Col. John Woodward

19 February 1681–7 January 1726 (Age 44)
Georgia, British Colonial America

The Life of John

When Col. John Woodward was born on 19 February 1681, in Georgia, British Colonial America, his father, Dr. Henry Woodward, was 34 and his mother, Mary Godfrey, was 31. He married Elizabeth Stanyarne on 11 May 1702, in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. In 1717, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as member, commons house of assembly. He died on 7 January 1726, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, British Colonial America, at the age of 44, and was buried in Saint Helenas Episcopal Churchyard, Beaufort, Beaufort, South Carolina, United States.

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Col. John Woodward
Elizabeth Stanyarne
Marriage: 11 May 1702
Mary Woodward
Anne Woodward
Elizabeth Woodward
John Woodward
Richard Woodward
Henry Woodward
James Woodward
Sarah Woodward
Elizabeth Woodward
Thomas Woodward
James Woodward

Spouse and Children

11 May 1702
Charleston, South Carolina, United States



    Elizabeth Woodward


    John Woodward


    Richard Woodward


    Henry Woodward


+6 More Children

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World Events (1)

1721 · Incorporated as a Royal Colony

Age 40

On May 29, 1721, Sir Francis Nicholson is appointed as the Royal Governor of South Carolina by King George I.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a forester employed to look after the trees and game in a forest, Middle English woodward (from the Old English elements mentioned at 2). 2. perhaps also from an Old English personal name Wuduweard, composed of the elements wudu ‘wood’ + weard ‘guardian’, ‘protector’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Woodward in entry for James Woodward, "New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970"
  • John Woodward in entry for Elizabeth Stanyarne, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • John Woodward in entry for Elizabeth Stanyarne, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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