William Woolworth

10 April 1780–2 February 1845 (Age 64)
Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William

When William Woolworth was born on 10 April 1780, in Longmeadow, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Azariah Woolworth, was 32 and his mother, Rebekah Field, was 31. He married Nancy French on 3 March 1813, in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 2 February 1845, at the age of 64.

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William Woolworth
Nancy French
Marriage: 3 March 1813
Philida Woolworth
Sophia Woolworth
Fanny Woolworth
Nancy F. Woolworth
Sarah Maria Woolworth
William Henry Woolworth
Richard Chester Woolworth

Spouse and Children


    Nancy French


3 March 1813
East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


    Philida Woolworth


    Sophia Woolworth


    Fanny Woolworth


    Nancy F. Woolworth


    Sarah Maria Woolworth


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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 3

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 20

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Walworth .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Woolworth, "Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905"
  • William in entry for Fred W Calkins, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • William Woolworth, "Massachusetts Town Births Index, ca. 1630-1905"

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