Cyrus Woodford

Brief Life History of Cyrus

When Cyrus Woodford was born in 1797, in Berlin, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Bissell Woodford, was 43 and his mother, Delightful Thompson, was 40. He married Lavonia Woodford about 1820, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Richford, Tioga, New York, United States in 1865 and New York, United States in 1870. He died on 5 November 1878, in Spencer, Spencer, Tioga, New York, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Spencer, Spencer, Tioga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus Woodford
1797–1878
Lavonia Woodford
1800–1884
Marriage: about 1820
Eleanor Woodford
1821–1877
Harriet Woodford
1824–
Delilah Woodford
1828–
Cyrus Hudson Woodford
1829–1898
Cynthia Woodford
1829–
Ira Woodford
1831–1866
R Eliza Woodford
1834–1884
Nathan E Woodford
1840–1861
Mary L Woodford
1840–1887
Martha Woodford
1840–

Sources (8)

  • Cyrus Woodford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cyrus Woodford, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mr. Cyrus Woodford in entry for Cyrus Hudson Woodford, "New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952"

World Events (8)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + ford ‘ford’, such as Woodford in Cheshire, Cornwall, Essex, Northamptonshire, and Wiltshire. In Scotland, the name is derived from Woodford in Saint Boswells (Roxburghshire).

History: Thomas Woodford emigrated from Lincolnshire, England, to NY in 1690.

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

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