Lydia Grant

28 December 1772–1859 (Age 86)
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Benjamin Phelps Jr.
1769–1867
Lydia Grant
1772–1859
Marriage: about 1800
Hiram Phelps
1802–1824
Lucinda Phelps
1804–
Emeline Phelps
1806–1832
Cornelia Phelps
1808–
Andrew J. Phelps
1812–1873
Charles Phelps
1814–
Henry Howard Phelps
1816–
Phelps
1803–1825

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1800
children

(8)

    Hiram Phelps

    Male1802–1824Male

    Phelps

    Female1803–1825Female

    Female1804–Female

    Female1806–1832Female

    Cornelia Phelps

    Female1808–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Female1772–1859Female

    Huldah Grant

    Female1774–1849Female

    William Grant

    Male1776–1835Male

    David Grant

    Male1778–1849Male

    Jared Grant

    Male1779–1849Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 4

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 9

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 28

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 English and (especially) Scottish (of Norman origin), and French: 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.2 English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, probably a survival into Middle English of the Old English byname Granta ( see Grantham ).3 Probably a respelling of German Grandt or Grand .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Phelps in household of Sylvester Spencer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Phelps, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Lydia Phelps, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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