Lydia Little

1773–
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Little was born on 13 July 1773, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Barker Little, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Howland, was 26. She married Stephen Gifford on 5 March 1795, in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Family Time Line

Lydia Little
1773–
Stephen Gifford
1775–1795
Marriage: 5 March 1795
Stephen Barker Gifford
1795–1836

Spouse & Children

  • Female1773–Female

  • Stephen Gifford

    Male1775–1795Male

MARRIAGE
5 March 1795
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
children

(1)

  • Stephen Barker Gifford

    Male1795–1836Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 3

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

Age 3

"""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."""""""
1804

Age 31

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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)

  • Lyida 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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