Lydia Huntington

9 September 1753–21 December 1815 (Age 62)
New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Huntington was born on 9 September 1753, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Caleb Huntington Jr., was 31 and her mother, Zerviah Case, was 32. She married Mason Cogswell on 31 October 1771, in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 December 1815, in Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 62.

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Mason Cogswell
Lydia Huntington
Marriage: 31 October 1771
William Cogswell
Eunice Cogswell
Henry Hezekiah Cogswell M.L.C.
James Cogswell
John Cogswell
Anna Cogswell
Mason Cogswell
Oliver Cogswell
Oliver Cogswell

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31 October 1771
Cornwallis, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada


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World Events (6)


Age 23

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

Age 28

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 33

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places so called, named with the genitive plural huntena of Old English hunta ‘hunter’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ or dūn ‘hill’ (the forms in -ton and -don having become inextricably confused). A number of bearers of this name may well derive it from Huntingdon, now in Cambridgeshire (formerly the county seat of the old county of Huntingdonshire), which is named from the genitive case of Old English hunta ‘huntsman’, perhaps used as a personal name, + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Cogswell in entry for Olover Cogswell, "Canada, Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"
  • Lydia in entry for John Morton, "Canada, Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"
  • Lydea Cogswell in entry for Olover Cogswell, "Canada, Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"

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