Lydia Parrish 8th great grandma on RootsMagic
Lydia was born in Groton, Massachusetts on April 20, 1687, the daughter of John Parrish and his 2nd wife Mary Wattles.
Lydia’s family moved from Groton to Ipswich, Massachusetts, then to Preston, Connecticut. In Preston on May 20, 1705 Lydia married Christopher Tracy.
Lydia’s brother and sisters also married into the Tracy family. Benjamin P. married Mary T., Sarah P. married David T. and Elizabeth P. married Frencis T. All these Tracy and Parrish families stayed in the Preston, New London Connecticut area. Lydia and Christopher had 9 children. Lydia was a widow in 1725 and the executor of her husband’s estate. After her husband’s death Lydia probably lived with a daughter and family, and probably died around 1745.
- Volume 63 page 364 John Parrish of Groton and some of his descendants. The New England historical and genealogical register 1909 Volume 63 at Archive.org.
- Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 at Ancestry
- Massachusetts town clerk vital and town records 1626 – 2001 at FamilySearch