Lydia Ann Millstead

17 October 1826–27 July 1886 (Age 59)
Vienna, Vienna Township, Scott, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lydia Ann

When Lydia Ann Millstead was born on 17 October 1826, in Vienna, Vienna Township, Scott, Indiana, United States, her father, Joseph Millstead, was 27 and her mother, Drucilla Collings, was 23. She lived in Richland Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Middle Fork Township, Ringgold, Iowa, United States in 1885. She died on 27 July 1886, at the age of 59.

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Joseph Millstead
Drucilla Collings
James Millstead
Thomas Millstead
Lydia Ann Millstead
William Milstead
Benjamin Millstead
Malinda Millstead
Sarah Eliza Millstead

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 10

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 20

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, named as ‘the estate ( see Stead ) on the hill’.

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

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  • Lydia Neltstead in household of Joseph Neltstead, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia A Milstead in household of Joseph Milstead, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lydia Milstead in household of John W Milstead, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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