Isaac Lyman

Born: August 18, 1759 - Lebanon, Connecticut
Died: March 1, 1827 - Lymansville, Potter County, Pennsylvania
Buried: Lymansville Cemetery, Potter County, Pennsylvania
Service: Isaac Lyman enlisted on May 17, 1775 for eight months in the company of Captain George Gould under Colonel Paul D. Sargent’s. Isaac fought under Colonel William Prescott at Bunker Hill at age 15. In Oct of 1776 he participated in the Battle of the Boys at Lake George, New York. Was given an honorary title of major and was known as Major Isaac the rest of his life. Afterwards, he returned to Halifax, Vermont. In June of 1777, he re-enlisted in County Fletcher’s Rangers, Vermont troops. Isaac served at Fort Ticonderoga when it was abandoned by General St. Clair. On August 16, 1777, he fought at the Battle of Bennington, where he was wounded in the head. He was promoted afterwards to first lieutenant at age 18. In September of 1777, he was in the Battle of Lake George. In 1779, he was in Captain Arms’ Company, Colonel Wells’ Regiment, Massachusetts line. He was a participant in Sullivan’s Campaign against the Iroquois. In 1781, he was in Captain Fish’s Company of Colonel Fletcher’s Regiment at Fort Warner, Castleton, Vermont. On November 25, 1781, he was discharged from the Army.
Family: Isaac seemed to have wandering feet and lived several places in the Northeast. He finally settled in Potter County, becoming the second permanent settler of that county. In 1807, acting as an agent for John Keating, he assisted in opening an east/west road through Tioga, Potter, and McKean counties. Isaac was married three times. The first marriage was to Sally Edgecomb, by whom he had six children. After her death, he married Laura Pierce becoming the father of seven more children. They “divorced” and he remarried to Patience Mann, fathering five more children. Fourteen of his children lived to have grandchildren.