Lydia <I>Belden</I> Churchill

Lydia Belden Churchill

Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 19 Mar 1805 (aged 79)
Newington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Newington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 24314857 · View Source
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wife of Charles Churchill, Esq.
Aged 80 years

Extracted From Early Annals of Newington Transcribed & Edited by Roger Welles
Clerk of the Society & Church Hartford, 1874
1805, 20 Mar, Lydia CHURCHILL, ae 80]

Record of all the persons living in Newington, taken by families or households, in 1776 by Josiah Willard. Taken in response to a recommendation by the Continental Congress, 26 December 1775, that all colonies ascertain the number of inhabitants as taxes would be levied based upon population.
Line 91, Lydia (Belden) Churchell, Born 6 September 1725

"February 10th, Sunday, Grandmother came over to our house, said she did not feel very well, and wanted that I should make her some tea, most of the family had gone to meeting. I was very glad to please her in anything that she required, because that she was always so very good to us all-she drank some tea, thanked me for my trouble and went home. I think that was the last time that ever she came into our house; she was taken sick pretty soon after; she died March 19. She never spoke after Sunday afternoon till she died, Tuesday night (three o'clock) but was in the utmost distress that could be. Grandmother had six children, 39 grandchildren and great grandchildren when she died. Oh may all follow her pious example, and walk in the paths of virtue as she walked, whose loss we mourn. O what a kind, kind mother we have lost. I think she was as tender of her grandchildren as own mothers are. Oh how often have I experienced her goodness, but not only me but all of her dear offspring. Oh how often has she spoken kindly to me, and took my hand and told me, that I was born to hard fortune. She said think of him many times, and particularly I have heard him read, and in his prayers-he used to have that passage "Man Loveth Darkness rather than light because his deeds are evil," and many more passages, when I hear mentioned brings my Grandfather to mind. Oh that his Children living at their death, and only one that ever made any public profession of Religion, that one a minister, altho a minister he will not save his brethren from."
The writing breaks off. The minister referred to was the Reverend Silas. The intimation of the grandmother's interest in palmistry give a natural touch to this simple and affectionate picture of her last days. -per C.T. #46958945]

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In Memory of
Mrs. Lydia Churchill
Wife of
Charles Churchill Esq.
who died March 19th
Aged 80 years.

On the day Lydia died she was 79 years old, and Ætatis suæ (i.e., Æ, "Aged," in the XX year of her Age) 80.

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