David B Atwood

1800–1880 (Age 80)
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of David B

When David B Atwood was born about 1800, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Elijah Atwood, was 35 and his mother, Abigail Atwood, was 31. He married Huldah Manville about 1818, in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1860 and Plainville, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1880. He died in 1880, in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 80.

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David B Atwood
Huldah Manville
Marriage: about 1818
George S. Atwood
Henry Clinton Atwood
George Charles Atwood
James C. Atwood
Delia Atwood
James D Atwood

Spouse and Children

about 1818
Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Atwood


    Abigail Atwood




    Harriet Atwood


    Washington Harry Atwood




    Annor M. Atwood


World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

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.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 2

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 21

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English atte wode ‘by the wood’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Atwood, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David B Atwood, "United States Census, 1840"
  • David B Atwood, "United States Census, 1850"

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