . . . .
Lyon Alice P. 10 F . . . .
Lyon Edward W. 2 M