I finally found the father of Lyman Downs; his father is Daniel Downs of Connecticut. Apparently Lyman's parents died in 1807 as I found a court document at the Court of Probate in Litchfield, CT naming Lyman's father and appointing Norman Buell or Buele.... guardianship of Lyman Downs on Sept, 26th 1807. I have been unable in finding additional information on Daniel Downs
I am back to searching again so if you might have a connection to Lyman Downs or any of his children please let me know.Lyman was married to Esther Woodward, but it is possible that her maiden name may be Woods.Lyman Downs was from Utica, NY and moved to and raised his family in Belvidere, Boone County IL.JC later moved his family to Iowa.
These are the children of Lyman and Esther.
William Henry Downs no info Edward Downs no info George Washington DownsMarriedMarana Norton
Jonathan "JC" Clark DownsMarriedMary Jane Stocking JC is my 4th Great Grandfather
Esther Maria Downs Married George Caswell Daniel Lyman Downs Married Mary D. Cowen Charity A. Downs Married Charles P. Stocking Mary Ann Downs Married Daniel R. Andrus Harriett Amelia Downs Married John Henry Andrus Julia Downs MarriedTimothy Caswell, II
If I can be of any help in your searching please let me know.