Lydia Emeline Presbrey

12 October 1827–4 September 1896 (Age 68)
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lydia Emeline

When Lydia Emeline Presbrey was born on 12 October 1827, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Presbury Jr., was 42 and her mother, Fannie Soper, was 41. She married William Grey Hodges on 13 January 1844, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1870. She died on 4 September 1896, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Grey Hodges
Lydia Emeline Presbrey
Marriage: 13 January 1844
Joanna Frances Hodges
Sarah Grey Hodges
William Arthur Hodges
Caroline Dutton "Carrie" Hodges
Alice Snow Hodges
Harriet Presbry Hodges
Patrick Hodges

Spouse and Children

13 January 1844
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Joanna Frances Hodges


    Sarah Grey Hodges


    William Arthur Hodges


    Caroline Dutton "Carrie" Hodges



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

Altered form of English Pres(t)bury ( see Presby ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Hodges in household of John Hodges, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lydia E Hodges in household of Wm G Hodges, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emerline Hodges in household of William G Hodges, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"

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