John Woodbury

Maleabout 1757–29 December 1789

Brief Life History of John

John Woodbury was born about 1757, in Bolton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States as the son of Benjamin Woodbury Jr. and Jane Foster. He married Sarah Adams on 19 January 1782, in Shirley, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 29 December 1789, in At Sea, at the age of 33.

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John Woodbury
1757–1789
Sarah Adams
1762–1816
Marriage: 19 January 1782
John Woodbury
1783–1865
Jonas Adams Woodbury
1785–1868

Sources (16)

  • John Woodbery, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • John Woodbury, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Woodbery, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 January 1782Shirley, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (4)

    1776

    Age 19

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 19

    """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."""""""

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 26

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English (Somerset and Devon): habitational name from Woodbury in Devon, named from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + byrig, dative of burg ‘fortress’, or from either of two places called Woodborough, in Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire. The Nottinghamshire placename has the same origin as Woodbury in Devon. Woodborough in Wiltshire is named with the same first element + Old English beorg ‘hill’.

    History: John Woodbury emigrated from Somerset, England, to Gloucester, MA, in 1623.

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

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