|PARENT (M) Jacob Broom Lyon|
|Birth||14 MAR 1807||Baltimore, MD|
|Death||19 JAN 1882||Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Marriage||ABT 1848||to Nancy Jane Ross at Pennsylvania, USA|
|Mother||Ester Willis Broom|
|PARENT (F) Nancy Jane Ross|
|Birth||8 JAN 1827||Jefferson Co., Pennsylvania, USA|
|Death||3 APR 1918||Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Marriage||ABT 1848||to Jacob Broom Lyon at Pennsylvania, USA|
|F||Sarah Jane (Sadie) Lyon|
|Birth||6 DEC 1859||Clarion Co, PA|
|Death||21 AUG 1921||Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Birth||18 OCT 1861||Clarion Co, PA|
|Death||2 DEC 1926||Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA|
|M||George C. Lyon|
|Birth||OCT 1856||Clarion Co, PA|
|Death||7 JUL 1927||South Fayette, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA|
|F||Esther (Hattie) Lyon|
|Birth||MAR 1865||Pennsylvania, USA|
|Death||AFT 1940||Cincinatti, Ohio|
|F||Mary C. Lyon|
|Birth||15 DEC 1855|
|Death||11 MAR 1922||Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Birth||NOV 1852||Clarion County, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Death||23 MAR 1905|
|F||Rachel B Lyon|
|Birth||3 MAR 1849||Clarion Co, PA|
|Death||19 MAY 1926||Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA|[S11] 1880 United States Federal Census [S155] Presbyterian Records of Baltimore, MD [S262] Maryland, Births and Christenings Index, 1662-1911 [S420] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964 [S136] Obituary [S8] 1850 United States Federal Census [S9] 1860 United States Federal Census [S10] 1870 United States Federal Census [S301] Gettysburg Republican Compiler (print edition) [S348] U.S., College Student Lists, 1763-1924 [S125] McCullough, Wm V
Iron Furnaces in Clarion County, Pennsylvania
J. B. Lyon & Bro. (Caldwell)
Jacob B. Lyon & Co. (Rupp, History)
J. Painter & G. B. Smith (History)
Located on Piney Creek in Limestone Township. Bosh 8'. Cold blast. Production in 1847 was 1,000 tons and about 1,000 tons each year afterward. Abandoned 1853.
Caldwell's Illustrated Historical Combination Atlas of Clarion Co., Pennsylvania.
Published by J. A. Caldwell, 1877.
I. D. Rupp, History of Pennsylvania, 1847.
Paul E. Beck, comp., "Christian Myers, Migrant Iron Master and Founder of Clarion County,"
Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Journal, date not noted.
History of Clarion County, unknown compiler, published circa 1976.
A. J. Davis, ed. History of Clarion County, 1887.
HISTORY OF CLARION COUNTY
edited by A. J. Davis, 1887
HISTORY OF SLIGO BOROUGH.
The territory embraced within the present limits of Sligo borough was settled at an early date, but by whom is not definitely known to the writer. The Craigs settled here early, and Richard Reynolds opened a store where A. B. Miller's house now stands. The furnace, being built in 1845, made the furnace bank a lively village. The furnace used charcoal. It shipped its metal at Callensburg in boats on the Clarion. William Lyon, J. P. Lyon, and other gentlemen of wealth owned the furnace. The company had a store in connection with the furnace and also several farms.
About 1860 or 1861, the Western Union Telegraph Company established an office at this point, and in 1873 the Sligo Branch Railroad was built. During war times, Sligo being a telegraph station, was a central point for gathering news from the field, and many an excited crowd assembled about the store and office in those days.
The Lyon family lived in lordly style, and their houses and grounds, now owned by J. B. Miller, yet remain as monuments of their once proud state. Compared with the usual dwellings of those days, these houses were palaces, while their coachman and servants in attendance gave a southerly air to the surroundings, and even the employees of the store and offices affected to be like their employers. The Lyon family were a genteel people. The workmen respected them as such, and when D. E. Lyon, the oldest son of J. P Lyon, went into the army with Captain Ewing's company, the boys who went with him and their friends felt that a barrier between wealth and labor had been torn away.