Lydia Branham Smith

3 February 1861–12 May 1917 (Age 56)
Letcher, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Branham Smith was born on 3 February 1861, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Branham Smith, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Adams, was 36. She married Wesley Pigman on 11 February 1877, in Letcher, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Precinct 4 Carson, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 1, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 12 May 1917, at the age of 56, and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Morehead, Rowan, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wesley Pigman
Lydia Branham Smith
Marriage: 11 February 1877
Nancy Pigman
John Wesley Pigman
Marian Pigman
Ora or Ida Mae Pigman
Marion A Pigman
Rufus B. Pigman
Willie Pigman
Lelia Frances Pigman

Spouse and Children

11 February 1877
Letcher, Kentucky, United States


    Nancy Pigman



    Ora or Ida Mae Pigman


    Marion A Pigman


    Marian Pigman


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Perryville

Age 1

On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 15

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, possibly from Bramham in West Yorkshire or Brantham in Suffolk. The first is named with Old English brōm ‘broom’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘river meadow’; the second is from the Old English personal name Branta + hām or hamm.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Pigman in household of Wesley Pigman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lydia Pigman in household of Wesley Pigman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lydia Pigman, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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