Joseph Withington

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

The Life Summary 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

  • Marriage
    27 August 1826Randolph, Orange, Vermont, United States
  • Children


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    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 (Lancashire): habitational name mainly from Withington in Lancashire and Cheshire, though occasionally from any of the other places so named in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, or Witherington Farm in Standlynch (Wiltshire). The placenames derive from Old English wīthign ‘willow, willow copse’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

    Sources (7)

    • Joseph Withington, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
    • 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"

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