Morillo Sperry Woodworth

Male1822–12 June 1907

Brief Life History of Morillo Sperry

When Morillo Sperry Woodworth was born in 1822, in Randolph, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, his father, Benjamin Woodworth, was 30 and his mother, Minerva Sperry, was 26. He had at least 3 sons with Cecelia H. Jones. He lived in Columbus Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Meadville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 June 1907, in Hickory Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Morillo Sperry Woodworth
Cecelia H. Jones
Elliot Lee Woodworth
Linn Woodworth
Lew Woodworth

Sources (9)

  • Mondta Woodworth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J. Morillo S. Woodworth, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
  • M. S. Woodworth in entry for Elliot L. Woodworth and Julia Leachman, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 5

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Woodward or Wadworth, the latter being a habitational name from Wadworth in Yorkshire, which is derived from the Old English personal name Wada, Wadda + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.

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

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