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Lyon, Aaron Child


Ca. 1781–30 Sept. 1839. Born in Holland, Hampton Co., Massachusetts. Married Roxana (Rocksey) Palmer, 15 July 1804, at Orwell, Rutland Co., Vermont. Presumably baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Acquired land at Caldwell Co., Missouri, including town lot at Far West. Helped found settlement near Guymon’s mill in central Caldwell Co. Used claims of revelation to attempt to coerce Sarah Jackson to marry him. Jackson’s husband brought charges. Appealed case to Zion high council in Far West, which stripped him of high priest office, 28 Apr. 1838. Expelled from Missouri, 1838. Died on Bear Creek, Hancock Co., Illinois.