William Washburn

24 December 1785–12 August 1865 (Age 79)
Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

When William Washburn was born on 24 December 1785, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elijah Washburn Jr., was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Watson, was 23. He married Rhoda Foster on 29 October 1809, in Carlisle, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 12 August 1865, in Enfield, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Enfield Center Cemetery, Enfield Center, Enfield, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Washburn
1785–1865
Rhoda Foster
1791–1867
Marriage: 29 October 1809
William Washburn
1810–1883
Rhoda Washburn
1813–1871
Caroline Washburn
1818–1884

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 October 1809
Carlisle, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(3)

    William Washburn

    Male1810–1883Male

    Rhoda Washburn

    Female1813–1871Female

    Female1818–1884Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    John Washburn

    Male1782–1857Male

    James Washburn

    Male1784–1837Male

    Male1785–1865Male

    Samuel Washburn

    Male1788–1843Male

    Asa Washburn

    Male1790–1824Male

+7 More Children

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.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 3

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1808

Age 23

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Washburn river in West Yorkshire, so named from the Old English personal name Walc + Old English burna ‘stream’. The river name is first recorded as Walke(s)burna in the early 12th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Washburn, "United States Census, 1840"
  • William Washburn, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Washburn, "United States Census, 1850"

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