In the year that Lydia Keys married John Mudge, the first sperm whale was captured at sea by an American from Nantucket. This image is a piece of ivory from the Nantucket Historical Museum.

Lydia Keys

Lydia Mudge is the fifth great grandmother of Rachel Wilcox Liberacki.

Lydia Keys was born in Malden, Massachusetts during 1687 and lived there all of her life. She married John Mudge during 1712. She died on 1 December 1762.


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