Friday, July 22, 2011
Benjamin Bodfish and Lydia Crocker (7th G-Grandparents)
Benjamin Bodfish was born on July 20 1683 in Barnstable Massachusetts. Benjamin was the third son and fifth child born to Joseph Bodfish and Elizabeth Besse.
Lydia Crocker was born in September of 1686 in Barnstable Massachusetts. Lydia was the eldest of nine children born to Jonathan Crocker and Hannah Howland.
On November 10 1709, in Barnstable Massachusetts, Lydia and Benjamin married. Benjamin's Grandparents and Lydia's Great-Grandparents were Robert Bodfish and Bridgett Sugg, making Lydia and Benjamin first cousins once removed. Benjamin and Lydia would have nine children, five sons and four daughters, all born in Barnstable Massachusetts.
In 1713 Benjamin and Lydia purchased a 10 Acre parcel with a home upon it in Barnstable Massachusetts from Lydia's father Jonathan. The couple would spend the remainder of their lives on this 10 acre homestead. Benjamin died on March 25 1760 at the age of seventy-three. Lydia died on March 29 1780 at the age of eighty-four. Both are buried at West Barnstable Cemetery in Barnstable Massachusetts.
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