Martha Rebecca Woodman was born about 1837, in Michigan, United States. She married Samuel Currier Derby on 3 December 1855, in Dryden, Lapeer, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Almont, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1860.
occupational name for a woodcutter or a forester (compare Woodward ), from Middle English wodeman ‘woodman’. In some instances this may be a variant of Wadman .
from the Middle English personal name Wudemann (Old English Wuduman, from wudu ‘wood’ + mann ‘man’).
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