Lydia Maria Goodwill

4 December 1829–5 April 1909 (Age 79)
Blooming Valley, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lydia Maria

When Lydia Maria Goodwill was born on 4 December 1829, in Blooming Valley, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Cyrus Goodwill, was 19 and her mother, Phoebe Matilda Waid, was 18. She married Edward Thompson Burns on 19 February 1846. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Titusville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 5 April 1909, in Eldred Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Thompson Burns
Lydia Maria Goodwill
Marriage: 19 February 1846
Obed Burns
Amelia A Burns
Marilla M Burns
Cyrus A Burns
Ira F Burns
Addie Burns
William S Burns
Clara C Burns
Charles T Burns
Archie Burns

Spouse and Children

19 February 1846


    Obed Burns


    Amelia A Burns


    Marilla M Burns


    Cyrus A Burns


    Ira F Burns


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 7

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 28

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): nickname for a friendly or amiable person, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + will ‘desire’. The compound is attested in the sense ‘favorable disposition’ since before the Norman Conquest.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lydia Burns in household of E T Burns, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lydia M Burns in household of Edward T Burns, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Burns in household of Edward T Burns, "United States Census, 1870"

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