Lydia Hand

Female5 March 1801–21 November 1858

Brief Life History 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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Joseph Fifield
Lydia Hand
Marriage: 5 January 1820
Louisa H Fifield
John C Fifield

Sources (10)

  • Lydia Townsend, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"
  • Lydia H. Fifield, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"
  • Lydia Townsend, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1820Cape May, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    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

    English, German, and Dutch: nickname for someone with a peculiarity or deformity of the hand or perhaps to skill in its use, from Middle English hond(e), hand(e), Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Johan metter hant (Rijkhoven 1284), Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383).

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1 above).

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fhlaithimh (see Guthrie ), as a result of association with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, such as Claffey , Glavin , and McClave .

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

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