Henry C. Woodworth

Henry C. Woodworth was a resident of Mansfield on August 11, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was discharged for disability January 18, 1863.

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 43 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’ 8” tall with a dark complexion and blue eyes and dark hair.  His marital status is married. 

He was born about 1816 in Connecticut; in the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 42 year old farmer and head of household. Henry Woodworth of Coventry married Eunice A. Crain of Mansfield on June 25, 1839. He is said to have married, second Lucy Jane Ward on March 11, 1845 in Coventry and Amorett Crossman Dunham on March 16, 1846 in Coventry. Children with his third wife include: Frank Woodworth, born about 1852 and Edwin Woodworth, born about 1855. After the Civil War, he returned to Mansfield and worked as a farmer. 

On September 30, 1871, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 169,364 that was granted under certificate No. 431,252.  His widow filed for a pension on December 26, 1895.

Henry C. Woodworth died on November 21, 1895 in Willington and is buried at the Willington Hill Cemetery in Willington, Connecticut.