Whitman Woodburn

Male3 March 1799–6 June 1833

Brief Life History of Whitman

When Whitman Woodburn was born on 3 March 1799, in Cherry Valley, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Naphtali Woodburn, was 30 and his mother, Rebecca Lewis, was 23. He married Lydia A Brainard on 8 January 1824. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 6 June 1833, in Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 34.

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Whitman Woodburn
Lydia A Brainard
Marriage: 8 January 1824
Valentine Whitman Woodburn
Augustus Whitman Woodburn
Isaac Spencer Woodburn

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1824
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 1

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 4

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 13

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from Woodburn in Corsenside (Northumberland), Woodburn (Ayrshire, Kincardineshire, Midlothian), or Woodburn in Oakford (Devon). The placenames all derive from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + burna ‘spring, stream’, i.e. a stream flowing through a wood.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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