Thomas Tredwell Woolley

North Hempstead, Queens, New York, United States

The Life of Thomas Tredwell

When Thomas Tredwell Woolley was born in 1826, in North Hempstead, Queens, New York, United States, his father, Stocker Woolley, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Cheeseman, was 29. He married Martha Jane Hewlett on 11 March 1857, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Queens, New York, United States in 1860 and Seneca, Ontario, New York, United States in 1865.

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Thomas Tredwell Woolley
Martha Jane Hewlett
Marriage: 11 March 1857
Sarah C Woolley
Nelson Cordwise Woolley
Emily A. Woolley
Charles Woolley
Eugene Woolley

Spouse and Children

11 March 1857
New York, United States


    Sarah C Woolley




    Charles Woolley


    Eugene Woolley


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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 37

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, and West Yorkshire, are named from Old English wulf ‘wolf’ or perhaps the personal name or byname Wulf ( see Wolf ) + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. One example in Somerset, however, has as its first element Middle English wolle, wulle ‘spring’, ‘stream’ ( see Wool 2).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Wooley, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Thomas Woolley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thos Woolley in household of Samuel T Woolley, "United States Census, 1850"

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