Lydia Tuttle

13 October 1764–from 1794 to 1860 (Age 29)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Tuttle was born on 13 October 1764, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Tuttle, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Humiston, was 41. She married Caleb Blakeslee on 12 June 1784. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died from 1794 to 1860, at the age of 96, and was buried in Plymouth, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Caleb Blakeslee
Lydia Tuttle
Marriage: 12 June 1784
Horace Blakeslee
Caroline Blakeslee
Enos L Blakeslee
Florace Blakeslee
Aurelia Blakeslee
Elson Blakeslee
Harry Blakeslee
Edward Blakeslee

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12 June 1784


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World Events (8)


Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 17

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.

Age 25

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name þorkell, a contracted form of a name composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder ( see Thor ) + ketill ‘cauldron’. The personal name Thurkill or Thirkill was in use throughout England in the Middle Ages; in northern England it had been introduced directly by Scandinavian settlers, whereas in the South it was the result of Norman influence. This surname and its variants are especially common in East Anglia. In Ireland the Old Norse name was adopted as a Gaelic personal name (Thorcall), which generated the surnames McCorkle and Corkill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Blakeslee in entry for Edward Blakeslee, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Lydia Blakeslee in entry for Edward Blakeslee, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Lydia in entry for Aurelia Blakeslee, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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