Lydia Farnsworth

Brief Life History of Lydia

When Lydia Farnsworth was born on 5 February 1808, in Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, Reuben Farnsworth III, was 26 and her mother, Lucinda Kent, was 22. She married Elijah Mayhew on 2 October 1832, in Shelbyville, Addison Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1853 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 5 February 1897, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Mayhew
Lydia Farnsworth
Marriage: 2 October 1832
Lucinda Mayhew
Laurana Mayhew
Otto Mayhew
Austin Ship Mayhew
Elijah Mayhew
Elisha Mayhew
Caroline Abigail Mayhew
Elijah Warren Mayhew
Walter Franklin Mayhew

Sources (17)

  • Lydia Young, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lydia Farnsworth, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"
  • Lydia Farnsworth Mayhew, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Historical Boundaries: 1823: Johnson, Indiana, United States

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Farnworth .

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

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Reuben Farnsworth III

Reuben Farnsworth was born 1 April 1787, the son of Reuben Farnsworth Jr. and his second wife, Anna Kellogg, in Harvard, Massachusetts. The family later moved to Dorset, Vermont. Reuben married (1) …

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