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Sylvanus Woodworth

Male 1748 - 1797  (49 years)


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  • Name Sylvanus Woodworth 
    Born 02 Jan 1747/8  Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Nov 1797  Dorchester, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1237  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2017 

    Father Ebenezer Woodworth,   b. 26 Sep 1718, Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1804, Dorchester, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Hopestill Tryon 
    Married 02 Sep 1742  Lebanon, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F470  Group Sheet

    Family Tamesin Nevins 
    Married 1792 
    Children 
     1. George Woodworth,   b. 05 Oct 1793, Dorchester, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Hebron, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Henry Woodworth,   b. 14 Nov 1794, Dorchester, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Calvin Woodworth,   b. 15 May 1796, Dorchester, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F545  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • REF: Descendants of Walter Woodworth of Scituate, Mass. by William Atwater Woodworth, White Plains, NY, January 1898
      pp 33-34
      "Sylvanus, b at Lebanon, Ct., Jan. 2, 1748, fought in the battle of Bunker Hill in Capt. Jas. Clarke's Co., of Connecticut. The position of this company was on the extreme left, extending towards Mystic River. They were behind breastworks made of hay between two rail fences. Sylvanus accompanied President Wheelock, the founder of Dartmouth College, who then had a school at Lebanon, on his first visit to Hanover, N. H., and in 1770 he erected the first building used by the college. He was one of the original proprietors of Dorchester, Grafton County, N. H., where he and his brother had bought a large tract of land. He was noted in that region as a bear hunter. He was a fine singer and taught a singing school during the long Winter evenings. In early life he was engaged to Tamesin Thorn, whom he devotedly loved, and whose early death he deeply mourned for many years prior to his marriage to Tamesin Nevins in 1792. He was possessed of a strong religious nature. His life was one of hardship not unmingled with adventure and romance. He died suddenly at night in the highway alone, on his way to his home, in 1797."

  • Sources 
    1. [S256] Records of Lebanon CT, Registrar of Vital Statistics , (FamilySearch.org), FHL #007730346, image #191, Vol. 1, p336 (Reliability: 3), 14 Nov 2017.
      Sylvanus Woodworth son of Ebenezer & Hopestill Woodworth was born January the 2nd A.D. 1747/8

    2. [S252] New Hampshire Death Records, Bureau Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord, New Hampshire, (FamilySearch.com), Image #2874 (Reliability: 3), 2 Nov 2017.
      Name: Sylvanus Woodworth
      Date of Death: Nov 27th, 1797
      Place of Death: Dorchester


    3. [S135] The Woodworth Family of America, Volume I, Descendants of Walter Woodworth of 1630 Through Six Generations, Jeanette Woodworth Behan, 55.

    4. [S27] Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection), White, Lorraine Cook, ed, (Name: Ancestry.com; Location: Provo, UT; Date: 2006;), Lebanon Vital Records Vol 1 & 2, p 235.
      Ebenezer, Jr. m. Hopstill Tryun Sept.2, 1742 Volume 1 Page 336