Lydia Chandler

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Chandler was born in 1782, in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Josiah Chandler, was 34 and her mother, Rachel Magoun, was 32. She married Caleb Sturtevant on 27 November 1806, in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 17 September 1865, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 83.

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Caleb Sturtevant
Lydia Chandler
Marriage: 27 November 1806
Hiram Sturtevant

Sources (5)

  • Lydia Chandler, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Lydia C. Omey, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Lydia C Omey, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.


Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a maker and seller of candles, from Anglo-Norman French chandeler ‘maker or seller of candles’ (Old French chandelier, Late Latin candelarius, a derivative of candela ‘candle’). While a medieval chandler no doubt made and sold other articles beside candles, the extended sense of modern English chandler does not occur until the 16th century. The name may also, more rarely, have denoted someone who was responsible for the lighting arrangements in a large house, or else one who owed rent in the form of wax or candles.

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

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