Benjamin Woodbury

Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Woodbury was born in 1662, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Andrew Woodbury, was 39 and his mother, Mary Cockerell, was 35. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Mary Reynolds.

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Benjamin Woodbury
Mary Reynolds
Capt. Samuel Woodbury
Anna Woodbury

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Age 114

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Fort Lee Built

Age 114

Fort Lee was built in 1776. It is historic to the American Revolution but was also used during the War of 1812 and American Civil War. It is a unique design called earthwork meaning the fort is basically built out of a mound of dirt.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, notably in Devon, called Woodbury, from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + byrig, dative of burh ‘fortified place’, or from either of two places called Woodborough, in Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire. The Nottinghamshire place name is from Old English wudu + burh, while Woodborough in Wiltshire is named with the same first element + Old English beorg ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Benjamin Woodbury in entry for Samuel Woodbury, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Benjamin Woodbury in entry for Samuel Woodbury, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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