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William Woodsum was born in 1792 in Saco, Maine, the son of John and Sarah Woodsum. In 1814 he married Rosannah Woodman and they settled in Sumner, Maine, later moving to Peru, Maine. Woodsum was ordained in 1823 as a Free Will Baptist, preaching in about 20 Maine towns. He also served in the Maine legislature in 1833 and was a selectman in Peru in 1834 and 1836.
Social Life and Customs, Religion and Philosophy
Size of Collection
1 document box (17 folders)
Dates of Collection
SpC MS 1602
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Woodsum Family Papers, 1824-1890" (2015). Finding Aids. Number 221.