Lydia Carver

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Carver was born on 10 February 1791, in Hancock, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thaddeus Carver, was 39 and her mother, Hannah Hall, was 31. She married Otis Shaw on 31 August 1807, in Hancock, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 26 June 1829, in Vinalhaven, Waldo, Maine, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in John Carver Cemetery, Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States.

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Otis Shaw
Lydia Carver
Marriage: 31 August 1807
Hannah Shaw
Jenny Shaw
John Shaw
Mary Shaw
William Vinal Shaw
Abigail Shaw
Susan Shaw
Margaret L Shaw
Rebecca L Shaw

Sources (7)

  • Lydia Carver, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Lydia Carver, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Lydia Carver Shaw, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English kerver ‘one who cuts or carves (something)’, especially wood, hence ‘carpenter’ but within that trade more specifically and commonly ‘sculptor of wooden images’; perhaps occasionally ‘sculptor in stone’.

Americanized form of German Garber , Gerber , or Körber (see Koerber ).

History: John Carver (c. 1576–1621), one of the Mayflower Pilgrims, was the first governor of Plymouth Plantation. He was born in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire, England. Emigrating to the Netherlands in 1609, he joined the Pilgrims at Leyden.

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

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