Huntington Lyman was born on
April 25, 1803, in East Haddam, Connecticut. He was the son of Rev. William
and Rhoda (Huntington) Lyman. He went to Lane Seminary in 1833. He came
to Oberlin with the Lane Rebels and Graduated from Oberlin Seminary in
1836. He was ordained in Elyria in 1836. He married Frances Kingman on
April 25, 1839, and his son Theodore Weld Lyman was born on January 7,
After he was ordained, Huntington Lyman held many ministerial positions
in New York state, including at Buffalo, Arcade, Warsaw, Jordan, and Truxton.
Along with many of the Lane Rebels and abolitionists of his day, he worked
for American Anti-Slavery Society traveling and lecturing. In 1845 he
went to Sheboygan Wisconsin. He lived there for 15 years where he ministered
and worked as an agent for Beloit College.
age 60, Lyman moved back to New York, and he lived in Marathon for 12
years. After retiring from ministering full time in 1880, he would give
occasional sermons and corresponded with missionaries “the world
over” “endeavoring to cheer all who were hopefully in the
right way, in India, China, Japan, Corea, Alaska, and Utah.”
His wife Frances died on August 9, 1889, at age 82. Huntington Lyman died
on Sept 25, 1900, in Cortland, New York.
Seminary Rebels," address delivered by Huntington Lyman at
Oberlin Jubilee Celebration, 1883. [Note: This file is in pdf and requires
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- Excerpt of Letter from H.
Lyman to Bro. Frost, from Cortland, NY, Jan 28, 188[4 or 7]:
“My commission to which
you refer as now under glass at Oberlin, was one of a batch issued by
the American Anti-Slavery Society at, or, about the same time, by which
a dozen of us were employed as lecturers to propagate abolition sentiment.
I shall not be able to recall the names of those apostles, the following
are the names in part
James A. Thome
Marius R. Robinson
John Alvord ”