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Lucy Needham

Lucy Needham

Female Aft 1773 - 1837  (< 62 years)

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  • Name Lucy Needham 
    Born Aft 1773  Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1837  Laporte, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I5098  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2012 

    Father Elias Needham,   b. 4 Oct 1747, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1834, Stephensburg, Hardin, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Mary Stocking,   b. 6 Sep 1754, Middle Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1824, Hardin, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1773  Sandisfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Zabin Williams,   b. 1767, Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1830, Elizabethtown, Hardin, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1808  Bradford, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Horace V. Zabin Williams,   b. 1809, Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1849, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F2671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Source: Clement F. Heverly, Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County, 1770-1800, Vol. 1, Bradford Star Print, 1913 EARLY MARRIAGES, JUSTICES AND MINISTERS IN BRADFORD COUNTY Records From 1820 to 1830

      1829 Smithfield's First Public Wedding; The day set apart for the noteworthy occasion had at last arrived, and there was gladness in the log cabin of Elias Needham. The day was to witness the marriage of Constant Williams and Miss Lucy Needham. Accordingly, the house was put in the very best order, and arrangements made for the wedding supper. The affair was to be "secret," and only a few of the neighbors were invited, among whom was Squire Pierce, who was to perform the ceremony. When the company arrived they found the young couple, happy and blushing, in their homespun garbs. After the ceremony had been completed, the festive board was prepared to receive the wedding knickknacks, which were baking in the stone-oven without. These were corn-cakes and baked beans. When all were ready to partake of the extraordinary feast, it was found that the oven had been looted and the company must retire supperless. "Who had done the mischief?" We will explain.

      "The secret was not kept, and nearly the whole neighborhood had been posted of the forthcoming wedding. Accordingly, the ox-teams were hitched to sleighs and the people, old and young, brought out and assembled in a neighbor's house nearby. Needham's oven was watched, and when an opportunity offered, the corn-cakes and beans were slipped out and eaten by the merry spirits. In the evening the young people participated in a good, old-fashioned 'shin-dig' to make more complete the memory of the first public wedding in Smithfield.

  • Sources 
    1. [S104] Unknown.

    2. [S105] Unknown.

    3. [S95] Unknown.