Lydia Harding

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Harding was born on 14 December 1701, in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Abraham Harding Jr., was 46 and her mother, Sarah Merrifield, was 32. She married Ephraim Partridge on 22 March 1728, in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 15 May 1772, in her hometown, at the age of 70, and was buried in Medway, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Partridge
1702–1770
Lydia Harding
1701–1772
Marriage: 22 March 1728
Lydia Partridge
1728–1799
Elizabeth Partridge
1730–1784
Sarah Partridge
1732–1820
Nathaniel Partridge
1734–1801
Elisha Partridge
1738–1752
Deborah Partridge
1741–
Olive Partridge
1743–1816

Sources (18)

  • Lydia Harding, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ephraim Partridge, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Lydia Harding Partridge, "Find A Grave Index"

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Harding (Old English Hearding, literally ‘the hard one’ a derivative of Old English heard ‘hard, harsh, strong, firm, brave’). The surname was first taken to Ireland in the 15th century, and more families of the name settled there 200 years later in Tipperary and surrounding counties.

North German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of various ancient Germanic compound personal names beginning with hard ‘hardy, brave, strong’, or a habitational name from a farm named Harding, of the same etymology.

History: Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865–1923), the 29th president of the US, was born on a farm in OH, of English and Scottish stock on his father's side. Early American bearers of this very common name include Joseph Harding who died at Plymouth in 1633. His great-great grandson Seth was a naval officer during the American Revolution.

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

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