Lydia Minerva Barnes

Brief Life History of Lydia Minerva

Lydia Minerva Barnes was born on 11 February 1804, in Rutland Town, Rutland, Vermont, United States as the daughter of James William Barnes and Christiana Frazier. She married Hilon Mead on 23 October 1823, in Licking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Wayne Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 25 March 1888, in Van Buren Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Sigourney Township, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hilon Mead
Lydia Minerva Barnes
Marriage: 23 October 1823
Lenora Ann Mead
William Mead
Balerma Mead
Oscar Eli Mead
Duran Mead
Corp Hilon L Mead Jr
Mary Jane Mead
Orvilla Minerva Mead
Hiram Mead

Sources (18)

  • Minerva Mead in household of I F Bussing, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lydia Minerva Barnes, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Lidia M. Barnes, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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World Events (8)


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1810 · Change of capital city

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), named with Old English bere-ærn ‘barn, a storehouse for barley and other grain’, or a topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn, granary’.

English: variant of Barne, with excrescent -s, derived from either the Middle English personal name Bern, Barn (based on the Scandinavian personal name Biǫrn or Old English Beorn, both from a word meaning ‘warrior’), or from Middle English barn (Old Norse barn) ‘child’. The latter term is found as a byname for men of the upper classes; it might also have had the meaning ‘young man of a prominent family’, like Middle English child (see Child ).

Irish: in Ireland in many cases this is no doubt the English name, but in others it is possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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