Phincas Lyman, an American soldier, born in Durham, Conn., about 1710, died in West Florida in 1775. He graduated at Yale college in 1738, and subsequently practised law in Suffield. In 1755, being commander-in-chief of the Connecticut militia, he served with Sir William Johnson at the battle of Lake George, and, after his commander had been disabled, conducted the engagement to a prosperous conclusion. He was present at the unsuccessful attack upon Ticonderoga by Abercrombie, and at the capture of Crown Point and the surrender of Montreal; and in 1762 he commanded the provincial troops in the expedition against Havana. Subsequently he passed many years in England in efforts to procure a grant of land on the Mississippi for the purpose of establishing a colony, and in 1775 embarked for that region, but died on the way. The emigrants who followed him encountered many misfortunes, and after the subjugation of the country by the Spaniards in 1781-'2 were obliged to take refuge in Savannah.