Abbott, Jane 1a

Birth Name Abbott, Jane
Gender female
Age at Death 87 years, 8 months, 6 days


Jane was baptized in Charlottetown, PEI in 1819, but usually gave New Brunswick, where she lived from the time she was about 3 years old, as her place of birth.

m. Douglastown (North. Co.) 27th June [1839] , by Rev. James Souter, Andrew WOODSIDE / Miss Jane ABBOT both of Newcastle Parish. Witnesses were John Crawford Abbott and George Burchill.

The family left New Brunswick before the 1851 NB census, and went to New York, Illinois, Iowa and finally settled in Colorado. Son Andrew was born in 1848 in Buffalo, New York, and later biographies said he came to Iowa in 1851. The family was in Iowa for an 1854 census - Andrew Woodside had a household of 5 males and 3 females. At the time of the 1856 census, the listing for the household headed by Andrew Woodside (45) included his wife Jane (37), and children Jane (15), William (12), Andrew (9), Thomas (4) and Elizabeth (2). In this census they said they had been residing in the state for 5 years, except for the two youngest who had been born in Iowa. The others had their birthplace recorded as Ireland, possibly because of the use of ditto marks from the entries above theirs. George was born in 1857.

In 1860, Jane was a widow, in Davenport, with Jane (19), William (15), Thomas (8), Elizabeth (5) and George, age 3.

Jane was also identified as the widow of Andrew in an 1863 Davenport Iowa city directory, so it is assumed her husband Andrew died before 1863, perhaps as early as 1860. In 1867, Jane was living with her mother and sons William and Andrew. In the 1870 US census, her son William, 24, was the head of household with Jane, age 50, and his brothers and sisters: Jane (26) Thomas (19), Lizzie (14) and George (12). William was working as a clerk, and Thomas was a book-binder. Thomas and William were in Davenport city directories until 1877. Son Andrew J. had served as a private in the Civil War, and was working as a clerk in Davenport.

Jane was in Iowa up until the 1880 US census. She was in a city directory living with her son Andrew in Denver in 1884, and was in the Colorado State Census of 1885. George was also working for his brother Andrew, and living in his home as well in 1884, but not in 1885.

Youth and Old Age.
Youth and old are both interested in the movement. One of the oldest members is Mrs. Jane Woodside, who has spent the latter part of her life in the work of the Woman’s Chistian Temperance union. She is now 84 years of age. Mrs. Woodside was born in St. John, New Brunswick, and moved into this country in 1851. She has lived in Denver to the last twenty years, her home now being at 1644 Emerson street. Her son, A. J. Woodside. has been a merchant in this city for the last thirty years. In marked contrast to her is Baby Ruth Leone Humphrey, another member of the organization. Baby Humphrey is but two and one-half months old. She joined in the cradle class the Ist of September, Fort Morgan Times, Volume 20, Number 14, October 30, 1903

Jane was last found in the 1900 census, living with her son Andrew in Denver, Colorado. In this census record, she said two of her six children had died, and from their absence in records in 1900 and 1910, the two could be William and Thomas. She was in Denver city directories until 1905, but was not listed in 1906 or 1907.

Jane was named as a surviving sister in Elizabeth Abbott McArthur's obituary in January 1905, but I was unable to find her in the 1910 US census or in later city directories for Denver or Davenport.

Jane said her parents were born in England, but her sister Elizabeth said Ireland.

Name: Jane Woodside
Age: 81
Birth Date: May 1819
Birthplace: New Brunswick
Home in 1900: Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado
Immigration Year: 1851
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Years Married: 39 - I think she must have meant married in 1839
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Mother: number of living children: 4
Mother: How many children: 6
Andrew J Woodside 52
Mary E Woodside 48
George S Woodside 26
Mary M Woodside 30 (daughter-in law)
Jane Woodside 81
Mary Olson 27
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado; Roll: 119; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0069; FHL microfilm: 1240119. Source Information: 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.

Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 8 Number 423
Rank 101, Date July 2 1839
County Northumberland
Place Chatham
Newspaper The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth May 28, 1819 Charlottetown, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death February 3, 1907   Riverside cemetery burial index  
Residence 1847 New York, United States Buffalo, NY for birth of son Andrew  
Residence 1851 Davenport, Scott, Iowa son Andrew's biography  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Abbott, Thomasbefore 1860
Mother Crawford, Jane A.1793August 28, 1885
    Brother     Abbott, John Crawford 1812 June 23, 1888
    Sister     Abbott, Anna about 1814 November 8, 1855
         Abbott, Jane May 28, 1819 February 3, 1907
    Sister     Abbott, Elizabeth 1821 1822
    Brother     Abbott, Thomas about 1823 May 21, 1889
    Sister     Abbott, Elizabeth August 1825 January 7, 1905
    Sister     Abbott, Bellinda December 10, 1827 before 1905
    Brother     Abbott, Hugh May 27, 1831 before 1905


Family of Woodside, Andrew and Abbott, Jane

Married Husband Woodside, Andrew ( * May 13, 1810 + 1858 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage June 27, 1839 New Brunswick, Canada in Douglastown, NB; New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950," Database with images, FamilySearch  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Woodside, JaneMay 18, 1840July 1915
Woodside, William H.1842before 1900
Woodside, Andrew J.June 25, 1847June 16, 1925
Woodside, Thomas A.November 1852April 6, 1912
Woodside, Elizabeth LizzieMay 4, 1855February 23, 1889
Woodside, George T.1857September 20, 1910

Source References

  1. Johnson, Daniel F.: Daniel F Johnson's New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics
      • Date: 1839
      • Page: Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma July 2 1839