Levi Woodbury

15 May 1835–
Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of Levi

When Levi Woodbury was born on 15 May 1835, in Fredonia, Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, David Roberts Woodbury, was 22 and his mother, Polly Serepta Philips, was 19. He married Hattie Pierce Thomas on 18 June 1861, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Hanover, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1855 and Colby, Clark, Wisconsin, United States for about 20 years.

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Levi Woodbury
Hattie Pierce Thomas
Marriage: 18 June 1861
Percy Woodbury

Spouse and Children


    Hattie Pierce Thomas


18 June 1861
Cook, Illinois, United States


    Percy Woodbury


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 19

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 31

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, notably in Devon, called Woodbury, from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + byrig, dative of burh ‘fortified place’, or from either of two places called Woodborough, in Nottinghamshire and Wiltshire. The Nottinghamshire place name is from Old English wudu + burh, while Woodborough in Wiltshire is named with the same first element + Old English beorg ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Levi Woodbury in household of D Woodbury, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Levi Woodbury, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Levi Woodbury, "United States Census, 1900"

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