Mary Ann Woodward

11 March 1815–
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Woodward was born on 11 March 1815, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, Bethuel Adams Woodward, was 31 and her mother, Clarissa Williams, was 25. She married John Hartshorn on 17 November 1829, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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John Hartshorn
Mary Ann Woodward
Marriage: 17 November 1829

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17 November 1829
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 14

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Age 31

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (3)

  • Mary Ann Woodard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary Ann Woodard, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary Ann Woodward in entry for John Hartshorn, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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