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William Woody

Male - Abt 1817


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  • Name William Woody 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1817  Lincoln County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3056  Our Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2007 

    Family 1 Lucy Barnet 
    Married Bef 1765 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Woody
     2. Biddy Woody,   b. 21 Jan 1765, Goochland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F1366  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Jane Small 
    Married Bef 1817 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Woody,   b. Abt 1785, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nancy Woody,   b. Abt 1786, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Wooddy,   b. 29 Aug 1792, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1881, probably Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. William Banks Woody,   b. Abt 1800, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jane Woody,   b. Bef 1817, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F1389  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Will of William Woody
      written 16 July 1814, proven 5 May 1817

      Lincoln County, Tennessee

      I William Woody of the County of Lincoln and State of Tennessee, being weak in body but of a perfect and sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form as followeth:

      First, I give my soul to God who gave it to me, and my body to the earth to be decently buried and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jane Woody the whole of the tract of land whereon I now live, houses, household furniture and appertenances thereunto belonging during her widowhood.  I likewise give and bequeath unto my wife all my stock of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs during her widowhood.  My will and desire is in case my wife marry again I give devise and bequeath the said tract of land that is given to her during her widowhood to my son William Banks Woody, his heirs and assigns forever.

      I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife in case she marry again, the third part of all my stocks of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs that may be left at the time of such marriage to her her heirs and assigns forever.  The balance of the said household furniture I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Woody excepting one bed and furniture I give and bequeath unto my son William B. Woody their heirs and assigns forever.  The balance of the said stocks of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs and all other personal estated I give, devise and bequeath unto my son William B. Woody and to my daughter Jane Woody to be equally divided between them at the time of the marriage of my wife if such a event should happen.

      In case my wife should not marry al the land that is willed to her during her widowhood, at her death, I give, devise and bequeath the said land to my son William Banks Woody his heirs and assigns forever also all the personal estate of every kind that may be left at the death of my wife.  I give, devise and bequeath unto my son William Banks Woody and to my daughter Jane Woody to be divided between them in the same manner as provided in this will in case my wife marry again.  My desire is in case either my son William B. Woody or my daughter Jane Woody departs that life without having lawful heirs of their body then the estate given to them by this will shall go to the survivor or the one that out lives the others all the rest of my children Sarah Hilton, Biddy Huff, Betsy Buchanan, John Woody and Nancy Fulington, I have gave as much as I intend to give them.

      I do hereby appoint my wife Jane Woody Executrix and my son John Woody and son in law James Buchanan, Executors to this my last Will and Testament.

      Given under my hand and seal this Sixteenth day of July Eighteen hundred fourteen.

      Teste:                                                                                         his 
Henry Featherston                                                          William X Woody 
Alexander Morton                                                                    mark 
W. Williams

      *************************************************************************************

      from
      Dave Woody
      to
      Spiddy Wells ,
      date
      Dec 9, 2007 2:07 PM
      subject
      Re: William Woody, died TN 1817


      Hi Tara,
       
      I don't know how much Roger Logan, the author of the 1981 article in the Boone County Historian, knew about William Woody, but he knew William was from VA. Two of the daughters of William mentioned in his will were Biddy Huff and Sarah Hilton. Both Biddy & Sarah were married in 1786 in Henry Co., VA by William Lovell. (Abstracts of Henry Co. Marriage Bonds 1778-1849 by Virginia Anderson),. Also noted is the Dec 16, 1783 marriage of William Woody to Jean Small by John Newman.
       
      In The Douglas Register that the Rev. William Douglas keep 1750-1797 in Goochland Co., VA, the birth & baptism of Biddy Woodie are noted: b. Jan 21, 1765, bap. Aug 28, 1765. Father was William Woodie. Mother was Lucy Barnet.  You can read more about the Douglas Register and all the Woody's mentioned above at my Woody Family Roots site (Address below).  I believe that William was the brother of Henry, the subject of that web site. Henry moved to Franklin Co., VA (adjacent to Henry Co.) about the time that the above events were occurring.
       
      Thanks again for the transcription.

      Best regards, Dave Woody
      McCaffrey, McCorkle, Short & Woody Family Roots
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dwoody/
      Woody DNA Project Administrator
      http://worldfamilies.net/surnames/w/woody/index.html
       
      PS. If you know of any male Woody's from this line, or if any should ever contact you, please tell them about the Woody DNA project. Their DNA might be very interesting.
       
      D.

      *************************************************************
      Dave Woody
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dwoody/woody/index.htm
      noted 12 December 2007

      “The Reverend William Douglas married Henry Woody and Susannah Martin in Dover Church, St. James Northam Parish, Goochland County, Virginia on January 13, 1761. He also baptized their son John on August 28 , 1765. Martin, another son of Henry was born in 1758. This suggests a previous marriage for Henry, possibly to a sister of Susannah. The record of Rev. Douglas' ministry is one of the few documents that have survived in Virginia's "Black Hole" of genealogy. Many of the records of this area were destroyed by invading armies in the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
      Other Woodys that were recorded in the Douglas Register as being married or baptized:

    Biddie Woodie, daughter of William Woodie & Lucy Barnet; b. Jan 21, 1765, bap. Aug 28, 1765. (In 1786 a Biddy Woody married James Huff in Henry County, Virginia.)
          Mourning Woody, "a young woman", bap. Apr 8, 1772
          Mourning Woody married Alexr. Ross, Nov 6, 1772.
          Eliz. Woody married Will. Nichols, Mar 6, 1774.
          Edward Johnson, daughter of Jean Woodie & Townell (Daniel?) Johnson; b. Jan 28, 1760, bap. Sep 8,1761.
          Martha Woody, daughter of Ursley Woody, born Mar 28, 1757, baptized Apr 26, 1761. (On Jun 15, 1761, Martha was indentured to to Nicholas & Sisley Owen until she was 18.)
       
           It is highly probably that the William Woodie, noted above was a brother of Henry. Each had a child that was baptized on exactly the same date at exactly the same place. In 1817, William died in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Two of the daughters named in William's will were Biddy Huff and Sarah Hilton. In 1786, Biddy and Sarah were both married in Henry County, Virginia. Henry County is adjacent to Franklin County, the home of Henry Woody. Also, it is very possible that the George Woody that was married in Franklin County, Virginia to Ratchel Mitchell, on Feb 13, 1797, was a son of Henry or William. However, no compelling evidence has been found to link Henry or William to any of the Woodys mentioned in other records.  Perhaps the best clue is that in 1740, a John Woody was granted 375 acres adjacent to James Johnson on Byrd Creek in Goochland County. In 1751, this property was in Albemarle County and John sold it to John Howard.”

  • Sources 
    1. [S693] "Some Descendants of William Woody of Virginia and Lincoln Co., Tennessee", Roger V. Logan.


 
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