Samuel Woodworth b Oct. 5, 1796 in Conn., m Eliza Hallenbeck. He d Mahogany, Pa. 1851. She was b Sept. 9, 1800 and d in 1876. No children, only adopted ones. Lived and died in Mehoopany, Wyoming Co., Pa.
Cabinet maker by trade. He was very industrious, working day and long into the night at his trade as cabinet maker and undertaker. He worked many nights making coffins, as in those days they were not kept in stock, and were made only as needed, so he was compelled at times, like Adam Bede, to work all night long; truly not a pleasant night’s work.
He was universally respected by all who knew him,-“an honest man, the noblest work of God.” In his younger days he was straight as an Indian. As age advanced he became somewhat bowed, but enjoyed very good health, never being confined to his bed except in his last sickness.