John Danford Wentworth

4 September 1809–1891 (Age 81)
Hope, Knox, Maine, United States

The Life of John Danford

When John Danford Wentworth was born on 4 September 1809, in Hope, Knox, Maine, United States, his father, Lemuel Wentworth, was 55 and his mother, Susannah Whittemore, was 45. He married Ann Newbert on 8 April 1832, in Waldoboro, Lincoln, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Montville, Waldo, Maine, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1891, at the age of 82, and was buried in Green Wood Cemetery, Montville, Waldo, Maine, United States.

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John Danford Wentworth
Ann Newbert
Marriage: 8 April 1832
Emily R. Wentworth
Augustus P Wentworth
Augustus P Wentworth
Laman Wentworth
Loann Wentworth
Austin Wentworth
Alvin Wentworth
Elsey N. Wentworth

Spouse and Children

8 April 1832
Waldoboro, Lincoln, Maine, United States


    Emily R. Wentworth



    Laman Wentworth


    Loann Wentworth


    Austin Wentworth


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

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

Age 18

Historical Boundaries - 1827: Waldo, Maine, United States
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 23

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

English: habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire and South Yorkshire called Wentworth, probably from the Old English byname Wintra meaning ‘winter’ + Old English worð ‘enclosure’. It is, however, also possible that the name referred to a settlement inhabited only in winter. Compare Winterbottom .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • J D Wintworth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John D Wentworth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John D Wentworth in entry for Augustus P Wentworth, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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