Lydia Leavitt Shannon (1757 - 1827)

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at Exeter, Rckngh, n-Hm,

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Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States,

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Harold O. Leavitt * Laurence Myles; WWI

Harold O. Leavitt * Laurence Myles; WWI

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1814 - At the age of 57 years old, Lydia was alive when on September 14th, Francis Scott Key wrote what we now know as the lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner while he watched the British attack on Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. He originally wrote a poem titled "Defence of Fort M'Henry". The lyrics of the poem were then set to the tune of a popular English song. It wasn't until 1931 that the song became the official national anthem of the United States.

1817 - Lydia was 60 years old when on December 10th, Mississippi was admitted as the 20th U.S. state. The area was previously called the Mississippi Territory. David Holmes was the first governor of the state.

1819 - She was 62 years old when on December 14th, Alabama was admitted as the 22nd U.S. state. Previously called "Alabama Territory", settlers and land speculators had begun pouring into the territory in what was called Alabama Fever, leading to its creation of a state..

1825 - By the time she was 68 years old, on October 26th, the Erie Canal opened. Construction had begun in 1817 and the completion of the canal provided passage from Albany New York to Buffalo New York and Lake Erie. Previously, pack animals had to be used to transport goods - there were no railroads - and the canal allowed goods to be shipped relatively easily and quickly.

1827 - In the year of Lydia Leavitt Shannon's passing, on February 28th, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad - the B&O - was incorporated. The B&O became the first railroad to carry both people and freight and was Maryland's answer to the Erie Canal. Construction began on July 4th, 1828.

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Lydia Leavitt Shannon died on October 3, 1827 at 69 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Lydia. She was buried in Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She was born on December 5, 1757 at Exeter, Rckngh, n-Hm. We are unaware of information about Lydia's immediate family.

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