Lydia Fenner

Brief Life History of Lydia

Lydia Fenner was born in 1812, in New York City, New York, United States. She married Abram C. Darling about 1850, in Lodi, Lodi, Seneca, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in New York, United States in 1870 and Lodi, Lodi, Seneca, New York, United States in 1880.

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Abram C. Darling
Lydia Fenner
Marriage: about 1850
Albert C Darling
Margaret C. Darling

Sources (5)

  • Lydia Darling, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lydia Fenner - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Lydia Fenner
  • Lydia Darling in household of Abram Darling, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English fen(ne) ‘fen, marsh’ (Old English fenn) + -er, a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a marsh or fen. Fenn Place in Worth in Sussex had owners called atte Fenne, who in the time of King Henry VI (1421–1471) apparently changed their name to Fenner. See Fenn .

English: variant of Fainer, from Middle English feiner, fener ‘haymonger, one who sells hay’ (Old French fenier), or perhaps a nickname from Middle English feiner ‘inventor; hypocrite’.

South German and Swiss German: occupational name for an ensign or standard bearer, from Middle High German vener, an agent derivative of Middle High German vane ‘flag’. See also Fenrich .

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

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