Lydia Patch

2 February 1800–4 October 1878 (Age 78)
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Patch was born on 2 February 1800, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Patch Sr, was 40 and her mother, Hannah Flagg, was 35. She married Otis Longley in May 1827, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 4 October 1878, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Otis Longley
Lydia Patch
Marriage: May 1827
Joseph Lyon Longley
James Otis Longley
Jane Cynthia Longley
John Benjamin Longley
Granville Augustus Longley
Henry Gustavus Longley

Spouse and Children

May 1827
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Joseph Lyon Longley


    James Otis Longley


    Jane Cynthia Longley


    John Benjamin Longley


    Granville Augustus Longley


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 21

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

1 Southwestern English: from a medieval personal name of uncertain origin. Compare Pack .2 Probably an altered spelling of German Pätsch or Petsch (from a pet form of Peter ) or of Patsch, which is probably from a Pazzo, short form of a Germanic personal name meaning ‘fight’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Longley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Longly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lydia Longley in household of Granville Longley, "United States Census, 1870"

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