Lydia Ware (1742 – 1837)

“Mrs LYDIA, | wife of Mr.  Jeremiah Gay | died | April 12, 1837,

aged 103 years.

Robert and Dorothy Ware had a dau. Lydia b. in Needham, Sept. 9, 1742 (Need. T. Rec), and according to the Ware Genealogy she m. in Fitchburg, Dec. 26, 1765, Jeremiah Gay. If the Needham record refers to Mrs. Lydia Gay, she was in her 95th year in 1837.

Mr. Mann wrote of her that her hair which had been white was returning to its original color, black, in her last years. She left many descendants, including two great-great-grandchildren.”

Source:  Epitaphs from Graveyards in Wellesley (Formerly West Needham), North Natick, and Saint Mary’s Churchyard in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B., Privately Printed, Boston, 1900, pages 145-6

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