John Woodey

about 1813–about 1878 (Age 65)
Suches, Union, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Woodey was born about 1813, in Suches, Union, Georgia, United States, his father, William Woody, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Loggins, was 33. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Sarah "Sallie" Baskett. He lived in Union, Georgia, United States in 1850. He died about 1878, in United States, at the age of 65.

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John Woodey
Sarah "Sallie" Baskett
Riley Woody
Hulda Woody
John Woodey
Tobias Woody
James Woody
Sarah Woody
Elizabeth Woody

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 6
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal
Age 7
The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 19
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English: locative name from Middle English wode ‘wood’ + heie ‘enclosure’ (Old English wudu + (ge)hæg). The surname may be topographic, for a person who lived by an enclosure in a wood, or toponymic, for a person from a place so named, such as Woodhey Green in Faddiley (Cheshire). Also possibly from East Woodhay (Hants) and West Woodhay (Berks), apparently named with Old English wīd ‘wide, broad’ as the initial element, confused with early Old English widu ‘wood’, and so too with Old English wudu. Some of the post-medieval early bearers may belong under (2).2 English: nickname from Middle English * wodi or some other derivative of Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd), perhaps formed on the analogy of, for example, Middle English mody ( see Moody ). Compare Wood . Some of the post-medieval bearers may belong under (1).

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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Sources (5)

  • John Woody, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Woodey in entry for John Woodey, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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