Mary Chase

2 September 1748–1 April 1799 (Age 50)
Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary

When Mary Chase was born on 2 September 1748, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Caleb Chase, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Prince, was 21. She married John Woodbury Sr. on 17 October 1770, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 1 April 1799, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Woodbury Sr.
1749–1831
Mary Chase
1748–1799
Marriage: 17 October 1770
Aaron Woodbury
1771–1840
Caleb Woodbury
1774–1853
John Woodbury Jr.
1777–1847
Daniel Woodbury
1779–1829
Polly Woodbury
1781–1830
Andrew Woodbury
1783–1831
Amos Woodbury
1788–1822
Benjamin Woodbury
1799–1873

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 October 1770
Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 28

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 28

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 40

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a huntsman, or rather a nickname for an exceptionally skilled huntsman, from Middle English chase ‘hunt’ (Old French chasse, from chasser ‘to hunt’, Latin captare).2 Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a house, probably the occupier of the most distinguished house in the village, from a southern derivative of Latin casa ‘hut’, ‘cottage’, ‘cabin’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Woodbury in entry for Daniel Woodbury, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Woodbury in entry for Andrew Woodbury, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Woodbury in entry for Benjamin Woodbury, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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