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Lyman Hall

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Lyman Hall was born in Wallingford, Connecticut in 1724 to John and Mary.  He graduated from Yale College in 1747.  In 1749, he was called to the pulpit of Stratfield Parish (now Bridgeport).  His pastorate was a stormy one, which he was dismissed in 1751.  In 1751, he moved to South Carolina establishing him as a physician at Dorchester, South Carolina.

He moved again to Liberty County Georgia where he soon became one of the leading citizens of the newly founded town of Sunbury.  He was chosen to be a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, admitted to a seat in Congress in 1775.  In 1779, Sunbury was burned by the British.  He did not return until 1782, settling in Savannah.  In 1783, he was elected the governor of the state.  During his term he pushed for a state university, believing that education would result in a more virtuous citizenry.  In 1785, the carter of the University of Georgia was approved.  He died in 1790, he was 66.

What you may not know about Lyman is that he was one of three Georgians to sign the Declaration of Independence, and one of four doctors to sign it.

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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - that I know.  I have a placemat with all of the signers of the Declaration of Indpendence.

Aug 15, 2021 03:41 AM
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Hi James, The first image that came to mind as I read about Rev. Dr. Lyman was a tornado!

Aug 15, 2021 04:42 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello James - your post today took me on a trip in the wayback machine.  When I saw mention of Wallingford Connecticut,  it brought back some memories from my mind's vault.  I have never visited there but it, along with other places found from the world of Silver and Silversmithing, is a distant part of my history.  And no, I don't mean Paul Revere or any of his contemporaries.  😃

Aug 15, 2021 04:51 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

A man of many travels and interesting life.

Make yourself an astonishing day.


Aug 15, 2021 05:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Can't say I have any recollection of this signer of the Declaration of Independence, James.

Aug 15, 2021 05:44 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I have never heard of this guy before now but now I know a little bit about him.

Aug 15, 2021 05:57 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Never heard of Lyman until reading your post today. Lyman lived a productive life. Enjoy your day.

Aug 15, 2021 06:11 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Interesting how in 1751 you can be a preacher one day and declare yourself a Dr. the next day. How does that work? I hope he didn't just decide to be a brain surgen one day and then start doing it James Dray .

Aug 15, 2021 06:14 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I loved this sentence and the vision that this signer of the the Independence  had of education: During his term he pushed for a state university, believing that education would result in a more virtuous citizenry.

Aug 15, 2021 06:23 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I don't know why, but I think I remember seeing his name, so I guess it was on The Declaration of Independence!

Aug 15, 2021 07:18 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, James.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Aug 15, 2021 08:56 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- you have inspired me to take some time this week to look at all of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. 

Aug 15, 2021 10:56 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I was not familiar with Lyman Hall so I appreciate you sharing his story James. He played an important part in the birth of our nation.

Aug 15, 2021 01:57 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there James! That is a man that the nation should always be grateful for.

Aug 15, 2021 03:05 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yet another unknown from my history learning. He certainly led a diverse life and a couple claims to fame!

Aug 15, 2021 03:48 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I absolutely did not know of this before I read your post James Dray 

Aug 15, 2021 06:50 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, cannot imagine what it must have been like to live back in those days! 

Aug 16, 2021 09:06 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Having been a fan of history, then to boot lived in CT for  quite some time, I should be ashamed that I did not know about him, Endre

Aug 16, 2021 10:03 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Being a signatory to the Declaration of Independence will keep the name of Lyman Hall in history books forever.

Nov 12, 2021 07:14 AM