Lyman Blodgett

1794–1872 (Age 78)
Westmoreland, Shelter Island, Suffolk, New York, United States

The Life of Lyman

When Lyman Blodgett was born on 15 October 1794, in Westmoreland, Shelter Island, Suffolk, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Blodgett III, was 49 and his mother, Lucy Munger, was 47. He married Betsey Townsend on 23 March 1811. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Pamelia, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1850 and Le Ray, Jefferson, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 December 1872, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Lyman Blodgett
Betsey Townsend
Marriage: 23 March 1811
William Blodgett
Maria Charlotte Blodgett
Orlin Blodgett
Lewis Blodgett
Ambrose Blodgett
Mary Blodgett
Esther Blodgett
Lyman Blodgett
Celia Blodgett
Betsey Ann Blodgett
Cordelia Blodgett

Spouse & Children

  • Male1794–1872Male

  • Betsey Townsend


23 March 1811


  • William Blodgett


  • Maria Charlotte Blodgett


  • Orlin Blodgett


  • Lewis Blodgett


  • Ambrose Blodgett


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 3

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

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

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an Americanized form of Dutch Bloetgoet ( see Bloodgood ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lyman Blodgett in household of Colin Blodgett, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lyman Blodget in household of Orlin Blodget, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lyman Blodget in household of Orlin Blodget, "New York State Census, 1865"

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