Lydia Stafford

16 August 1790–11 January 1879 (Age 88)
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Stafford was born on 16 August 1790, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Joshua Stafford, was 41 and her mother, Susannah Cory, was 38. She married Gadius Stafford about 1809, in Palmyra, Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Chardon, Geauga, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 11 January 1879, in Wheatland Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Churches Corners Cemetery, Wheatland, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gadius Stafford
1789–1860
Lydia Stafford
1790–1879
Marriage: about 1809
Reuben Stafford
1812–1881
Joshua Stafford
1832–
Elmer Stafford
1814–1894
Abraham Stafford
1817–1884
Zilpha Stafford
1819–1890
Huldah Peace Stafford
1821–1884
Hannah Melissa Stafford
1822–1899
Anson H Stafford
1826–1881
Susannah M. Stafford
1830–1909

Spouse and Children

    Gadius Stafford

    Male1789–1860Male

    Female1790–1879Female

MARRIAGE
about 1809
Palmyra, Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States
children

(9)

    Male1812–1881Male

    Elmer Stafford

    Male1814–1894Male

    Male1817–1884Male

    Zilpha Stafford

    Female1819–1890Female

    Huldah Peace Stafford

    Female1821–1884Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1803

Age 13

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 29

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

English: habitational name from any of the various places in England so called, which do not all share the same etymology. The county seat of Staffordshire (which is probably the main source of the surname) is named from Old English stæð ‘landing place’ + ford ‘ford’. Examples in Devon seem to have as their first element Old English stān ‘stone’, and one in Sussex is probably named with Old English stēor ‘steer’, ‘bullock’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lydia Stafford in household of Gad Stafford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Stafford in household of Abram Stafford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lydia Stafford in household of Abraham Stafford, "United States Census, 1860"

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