Emmon Woodward

24 December 1816–22 December 1859 (Age 42)
West Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Emmon

When Emmon Woodward was born on 24 December 1816, in West Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joshua Woodward, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Jefferis, was 42. He married Sarah Sylvester in 1844. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 22 December 1859, at the age of 42, and was buried in West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Emmon Woodward
Sarah Sylvester
Marriage: 1844
Parish C. Woodward
Ann Elizabeth Woodward
Mary J. Woodward
William Henry Woodward

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    Elizabeth Jefferis




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World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 4

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 14

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a forester employed to look after the trees and game in a forest, Middle English woodward (from the Old English elements mentioned at 2). 2. perhaps also from an Old English personal name Wuduweard, composed of the elements wudu ‘wood’ + weard ‘guardian’, ‘protector’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Emmor C Woodward, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Woodward, "Find A Grave Index"

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