Nathan Woodward

about 1839–
East Marlborough Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Nathan

When Nathan Woodward was born about 1839, in East Marlborough Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jefferies Woodward, was 28 and his mother, Mrs. Jefferis Woodward, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Jefferies Woodward
1811–
Mrs. Jefferis Woodward
1815–
Harvey Woodward
1837–
Nathan Woodward
1839–
William Woodward
1841–

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 24

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

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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