Lydia Rebecca Reed

15 May 1827–17 May 1912 (Age 85)
Rome, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Lydia Rebecca

When Lydia Rebecca Reed was born on 15 May 1827, in Rome, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, her father, John Reed, was 43 and her mother, Rebecca Bearse, was 41. She married Henry Steed on 16 August 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States for about 7 years and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. She died on 17 May 1912, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Steed
Lydia Rebecca Reed
Marriage: 16 August 1845
Christopher Albert Steed
Edward Alvin Steed
Ira Richard Steed
Lydia Rebecca Steed
Sarah Ann Steed
Henry Lee Steed
John Joel Steed

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 August 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 12
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 23
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English and Older Scots red(e) ‘red’, no doubt denoting someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.English: from Middle English ride, rede, rude (Old English rīed, rēod, rȳd) ‘clearing’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived in or near a clearing, or habitational, for someone who lived at one of a number of places so named, including Rede Court in Strood (Kent), Rides in Eastchurch (Kent), Ride Way in Ewhurst (Surrey), and Reed Farm in Wadhurst (Sussex). The word is particularly common in the southeastern counties of England, from Kent to the Isle of Wight. See also Rider and Reader .English: habitational name from Read (Lancashire), Reed (Hertfordshire), or Rede (Suffolk). The Lancashire placename derives from Old English rǣge ‘roe, female roe deer’ + hēafod ‘head’. The Hertfordshire placename derives from Old English rȳhth ‘rough piece of ground’. The etymology of the Suffolk placename is uncertain.

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

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    Life sketch of Ira Richard Steed

    LIFE SKETCH OF IRA RICHARD STEED Information given by Malinda Steed Mathews (Daughter) Written by Altha Mathews Dial (Granddaughter) In a small pioneer town, Farmington, Utah, 18 miles North …

    Sources (80)

    • Rebecca Steed in household of Henry Steed, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sylvia R. Reed in entry for Henry L. Steed, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Lizzie R Steed in household of Joseph S Miller, "United States Census, 1910"

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