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Posted by: Karen Cotter (ID *****8605) Date: May 02, 2002 at 21:47:23
  of 2081

I finished the transcription and proofread it but being fallible, there still might be transcription errors. See if you can unravel the information. I only transcribed it and know very little more about these families. There are many researchers on WorldConnect who have additional information but may or may not agree with the following information.


GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine
Volume V
Thompson – Yates (and Appendix)
Indexed by Robert and Catherine Barnes
Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1982

Rubberstam: Albemarle County Historical Society, Charlottesville, VA 22901


In the Richmond Standard for January 17, 1880, an article appeared on the Woodson Family, prepared by Mr. R. A. Brock, of Richmond city, from data furnished him by various correspondents. The editor proposes to publish a new account based as far as practicable on the county records and other contemporary authorities, giving dates, etc. But it is fair to say that Mr. Brock’s account, though apparently chiefly traditional, and without dates, has been found so trustworthy that, where the editor has found nothing in conflict with the statement, he has reprinted Mr. Brock’s statement just as he has found it, indicating the same by quotations.

In the census of the inhabitants for Virginia taken in 1625, 1 JOHN WOODSON and Sarah his wife are mentioned as living at Flower de Hundred, or as it was sometimes called, Piersey’s Hundred, on the south side of James River, in what is now Prince George county. They came to Virginia in the ship George in the year 1619. (Hotten’s Emigrants to Virginia.)

According to tradition, John Woodson came from Devonshire. Owing to the loss of records, we have nothing further till about 1679, when 2 ROBERT WOODSON and 3 JOHN WOODSON, brothers, appear among the tithables of Curls, a plantation on the north side of James River, above Flower de Hundred. Presumably they were sons of John Woodson and Sarah his wife.

According to his deposition, 2 ROBERT WOODSON was born in 1634. “He married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Ferris.”. There is a grant of land, 21 October, 1687, to Mr. Robert Woodson, Mr. Richard Ferris, Mr. Giles Carter, William Ferris and Rober Comins for 1785 acres, at White Oak Swamp, on north

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side of James River, in the James River, in the parish of Varina. Issue: 4 JOHN, 5 ROBERT, 6 RICHARD, 7 JOSEPH, 8 BENJAMIN, 9 “ELIZABETH”, married William Lewis. In 1707, Robert Woodson, Sr., of Henrico, made a deed to his grandsons, William and Joseph Lewis. There is a nuncupative will of William Lewis, who mentions his sons William and Joseph, names wife Adding, perhaps second wife. 10 SARAH married Edward Moseley. In 1689, Robert Woodson made a deed to daughter SARAH, wife of Edward Moseley. 11 MARY married George Payne, and had (1) JOSIAS, born October 30, 1705, (2) GEORGE, born November 21, 1707, (3) ROBERT, born November 16, 1709, (4) JOHN, born December 4, 1713. (Douglas Register). “JUDITH married William Cannon.” The Cannon family must not be confounded with Kennon family, sometimes pronounced Cannon. John Woodson, Sr., names in his will (1684) the four youngest sons of his brother Robert, viz., Robert, Richard, Joseph and Benjamin, and also cousin John Woodson. Cousin meant nephew in the seventeenth century.

4 JOHN WOODSON (Robert, John) was the “cousin” (nephew) John Woodson named in the will of John Woodson, Sr. He was a merchant and married Judith, daughter of Stephen Tarleton, of New Kent county.

Charles Van der Veer Woodson wrote to Mr. Brock that he had a looking-glass framed in walnut, which bears the following inscription: “This glass belonged to Stephen Tarleton, who was my great-grandfather, and died in the year 1687. I have had the present frame put on it this 14th of December, 1794. – Charles Woodson.” In 1712, Judith Woodson relinquished her dower rights in land deeded by her husband, John Woodson, merchant, of the parish and county of Henrico. He made his will in 1715, and was dead in 1716. Issue: 13 TARLETON, 14 JOHN, 15 ROBERT, JR., 16 JOSIAH, 17 STEPHEN, 18 JACOB, 19, JUDITH, “married Stephen Cox.” The will of Stephen Cox was proved in Cumberland January 5, 1743, and names wife Judith and children STEPHEN, WILLIAM, JOSIAH and JUDITH. 20 ELIZABETH, married “John Pleasants (Note by transcriber: later corrected to “Joseph Pleasants) of Pickanockie.”

The will of 14 JOHN WOODSON (approved in Goochland May 21, 1754) mentions the land his father, John Woodson, gave to his children, John, Robert, Josiah, Stephen, Judith and Elizabeth Woodson.

13 TARLETON WOODSON (John, Robert, John) made a deed

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in 1721 in Henrico county to William Randolph for land conveyed by Nathaniel Bacon to his grandfather, Robert Woodson, in 1674. In 1735 he presented in Henrico court an account of his deceased father’s estate. “He married Ursula, daughter of Charles Fleming, of New Kent county.” His will was dated in Chesterfield county December 4, 1761, and names six children, 21 CHARLES, 22 TARLETON, 23 SUSANNA PLEASANTS, married “John Pleasants of Henrico”. 24 SARAH TERRILL, “wife of Henry Terrill.” 25 MARY PLEASANTS, married “John Pleasants, of Henrico.” 26 JUDITH CHEADLE, married ‘Thomas Cheadle,” had issue GEORGE, named in will of father.

21 CHARLES WOODSON (Tarleton, John, Robert, John) “married, first, Mary, daughter of John Pleasants, whose second wife was Mary, daughter sister of said Charles Woodson; married, second, Agnes, widow of Samuel Richardson and daughter of Joseph Parsons. Issue by Mary Pleasants. 27 CHARLES married Ann Trotter and had issue, (1) ANN (2) SARAH, (3) MARY, (4) ELIZABETH. Issue by Agnes Parsons, 28 GEORGE, married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Friend. Issue, (1) MARGARET, (2) CAROLINE, (3) CHARLES F., married Ann Thomas, daughter of Dr. Goodridge Watson, Sr. of Prince Edward County, and moved to Missouri. 29 TARLETON, 30 FREDERICK, captain First Virginia State Regiment. 31 AGNES, married John Ellyson 22 SARAH, married James Clark. She afterwards married Archibald Bolling, of Campbell Co., 33 CAROLINE MATILDA married Thomas Fleming Bates, and had (1) EDWARD BATES, attorney-general United States from Missouri. (2) FREDERICK, (3) JAMES WOODSON, (4) TARLETON, (5) CHARLES, (6) FLEMING. 34 URSULA married Francis Luddington.

22 TARLETON WOODSON (Tarleton, John, Robert, John) “served as major in the Continental line during the Revolution. He was made prisoner by the enemy in New York, where, as stated, he married. After the war he settled in Prince Edward county, which he frequently represented in the Legislature. He also served as major-general in the State Militia. He married Anne Van der Veer, of New York, and had issue, CHARLES, born 1781; died 1838; major in the war of 1812. Married Nancy Jackson, of Prince Edward county, and had issue, MARY THOMPSON, who married Nathaniel Venable; TARLETON, FREDERICK, CHARLES VAN de VEER, ANNE VAN der VEER, ELIZABETH JACKSON (to be Continued)

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21 CHARLES WOODSON, son of Tarleton Woodson and Ursula Fleming, “married, second, Agnes, widow of Samuel Richardson and daughter of Joseph Parsons.” Confirmatory is a deed of Charles Woodson and Agnes his wife, recorded in Henrico in 1746, relating to land devised to Agnes by Samuel Richardson, her then husband; Charles Woodson, heir-at-law of Tarleton Woodson, late of Chesterfield, deceased, and Tarleton Woodson, of Goochland, brother of said Charles, and second son of said Tarleton, deeded land in Goochland in 1764.

14 JOHN WOODSON (John, Robert, John), son of John Woodson and Judith Tarleton, was a resident in Goochland county. In 1741, John Woodson, Gent., aged forty-six, deposed in Goochland that in 1729 he went in company with Capt. Richland; that he surveyed 800 acres on the south side of the South Fork, and Capt. Cocke offered 400 acres thereof to his nephew, John Cocke, if he would come and live on the land. But John Cocke declined, and thereupon, at the request of Capt. Cocke, William Cannon paid the survey, and went and dwelt on the land. In 1724, he was made assistant surveyor of Henrico county under Capt. Francis Eppes. In 1732, he was commissioned as sheriff of Goochland, and in 1739 he is mentioned as “Major Woodson.”. He married Susannah (the widow of John Bates, of York County), who appears to have been a daughter of Charles and Susannah Fleming, of New Kent. He made his will January 3, 1748, and died May 21, 1754, and being childless, he left all his property to his wife Susannah. The will of his wife was proved in Goochland November 15, 1757, and names sons Charles, Fleming, John and James Bates, and daughter Hannah Easley.

15 ROBERT WOODSON (John, Robert, John), Calls himself

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Robert Woodson, Jr., of St. James Parish, Goochland county, in his will proved June 17, 1729 (dated 12 April, 1729). He names wife Sarah “Womack,” and brother Josiah and sister Elizabeth; wife Sarah, friend Thomas Randolph, and William Womack executors, He left no issue.

16 JOSIAH WOODSON (John, Robert, John) resided in Goochland county, where his will was proved November 16, 1736; names wife Mary “Royall” and children, 33 JOHN, to whom the “plantation where I now reside bequeathed to me by my father, John Woodson, deceased,” 34 JOSEPH, to whom tract purchased of Joseph Parsons; 35 ELIZABETH; mentions money due from Col. Thomas Randolph’s estate, and brothers Tarleton and John Woodson.

17 STEPHEN WOODSON, also brother of Tarleton Woodson, lived in Goochland county, made his will 21 February, 1735, which was proved November 16, 1736. He names wife Elizabeth “Branch,” and children, 36 MATTHEW, 37 ELIZABETH, and mentions his brothers John and Josiah Woodson, and makes them and Joseph Parsons executors. He had also 38 STEPHEN WOODSON, and there is a bond of Matthew Woodson to his brother Stephen in 1762. He married Lucy Farrar, May 9, 1758, and had MARY, born October 27, 1760.

36 MATTHEW WOODSON, son of 17 Stephen Woodson, married November 28, 1753, Elizabeth Le Villain, daughter of John Le Villain (will made in 1765) and Phillippa his wife.* Issue: (1) JOHN STEPHEN, born August 17, 1757, married Anna Woodson, daughter of Col. John Woodson. (2) ELIZABETH, born May 12, 1759, married Josiah Woodson in 1778. (3) SAMUEL, born July 24, 1761. (4) FRANCIS, born October 22, 1764. (5) JACOB, born May 25, 1766. (6) PHILIP, born August 7, 1767. (7) DANIEL, born April 29, 1769.

18 JACOB WOODSON, another son of John Woodson and Judith Tarleton, resided in Henrico county, where he made his will July 4, 1726. It was proved August 5, 1728. He had no issue,
*John Le Villain, whose full name was John Peter Le Villain, married Phillippa Dupuy, daughter of Barthomomew Dupuy, and sister of Martha Chastain (wife of Stephen Chastain). John Le Villain was son of Jean Le Villain, a French Huguenot, who states in his will, proved in 1746, that he was “natiff de Iesy en casse Normandie.”. Names sons John, Peter, Anthony, daughter Susanna Dupuy and goddaughter Olimpe Dupuy.

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but devised to his brothers Josiah and Stephen land at the mouth of Genitoe Creek, in Goochland, formerly in possession of John Woodson, deceased, and devised by his will dated 25 November, 1715, to his son Jacob. Tarleton, John, Robert and Jacob Woodson, executors of the will of John Woodson, deceased, sued Matthew Ligon, executor of Richard Ligon in Henrico, May Court, 1724.

5 ROBERT WOODSON (Robert, John) lived in Henrico, though he owned lands in Goochland. In his will he calls himself Robert Woodson, Sr., to distinguish himself from his nephew Robert Woodson, Jr. His will was made July 6, 1729, and recorded in Henrico court February, 1729. It names sons 39 STEPHEN (Stephen Woodson, of Henrico, who married Mary Woodson, daughter of 7 Joseph Woodson, and died in 1761); 40 JOSEPH, to whom land in Goochland; 41 ROBERT, to whom land in Goochland; 42 JONATHAN; 43 ELIZABETH; 44 SARAH; 45 JUDITH. According to the Standard he had by Sarah Lewis: STEPHEN, JOSEPH, who married Elizabeth Mattox: ROBERT left no issue; ELIZABETH, married John Povall; SARAH married Joseph Parsons, and MARY died unmarried; AGNES, married Richard Williamson, and by Rachel Watkins he had ELIZABETH, married John Knight; JUDITH, married John Cooke, “mother of all the money-making Cookes.” The will of John Knight was proved in Lunenburg March 12, 1772 and names wife Elizabeth, children PETER, WILLIAM, JOSEPH, RACHEL, JOHN, JONATHAN, CHARLES, WOODSON, MARY LEA AND LUCY COOKE. Witnesses, Miller Woodson and Thomas Jeffres.

40 JOSEPH WOODSON (Robert, Robert, John) married Elizabeth Mattox, and had issue, 46 JOSEPH WOODSON, who married Elizabeth Parsonns, and had issue (1) FREDERICK, (2) ROBERT, (3) WILLIAM, (4) MILNER, (5) GEORGE, (6) SARAH, (7) MARY. 47 WILLIAM WOODSON, married Mildred Redford, and had issue (1) JOHN, (2) WILLIAM, (3) RICHARD, (4) ELIZABETH, (5) SARAH.” (Transcriber Note: There is a correction/addition to this posting later)

6 RICHARD WOODSON (Robert, John) married Ann Smith, daughter of Obadiah Smith. He made a deed in 1729 to James Hambleton for land in Henrico, part of a tract granted to Robert Woodson in October, 1704 According to the account by Mr. Brock in the Standard, he had 48 RICHARD, married Ann, daughter of Abraham Michaux, a Huguenot refugee. 49 OBADIAH married

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Constance, daughter of John Watkins, the tray-maker. 50 JOHN married daughter of of Thomas Anderson, of Henrico. 51 ELIZABETH married, first, Thomas Morton; second Edmond Goode. “The descendants of this marriage and of Joseph Morton, who married Agnes Woodson, are numerous. From the first are Maj. James Morton of Bordeaux, France, and others. From the last were William H. Watkins, of Charlotte county, Judge Joseph Venable, of Kentucky, and John R. Edmunds, of Halifax county, Va. 52 JUDITH married Jacob Michaux. 53 MARY married Richard Freeman. 54 AGNES married Joseph Morton.”

48 RICHARD WOODSON (Richard, Robert, John) and Anne (Michaux) Woodson had (1) “AGNES, married Francis Watkins, clerk of Prince Edward county; ancestor of Henry E. Watkins, of Prince Edward, father of Judge F. N., Dr. Joseph, of Ben Lomond, Goochland, and Dr. Frank Ben. Watkins, late of Richmond, now of Rochester, N. Y. (2) ELIZABETH, married Nathaniel Venable (ancestor of Col. Samuel Woodson Venable, Richard N. Venable, member of Virginia Convention of 1829-’30, Abraham B. Venable).”

7 JOSEPH WOODSON (Richard, John)(Transcriber’s note: Says Richard, means Robert, John. Richard was not a son of the patriarch, John Woodson) married Mary, daughter of John Woodson (John, John), and Mary Tucker, his wife, orphan of Samuel Tucker, whose widow Jane married John Pleasants, of Curls, before 1680. (Henrico Records.) Mary Woodson, his mother-in-law, died in Henrico county in 1710, and names in her will the “child of my daughter Mary, wife of my son Joseph.” “Issue: 55 MARY, who married Stephen Woodson; 56 JUDITH, who married Charles Christian; 57 MARTHA, married John Cannon; 58 TUCKER.” There is a deed of John Cannon and Martha, his wife, of Buckingham to David Ross, of Goochland.”

58 TUCKER WOODSON (Joseph, Robert, and John) lived in Goochland, and married, first, Sarah Hughes, daughter of Robert Hughes (Robert Hughes’ will proved in Cumberland, 1752), and had (1) TUCKER, (2) SAMUEL, (3) ROBERT, (4) JOSEPH, (5) JANE.” In 1760, Tucker Woodson made a deed of gift to his daughter Jane who married Robert Lewis of the Byrd. Tucker Woodson married, second, October 14, 1751, Mary, daughter of Wade Netherland, of Cumberland county, and had issue named in her brother’s will, (6) SARAH, born September 22, 1764, married William Macon, (7) WADE, (8) JOHN PLEASANTS, born May

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21, 1766; (9) BENJAMIN, born August 21, 1768; (10) HENRY MACON, born March 22, 1770. Besides these there was (11) TARLETON, named in Brock’s account.

“WADE WOODSON, son of 58 Tucker Woodson, married Mary Harris, of Powhatan county, daughter of Col. John Harris, and his wife, Obedience, daughter of Thomas Turpin and Mary Jefferson, sister of the President; another daughter of Col. Harris, named Judith, married John Crittenden, of Kentucky, and was mother of John J. Crittenden of Kentucky, United States senator, etc. From Tucker Woodson it is believed were descended Gov. Silas Woodson, of Missouri, Samuel Hughes Woodson, member of Congress from Kentucky, 1821-1825, and Judge Tucker Woodson, of Nicholasville, son of the last.”

(To be Continued)


(Additions and Corrections to last two instalments.) *
*For pp 254, 255, 256, 46 and 47 see pp. 534, 535, 536, 539, and 540, this volume.

Vol IX., p. 254. According to tradition John Woodson came for Dorsetshire and his wife from Devonshire.

Page 255. 20 ELIZABETH WOODSON, daughter of 4 John Woodson, married Joseph Pleasants, of Pickanockie (not JOHN PLEASANTS)

Page 256, last paragraph, should be rewritten so as to read as follows:

29 TARLETON WOODSON (Charles, Tarleton, John, Robert, John) (Drops him down a generation and assigns his father as Charles Woodson, son of Tarleton, etc.) “served as major in the Continental line during the Revolution. He was made prisoner,” etc. He married Ann Van de Veer, of the State of New York, and had two sons, (1) CHARLES, born 1781, died 1838; major in the war of 1812, and (2) TARLETON. He married, secondly, Ann Friend, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Friend, of Chesterfield. (Marriage bond in Chesterfield 1794.) His son CHARLES married Nancy Jackson, of Prince Edward county, and had issue MARY THOMPSON, who married Nathaniel Venable, TARLETON, FREDERICK, CHARLES VAN de VEER, ANNE VAN De VEER and ELIZABETH JACKSON.

Vol. X., page 46. Strike out paragraph beginning with “40 JOSEPH WOODSON,” and insert “40 JOSEPH WOODSON (Robert, Robert, John) married Elizabeth Mattox, and had issue one son 46 JOSEPH of Genitoe, who married Mildred Redford January 2, 1770 (QUARTERLY, Vol VII., for marriage bond, p. 103), and six daughters, SALLY, who married Jesse Ellis March 9, 1763; MOLLY, married Thomas Woodson; JUDITH, married Jonathan Knight, of Lunenburg February 24, 1757; ANN, married Archer Pledge (marriage bond 1775); URSULA, who married William

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Pledge, on May 28,1775, AGNES, who married Pleasant Turner (marriage bond 1781), and SUSANNA, who married in 1784 Perrin Redford. Probably ELIZABETH, who married in 1771 William Jordan, was another daughter (QUARTERLY, VII, 106). 46 JOSEPH WOODSON, son of 40 JOSEPH WOODSON had issue by Midred Redford, (1) ROBERT, (2) WILLIAM, (3) JOSEPH, (4) MILNER, (5) EDWARD, (60) GEORGE , (7) FREDERICK, and daughters (8) MARY, married William Dormer, (9) ELIZABETH, (10) “SARAH.”

Page 47. 53 MARY, daughter of 6 RICHARD WOODSON, married Richard Trueman (not Freeman as printed.

Page 47, Third Paragraph should be rewritten so as to read as follows: 7 JOSEPH WOODSON (still shows Richard, John which is incorrect. Richard was not the son of the patriarch John Woodson, but Robert was) married JANE (not Mary), daughter of John Woodson (John, John) and Mary Tucker, his wife, orphan of Samuel Tucker, whose widow Jane married John Pleasants of Curls before 1680. In her will, proved in Henrico county, in 1709, Jane Pleasants names her graddaughter Jane Woodson and grandsons Joseph, Benjamin and Tucker Woodson. And in her will proved in Henrico August 1, 1710, Mary Woodson, daughter of Jane Pleasants names daughter Jane and grandson John Woodson, son of daughter Jane, granddaughter Mary, daughter of daughter Jane, grandson Joseph, son of daughter Jane, and grandson Sanborne, child of my daughter Mary, wife of my son Joseph

7 JOSEPH WOODSON died in Goochland county, and names in his will roved October 15, 1735 55 MARY (who married “Stephen Woodson”), 56 JUDITH (who married “Charles Christian”), 57 MARTHA, who married “John Cannon”, 58 TUCKER. In 1761 the last will of Stephen Woodson was proved in Henrico by Mary his wife, and in 1766 John Cannon and Martha his wife, of Buckingham, made a deed to David Ross, of Goochland.

Mrs. Mary C. Benagh, late of Birmingham, Ala., furnishes the editor with the following list of the childen of Agnes Parsons (IX., p. 256) taken from the Bible of Judge Barton Bates, of St. Louis.

1 GEORGE RICHARDSON, born June 10, 1740; 2 SAMUEL RICHARDSON, born November 20, 1741; 3 AGNES PARSONS WOODSON, married John Ellyson, she born Dec. 14, 1745; 4 GEORGE WOODSON, married Sarah Friend, and he born May 4, 1747; 5 SARAH WOODSON, married first James Clark, married second Archibald Bolling; born August 4, 1749 6 CAROLINE MATILDA WOODSON, married Thomas Fleming Bates, she born October 17, 1751; 7 TARLETON WOODSON, married Miss Van Deveer, of New Yoir, he born March 18, 1754; 8 FREDERICK WOODSON, never married, born March 24, 1756; 9 URSULA WOODSON, married Travers Luddington, she born January 30, 1760.

Mrs. Benagh adds: “My children and the Bates Family came from this Agnes Parsons. My children came from Agnes Parsons and Samuel Richadson and the Bates from Agnes Parsons and second husband, Charles Woodson. I hold a copy of a letter written by Agnes Parsons to her daughter Caroline Matilda Bates, mother of Edward Bates, of Missouri. “31st 5 month 1778” signed “thy loveing mother Agnes Woodson.” I have a copy of a letter written by Sarah Woodson Clark from

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Greenock, Scotland, to her sister Caroline Matilda Bates, dated March 22, 1774. These letters were sent by Judge Barton Bates and Tarleton Woodson Clark.

“William Pope Dabney and his brother, Prof. Robert Dabney, who died at Sewanee, Tenn., came from Charles Woodson and Mary Pleasants. George William Benagh, my late husband was professor of Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Astronomy in University of Alabama. Landon C. Garland was president at the time. My husband was preparing text-books in high mathematics at the time of his death.”

There is a deed dated in 1783, recorded in Chesterfield county, from Charles Woodson to his son George, for the place in Chesterfield generally called Toms, and bounded by the land of Robert Elam, James Dixon and John Baugh, the proprietors of the land known by the name of “Roxdale,” formerly purchased by Tarleton Woodson, father of Charles, of John Soans on August 21, 1727. Witnessed by Ben Harris, Tarleton Woodson and Frederick Woodson, Jr. Roxdale or “Roche Dale Hundred” was part of the settlement of Sir Thomas Dale in 1613. It was generally called Neck of Land in Charles City, and now it is known as Jones’ Neck.

Charles, the son of George Woodson, married Anne Wilson. Left issue sons GEORGE and GOODRICH, daughters SARAH, married to Julian Bates (son of Edward Bates), JULIA, married to Isaac Newton Stoutameyer, and MARY, married to William Alexander Harris.

33 COL. JOHN WOODSON (Josiah, John, Robert, John) was vestryman of Goochland in 1756. He married Dorothea Randolph on October 14, 1751, daughter of Col. Isham Randolph, of Dungenness, and sister of Jane Randolph, mother of President Thomas Jefferson. He died December 2, 1789, and she died February 2, 1794. Rev. William Douglas, in his Register, says he baptized twelve of his children and married four. Issue mentioned in Register, (1) JANE, married October 12, 1777, John Stephen Woodson, son of 36 MATTHEW WOODSON, (2) ELIZABETH born November, 1756, married John Cheadle, (3) JOSIAH, aged twenty, married Elizabeth Woodson, aged nineteen, on December 3, 1778, and had issue, daughters MARY, ELIZABETH, CAROLINE and MARTHA, (4) ISHAM, born September, 1759, died unmarried, (5) SUSANNAH, born June 26, 1761, married Isham Railey, of Chesterfield (marriage bond, 1784, QUARTERLY), (6) JOHN, born February 28, 1763, married Mary Anderson on March 30, 1786, and had issue ISHAM, RICHARD and daughters (7) MARTHA, born July 6, 1764, married Thomas Railey, (8) JUDITH, born February 16, 1767, married William Railey, (9) SARAH, born Novem-

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ber 14, 1770, married Philip Woodson, son of Martha Woodson (10) MARY, married Col. Nat. G. Morris, of the British army, in 1778, and (11) LUCY, died unmarried.

35 ELIZABETH, daughter of 16 JOSIAH WOODSON, married Abraham Sallee, May 24, 1753.

36 MATTHEW WOODSON, son of 17 Stephen Woodson and Elizabeth Le Villain, had issue 1 JOHN STEPHEN, who married Anna Woodson, daughter of 33 Col. John Woodson, and had MATTHEW, BENJAMIN, GOERGE, JOHN and STEPHEN; MARY, married William Porter, DOLLY, NANCY, 2 ELIZABETH, married Josiah Woodson, son of 33 Col. John Woodson, 3 SAMUEL, married Sarah Mills and had issue WILLIAM FOUNTAIN, JOHN LE VILLAIN (born 1783), SPOTSWOOD, SAMUEL, MATTHEW, DANIEL, ELIZABETH, MARIA, SALLY, FOUNTAIN and TABITHA, 4 FRANCES married Robert Farrar (marriage bond 1782), 5 JACOB married Dolly Peers and had ADDISON, NANCY, VIRGINIA, 6 PHILIP married Sally Woodson, daughter of Col. John Woodson, and had sons PHILIP M., TARLETON, and daughter PAULINA, 7 DANIEL, married Nancy Cartwright, and had MARSHAL, 8 TARLETON and 9 BENJAMIN, died unmarried, 10 THOMAS, married Sally Saunders, and had ROBERT.

37 ELIZABETH, daughter of 17 Stephen Woodson, married Alexander Trent.

38 STEPHEN WOODSON, son of 17 Stephen Woodson, married Lucy Farrar, on May 9, 1758, and had issue (1) STEPHEN, born January 11, 1759, married Mary Holman, and had HENRY, JUDITH TARLETON and others, (2) MARY, born October 27, 1760.

TUCKER WOODSON, son of 58 Tucker Woodson, married Elizabeth Moon, and his will, dated March 16, 1779, was proved in Albemarle May court 1779, Issue (1) TUCKER WOODSON, (2) SAMUEL.

SAMUEL, son of 58 Tucker Woodson, married Elizabeth Payne, daughter of George Payne, the elder (marriage bond June 12, 1777), and had issue ROBERT HUGHES, GEORGE, TUCKER and SAMUEL, and daughters SALLY, PLEASANTS and JUDITH.

ROBERT, son of 58 Tucker Woodson, died without issue.

JOSEPH, son of 58 Tucker Woodson, married Sarah Hughes, and had issue JOSEPH B., and daughters SALLY HUGHES, married Richard Gooch, JANE TUCKER, JUDITH and MARY.

WADE N. WOODSON, son of 58 Tucker Woodson, married Mary

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Harris, and had (1) JEFFERSON WOODSON, (2) “JOHN”, (3) JORDAN, (4) WADE, (5) SILAS WOODSON, governor of Missouri, (6) EMILY, married Francis Markman, (7) MARY, married, first, James Scott, second Col. James Thornton, of Cumberland county; (8) CAROLINE, (9) CHARLOTTE, married John, son of William Woodson.

HENRY, son of 58 Tucker Woodson, married Elizabeth Woodson, and had issue (1) MARY, (2) WILLIAM

8 BENJAMIN WOODSON (Robert, John) married Sarah Porter. I have not been able to find his will, but it was recorded in Henrico at August court, 1723. He patented 178 acres in Goochland on Rocky Run, and on the head line of Mr. John Woodson June 2, 1722. He left issue 59 WILLIAM, 60 BENJAMIN, 61 JOSEPH, 62 JOHN, 63 ROBERT, 64 ELIZABETH married James Daniel, 65 SARAH, married John Allen. William Woodson and James Daniel made a deed in Goochland in 1743.

59 WILLIAM WOODSON (8 Benjamin, Robert, John) deeded land in 1727 to Henry Holman patented by his father Benjamin Woodson, deceased. In 1737, William Woodson deeded to Henry Tandy, of Henrico, part of 1500 acres granted to William, Benjamin Woodson, Jr., Joseph Woodson, Jr., John Woodson, Jr., and Robert Woodson, Jr., part of 1500 acres granted to them April 11, 1732 (Goochland county records.) He married Sarah Allen, and had issue 66 DRURY, 67 WILLIAM, 68 SHADRACH, 69 JESSE.

There is an agreement of record in Cumberland, dated March 17, 1783, about 200 acres in Buckingham county, which recites that Drury Woodson, Shadrock Woodson and Jesse Woodson, were sons of William Woodson. William Woodson married Sarah Allen.

66 DRURY WOODSON, son of William Woodson, married Lucy Christian, daughter of Charles Christian, of Goochland, and his will was proved in Cumberland May 7, 1788. He had issue, (1) JUDITH, married Isaac Johnston, (2) MARY, married to William King, (3) NANCY, to Philip King, (4) ELIZABETH, married Charles Gilliam, (5) MARTHA (not named in will), (6) HENRY. The witnesses to the will were Jesse Talley, Agnes Talley and Susanna Foster.

67 WILLIAM WOODSON, son of William Woodson; lived in Cumberland county, where his will was proved June 27, 1785. Names son JESSE, and grandsons DRURY and WILLIAM WOODSON.

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68 SHADRACH, son of William Woodson, lived in Buckingham county.

69 JESSE WOODSON, son of William Woodson, lived in Buckingham county and the following curious letter, on record in Cumberland, was addressed to him by his nephew Joseph Woodson, who appears to have been a son of Shadrach Woodson.

North Carolina, Caswell County,
March 7, 1781

To Mr. Jessey Woodson, in Bucking: County:

DEAR LOVEING UNCLE JESSEY: This comes to inform you that we are all well and in about fifteen miles from the grand army, and now are informed that the enemy are surrounded by our army. We expect to join the grand army by the 10th of this month, and I do no (not know) when I shall be back if ever; pray if I never come, sell as much as will pay my debts and the remains I desire shall be given to my sister Polly, and if I never return I bid you all farewell, for if I dy the hottest hell will be my portion; therefore beg to intrust in your prayer and remember my love to Mary Ann Price. So no more at present, but remaining your loving friend, JOSEPH WOODSON*

*This letter was recorded in court as his will March 28, 1781, so he must have been killed shortly after writing it.

60 BENJAMIN WOODSON (Benjamin, Robert, John) married Elizabeth Watkins, and his will was proved in Goochland county August 19, 1735. There is a deed dated December 10, 1747, of Joseph Woodson, Jr., William Woodson, Jr., John Woodson, Jr., and Robert Woodson, Jr., all of Goochland, surviving partners of a tract in Goochland, formerly granted to them April 11, 1732, and to a certain Benjamin Woodson since dead. He had issue named in his will 70 THOMAS, 71 JACOB. He is also said to have had a daughter ELIZABETH who married Mr. Hull or Hubbard.

JACOB WOODSON, of Goochland, made a deed in 1756.

61 JOSEPH WOODSON (Benjamin, Robert, John) married Susanna Watkins and had ONE DAUGHTER who married Poindexter Mosby.

62 JOHN WOODSON, of Southam Parish, in Cumberland (Benjamin, Robert, John) married, in 1731, Mary Miller, daughter of William Miller of Lancaster county (marriage bond in Lancaster). He had issue sons 72 MILLER, 73, JOHN and daughters ANNE married to William Early, SARAH to Fred Hatcher, MARY to Francis McCraw, JUDY to Joseph Micheaux and SUSANNA to William Ligon.

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72 MILLER WOODSON. (John, Benjamin, Robert, John) was clerk of Cumberland county in 1788. He married Mary De Graffenridt, daughter of Tscharner De Graffenreidt (and Mary Baker), son of Christopher De Graffenreidt (and Barbara Tempest Needham his wife), and grandson of Baron Christopher De Graffenreidt (and Regina Tscharner), the founder of New Berne in North Carolina and had issue (1) TSCHARNER* deputy clerk in 1788, 92) BLAKE B., (3) MILLER, (4) CHRISTOPHER, and daughters (5) MARY, married Jacob Micheaux, (6) SALLY, married Creed Taylor, (7) PATSY, (8) NANCY, (9) RUTHA, (10) LUCY, (11) VIRGINIA.

73 JOHN WOODSON (John, Benjamin, Robert, John) married Susanna Booker, and had issue, (1) BOOKER, (2) PETER, (3) BENJAMIN (4) JOSEPH, (5) JAMES, and daughter (6) BETSY, by his second wife, the widow Venable.

63 ROBERT WOODSON (son of Benjamin Woodson) married Rebecca Pryor. The will of her father John Pryor was proved in Goochland county August 19, 1755, and names daughter Anne Wright and grandson John Woodson. The will of Robert Woodson was proved September 19, 1750. It names children 74 JOHN WOODSON, 75 JAMES, 76 BENJAMIN, 77 ROBERT, and daughters ELIZA, MARY, and SARAH WOODSON.

(To be continued)
*Tscharner Woodson’s will was dated October 15, 1829, and was proved in Cumberland county, October 26, 1829. It names sons JACOB, GALSTON, MILLER, CREED T., TSCHARNER, MARINDA, MARY, LUCY and MARTHA, and deceased daughter, SARAH SWANN’S children, JOHN, LUCY D., and TSCHARNER SWANN, son-in-law Joseph R. Woodson and David O’Sheal, exors.

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Additions and Corrections (For pp. 256, 191, 47, and 186 see pp. 536, 547, 540, and 542, this volume)

Vol IX., p. 256: It appears from the old manuscript published in this installment that 13 TARELTON WOODSON had, besides the children named in his will, JACOB, GEORGE and FREDERICK, but there is no evidence of these having left descendents. In 1756, Jacob Woodson made a deed in Goochland to his father, Tarleton, of Chesterfield. But he was probably dead before his father.

22 TARLETON WOODSON, uncle of Major Tarleton Woodson,( son of 21 CHARLES), had a son JOHN, who married, in Goochland county, Elizabeth Bailey, and had issue: (1) SUSANNA, born February 11, 1756, who married Micajah Wheeler; (2) TARLETON, born March 22, 1758. John Woodson’s will was proved in Albemarle county, in 1779 and names his wife, Elizabeth, and two children, as above, also “Kinsman Pleasants Bailey Ogleby” and Augustine Shepherd.

Vol. X., p. 191: It appears that 74 JOHN WOODSON, son of 63 Robert Woods and Reecca Pryor, married, in Cumberland county, Elizabeth Anderson, and had issue: (1) JOHN, (2) ANDERSON, (3) MARTHA, married John Ganaway in 1773 (marriage bond), (4) DRUSILLA WATKINS. Will proved 26th August, 1798.

75 JAMES WOODSON married, in Goochland, Elizabeth Whitlock, July 23, 1754, and had (1) JENNIE, born May 2, 1760; GILLIE, born January 13, 1765; (3) THOMAS, born February 28, 1767; (4) SALLY, born May 25, 1769; (5) CARY, born May 11, 1771.
Vol X., 47: TUCKER WOODSON married Mary Netherland, not in 1751, but in 1762 (marriage bond in Cumberland).

Hughes Family. The will of Mrs. Sarah Hughes was proved in Goochland county, May 19, 1730. It is dated 8th June, 1723, and names grandchild ELIZABETH CANNON and seven children: (1) ROBERT, executor of the will; (2) STEPHEN, (3) ASHFORD, (4) SARAH ATKINSON, (5) ELIZABETH LILES, (6) MARY HUGHES, (7) ISAAC HUGHES.

Robert Hughes made his will July 13, 1750 which was proved in Cumberland 25th October, 1752. He names his wife, Martha and daughters: (1) Sarah, married TUCKER WOODSON; (2) Mary Walton, wife of George Walton (marriage bond, May 22, 1749); (3) Martha Walton; (4) Susanna; (5) Temperance, married Henry Watkins (marriage bond, 1760); (6) Abraham; (7) Robert.

Stephen Hughes made his will July 6, 1749, which was proved in Cumberland November 28, 1752. It names wife Elizabeth and issue, (1) Judith Cox, (2) John, (3) Joseph, (4) Elizabeth married SANBURNE WOODSON.

Isaac Hughes made his will in Cumberland in 1758. He leaves half his estate to Polly Mosby, and in case of her death to her brother George Walton, the other half to his wife Martha.

Robert Hughes (Robert) made his will, which was proved in Cumberland 27 Oct., 1760. He names his wife Ann Hughes, and children (1) Jesse, eldest son; (2) Robert, (3) David, (4) Frances, (5) Martha.

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Robert Hughes (Robert, Robert, Sarah) had issue: (1) John Hughes, to whom his father, Robert, made a deed, 1763; (2) Joseph, who died withut issue in 1756; (3) Elizabeth (who married John Woodson, of Four-Mile Creek, Henrico county); (4) Judith

Having finished the descendants of 2 ROBERT WOODSON, son of JOHN, the emigrant, I now take up the descendants of 3 JOHN WOODSON, brother of Robert. 3 JOHN WOODSON made his will 20 August, 1684, which was proved October 1, 1684. He mentions a wife, without naming her, and two sons, 78 JOHN and 79 ROBERT, “who hath labored for himself 3 years.” He mentions also son Robert’s two children, JANE and SAMUEL.

78 JOHN WOODSON (John, John) married before 1680 (date of a deed recorded in Henrico) Mary Tucker, orphan, of Samuel Tucker, master of the ship Vinetree, whose widow Jane married, secondly, John Pleasants, of Curls, in Henrico county. (See X., p. 186.) He made his will May 1, 1700. His wife Mary made her will in 1710. Issue named in said wills, 80 JOSEPH, eldest son, 81 SAMUEL TUCKER, 82 BENJAMIN, 83 JANE, married her first cousin, once removed, 7 JOSEPH, son of 2 Robert Woodson. (See issue, Vol X., p. 47 and 186.)

80 JOSEPH WOODSON, son of 78 John Woodson, married three times: First, Mary Sanburne, by whom 84 SANBURNE WOODSON; second, Elizabeth Scott, by whom 85 MARY married to William Pierce, who was dead before 1767, leaving orphans, ROBERT, JOSEPH, and ANN PIERCE, of whom John Woodson was guardian; third (before 1724), Elizabeth Murry, daughter of John Murry, of Isle of Wight county, Va., who made his will in 1724, by whom 86 JOHN, 87 LUCY, 88 JOSEPH, 89 TUCKER, 90 ELIZABETH.

84 SANBURNE WOODSON (Joseph, John, John, John), married twice: First, Elizabeth Hughes, daughter of Stephen Hughes who made his will in 1750; second, Charity (Unknown). His will was recorded in Cumberland 28 June, 1756. He names issue, 91 HUGHES, 92 SARAH, 93 JANE, 94 JESSE, 95 MARY ANN; wife Charity.

88 JOSEPH WOODSON (Joseph, John, John, John) had issue 96 JOSEPH, who died in Henrico in 1752.

96 JOSEPH WOODSON (Joseph, Joseph, John, John, John) had issue, 97 JOHN WOODSON, to whom his grandfather, 88 Joseph, made a deed in 1752 for land on Four Mile Creek, in Henrico, calling him “son and heir” of his son JOSEPH WOODSON,

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deceased. 98 JOSEPH, who in 1749 received from his father Joseph land on Four Mile Creek. In 1757, 86 JOHN WOODSON was appointed guardian of JOHN and JOSEPH WOODSON. In 1768 “John Woodson, Jr., of Cumberland,” appears in Henrico records as selling to Samuel Richardson a tract of land in Henrico, near Four Mile Creek. This was undoubtedly 97 JOHN WOODSON, who had probably emigrated to Cumberland a few years before this time.

97 JOHN WOODSON (Joseph, Joseph, Joseph, John, John, John) married Elizabeth Hughes, daughter of Robert Hughes, who in a deed dated January 26, 1763, and recorded August 22, 1763, in Cumberland county, gave to son John Hughes 619 acres, “the Ferry included,” lying in Cumberland, bought of Bennett Goode, and in the deed names daughters, Elizabeth and Judith. John Woodson made his will April 1793,which as proved in Cumberland August 26, 1793. In it he calls himself “John Woodson, of Carter’s Ferry.” Issue named in the will: 98 JOHN WOODSON, 99 NANCY HUGHES WOODSON, who afterwards married Francis B. Deane, and had three children, FRANCIS, ELIZABETH and JOHN DEANE; 100 JUDITH, “late wife of Orlando Jones,” 101 ELIZABETH, who married John Kennon Feb. 11, 1779, son of Col. Wm. Kennon, of Henrico, and Mary Lewis, daughter of Col. Charles Lewis, of the Byrd, in Goochland county; 102 SARAH, “late wife of Thomas Overton,” merchant; 103 MARY. The will names “wife Elizabeth.” She survived her husband, and made her will June 23, 1802, which was proved December 28, 1807. It names son JOHN, her three Deane grandchildren, her daughter NANCY HUGHES DEANE, and former husband JOHN WOODSON. Witnesses, Samuel Wilson, James Deane, William Kennon. A codicil names granddaughter MARIA OVERTON.

98 JOHN WOODSON, son of John Woodson, of “Carter’s Ferry”, calls himself in his will of Bear Garden, in the county of Buckingham, died without issue, and by his will, proved May 28, 1832, in Cumberland county, he left legacies to his sister Nancy Deane, his nephew Francis B. Deane, his niece Elizabeth, wife of Robert Irving, deceased sister Sally Overton’s children, and deceased sister Elizabeth Kennon’s surviving children. He made Francis B. Deane, Sr., Randolph Harrison, John H. Cocke and nephew Francis B. Deane, Jr., executors. Witnesses, William Woodson and Carter H. Bradley.

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101 ELIZABETH WOODSON, daughter of 97 John Woodson, of Carter’s Ferry, married John Kennon, first lieutenant Light Horse Company from North Carolina. He moved thence to Sparta, Ga. He had issue, (1) JOHN WOODSON KENNON, born April 22, 1780; (2) WILLIAM KENNON, born February 2, 1782; (3) ELIZABETH LEWIS, born May 12, 1783, married David Lindsay White July 6, 1809; (4) RICHARD, born February 22, 1785; (5) CHARLES LEWIS, born November 7, 1786; (6) ROBERT LEWIS, born January 23, 1780; (7) HOWELL LEWIS, born December 18, 1791, married Elizabeth Hendley (Bible record)

81 SAMUEL TUCKER WOODSON (John, John, John) made his will in 1717, and it was proved 7 July, 1718, in Henrico county court. He names his brothers Joseph and Benjamin, sister Jane, and cousin Tarleton Woodson, among whom he divides his property. Had no issue.

82 BENJAMIN WOODSON (john, John, John) married Miss Napier, and had issue, 104 RENE, 105 JOHN, 106 PATRICK, 107 BENJAMIN, 108 BOOTH, 109 DAUGHTER FITZPATRICK. Benjamin Woodson’s wife was descended from Dr. Patrick Napier, a chirurgeon of York county, who married Elizabeth Booth, daughter of Robert Booth, clerk of York county, and Frances his wife. Dr. Napier died about 1672, leaving issue Robert Napier and Frances Napier, who resided in New Kent county. Robert married Mary (Unknown), and had issue Booth, born February 1, 1692; Frances, born February 5, 1695, Robert, born September 6, 1697; Katherine, born October 12, 1700; Elizabeth, born December 25, 1704. One of these was the father of Rene Napier, whose will was proved November 19, 1751, which names his sons John, Rene and Champion, daughters of Chloe and Mary, wife Wene Napier, brother Pat Napier, MR. BEN WOODSON and cousin BOOTH WOODSON. His brother Patrick’s will is recorded in Albemarle, as is also that of his brother Robert.

104 RENE WOODSON married Mary Thompson, and had issue, (1) ELIZABETH, born February 16, 1759.

105 JOHN WOODSON married Mary Mimms, of Albemarle county, and had issue, (1) ELIZABETH, born May 22, 1764; (2) SAMUEL TUCKER, born September, 1769, to whom John Woodson deeded land in 1766, patented by Joseph Woodson in 1741.

107 BENJAMIN WOODSON married Rebecca Cocke, and had issue, (1) BOOTH, born December 4, 1757; (2) FRANCES, born

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December 17, 1759; (4) TABITHA, born July 12, 1763; (5) REBECCA, born March 29, 1766; (6) SARAH, born July 6, 1768; (7) BENJAMIN, born July 8, 1772.

108       BOOTH WOODSON married Tabitha Cocke, and his will was proved in Goochland county July 19, 1757. Witnesses, Booth Napier, Elizabeth Napier.

I publish below a copy of the paper on which Mr. Brock depended for most of his matter on the Woodsons in the Richmond Standard, and I regret that I did not publish it in the beginning. This paper and the notes attached, as their reading indicates, wer compiled between 1790 and 1800. Its history is thus given by Mrs. Bates, mother of Mr. C. W. Bates of St. Louis, MO.:

“The Woodson Genealogy was written by Charles Woodson, the son of Charles by Mary Pleasants. Sarah Bates, the daughter of Thomas Fleming Bates and Caroline Matilda Woodson, was visiting at her uncle’s, Charles Woodson, the son of Charles. While there he wrote and gave it to her, and she gave it to Charles, the son of George Woodson. Charles, the son of George, thinks the first Charles, the son of Tarleton, wrote at least a part of the genealogy.”


John Woodson, from Dorsetshire, his wife from Devonshire, came to Virginia with Sir John Harvey, as surgeon to a company of soldiers, in the year 1625.* Had sons born in Virginia, ROBERT AND JOHN. Robert married Elizabeth Ferris, daughter of Richard Ferris, of Curles, in Henrico county. He had sons, JOHN, RICHARD, ROBERT, JOSEPH and BENJAMIN; also daughters, SARAH, married to Edward Mosby; ELIZABETH to William Lewis; MARY to George Payne, and JUDITH to William Cannon.

JOHN, the son of Robert, married Judith Tarleton, daughter of Stephen Tarleton. Had sons, TARLETON, JOHN, ROBERT, JACOB, JOSIAH and STEPHEN; and daughters, JUDITH married Stephen Cox; ELIZABETH, to Joseph Pleasants, of Pickanocka.

TARLETON (son of John) married Ursula Fleming, daughter of Charles Fleming, of New Kent county, and had sons, CHARLES, TARLETON, JACOB, GEORGE and FREDERICK. Also daughters, SUSANNAH, married to

*John Woodson came to Virginia in the George, which left England January 29, 1619, bearing the new Governor, Sir George Yardley, and about one hundred passengers. This ship brought the orders of the company for a free government in Virginia. See Hotten’s Emigrants to America AND Brown’s First Republic. – Editor

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John Pleasants, of Pickanocka; SARA to Henry Tyrril; MARY to old John Pleasants, of Henrico county, and JUDITH to Thomas Cheadle.

CHARLES (the son of Tarlton) married Mary Pleasants, daughter of old John Pleasants, by whom he had one son, CHARLES. Afterwards to Agnes Richardson, widow of Samuel Richardson and daughter of Joseph Parsons. By her he had sons, GEORGE, TARLETON and FREDERICK; also daughters, AGNES, married to John Ellyson; SARAH, to James Clark; CAROLINE MATILDA, to Thomas Fleming Bates, and URSULA, unmarried.

CHARLES (the son of Charles by Mary Pleasants) married Ann Trotter. No son. Daughters, ANN married William Pope; SARAH, MARY and ELIZABETH.

GEORGE WOODSON (son of Chares I. by A. Parsons) married Sally Friend, daughter of Thomas Friend, of Chesterfield. Had son, Charles. *

TARLETON (son of Charles) married Ann Van Der Veer, of Long Island, in the State of New York, and had sons, CHARLES and TARLETON. Secondly, married Ann Friend, daughter of Thomas Friend, of Chesterfield.

FREDERICK (son of Charles), unmarried.

RICHARD (son of the first Robert) married Ann Smith and had sons, RICHARD, OBADIAH and JOHN. Also daughters, ELIZABETH, married to Thomas Morton, and secondly, to Edward Goode; JUDITH to Jacob Micheaux; MARY to Richard Truemand, and AGNES to Joseph Morton.

RICHARD (son of Richard) married Ann Micheaux, daughter of Abraham Micheaux.

OBADIAH (the son of Richard) married Constance Watkins, daughter of John Watkins, the traymaker.

JOHN (son of Richard) to a daughter of Thomas Anderson, of Henrico county.

ROBERT (son of first Robert) married Sarah Lewis. Had sons, STEPHEN, JOSEPH and ROBERT; and daughers, ELIZABETH, married to John Povall, SARAH to Joseph Parsons, MARY died a maid, and AGNES married Richard Williamson.

By Rachael Watkins, his seond wife, JONATHAN, and daughters, ELIZABETH and JUDITH. ELIZABETH married John Knight and JUDITH married John Cox and she was mother to all the money-making Cooks.

JOSEPH (son of Robert, who was son of Robert) married Elizabeth Mattox. Left issue, one son, JOSEPH. (Ref F.)

ROBERT (son of Robert, who was son of Robert) left no issue.

*CHARLES (son of George) married Anne Wilson. Left issue, sons GEORGE and GOODRIDGE, daughters SARAH, married to Julian Bates (son of Edward Bates, the son of Thomas Fleming Bates and Caroline Matilda Woodson)VIRGINIA, ELIZABETH, ELLEN, married to Richard Bates (son of Edward Bates), JULIA, married to Isaac Newton Stoutemyer, and MARY, married to William Alexander Harris. (This not is made by a later hand than the manuscript.)

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JOSEPH (son of first Robert) married Mary* Woodson, daughter of John Woodson and Mary Tucker (John’s wife), and had issue, many sons and daughters, but left one son, TUCKER, and three daughters: 1. MARY, married Stephen Woodson. 2. JUDITH, married Charles Christian. 3. MARTHA, married John Cannon.
*Actually a footnote but moved up by this transcriber. This should be Jane Woodson. (See Vol. X., 186.) See will also of Samuel Tucker Woodson, in which he gives his property to his brothers, Joseph and Benjamin, and sister Jane. Joseph and Jane Woodson had issue: JOSEPH, JOHN, TUCKER, MARY, JUDITH and MARTHA. The first two died early – Editor **Page 542, this volume

TUCKER (son of Joseph) married Sarah Hughes, and had sons, TUCKER (Ref E.), SAMUEL, ROBERT, and JOSEPH, and one daughter, JANE, who married Robert Lewis. By a second wife, Mary Netherland, sons WADE, JOHN, BENJAMIN, HARRY and TARLETON, and one daughter, SARAH, who married William Macon.

BENJAMIN (son of first Robert) married Sarah Porter, and left issue, sons, WILLIAM, BENJAMIN, JOSEPH, JOHN and ROBERT, and daughters, ELIZABETH, marred to James Daniel, and SARAH, to John Allen.

WILLIAM (son of Benjamin) married Sarah Allen. Sons, DRURY, WILLIAM, SHADRACH and JESSE, with several other sons and daughters. (Ref. A.)

BENJAMIN (son of Benjamin) married Elizabeth Watkins, and left sons, THO. and JACOB. One daughter, ELIZABETH married to nknown Hull.

JOSEPH (son of Benjamin) married Susanna Watkins, and had ONE DAUGHTER, married to Poindexter (?) Mosby.

JOHN (son of Benjamin) married Mary Miller. Left sons, MILLER and JOHN, and daughters, ANNE, married to Wosham Easley; SARAH to FRED. Hatcher; MARY, to Fras. McGraw; JUDY, to Joseph Micheaux, and SUSANNA, to William Ligon.

ROBERT (son of Benjamin) married to Rebecca Pryor. Left issue, many sons and daughters.

JOHN (son of John first) had issue one son, JOHN, married to Mary Tucker, daughter of Samuel Tucker, master of a ship called The Vine Tree. Had issue, JOSEPH, TUCKER and BENJAMIN.

JOSEPH (son of John, the son of John first) married three wives. Had issue by them all, to-wit: By Mary Sanburne, one son, SANBURNE; by Elis. Scott, one daughter, MARY, married to William Pierce. By Elis. Murrey, sons, JOHN, SNAG, JOSEPH and TUCKER, and one daughter, ELIS.

SANBURNE (son of Joseph) married two wives; had issue by both.

JOHN (son of John, son of Robert the first) married Susanna Fleming, widow of John Bates. Left no issue.

ROBERT (son of John, son of Robert first) married Sarah Wommack. Left no issue.

JACOB (son of John, son of Robert first) no issue.

JOSIAH (son of John, son of Robert first) married Mary Royal. Left issue, JOHN and JOSEPH, and one daughter, ELIZABETH, married to Abraham Sallee.

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JOHN (son of Josiah) married Dorothy Randolph. Has issue many sons and daughters. (Ref. C.)

JOSEPH (son of Josiah) married Sarah Crouch, daughter of Richard -------------. No issue.

STEPHEN (son of John, son of Robert first) married Elis. Branch. Left sons, MATTHEW and STEPHEN, and one daughter, ELISABETH, married to Alex. Trent.

MATTHEW (son of Stephen) married Elis. LeVillaine; has many sons and daughters (Ref. B.)

STEPHEN (son of Stephen) married Lucy Farrar. Has issue one son, STEPHEN. (Ref. D.)

TARLTON, JACOB, GOERGE AND FREDERICK, sons of Tarlton, all died without issue.


(A.) DRURY (son of William) married Lucy Christian. Had issue, CHARLES and DRURY alive, and daughters, JUDITY, married to Isaac Johnson; POLLY, to William King; NANCY to Phil. King; ELIS. To Charles Gilliam, and MARTHA, now single

(B.) MATTHEW, JOHN STEPHEN, SAMUEL, JACOB (dead), PHILIP, DAN’L., THOS., TARLTON and BENJAMIN (both dead). Daughters, ELIS. To Josiah Woodson, MARY to Jesse Red, FRANCES to Robert Farrar; JANE and TABITHA.

MATTHEW (son of Matthew) died unmarried.

JOHN STEPHEN (son of Mat) married Nancy Woodson, daughter of John Woodson. Has issue, sons, MATTHEW, BENJAMIN, GEORGE, JOHN and STEPHEN, and daughters, MARY, married to Wm. Porter; DOLLY, NANCY.


JACOB (son of Matthew) married Dolly Peers. Has issue, ADDISON and daughters, NANCY and VIRGINIA.

PHILIP (son of Matthew) married Sally Woodson, and has issue, sons, PHILIP M., TARLTON and daughter, POLLINA.

DANIEL (son of Matthew) married Nancy Garthright. Has issue, one son, MARSHALL.

TARLTON and BENJAMIN died unmarried.

THOMAS (son of Matthew) married Sallie Saunders, and has issue, one son, ROBERT.

(C.) Sons, JOSIAH, ISHAM and JOHN, and daughters: 1. JANE, married Archer Pleasants. 2. MARY, married Nat. G. Morris. 3. NANCY, John Step. Woodson, 4. ELIS., John Cheadle, 5. SUSANNA, Isham Raleigh. 6. MARTHA, Thos. Raleigh. 7. JUDITH, Wm. Raleigh. 8. SALLY, Phil. Woodson. 9. LUCY died a maid.

JOSIAH (son of John) married Elix. Woodson. Has issue, daughters, MARY, ELIS., CAROLINE and MARTHA.

ISHAM (son of John) died unmarried.

JOHN (son of John) married Mary Anderson, and had issue, sons, ISHAM and DICK, and daughters.

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(D.) STEPHEN (son of Stephen, son of Stephen) married Mary Holman and had issue, HENRY and JUDITH TARLTON, and others.

(E.) TUCKER (son of Tucker) married Elix. Moon, and had issue, TUCKER and SAMUEL. SAMUEL (son of Tucker) married Elis. Payne. Has issue, ROBERT HUGHES, GEORGE, TUCKER AND SAMUEL, and daughters, SALLY PLEASANTS and JUDITH.
ROBERT (son of Tucker) died without issue.

JOSEPH (son of Tucker) married Sara Hughes, and has issue, JOSEPH B., and daughters: 1. SALLY HUGHES, married Richard Goode. 2 JANE TUCKER. 3. JUDITH NEVELS. 4. MARY

WADE N. (son of Tucker) Married Mary Harris, and had issue, one son, JEFFERSON.

JOHN (son of Tucker), not yet married.

BENJAMIN (son of Tucker) not yet married.

HENRY (son of TUCKER), MARRIED Elis. Burton. Has issue: MARY and WILLIAM

TARLTON (son of Tucker), unmarried.

(F.) JOSEPH (Geneto), son of Jo., son of Robert, the son of Robert, married Mildred Redford, and has issue, sons, ROBERT, WM., JOSEPH, MILNER, EDWARD, GEORGE and FREDERICK, and daughters: 1. MARY to Wm. Downer. 2. BETSEY. 3. SALLY.

WILLIAM (son of Jo.) to Mildred Redford, and has issue, one son, JOHN.

GENETO Joseph’s sisters, SALLY to Jesse Ellis. MOLLY to Tho. Woodson. JUDITH to Jonathan Knight. ANN to Archer Pledge. URSULA to Wm. Pledge. AGNES to Pleasant Turner. SUSANNA to P. Redford.

MILLER WOODSON married Mary Graffenreed, and has issue, TSCHARNER, BLAKE B., MILLER and CHRISTOPHER, and daughters, MARY MILLER to Jacob Micheaux; SALLY, to Creed Taylor; PATSY, NANCY, RUTHA, LUCY and VIRGINIA.

JOHN (brother of Miller), married to Susanna Booker, and has issue, BOOKER, PETER, BENJAMIN, JOSEPH and JAMES, and one daughter, BETSEY, by his second wife, Widow Venable.

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STEPHEN WOODSON, * son of John Woodson, of Curles, was married to Elizabeth Branch, daughter of Matthew Branch, of Warwick, the second day of November, in the year of our Lord, one thousand, seven hundred and thirty, by whom he had two children.

MATTHEW, the first, was born February 25, 1731/2; and ELIZABETH, the second, was born the 19th day of March, anno 1734, and he himself died the 18th day of January, 1735.

STEPHEN WOODSON third was born September 25, 1735. (Transcriber note: Born after his father died)

STEPHEN WOODSON, son of Stephen Woodson and Lucy, his wife, was born January 11, 1759.

ELIZABETH BATES died November 7, 1789, at one o’clock in the morning. (Elizabeth Bates was daughter of Matthew Branch, and had married first Stephen Woodson) (Transcriber’s note: Married second Charles Bates)

*See Quarterly, XI., 57. (Page 555, this volume)

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Contributed by Pauline Macon Jones, Huntsville, Ala

Transcribed and included in Genealogies of Virginia Families From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine
Volume V - Thompson - Yates (and Appendix) Indexed by Robert and Catherine Barnes

"Stephen Woodson, son of John Woodson, of Curles, (and Judith Tarleton) was maryed to Elizabeth Branch, daughter of Matthew Branch, of Warwick, the second day of November in the Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty, by whom he had two children, Matthew, the first born was born Feb.25, 1731-2 and Elizabeth the second, was born the 19th day of March Anno 1734 and he himselfe died the 18th day of January 1735. Stephen Woodson the Second was born, Sep. 25, 1735." (Stephen Woodson was the third child born after his father's death on September 25, 1735. He married Lucy Farrar and had Stephen Woodson, born January 11, 1759)

Daniel Bates, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Bates, was born March 4, 1744.
Molley Bates was born February 27, 1747.
Charles Fleming Bates was born May 26, 1749.
Stephen Woodson, son of Stephen II and Lucy Farrar Woodson, was born Janury 11, 1759
Elizabeth Bates died November 7, 1789, at 1 o'clock in the morning (Elizabeth Branch Woodson Bates: 1st married Stephen Woodson who died 18 January 1735 and had three children, the last of which was born after her husband died; 2nd married Charles Bates who died 16 May 1790)
Charles Bates died May 16, 1790, at 8 o'clock at night, in his sevety-second year
Daniel Bates died September 19, 1800, at 12 o'clock at night, in the fifty-seventh year of his age.
Elizabeth Bell Porter died May 27, 1807, in the twenty-seventh year of her age.
Dutoy Porter died August 29, 1809, in the twenty-eighth year of his age
Daniel Bates Friend, grandson of Daniel Bates, was married on the 13th of September, 1826 to Maria B. Bentley, great-granddaughter of Elizabeth Woodson who married a Mr. Trent, and who was a half-sister of the above named Daniel Bates. I have been particular in recording the above marriage that our children may by referring to a preceding page, trace their ancestry back to the year 1730. Maria B. Friend
John Osborne Friend, born October 2, 1827
Efford Bentley Friend, born November 26, 1828, and died July 24, 1832.
Elizabeth Gay and William Field Friend were born July 15, 1833, and William died March 22, 1845.
Pocahontas Cary Friend was born December 8, 1835, and died July 11, 1836.
Maria Frances Friend was born January 17, 1838, and died May 28, 1839.
Daniel Bates Friend was born October 30, 1841.
Ann Maria Friend was born September 19, 1843 and died June 10, 1910.
Sarah Lavinia Friend, born April 10, 1847.
Ellen Maria Pruet or Brent Friend, born December 21, 1854. Baptized by Rev. Samuel McCowan, Sabbath morning, Janury 21, 1855. This child is the infant daughter of John O. and Ellen C. Friend.

Daniel Bates Friend was born on the 2nd of July, 1802, and died on the 28th day of June at 5 o'clock in the morning, 1875.
Daniel Bates, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Bates, was born March 3, 17-(not legible)
Molley Bates, born February 27, 1747
John Friend was born August 3, 1765, and died May 12, 1830.
Judith Cary Friend was born November 29, 1778, and died April 4, 1845, and was married June 4, 1796. Their children:
1. David Henry Friend, born May 1, 1797
2. Elizabeth Bates Friend, born December 29, 1798
3. Edward Thomas Friend, born September 10, 1800
4. Daniel Bates Friend, born July 2, 1802.
5. Joseph Osborne Friend, born August 2 (?), 1804
6. Judith Cary Friend, born August 20, 1806
7. Phebe Ann Friend, born November 7, 1808, and died September, 1850
8. John Nathaniel Friend, born January 24, 1811
9. Charles Fleming Friend and William Francis Friend, born December 26, 1812. William, died August 16, 1840
10. Richard Bell Friend, born March 15, 1815, and died September 15, 1835.
11. George Washington Friend, born November 30, 1817, and died July 17, 1839.
12. Hugh Brent Friend, born April 25, 1820, and died May 25, 1845
Willliam F. Friend, born December 26, 1836, died on the 16th day of August, 1840.
Delia Jane Friend was born the 29th of January (date of year omitted)
John Silas Friend was born the 24th of July, 1837.
Thomas Brent Friend was born April 19, 1839.
Joseph Greer McEwen and Isabella Goff Lane were married May 12, 1868
Joseph Greer McEwen was born January 15, 1842
Isabella G. McEwen, born December 29, 1846
John Ebenezer McEwen, born April 11, 1869
Nannie McEwen, born July 22, 1871.
Thomas Lane McEwen, born November 23, 1873.
Ann M. McEwen (my second wife), born September 19, 1843
Her children were:
Robert Campbell McEwen, born March 8, 1879
Daniel Friend McEwen, born February 17, 1884
Isabella Goff McEwen, died August 20, 1874
Thomas L. McEwen, died August 23, 1874
Daniel F. McEwen, died July 28, 1885
John E. McEwen, died Feruary 6, 1899
Joseph Greer McEwen, died November 6, 1909
Anna Maria Friend, died June 10, 1910

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