Lydia Forbush

5 January 1830–12 April 1900 (Age 70)
Underhill, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Lydia

When Lydia Forbush was born on 5 January 1830, in Underhill, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, her father, Rufus Francis Forbush, was 41 and her mother, Susanna Polly Clark, was 40. She married Norman Taylor on 22 November 1850, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 April 1900, in Colonia Juárez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, at the age of 70, and was buried in Colonia Juárez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico.

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Family Time Line

Norman Taylor
Lydia Forbush
Marriage: 22 November 1850
Ernest Leander Taylor
Edwin Erastus Taylor
Charles Wesley Taylor
Hiram Martin Taylor
Adelbert Thaddeus Taylor
Sanford Alfonzo Taylor
Elmer Franklin Taylor
Lydia Lurana Taylor

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1850Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed
    Age 4
    The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 
    Age 23
    Santa Anna returns to Mexico and becomes president. Sells additional territory to United States under Gadsden Purchase.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: altered form of Forbes , which was traditionally pronounced as two syllables. This surname is now rare in Britain.Altered form of German Vorbusch, a topographic name for someone living on the edge of a wood, from vor ‘in front of’ + North German Busch ‘wood, bush’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Lydia Forbush

    ydia is the second wife of Norman Benjamin TAYLOR. The family group sheet this information was taken from states Lydia was baptized in 1841, however 4 Mar 1875 was penciled in above that date. …

    Sources (44)

    • Lorina Taylor in household of Norman Taylor, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Lydia Forbusk in entry for Sanford A Taylor and Nellie Miller, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Lydia Forbush in entry for Lydia Taylor Maxfield, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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