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Lydia Stetson (1756)

Lydia Stetson
Born in Cohasset, Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 4 Jan 2018
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Lydia Stetson was born in 1756 at Cohasset, Massachusetts. [1] She was the first child and daughter of Benjamin Stetson and Zebiah (Ellmes) Stetson [2].


No record of any marriages [A] -

  1. William Stetson (Listed as "Stutson) b. 15 Nov 1778, Cohassett, Massachusetts [3]; d. 1820 [4]


No Record found so far (2021) -- rsl

Research Notes

  • Stetson Kindred Genealogical Index: 1-2-3-2-2-1
A. "The Descendants of ..." books [2] have no further entry Lydia, except that she is listed as the first child of Benjamin and Zebiah (Ellmes) Stetson, born in Cohasset, 29 Dec 1756 but her son William turns up in "The Descendants" genealogy as the son of Lydia, grandson of Benjamin.[4]


  1. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 October 2020), Norfolk > Dedham > Births, marriages, deaths 1732-1843 > image 103 of 127; citing Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Boston.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stetson: Vol 1, No 2 Pg 136
  3. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch ( : 15 January 2020), Lydia Stutson, 1756. Page 103 Image 545
  4. 4.0 4.1 Stetson: Vol 1, No 3 Pg 207-8

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