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Phineas Lyman

colonial legislator , army officer

Phineas Lyman, American colonial legislator, army officer.

Background

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

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1738.

Career

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.

Connections

Married Eleanor Dwight, October 1742.

father:
Noah Lyman

mother:
Elizabeth Lyman

spouse:
Eleanor Dwight