Richard Woodman

18 August 1736–before 22 July 1799 (Age 62)
Little Compton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Woodman was born on 18 August 1736, in Little Compton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Woodman, was 28 and his mother, Patience Grinnell, was 21. He died before 22 July 1799, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Richard Woodman
1736–1799
Elizabeth Cook
1767–1850

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Woodman

    Male1708–Male

    Patience Grinnell

    Female1715–Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1736–1799Male

    John Woodman

    Male1740–1775Male

    Edward Woodman

    Male1742–1809Male

    Deborah Woodman

    Female1746–1820Female

    Robert Woodman

    Male1750–Male

World Events (3)

1776

Age 40

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 40

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 45

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. occupational name for a woodcutter or a forester ( compare Woodward ), or topographic name for someone who lived in the woods. 2. possibly from the Old English personal name Wudumann.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Richard Woodman, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Woodman - Published information: birth-name: Richard Woodman

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