Lydia Minerva Barnes

11 February 1804–25 March 1888 (Age 84)
Rutland Town, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Lydia Minerva

When Lydia Minerva Barnes was born on 11 February 1804, in Rutland Town, Rutland, Vermont, United States, her father, James William Barnes, was 29 and her mother, Christiana Frazier, was 24. She married Hilon Mead on 23 October 1823, in Licking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 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
1801–1876
Lydia Minerva Barnes
1804–1888
Marriage: 23 October 1823
Diana Mead
1813–
Lenora Ann Mead
1825–1892
William Mead
1827–1894
Balerma Mead
1827–1830
Oscar Eli Mead
1832–1912
Duran Hiram Mead
1833–1913
Corp Hilon L Mead Jr
1835–1926
Mary Jane Mead
1838–1923
Orvilla Minerva Mead
1845–1932
Hiram Mead
1849–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 October 1823
Licking, Ohio, United States
children

(10)

    Diana Mead

    Female1813–Female

    Female1825–1892Female

    William Mead

    Male1827–1894Male

    Balerma Mead

    Female1827–1830Female

    Male1832–1912Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James William Barnes

    Male1774–1844Male

    Christiana Frazier

    Female1780–1850Female

siblings

(7)

    Female1804–1888Female

    Male1806–1871Male

    Leonidas Collin Barnes

    Male1808–1879Male

    Christaine Barnes

    Female1808–1887Female

    Henrietta Aurora Barnes

    Female1810–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1810 · Change of capital city

Age 6

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 26

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

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Minerva Mead in household of I F Bussing, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minerva Meede in household of Hilon Meede, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia M Mead in household of William Mead, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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