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Lydia Buffington

Lydia Buffington

Female Abt 1730 - 1785  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Lydia Buffington 
    Born Abt 1730  , Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Nov 1785 
    Age ~ 55 years 
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    • ! - HISTORY: George Martin and Lydia Buffington (DOWNLOADED 11 Apr 2008)Ancestry.com Added by phyllisforproperty http://www.ancestry.com/community/member/profile.aspx?cba=phyllisforproperty> on 9 Jan 2008
      George Martin and Lydia Buffington
      George Martin married Lydia Buffington when she was about twenty-two. They lived
      in West Bradford Tp. Chester County, a little northwest of Marshalltown. This is also where
      George Martin died 6 month 22, 1780.
      Lydia's father, Richard Buffington, was a very early settler in the area, even before the
      Quakers. He had settled in Chester County in 1677. Richard Buffington, of Great Marlow,
      Buckinghamshire, England, was born 30 May 1645. The mention of his 85th birthday
      celebration on 30 May 1739, is contained in the Pennsylvania Gazette for 28 June-5 July
      1739. Buffington died in January 1747/8, between the 7th, which was the date of the Will,
      and the 26th, when inventory of his estate was taken. He was about 94. Richard Buffington
      married first, perhaps in England, or in 1676 to Ann _____, Ann died after 1695. His
      second wife was Mrs. Frances (Vane) Grubb, widow of his partner, John Grubb. Richard
      married a third time in 1720, to widow Alice Palmer.
      In 1677, Richard Buffington had crossed the South River (now the Delaware) and
      settled in Upland (now Chester, PA), where he was recorded as a tydable; this
      efore the grant to William Penn. Buffington traded in land and on 13 Sept. 1681,
      the first day court was held under the jurisdiction of Pennsylvania. He was
      witness, plainteff and defendant, being involved in three cases.
      No doubt Buffington was one of the settlers who came to the aid of Penn's colonists
      when twenty-three ships were frozen in on 12 Dec. 1681, some for the duration
      of the winter.He served on a grand jury 27 June 1683 and by 6 March 1687/8 was in
      Chester Township, where he became constable. He was involved in laying out
      the public road from Philadelphia to Lancaster.
      Richard was a man of spiritual conviction and he was baptized in the Baptist
      Church at Crum Creek, PA 26 June 1699, and was the first known person to have left
      money by will to the Baptist Church. He established a high standard of humane conduct
      towards the orphans and indentured servants put in his charge, and was able to impart
      his high ideals to his children. Patience was also a virtue: his wife Ann, was outspoken and
      individualistic.
      Issue: by Ann (Francis or Parsons?)
      2-1. Ann Buffington m. 1701 Benjamin Hickman
      2-2. Ruth Buffington m. 1705/6 Ezekiel Harlan
      2-3. Richard Buffington b. Upland, PA. 1679, one of the first
      males born in PA of English lineage;d. April or May 1741;
      m. Phoebe Grubb, dau. of John and Frances (Vane) Grubb
      Phobe m. Simon Hadley.
      2-4. Thomas Buffington b. Alice (Matthews?)
      2-5. William Buffington m. Alice (perhaps a Futhey)
      2-6. John Buffington d. 24 July 1736; m. Sarah Eaverson
      2-7. Hannah Buffington b. 1686; m. 1720 Jeremiah Dean
      2-8. Mary Buffington b. 1688; m. (1)William Baldwan,
      (2)Charles Turner
      2-9. Elizabeth Buffington d. 1748; b. bef. 1757;
      m. 1714 George Martin
      By Alice Palmer:
      2-10. Abigail Buffington b. Sept. 1721; bu 1 May 1813 Bradford
      Metting; m. (1) 1 Jan 1741 Edward Seed, (2)David
      Fling.
      2-11. Joseph Buffington d. 17 Nov 1785; unm.
      2-12 Alice Buffington d. 19 July 1775; m. (1) 3 Jan. 1741 Edward Seed
      If Lydia Buffington was born about 1691, and married about 1714, she would
      have been twenty-three. Her husband George Martin would have been twenty-six.
      George and Lydia Martin had eight children.
      Issue: 3-1. Joseph Martin b. West Bradford, PA; d. 1802; m. Hannah
      Harlan b. 1720, dau. of George and Mary (Bailey) Martin.
      3-2. John Martin b. West Bradford, Chester County PA;
      3-3. James Martin
      3-4. George Martin, Jr. b. 1726; d. 4 month 11, 1771;
      d. 25 Oct 1773; m. Martha lWiddows, dau. of Abraham
      and Elizabeth Widdows. Martha d. 1808
      3-5. Rachel Martin m. John Hennings
      3-6. Lydia Martin b. 1734 West Bradford, PA; d. 25 Oct. (Dec.) 1814;
      m. 23 Feb. 1745, Wilmington, DE. to James Dilworth.
      See Dilworth Family.
      3-7. Mary Martin m. ___________ Wood
      3-8. Elizabeth Martin m. (1) Joseph Passmore, (2) James Chalfant.
      Additional information about this story
      Description George Martin and Lydia Buffington Date 1688 Location England and PA Attached toGeorge Martin (1688 - 1780) T
    Person ID I1461  Our Family
    Last Modified 4 May 2008 

    Family Ancestors George Martin,   b. Abt 1700, West Bradford, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1780  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1747  Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2008 
    Family ID F613  Group Sheet