Lydia Armstrong

23 May 1750–2 September 1837 (Age 87)
Norwich Town, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Armstrong was born on 23 May 1750, in Norwich Town, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, John William Armstrong I, was 38 and her mother, Mary Durkee, was 33. She married Barnabus Hyde on 12 November 1771, in Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 2 September 1837, in Lisbon, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Ames Cemetery, Lisbon, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Barnabus Hyde
Lydia Armstrong
Marriage: 12 November 1771
Sarah Hyde
Lee Hyde
Elijah Hyde
Eliza Hyde
Lydia Hyde

Spouse and Children

12 November 1771
Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


    Sarah Hyde


    Lee Hyde


    Elijah Hyde


    Eliza Hyde


    Lydia Hyde


Parents and Siblings



    Olive W Armstrong



    Andrew Armstrong


    Ebenezer Armstrong



+7 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 26

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

Age 31

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 50

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 (common in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): Middle English nickname for someone who was strong in the arm.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O’Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’, both from Ulster.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia (Widow Of Barnabas) Hyde, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Lydia Hyde, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Lydia in entry for Lydia Hyde, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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