Jemima Woodward

Female1785–3 March 1876

Brief Life History of Jemima

When Jemima Woodward was born in 1785, in Vermont, United States, her father, Ebenezer Woodward Jr., was 34 and her mother, Patience Orms, was 42. She lived in Bethel, Windsor, Vermont, United States in 1850. She died on 3 March 1876, in South Royalton, Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in North Royalton, Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Woodward Jr.
Patience Orms
Ebenezer Woodward III
Daniel Woodward
Betsey Woodward
Hannah Woodward
Eunice Woodward
Jemima Woodward

Sources (4)

  • Jemimah Woodward in household of Joseph Moxley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jemima Woodward, "Find A Grave Index"
  • General alphabetical card index to case files, 1783-1970

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (6)

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 6

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.


Age 27

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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a forester employed to look after the trees and game in a forest, Middle English woodward (from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + weard ‘guardian, protector’).

History: Henry Woodward emigrated from England in 1635 and settled first in Dorchester, MA, and subsequently in Northampton, MA. He had many prominent descendants. Another Henry Woodward, born c. 1646 in the British West Indies, was the first English settler in SC (1664).

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

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