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Jacob Tyrus Lyday

Full Name: Jacob Tyrus Lyday
Birth date: June 1, 1805
Death date: April 7, 1855

Terms of Service

  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 4/7/1855

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Jacob Lyday, age 48 (born circa 1805), native state North Carolina, emigrated from Tennessee in 1835, farmer, postoffice Paris, Lamar County. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Jacob Tyrus Lyday Sr., birth date 6/1/1805 in Buncombe County, North Carolina, death date 4/7/1855 in Lamar County, Texas. Lyday Family Tree, includes biographical sketch. Ancestry.com .
  • Biographical sketch, Jacob Lyday, p. 181. Born 1805 in Bumcomb [Buncombe] County, North Carolina, died 4/7/1855 in Lamar County. "When E.M. Pease was governor, Lyday was elected a Representative of Lamar in the 5th Legislature of the State of Texas. He introduced the bill to incorporate the City of Paris." Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album 1995.
  • Jacob Lyday, born 1805, death date 4/7/1855, burial in Bledsoe Cemetery, Fannin County. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave .
  • Jacob Lyday was one of the earliest settlers of Fort Lyday in Fannin County. "Isaac Lyday and his brothers, Jacob and Andrew, were born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, the sons of Henry Lyday and Mary Williams. The Lyday family migrated to White County, Tennessee in 1808. Isaac, Jacob, and Andrew Lyday migrated to Red River (now Fannin) County, in 1835. They settled on the north bank of the North Sulphur River near the present Fannin and Lamar County line." "Fort Lyday, Fannin County, Texas: Indian Raids on the Red River Frontier," Dallas Genealogical Society. DGS Newsletter, Volume 21, Number 1, January 1997, Dallas, Texas, p. 207, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

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