Melatiah Woodcock

about 1768–17 August 1855 (Age 87)
Vermont, United States

The Life of Melatiah

When Melatiah Woodcock was born about 1768, in Vermont, United States, her father, Elkanah Woodcock, was 28 and her mother, Susannah Nichols, was 30. She married Thomas Jewett about 1782. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 17 August 1855, in Wardsboro, Windham, Vermont, United States, at the age of 87.

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Thomas Jewett
Melatiah Woodcock
Marriage: about 1782
Morris Jewett
Betsey Jewett
Thomas Jewett
Jerusha Jewett
Sophrona Jewett
Benjamin Jewett
Munnis W. Jewett
Susannah Jewett

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Jewett



about 1782


    Morris Jewett




    Jerusha Jewett


    Benjamin Jewett


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World Events (8)


Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 8

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 23

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English:1. from Middle English woodcock (a compound of Old English wudu ‘wood’ + cocc ‘cock’, ‘bird’), a bird that is notoriously easy to catch, hence a nickname for a stupid or gullible person. 2. variant of Woodcott , a habitational name from any of various places named with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + cot ‘cottage’, ‘shelter’, as for example Woodcott in Cheshire and Hampshire or Woodcote in Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Shropshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Militice Jewett in household of Aaron Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Camelia Jewett, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Melatiah Woodcock Jewett, "Find A Grave Index"

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