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Ida Elizabeth Woodburn (F)
b. 21 October 1854, d. 30 June 1927
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     Ida was born at Monroe Co., Indiana, on 21 October 1854. She was the daughter of James B. Woodburn and Martha Jane Hemphill. She married John Henry McMillan on 23 August 1876. Ida died on 30 June 1927 at Monmouth, Warren Co., Illinois, at age 72.

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James Woodburn (M)
b. 12 November 1748, d. 21 August 1812

     SOURCE: "Woodburn History: Some Generations of a Family" by James Albert Woodburn. The first Woodburn ancestor of whom I have any knowledge was my great grandfather. His name was James Woodburn, and he was, so far as I know, the first of our Woodburn immigrants to America. From an old document found among the papers of my grandfather, Dorrance B. Woodburn, I find the following record written by James Woodburn, the First: August ye 13th, 1795, James Woodburn hereby sheweth some of his travels through the world from friday ye 12th day of November 1748, on which day he was born in Edenburne in the parish of Desastoughel (?) and county of Londonderry in Ireland. Left Ireland ye 2nd of July 1767 arrived at Newcastle (Del.) ye 7th day of September ensuing. Was sorely afflicted October 1770, Feb. 1771, June ye 16, 1772, Jan. 1781. Married widow McMurray, or Sarah McGill, ye 16th, night of November 1775. My oldest daughter Elizabeth was born on Sunday, the 4th of May at 4 o'clock in the afternoon 1777. Left Pennsylvania ye 15th of October 1777 arrived at North Carolina ye 4th of November 1777. My second daughter Margaret was born at 10 o'clock forenoon on friday ye 17th of September 1779. Left North Carolina ye 12th of November 1782, arrived at Kingstree in South Carolina ye 12th of December 1782. Left South Carolina in April and ariv'd near Ogeechee in Georgia ye 5th of May 1783. My son Dorrance died at 3 o'clock ye afternoon of Wednesday ye 26h of May 1784 aged 2 years 4 months 3 weeks and 2 days." My third daughter Jean was born 5 o'clock ye afternoon of friday ye 4th of June 1784. Left Georgia ye 10th of March and ariv'd at Edisto in S.C. ye 15th, 1789. He went to Orangeburg and was there during 1790. The United States Census of 1790 giving the heads of families in the original thirteen colonies names James Woodburn of Orangeburg County, South Carolina. My daughter Jean died at 9 o;clock ye forenoon of tuesday of March 1789, aged 4 years 9 months, 1 week, 6 days. Left South Carolina ye 14th April, 1791, and ariv'd at Summerseat (?) in Georgia ye 22nd of April 1791, moved into Louisville (Ga.) ye 7th of July 1791, moved back to Summerseat on Monday ye 21st of March 1792, and there remained till this day." (Aug., 1795) My brother Alexander came to see me on thursday ye 27th of September and left me friday ye 15th of November 1782. My second son Dorrance was born at Summerseat in Georgia (near Louisville) at 10 o:clock at night ye 16th of August 1786. Started to Ireland in January 1798. Returned to Georgia ye last of December following." (1798) April ye 4th 1800 started from Georgia. Got to big Rocky Creek in South Carolina in same month. He moved to Little Rocky Creek in the same year. Left Little Rocky Creek and arrived on Jacob's Branch March, 1811." James was born at Edenburne, Co. Londonderry, Ireland, on 12 November 1748. He married Sarah McGill at Pennsylvania on 16 January 1775. James died on 21 August 1812 at Chester Co., South Carolina, at age 63. His body was interred in August 1812 at Chester Co., South Carolina.

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Children of James Woodburn and Sarah McGill
Elizabeth Woodburn+ b. 4 May 1777
Margaret Woodburn+ b. 17 Sep 1779
Dorrance Woodburn b. 10 Jan 1782, d. 26 May 1784
Jean Woodburn b. 4 Jun 1784, d. 17 Mar 1789
Dorrance Beatty Woodburn+ b. 16 Aug 1786, d. 23 Oct 1856

James Albert Woodburn (M)
b. 30 November 1856, d. 12 December 1943
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     Author of "The Woodburn Family History." James was born at Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana, on 30 November 1856. He was the son of James B. Woodburn and Martha Jane Hemphill. James Albert Woodburn was graduation-college in 1876 at Indiana University, Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana; James received his A.B. from Indiana University in 1876. In 1885 he received his A.M., also from I.U. And in 1890 he received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins. He was From 1890 to 1924, James was a Professor of History at Indiana University. From 1890 to 1924 at Indiana University, Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana. He married Caroline Louisa Gelston at Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, on 30 November 1893. James died on 12 December 1943 at Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin, at age 87. His body was interred in December 1943 at Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana, at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Children of James Albert Woodburn and Caroline Louisa Gelston
James Gelston Woodburn+ b. 30 Nov 1894, d. 1980
Janet McMillan Woodburn+ b. 2 Oct 1900, d. 7 Jun 1980
Edward Albert Woodburn b. 26 Jul 1904, d. 4 Oct 1904

James Arnott Woodburn (M)
b. 22 May 1882, d. 1947
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     James was born at Monroe Co., Indiana, on 22 May 1882. He was the son of Walter Emmett Woodburn and Anna King Arnott. James died in 1947 at Monroe Co., Indiana.

James B. Woodburn (M)
b. 11 September 1817, d. 8 September 1865
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     James was born at Chester Co., South Carolina, on 11 September 1817. He was the son of Dorrance Beatty Woodburn and Rachel Johnston. James B. Woodburn was Between 1839 and 1844, James taught at various rural schools in Monroe Co., with the exception of 1843 when he taught in Greene Co., Ohio. From 1844-1853 he was a teacher in the Bloomington, Indiana schools and from 1853 to his death in 1865 was principal of the Preparatory Department of Indiana University. Between 1839 and 1844. He was graduation-college in 1842 at Indiana University, Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana; In 1842 James graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. He received his Masters in 1845. He married Martha Jane Hemphill at Monroe Co., Indiana, on 19 April 1846. James was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana. James was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Bloomington Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana. James died on 8 September 1865 at his home, 519 N. College, Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana, at age 47. His body was interred in September 1865 at Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana, at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Children of James B. Woodburn and Martha Jane Hemphill
Laura Adelaide Woodburn+ b. 15 Jan 1847, d. 19 Oct 1920
Walter Emmett Woodburn+ b. 7 Feb 1849, d. 6 May 1906
Theophilus Wylie Woodburn b. 11 Feb 1852, d. 12 Jul 1912
Ida Elizabeth Woodburn b. 21 Oct 1854, d. 30 Jun 1927
James Albert Woodburn+ b. 30 Nov 1856, d. 12 Dec 1943
Grace Helena Woodburn b. 25 Oct 1864, d. 27 Feb 1922

James Gelston Woodburn (M)
b. 30 November 1894, d. 1980
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     James was born at Monroe Co., Indiana, on 30 November 1894. He was the son of James Albert Woodburn and Caroline Louisa Gelston. James Gelston Woodburn was graduation-college in 1915 at Indiana University, Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana; In 1915, James received a B.A. in Mathematics from Indiana University. In 1916 he received in Masters in Mathematics. He married Delma Donald, daughter of John Sweet Donald and Vona DeCrow, in 1923. James Gelston Woodburn was James taught civil and hydraulic engineering at Washington State University in Pullman from 1923 to 1926 from 1923 to 1926 at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington. He was book publication in 1941; James joined Horace W. King and Chester O. Wisler as a coauthor for the fourth and fifth editions of their well-regarded engineering text, Hydraulics, in 1941, which was republished in its fifth edition in 1980. He died in 1980 at Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin.

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Janet McMillan Woodburn (F)
b. 2 October 1900, d. 7 June 1980
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     Janet was born at Monroe Co., Indiana, on 2 October 1900. She was the daughter of James Albert Woodburn and Caroline Louisa Gelston. Janet McMillan Woodburn was graduation-college in 1922 at Indiana University, Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana; Janet received her B.A. in History from Indiana University in 1922. She married Ernst Hermann Wiecking at Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Michigan, on 31 May 1930. Janet died on 7 June 1980 at Alexandria, Virginia, at age 79.

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Jean Woodburn (F)
b. 4 June 1784, d. 17 March 1789
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     Jean was born at Georgia on 4 June 1784. She was the daughter of James Woodburn and Sarah McGill. Jean died on 17 March 1789 at South Carolina at age 4.

John Collins Woodburn (M)
b. 28 November 1911
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     John was born at Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana, on 28 November 1911. He was the son of Walter Frank Woodburn and Helen Elizabeth Marshall.

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John Johnston Woodburn (M)
b. 29 August 1808, d. 30 October 1874
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     John was born at Chester Co., South Carolina, on 29 August 1808. He was the son of Dorrance Beatty Woodburn and Rachel Johnston. He married Rosanna Harbison at Monroe Co., Indiana, on 19 July 1837.1 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Perry Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana. John was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Perry Twp., Monroe Co., Indiana. John died on 30 October 1874 at Monroe Co., Indiana, at age 66. His body was interred in 1874 at Bloomington, Monroe Co., Indiana, at United Presbyterian Cemetery.2

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Child of John Johnston Woodburn and Rosanna Harbison
Thomas Craig Woodburn+ b. 3 May 1839, d. 28 Mar 1899

Citations

  1. [S4] Monroe Co. Marriage Records.
  2. [S5] Monroe Co. Cemeteries.

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