Lydia Hunt


Born: 22 Mar 1828 in Ohio, USA

Died: 16 Jul 1851 in ?

Father: Thomas Hunt (c. 1805 – ?)

Mother: Jane ? (c. 1806 – ?)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Alvah Hockett (1828 – ?)

Married: 20 Sep 1848 in Ohio, USA

Child: Thomas Lisbon Hockett (1849 – )

Child: Anna Jane Hockett (1851 – )

Child: Susan Alice Hockett (1852 – )

Child: Jabez Hockett (1856 – 1857)

Child: Adaline Hockett (1858 – 1858)

Child: Ruth M. Hockett (c. 1863 – )

Child: Clinton Hockett (c. 1864 – )

Child: Oliver W. Hockett (c. 1866 – )

Child: Cordelia Hockett (c. 1868 – )

Child: Luella Hockett (c. 1870 – )


Alvah and Lydia were married at Newberry MM.

On 20 Feb 1860, Alvah and Lydia, with their children Thomas, Anna, and Susan, were granted a certificate to West Union, MM (Indiana). [Alvah's parents Mahlan and Anna were also granted a certificate on this date.]

Lydia was buried in Westfork Friends Burial Grounds, Clinton County, OH.

Change Date

This data was last changed on 27 Nov 2007, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1860 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Volume 5
by William Wade Hinshaw; Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Bros., 1946 [Reprinted Baltimore, 1973, 1994] [applies to name, birth, death, marriage, notes]
Web: Ancestry Database (Nebraska Monthly Meeting: Quaker Records) [Original data: Quaker records: Nebraska Monthly Meeting: Central City Meeting, Elk Valley, Friendsdale, North Loup, Plainview, Pierce County, Pleasant Hill, Spring Bank, Lincoln Executive (Hicksite). (transcribed, no original document imagess)] [applies to name, marriage]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

Lydia's death date is given as 16 Jul 1851 in EoAQG:v5:p396. Given the birth dates of several children, the granting of a certificate to West Union MM in 1860, and her probable presence (L. Hockett) in the 1860 U.S. Census, an 1851 date is absurd.

This could be a typo for 1861. However, given that Luella was born about 1870 (according to the 1880 U.S. Census) a death date of 1871 would be more appropriate. This would also mean that Alvah remarried within about three years -- more reasonable than thirteen years for a man with several young children.