Monday, January 16, 2006

Henry Lyton...or George Turk?

My sister-in-law called me last night to tell me of a discovery she'd made. She did a search for our husbands' ancestor, Henry Lyton (c. 1841 - 1874) at, and had come up with a listing in the Civil War Pension Index for his name. We know him as the 3rd-great-grandfather who came from Canada to the U.S. to fight for the Union during the Civil War. Well apparently, Henry Lyton was a pseudonym. His real name was George Turk, and he fought with a Michigan Engineers unit during the war.

Diane did a bit more searching, found a Turk family website, and contacted someone listed there. Guess I'll be updating my husband Norm's database with much more, corrected, information soon, on this, Turk, line.

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