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Family of Richard WOODY: bn 1590 ?Kent, ENG?

Family of Richard WOODY: bn 1590 ?Kent, ENG?

Scott Woody (View posts)
Posted: 960465600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1051119291000
Surnames: Woody, Hale, Harper
I am looking for information on Richard Woody I of Kent England. Born 1590 in Kent, Died in Boston, Mass 1658, Married. Mary Ann Hale (also from England).

Children: Isaac Woody
Born. ca 1631 England, baptised 3 Feb 1650
Married. Dorcas Harper, b. ca 1636 England
Died. Boston, Mass

Further Info re: Richard WOODY Family (1600s+ ENG & USA)

Posted: 1041907615000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1088134789000
Surnames: Woody, Daun, Harper, Dexter, Coggan, Hisket, Billing, Lindley, Turner, Thompson, Allen, Gowan, Cowan, Laughlin, Holiday, Holmes, Jones, Fitzgerald, Oakley, Fite
Richard WOODY I, born 1590, in England was my 10th great grandfather. He married Mary Ann Daun. Immigration records show that Richard and Mary Ann migrated to America in 1642. They settled in Boston, in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Mary Ann died in Massachusetts between 1656 and 1658. Richard died there December 7,1658.

Richard and Ann had at least four children. (1)MARY WOODY, born in Suffolk County England, died March 30, 1652, in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Married Edmond Sheffield II in 1644. (2) RICHARD WOODY II, born 1615 in England, died about 1681. Married Frances Dexter in 1646, in Roxbury, Massachusetts. (3) JOHN WOODY, born 1626 in England, died July 23, 1650. Married Mary Coggan. (4) My 9th great grandfather, ISAAC WOODY.

My 9th great grandfather,ISAAC WOODY,was born 1631 in England. He married DORCAS HARPER on March 20.1656 in Boston,Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Dorcas Harper was the daughter of Joseph Harper.

Isaac and Dorcas had at least nine children. (1) Mary Woody, born March 22, 1657, Boston, Massachusetts. (2) John Woody I, who was my 7th great grandfather. (3) Isaac Woody, Jr., born April 16, 1662. (4) Dorcas Woody, born April 10, 1664, married John Hisket. (5) Ann Woody, born November 21, 1666, married Joseph Billing. (6) Samuel Woody. (7) Martha Woody, born November 11, 1669. (8) Thomas Woody, born October 9, 1672. (9) Richard Woody, born in 1674.

JOHN WOODY I, my 8th great grandfather was born September 18. 1659 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He married *Mary (last name unknown). John died between 1692 and 1695. They had one child John Woody II.

JOHN WOODY II, my 7th great grandfather, was born January 23, 1687 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He married *Mary (her last name is also unknown) who was born in 1688. They had one child, John Woody III.

JOHN WOODY III, my 6th great grandfather was born 1715 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts and died in 1762 in Orange County, North Carolina. John III was married twice and had at least ten children from the two marriages. He first married Mary Lindley on December 27, 1738, in St. George Parish, Harford County, Maryland. John III and Mary had five children. (1) Eleanor Woody, born May 23,1739, Harford County, Maryland. (2) John Woody IV, born about 1740, married *Mary (last name unknown) and Abigall Turner. (3) William Woody, born 1740, died March 27, 1838, married Eleanor Thompson. (4) Mary Woody, married Zachariah Allen in 1762, (5) Ruth Woody, married John Thompson in 1786.

John Woody III second marriage was to Mary Gowan, they married about 1742. John III and Mary Cowan had at least five children. (1) Robert Woody, born about 1742 in Baltimore, Maryland died 1785 in North Carolina, married *Mary (last name unknown). (2) James Woody, born September 29.1744 in Baltimore, Maryland, died February 27, 1821, married Mary Laughlin in 1767, (3) Samuel Woody, born 1746 married Sarah Holiday. (4) Joshua Woody born 1747. (5) Joseph Woody.

5th>>>>SAMUEL WOODY, born 12 Sep 1770, d: 22 Oct 1855
married to: Jane Holmes, b: 18 May 1774, d: 16 Jan 1856.

4th>>>>SAMUEL WOODY (III), 19 sep 1808, d: 16 Jan 1882
married: Dianna Jones, b: 1 april 1810, d: 28 June 1880

3rd>>>>JAMES HENRY, 12 may 1845, d: 25 march 1914
married: Millie Ophelia Fitzgerald, b: 20 Nov 1849, d: 21 sept 1890

2nd>>>> ROBERT ARON, b: 7 april 1871, d: 20 nov 1935
married: Ada Eugina Oakley, b: 4 June 1871, d: 19 Oct 1933

Grandfather: ULNA FOSTER, b:11 oct 1892, d: 19 mar 1965
married: Mary Jane Fite, b: 5 Nov 1893, d: 16 April 1989

Sal (woody)

Re: Further Info re: Richard WOODY Family (1600s+ ENG & USA)

Posted: 1088127360000
Classification: Query
I just want to say that your clear and concise message has done more for my geneology research than almost anything else. My published (by some book publisher) family tree only went back as far as John Woody (1777) and Mary Holaday (1786). His father was James Woody born Sep.29, 1744 and James is in your message. Thank you!!!!!

Re: Further Info re: Richard WOODY Family (1600s+ ENG & USA)

Posted: 1102718000000
Classification: Query
I have a question about this post. I am doing WOODY research for my son-in-law. In your post you say that John WOODY III is your 6th great grandfather and that he had a son named Samuel (b. 1746) married to Sarah Holiday.

But the next line says you 5th gr. grandfather is Samuel Woody, b. 1770, and married to Jane Holmes. Perhaps you left off a generation?


Re: Further Info re: Richard WOODY

Posted: 1102775272000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1140049376000
Cheryl, I will be very happy to email you the information I have, email me at


Re: Further Info re: Richard WOODY Family (1600s+ ENG & USA)

Posted: 1102775565000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1140049376000
Lu, if you need more on the Woody's, email me at I have info on the Tenn Woody's and some on the ones that went to Texas.


Re: Further Info re: Richard WOODY

Carol Shearer Stavlo (View posts)
Posted: 1102969276000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Woody,Strange, Boughan, Fowler, Hawkins, Ivey
Sal, We are part of the Texas Woody family. What part are you from?

Re: Family of Richard WOODY: bn 1590 ?Kent, ENG?

Carol Shearer Stavlo (View posts)
Posted: 1102969643000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Woody,Strange, Boughan, Fowler, Hawkins, Ivey
Are we sure of the Gowan and Cowan names. I have often wondered if this could be a mix of the spouses, possibly incorrectly spelled?

Re: Family of Richard WOODY: bn 1590 ?Kent, ENG?

Bruce Woody (View posts)
Posted: 1103037139000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Woody, Kort, Carpenter, Tinsley, Breazeale, Petersen
I have never been able to verify a Mary Gowan as having been married to John Woody (III). However, I recently came across information that Mary McGowan (1770-1815) was the second wife of John Woody (IV) and the mother of 13 of his 18 children.

Re: Further Info re: Richard WOODY

Michael A Woody (View posts)
Posted: 1123872945000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Woody, Farmer, Preston Lindsey, Mann, Crews,
Hi Carol

This what I have.

Bother of Joseph Woody born abt 1748 (below), Samuel, Woody, B abt 1746 at St. George's Parish Baltimore Maryland D unknown, Father & Mother; John III Woody Mary Lindley, Married; Sarah Holiday, Lived; NC., Anestral Line; John III, John II, John I, Isaac, Richard I, Woody,, Joseph, Woody, B abt 1748 in Baltimore Co., MD., D 2-?-1815 in Orange Co. NC., Father & Mother; John III Woody Mary Lindely, Married; Sarah Thompson B 1750 D 1822 dau of Samuel Thompson & Sarah Roote married in 1766, Lived; NC., Ancestral Line; John III, John II, John I, Isaac, Richard I, Woody, Joseph and Sarah had 8 or 9 children; 1 Samuel, 2 Mary, 3 John, 4 Jane, 5 Joseph, 6 Robert, 7 Ruth and 8 Joshua and possibly Patsy.

Son, Samuel, Woody, B 9-12-1770 in Orange Co., NC., D 10-22-1855 at Snow Creek, Maury Co., TN., Father & Mother; Joseph Woody Sarah Thompson, Married; Jane Holmes(Holms) B 5-18-1774 D 1-16-1855(56) Married on 5-23-1795 in Orange Co., NC., Lived; NC. and TN., Ancestral Line; Joseph, John III, John II, John I, Isaac, Richard I, Woody, Samuel and Jane had 11 children; Rachel, Sarah, Ann, Jane, Robert, Joseph, John, Samuel Willis, Moses, Arcibald, William.


You are from the TX. Woody's. If that is the Wise and Parker Co., TX. Woody's, here are some stories I have collected., William, Woody, B 12-15-1824 at Roane TN. D 7-31-1915 buried at Veal Station Cemetery, Park Co, TX, Father/ Mother Samuel Woody Hannah Woody, Married 1st Elizabeth Lydia Farmer B 9-13-1822 at Roane Co. TN. D 2-10-1879 at Veal Station Parker TX. dau of Eluah Ward Farmer and Martha Jane Preston, Married on 1-15-1846, Maried; 2nd Biddy Stewart in 1880 3rd Dorah Nix B 4-21-1883, D 9-24-1895 married on 4-21-1838, Lived; TN. & TX., Ancestral Line; Hannah/JohnIV/John III Woody,/(not proven)John II Woody/John I Woody/ Isaac Woody/ Richard I, Woody, William and Elizabeth had 7 children; 1. Joseph Looney 2. George Preston 3. Martha 4. Sallie 5. Samuel 6. Mary and 7. Millie. See note # 30.

# 30. William Woody and his wife were said to have started out from Tennessee for Texas six weeks after their first son was born, on foot with home made high top boots, a gun, quilt and a skillet. Six months later they were in Fannin Co. Texas, Hannah, Woody, B 3-30-1800 D 3-1-1878 said to be buried in the Woody cemetery NE. Parker Co. TX., Father/Mother John IV Woody and Mary (maiden name unknownown). Married Samuel Woody born 2-12-1795 married on 3-27-1817 in Roane Co. TN. Both believed to have died and buried at the Woody cemetery near Veal Station Parker Co., TX., Ancestral Line; JohnIV/John III Woody,/(not proven)John II Woody/John I Woody/ Isaac Woody/ Richard I, Woody, Hannah and Samuel had 14 children; . 1. Nancy 2. Poly Jane 3. Hugh 4. Joseph 5. William 6. Jane 7. Susannah 8. Brice 9. Elizabeth 10. James Hannah 11. Samuel 12. John 13. Abraham 14. Hiram, See entry “, Joseph, Woody, B1783” for Samuel Woody’s Ancestral line. See Notes # 31.

# 31a. Samuel (Sr) Woody and wife Hannah and some of their family left TN. for Texas with John Mann and his wife Delilah (Woody) and family in 1848 but stopped off at Cairo. Illinois for 2 years. John Mann and Delilah went from TN. down the Mississippi River, up the Red River by river boat to Shreveport, Louisiana and then by ox drawn wagons to Upshur Co. Texas and were located there in the 1850 census. The Woodys and Manns moved father west to near Fort Worth. In the fall of 1853 Samual (Jr) Woody, James Mann and Benjamin Crews explored up the West Fork of the Trinity River into what is now Wise Co. At the same time Samuel (Sr) Woody and others of the party explored into what is now Parker Co. Next spring James Mann went with Samual (Sr) Woody to Deep Creek, Wise Co. and helped him build his cabin which in 1977 was still standing and still ouned by a Woody decendent, Marion Acola., Joseph Looney, Woody, B 11-6-1846 in Roane Co. TN. D 3-12-1918 at Veal Station Parker TX, Father William Woody Mother Elizabeth Lyndia Farmer, Married; Caladonia Josephine Lindsey B 10-25-1855 in MO. married on 7-23-1873 at Veal Station Parker TX. Caladonia parents were Adam Linn Lindsey and Mary Wormington., Lived; Parker TX., Ancestral Line; William/Hannah/JohnIV/John III Woody,/(not proven)John II Woody/John I Woody/ Isaac Woody/ Richard I, Woody, Joseph and Caladonia had 10 children; 1. Martha May (Mattie) 2. Billie 3. Martin Luther 4. Elizabeth "Bessie" 5. George Quinton 6. Minnie Lee 7. Mary Ava 8. Samuel 9. Charlie Culberson and 10. William Looney. See Note # 50b.

The 1st white child bron in Ft. Worth TX. mother was a Woody., Jane, Woody, B 3-15-1827 D 1895 at Ft. Worth TX. buried at Forest Hill cemetery Ft. Worth TX., Father Samuel Woody Mother Hannah Woody, Married; George Preston Farmer in 1844 in Roane Co. TN., Lived; Texas, Ancestral Line; Hannah/JohnIV/John III Woody,/(not proven)John II Woody/John I Woody/ Isaac Woody/ Richard I, Woody, Jane and George had 9 children; Susan, Alexander, Hannah, Jacob, William Preston, Molly, Emma, Josephine and Florence. The daughter Susan was the first child born at what became Ft. Worth TX. See Note # 51.

# 51. Mrs. Jane (Woody) Farmer, widow of the late George P. Farmer, was the first white woman of Fort Worth, Texas, and her children were the first white children born here.
Mr. and Mrs. Farmer were married in 1844, and three years later, in 1847, emigrated from their native state (Tennessee) to Texas, first settling in Fannin County, where they remained two years and whence the came, in 1849, to Fort Worth. They reached here three weeks before the arrival of the soldiers.

I hope you enjoyed.

P.S. I'am decendent of the (Quaker) Woody's of NC.
# 50b. Likely Joseph Looney Woody
The famous Salt Creek fight or massacre site is near Flint Creek, close to the old Murphy station in northern Young County. The battle occurred on Monday, May 16, 1869.
Capt. Ira Graves assumed command, and with him were:
William Crow
John Lemley
George Lemley
C.L. "Shap" Carter
Jason McClain
W.C. Kutch
J.W. Gray
Henry Harrison
Rube Secris
Joe Woody
Negro Dick, a cook
The cowboys were armed with cap and ball six-shooters and were attacked by 57 painted Indians. The cowboys took their stand in a depression that drained into one of the prongs of the Salt Creek. Their position was about five miles southeast of the present city of Olney, in Young County.
William Crow was instantly killed during the early stages of the battle. According to family records, a rifle ball penetrated his head; George Lemley was wounded in the face and before the fight was over, every man was wounded, except Joe Woody and Henry Harrison.
When the Indians retreated, William Crow had been dead for several hours. S.L. "Shap" Carter had a severe arrow wound and rifle ball wound. John Lemley was mortally wounded in the stomach with an arrow. J.W. Gray had been twice shot with rifle balls, oen in the body and one in the leg. W.C. Kutch had two arrow heads in his knee and one in his shoulder. Jason McClain had been shot twice with arrows. Rube Secris had his mouth badly torn and his knee shattered. George Lemley had his face badly torn and an arrow in his shoulder. Ira Graves and negro Dick were also wounded.
Henry Harrison was sent to the Harmonson ranch according to the Harmonson family, which was several miles away near present Newcastle, Young County, Texas.
The next morning a wagon appeared with A.C. Tackett, Bob Whitten, and Theodore Miller assisting the cowboys. Messengers were dispatched for doctors from Palo Pinto County and Fort Richardson. C.L. "Shap" Carter died the next day and his death was the third victim of the battle.
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