The Lyons Family


The Heywood Family
20 November 2007, 8:49 pm
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The Heywood family originally lived in Heywood, England. In the eleventh century, Peter of Heywood resided in the village of that name. In 1286 land was granted to Peter of Heywood by Adam of Bury. The Heywoods of Heywood Hall retained their connection with the Heywood district for some six centuries, until they sold the estate. The present hall, which was built in 1611, is now owned by the town of Heywood.

JOHN HEYWOOD, born 1772, was a manufacturer of cotton goods, at Heywood, England. He established the first Sunday School in that town. He married Jane (surname unknown). She was born in 1785. John Heywood died in 1854, at 82 years. His wife, Jane, died in 1857. One of the children of John and Jane Heywood was Thomas Heywood.

THOMAS HEYWOOD was born in Heywood, England, in 1820. H& was a choirmaster in England. He also wrote lyrics and music. He was also a carpenter. In 1846 he married Annie Wrigley, daughter of Edmund Wrigley and Ann Howarth. They remained in England for almost eleven years, then migrated from that country to America, settling at Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois, where he continued to engage in music and carpentry. In 1863, they moved to a farm in Penn Township of that county. He died there in 1868, at age 48. His wife remained on the farm until 1881, when she returned to Wyoming to live. She died in 1886.
Thomas and Annie Heywood had seven children:

  1. Jennie Heywood, who married B. F. Rockhold.
  2. Edward Heywood, who died at 22 years of age.
  3. Emma Heywood, who married W. M. Pilgrim of Bradford, Illinois.
  4. Thomas Heywood, Jr. of Penn Township, Illinois.
  5. SARAH ALICE HEYWOOD, born on May 5, 1856, in Heywood, England.   She married George E. Scott of Penn Township.   (See Scott Family for children of George and Alice Scott.)
  6. Annie M. Heywood, wife of Judson House, Bradford, Illinois.
  7. Mary E.  Heywood, who married H. D. D.  Martin, Wyoming, Illinois.

The Heywood family thus merged with the Scott family.



The Wrigley Family
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JOHN WRIGLEY was a manufacturer of cotton goods at Gigg, Eng­land. His eldest son engaged in a similar business at Glossop, England. Another branch of the family owned one of the country’s largest paper mills
located at Heapbridge, near Bury, England. John was married but the name of his wife is unknown. The youngest child of John and his wife was Edmund Wrigley.

EDMUND WRIGLEY was born in England in 1797. When a boy, he learned the trade of a weaver. At the age of 22, he married Ann Howarth, the daughter of Samuel and Ann Collins Howarth. Her father’s family were farmers and her mother’s manufacturers. She was born on the farm on which the village of Hooleybridge was later built.

Edmund and Ann Wrigley moved to Bransford, England, where he be­came salesman and later financial agent for the Deardon Collieries. They lived in Bransford for 20 years. Edmund and Ann then decided to move to America. He went to Stark County, Illinois, to establish a home, his wife remaining in England. Learning of his wife’s illness, he returned at once to his native land. Soon thereafter (1857) Ann died, in her 60th year of age. The following spring Edmund returned to Stark County, Illinois, with his children and his second wife, Elizabeth (surname unknown), whom he mar­ried just prior to sailing. He purchased a farm in Penn Township. Edmund died in 1872. Edmund and Ann Wrigley had nine children:

  1. Mary Wrigley
  2. ANNIE WRIGLEY, born at Heywood, England, October 26, 1819. She married Thomas Heywood. (See Heywood family for children of Thomas and Annie Heywood.)
  3. Charlotte Wrigley
  4. Samuel Wrigley
  5. Elizabeth Wrigley
  6. John Wrigley, II
  7. Sarah Wrigley
  8. Jane Wrigley
  9. Alice Wrigley

The Wrigley family thus merged with the Heywood family.



The Buffington Family

ABRAHAM BUFFINGTON of England immigrated to Ohio. He and his wife (name is unknown) had three sons: Abraham, Jr., John and James. Their parents died when the boys were quite young, and relatives reared the boys.

ABRAHAM BUFFINGTON, JR. was born in Adams County, Illinois, in 1847. He married Susan Ann Pettit, daughter of Harvey and Phoebe Pettit.

Abraham Buffington, Jr. engaged in farming and stock raising and being a tool maker, owned a blacksmith shop. Several years after their marriage, Abraham and Susan and other farmers of their area, motivated by the pio­neering spirit, moved west to Kansas. Abraham and Susan, with their first boy, travelled, as did the others, in a covered wagon, settling in Independence, Kansas. They later moved to Ogallah, in western Kansas. The son died enroute. At Ogallah, Abraham again engaged in farming and also operated a blacksmith shop, for shoeing horses and making tools. He was a strong healthy man with coal black hair. For relaxation he played the violin and sang bass with groups. Susan died in 1891; Abraham died in 1920. Abra­ham, Jr. and Susan Ann Buffington had three children:

  1. Mary Buffington, born at Independence, Kansas, on May 13, 1875. She married Joe Marquand, farmer and banker.   Mary died Feb­ruary 15, 1943.
  2. Bertha Elinor Buffington, born at Independence, Kansas, in 1879. She married James R. Smart, Mayor of Evanston, Illinois.  He was also a banker.
  3. CULVER W. BUFFINGTON, born at Ogallah, Kansas, on May 2, 1885.

Culver’s mother (Susan) died when he was six years of age. His father and his sister, Mary, reared him, while Bertha lived with her grandmother Pettit. Culver (Cully) was named for an army officer friend of the family, Capt. Jas. F. Culver.

In the winter, Culver attended school in Hill City, Kansas; in the summer, he lived on the farm and at times attended a normal school for teachers. Later, Culver attended business school at Salina, Kansas, for a year, after which he was employed by H. D. Lee Hardware Company, in Salina. The president, who hired Cully, left the hardware company, moving to Dallas, Texas, where he engaged in the wholesale paint manufacturing business. He offered Cully a position with the Dallas company as credit and office manager. Cully accepted. In 1918, Cully joined Walraven Brothers, Dallas. Two years later the A. T. Walraven Book Cover Company was organized—Cully was later named President of the company. The Walraven Book Cover Company expanded its business into some 20 states and one foreign country—Canada. Cully is still President of the company.
Cully is a member of the First Baptist Church, Dallas, being a deacon. He is a member of the American School Administrators, the Masonic Lodge and belongs to the Rotary Club and Salesmanship Club. He actively par­ticipates in the civic and cultural affairs of his city.

Culver W. Buffington married Nevva Scott, daughter of George E. Scott and Sarah Alice Heywood Scott. Nevva was born on August 20, 1882, at Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois. Culver met Newa Scott in Wyoming, Illinois, in 1911, while visiting his sister, Bertha. After a five year courtship, they were married on July 4, 1916. Nevva died on May 5, 1961, at Dallas, Texas. Nevva was talented in the musical field as were other mem­bers of her family. She had a beautiful contralto voice. She sang as soloist and in the choirs of churches at Asheville, North Carolina, and Dallas, Texas.

Culver and Nevva Buffington had one child, Betty Sue. Betty Sue was born at Dallas, Texas, on June 22, 1925. She graduated from Highland Park High School, Dallas, as valedictorian with highest honors of the class, in 1943. Betty Sue attended Texas University and Southern Methodist Uni­versity and received her B. A. degree at L. S. U. in June, 1947.

Betty Sue married Hall M. Lyons on June 29, 1948. See Lyons family for children of Hall and Betty Sue Lyons.

The Buffington family thus merges with the Lyons family.