Lydia Shaw Manchester
1789 – 1855
We’ve Been Around for a While
My great-great-grandfather, Abraham, he and his wife Lydia Shaw bought this house in 1830 from the Richmond family and my father, my grandfather, and my great-grandmother were all born in it. We grew up there, and my children grew up there. So, we’ve been around for a while. But they originally came from Little Compton. So we always associated ourselves more with Little Compton than Westport.
Based on an oral history interview with Edith Manchester Peckham.
First published in “Remembering Adamsville” by the Little Compton Historical Society, 2013.