Lydia Scottow

11 June 1775–30 May 1861 (Age 85)
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lydia

Lydia Scottow was born on 11 June 1775, in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States as the daughter of John Scottow and Susannah. She married William Emerson on 12 May 1794, in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1855. She died on 30 May 1861, in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85.

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William Emerson
Lydia Scottow
Marriage: 12 May 1794
John Scottow Emerson sr.
William Emerson
Lydia Emerson
George Emerson
Warren A Emerson
Marshall Emerson

Spouse and Children

12 May 1794
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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    John Scottow






World Events (7)


Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 1

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 25

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: habitational name from places so named in Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire, from Old English scot ‘Scot’ (influenced by Scandinavian sk-) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lydia Emerson in household of William Emerson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Ross in household of George Emerson, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Lydia in entry for William Emerson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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