WOOLVERTON/WOLVERTON. In early records, the family name was spelled with two ‘o’s. But later generations dropped the extra o. Charles Woolverton acquired a tract of 1,665 acres in Amwell and Kingwood Townships in 1714. He was living in Burlington County before he brought his wife Mary Chadwick and children here. Eventually they had ten children, most of whom had large families of their own. They have spread far and wide.