(4) LT. COL. JAMES LYNAH
James Lynah, born 13 Sept., 1793 in Charleston, married Emma Angelina
Parker, born 26 August, 1793 in Charleston. She was the daughter of
John Parker, Jr. (1759-1832) and Susannah Middleton (1760-1834).
Susannah Middleton was the sister of Arthur Middleton signer of the
Declaration of Independence. Lt. Col. Lynah, age 84, died 5 April, 1877
at the home of his daughter, Susan Morris at Chestnut Hall, near
Philadelphia. His wife had died there earlier on 18 Nov., 1865. Their
children, all born in Charleston, were:
(14) Susan Elizabeth, b 1 Nov. 1817 d 1 Aug. 1896 at Chestnut Hill near
Philadelphia. Married Richard Norris (1807-1874), industrialist. It is
from this line that the Brice, Chase, Boykin, and Glendenning familied
II. (15) Henrietta Parker, b 4 Jan. 1819 d 21 March
1912 in Grahamville. Married 1st John Chapman Huger. Issue Alfred
(1841-1851. Married 2nd Joseph Glover 1830-1895. Issue Joseph Glover b
1860. It is from this line that the Glover family of Savannah is
III. (16) Edward b 24 Oct, 1821
IV. (17) Emma Middleton married C. G. Tillou and had issue
V. (18) Arthur Middleton b 8 Aug. 1825
Col. Lynah resided with his grandfather, Dr. James Lynah(1)
at Meeting and Queen Street until his death in 1809. He acquired the
Combahee plantation from his father and spent considerable time there.
As he put it to his grandson James "Whatsoever I can do to promote your
welfare and that of all my grandchildren will be cheerfully done, but
it seems we can get along without the lawyers." As a result of the
aforementioned lawsuits he was forced to give up the Combahee
properties and prior to 1860 moved to Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia where
he resided with his daughter Susan and her husband Richard Norris, who
was owner of the Norris Locomotive Works, later to become Baldwin
In 1832, prior to
moving to Philadelphia, Col. Lynah attended the convention in S. C.
which passed the "Nullification Ordinance". This ordinance was in
opposition to certain tarrifs and taxes imposed by the Congress of the
United States, The ordinance declared these taxes to be null and void,
On Friday, July 24, 1835, the following notice appeared in the Charleston Courier.
"Troops of Calvery"
were gratified yesterday with the welcome sight of a new troop of
Calvery. Although out of uniform they made a remarkably fine
appearance. The horse and his rider giving equal promise of efficiency.
The revival off this right arm of our local militia will doubtless be a
sourse of general gratification. James Lynah, Esquire, commands the new
Col. Lynah was 67 at the
outbreak of the Civil War and living at Chestnut Kill. Because of his
age it is unlikely that he took any part in the War. However, following
the Civil War the Norris family did much to relieve the suffering and
poverty of Col. Lynah' family and their children who remained in the