Lydia Tillinghast

     Lydia was born. Lydia married Solomom Townsend II, son of Solomon Townsend and Catherine Almy. Solomon was a mariner. There are six vessels registered to him either under his own name or with partners at Newport. It has been said that Solomon was "engaged in the 'Mahogany Trade'". All of his brothers were engaged in the business of making excellent mahogany furniture, It has been suggested that Solomon was also in the family business of bringing that tropical wood to Newport either from Honduras, the Indies or even Africa. Lydia was laid to rest in Common Ground, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, with several small children. There is no stone for Solomon..


Solomom Townsend II b. c 1703