I wish I knew more about Lydia Ann. I was fortunate to find the cemetery in which she was buried (Reed Cemetery, near Harrisonville, Missouri), although finding her tombstone wasn’t as easy as many of the old stones had been knocked over and covered with dirt. Lydia Ann’s read:
wife of JOHN HENDRICKSON
DIED MAR 7, 1871
AGED 44 YRS, 1 MO, & 3 Ds.
Also Her Infant
THERE IS NO PARTING
As far as I know, she and John had 10 children, the last one buried with her. John outlived her by 35 years, dying in 1906.
Something that I wonder about – they were married on New Year’s Eve, 1843. Why did they pick that date?