Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851

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U.S. senator and representative of Michigan and surveyor.

From the description of Letters of Lucius Lyon, 1833-1836. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454137

Surveyor, congressman, U.S. Senator.

From the description of Lucius Lyon letters, 1830, 1831 and 1834. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420826

Lyon (1800-1851) came to Detroit from Vt. in 1822 and was appointed Surveyor General Deputy in the territory northwest of the Ohio. He served in that position until elected to Congress in 1832. Lyon served as Territorial Delegate in Congress, 1833-1835; U.S. Senator, 1836-1840; member of the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan, 1837-1839; and member of Congress, 1843-1845. In 1845 he was appointed Surveyor General of Ohio, Mich. and Ind. (For further information see Michigan Biographies, v. 2., p. 43.).

From the description of Collection, 1843,1931. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 43624378

Born in Shelburn, Vt., Feb. 26, 1800; settled in Detroit, 1822; member of Congress, Democrat, Dec. 2, 1833-Mar,3, 1835; member of state const. convention in 1835 & 1850; U.S. Senator, Jan. 26, 1837-Mar.3, 1839; representative, Dec. 4, 1843-Mar. 3, 1845; Regent of University of Mich., 1837 -1839; Surveyor-General of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana; died in Detroit, Mich., Sept. 24, 1851. (from Appleton a Cycloped. of American Biography) (blue index cards)

From the description of Lucius Lyon papers, 1823-1852 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 610217615

Located at the north end of Fourth Lake (Lake Mendota) in Dane County near Madison, Wis., the envisioned city of Four Lakes was planned in the mid-1830's in anticipation of being designated the capitol of Wisconsin Territory.

The site was surveyed in 1834 by Orson Lyon and probably purchased at public land sales in August, 1835, by Lucius Lyon (U.S. senator from Michigan) on behalf of himself and other real estate speculators. A post office was located in the town and 3,024 lots were planned. With the selection of Madison as the capitol in late 1836, the city of Four Lakes never materialized. In 1843, the legislature voted to tax the town plat as farmland.

From the description of Prospectus and map, 1836. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34672943

Archival Resources
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creatorOf Williams, Samuel, 1786-1859. Samuel Williams papers, 1814-1856. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851. Plat of the private claims at Prairie du Chien / by Lucius Lyons, U.S. surveyor. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Lucius Lyon papers, Lyon, Lucius, papers, 1770-1934, 1833-1851 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860. Henry D. Gilpin correspondence, 1835 August 30 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851. Prospectus and map, 1836. Newberry Library
referencedIn Charles Butler Papers, 1819-1929, (bulk 1825-1894) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Washtenaw County Historical Society. Washtenaw County Historical Society records, 1827-1991. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851. Plat of the private claims at Prairie du Chien [electronic resource] / by Lucius Lyons, U.S. surveyor. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Newberry, Walter Loomis, 1804-1868. Walter Loomis Newberry letters, 1833-1838. Newberry Library
creatorOf Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851. Papers, 1822-1846. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Almy, J. J. [Map of a portion of Kent Plat, Grand Rapids, Michigan]. Grand Rapids Public Library
creatorOf Morell, George, 1786-1845. George Morell letter, Jan. 1836. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851. Lucius Lyon letters, 1830, 1831 and 1834. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Dept. of History (University of Michigan) student papers, 1930-1987 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Thomas, Nathan M. (Nathan Macy), 1803-1887. Nathan M. Thomas papers, 1818-1889. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Martin, M. L. (Morgan Lewis), 1805-1887. Morgan Martin papers, 1645-1931. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Smith, Sidney, 1800-1844. Sidney Smith papers, 1826-1867. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Lyons family. Lyon family papers, 1826-1940. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Thayer, George W. Lucius Lyon papers, 1770-1934, bulk 1833-1851. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864. [Map of Sault Ste. Marie]. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Butler, Charles, 1802-1897. Charles Butler papers, 1819-1929 (bulk 1825-1894). Library of Congress
referencedIn Sheldon, John Pitts, 1792-1871. John Pitts Sheldon papers, 1816-1855, 1909. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Norris Family Papers, 1815-1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Burt, William Austin, 1792-1858. Boundary line between Michigan and Wisconsin, as run and established by William A. Burt, D.S. in the summer of 1847, under the 4th section of the act of Congress of 10th of August, 1846 : showing also the connection therewith of the township line-surveys in Michigan / certificate of approval by Lucius Lyon, Surveyor General. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Wendell, Abraham, 1791-1851. Family Papers, 1815-1875. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Thomas, Nathan M. (Nathan Macy), 1803-1887. Nathan M. Thomas papers, 1818-1889. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Brunson, Ira B. [Collection of manuscript maps of Prairie du Chien, and surrounding area]. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Nathan M. Thomas Papers, 1818-1889 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Samuel Williams papers, Williams, Samuel papers, 1814-1856 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864. Henry Rowe Schoolcraft papers, 1788-1941 (bulk 1820-1856). Library of Congress
referencedIn Bystrom, Esther B. Esther B. Bystrom collection. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Henry Rowe Schoolcraft Papers, 1788-1941, (bulk 1820-1856) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Strong, Moses McCure, 1810-1894. Papers, 1774-1894. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851. Letters of Lucius Lyon, 1833-1836. Library of Congress
referencedIn Stephenson, James W., 1806-1838. Papers, 1832-1856 [1834-1838]. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Risdon, Orange. Diagram of township lines on North and South Manitou. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Swiggum, James G. Relocation of the intersection of the Fourth Principal Meridian and the Wisconsin-Illinois state line, 1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851. Lucius Lyon papers, 1823-1852 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Lyon, Lucius, 1800-1851. Collection, 1843,1931. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Washtenaw County Historical Society. Washtenaw County Historical Society records, 1827-[ongoing] University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Washtenaw County Historical Society records, 1827-2006 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Stoughton, H. H. Stoughton and Ralph Moore Berry collection. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Smith, Bertha,. Bertha Smith collection, 1833-1849. Western Michigan University, Dwight B. Waldo Library
referencedIn Alpheus Felch Papers, 1817-1896 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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Relation Name
associatedWith Burr, David H., 1803-1875. person
associatedWith Burt, William Austin, 1792-1858. person
correspondedWith Butler, Charles, 1802-1897. person
associatedWith Daniels, S. I. person
associatedWith Dousman, Hercules L. (Hercules Louis), 1800-1868. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Map Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Featherstonhaugh, George William, 1780-1866. person
associatedWith Felch, Alpheus, 1804-1896 person
associatedWith Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860. person
correspondedWith Gratiot, Henry person
associatedWith Huston, H. B. person
associatedWith Johnson, John. person
associatedWith Lotthrop, E. H. person
associatedWith Lyons family. family
associatedWith Martin, M. L. (Morgan Lewis), 1805-1887. person
associatedWith Morell, George, 1786-1845. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Newberry, Walter Loomis, 1804-1868. person
associatedWith Norris Family. family
correspondedWith Page, Sherman, 1779-1853 person
associatedWith Risdon, Orange. person
associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864. person
associatedWith Sheldon, John Pitts, 1792-1871. person
associatedWith Smith, Bertha, person
associatedWith Smith, Sidney, 1800-1844. person
associatedWith Stephenson, James W., 1806-1838. person
associatedWith Strong, Moses McCure, 1810-1894. person
associatedWith Swiggum, James G. person
associatedWith Thayer, George W. person
associatedWith Thayer, George W. person
associatedWith Thomas, Nathan M. (Nathan Macy), 1803-1887. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. House corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of History. corporateBody
associatedWith Washtenaw County Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Wendell, Abraham, 1791-1851. person
associatedWith Williams, Samuel, 1786-1859. person
associatedWith Wisconsin Historical Society. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Michigan
Wisconsin
United States
Four Lakes (Wis.)
Michigan--Kalamazoo County
Prairie du Chien (Wis.)
Dane County (Wis.)
Mendota, Lake (Wis.)
Wisconsin
Prairie du Chien (Wis.)
Michigan--Detroit
Kalamazoo County (Mich.)
Madison Region (Wis.)
Wisconsin--Prairie du Chien
Wisconsin--Prairie du Chien
Illinois
Michigan
Washington (D.C.)
Illinois
Wisconsin--Dane County
Subject
Manuscript maps
Travel
Railroads
Legislation
Real estate investment
Land subdivision--History--19th century--Sources
Surveying
City planning--History--19th century--Sources
Manuscripts, American
Real property
Deeds
Real property--Maps
Real estate investment--History--19th century--Sources
Occupation
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Michigan
Senators, U.S. Congress--Michigan
Surveyors
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Birth 1800-02-26

Death 1851-09-24

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