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Posted by: Sue Lester Patterson (ID *****9449) Date: July 08, 2003 at 22:47:08
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I have written to several people on this forum, but I guess all their email addresses are bad because they all bounce back. Here is the info I am looking for:

I am a direct descendent of a Richard Lynam who was an Indian spy, and was killed in Powell Valley Va in 1777/78. It was said his father's name was Andrew Lynam. I have information that says Richard and Andrew were born in Guilford Co, NC. However, their father was said to come from Delaware. This makes me think that Andrew Lynam had a son Andrew, and another son Richard, who is my direct line. I'm wondering what other siblings there were.

Richard Lynam's pregnant betrothed (for lack of better term) was Nancy Jackson of Russell Co, Va. Richard was killed before he and Nancy were married, so when her child was born, it was given the Jackson name. I am speaking of Richard Jackson. He was my gg grandfather. I want proof that he was the son of Richard Lynam. I know that when Richard Jackson married his first wife, they had a son named Andrew L. Jackson. I would like to hope it was a namesake for Andrew Lynam, Richard Jackson's grandfather.

An Andrew Lynam filed for a pension in 1833 in Bath Co, KY as he was a veteran of the French and Indian War. I would like to know if this is a brother to my gr gr gr grandfather Richard Lynam, and son of Andrew Lynam of Delaware. Or, is he any relation at all? It seems my line fits in with the Delaware Lynam's. Someone mentioned they had a copy of the lineage back to Sweden that they would share, but that person's email address isn't any good now. I would still like a copy if possible.

I have a copy of a Guilford Co, NC deed which calls Richard Lynam a son and heir to Andrew Lynam. Richard is selling land to a John Thomasson. Also, I have a paper which states Mr. Richard Lynam was to be made a Captain of a militia which was forming in Fincastle Co, Va. Among the men who were also to serve under Richard Lynam was an Andrew Lynam. I'm prone to think this was Richard's brother named Andrew, rather than his father who was serving in the militia. Lastly, I have a paper which lists participants in Dunmore's War of 1774. Richard 'Lyhnam' is a member of Captain Campbell's Company, and is to go on expedition with Joseph Drake. I'm wondering if this is my same Richard Lynam.

I would very much like to have a copy of the pension statement of Andrew Lynam to see if there is anything I can use. A couple people on this forum have copies, but all my email keeps bouncing back. I would like to see if SKS could mail me a copy. Also, I am very interested in the DAR info someone spoke of on the Lynam tree back to 1722. Can you help me out with this info?

I am happy to reimburse for copying and postage fees for whoever can mail me things.

Thanks much.

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