Lydia Avery

25 July 1800–1 March 1870 (Age 69)
Pound Ridge, Pound Ridge, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Avery was born on 25 July 1800, in Pound Ridge, Pound Ridge, Westchester, New York, United States, her father, Elisha Avery, was 29 and her mother, Anna Scofield, was 25. She married Michael Scofield about 1820, in Pound Ridge, Pound Ridge, Westchester, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 1 March 1870, at the age of 69, and was buried in Chichester Cemetery, Westchester, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Michael Scofield
Lydia Avery
Marriage: about 1820
Nancy I. Scofield
Alfred Avery Scofield
Mary Ann Scofield

Spouse and Children

about 1820
Pound Ridge, Pound Ridge, Westchester, New York, United States


    Nancy I. Scofield



    Mary Ann Scofield


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 19

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

English: from the Anglo-Norman French personal name Auvery, a Norman form of Alfred . It could also be from a variant of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Aubri ( see Aubrey ). At least in the case of the original Puritan settlers in New England, there has been some confusion with Averill .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Lydia in entry for Mary Ann Jones, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Lydia M. Scofield, "Find A Grave Index"

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