Lydia Estes

Female26 June 1781–25 November 1838

Brief Life History of Lydia

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.

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John Buffum
Lydia Estes
Marriage: 2 December 1802
Cynthia Buffum
Maria Buffum
Peace Buffum
Patience Rogers Buffum
John Henry Buffum

Sources (9)

  • Lydia Estes, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Lydia Buffum, "Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910"
  • Lydia Estes in entry for Maria B Jones, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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  • Marriage
    2 December 1802
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 2

    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.

    1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

    Age 7

    On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 19

    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.

    Name Meaning

    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).

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

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