Lydia Edmunds

1822–1892 (Age 69)
Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Edmunds was born on 5 March 1822, in Ellisburg, Jefferson, New York, United States, her father, Christopher Edmunds, was 51 and her mother, Mahala Howard, was 37. She married Nelson Van Wormer in 1842, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 2 January 1892, in Watertown, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Watertown, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States.

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Lydia Edmunds
Nelson Van Wormer
Marriage: 1842
Mary VanWormer

Spouse & Children

  • Female1822–1892Female

  • Nelson Van Wormer


New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 5

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (also common in South Wales): patronymic from the personal name Edmund ( see Edmond ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lydia Boomer in household of Alonson Boomer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lida Boomer in household of Alonson Boomer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lydia Boomer, "Find A Grave Index"

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