Tombstone Tuesday – November 2, 2021 – Lydia Day Fuller

Lydia Day was born on April 11, 1698 in Hartford, Connecticut. She was that daughter of John and Grace (Spencer) Day. John and Grace had ten children; Lydia (1698), Mary (1699), John (1701), Joseph (1702), Benjamin (1704), Editha (1705), Daniel (1709), David (1710), Abraham (1712), Isaac (1713).

I tried to determine when the Day family arrived in the colonies but as of this writing it is unknown. The earliest Spencer in America was Gerard Spencer we emigrated to the colonies in 1638. Gerard was Grace’s Grandfather and Lydia’s Great Grandfather. Joseph Fuller is the Great Grandson of Edward Fuller who arrived in the colonies on the Mayflower.

Lydia Day married Joseph Fuller on December 22, 1722. Joseph and Lydia had eleven children most of whom were born in Colchester, Connecticut. The eleven children were; Joseph (1723), Rachel (1724), Zachariah (1725), Grace (1726), Jeremiah (1728), Lydia (1729), Mindwell (1730), Ruth (1733) Abraham (1737), Jacob (1739), Isaac (1741). Joseph and Lydia resided in Colchester, Connecticut until 1738 or 1739 at which time they moved to Kent, Connecticut.

According to the history of the First Congregational Church of Kent, in January of 1740, eleven men gathered together and signed a covenant joining them to each other and binding them to the will of God. It was this gathering which formed the First Congregational Church of Kent, Connecticut. Joseph Fuller was one of the eleven men. Church records indicate that Joseph was appointed as a Deacon of the church on February 22, 1741. Lydia was granted membership on May 10,1741. The Fuller and Day families were instrumental in the early establishment in the state of Connecticut and the City of Kent and the First Congregational Church which is still active 280 years later.

According to the history of the First Congregational Church of Kent, in January of 1740, eleven men gathered together and signed a covenant joining them to each other and binding them to the will of God. It was this gathering which formed the First Congregational Church of Kent, Connecticut. Joseph Fuller was one of the eleven men. Church records indicate that Joseph was appointed as a Deacon of the church on February 22, 1741. Lydia was granted membership on May 10,1741. The Fuller and Day families were instrumental in the early establishment in the state of Connecticut and the city of Kent and the First Congregational Church which is still active 280 years later.

Two hundred and fifty eight years ago, Lydia Day Fuller died on November 2, 1763. She was sixty five years old when she died. She is buried with her husband and other family members in Good Hill Cemetery in Kent, Connecticut.

Rest in peace, Lydia!

Love, Jan

Lydia is my second cousin 7 times removed.

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