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      Dr James Lynah 1
      Edward 2
      James 3
      Lt Col James 4
      Dr Edward Thomas 9
      Edward 16
      Dr Arthur 18
      Paul Hamilton 26
      James Lynah 28
      Edward 29
      John Heyward 30
      Arthur 31
      Savage 46
      James 47
      John Heyward 50
      Arthur Ancrum 54
      John Heyward 56
      John Heyward 63
      Mary Howard 64
      Savage Heyward 65
      Wallace Howard 66
      Arthur Ancrum 69
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Lynah family history

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This 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:

I. (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 are descended.
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 descended.
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 Locomotive Works.

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, utterly.

On Friday, July 24, 1835, the following notice appeared in the Charleston Courier.

"Troops of Calvery"

"We 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 troop."

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 South.