William & Fanny Woodward, 1815-1846 Reading, PA
I am a descendent of William Woodward who was born in England about 1789.He came to America about 1815 entering through New York.He eventually settled in Reading, Pennsylvania first appearing in known records there in 1846.He was a blacksmith in Reading and died there in 1886. He and his wife Fanny had 4 Children: John (1846-1914), Emma (1849-?), Ellen (1852-?) & William. While William consistently appears in the records as a "Woodward", his children consistently appear as "Woodworth".My line includes John & Emma (Seitzinger)Woodworth, Joseph & Amelia (Sheridan) Woodworth, Harry & Emma (Bittle) Woodworth - all of Reading, PA.
Seeking information on William's birthplace in England and his whereabouts in America (1815 - 1846) before coming to Reading.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.