Lydia Allen

25 September 1714–12 May 1779 (Age 64)
Medfield, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Lydia Allen

When Lydia Allen was born on 25 September 1714, in Medfield, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Allen Jr., was 37 and her mother, Miriam Wight, was 39. She married Jacob Huntley Jr. on 9 April 1744, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 12 May 1779, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 64.

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Jacob Huntley Jr.
Lydia Allen
Marriage: 9 April 1744
Jacob Huntley
Miriam Huntley
Deborah Huntley
Amos Huntley
Lydia Huntley
Ann Huntley

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9 April 1744
Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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Age 62

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

Age 62

"""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."""""""

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.

Sources (3)

  • Lidah in entry for Jacub Huntley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lydia in entry for Jacob Huntley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Lydia Allen, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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