|Birth: ||Aug. 21, 1821|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 1907|
Lydia Newell Osgood was born on August 21, 1821 at Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts and died on April 30, 1907 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts and is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
She was the daughter of Samuel Gerrish Osgood and Rebecca Noyes Follansbee and the adopted daughter of Matthias P. Sawyer. By his will, dated April 5, 1853, he bequeathed to his adopted daughter the mansion-house on the corner of Beacon and Park Streets. This house is also known as the Amory-Ticknor House.
She was a direct descendant of Col. Moses Gerrish, who was born in 1656 in Newbury, and married Jane Sewell, the sister of Chief Justice Sewell of Massachusetts.
Their son, Col. Joseph Gerrish (1682-1765), also lived in Newbury and was a member of the colonial legislature for 20 years. He also was elected to a seat in the Provincial Congress.
His daughter, Sarah Gerrish (who was adopted by Judge Samuel Sewall) married Moses Newell, and were the GGrandparents of Lydia Newell Osgood Raymond.
She became the wife of Curtis Burritt Raymond and were married in New York, March 29, 1849 at St. Thomas's Episcopal Church by Bishop Henry John Whitehouse.
She also owned the Titcomb-Raymond House in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
She was an art collector and a patron of the arts and part of her collection is now housed in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She and her husband were avid travelers and the earliest works in the collection were accumulated from their trips to Europe which included 'Virgin and Child', by Antonio Veneziano, ca. 1380.
Her collection included several works by John Singleton Copley, including The Return of Neptune, ca. 1754 and Galatea, ca. 1754. These works, as well as others, were donated by her to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Samuel Gerrish Osgood (1789 - 1854)
Rebecca Noyes Follansbee Osgood (1790 - 1866)
Curtis Burritt Raymond (1816 - 1893)
Helen Sawyer Raymond Demaras (1851 - 1929)*
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Plot: Lot 1994 Moss Path
Created by: dran
Record added: Jun 17, 2010
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