William Shin Wordsworth

5 March 1810–18 January 1888 (Age 77)
Woodstown, Pilesgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of William Shin

When William Shin Wordsworth was born on 5 March 1810, in Woodstown, Pilesgrove Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States, his father, Sylvester Henry Wordsworth, was 25 and his mother, Keturah S Catherine Morgan, was 19. He married Ann Morrison on 5 November 1831, in Mannington Township, Salem, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. His occupation is listed as farmer-fisherman in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. He died on 18 January 1888, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Springville City Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Shin Wordsworth
Ellen Griffithes
Marriage: 7 May 1875
Lucy Catherine Morgan Wordsworth
William Howard Wordsworth
John Henry Wordsworth
Leon Lewis Wordsworth
Thomas Marshall Wordsworth

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 10
    On January 28, 1820, the New Jersey Legislature incorporated the City of Jersey from parts of the Bergen Township. The city would be reincorporated two more times (January 23, 1829 and February 22, 1838) before receiving its official name. Jersey City became part of the new Hudson County in February of 1840.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 22
    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: (i) Bardsley suggests that it is a variant of Wadsworth , noting that at Silkstone (WR Yorks) the surname appears as Waddysworth (1556), Wardsworth (1656), Wadsworth (1666) and Wordsworth (from 1668). (ii) Redmonds, Dictionary of Yorks Surnames sugggests that it is a variant of Wardleworth .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Story Highlight

    Biography of William Shin Wordsworth (Wadsworth) by Helen Ashcraft Great-granddaughter-in-law

    William Shin Wordsworth was born 5 March 1810 in Woodstown, Salem, New Jersey. He was the son of Sylvester Henry Wordsworth, born 1770 in England and Katherine Morgan, born 20 July 1773, in Upper Fall …

    Sources (47)

    • Wm Wodsworth in entry for Hannah L Harris, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Wm Wadsworth, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William Wardsworth, "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956"

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