Benjamin Lydick1,2

ID#2333, b. 6 February 1823
Father: Samuel Lydick
Mother: Catherine Fair

Birth date: 6 February 1823
Birth place: Virginia.1,2

The different spellings of the Lydick surname as Leidig, Lidick, etc. have been well-documented by various researchers. Benjamin's name appears as "Benjamin Lidick" in the Lydick family Bible. Even though the handwriting in that Bible appears to be by the same person, the surname for three of Samuel and Catherine Lydick's children was spelled as Lidick, the rest are spelled as Lydick.1

Benjamin married Sarah Jane Greathouse on 12 December 1845 in Marshall County, Virginia. James Jefferson certified that he "celebrated the rites of marriage."3

Census Records

YearLocationEnumeration info as recorded
1850Marshall County, VirginiaBenjamin Lydick, male, age 26, born in Va, a laborer
(Official U.S. Census Date: 01 June 1850)2

Deceased Children of Benjamin Lydick and Sarah Jane Greathouse:

Family Line(s):
Harris Index
Last Edited Date=3 Oct 2014


  1. [S1047] Lydick Family Bible. Sometimes referred to as the Harris Family Bible because the name of Uriah Harris is written in the front, it seems more appropriate to call it the Lydick Family Bible as the births recorded are the family of Mary Ann (Lydick) Harris. The Bible passed from the Harris' to their granddaughter, Elizabeth "Bess" (Harris) Stewart, who then gave it to her granddaughter, Barbara (Newell) Suarez.
  2. [S1184] Benjamin Lydick household, 1850 U.S. Census, Marshall County, Virginia, 33rd District, page 327B, National Archives micropublication M432_959.
  3. [S1185] Register of Marriages for Benjamin Lydick and Sarah Jane Greathouse, Marshall County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 4130824_00109.jpg.
  4. [S1956] William H. Lydick, Certificate of Death, Gilmer County, electronic image by West Virginia Archives & History, online, file 1953328_0001898.jpg.