Lydia Buell

11 October 1778–17 February 1853 (Age 74)
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Buell was born on 11 October 1778, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, her father, Josiah Buell, was 45 and her mother, Hannah Peck, was 31. She married James Kelsey on 25 March 1803, in Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 17 February 1853, in Clinton, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Clinton, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Kelsey
Lydia Buell
Marriage: 25 March 1803
Mary Ann Kelsey
Emily Kelsey
Betsey Kelsey
Harriet Kelsey
Nathan Kelsey

Spouse and Children

25 March 1803
Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


    Mary Ann Kelsey


    Emily Kelsey



    Harriet Kelsey


    Nathan Kelsey


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 3

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 3

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 22

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 Welsh: variant of Bowell .2 Dutch: occupational name for a hangman.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Lydia Kelsey, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Lydia Buell Kelsey, "Find A Grave Index"

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