|Posted By:||ed woodyard|
|Subject:||Re: Will of John Woodyard, 1795, Prince Wm. Co., VA|
|Post Date:||March 18, 2007 at 07:40:40|
|Forum:||Woodyard Family Genealogy Forum|
Vickie -- have not seen the deed with "love and affection" in it, so can't comment. However, the 1836 deed of transfer of the 130 acres would still have been within the family.
In John House's book Pioneers of Wood County, it notes that several members of the same family were in Wood County from 1804 to 1806; some stayed and some went west into Kentucky. (The citation from the book is on another post on this thread.)
There were Henry, Jesse & William Woodyard as well as Lewis Gregory and Edward Gambrell all buying and selling land to each other then. Also a look at the 1810 census offers clues to the relationships. That's what my previous post explains, but I'll elaborate further.
Jesse who sold to William were uncle and nephew respectively; Jesse was a son of Henry and Margaret (Martin) Woodyard, as was William's father, John Woodyard who died in Prince William County in 1795 and had married Prudence Sanders and Ann Thomas.
Henry who married Frances Robinson in Wood County in 1806 was another nephew of Jesse's, the son of Garrard and Elizabeth (Peyton) who had been in Prince William County with John (d. 1795); Garrard was another son of Henry and Margaret (Martin) who was also briefly in Wood County, but don't think was mentioned in House's book, but is in an early deed.
Lewis Gregory married Benedicter Woodyard in Wood County, niece of Jesse and sister of William.
Edward Gambrell's relationship so far has been undetermined but it's close, possibly his sister was the Katherine who was married to Jesse, probably Jesse Jr., of Wirt County. [The Jesse above may have been married to a Mary Ratliff, sister of Joseph Ratliff who lived next door to him in 1810.] Or the relationship may also have included Edward Gambrell being the stepson of Ann Thomas Woodyard Gambrell. Or he was possibly married to Susannah, a daughter of John and Ann Thomas, but he remains a mystery and a possible answer to several questions. Gambrell went into Kentucky and then into Sycamore Township, Hamilton County, Ohio from 1812-1830 and then into Hancock County, Indiana.
Which gets us back to George; there is "evidence" of both possibilities. The one thing I've found to be most unreliable in researching this family is the assertion of "tradition" and hearsay. In any event, hope you can find the "love and affection" deed; does it also mention William, James and Lewis of Wirt County? Ed