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Lydia Maria Markham (Macomber)

Birthplace: Richmond, Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States
Death: Died in Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ebenezer Macomber and Abigail Macomber
Wife of Stephen Markham
Ex-wife of Ephraim Grant Luce
Mother of Esther Ann Hoagland; Andrew Grant Luce; Caroline Little Walker; Andrew Jackson Luce; Harriet Ellen Luke and 1 other
Sister of Phebe Curtis; Eleanor R. Dresser; Polly Macomber; Sally Macomber; Rachel R. Shaw and 8 others

Occupation: Housewife
Managed by: Nathan De Graw
Last Updated:

About Lydia Maria Markham

Lydia Maria (Macomber) (Luce) Markham. The Macomber genealogy says of Lydia and her husband Ephraim, "They joined the Mormons, went to Salt Lake City, and were never heard from."

Her husband is on the 1851 Cummings Company. Lydia and her children came to Utah in 1848 or 1849. Church records prove they arrived before 7 April 1850, when her daughter Ester Ann Luce received a patriarchal blessing in Salt Lake. A daughter, Caroline, was married in Utah February 1851 and the other children are on the 1856 Census. (Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel database).

The idea that she and her children came to Utah in 1850 probably stems from her later marriage to Stephen Markham, who led a company to Utah that year.


Lydia McComber Markham

Lydia Maria McComber was born August 7, 1798 at Richmond, Massachusetts. She married Ephraim Luce on 17 Mar 1828. To this union were born the follwing children: Harriet Ellen Luce Luke, Ester Ann Luce Hoagland, Andrew Grant Luce, Caroline Little Luce Chatwin, Andrew Jackson Luce, Thomas Benton Luce

She married Stephen Markham on 12 Apr 1852 at Salt Lake City, Utah. She was 54 years old and he was 52 years old. She died on 30 Jun 1873 at Spanish Fork, Utah and was buried along side her husband and his other wife, Mary Curtis Markham, in the Spanish Fork Cemetery.

Inscription on obelisk reads: In Memory of Lydia McComber, beloved wife of Stephen Markham.

Born Aug. 17, 1798 in Richmond, Lincoln County, Mass.

Died June 30, 1873 at Spanish Fork.

The following names are also listed on the obelisk: Caroline L. Markham Lydia McCombe Stephen Markham Mary Markham

Children not listed below: Ester Luce Hoagland, Thomas Benton Luce, Harriet Luce Luke Inscription: In Memory of Lydia McComber, Beloved Wife of Stephen Markham

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Lydia Maria Markham's Timeline

August 7, 1787
Richmond, Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States
December 5, 1828
Age 41
North Haven, ME, USA
February 2, 1830
Age 42
North Haven, ME, USA
September 14, 1831
Age 44
Vinalhaven, Knox, ME
April 23, 1833
Age 45
North Haven, ME, USA
August 8, 1835
Age 48
Fox Island, Pierce County, Washington, United States
March 28, 1838
Age 50
Vinalhaven, ME, USA
June 30, 1878
Age 90
Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States