Joseph Withington

30 March 1800–
Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Withington was born on 30 March 1800, in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, William Withington, was 23 and his mother, Abigail Stone, was 20. He married Sarah Ward on 27 August 1826, in Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Joseph Withington
Sarah Ward
Marriage: 27 August 1826
James L Withington

Spouse and Children

27 August 1826
Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Myra Withington


    Albert Withington


    Gilman Withington


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 8

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 32

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 any of several places called Withington. The majority, including those in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, and Shropshire, are named from an unattested Old English wīðign ‘willow copse’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; Withington in Gloucestershire appears in Domesday Book as Widindune, from the genitive case of an Old English personal name Widia + Old English dūn ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Withington in entry for James L Withington, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Joseph Withington in entry for James L. Withington, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Joseph Withington, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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