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Lydia (Bradford) Wadsworth (1765 - 1836)

Lydia Wadsworth formerly Bradford
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 17 Jan 1788 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hiram, Oxford, Maine, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Mar 2016
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Lydia, daughter of Seth and Lydia (Southworth) Bradford, was born in Duxbury, MA on April 6, 1765 and baptized on September 15, 1765.

She married Dura Wadsworth in Duxbury, MA on January 17, 1788. Dura, son of Deacon Peleg and Susannah (Sampson) Wadsworth, was baptized in Duxbury, MA on April 24, 1763 and died probably in Hiram, ME on March 18, 1846 at the age of 82.

The resided in Duxbury where they had nine children. Winsor's History of Duxbury states the family removed to Maine. They were in Duxbury for the 1820 census so their move would of happened after that date.

Lydia died, probably in Hiram, ME, on July 6, 1836. The date of death was recorded in the Gamaliel Wadsworth Bible but no location. The bible was used to record the information in the Duxbury VR's.


  • Ann Smith Lainhart, Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, comps., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, William Bradford, Volume 22, (Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004), p. 391
  • Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG, Robert Moody Sherman, FASG, Ruth Wilder Sherman, FASG, comps., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Henry Samson, Volume 20, Part 3 of 3, (Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2006), pp. 40-42
  • Vital Records of Duxbury Massachusetts to the year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1911), p. 27 (baptism); p. 223 (marriage); p. 432 (death)
  • Duxbury, Mass., Vital Records, The Mayflower Descendant, (Boston: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1927), vol 29, p. 66 (marriage)
  • Justin Winsor, History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, (Boston: Crosby & Nichols, 1849), p. 331

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