Lydia Waterhouse

23 August 1723–1817 (Age 93)
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Waterhouse was born on 23 August 1723, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Timothy Waterhouse, was 45 and her mother, Ruth Moses, was 43. She married Spencer Colby on 23 August 1747. She died in 1817, in Plummer, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 94.

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Lydia Waterhouse
Marriage: 24 February 1751
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Age 53

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

Age 53

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 77

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

English (chiefly Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived in a house by a stretch of water or perhaps a moated house, from Middle English water ‘water’ + hous ‘house’.

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

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