Person:Lydia Rowley (3)

m. 15 Jul 1744
  1. Daughter Rowley1745 - 1745
  2. Capt. Thomas Rowley, Jr1746 - 1828
  3. Lois Rowley1749 - 1783
  4. Dr. Reuben Rowley1751 - 1833
  5. Nathan Rowley1754 - 1833
  6. Henry Bateman Rowley1756 -
  7. Mary Rowley1760 - Aft 1804
  8. Lydia Rowley1761 - 1837
m. ca 1779
  1. Maj. Ebenezer Wilson1780 - Aft 1834
  2. Hon. Isaac Wilson1780 - 1848
  3. Lydia WilsonBef 1786 - 1872
  4. Col. Ira Wilson1789 - 1875
  5. Lucinda Wilson1793 - 1847
  6. Polly Wilson1794 - 1865
  7. Heman Wilson1798 - 1884
  8. Amos WilsonBef 1800 - Bef 1847
  9. Trueman Wilson1800 - 1817
  10. Orsamus Wilson1805 - 1875
  11. Orinda Wilson1805 - 1841
Facts and Events
Name Lydia Rowley
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] ca 1761 Connecticut (colony), Kingdom of EnglandAE 76 years
Alt Birth? 28 Feb 1761 Hebron, Tolland, Connecticut, United Statesno record found
Marriage ca 1779 Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United Statesto Capt. Ebenezer Wilson
Residence ca 1784 Orwell, Addison, Vermont, United Stateswith Capt. Ebenezer Wilson
Census 1790 Orwell, Rutland, Vermont, United Stateswith Capt. Ebenezer Wilson
Census 1800 Orwell, Rutland, Vermont, United Stateswith Capt. Ebenezer Wilson
Residence ca 1808 Genesee, New York, United Stateswith Capt. Ebenezer Wilson
Census 1810 Warsaw, Genesee, New York, United States22201 31201
with Capt. Ebenezer Wilson
Religion? 11 Mar 1811 Third Baptist Church of Warsaw / Second Baptist Church of Middlebury
Death[1] 19 May 1837 Middlebury, Wyoming, New York, United States
Burial[1] West Middlebury, Wyoming, New York, United StatesWest Middlebury Cemetery

    "WILSON, Lydia 19 May 1837 Age 76y; wife of Ebenezer Wilson"

  2. Ken Stevens book suggests she was the daughter of Thomas Rowley and Lois Cass based on strong circumstantial evidence.

    Support for this conclusion:

    1) Noah Wilson, a younger half-brother of Ebenezer Wilson, married Lydia's older sister Mary.

    2) The births of Mary and Lydia do not appear in the Connecticut VRs. However the DAR and the Mayflower Society seem to agree that Mary was a daughter of Thomas and Lois (Cass) Rowley. Based on her estimated age at death, Lydia would be younger than Mary. However as there is no definite birth nor death date for Mary, it is possible that Mary was younger than Lydia.

    3) The Wilson and Rowley extended families lived near each other in the Addison/Rutland Counties of Vermont during and after the American Revolution and were obviously well-acquainted. Lydia's brother Nathan Rowley served under Capt. Ebenezer Wilson in the Vermont Militia in 1781, along with Ebenezer's father Michael and his half-brother Noah. Ebenezer Wilson and Thomas Rowley Sr. and his sons Thomas Jr., Reuben and Nathan appear in the list of freemen of Danby in 1778. In 1779 and 1780 Thomas Rowley Sr. was Moderator and Ebenezer Wilson was Constable. In 1783 Ebenezer Wilson was Moderator. It was during this time that Ebenezer Wilson married Lydia Rowley.

    4) Based on the births of their oldest children, it appears that Lydia married before Mary, however no records of their marriages have been found.

    5) Lydia Wilson and her sister-in-law Eunice Rowley witnessed the will of Joseph Brundage at Bethany NY in 1822.