Lydia Wadsworth

21 June 1785–12 July 1865 (Age 80)
New Lebanon, New Lebanon, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life of Lydia

Lydia Wadsworth was born on 21 June 1785, in New Lebanon, New Lebanon, Columbia, New York, United States as the daughter of John Wadsworth Jr and Rachael Wheeler. She married Calvin Carpenter on 9 October 1825, in East Hampton, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 12 July 1865, in New Lebanon, New Lebanon, Columbia, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in New Britain, New Lebanon, Columbia, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Carpenter
Lydia Wadsworth
Marriage: 9 October 1825
Alonzo M Carpenter
Harriet Carpenter
Anson S Carpenter
John Wadsworth Carpenter
Josiah Sutherland Carpenter

Spouse and Children

9 October 1825
East Hampton, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


    Alonzo M Carpenter




    John Wadsworth Carpenter


    Josiah Sutherland Carpenter


Parents and Siblings

    John Wadsworth Jr





+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

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.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 12

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Age 23

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wadsworth near Halifax, West Yorkshire, named with the Old English personal name Wæddi + worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lydia Carpenter in household of Calvin Carpenter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Wadsworth in entry for Josiah Sutherland Carpenter, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Lydia Wadsworth Carpenter, "Find A Grave Index"

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