my grandfather was a leroy m lyman, im not good at dates. so i dont know when he was born or the year he died. however, there is a book in Forbes library that is all about the lyman family. i saw it once maybe 25 years ago, but it was kinda boring reading for me at that time. you must ask for it as its locked up. the fam. was quite rich from what i gather, and in fact was told they donated the land to smith college,and the city of northampton. the land was said to go from the college to the ct. river. oh, and the old lyman estate is kinda kool too, its a daycare now, but the old buildings are still up as is the carrage houses, and a row of some kind of trees.. thats all i know off hand, if you have questions, i could ask my grandmother if she remembers anything.