Not much help on Lydia, but there is a good site that gives the old names of places in MASS, CONN, and VT and the changes to present day names. There are also maps of 1895.They show the names of towns and counties back when....hope that helps you find out whether it was VT, etc....I have found this a big help. My Allens came from N. Springfield , VT and moved to WISC. You can also look into the big volumes that have listed allof the Civil War Pensions - that might give you a clue. Look under the male name and it usually gives who applied and who was witness and tells something about the person and family.Will keep you in mind should I come across your family.