My Woodward ancestors
|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
Stewart and family. They settled in Watertown, MA.
"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:
|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.
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:
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:
|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,
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:
|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
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|
|Woodward information on the internet|
|Woodward family Genforum|
My Descent From The Woodward Line
|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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