Adelia Robison Lyman Biography (1848-1909)


Adelia Robison Lyman Biography (1848-1909)

Adelia Robison Lyman Biography (1848-1909)

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Adelia Robison Lyman Biography (1848-1909)

Born: 21 Dec 1848 Crete, Will, Illinois
Died: 25 Feb 1909 Bluff, San Juan, Utah
Father: Joseph Robison
Mother: Lucretia Hancock
Siblings: Alfred Robison
Benjamin Hancock Robison
Joseph Vickery Robison
Alvin Locke Robison
Emily Robison
William Henry Robison
Mary Robison
Lucretia Proctor Robison
Proctor Hancock Robison
Almon Robison
Albert Robison
Adelia Robison
Franklin Alonzo Robison
Spouse: Platte De Alton Lyman
Married: 18 May 1867 Salt Lake City, Utah
Children: Platt De Alton Lyman
Eliza Adelia Lyman
Evelyn Lyman
Lydia Lyman
Albert Robison Lyman
Mary Lyman
Lucretia Lyman
Edward Partridge Lyman
Caroline Lyman


Adelia Robison Lyman Biography (1848-1909)

Based upon Lucretia Lyman Ranney’s sketch in American Ancestry of Joseph Robison and his wife Lucretia Hancock, p. 13:

Adelia Robison was the fourth daughter and the twelfth child of Joseph Robison and Lucretia Hancock born 21 December 1848 in Crete, Will County, Illinois. She was a child of five when her family crossed the plains from Illinois to Utah in 1854.

On 18 May 1867 she married Platte De Alton Lyman in Salt Lake City, Utah. The settled in Oak City, Millard County, Utah to begin their family life.

They had nine children: Platt De Alton, Eliza Adelia, Evelyn, Lydia, Albert Robison, Mary, Lucretia, Edward Partridge and Caroline.

In January 1881 she moved from Oak City to Bluff, San Juan County, Utah to be a part of the San Juan Mission, where her husband had been called to labor.

In 1884 the family moved back to Millard county, settling for a time in Scipio. During this period the family maintained two ranches, one in Scipio and the other, over three hundred miles away, in Bluff. This situation was resolved when the family moved back to Bluff in 1891.

Adelia Robison Lyman died in Bluff on February 25th, 1909. She is buried in the Bluff Cemetery.


Adelia Robison Lyman Biography (1848-1909)


  • Name variant: Adeline [1850 census]
  • Birth, Blessing: FHL Film #1059486, Item #4, Rogers, Sarah. Fillmore Branch Registration, p. 14:
Number: 79
Female: Adelia Robison
Born: 21 Dec 1848, at Crete, Will, Ill.
Father: Joseph
Mother: Lucretia Hancock
Blessed: 11 Mar 1855 at Fillmore
By: Thomas R. King, William Felshaw and N. W. Bartholomew
  • 1850 Federal Census, Illinois, Will County, Crete, Page #168, Dwelling #96, Family #97, Enumerated 20 Sep 1850:
ROBINSON, Joseph Adeline, 1, f, ILL
  • Census: 1860 Federal Census, Utah, Millard County, Fillmore City, Page #106, Dwelling #922, Family #839, enumerated 14 Jul 1860:
ROBINSON, Joseph Adelia, 11, f, ILL, att school
  • Census: 1870 Federal Census, Utah, Millard County, Town: Fillmore, Post Office: Fillmore, enumerated 24 Jun 1870, page 3, Dwelling 25, Family 24:
LYMAN, Eliza A. Adelia, 21, f, w, Keeping House, Ill.
  • Census: 1880 Federal Census, Disk 35, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, Source: FHL Film 1255336, Page 462A:
Adelia LYMAN Self F M W 31 IL Fa: PA Mo: VT

Evelyn LYMAN Dau F S W 4 UT Fa: NE Mo: IL
Albert LYMAN Son M S W 4M UT Fa: NE Mo: IL
  • Ranney, Lucretia Lyman, American Ancestry of Joseph Robison and his wife Lucretia Hancock, p. 13.
  • Day, Stella H. ed., Builders of Early Millard, pp. 599, 603.
  • Ancestral File
  • Nicolo, Margaret LaDean Sutton Sweeting. Sweeting Family Records Binder
  • Pedigree Resource File, CD #85, Submission 1953748-0122104192859
Submitter: Toni Richard Turk

Cause of Death: heart
1. 1870 census – Millard Co., UT: Fillmore, p. 3 [336A], 25/24.
2. 1880 census – Millard Co., UT: Fillmore, E.D. 30, p. 9 [462A], 70/79.
3. 1880 census – San Juan Co., UT: Bluff, E.D. 105, p. 5 [p.o.b. – England].
4. 1900 census – San Juan Co., UT: Bluff, E.D. 117, p. 1B, 17/17.
5. San Juan Stake “Record of Deaths” [heart disease].
6. Tombstone.
7. Ancestral File.


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