Moses Woodburn

10 July 1797–18 February 1843 (Age 45)
Cherry Valley, Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Moses

When Moses Woodburn was born on 10 July 1797, in Cherry Valley, Otsego, New York, United States, his father, Naphtali Woodburn, was 28 and his mother, Rebecca Lewis, was 21. He married Esther E Whitney about 1818, in Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 18 February 1843, in Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Wysox Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses Woodburn
Esther E Whitney
Marriage: about 1818
Esther Maria Woodburn
Elizabeth Ann Woodburn
Emily Victorene Woodburn
Moses Lyman Woodburn
Theodore Whitney Woodburn
William Edwin Woodburn
James Lawrence Woodburn
Wilson Laird Woodburn
Clarence Emil Woodburn

Spouse and Children

about 1818
Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

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.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 15

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from places named Woodburn in Ayrshire, Kincardineshire, and Midlothian, and in Northumberland, all named from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + burna ‘stream’, i.e. a stream flowing through a wood.

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

Sources (2)

  • Moses Woodburn, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Woodburn (Cherryholmes), Mildred. "A Woodburn Family History", 1937

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