Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Two Lyford Children buried at Pittsfield, New Hampshire

This tombstone was photographed at The Old Meeting House Cemetery in Pittsfield, New Hampshire

    NANCY                                           JEREMIAH
Daughter of                                          Son of    
Dudley &                                           Dudley &
Nancy Lyford                                  Nancy Lyford
died                                                died
Feb. 17, 1840                                  Apri 6, 1815
aged 17 yrs.                                      AE. 7 yrs

Dudley Lyford, son of Dudley Lyford and Sarah Cram, was born 12 August 1775 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, and died there on 4 December 1840.  His original name was Oliver, but his father died when he was only three years old and his mother named him Dudley after his father.   He married Nancy Green about 1814 in Pittsfield.  She was born 15 November 1783 in Pittsfield.  Dudley was a tanner, and was a Colonel in the 18th Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division of the New Hampshire Militia (men from Nottingham, Deerfield, Epsom, Northwood and Pittsfield, New Hampshire). 

They had 10 children:
1.  Eliza Blake, b. 1803 m. James McCrillis
2.  Oliver Smith, b. 1805
3.  Jeremiah Green, b. 1808 d. 1815
4.  Sarah Fogg, b. 1810 m. Jeremiah Cross
5.   Mehitable, b. 1812 d. 1813
6.   John Cram, b. 1814
7.  Mehitable Green, b. 1816 m. Daniel Babb
8.  Francis Hubbard, b. 1820
9.  Nancy Green, b. 1822, d. 1840
10. Jeremiah Dudley, b. 1825 d. 1864 in the Civil War


Essex Institute Historical Collections, Volume 38, page 66

See also:
Francis Lyford of Boston and Exeter and some of his descendants, by William Lewis Welch, 1902


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Two Lyford Children buried at Pittsfield, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted June 19, 2018, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2018/06/tombstone-tuesday-two-lyford-children.html: accessed [access date]).

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