Were there two women named Lydia Lakin b. abt. 1697?

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In Manning's paper "The Lakin Family of Groton, Mass." he lists two Lydia Lakins, one the daughter of John (Lakin-12) and the other the daughter of William (Lakin-1).  The first one does not have a birth year but her earlier sibling was born in 1675.  She is listed as marrying John Shepley and then later her cousin Elizabeth's ex-husband Jonathan Boyden in 1736.  The second is listed as being born in 1697 and then being married to Jonathan Shepley in 1728.  Caleb Butler's "History of the Town of Groton" has the second Lydia but not the first.  I suspect that these might actually be the same Lydia and I was wondering is anyone could confirm or deny that suspicion.  A pdf of Manning's paper can be found at Lakin-382.

Thanks,  Bob.
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in Genealogy Help by Robert Atwell G2G1 (1.7k points)

1 Answer

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Lydiah, d. William and Elizeberth, born Jan. 19, 1697. Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts,  Vital Records of Groton, Mass to the end of the year 1849. Salem: Essex Institute, 1926 p. 132

Then Manning's Paper says that John's will 1697 bequests to dtr Lydia Lakin and his wife's Mary's will mentions dtr Lydia Shepley.

So definitely two people.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
Thank you so much.  Just what I needed.

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