William Woodford English

29 August 1829–4 January 1895 (Age 65)
Culpeper, Virginia, United States

The Life of William Woodford

When William Woodford English was born on 29 August 1829, in Culpeper, Virginia, United States, his father, Frosty S. English, was 24 and his mother, Nancy A Resser, was 44. He married Sarah Ann Tate on 16 February 1854, in Lewis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in La Belle, Lewis, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 4 January 1895, in Lewis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in La Grange, Lewis, Missouri, United States.

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William Woodford English
Sarah Ann Tate
Marriage: 16 February 1854
Nancy A English
Martha "Mattie" Ellen English
Frances L. English
Sarah Elizabeth English
William L. English
Elisha Woodard English
Elizabeth Burnett English

Spouse and Children

16 February 1854
Lewis, Missouri, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Nancy A Resser




    James A. English




    Nancy Brown English


    Elisha Montgomery English


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 15

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 18

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English Englisc. The word had originally distinguished Angles ( see Engel ) from Saxons and other Germanic peoples in the British Isles, but by the time surnames were being acquired it no longer had this meaning. Its frequency as an English surname is somewhat surprising. It may have been commonly used in the early Middle Ages as a distinguishing epithet for an Anglo-Saxon in areas where the culture was not predominantly English—for example the Danelaw area, Scotland, and parts of Wales—or as a distinguishing name after 1066 for a non-Norman in the regions of most intensive Norman settlement. However, explicit evidence for these assumptions is lacking, and at the present day the surname is fairly evenly distributed throughout the country.2 Irish: see Golightly .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wood M English, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm W English in household of Frosty ? English, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wood W English, "United States Census, 1880"

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