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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William Washburn
Rhoda Foster
Marriage: 29 October 1809
William Washburn
Rhoda Washburn
Caroline Washburn

Spouse and Children

29 October 1809
Carlisle, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


    William Washburn


    Rhoda Washburn



Parents and Siblings



    John Washburn


    James Washburn



    Samuel Washburn


    Asa Washburn


+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

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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