Can you give me your email? I am the originator of this thread under the Lyden name and I went under the pseudonym 'Ofa all those years ago nearly a decade when I was still a teenager in highschool. It's just that my mother who's grandmother was a Lyden was adopted and I've sort always longed for information about these distant, direct ancestors of mine. Can you tell me where John Henry Lyden was born and who his parents and/or possibly grandparents were? Can you tell me more about his wife Celia E. and how she came to be born in India and who her parents and g-parents were? Also, I'd like to know more about my great-great-grandmother Mary Edith Lyden who later married a Tongan man by the name Poulikavea. It's somewhat of a mistery but all I know is that she had given birth to my great-grandmother Lu'isa and divorced her father. Well, anyway all of this information would be great to have.
Thanks & Malo 'Aupito.