Lydia Alford

26 August 1821–2 September 1921 (Age 100)
Becket, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Alford was born on 26 August 1821, in Becket, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Asahel Alford, was 34 and her mother, Anna Austin, was 31. She married Lawrence McCarty on 7 October 1839, in Lewis, New York, United States. She lived in Martinsburg, Lewis, New York, United States in 1900 and Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 September 1921, in Lake Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Lake Delton Cemetery, Lake Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin, United States.

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Lawrence McCarty
Lydia Alford
Marriage: 7 October 1839

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    Lawrence McCarty



7 October 1839
Lewis, New York, United States

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 6

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 33

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Alford, for example in Somerset and Aberdeenshire. The first is named with the Old English female personal name Ealdgȳð + ford ‘ford’. See also Alvord .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Lyda Hulbert in household of L J Eastman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lydia Hailbart in household of Shadrack Hailbart, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lydia Hulbert in household of Franklin L Hulbert, "United States Census, 1920"

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