I’ve not been doing any research for a while, but since this blog has been getting a decent amount of traffic recently, I posted 2 updates to the Everything page:
- I corrected a link to the Lyon memorial in section III.1 – revolutionary war service.
- I added my France to Holland to America theory on origins:
5. Theory on Origins #5 – Henry’s family was of French origin, but as Huguenots, fled through Holland and eventually to America.
This is the theory that The Lyons family were Huegenots and fled to France, where they then became known as Leeuwe, Leeuwen, or Van Leeuwen (Lion, Lions, or “from/of Lions” in Dutch) and then at some point emigrated to America. New York was originally a dutch colony, and there are a lot of Leeuwe, Leeuwe, and Van Leeuwens to be found there and in places their names are also listed as Lyon or Lyons. This family would have been in the New York City Area before my Henry, and Henry could have moved out to Goshen from NYC. This is my current favored theory, but I cannot make any solid connection between Henry and the Van Leeuwens.