Lydia Hand

5 March 1801–21 November 1858 (Age 57)
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Hand was born on 5 March 1801, in New Jersey, United States, her father, Seth Hand, was 33 and her mother, Esther Smith, was 22. She married Richard Holmes Townsend on 26 November 1815, in Cape May, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 21 November 1858, in Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Holmes Townsend
1795–1817
Lydia Hand
1801–1858
Marriage: 26 November 1815
Richard Holmes Townsend
1817–1898

Spouse and Children

    Richard Holmes Townsend

    Male1795–1817Male

    Female1801–1858Female

MARRIAGE
26 November 1815
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
children

(1)

    Richard Holmes Townsend

    Male1817–1898Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (7)

1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1804

Age 3

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 18

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English and German: nickname for someone with a deformed hand or who had lost one hand, from Middle English hand, Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383 ).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithimh ( see Guthrie ), resulting from an erroneous association of the Gaelic name with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, e.g. Claffey , Glavin , and McClave .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Townsend, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Lydia Townsend, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Lydia Townsend, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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