Lydia Sophia Clark

28 August 1815–10 June 1877 (Age 61)
Chatham, Ghent, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of Lydia Sophia

When Lydia Sophia Clark was born on 28 August 1815, in Chatham, Ghent, Columbia, New York, United States, her father, Anson Clark, was 27 and her mother, Lydia Kinglsey, was 25. She married Lamont Tiffany about 1835. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States in 1870 and Phelps, Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States in 1875. She died on 10 June 1877, in New York, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Phelps, Phelps, Ontario, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lamont Tiffany
Lydia Sophia Clark
Marriage: about 1835
Jane E Tiffany
Charles L. Tiffany
Ester May Tiffany
George W Tiffany
Edward D Tiffany
Loren Russell Tiffany
Harriet Adela Tiffany
Flora A Tiffany
Julia E Tiffany
Millie E. Tiffany
Sophia "Fida" Tiffany
Anna Belle Tiffany

Spouse and Children

about 1835


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Anson Clark





    Edwin Howard Clark



    Mary Ann Clark


    David Bottom Clark


    Sally Louisa Clark


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 12

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 17

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia Tiffany, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lydia S Tiffany in household of Lamont Tiffany, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Tiffany in household of Lamont Tiffany, "United States Census, 1860"

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