Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday Is for Mothers: Lydia White (1662 - 1696)

If the 1879 transcription of 17th century Weymouth, Massachusetts, birth records is correct, Joseph and Lydia (Rogers) White had twins Lydia and Joseph* in 1662.

[ Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT:
Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).]

Torry lists her marriage with Samuel Cooke in Mendon, about 30 miles east of Weymouth, in 1681 when Lydia would have been 18 and that's where she lived for the rest of her life.

[ U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2012. Original data: Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.]

 In the 15 years of their marriage Lydia and Samuel had at least eight children.** She died in 1696 at the age of 32 only about four months after the birth of her youngest child.

Samuel lived until 1752, surviving his wife by 56 years. There is no record of a second marriage for him. It is presumed that both Samuel and Lydia are buried in Mendon.

*The first Joseph must have died earlier.
**My direct ancestor is their fourth child Lydia Cook, my sixth great grandmother, who married Daniel Darling.

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