William Cawood

about 1802–
Berkeley, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Cawood was born about 1802, in Berkeley, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Cawood, was 25 and his mother, Rebecca Baldwin, was 21.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Cawood
1777–
Rebecca Baldwin
1781–1836
Matilda Cawood
1802–
William Cawood
1802–
John Van Meter Cawood
1805–1874

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World Events (3)

1803
Age 1
France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size
Age 1
The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1812 · Monumental Church Built
Age 10
The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from places in North Yorkshire and Lancashire called Cawood, from Old English ‘jackdaw’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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

Possible Related Names

Caywood

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