Within a short time several of the oldest native inhabitants of Lyman have died, which has brought to notice the fact that there are very few people liv ing who know any thing about the early history of the town. Several people, interested in the town, have felt that a record should be made of the historical events, before the material is all lost, and have suggested that I undertake the work. At first I declined, but have finally consented to do so, only because no other person could be found who was willing to take it up. The work is necessarily imperfect in some respects, as it is not possible for a record of this kind to be made free from error. I have availed myself of all sources of knowledge within reach; the town records, town and State Papers, History of Haverhill by Rev. Mr. Bittinger, History of Cohos, Child's Grafton County Gazetteer, History of Bath, and Whatever could throw light upon the history of the town, but I have not encumbered the pages with citations of authorities.