The John LYST household was enumerated in the 1860 and 1880 census of Pipecreek Twp., Madison Co., IN. John was my maternal 3rd great-granduncle, married to Sarah Wilson LAMBERTSON. I have not yet searched for this family in the 1870 census.
John was listed in 1860 as being a farmer, aged 30, born in Indiana, living next door to his father, John LYST Sr. His personal estate was valued at $250. His wife, Sarah, was listed as age 24, born in Indiana. Their children listed were Millard, aged 4; Francis, aged 3; and Mary, aged 10 months.
In the 1880 census, the family was living in the village of Elwood, and John's occupation was listed as a brick mason. He had been unemployed for 4 months during the census year. His father was listed as being born in New Jersey and his mother in Pennsylvania. Sarah was listed as aged 43, born in New Jersey with both parents being born in New Jersey as well. Their children listed were Francis D., aged 23 born Ohio; Samuel, aged 18 born Indiana; Jane, aged 16 born Indiana; John, aged 8 born Indiana; and Charley, aged 5 born in Indiana. Francis' occupation was listed as an engineer.
John LYST b. February 14, 1831 Fayette Co., OH (IN?), d. Madison Co., IN., m. February 22, 1855 Butler Co., OH to Sarah Wilson LAMBERTSON, daughter of John and Sarah A. (WILLSON) LAMBERTSON. Sarah b. December 1, 1835 Warren Co., NJ., d. 1881 Madison Co., IN. Both are buried in the Elwood City Cemetery, Elwood, IN.
Known children :
i. Millard LYST b. ca. 1856 Indiana, m. Hettie _________
ii. Francis D. LYST b. ca 1857 Indiana
iii. Mary LYST b. ca. 1859 Indiana
iv. Samuel C. LYST b. ca. 1862 Indiana
v. Jane LYST b. ca. 1864 Indiana
vi. John H. LYST b. ca. 1872 Indiana
vii. Charles LYST b. ca. 1875 Indiana
viii. Lennie LYST
ix. Mildred LYST
x. Delbert LYST