Lydia Gott

30 November 1844–
Mount Desert, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Gott was born on 30 November 1844, in Mount Desert, Hancock, Maine, United States, her father, James Gott, was 37 and her mother, Huldah Dawes, was 31.

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James Gott
Huldah Dawes
James Gott
Robert Gott
Francis Gott
Benjamin Gott
Philip Gott
Israel L Gott
Edward Gott
Juliann Gott
Lydia Gott
Rachael W. Gott
Solomon T. Gott
Levi Gott
Mary Ann Gott

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World Events (3)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 7

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 German: from short form of the various Germanic compound personal names with the first element gōd ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’.2 South German and Swiss German: from Middle High German got(t)e ‘godfather’.3 English (of Norman origin): from a personal name having the same etymology as 1 above.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Lydia Gott, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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