was born in 1728 at Monmouth County, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Benjamin Borden
and Zeuriah Winter
. Lydia Borden married Jacob Peck
in 1743. Lydia Borden died in 1799 at Botetourt County, Virginia.
Excerpts from "A Givens Hall History and Related Families " by Dorothy Hall Givens:
"In 1743 Jacob Peck married Lydia Borden, a descendant of Richard Borden who settled in Rhode Island ca. 1638. Her descendants are qualified to be admitted to the Society of Colonial Dames and to the Society of Colonial Wars.
"Jacob and Lydia lived near Opequon Creek, in that part of Frederick County, Virginia, which later became Clark County, until after 1747 (he made his Naturalization Oath in i May 1747 . Ref. Frederick Co. Order Book No. 2, p. 238.) So on after 1747 they moved to and lived near Sharpsburg, Md. until they, in 1780, removed to and settled near Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Va. Lydia' father in 1739 secured a patent for 92,100 acres in Virginia on the headwaters of the James River, known as Borden's Manor. He also owned large tracts in Clark, Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, Va., as well as at Summit Point, now West Virginia.
"In her father's will Lydia was granted 1,000 good acres on the James River, but becasue her brother, Benjamin, Jr. , executor of the will, could not find that much land in one piece, due to selling off homesteads without regard to saving large sections intact, he bought out Lydia and her four sisters who also had been left 1,000 good acres a piece.
"Later legal claims were made by Jacob and Lydia and others because they had not received any thing for their land. The court upheld their claims and settlement in money was finally made to their heirs in 1839, some 40-odd years after litigation began and 95 years after Lydia' s father died..."
From "Peck Family Descendents of..." by Jesse Peck, "Litigation over the Borden estate began prior to the year 1800, and ended in 1907, when the last of the claimants, descendants of Joseph Borden (1734-1803), accepted a final settlement, which, after long division, yielded for each claimant a small sum. A by-product of this litigation is the preservation of family records. As for the Peck claimants of the estate, they eliiminated themselves from the contest at a comparatively early date, after having been assigned by court decree lands in Botetourt County (where Benjamin B orden had acquired at least 16,733 acres, as appears in Kegley's "Virginia Frontier" pp. 62-63). On these lands some of the Pecks settled, and some of their descendants have owned and lived on theim to the present day (1958).
"After the early death of her sister Elizabeth Nicholas, Lydia Peck is of record in at least one instance as Elizabeth, and most of her children named a daughter, usually the eldest, Elizabeth. Possibly Lydia and Elizabeth were twins. Deborah Borden, an older sister of Lydia , was still a spinster on August 7, 1746. She soon thereafter married George Hendry. Deborah' s being older than Lydia, and marrying several years later than she, is a further indication that Lydia was very young at the time of her marriage.
"A record of his service in the French and Indian War proves that Joseph Borden, the 10th and youngest of the Borden children, with Lydia as the eighth, was born in 1734. Lydia was born about 1728. The last mention of her as living, found thus far, is of September 1799. She had died by Oct. 8, 1800, when Jacob Peck wrote his will."
"The following story was handed down by Joseph A. Peck (181 2-1886) son of John, grandson of Benjamin, and great-grand son of Jacob I, and was recorded by his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Peck Hanby, of Rockwall, Texas: 'While we lived in Washington County, Va., near Bristol, my father visited some of Adam Peck's descendents, who lived at Mossy Creek, Tennessee...They told some good stories of the Bordens and Pecks. One was that Jacob was very much in love with Lydia and very much afraid of Benjamin. It seems that the old gent leman hadn't noticed very closely and never suspected the attachment. So Jacob told him that he was in love with a girl and uncertain as to the consent of the girl's father, and it was against the law for a man to run away with a girl. The old gentleman siad, 'There is no law against a girl running away with a man. Get your girl to run off with you.' A few nights later, Lydia, mounted on a poweerful horse, called for her Jacob, took him up behind her, and away they went.'"
From Susan Moore Teller:
Notes for Lydia Borden306. Lydia Borden (Benjamin Borden, Benjamin Borden, Richard Borden, Matthew Borden, Thomas Borden, William Borden, Edmund Borden, William Borden, John Borden, Thomas Borden, Henry Borden, Thomas de Bourdon, Richard de Bourdon, Robergia, Simon) was born in 1728 in, Monmouth Co., NJ. She died in 1801 in Fincastle, Botetout, Virginia and was buried in Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia. [gravestone states her death is 1800 and she was deceased at the time of Jacob's will in October 1800. sk][Notes]Lydia married Johann Jacob Beck or Peck, son of Johann Jakob Beck and Anna Maria Hummel, on 17 Sep 1743 in Stauton, Augusta, Virginia. Johann was born on 7 Jul 1723 in Ebingen, Wurttemberg, Germany. He died in 1800 in Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia. [gravestone states his death as 1801 . sk][Notes]306. Lydia BordenREF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOM E RELATE D FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146; NOTES: Her descendants may be admitted to the Society of Colonial Dames and the Soc. of Colonial Wars.BIRTH: Gaines Family, Vol.1, Notable Southern FamiliesBIOGRAPHY : Family History Records ; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1 994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: "Wm & Mary Quarterly," Oct 193 1, p 328. Info from Bernice White, Houma, LA & Wallace Leard, St. Louis, MO.