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Thomas Lyans
Born December 29, 1821
THOMAS LYANS, farmer, Madison Twp., Sec. 4; P.O. Center Junction; born December 29, 1821, in Harrison Co., Ohio; in 1851, he came to Dubuque Co., Iowa; in 1856, he came to Missouri, and, in the fall of this year, he removed to Jones Co., and to his present farm, where he has since resided; he owns 760 acres of land. Married Rebecca A. Guthrie in 1858; she was born in 1826, in Harrison Co., Ohio; they have twelve children—seven sons and five daughters. Republican; Presbyterian Church.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 616


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