Lydia Grant

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Grant was born on 28 December 1772, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ambrose Grant, was 25 and her mother, Hannah Mason, was 27. She married Benjamin Phelps Jr. about 1800. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1859, at the age of 87.

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Benjamin Phelps Jr.
Lydia Grant
Marriage: about 1800
Hiram Phelps
Lucinda Phelps
Emeline Phelps
Cornelia Phelps
Andrew J. Phelps
Charles Phelps
Henry Howard Phelps

Sources (4)

  • Lydia Phelps in household of Sylvester Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lidia Grant, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Lydia Phelps, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

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.

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

Irish, English, and especially Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French graund, graunt ‘tall, large’ (Old French grand, grant, from Latin grandis), given either to a person of remarkable size, or else in a relative way to distinguish two bearers of the same personal name, often representatives of different generations within the same family.

English: from the rare Middle English (and Old English) personal name Grante or Grente.

Irish: in Ireland this is usually the Norman Scottish name (see 1 above), but it was also adopted for Irish Mag Raighne, see Graney .

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

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