Hi Shirley -
Lydia was born in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Mass. on March 9, 1759.The John Barney didn't move to Guilford, Vt. until at least 1762.A few items from my notes (about Capt. John Barney):
He was known by "Capt. John"; he was a carpenter in Guilford, Vt. 1790 Census. He died at the age of 76.
birth:WFT #5:1750 has b. May 17, 1730 in Rehoboth; I had that date typed in over 1 May 1730 on my master FGS, but later crossed it out.It is 17 May 1730 in the IGI.
Ensign, Commissioned Feb. 1762, Capt. John Wheeler's 2nd (Rehoboth) Co., Col. Jerathmeel Bowers' First (Bristol Co.) Regt.Also in the Revolution
"National Genealogical Society Quarterly," Vol. 5-8 p.23:"One of the founders and most prominent citizens of Guilford, Vt."
DAR Lineage Book 60:17 - John Barney (1730-1807) a patriot, served as committee member 1776 from Pomfret, Conn. where he was born [WCB: this birth place is wrong; he was born in Rehoboth, Mass.]; he removed to Guilford, Vt. in 1762.
DAR Lineage Book 70:207 -- has marriage date as 1763 (wrong)
DAR Lineage Book #114049;
"Colonial Families of America," Vol. 6, 7;
Virkus,"Compendium of American Genealogy";
LDS Computer File Index, Mass., Vt. (IGI);
"Boston Transcript" genealogical column, #2127 (Nelson copy);
"Barney-Hosmer," by William F. Adams, Springfield, Mass., 1912;
DAR Lineage Books 60:17-18, 81:280, 97:277, Patriot Index;
"History of Guilford, Vermont";
Cutter,"History of New York," p.1029;
"Genealogical Society of Vermont Newsletter," Vol. 7 #2, p.50;
"Martin Genealogy," pp.114, 120-121;
"Genealogical Tips," xiv #4 p.71 (filed "New England");
Connecticut State Library Special Genealogy Files;
"Vermont Historical Gazateer," 5:999;
"The Shepardson Family," by Francis Wayland Shepardson, 1907, pp.14-15: "From an extract from a letter written by William Barney of Guilford Center, Vt., in 1904, from various notes sent by descendants, from a manuscript record of the Martin family in the possession of Mrs. Karl Flickinger of Toledo, Ohio, from town records of Guilford, and from other sources, without any effort to collect Barney information, I have gleaned the following:
"John Barney came to Guilford Center, Vt., in 1767., The first settler came to the town in 1761, when no tree had been felled.John had md. in Rehoboth, mass. (or R.I., the jurisdiction was disputed), Rebekah Martin.She was b. 21 Dec 1729, dau. of Edward and Rebekah (Peck) Martin, who were md. 8 Nov 1722. (This Edward martin was b. 22 oct 1700 O.S., son of Silvanus, grandson of Edward, great-grandson of Ephraim, and great-great grandson of John Martin of Swanzey, immigrant from England; his wife, Rebekah Peck, was b. 10 Oct 1700 O.S., dau. of Jethenal and _____ (Smith) Peck.She d. 14 apr 1730, and her husband md. (2) 19 Jan 1731, martha Washburn of Bridgewater, who was b. 27 Feb. 1693.)(12 children named)Captain John Barney d. 19 Feb 1807, and his wife d. 10 Feb 1807."
BURIAL: Carpenter Cem. Grave marked by Brattleboro Chapter, D.A.R. and inscribed: While in the world I did remain I lost my limbs and bore great pain But l'm set free from all distress Through Jesus Christ my righteousness