Mary Greenwood

1 May 1811–7 December 1889 (Age 78)
Walsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Greenwood was born on 1 May 1811, in Walsden, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Greenwood, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Law, was 39. She married William Broadbent on 6 June 1836, in Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Jersey Township, Jersey, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 7 December 1889, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Broadbent
Mary Greenwood
Marriage: 6 June 1836
Grace Broadbent
Elizabeth Broadbent
Francis Greenwood Broadbent
Nancy Broadbent
Esther Broadbent
Mary Broadbent
James William Broadbent

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 June 1836Oldham, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created
    Age 1
    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 21
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Greenwood Lee in Heptonstall (Yorkshire), from Middle English grene ‘green’ + wode ‘wood’.Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Grünholz, an ornamental compound of German grün ‘green’ + Holz ‘wood’, and probably also of the same German surname.Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Grünwald (see Grunwald ), and of French Boisvert .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary Greenwood Broadbent

    MARY GREENWOOD Mary Greenwood was born April 30, 1811 in Todmorden, Lancashire, England. She was the twelfth child of thirteen children born to James Greenwood and Elizabeth Law. She married William …

    Sources (33)

    • Mary Broadbent in household of Robert Broadbent, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Mery Greenwood in entry for Grace Broadbent Murphy, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Mary Broadbent in household of Henry Willson, "United States Census, 1870"

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