Lydia Little

1757–1835 (Age 77)
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Little was born on 5 April 1757, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ezekiel Little, was 36 and her mother, Margaret Fitts, was 31. She married Jedadiah Bennett on 26 September 1775, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 7 January 1835, in Livonia, Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lima, Lima, Livingston, New York, United States.

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Lydia Little
Jedadiah Bennett
Marriage: 26 September 1775
Daniel Bennett
Lydia Bennet
Jedadiah Bennett

Spouse & Children

26 September 1775
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


  • Daniel Bennett


  • Male1778–1852Male

  • Lydia Bennet


  • Jedadiah Bennett


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World Events (8)


Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 19

New York is the 11th state.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 24

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 Bennit, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Lydia Bennit in entry for Jedediah Bennit, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Lydia in entry for Daniel Bennett, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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