John Woodson

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  • Name John Woodson 
    Nickname Washtub John 
    Born 0___ 1632  Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I43317  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2015 

    Father John Woodson, The Immigrant,   b. 0___ 1586, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1644, Charles City County, Colony of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Sarah Isabelle Winston,   b. 0___ 1590, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1659, Henrico County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married (Dorchester, Dorset, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Family ID F15720  Group Sheet

    Family unnamed spouse 
    Married Y  [2
    Children 
     1. John Woodson,   b. Bef 1663, Virginia, British Colonies of North America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 May 1700, Henrico County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     2. Robert Woodson
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F15723  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • JOHN WOODSON2

      John2 Woodson has been generally accepted as the son of John and Sarah Woodson of Flowerdew Hundred and Piercey's Hundred. He may have been born about 1632. John was listed among the tithables living at "Curles" in Henrico County on 2, June 1679. It is interesting to note that, while the brother, John and Robert, had not been identified as Mister in the list of tithables of 1679, they were so identified in their land patents. None of the Woodson men of that time were literate; however, they were substantial citizens and respected planters. He was further listed as one of forty men who were ordered by the court to "fitt out men horse and arms" according to the Act of the Assembly. He was credited with three tithables and John Woodson, Jr., his son, was credited with two.

      John married about 1660, but the name of his wife and the mother of his children is not known. It's possible that Mary Plesants was the mother of his children. He apparently married a second time to Sarah Browne, the widow of John Browne. When she made her will, she left her personal property to the children of her first marriage.

      John died in 1684. He made his will on 20, August 1684 and his son, John3, presented it in court on 1, October 1684. In his will he named his brother Robert's four youngest children.

      Mrs. Sarah Browne Woodson, widow, took it upon herself to operate the ferry that her son, Jeremiah Browne, has contracted to maintain. She informed the court in 1690 that it was she, who had kept the ferry, and she was entitled to the county levy. She paid 2000 pounds of tobacco yearly until her death for keeping the ferry. Sarah Woodson, widow, was credited with 650 acres of land in the quit rents rolls of 1704 for Henrico County. She wrote her will on 24, February 1701 and her daughter, Temperance Farrar, was granted probate of the will on 1, November, 1704 in Henrico County.

      Children of John Woodson2 and his 1st wife (unknown):

      1. John Woodson3, born before 1663 in Virginia

      2. Robert Woodson, whose later whereabouts or children, after he was named in his father's will, are unknown. Had two children: Jane and Samuel. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5000] http://webpages.charter.net/pepbaker/woodson.htm.

    2. [S7198] "The Woodson Family, by JC OWard, jc.oward@yahoo.com,.

    3. [S7196] http://famouskin.com/family_group.php?name=15203+jesse+james&ahnum=369.

    4. [S11351] "Sarah Isabelle Woodson (Winston)", biography, https://www.geni.com/people/Sarah-Woodson/6000000002723313401, retrieved,.

    5. [S11408] "JOHN WOODSON of FLOWERDEW PLANTATION, VIRGINIA", biography with maps, photos & references, http://webpages.charter.net/.