Robert Woodworth (politician)

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Robert Woodworth
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State Senator for New York
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Representative for Rensselaer County in New York State Assembly
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Born June 13, 1743
Norwich, Connecticut Colony
Profession farmer

Robert Woodworth (June 13, 1743 – after 1806) was a captain in the American Revolution and member of the Woodworth political family.


Woodworth was born in Norwich, Connecticut Colony on June 13, 1743, the son of Daniel Woodworth and Sarah Collins.[1] He eventually moved to Rensselaer Manor, now Greenbush, New York, although maintaining ownership of land in Salisbury, Connecticut, and married Rachel Fitch, daughter of Abel Fitch.[1]

In 1778, he served in the American Revolution as a captain of the Fourth Regiment, Second Rennslaerwyck Battalion.[1] He was elected as a state senator in 1792, serving through 1796.[2] Following that he served as a judge of the Court of Common Pleas, before returning to Albany as a representative of Rennselaer County in 1806, serving a term.[1][2]

Robert and Rachel were the parents of future New York Attorney General, John Woodworth.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Descendants of Walter Woodworth", p. 80. Retrieved 7 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Woodworth", Political Graveyard. Retrieved 8 October 2009.