Lydia Thompson

1786–16 March 1866 (Age 80)
Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Thompson was born in 1786, in Lyme, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, her father, John Tomson, was 38 and her mother, Abigail Thompson, was 31. She married Benning Sawyer on 25 December 1808, in Orford, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 16 March 1866, in Thetford, Orange, Vermont, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Benning Sawyer
Lydia Thompson
Marriage: 25 December 1808
John Thompson Sawyer
Abigail Dame Sawyer
Benning Wentworth Sawyer
Caleb Abel Sawyer
Eliza A. Sawyer
Edmond F. Sawyer
Albert Edward Sawyer
Lydia Loretta Sawyer
Sarah Jennette Sawyer

Spouse and Children

25 December 1808
Orford, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 0

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 2

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

Age 22

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia T Sawyer in household of Benning Sawyer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lydia Sawyer in household of Benning Sawyer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia in entry for Lydia L. Sawyer White, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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