Giles Thomas Woodbury  ‎(I22804)‎
Given Names: Giles Thomas
Surname: Woodbury

Gender: MaleMale

Birth: 18 November 1818 28 30 Perryville, Madison, New York, USA
Death: 10 August 1866 ‎(Age 47)‎ , , Michigan, USA
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 18 November 1818 28 30 Perryville, Madison, New York, USA

Marriage Matilda ‎(Gardner)‎ Fox - 14 November 1860 ‎(Age 41)‎ Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA

Death 10 August 1866 ‎(Age 47)‎ , , Michigan, USA

Reference Number Luther ‎(7)‎
Globally unique Identifier 7F56CCB98B0C475193DA46FE44A45459CF53
Last Change 20 April 2001 - 17:59
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Parents Family  (F4086)
Luther Woodbury
1789 - 1834
Catherine Harbach
1788 - 1870
Bemis Woodbury
1813 - 1870
Pamelia Woodbury
1815 - 1870
George Bradley Woodbury
1816 -
Giles Thomas Woodbury
1818 - 1866
Catherine Mary Woodbury
1820 - 1866
Candace Sophia Woodbury
1823 - 1893
Luther Dwight Woodbury
1825 - 1848
William Woodbury
1826 - 1828
Frances Jane Woodbury
1828 - 1859
William Henry Woodbury
1832 -

Immediate Family  (F8455)
Matilda ‎(Gardner)‎ Fox
1820 - 1891
Jennie Woodbury
Jesse Giles Thomas Woodbury
1860 - 1913
Warren H. Woodbury
1864 - 1916


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Information about the descendants of Giles was sent to me by Sally ‎(Gordon)‎ Bowman on 21 March 2000 by e-mail <> Thank you Sally for your contribution.

From the "Portrait and Biographical Record of Ottawa and Muskegon Counties containing Prominent and Representative Citizens and Prisidents of the United States" by the Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago ‎(1893)‎. pp #483-4.

GILES T. WOODBURY The farming class of America, and especially of the northern tier of States, is noted for the degree of intelligence that is possessed by its representatives. Mr. Woodbury belongs to one of the most progressive of families, and as a tiller of the soil, as well as in other respects, he has endeavored to keep out of the old grooves and has always favored the adoption of new and improved methods in conducting his operations. He was born in Perryville, NY, November 18, 1818, and up to 1840 resided in that State, when he became a resident of Michigan. As he was an engineer of considerable ability, he soon found employment with William Laslie, of Muskegon, and built and took charge of Laslie Mill, which is now owned and operated by Messrs. Marsh and Foss. In 1853 he removed from Muskegon to Grand Haven and formed a partnership with C. B. Albee in an extensive tanning establishment, and for nine years thereafter had supervision of the mechanical department of the tannery.

In 1861 Mr. Woodbury removed with his family to Allendale Township, Ottawa County, Mich., and settled on a farm he had purchased, but lived to enjoy his home only a few years, his death occurring on the 10th of August, 1866, at the age of forty-eight years and nine months. In every business transaction in which he engaged he maintained the confidence and trust which are usually the result of sterling principles and strict integrity. In his way he was quite a philanthropist and was and earnest friend and safe counselor of the deserving poor or the fatherless. His earnest support and sympathy were always enlisted in all enterprises that tended to conduce to the best interests of the community in which he lived, and although quiet and unassuming in his deportment toward his fellow-men, he possessed decided views on all subjects, and his unmistakable position on the side of justice and right was a correct indication of his mind and morals. It was truthfully said of him that "he always saw two sides to every question, and self never stood in the way." He was a devoted member of the Christian Church, to which he donated liberally of his means, as far as he could afford.

He was married to Mrs. Matilda ‎(Gardner)‎ Fox November 14, 1860, a daughter of a worthy English gentleman, and to their union two sons were given: Jesse G. T. and Warren H., of Detroit, Mich. Mr. Woodbury served as a supervisor of his township for several years, and had he lived would have undoubtedly become a very wealthy farmer, for he possessed all the characteristics necessary for a successful agricultural life. He came to the State a poor man, and at the time of his death his farm, which was heavily covered with timber, had begun to take on the appearance of a well tilled place under his capable management. Timber was fast being removed from it and a considerable portion had been put under cultivation. The house in which his widow and his son Jesse now reside was at that time almost the same as it now is, and it is still one of the best and most substantial houses in the township. Politically, Mr. Woodbury was a Republican, and socially was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows,

The ancestors of Mr. Woodbury originally came from England, and his parents Luther and Catherine ‎(Harbach)‎ Woodbury, were both born at Sutton, Mass, in which place they long resided. They reared a family of ten children: Bemus; Parmelia; George B. of Muskegon County, Mich.; Giles T., the subject of this sketch; Catherine M.; Candace Sophia; Luther Dwight; William H.; Francis J.; and W. H..

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Family with Parents
Luther Woodbury ‎(I9402)‎
Birth 1 December 1789 22 18 Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death 2 September 1834 ‎(Age 44)‎ Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA
-2 years
Catherine Harbach ‎(I22799)‎
Birth 1788
Death 1870 ‎(Age 82)‎

Marriage: 30 September 1812 -- Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
11 months
Bemis Woodbury ‎(I22800)‎
Birth 29 August 1813 23 25 Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death 9 June 1870 ‎(Age 56)‎ Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
17 months
Pamelia Woodbury ‎(I22801)‎
Birth 16 January 1815 25 27 Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death 31 May 1870 ‎(Age 55)‎
2 years
George Bradley Woodbury ‎(I22802)‎
Birth 18 November 1816 26 28 Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Death Yes
2 years
Giles Thomas Woodbury ‎(I22804)‎
Birth 18 November 1818 28 30 Perryville, Madison, New York, USA
Death 10 August 1866 ‎(Age 47)‎ , , Michigan, USA
2 years
Catherine Mary Woodbury ‎(I22805)‎
Birth 1 December 1820 31 32 Groton, Tompkins, New York, USA
Death 13 March 1866 ‎(Age 45)‎
2 years
Candace Sophia Woodbury ‎(I22806)‎
Birth 4 April 1823 33 35 Groton, Tompkins, New York, USA
Death 8 February 1893 ‎(Age 69)‎
2 years
Luther Dwight Woodbury ‎(I22807)‎
Birth 28 January 1825 35 37 Groton, Tompkins, New York, USA
Death 10 September 1848 ‎(Age 23)‎ Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
2 years
William Woodbury ‎(I22808)‎
Birth 29 December 1826 37 38 Groton, Tompkins, New York, USA
Death 9 April 1828 ‎(Age 15 months)‎ Groton, Tompkins, New York, USA
2 years
Frances Jane Woodbury ‎(I22809)‎
Birth 9 December 1828 39 40 Locke, Cayuga, New York, USA
Death 15 February 1859 ‎(Age 30)‎
3 years
William Henry Woodbury ‎(I22810)‎
Birth 22 January 1832 42 44 Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA
Death Yes
Family with Matilda ‎(Gardner)‎ Fox
Giles Thomas Woodbury ‎(I22804)‎
Birth 18 November 1818 28 30 Perryville, Madison, New York, USA
Death 10 August 1866 ‎(Age 47)‎ , , Michigan, USA
2 years
Matilda ‎(Gardner)‎ Fox ‎(I32822)‎
Birth 9 August 1820 Wichurch, Shropshire, England
Death 9 March 1891 ‎(Age 70)‎

Marriage: 14 November 1860 -- Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA
Jesse Giles Thomas Woodbury ‎(I32824)‎
Birth 1 August 1860 41 39 Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, USA
Death 6 September 1913 ‎(Age 53)‎
4 years
Warren H. Woodbury ‎(I32868)‎
Birth 22 August 1864 45 44
Death 1916 ‎(Age 51)‎