Lydia Little

1717–1798 (Age 80)
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Little was born on 25 August 1717, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Moses Little, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Jaques, was 19. She married Henry Little on 7 December 1738, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 5 February 1798, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Lydia Little
1717–1798
Henry Little
1710–1786
Marriage: 7 December 1738
Mary Little
1739–1780
Samuel Little
1741–1785
Henry Little
1743–1746
Nathaniel Little
1745–1839
Henry Little
1747–1807
Jane Little
1749–1770
Sarah Little
1751–1836
Silas Little
1754–1845
Betty Little
1756–1838
Ednah Little
1758–1844
Judith Little
1761–1832

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
7 December 1738
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(11)

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(12)

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 59

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

Age 59

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 64

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a small man, or distinguishing epithet for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, from Middle English littel, Old English lȳtel, originally a diminutive of lȳt ( see Light 3).2 Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Beagáin ‘descendant of Beagán’ ( see Begin ).3 Translation of French Petit and Lepetit; also used as an English form of names such as Jean-Petit ‘little John’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lydia Little, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lydia Little, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lydia Little, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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