Woodward

 

My Woodward ancestors

GENERATION 1
01. Richard Woodward, son of William was born or baptised Jan 20, 1587 in England.  He emigrated in 1634-1635 to Boston, MA. on the ship "Elizabeth" with his wife Rose Stewart and family. They settled in Watertown, MA.  Source

"Richard Woodward was admitted as a freeman in Watertown, Mass on 2 Sep 1635, and was listed as among the earliest of the proprietors. By 1642, he had a ‘homestall of twelve acres,’ in addition to being a grantee of nine additional acres. It also says he had, by 1644, a total of 360 acres, which were in what is now Boston. Ten acres were transferred to his son, George. Thirty-nine acres at Little Plain were sold to John Whitney (whose grandson would subsequently marry Richard’s granddaughter.)"  On 8 Sep 1648, Richard Woodward, by then in Boston, purchased a Boston mill from a Holbrook family, selling it to William Aspinwall on 26 Dec 1648. Land that he once owned was later to be Lot 42 of Stoney Brook. Watertown, the place of settlement in America for the Woodward’s, is now a suburb to the northwest of Boston."  Source

Richard died Feb 16, 1665 in Cambridge, MA.  He was 76 years old.  Ann Woodward, widow and second wife of Richard, died February 5, 1683, in Stow, Massachusetts.  Source

They had 2 sons: Source

(1) George (see below)
(2) John, born in 1621 in England - married (1) Mary abt. 1649 and (2) Abigail (Benjamin) Stubbs abt. 1657.  He died
     Feb 17, 1696 in Watertown, MA.

GENERATION 2
02. George Woodward, son of Richard and Rose was born in 1619 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.  He emigrated with his parents and brother John on the Elizabeth in 1634 at the age of 13. He married Mary Gibbson in 1640 in Watertown, Middlesex, Mass. After Mary died, he married Elizabeth Hammond 17 Aug 1659, Watertown. George died on 31 May 1676 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. George was a soap boiler. Source

George and Mary had 8 children including Daniel and Sarah Woodward who are both direct ancestors on separate lines.  George also had 5 children with 2nd wife Elizabeth Hammond.

The children of George and Mary as listed in "Descendants of Richard Woodward, New England, 1589-1982" by Norma Slater Woodward (1982); p. 9 are:
1 Mary Woodward (Aug 12, 1641 - )
2 Sarah Woodward (See Below)
3 Amos Woodward (1644/5 - )
4 Rebecca Woodward (Oct/Dec 30, 1647 - )
5 John Woodward (Mar 20/28, 1649 - )
6 Susanna Woodward (Sep 30, 1651 - )
7 Daniel Woodward (See Below)
8 Mary/Mercy Woodward (Jun 3, 1656 - )
GENERATION 3

03A. Sarah Woodward, daughter of George and Mary was born on Feb 6, 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA.  She married Stephen Gates on Apr 18, 1662 in Stow, Middlesex, MA.  Sarah died on Sep 15, 1707 in Stow.  Her husband Stephen died in July, 1707.  I descend from their son Stephen Gates who married Jemima Benjamin.  See the Gates surname page for the continuation of this line.

03B. Daniel Woodward, son of George and Mary was born on June 11, 1653 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA.  He married Elizabeth Dana on January 14, 1679 in Melford, Middlesex, MA.  He was impressed for King Philip's War Nov. 1675, being then 22 yrs. of age. Savage says that his father, George Woodward, came from Ipswich, County of Suffolk, England; res. Medford, 1679-95, Cambridge, Woburn, 1691, and Charlestown. Innkeeper at Medford.  See generation #4 below for continuation of this line.

(Source: Dana Family in America; See also https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/5257622.)

The 12 children of Daniel and Elizabeth as listed in "Descendants of Richard Woodward, New England, 1589-1982" by Norma Slater Woodward (1982); p100 are:

1 Esther Woodward ( - )
2 Elizabeth Woodward (Apr 22, 1681 - )
3 Mary Woodward (Apr 15, 1683 - )
4 Daniel Woodward (See Below)
5 Abigail Woodward (Feb 14, 1686 - )
6 Sarah Woodward (Jan 5, 1689 - )
7 Hannah Woodward (May 7, 1691 - )
8 Amos Woodward (Jun 5, 1693 - )
9 Susanna Woodward (Dec 23, 1695 - )
10 Jonathan Woodward (bapt. May 22, 1698 - )
11 Joseph Woodward (1700/1 - )
12 Thomas Woodward (Abt. 1702 - )
GENERATION 4
04. Daniel Woodward, son of Daniel and Elizabeth was born on January 5, 1684 in Medford, Middlesex, MA.  He married Thankful Gates, daughter of Stephen Gates and Jemima Benjamin on March 1, 1701 in Preston, New London, CT. 
Daniel died on May 29, 1752 in Preston.

The 9 children of Daniel and Thankful as listed in "Descendants of Richard Woodward, New England, 1589-1982" by Norma Slater Woodward (1982); p. 101 are:

1 Benjamin Woodward (Sep 28, 1704 in Preston, CT - )
2 Eunice Woodward (Mar 8, 1707 in Medford, MA - )
       Married Thomas Spaulding
3 Thankful Woodward (Jan 13, 1711 in Preston, CT - Oct 3, 1784 in Shaftbury, VT)
       Married James Clark (1711-1794) on Dec 13, 1733 in Preston, CT
          1. Jeremiah Clark ( )
          2. Capt. Daniel Clark (Jul 22, 1736 in Plainfield, CT - Sep 12, 1777)
              Married Anne Downing (1737-1821) on Aug 29, 1759 in Plainfield, CT
4 Daniel Woodward (Mar 27, 1714 in Preston, CT - )
       Married Hannah Crary on Feb 19, 1735 in Preston, CT
5 Sarah Woodward (See Below)
6 Ruth Woodward (Feb 23, 1719 in Preston, CT - Apr 29, 1786)
       Married Samuel Partridge (1722-1826) on Nov 5, 1741 in Preston, CT
7 Zephaniah Woodward (Jul 20, 1723 in Preston, CT - Apr 17, 1760)
       Married Mary Partridge ((1727-) on Jan 27, 1748 in Preston, CT
8 Reuben Woodward (Dec 22, 1727 in Preston, CT - May 15, 1760)
       Married Martha Thompson (1727-) on Nov 28, 1750 in Preston, CT
9 Elizabeth Woodward (Mar 2, 1729 in Preston, CT - )
GENERATION 5
05. Sarah Woodward, daughter of Daniel and Thankful was born on April 15, 1717 in Preston, New London, CT.  She married Thomas Clark, son of Thomas Clark and Elizabeth Leonard on December 17, 1735.  "Descendants of Richard Woodward, New England, 1589-1982" by Norma Slater Woodward (1982); p. 101  Shows that that Sarah is daughter of Daniel and Thankful and lists marriage to Thomas.

I descend from their daughter Sarah Clark who married Samuel Adams.  

 

Migration pattern of my Woodward family
England -- Massachusetts  -- Connecticut

 

Surnames that married into my Woodward family

CLARK

DANA GATES

GIBBSON

STEWART -

 

Woodward information on the internet
blueball.gif (111 bytes) Woodward family Genforum

 

My Descent From The Woodward Line

Generation Father Mother
15 Richard Woodward (1587-1664) Rose Stewart (1583-1662)
14 George Woodward (1619-1676) Mary Gibbson (1625-1658)
13 Daniel Woodward (1653-1713) Elizabeth Dana (1662-)
12 Daniel Woodward (1684-1752) Thankful Gates (1687-1752)
11 Sarah Woodward (1717-1750) Elizabeth Leonard (1683-1746)
10 Thomas Clark (1708-) Sarah Woodward (1717-1750)
9 Samuel Adams (1737-1809) Sarah Clark (1739-1818)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

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