Lydia Smith

Last updated 9 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 23 Aug 1757 in Holliston, Middlesex, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America

Died: 1837

Father: Caleb Smith (1720 – 1797)

Mother: Deborah Chickering (1722 – 1818)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 258-259 (PDF pages 267-268), "Smith, Caleb"

Comment: Source includes name (Lydia [Smith]).

book-vital-records-of-medway-ma-to-1850: Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing “Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, Boston: New-England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905” [Transcribed list of birth, marriage, and death records, including names, parent names, and dates only.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 120 (image 119, downloaded 30 Jun 2021)

Comment: Source includes name (Lydia Smith).

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, right side, entry 9

Comment: Source includes name (Lydia Smith).

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birth

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, right side, entry 9

Comment: Source includes date (23 of 8mo 1757), and location (Hollison [, Massachusetts]).

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death

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 258-259 (PDF pages 267-268), "Smith, Caleb"

Comment: Source includes year (1837).

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father

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 258-259 (PDF pages 267-268), "Smith, Caleb"

Comment: Source identifies Lydia [Smith] as a child of Caleb Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

book-vital-records-of-medway-ma-to-1850: Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing “Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, Boston: New-England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905” [Transcribed list of birth, marriage, and death records, including names, parent names, and dates only.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 120 (image 119, downloaded 30 Jun 2021)

Comment: Source identifies Lydia Smith as a daughter of Caleb Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, right side, entries 2,4,9

Comment: Source identifies Lydia Smith as a child of Caleb Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

family-barak-smith-family-bible-register: Family bible registry entries for the family of Barak Smith; photocopy, privately held [Most entries are believed to have been made by Barak and Mary Smith. Entries are separated by inconsistent types of lines, and not all entries have individuals or couples; several are informational.]

Additional detail for reference: Births page 1, right side, entries 2,4,9

Comment: Source identifies Lydia Smith as a child of Deborah Smith. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Christening: 30 Apr 1758 at Medway, Suffolk County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, British America

Supporting evidence for:
events

book-vital-records-of-medway-ma-to-1850: Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing “Vital Records of Medway, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, Boston: New-England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905” [Transcribed list of birth, marriage, and death records, including names, parent names, and dates only.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 120 (image 119, downloaded 30 Jun 2021)

Comment: Source includes date (Apr. 30, 1758) and location ([Medway, Massachusetts]).

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Attributes

Residence: at Bemis Heights, Saratoga County, New York, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 258-259 (PDF pages 267-268), "Smith, Caleb"

Comment: Source includes location (Bemis Hights, N. Y.). Hights is a misspelling of Heights, and is not treated here as a conflict, since it is a known location, not the name of an individual.

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Lydia and Joseph settled at Bemis Heights, New York, their farm including a portion of the Revolutionary War battlefield. [The Battle of Bemis Heights was the second Battle of Saratoga, and took place on 7 Oct 1777. It is considered to be a turning point in the American Revolution.] [book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 258-259 (PDF pages 267-268), "Smith, Caleb"

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Lydia married Joseph Walker. [book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

book-history-and-map-of-danby-vermont-1869: J. C. Williams, The History and Map of Danby, Vermont; Rutland, Vt.: McLean & Robbins, 1869; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed before 20 Apr 2018) [Includes a section devoted to family sketches of contemporary and ancestral individuals as well as sections for civil and military town history. The family sketches appear to be the result of interviews with residents by the author.]

Additional detail for reference: Pages 258-259 (PDF pages 267-268), "Smith, Caleb"

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Sources

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