Lydia Grover

3 April 1750–15 May 1839 (Age 89)
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Grover was born on 3 April 1750, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Grover, was 38 and her mother, Mary Grover, was 34. She married Charles Leavens on 27 June 1773, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 15 May 1839, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Sheddsville Cemetery, West Windsor, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

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Charles Leavens
Lydia Grover
Marriage: 27 June 1773
Mary Leavens
Penuel Leavans
Ira Leavens
Charles Leavens
Calvin Leavens
Darius Leavens
John Grover Leavens
Chloe Leavens
Jacob Leavens
Marson Leavens

Spouse and Children

27 June 1773
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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    Mary Grover




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World Events (6)


Age 26

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 31

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 50

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 North German: occupational name for a ditch or grave digger, from Middle Low German grove ‘hollow’, ‘grave’.2 Americanized form of German and Swiss Gruber .3 Southern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a grove, a variant of Grove 1 + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia in entry for Chloe Wardner, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Lydia in entry for Jacob Leavens, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Lydia in entry for Chloe Leavens, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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