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By John Carroll Power

These biographies were submitted by a researcher and evidently abstracted from the 1876 History of Sangamon County, IL. Errors could occur, so one should always verify the correctness by obtaining copies of vitals and performing all necessary research to document what is contained herein.

LYMAN, AZEL, was born Aug. 1, 1784, at Lebanon, Conn., and was taken by his parents two years later, to Brookfield, Vt. He was married in 1808, in Randolph, Vt., to Roxana Fisk, who was born there, Dec. 12, 1788. They moved to Potsdam, N. Y., in 1810, had three living children, and Mrs. Lyman died there, June 7, 1829. He was married in 1830 at Potsdam, to Mary P. Bates, who was born there, Feb. 2, 1809. They moved to Sangamon county with his four brothers, arriving in 1833, at what is now Farmingdale They had eight children, six of whom were born in Sangamon county. Four only of their children are living. Of his children--

AZEL S., born in New York, married in Cincinnati, Ohio, raised a family, and resides in New York City. He invented a way of making paper from wood, a refrigerating vessel and a historical chart, all of which are valuable.

ROXANA, married, and died in Chicago about the time of the great fire.

MARY is unmarried, and resides with her brother, Azel S., in New York City. She was educated in Jacksonville by Rev. Theron Baldwin.

By the second wife--

ELLEN, born April 2, 1831, in Potsdam, N. Y., married in Sangamon county, May 1, 1852, to S. Simonson, who was born March 22, 1824, in Norway. They have one child, and reside at Green Valley, Tazewell county, Illinois.

THERON B. married Miss Mundy, has three children, and lives in Tallula, Menard county.

ALMYRA, married, has two children, and resides with her mother.

OTTO married and resides near Green Valley Postoffice, Tazewell county.

Azel Lyman died Jan. 3, 1873, near Delavan, Ill., and his widow resides there. The family moved from Sangamon to Tazewell county in 1852. Azel Lyman was an active Sunday school worker. He established Sunday schools in thirty-five counties of Illinois.

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