Worden G Folsom

1816–after 1870 (Age 54)
Wayne, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States

The Life of Worden G

When Worden G Folsom was born in 1816, in Wayne, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, his father, Noah Folsom, was 35 and his mother, Achsah Pelton, was 29. He married Elizabeth Murphy on 9 July 1840, in Putnam, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Putnam, Senachwine Township, Putnam, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died after 1870, in Chillicothe, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 55.

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Worden G Folsom
Elizabeth Murphy
Marriage: 9 July 1840
William Folsom
Jeremiah "Jerry" Folsom
Worden Folsom
George W Folsom
James Franklin Folsom
Mary Folsom

Spouse and Children

9 July 1840
Putnam, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Illinois is the 21st state.

Age 2

When Illinois became a state in 1818, it had a population of 34,620 people. Illinois is now the sixth most populous state in the country with almost 12.8 million people.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 16

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

Name Meaning

English: variant of Foulsham, a habitational name from Foulsham in Norfolk, so named from the Old English personal name Fugol + hām ‘homestead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wirdin Folsom, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Worden Folsom, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Werdin Folsom in entry for Werdin Folsom, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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