Lydia Cookson was born on 18 Mar 1835 on Greenfield, Penobscot, Maine, the daughter of Abram Cookson and Sybil Witheum. Her brother Asa Cookson lived in the area until his death in 1918.
On 06 Oct 1851 she married Napoleon Bonapart Blackden. Together they had 7 children:
Rachel M Blackden
Arvilla Frances Blackden
Owen Erastis Blackden
Lillian Rosilla?laversa Blackden
George “Frank” Blackden
Fred Allen Blackden
Irene “Rena” Kelly Blackden
The family lived for many years in Etna Maine. By 1880, they had moved to Mars Hill, Maine.
Lydia died on 01 Aug 1920.
Link to grave on Findagrave.com