Joseph H. Woolsey

Male1836–before 1840

Brief Life History of Joseph H.

When Joseph H. Woolsey was born in 1836, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas Ezra Woolsey, was 31 and his mother, Mary Burrell, was 23. He died before 1840, in Salt Creek Township, Jackson, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ezra Woolsey
Mary Burrell
Reuben Berl Woolsey
John Woolsey
Richard Woolsey
Joseph H. Woolsey
Thomas Andrew Woolsey Sr.
Bartholomew Burrell Woolsey
Lucinda Woolsey
Abigail Woolsey
Mary Elizabeth Woolsey
Jane Woolsey
Eliza Woolsey
Louisa Woolsey
Cynthia Woolsey
Peter Burrell Woolsey

Sources (2)

  • Research Log for Joseph H Woolsey by BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy
  • church Membership records

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (14)

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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 0

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

Age 3

After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): from the Middle English personal name Wulsy (Old English Wulfsige, from wulf ‘wolf’ + sige ‘victory’). The personal name was common in Suffolk, where it gave rise to the surname of Henry VIII's minister Cardinal Wolsey.

History: George Woolsey came to New Amsterdam in New Netherland (now New York City, NY) from England via the Netherlands in 1623.

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

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