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Woodbury Langdon

Birthplace: Portsmouth, NH, USA
Death: Died in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Place of Burial: North Cemetery Portsmouth Rockingham County New Hampshire, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Langdon, Sr.,; Mary Langdon (Hall) and Mary Hall
Husband of Sarah Warner Langdon
Father of Sarah S Harris; Henry Sherburne Langdon; Caroline Langdon; Walter Langdon; Catherine Whipple Roberts and 5 others
Brother of Mary Jane Hill; Gov. John Langdon, Signer of the US Constitution; Martha Sullivan; Abigail Goldthwaite; Elizabeth Barrell and 1 other

Occupation: Juez de la Corte Suprema del Estado de New Hampshire. Fue Delegado de New Hampshire en el Congreso Continental. Fue Senador en New Hampshire.
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About Woodbury Langdon


Delegate from New Hampshire to the Continental Congress, brother of John Langdon who signed the US Constitution.

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  • The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)
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  • 6621. Sarah Warner, b. 1722; m. 1740, Henry Sherburne, b. 1709; H. C. 1728; Clerk Supreme Court (1729-30); Rep. 21 cons. years (1725-46). In 1754, on of the coms. to the congress at Albany. Speaker 1755 till 1766, then app. councillor; d. 1767. Is said to have had 10 sons and 6 daus., and the ages of seven of them, 3 sons and 4 dau., average 67 2/3 years each.
  • 66211. 'SARAH SHERBURNE, m. 1765, Hon. WOODBURY LANGDON (bro. of Gov. John); del. to Cont. Cong., 1779-80; Councillor 1781-4; Pres. New Hamp. Senate, 1784; Judge Supreme Court, 1783 and 1786-91. He erected for his res. the house afterwards known as the "Rockingham House."
  • I. Henry Sherburne Langdon, Y. C. 1785; res. near Boston; d. in Cambridge, 1858, a. 91; m. Ann, sis. of Gov. Wm. Eustis of Mass.
  • II. Sarah Langdon, b. 1771; m. Robert Harris.
  • III. Caroline Langdon, m. Gov. Wm. Eustis of Mass., b. 1753; H. C., 1772; Gen. Rev. army6; rep. Mass. Leg. 1788-9; mem. Cong. 1800-5, and 1820-3; Sec. of war 1809-12; Minister to Holland, 1815; Gov. of Mass., 1823, and d. in office 1825.
  • IV. Catharine Whipple Langdon, m. Hon. Edmund Roberts.
  • V. Walter Langdon, m. Dorothea, dau. of John Jacob and Sarah (Todd) Astor of N. Y. C., both dec. Her bro., Wm. B. Astor, made a compromise with the heirs of his sister Dorothea to avoid contest of his father's will, who at time of his dec. was the richest man in America. 1. John Jacob Astor. 2. Sarah, m. Robert Borell. 3. Eliza Astor, m. __ Wilkes. 4. Louisa D., m. Olivr DeLaney Kane, and had; 1. Emily Astor, m. Oct. 3, 1876, Augustus Jay, b. Oct. 17, 1850; Harv. Col. 1871; "honor man;" Col. Law School, 1876. 5. Walter. 6. Cecelia, m. __ Nottbeck. 7. Woodbury, d. y. 8. Eugene, d. y.
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Birth: 1739 Portsmouth Rockingham County New Hampshire, USA Death: Jan. 13, 1805 Portsmouth Rockingham County New Hampshire, USA

Continental Congressman. He was a partner in a dry goods company, and was active in other business ventures. At the start of the Revolution he went to London in hopes of salvaging his investments, an act which caused some to accuse him of Loyalist leanings. Unsuccessful in this attempt he left England for New York City two years later. When he arrived he found New York City under British control and was restricted to the city because the British commander suspected he was allied with the Patriot cause. Langdon escaped in December of 1777 and returned to New Hampshire. He was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1778 to 1779. Langdon served in the Continental Congress in 1779, and was a member of New Hampshire's Executive Council from 1781 to 1784. In 1782 he served as Judge of the state Superior Court, an office he held again from 1786 to 1791. In 1790 he was impeached for neglect of duty, but the trial was ended when he resigned after accepting a federal appointment as Revolutionary War Claims Commissioner, a face saving measure arranged by his brother, US Senator John Langdon. Unsuccessful in subsequent attempts to be elected to Congress, Woodbury Langdon continued managing his business investments, remaining active until his death. (bio by: Bill McKern)

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 Catherine Whipple Langdon Roberts (1810 - 1830)*
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Burial: North Cemetery Portsmouth Rockingham County New Hampshire, USA

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Woodbury Langdon's Timeline

Portsmouth, NH, USA
Age 31
February 10, 1776
Age 37
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 41
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
September 17, 1787
- September 17, 1787
Age 48
Independence Hall, Philadelphia,

The Signers of the U. S. Constitution

New Hampshire
John Langdon
Nicholas Gilman

Rufus King
Nathaniel Gorham

Roger Sherman
William Samuel Johnson

New York
Alexander Hamilton

New Jersey
William Livingston
David Brearley
William Paterson
Jonathan Dayton

Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Mifflin
Robert Morris
George Clymer
Thomas FitzSimons
Jared Ingersoll
Gouverneur Morris
James Wilson

George Read
Gunning Bedford, Jr.
John Dickinson
Richard Bassett
Jacob Broom

James McHenry
Daniel Carroll
Dan of St. Thomas Jenifer

John Blair
James Madison, Jr.
George Washington

North Carolina
William Blount
Richard Dobbs Spaight
Hugh Williamson

South Carolina
John Rutledge
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Charles Pinckney
Pierce Butler

William Few
Abraham Baldwin

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The U.S. Constitution at the National Archives

Age 49
Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
January 13, 1805
Age 66
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
January 13, 1805
Age 66
North Cemetery Portsmouth Rockingham County New Hampshire, USA
May 15, 1810
Age 66
Portsmouth Rockingham County New Hampshire, USA