Lydia <I>Lay</I> Doud

Lydia Lay Doud

Old Saybrook, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
Death 10 Oct 1808 (aged 73)
Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Burial Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section B Row 06
Memorial ID 55686333 · View Source
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DOUD, Lydia nee LAY
Mrs. Samuel Doud
B. 16 Jan 1735 in CT
D. 10 Oct 1808 in Canfield Twp., Trumbull, Mahoning Co. OH at 73y 8m 24d of consumption
Burial – Oct 1808 in Canfield Village Cemetery, Section B Row 06, Canfield, Mahoning Co. OH

Mahoning Dispatch, Fri, 19 Mar 1897 - Article No. 9 by Dr. Jackson Truesdale
Excerpt regarding: James & Lemuel Doud
"In 1800 James and Lemuel Doud, unmarried brothers, came to Canfield in company with Nathan Moore. In the fall of the same year James returned to Connecticut and in the spring of the ensuing year came back, bringing with him his mother Lydia, and sister Polly, Lemuel in the meanwhile remaining in Canfield. The brothers jointly purchased a large farm on East street, south side, two miles from the center. The farm is now owned by Russel F. Starr. The mother was said to have been as near to perfection as possible in household duties and cookery. She was one of the nine who first organized the Congregational church in 1804; she died in 1808."

Note: Birthdate calculated from death date as cited by Families of James Doud and Jacob Barnes, compiled by Jean Rumsey. Other sources also cite an 1808 death date. Marker read: B. About 1745 D. 8 Oct 1810 at 65y; however this entry in cemetery book was underscored indicating some doubt.

DOUD, Lemuel
Son of Samuel and Lydia Lay Doud
B. About 1777 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co. CT
D. 6 May 1810 in Canfield Twp., Trumbull (now Mahoning) Co OH at 33y
Burial – Unknown

Mahoning Dispatch, Fri, 19 Mar 1897 - Article No. 9 by Dr. Jackson Truesdale
Excerpt regarding: James & Lemuel Doud
"Lemuel never married or had a separate interest in farm from his brother. He was said to be a hard worker, a neat farmer, an honest respected man. He lost his life in a way that produced quite a sensation at the time. He was a member of a company of dragoons, or cavalry, and when off duty at a meeting of the company held in Youngstown in 1810, he placed for safe keeping a loaded pistol in his pocket. A comrade for some purpose asked for it; and in taking it out the pistol went off, inflicting a terrible wound in the upper arm and shoulder. The wound was dressed and he was conveyed to his home, where he suffered intense pain for several days when "mortification" took place and he died at the age of 33. It is quite possible that the surgical treatment he received was not of the highest order."

From Find a Grave Contributor Neal Gardner (#47316673):

Saybrook Vital Records, in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records.

LAY, Lydia, dau Robert Jr & Jemima [Pratt], b. Jan 5, 1735 [1734/35]

The difference between her calculated birthdate by 'age at death' and her recorded birth record are the 11 days eliminated from the year 1752.

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