Whitney L. Brooks collection of Lyman family papers, 1739-1869
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Brief Description:

The Whitney L. Brooks collection of Lyman family papers relates to the land holdings of Moses Lyman (1714-1768) of Goshen, Conn., his son Moses Lyman (1743-1768), and his grandsons Moses Lyman (1768-1844), Samuel Lyman (1770-1842), and Erastus Lyman (1773-1855). The papers consist of legal records, deeds, leases, surveys, and survey maps.

Moses Lyman (1714-1768) was one of the original settlers of Goshen, Conn. In 1739 he was named treasurer and continued to hold public offices. He married Sarah Hayden ( 1716-1808). Among their children was Moses Lyman (1743-1768), sometimes referred to as "Moses Lyman Jr." in the papers. He was a farmer living on the property of his father and held numerous town offices, including first selectman. He was married to Ruth Collins (1745-1775) in 1767 and they had four children: Moses Lyman Jr., Dr. Daniel Lyman (1769-1795), Samuel Lyman, and Erastus Lyman. After the death of Ruth Collins Lyman, Moses married Mary Buell Judd (1763-1835). They had two children, Mary Lyman Collins (1787-1879) and Darius Lyman (1789-1865). Darius studied at the Litchfield Law School and eventually settled in Ohio. Among the highlights of this collection is a Western Reserve survey map showing lots of land in township no. 8 9th range of New Connecticut, now present-day Chester, Ohio.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Created by: Brooks, Whitney L., Lyman family
Volume: 0.42 Linear Feet
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Canaan (Conn.)
Goshen (Conn.)
Lyman, Moses
Lyman family
Salisbury (Conn.)
Western Reserve (Ohio)
Genres/Forms of Material
Land surveys
Legal documents
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Whitney L. Brooks
PreferredCitation: Whitney L. Brooks collection of Lyman family papers (2010-376-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759