When Lydia Estes was born on 26 June 1781, in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Robert Estes, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Hanson, was 36. She married John Buffum on 2 December 1802. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 25 November 1838, in North Berwick, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in North Berwick, York, Maine, United States.
English: topographic name from Middle English est ‘east’, denoting someone ‘from the east’ or someone living in the eastern part of a village or settlement. Today the name is still pronounced as two syllables, as it was in medieval times.
History: This name was brought to New England by Matthew (1645–1723) and Richard (born 1647) Estes, sons of Robert and Dorothy Estes of Dover, England. Probably unconnected is the founder of the VA and TN family of this name, Benjamin Estes (born 1736 in VA; died 1811 in TN).