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Lydia Watts (Goodyear)

Birthplace: CT, USA
Death: August 29, 1700 (51-59)
New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Stephen Goodyear and Mary Goodyear
Wife of John Watts and John Watts
Mother of Mary Treworgy and Lydia Gerrish
Sister of Rebecca Bishop; Hannah Burr and Stephen Goodyear
Half sister of Mary Elizabeth Lake; Andrew Goodyear; Lt. John Goodyear and Esther Smith

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About Lydia Watts

Lydia Goodyear

  • Birth: June 1645 - New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Death: Aug 29 1700
  • Parents: Stephan Goodyear, Rebecca Hebb
  • Husband: John Watts
  • Children: John Watts, Richard Watts, Mary Watts, Rebecca Watts

Lydia daughter of Stephen and his first wife Mary ____, was baptized June 1645 in New Haven Colony.[1]

m. Capt John Watts of Boston, Massachusetts[2]

Death 29 Sep 1700[2]

AG, p. 16:199, "Deputy-Governor Stephen Goodyear of New Haven, Reverend John Bishop of Stamford, and the Lake and Watts Families of Boston" by Donald L Jacobus, says Mary Watts, d/o John Watts and Lydia Goodyear m. James Treworgye, s/o Samuel Treworgye and Dorcas Walton. "He was a minor in 1676, and d. by 1699."

According to GDMNH, the death is known from a deposition of a Thomas Smith regarding a creditor's claim against the estate. There were two sons Samuel, born in Boston, who both died in infancy. This is supported by Source:Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699 (A Report of the Record Commissioners):

  • p. 234: [1697. Town.] Samuel of James & Mary Truworthy born Jan. 24.
  • p. 242: [1698. Town. Samuel of James and Mary Truworthy born Aug. 20.


  1. Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932.
  2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 Jacobus, Donald Lines. "Deputy-Governor Stephan Goodyear of New Haven, Reverend John Bishop of Stamford, and the Lake and Watts Families of Boston." The American Genealogist 16:193 (1940).
  3. Kirkman, Grace Goodyear. Genealogy of the Goodyear Family (Cubery & Co., San Fancisco, 1899) Page 55
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Lydia Watts's Timeline

June 1645
June 1645
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
August 29, 1700
Age 55
New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA