Colonel John Woodward

Brief Life History of John

When Colonel John Woodward was born on 19 February 1681, in British Colonial America, his father, Dr. Henry Woodward, was 34 and his mother, Mary Godfrey Davis, was 31. He married Elizabeth Stanyarne on 11 May 1702, in Charleston, Carolina, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 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, 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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Colonel John Woodward
1681–1726
Elizabeth Stanyarne
1686–1742
Marriage: 11 May 1702
Mary Woodward
1703–1743
Anne Woodward
1725–
Elizabeth Woodward
1704–1707
Elizabeth Woodward
1705–1760
John Woodward
1707–
Richard Woodward
1709–1738
Henry Woodward
1711–1712
James Woodward
1715–1716
Sarah Woodward
1717–1718
Elizabeth Woodward
1719–
Thomas Woodward
1722–1737
James Woodward
1727–1730

Sources (23)

  • Richard Woodward in the Family Data Collection - Births
  • Richard Woodward in the Family Data Collection - Marriages
  • John Woodward, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (1)

1721 · Incorporated as a Royal Colony

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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a forester employed to look after the trees and game in a forest, Middle English woodward (from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + weard ‘guardian, protector’).

History: Henry Woodward emigrated from England in 1635 and settled first in Dorchester, MA, and subsequently in Northampton, MA. He had many prominent descendants. Another Henry Woodward, born c. 1646 in the British West Indies, was the first English settler in SC (1664).

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

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