John Lyon (1803-89), a Utah pioneer, served as a missionary in England and is the author of two collections of verse, Harp of Zion (1853) and Songs of a Pioneer, published posthumously by his son in 1923. Lyon's poetry, like that of Eliza R. Snow, provides interesting literary and historical insights into early Mormonism.
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|Also Known As
||Leo Lambda L Maggy Philalethas Diogenes Orion Sirius Omega J Alpha|
||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints|
||March, 4, 1803|
||November 28, 1889|
||Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland|
||England Worcester Conference (1849-1852), President of Glasgow Conference (1852-1853), Utah Territory (1855-1857)|
||Thomas and Janet Lyon|
||Janet Thomson (married either December 1 or 4, 1825, or February 23, 1826), Caroline Holland (married March 28, 1856).|
John Lyons was also sealed by proxy to several women who were either dead or geographically removed from him: Lillias Thomson, Catherine Alexander, Jeanie Osborne, Jean Calderwood, Margaret Lyon, Janet Lyon, Mary Lyon (July 17, 1871 for all previous); Elsie Marie Andersen, Johanna Kristine Christensen, Ane Marie Petersen, Johanna Marie Thomson, Keren Andersen, Ane Marie Otteson (April 8, 1874)
||With Janet: Thomas (1826), Janet (1829), Annie (1831), Robert T. (1832), John, Jr. (1835), Lillias (1836), David C. (1838), Matthew T. (1842), Mary (1844), Margaret (1846), Agnes (1848), Franklin D. Richards (1849)|
With Caroline Holland: Joseph Young (1857), Sarah Elizabeth (1859), William Augustus (1861), David Ross (1864), Alexander (1866), James (1869), Eliza Snow (1872)
||Grammar School (1810-1812)|
Apprentice to weaver (1812-1815)
Apprentice to cotton-spinner (1815-1819)
Glasgow night school (1819-1824)
Kilmarnock night school (1828-1830)
||weaver; spinner; writer for newspapers; newspaper man for the Ayr Advertiser (1829-1830), Kilmarnock Chronicle (1831-1832), Kilmarnock Journal and Ayrshire Advertiser (1834-1840), Witness (1840-1842), Ayrshire Examiner (1839), Western Watchman and Ayr and Galloway Herald (1842-1844), Ayrshire Agriculturist (1843-1848), Kilmarnock Herald (1844-1848); superintendent of the Endowment House (1855-1885); territorial librarian (1860-1876), janitor, theatre critic, teacher of elocution|
||Kilmarnock Philosophical Institution (1827-?), 37th Quorum of Seventies (1854-death), Polysophical Society (1854-?), Universal Scientific Society (1855-?), Deseret Typographical Association/ Deseret Press Association (1855-?), Deseret Agricultural and Manufacturing Society (1857-?)|
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