Lydia Bruce

13 November 1748–
Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Bruce was born on 13 November 1748, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Bruce Jr, was 37 and her mother, Mary Potter, was 39. She married William Hyde in December 1767, in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Hyde
1743–1802
Lydia Bruce
1748–
Marriage: December 1767
Olive Hyde
1768–
William Hyde
1770–1850
Lavinia Hyde
1772–1845
Ruth Hyde
1772–
Anna Hyde
1774–1840
Freedom Hyde
1776–1798
Oliver Hyde
1778–
Mary Hyde
1780–
Ruth Hyde
1782–1820
Temperance Hyde
1783–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
December 1767
Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 28

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 33

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lydia Hyde in entry for Ruth Hyde, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lydia in entry for Freedom Hyde, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lydia Hyde in entry for Mary Hyde, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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