C. N. Lyman, physician, Wadsworth; was born May 14, 1819, in Wadsworth Township, Medina Co., Ohio, and is a son of George and Ophelia (Cook) Lyman. George moved to this county in 1816, his family following him from Torrington Township, Litchfield Co., Conn. They engaged in farming on the Connecticut Western Reserve, suffering all the inconveniences characteristic of a very early pioneer life in a wild, wooded country.
The Doctor attended the common district school, as held in the township, and assisted his father, until about seventeen years of age. His parents being New England people, they were concerned about the education of their children, and gave them all the advantages that a new country could afford. After his 17th year, he assisted his father in the manufacture of fanning mills, until about 19 years of age, when he entered the office of Elijah Kendrick, M.D., of Wadsworth, with whom he studied for two years, when he was deprived of the instructions of his old preceptor, on account of his having received the appointment of Superintendent of the Insane Asylum at Columbus, Ohio. He then pursued his studies with Dr. G.K. Pardee, of Wadwsorth, with whom he entered into partnership, after attending lectures at Lexington, Ky., and graduating March 1, 1843. After the death of Dr. Pardee, he attended to their extensive practice himself. He is a member of the National Medical Association, the Northwestern Medical Association, of which he was President one term, and of the State Medical Association.
He was married, March 3, 1844, to Miss C. E. Beach, daughter of Luman and Lydia (Wright) Beach. By this union, there has been no issue. The father of Dr. Lyman is still living, in his 91st year, and they both advocate the principles of true republicanism.
History of Medina County, Ohio, Baskin & Battery, Historical Publishers, 1881.