Elizabeth Woolson

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Woolson was born on 30 April 1668, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Woolson, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Hyde, was 23. She married John How on 3 November 1686, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 5 December 1711, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 43, and was buried in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

John How
1664–1740
Elizabeth Woolson
1668–1711
Marriage: 3 November 1686
Sarah Howe
1686–1753
Experience How
1711–1712
Isaac Howe
1688–1712
Isaac Howe
1688–
John Howe
1690–1712
Elizabeth “Betsey” Howe
1702–1740
Martha Howe
1705–1747
Phinehas Howe
1707–1726
Mary Howe
1709–1772

Sources (18)

  • Elizabeth Woolson, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Massachusetts, U.S., Town Death Records, 1620-1850
  • Elizabeth Woolson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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Name Meaning

English: variant of Woolston with loss of -t-. This surname is now rare in Britain.

History: Thomas Woolson, from England, settled in Cambridge, MA, before 1660.

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

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Thomas Woolson Probate (1713)

Middlesex County MA Probate Record #25624. “I Thomas Woollson of Watertown Farms… do make this my last Will & Testament… I give & bequeath unto my eldest son Thomas Woollson all that my Farme of Two …

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