Phineas Lyman, American colonial legislator, army officer.
Lyman, Phineas was born in 1715 in Durham, Connecticut, United States. Son of Noah and Elizabeth Lyman.
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.