Martha Williams Cheesbrough

Female 1815 - 1921  (105 years)


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  • Name Martha Williams Cheesbrough 
    Born 11 Nov 1815  Stonington, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Feb 1921 
    Age 105 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Henry Cheesebro  (Father) 
    Sarah Williams  (Mother) 
    Person ID I42352  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Henry Cheesebro 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Williams 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F18668  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Gilbert Allen Woods,   b. 5 Jul 1812, Richland, Oswego County, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1896, Pulaski, Oswego County, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1837 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Caroline Estelle Woods,   b. 5 Jul 1841, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1920, Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    William Henry Bentley  m. 7 Jun 1865
     2. Sarah Elizabeth Woods,   b. 20 Aug 1843, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1915  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    Married: 2x3. John Chauncey Woods,   b. 7 Nov 1846,   d. 1909  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     4. Charles Chesborough Woods,   b. 26 Nov 1851,   d. London, Ontario  [natural]
    Married: 3x5. Phoebe Esther Woods,   b. 4 May 1845,   d. 4 Nov 1936  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
     6. Henry Gilbert Woods,   b. 1 Oct 1839,   d. 1924  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     7. Edwin Walker Woods,   b. 16 Jan 1851,   d. 29 Nov 1851  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F15790  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • July 6, 1904 ~ Martha W. Woods, age 88 years, 7 months, 26 days, Widow, Housewife, born in Connecticut, Resident of Richland Township for 66 years, Daughter of Henry W. Cheeseborough(?) born in Connecticut, and Sarah Williams born in Connecticut, Died in Richland Township of weak heart of old age.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, July 7, 1904 Syracuse Journal - Syracuse, New York - Last of Class - Death of Mrs. Martha W. Woods of Pulaski Removes One of the Originators of Congregational Church - Pulaski, July 7 - Mrs. Martha William Woods, widow of Gilbert A. Woods, passed away at Woodlawn Farm at 9 o'clock yesterday morning, aged about 89 years, surrounded by her three daughters and other members of the family. The deceased had been in feeble health about a year, but had been confined to the house only a few days. She had been able to ride out every day during the pleasant weather and was out for the last time on Sunday last. Mrs. Woods had been afflicted by a nerve trouble and had been confined to her realm since Monday last. Her last illness was not considered serious and her death comes as a shock and a severe blow to her family and a wide circle of friends. She was one of the oldest residents of the village and was the last of the family on her side. She was a woman of rare intellectual abilities and possessed of unusual culture, considering the educational advantages of her time. Mrs. Woods was united with the Congregational church in Stonington, Connecticut, when about 15 years old and had always been active in church and society circles. She united with the Pulaski Congregational church in 1840, with a class of about 50 candidates, and was the last surviving member of that class. She was also a member of the Woman's Missionary society of that church and had always taken inactive part in church and society work. Her husband died about nine years ago. Three sons and three daughters survive. They are John C. Woods of London, Ontario; Henry G. Woods of Halifax, Nova Scotia; Charles C. Woods of Easton, Pennsylvania; Mrs. William H. Bentley, Mrs. Horace A. Knight and Miss Sarah Elizabeth Woods, all of whom reside in Pulaski. The deceased was born in Stonington, Connecticut, and in 1834, with her parents, went to Onondaga Valley, the trip from that place to New York and thence up the Hudson River to Albany being made in a scow, and from the latter city a portion of the journey was made on the newly constructed railroad, a portion of the journey to Syracuse also been made in a canal packet. The family engaged in farming at the Valley for some time, and then moved to Auburn. While a resident of that city she was married to Gilbert A. Woods in 1837, removing to Pulaski soon after their marriage, locating on a farm in close proximity to Woodlawn, and three years later took possession of the latter property, where she had lived up to the time of her demise. She will be greatly missed in this community.