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Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.


     LYMAN R. COLT, residing three miles west of Lakeside, Chelan county, was born in Orange, New Jersey, January 5, 1868.  His father, Morgan G., a native of Paterson, New Jersey, is of a family of early New England settlers.  His father, the grandfather of Lyman R., was, practically, the founder of Paterson, New Jersey, put in the dam and built many miles of raceway, and organized the society for the establishment of useful manufactories.  This is chartered by the state, giving them absolute control of the Passaic river watershed.  He died in 1863, leaving a large estate to his heirs.  The father of our subject died in 1894.  The mother, Mary (Borrowe) Colt, was born in New York city, descendant of an old English family.  Her mother was a Beekman, of the old Knickerbocker stock.
     Lyman R. Colt was graduated from Columbia College, class of 1891.  He came to Lake Chelan in 1899, following a trip to Alaska.  Pleased with the attractiveness of this section of Washington, he purchased thirty acres of land, and leased one hundred and sixty acres of school land, built a log bungalow, with nine rooms, and also a large barn.  Mr. Colt is an enthusiastic admirer of the country, and has explored it for many miles in the vicinity of the lake.  It is his expressed intention to make of his place a model home.  He owns a splendid, registered, brown Swiss bull and cow, and proposes to breed blooded stock.  It is apparent that our subject's love for animals is inherited from his grandfather.  The latter was one of the first American importers of Alderney cattle, and he was presented, by Daniel Webster, with two sacred India cows.  He was awarded many prizes for stock exhibits and did much in his lifetime to improve the stock of the country.
     Our subject has one brother, Morgan, an architect, of New York City, and two sisters, Jane and Sarah, residents of New York.  His mother died in 1888.  Fraternally he is a member of Delta Psi Fraternity, of Columbia College.