William S. A. Lyons
Information provided by Alma Beasley, Great Grand Niece of William S.A. Lyons
William S.A. Lyons was ... in ... Company E of 1st Regiment of Tennessee Cavalry, "and while in the discharge of his duty, on the 11th day of October 1862 near Perryville in the State of Kentucky he lost his left leg; that he was a resident of Alabama on the 25th day of February 1887 and is a resident at the date of this application; that he is engaged in the business of farming; and that his taxable property does not exceed one thousand dollars in value." Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 28th day of March 1887, L. L. Cochran, Judge of Probate of DeKalb County.
The Application was filed for Leg Lost "For Relief by Soldiers Maimed or Disabled during the Late War, under Act approved February 25, 1887." [The mini ball passed through his horse before hitting his leg]
"Personally appeared before me, John N. Franklin, Judge of Probate, in and for said County, (DeKalb) William S. A. Lyons, who being duly sworn deposeth and saith that when a private in Company E of 1st Regiment of Tennessee Cavalry, he was wounded by having his left leg shot so it had to be taken off while in the discharge of his duty, on the 11th day of October 1862, at Perryville in the State of Kentucky; in consequence of which wound he has been rendered physically incapable of making a livelihood by labor; that he was a resident of State of Alabama on the 17th day of February, 1885, that he is now a resident of Precinct No. 9 in DeKalb County, State of Alabama, and is at present engaged in business as a Farmer; ...."This page is sworn to and subscribed before me, this 16th day of May 1885, John N. Franklin, Judge of Probate, of DeKalb County."
William S.A. Lyons moved with his parents and siblings (Francis and Mary Margaret Hightower Lyons, John Hightower and Sarah E. Tarver Lyons, Cornelia Jane Lyons Smart and Corrina Lyons) from Tennessee to DeKalb Co., AL late 1865 or early 1866 (they were all listed on the 1866 Alabama State Census in DeKalb County.) (In Alabama, he married Nancy Luvicey Hammack (1868, I believe) was listed in the 1870 and 1880 DeKalb Co. Census, but by 1900 had moved to Texas with some of the Hammack Family.
Updated 3:13 PM 1/27/2013
Mark S. Carroll