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The Woodworth Family of America

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The Woodworth Family of America

Descendants of Walter Woodworth of 1630 through six generations

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See also: Woodworth Genealogy

Table of Contents

First Generation
Second Generation
Third Generation
Fourth Generation
Fifth Generation
Sixth Generation
Note: The book contains the ancestry of the Woodworth family from Walter Woodworth who emigrated with the first settlers of Plymouth to Selim Woodworth.
Walter Woodworth was the first member of the Woodworth family to immigrate to America in 1633. He is the ancestor of Samuel Woodworth (1784-1842), a poet and literary journalist, who was best known for the popular poem “The Old Oaken Bucket,” which was later set to music and became a popular song for schoolchildren. He was born in Massachusetts and died in New York City, but his ashes were moved by his sons to Laurel Hill Cemetery (in Philadelphia) to be in the Woodworth Mausoleum. Frederick Woodworth was one of his sons and a member of the state senate. His second son was Selim E. Woodworth (1815-1871), who left for San Francisco in 1847. Soon after arriving and hearing the plight on the Donner Party he tried to bring support to the group, but missed rescue groups and was criticized by members of the Party who believed him a braggart. He took a prominent role in the development of the State of California alongside his brother. At the outbreak of the Civil War he returned to the Navy where he had spent much of his youth and was given the title of Lieutenant Commander. In 1941 the boat USS Woodworth was named for him, sponsored by Mrs. Selim E. Woodworth, the daughter-in-law of the commander. From Online Archives of California, Finding Aid


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