Lydia

about 1785–7 December 1860 (Age 75)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia was born about 1785, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Leonard Altemus, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Walker, was 20. She married Daniel Hoopes on 20 September 1820. She died on 7 December 1860, in Newberry MM, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Menallen MM, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Hoopes
1781–1854
Lydia
1785–1860
Marriage: 20 September 1820

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 September 1820

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Female1785–1860Female

    Jarman Altemus

    Male1788–Male

    Male1789–1876Male

    Hannah Altemus

    Female1791–1866Female

    Female1793–1838Female

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World Events (7)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 2

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.
1808

Age 23

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Of Greek origin, meaning ‘woman from Lydia’, an area of Asia Minor. The name is borne in the Bible by a woman of Thyatira who was converted by St Paul and who entertained him in her house (Acts 16:14–15, 40). It has enjoyed steady popularity in the English-speaking world since the 17th century.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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