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  • ID: I3554
  • Name: Lydia GIFFORD
  • Name: Lydia BOWERMAN
  • Sex: F
  • Change Date: 23 AUG 2009
  • Birth: ABT 1738/39 1 2
  • Death: BEF 1797
  • Note: as she is not mentioned in her husband's will. Her husband, Silas, was a brother to her stepmother, Melatiah Gifford's 2nd wife, Sarah (Bowerman) Gifford, d/o Thomas(3) & Jane (Clifton) Bowerman. Lydia's father's will refers to both daughters only by their given names, yet there is proof that the second daughter, Elizabeth, was also married at the date of the will [DCW 13:389-91, LDS Family History Library #913660]. 3 4

    Father: Melatiah GIFFORD b: 04 MAY 1719
    Mother: Hannah CLAGHORN b: BEF 1720

    Marriage 1 Silas BOWERMAN b: 27 JUL 1730 in Falmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    • Married: 25 DEC 1759 in Barnstable, Mass. Bay Colony, Massachusetts
    • Note:
      according to GNBF 1:83; 25 Jul 1759, according to Doherty.
      Lydia's husband, Silas, was a brother to her stepmother, Sarah (Bowerman) Gifford, d/o Thomas (3) and Jane Clifton) Bowerman and Melatiah Gifford's second wife. Lydia's father's will refers to both daughters only by their given names. (Interesting note here: Hannah's stepmother, Sarah (Bowerman) Gifford, was an older sister to Silas, her husband.)
      5 6 7
    1. Has No Children Lydia BOWERMAN b: AFT 1760
    2. Has No Children Sarah BOWERMAN b: AFT 1760
    3. Has No Children Phebe BOWERMAN b: AFT 1760
    4. Has No Children Jane BOWERMAN b: AFT 1760
    5. Has Children Melatiah BOWERMAN b: AFT 1760
    6. Has No Children Macy BOWERMAN b: AFT 1760
    7. Has No Children Anna BOWERMAN b: AFT 1760
    8. Has No Children Mary (Mercy) BOWERMAN b: AFT 1760
    9. Has Children Hannah BOWERMAN b: 11 OCT 1760 in Falmouth (prob.), Massachusetts
    10. Has No Children Silas BOWERMAN b: 22 MAR 1772 in New Bedford, Massachusetts

    1. Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Society Register
      Abbrev: NEHGS Register
      Page: 129:233
    2. Title: Web page
      Abbrev: Web page
      Publication: various
    3. Title: Family History Library Microfilm
      Abbrev: FHLMF
      Page: #913660
    4. Title: Will
      Abbrev: Will
      Page: DCWB 13:389-91
    5. Title: Falmouth Vital Records
      Abbrev: Falmouth VR
      Page: 137; "Silas (Bormaman, Bormand, int.), and Lydia Gifford, 25 Dec 1759"
    6. Title: Ron Lahti
      Abbrev: Ron Lahti
      Publication: April 2002
    7. Title: Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families
      Abbrev: GNBF
      Author: Amos Otis, rev. by C.F. Swift
      Publication: Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, MD, 1888 rev 1979
      Page: 1:83

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