Lidia (Lydia) Parrish1,2,3,4,5

(20 April 1687 - )

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Relationship7th great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Tracy
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Tracy Family Pedigree
Our Descent From Lt. Thomas Tracy of Norwich Connecticut
FatherJohn Parrish6,7,8 (6 Mar 1642 - aft 16 Jul 1715)
MotherMary Wattell (1 Aug 1668 - 16 Jul 1715)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildLidia (Lydia) Parrish was born on 20 April 1687, in Groton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. SCT's notes re Preston's V.R.s show two dates, 20 April 1687 (probably correct) and 5 May 1706 (obviously wrong - this is birth of daughter, named Lidia).2,8,1
BrideLidia (Lydia) Parrish married Christopher Tracy, son of Jonathan Tracy and Mary Griswold, on 20 May 1705 in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. Three of Christopher's siblings also married into the Parrish family: David married Lydia's sister, Sarah Parrish; Francis married Lydia's and Sarah's sister, Elizabeth Parrish; and Mary Tracy married Benjamin Parrish (half-brother of Lydia, Sarah and Elizabeth).2,9,10,11
WidowShe became a widow at 37 years of age when her husband Christopher died on 9 February 1725. She was admitted to the First Congregational Church at Preston the following year on the 17th of April, named as "Lydia Tracy, widow". There is no indication that Christopher had ever been admitted to that congregation.2,10,12

Children with Christopher Tracy:


Lidia (Lydia) Parrish was named an heir in the will of John Parrish dated 16 July 1715 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut Colony, New England.6

Sources - Citations

  1. [S149] Mike Cattin - Compiler, online at (RootsWeb's World Connect Project GEDCOMs), downloaded 23 Jan 2006.
  2. [S158] Preston, Connecticut Records, Tracy Family Entries, Book 1 vols. (n.p.:, unknown publish date). Local File Reference: TRA-VRB-118.
  3. [S161] National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Compiler, Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online, (Louisville, Kentucky), Various Applicants, on Microfilm, 508 rolls.
  4. [S150] Lorraine Cook, Compiler, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002).
  5. [S109] Family Data Collection - Individual Records, (Online subscription database., Operations, Provo, Utah); These records consist of information of varying accuracy and need confirmation from original sources. Birth year: 1687; Birth city: Groton; Birth state: MA.
  6. [S367] John Parrish will (16 Jul 1715), Parish, John Will 151, New London Probate Records, Digital Files of Sean C. Tracy, Tracy Home Office.
  7. [S371] Leah Wilsey Millard Selected Families and Indivduals, online at:; accessed: unknown date accessed, accessed 10 2 2013.
  8. [S366] Roswell Parish Jr., "John Parish of Groton, Mass., and Some of His Descendants.", New England Historical and Genealogical Register vol. 63, pp. 364 - 367 (Oct 1909): pg. 365.
  9. [S366] Roswell Parish Jr., "Descendants of John Parish", pg. 364.
  10. [S345] Donald Lines Jacobus, The Waterman Family, Vol. I of 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Edgar F. Waterman, 1939). ppg 687 - 695, pg. 698;.
  11. [S151] Matilda Ormand Abbey - Compiler, Genealogy of the Family of Lt. Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Connecticut (Milwaukee: D.S. Harkness & Company, Printers, 1888). Local File Reference: TRA-BPC-119.
  12. [S772] First Congregational Church of Preston, Connecticut, 1698-1898 : together with statistics of the church taken from church records. (Preston, Conn: The Society, 1900), pg. 133.
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