William Woodson

Male 1700 - 1785  (~ 85 years)


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  • Name William Woodson 
    Born 0___ 1700  Henrico County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Birth ~ 1709  Henrico County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died ~ 1785  Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I43330  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2015 

    Father Benjamin Lewis Woodson,   b. 12 Aug 1666, Henrico County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Aug 1723, Henrico County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Sarah Porter,   b. 0___ 1668, Henrico County, Virginia, a British Colony in North America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1730  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1700  Henrico County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Family ID F15725  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Allen,   b. 1704, (Goochland County) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1776, Stafford County, Virginia, British Colonies in America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married (Goochland County) Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Drury Woodson,   b. 1720, (Henrico County, Virginia Colony) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Cumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F15726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1700 - Henrico County, Virginia Colony Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - ~ 1709 - Henrico County, Virginia Colony Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - ~ 1785 - Cumberland County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - (Goochland County) Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • WILLIAM was born circa 1709. William died circa 1785. He married SARAH ALLEN circa 1730 (or Goochland Co., VA). Sarah was born after 1699/0.

      Cumberland Co. VA was formed from Goochland Co., VA in 1749 so William did not move.

      One VERY curious note about William and his wife, Sarah Allen. They named one of their children Shadrach. Where did this name come from, as it was not found in ancestors of William Woodson's family, but is found in the MIMS family. Robert Woodson, brother of William, had a daughter, Elizabeth who married Shadrack Mims as his 2nd wife. Elizabeth was the great grandmother of Jesse and Frank James. (The following spelled and written as in original form)

      Will of William Woodson : "To son Jesse Woodson by Deed such a part of my estate as I intended for him; remainder of my estate now in possession of Jessee Woodson to be equally divided between my grandson Drury Woodson the son of Drury and my grandson William the son of Shadrack. To Drury and William 125 acres part of tract that I give Shadrack Woodson. Drury Woodson executor One of the witnesses was Mary Woodson - The Valentine Papers list the will as Proved 27 June 1785 and dated 24 July 1784. ** GENEALOGICAL RECORDS OF BUCKINGHAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA, by Edythe R. Whitley, pub. 1984, p. 114:

      William Woodson, late of Buckingham County, now of Cumberland County, owned in fee simple 200 acres of land on the branches of Randolph's Creek in said Buckingham County. The land is now in the possession of John Bagby. Drury Woodson, son of William, claimed the land was his by reason of a gift, Jesse Woodson, another son of William, claimed his father had promised his 100 acres on the occasion of his (Jesse's) marriage. An agreement was reached between William, Drury, and Jesse. Also mentioned was Shadrach Woodson, another son of William. The agreement was signed by William Woodson on 17 March 1783. (Cumberland County Deed Book 6, p. 149)

      Children of William and Sarah Allen Woodson [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S8708] "William Woodson (abt. 1700 - bef. 1785) " biography, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Woodson-108 (without source citations.

    2. [S7199] "The Woodson Family", by nancyinternet@gmailcom, http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~unab22/woodson.htm.

    3. [S8706] "Descendants of Sarah Elizabeth Ann (Ferris) Woodson (1646-1716", registry, http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Ferris-Des.

    4. [S12271] "Sarah (Woodson) Roundtree (1734 - aft. 1797)", Biography, Ancestors & Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Woodso.