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Phineas Lyman

Phineas Lyman, American colonial legislator, army officer.


  • Lyman, Phineas was born in 1715 in Durham, Connecticut, United States. Son of Noah and Elizabeth Lyman.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1738.


    • Tutor, Yale, 1738-1742. Deputy from Suffield in Connecticut Colonial Assembly, 1749-1752, also 2 terms, circa 1772, assistant, 1752-1759. Provincial general Connecticut in Northern colonies during 7 Years War.

      Served as major general, 2d in command of Lake George Expedition, 1755. Served in battles of Crown Point, Ticonderoga, Montreal and in expedition against Havana.


    • Married Eleanor Dwight, October 1742.
    • father: Noah Lyman
    • mother: Elizabeth Lyman
    • spouse: Eleanor Dwight
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    Died September 10, 1774
    (aged 59)