Lydia

Brief Life History of Lydia

Lydia was born in 1813, in Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Johial Newman.

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Family Time Line

Johial Newman
1801–
Lydia
1813–
William H Newman
1834–
Amanda Newman
1843–
Sarah C Newman
1846–
Jacob Newman
1848–
Joseph C Newman
1855–1934

Sources (2)

  • Sydia Newman in household of Johial Newman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ledia in entry for Thomas Smith, "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1820

On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.

1844

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

Name Meaning

Of Greek origin, meaning ‘woman from Lydia’, an area of Asia Minor. The name is borne in the Bible by a woman of Thyatira who was converted by St Paul and who entertained him in her house (Acts 16:14–15, 40). It has enjoyed steady popularity in the English-speaking world since the 17th century.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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