Noted events in her life were:
1. Census in 1850 in , Hickman, TN. 1 The 1850 census recorded farmer Absolum McClanahan, 50, living with wife Lydia, 42; William, 21; Catherine, 19; Absolum, 16; Robert, 14; and James, 4. All children were born in Tennessee, the father in Kentucky, and mother in North Carolina. His real estate was valued at $2000.
Lydia married Absolom N. McClanahan, son of William McClanahan and Nancy Wright. (Absolom N. McClanahan was born about 1800 in , , KY 1 and died about 1857.)
1 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCDV-NVJ Absolum McClanahan in household of Absolum McClanahan, Hickman county, Hickman, Tennessee, United States; citing dwelling 557, family 557, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 884.