Lydia Drake

1799–1874 (Age 75)
New Hampton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Drake was born in 1799, in New Hampton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Abraham Drake, was 31 and her mother, Lydia Howe, was 32. She married John Sherburne Prescott on 2 March 1814, in New Hampton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 11 January 1874, in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States.

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John Sherburne Prescott
Lydia Drake
Marriage: 2 March 1814
Mary Ann Prescott
Livermore S Prescott
William Sullivan Prescott
Vienna Morrill Prescott
Maria Louisa Prescott

Spouse and Children

2 March 1814
New Hampton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States


Parents and Siblings



    William Drake


    Louisa S Drake




    Thomas J Drake


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 9

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

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. 

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English byname Draca, meaning ‘snake’ or ‘dragon’, Middle English Drake, or sometimes from the Old Norse cognate Draki. Both are common bynames and, less frequently, personal names. Both the Old English and the Old Norse forms are from Latin draco ‘snake’, ‘monster’ ( see Dragon ).2 English and Dutch: from Middle English drake, Middle Dutch drāke ‘male duck’ (from Middle Low German andrake), hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a drake, or perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a drake.3 North German: nickname from Low German drake ‘dragon’ ( see Drach 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Mardin in household of Jonathan Mardin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lydia Mardin in household of Jonathan Mardin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Marden in household of Jonathan Marden, "United States Census, 1860"

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