Lydia Little

1750–1820 (Age 69)
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Little was born on 23 November 1750, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Col. Moses Little, was 26 and her mother, Abigail Bailey, was 27. She married John Atkinson on 1 October 1770, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 19 September 1820, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Lydia Little
John Atkinson
Marriage: 1 October 1770
John Atkinson
Theodore Atkinson
Anna Atkinson
Lydia Atkinson
Moses Atkinson
Joshua Atkinson
Abigail Atkinson
Judith Atkinson
Hannah Atkinson
Joshua Atkinson
Jacob Atkinson
Josiah Little Atkinson
Lucy Atkinson

Spouse & Children

1 October 1770
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


  • John Atkinson


  • Theodore Atkinson


  • Anna Atkinson


  • Lydia Atkinson


  • Moses Atkinson


+8 More Children

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+7 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 26

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

Age 26

"""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."""""""
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 37

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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)

  • Abigail in entry for Theodore Atkinson, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Lydia Atkinson in entry for Jonah L. Atkinson, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Lydia Little, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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