Re: Woodworth Tree - England 1610 to CA 2000
Thank you for a very interesting family history over many generations.
For those of us in Nova Scotia, I want to confirm that it was William b. 1732 who left VT to come to NS, probably after 1755, when the Acadien French settlers had been deported in 1755. Do you know if he had any siblings or other family members who accompanied him ?
I take it that William had married Sarah Blackmore in New England, sometime around 1752-1754, and started having children while still there. If he arrived in NS after 1755, most of the children would have been born in NS, including Alexander b. July 1760. By the way, it was the family of Eunice Bill which gave its name to the small community of Billtown, not far from present-day Kentville, Kings County, NS. This whole area including Kentville, Wolfville, and Port Williams used to be known as Cornwallis Township until 1823.
Can you explain to us why Washburn George was b. in VT in 1801 ? Was Alexander just visiting there with Eunice, or had they - for some reason - moved back to New England ? Where did Alexander marry Sally Bowman and where were their children born - NS or New England ? It seems likely that after Eunice died in 1804 that the 44-year-old Alexander would have married Sally who was likely 15-20 younger than him at that time. We can only guess right now that he died somewhere around 1835, give or take a few years, and Sally survivied him by many years.
It looks like Washburn George and Caroline stayed in the USA and moved to NY where Alonzo was born. Do we know why Alonzo moved to CA ?