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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Family Time Line

Charles Leavens
1746–1822
Lydia Grover
1750–1839
Marriage: 27 June 1773
Mary Leavens
1774–1826
Penuel Leavans
1777–1844
Ira Leavens
1779–1843
Charles Leavens
1781–1862
Calvin Leavens
1784–1862
Darius Leavens
1786–1860
John Grover Leavens
1788–1801
Chloe Leavens
1789–1860
Jacob Leavens
1792–1807
Marson Leavens
1793–1808

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 June 1773
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1711–1806Male

    Mary Grover

    Female1716–Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1776

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.

Possible Related Names

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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