Lydia Way

1 October 1671–22 March 1758 (Age 86)
Newington, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Lydia

When Lydia Way was born on 1 October 1671, in Newington, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Eleazar Way, was 55 and her mother, Mary Grove, was 40. She married Jabez Whittlesey on 6 December 1705, in Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 22 March 1758, in Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 86.

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Jabez Whittlesey
Lydia Way
Marriage: 6 December 1705
Jabez Whittlesey
Ann Whittlesey
Eleazer Whittlesey
Lois Whittlesey
Josiah Whittlesey
Mehitable Whittlesey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1705Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
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    Name Meaning

    English (mainly southern): topographic name for someone who lived near a road or path, from Middle English wei (Old English weg, cognate with Old Norse vegr, Old High German weg), or a habitational name from some minor place called with this word, as for example any of the places called Way or Waye in Devon or Way in Somerset and Kent.Chinese: variant of Wei .

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Lidia in entry for Lois Whittlesey, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Lidia Way in entry for Jabez Whittlesey, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
    • Lidia in entry for Mehettable Whittlesey, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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