When Martha Woodson was born about 1727, in Henrico, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, William Samuel Woodson, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Barbara Allen, was 38.
English (Yorkshire): habitational name for someone from Woodsome (a lost place in Batley), Woodsome in Farnley Tyas, or Wothersome, all in Yorkshire. The placenames derive from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + hūsum, dative plural of hūs ‘house’.
English (Yorkshire): from the Middle English personal name Ode, Odd(e) + son, with the addition of initial W-, a characteristic dialect feature in the south of Yorkshire.
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