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Lydia (Pabodie) Grinnell (1667 - 1748)

Lydia Grinnell formerly Pabodie
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1683 [location unknown]
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Died in Saybrook, New London, Connecticut Colonymap
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Lydia Pabodie's name has several varient spellings: Lydia or Lideah Pabodie or Peabody or Paybodie are the more common ones.

Lydia Pabodie was born 3 Apr 1667 at Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. She died 13 Jul 1748 at Westbrook (then Saybrook), Middlesex Co., Connecticut.[1]

"Grinnell, Lydia, wife of Daniel, died July 13, 1748, in the 83rd yr of her age"[2]

Lydia was the youngest child of William Pabodie and Elizabeth Alden Pabodie. In about 1683 Lydia married Daniel Grinnell.[3] Daniel was born about 1668 in probably Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. He died 17 Jan 1740/1741 in Westbrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.[1]

Lydia and Daniel lived at Little Compton, Rhode Island where their first five children were born. About 1703 they moved to the west part of Saybrook (now Westbrooke) Connecticut. Two more children were born there.

Lydia was a charter member of the Congregational Church, founded in 1726 in W. Parish, now Westbrook, Connecticut.[citation needed]

Children of Lydia Pabodie and Daniel Grinnell

Daniel and Lydia (Pabodie) Grinnell had the followig (10) children:[4]

  1. Mary, b. 1685; m. Robert Lay
  2. Elizabeth, b. ca. 1687; m. John Stevens
  3. Priscilla, b. 1689; m. Theophilus Redfield
  4. Paybody, b. poss. 1691; m. (1) Ruth Mettleton, (2) Sarah Barnes.
  5. Lydia, b. poss. ca. 1693; m. Joseph Clark
  6. Rebecca, b. say ca. 1695; m. (1) John Doud, (2) Gideon Wellman
  7. Sarah, b. say ca. 1698; m. (1) John Brooker, (2) John Pike, (3?) Joseph Nettleton
  8. George, b. 12 April 1702; m. Mary Bull
  9. Jemima, b. 26 Jan. 1704/5; m. Abraham Chalker
  10. Daniel, b. 11 Jan. 1707/8; died before Nov. 1726


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lydia Pabodie : citing Duxbury, Mass., VR, 114. Source Media Type: Book. 2Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, Little Compton Families, Little Compton, Newport Co., RI: Little Compton Historical Society, 1985, 307, 635. Source Media Type: Book. 3Mayflower Families: John Alden, Part 1, 27, 79. Source Media Type: Book.
  2. Saybrook Vital Records from Barbour, 1668-1852 - E-J Transcribed by Coralynn Brown Grinell... : accessed 8 Jan 2019
  3. Susan E. Roser, (Genealogical Publ, Baltimore, 2nd ed. 1995).
  4. Esther Littleford Woodsworth-Barnes, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16, Part 1, The Descendants of John Alden, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002. "The Silver Book" Page 80
  • Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford and Williams, Alicia Crane, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16 Part 1 of 3, John Alden, Boston, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002.
  • Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
  • Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI). Middletown, CT, USA: Godfrey Memorial Library.Vital Record of Duxbury, Massachusetts - Year 1911.
  • PABODIE - Plymouth County - Page 114. birth of Lideah [duplicate Lydia], daughter of William & Elizabeth [dup. Elisabeth], 03 April 1667.
  • Internet source: No author, Mayflower Descendants and their Marriages for Two Generations, After the Landing. Bureau of Military and Civic Achievement. Washington D.C., Second Edition, R929.1 B952, this book contains the genealogy of the Mayflower descendants and their marriages, 1922.
  • American Genealogy Tag Vol. 53:105, Charts and Chronicles pg. 14. Death place may have been Killingworth, CT.
  • Rumsey, Jean. First Congregational Church of Westbrook, Connecticut (The Print Shop, Dixon, Illinois, 1979) Page ii-iii: She is listed as one of the 14 charter members.


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Daniel and Lydia (Pabodie) Grinnell did not have a daughter named Ruth. Her profile should be detached from these parents. (Esther Littleford Woodsworth-Barnes, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16, Part 1, The Descendants of John Alden, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002. "The Silver Book" Page 80)
posted by Sandra (Emmons) DeTora
Pabodie-183 and Pabodie-2 appear to represent the same person because: based on dates and places, family, etc, this was intended to be the same person
posted by Robin Lee

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