Lydia Ann Lord born August 1832

Lydia Ann Lord was born about August 1832, daughter of Jeremiah Lord and Sarah Baker.  I have not found her birth record, and her birth is calculated from her age at death. She may have been born in Ipswich.  She was baptized 26 January 1849 in Ipswich, at the same time as her younger sister Sarah.

In 1830 and 1840, her father was in the Ipswich census.  Lydia had three siblings: Mary Eliza (1829-1904), Richard Henry (1837-1839), and Sarah Baker (1840-1910+).  Lydia’s mother died 18 December 1840.  Lydia’s father remarried, to Elizabeth S Harris on 19 June 1841, and Lydia had at least two more half siblings – Caroline Augusta (1842-1896) and Francis Henry (1844-1917).  I have found birth records for other children with parents Jeremiah Lord and Sarah E, but I am not sure that Elizabeth S and Sarah E are the same person.  Elizabeth died 11 August 1849 in Ipswich, of consumption.

The 1850 census shows the Lord family in Ipswich.  Jeremiah was a housewright (house carpenter) and they lived in a home valued at $1000.   In the 1855 state census, Lydia lived in Charlestown with her siblings and father, who worked as a carpenter.  Lydia’s father married for a third time on 29 Dec 1855 to Hannah Dennis, in Ipswich. 

On 10 July 1856, Lydia married Andrew P Felton.  That record says that Andrew was 30, born in Danvers and resident of Haverhill, a shoemaker, son of Samuel and Eliza. Lydia was 24, born in and resident of Charlestown, daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah.  This was the first marriage for both and was performed by P R Harding, Clergyman. 

The 1857 Haverhill directory lists Andrew P. Felton (so presumably family), at 25 Pecker st.  Their daughter Josephine P Felton was born 29 August 1857 in Haverhill. 

Lydia died less than two years later, on 25 February, 1859, in Somerville, of consumption.  She was buried at the North Burial Ground in Ipwich.  After she died, Andrew served in the Civil War.  Josphine was raised by other family members including her grandfather Jeremiah, and her uncle Frank (Francis Henry).   Andrew married again and had other children.  He and his second wife and their babies are buried next to Lydia.  They are in Find-A-Grave.



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