Here's a genealogy for one branch of the Woodward family that migrated from Gloucester, Essex Co., MA to York Co. ME. Beamsley Woodward's immediate ancestry is well documented in Ferris, Mary Walton (1943) Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes, v. 1, a privately printed manuscript. Doris J. Woodward and Patricia Law Hatcher have written an essay entitled "The English Origin of Nathaniel Woodward: Early Settler of Boston, Massachusetts and Ancestor of Beamsley Woodward of Maine" that appears in the Nov 1998 issue (vol. 20, no. 4) of The Maine Genealogist. Nathaniel Woodward was Beamsley's great grandfather. Questions concerning Beamsley's ancestry and descendants may be directed to Doris Woodward at woodwarddj@omnicast.net. My work on this family has focused on Beamsley's son William and his descendants.

Descendants of Beamsley Woodward

of Gloucester, Essex Co. MA and York Co. ME


First Generation


1. Beamsley WOODWARD. He was born the son of Ezekiel WOODWARD and Hannah PERKINS on 4 Nov 1711 in Gloucester, Essex Co. MA. He died sometime before 1790. He was a glazier.

On 20 Feb 1733/1734 Beamsley married Sarah SMITH, daughter of William SMITH & Sarah GOWEN, in Gloucester, Essex Co. MA. She was born on 12 Mar 1710 in Kittery, York Co. ME. She died in Waterborough, York Co. ME sometime before 1800.

RECORD OF THEIR BIRTHS: A record of his birth appears in Bragdon, L. (1921) "Births of the Upper Parish In York" p. 41: "Beamsley Woodward born March 11, 1710. Mary his wife born the day following March 12, 1710."; There is also a record of birth his in Vital Records of Gloucester, MA, Births, p. 784 "WOODARD, Beamsly, s. Ezekiell and Hannah, Nov. 4, 1711." The second date may represent the day he was christened.

RECORD OF MARRIAGE: "WOODWARD, Beamsley, and Sarah Smith, Feb. 20, 1733-4." Vital Records of Gloucester, MA, Marriages, p. 395. [Intentions also recorded]

"Sarah Woodward, widow" appears in the 1790 census for Waterborough, York County, ME (p. 69). In addition to herself she is listed as living with one additional free white female, (if it was her son William's oldest daughter Anna it would explain the discrepancy noted regarding his entry below).

Beamsley WOODWARD and Sarah SMITH had the following children, most of whose births and baptisms are recorded in Vital Records of Gloucester, MA, Births, p. 792:

	2	i.	Lemuel WOODWARD (1734-1810)
	3	ii.	Sarah WOODWARD (1736-)
	4	iii.	Beamsley WOODWARD (1738-)
	5	iv.	Margaret WOODWARD (1740-1801)
	6	v.	Susannah WOODWARD (1742-)
	7	vi.	Simeon WOODWARD (1744-)
	8	vii.	William WOODWARD (1747-1824)
	9	viii.	Anna WOODWARD (1749-1778)
	10	ix.	Jane WOODWARD (1752-)
	11	x.	Lucy WOODWARD (ca1755-1827)
	12	xi.	Olive WOODWARD (ca1756-1791)


Second Generation


2. Lemuel WOODWARD (Beamsley1). He was born on 16 Sep 1734 in Gloucester, Essex Co. MA. Lemuel died in York, York Co. ME on 17 Mar 1810 ((Bragdon and Frost Vital Records of York, ME, p.451).

RECORD OF BIRTH: There is a record of his birth in Vital Records of Gloucester, MA, Births, p. 792 "WOODWARD, Lemuel, s. Beamsley and Sarah, Sept. 15, 1734." There is a also a record of his baptism in Vital Records of Gloucester, MA, Births, p. 792 "WOODWARD, Lemuel, s. Beamsley and Sarah [bef. 1740 bp. Aug. 13, 1738 C. R. 1.]."

On 29 Apr 1760 Lemuel married Phoebe LINSCOTT, daughter of John LINSCOTT & Tabitha BRAGDON, in York, York Co. ME (Bragdon and Frost Vital Records of York, ME, p.143). She was born on 10 May 1737 in York, York Co. ME. Phoebe died in York, York Co. ME on 22 Sep 1825 (Bragdon and Frost Vital Records of York, ME, p.421).

He was presumably one and the same as the Lemuel Woodward who appears as a head of family in the 1790 census for Maine in York, York Co. (p. 72). In addition to himself he is listed as having 2 free white males aged 16 years or older and 3 free white females.

Lemuel WOODWARD and Phoebe LINSCOTT have been proven (from York Deeds, Vol. 83, p. 10-12) to be the parents of the following three children:

	13	i. 	John WOODWARD
	14	ii.	Benjamin WOODWARD
	15	iii.	Hannah WOODWARD

Lemuel WOODWARD and Phoebe LINSCOTT appear to have been the parents of the following additional children who married in York, York Co. ME (with the exception of Susanne below): iv. Sarah WOODWARD m. Joseph GRANT 11 Dec 1794 v. Elizabeth WOODWARD m. Benjamin SARGENT 24 Apr 1793. vi. Lydia WOODWARD m. Robert TRIPE 3 Jan 1788. vii. Olive WOODWARD m. Joseph TINNUM 2 Dec 1790. viii. Patience WOODWARD m. Henry HOLMAN 23 Feb 1809. ix. Susanne WOODWARD m. Hans PATTEN int. 17 Mar 1790 (Wells VR). x. Tabitha WOODWARD m. Michael WILSON Jr. int. 6 Nov 1784.


3. Sarah WOODWARD (Beamsley1). She was born on 28 Jun 1736 in Gloucester, Essex Co. MA.

RECORD OF BIRTH: There is a record of her birth in Vital Records of Gloucester, MA, Births, p. 792 "WOODWARD, Sarah, d. Beamsley and Sarah, June 28, 1736." There is a record of her baptism in Vital Records of Gloucester, MA, Births, p. 784 "WOODARD, Sarah, d. Bemsley, bp. Aug. 13, 1738. C. R. 1."

There is a record of a marriage intentions between a Sarah WOODWARD of Biddeford and Samuel DENNETT of Pepperrellborough (Saco) on 3 Mar 1776 on page 225 in "Early Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, ME" NEGHR, (1917) p. 123-133 and 211-226.


4. Beamsley WOODWARD (Beamsley1). He was born on 14 Jul 1738 in Gloucester, Essex Co. MA (Vital Records of Gloucester, MA, Births, p. 791).


5. Margaret WOODWARD (Beamsley1). She was born on 27 Jul 1740 in Gloucester, Essex Co. MA (Vital Records of Gloucester, MA, Births, p. 791). Margaret died in York, York Co. ME on 4 Mar 1801 (Bragdon and Frost Vital Records of York, ME, p. 405.) and was buried on 6 Mar 1801 in York, York Co. ME (Bragdon and Frost Vital Records of York, ME, p. 445.).


6. Susannah WOODWARD (Beamsley1). She was born in Oct 1742 in Gloucester, Essex Co. MA. (Bragdon and Frost Vital Records of York, ME: Births, p. 792.) The same record indicates she was baptized on 17 Oct 1742. She married David WARNER, in York, ME. They had one child:

	16	i.	Daniel W. WARNER (1767-)

7. Simeon WOODWARD (Beamsley1). He was born on 12 Nov 1744 in Kittery, York Co. ME (Anderson & Thurston, eds. 1991. Vital Records of Kittery to year 1892. Picton Press: Camden, ME. [VR #113, p. 13(7L)]). He was a mariner and served under Col. Allen's command (1S Mass, Maine, and NH) during the Revolutionary War. He does not appear as a separate entry in the 1790 census for York Co. ME.

There is no record of him ever marrying in Bragdon and Frost's Vital Records of York, ME. Nevertheless, he appears to be the best candidate for the father of John WOODWARD of York and Waterborough, York Co. ME, as John named a son Simeon and Doris WOODWARD (above) has determined that this John could not have been the son of any of Simeon's brothers.

	17	i.	John WOODWARD (ca1763-1813)

8. William WOODWARD (Beamsley1). He was born on 2 Nov 1747 in York, York Co. ME. William died in Waterborough, York Co. ME ca. Jun 1824 and was apparently buried under an unmarked field stone on his old homestead in No. Waterborough, York Co. ME (An inscribed tombstone for his namesake son William is present on this same site). A copy of his will dated 21 Sep 1822 appears here.

RECORD OF BIRTH: Bragdon, L. (1921) "Births of the Upper Parish In York" p. 41: "Beamsley Woodward born March 11, 1710. Mary his wife born the day following March 12, 1710-- their Children. The following were born in York - William Novr. 2d 1747."

William was one of the early residents of Waterborough, York Co. ME, then known as the Plantation of Massabesick, and active it its incorporation. He signed the 1784 petition for concession on taxes on behalf of the settlers, and on 5 Apr 1787 was voted "Town Treasurer Acct" and a "Warden." (Hamilton, S. (1912) The Hamiltons of Waterboro Chapter 1 "Massabesick Plantation and the Town of Waterborough pp. 8 and 14). According to Civil Records of Waterborough, 1787-1827, William was was Sealer Of Leather (1787, 1790-92, 1814) and a Selectman for Waterborough (1787, 1790, and 1797). In 1796 he is also identified as a member of the committee to count votes, and on a committee (with James Carlisle and Eligood Mills) to build a bridge over the Little Ossippee River. He served as a surveyor of highways in 1807 and 1810. He belonged to the Free-Will Baptist Church, and in several newspaper articles is referred to as Deacon Woodward.

On 10 Jul 1779 William first married Mary JOHNSTON, daughter of Daniel JOHNSTON & Patience GRANT, in York, York Co. ME. She was born on 11 Apr 1760 in York, York Co. ME (Bragdon and Frost (1992) Vital Records of York, ME, p. 77). Mary died bef 1808.

A record of Mary Johnston's birth is contained in Bragdon and Frost (1992) Vital Records of York, ME, p. 77: "Daniel Johnston His Children born in York of his Wife Patience the Daughter of James Grant junr. of York... 2. Mary Johnston born Aprl. 11th 1760."

RECORD OF THEIR INTENTION TO MARRY: "William Woodward and Mary Johnston both of York intend Marriage pd Enterd July 10. 1779." Bragdon and Frost (1992) Vital Records of York, ME, p. 161 [There is no record contained in this volume of the actual marriage.]

A 1785 proprietor's plan map of Waterborough, York ME includes a plot in the northeastern portion of Waterborough labelled "No. 29 Wm. Woodward 65 Acres" bordered on the north by "No. 17 933 Acres", on the south it is bordered by "No. 76 Elisha Bryce 130 Acres - 120 poles" and "No. 128 Robert Bradeen 116 Acres 50 poles"

"William Woodword" appears as a head of family in the 1790 census for Maine in Waterborough Town, York Co. (p. 69). In addition to himself he is listed as having 1 free white male aged 16 or older, 1 free white male under 16 years, and 2 free white females. Doris Woodward believes the older male must have been his brother Simeon or John. John was unmarried at the time, and does appear back in Waterboro by 1795, when he was called a "Fence Viewer". It's curious that there are not more women listed- his wife, and daughters Mary and Anna.

William Woodward appears again in the 1800 census for Waterborough, York Co. ME- listed as 26-45, living with a woman aged 45+, two sons under 10, one son aged 10-16, two daughters aged under 10, two daughters aged 10-16, and a woman aged 16-26.

William WOODWARD and Mary JOHNSTON had the following children:

	18	i.	Anna WOODWARD (1780-1858)
	19	ii.	Sally WOODWARD (1782-1854)
	20	iii.	Mary WOODWARD (1786-1877)
	21	iv.	Joseph WOODWARD (1790-1829)
	22	v.	William WOODWARD (1793-1852)
	23	vi.	Patience WOODWARD
	24	vii.	Rufus WOODWARD
	25	viii.	Johnson WOODWARD (-before 1850)
On 8 Mar 1808 William second married Anna LINSCOTT, in Phillipsburgh (Hollis), York Co. ME. She was born ca 1770 and died in Waterborough, York Co. ME on 30 Apr 1829.

Record of intention to marry in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 90, p. 251. "William Woodward of Waterboro & Anna Linscot of Phillipsg. Feb 20th 1808." Also, a record of their intention to marry is contained in Town of Hollis, York County Maine Town Book 1781-1813 "Mr. William Woodward of Water-- & Miss Anna Linscott of Hortend [?] married Phillipsburg. Phillipsburg. February 20th 1808."

Record of marriage in Town of Hollis, York County Maine Town Book 1781-1813 "Marriages in Phillipsburg... March 8 [1808] to William Woodward of Waterborough to Anna Linscott."

William and his second wife appear in the 1810 census for Waterborough, York Co. ME -listed as 45 or older, with a woman 45 or older, a son under 10, two sons aged 16-26, and a daughter aged 10-16.

William and his second wife appear in the 1820 census for Waterborough, York Co. ME -listed as 45 or older, with a woman 45 or older, a man aged 16-26, a woman aged 16-26, with 2 persons engaged in agriculture.

FIRST OBITUARY - "DIED... In Waterboroš, Deacon William Woodward, aged 76." (19 Jun 1824 Boston Semi-Weekly Advertiser p. 3); SECOND OBITUARY - "DIED... In Waterborough, Deacon William Woodward, 76." (3 Jul 1824 American Advocate p. 3)

OBITUARY - "DIED, ...In Waterborough, April 30th, Mrs. Anna Woodard, widow of the late Dea. William Woodard of that place, age 59. She left a satisfactory evidence of her acceptance with the Father of mercies. Her funeral, agreeably to her request, was attended by Eld. John Seavy of Limington." (MORNING STAR; Limerick, Friday May 15, 1829).


9. Anna WOODWARD (Beamsley1). She was born on 2 Sep 1749 in York, York Co. ME (Bragdon, L. (1921) "Births of the Upper Parish in York, p. 41). She died in York, York Co. ME on 26 Nov 1778 (Bragdon and Frost, Vital Records of York, ME, p. 400.). On 20 Jan 1772 she published her intentions to marry and on 4 Feb 1772 Anna married Thomas MAHONEY, in York, York Co. ME (Bragdon and Frost, Vital Records of York, ME, pp. 154 and 358.)


10. Jane WOODWARD (Beamsley1). She was born on 18 May 1752 in York, York Co. ME (Bragdon, L. (1921) "Births of the Upper Parish in York, p. 41). On 19 Apr 1777 Jane married Francis WEYMOUTH, in York, York Co. ME (Bragdon and Frost, Vital Records of York, ME, p. 159.).


11. Lucy WOODWARD (Beamsley1). She was born ca 1755 and died in York, York Co. ME on 3 Feb 1827 (Bragdon and Frost, Vital Records of York, ME, pp. 422-60.). [There is no record of her birth among Bragdon's "Births of the Upper Parish in York."]


12. Olive WOODWARD (Beamsley1). She was born ca 1756 in York, York Co. ME. She died in York, York Co. ME on 16 Jan 1791 (Bragdon and Frost, Vital Records of York, ME, p. 395). On 15 Feb 1776 Olive married Joseph AUSTIN Jr., in York, York Co. ME (Bragdon and Frost, Vital Records of York, ME, p. 158.). [There is no record of her birth among Bragdon's "Births of the Upper Parish in York."]


Third Generation


13. John WOODWARD (Lemuel2, Beamsley1). He apparently never married.


14. Benjamin WOODWARD (Lemuel2, Beamsley1). On 18 Aug 1805 he published his intention to marry Mercy GRANT in York, York Co. ME (Bragdon and Frost, York Vital Records). They had the following child:

	26	i. Joseph WOODWARD

15. Hannah WOODWARD (Lemuel2, Beamsley1). She apparently never married.


16. Daniel W. WARNER (Susannah WOODWARD2, Beamsley1). He was born on 12 Oct 1767 in Swansea.


17. John WOODWARD (Simeon2, Beamsley1). He was born ca 1763 in York, York Co. ME. He died in Waterborough, York Co. ME on 7 Jul 1813. Both he and his wife are buried in family cemetery off Middle Road 300 yds up a lane with stone walls on both sides around the graves.

On 27 Jan 1792 John married Hannah RAMSDELL, daughter of Timothy RAMSDELL & Mary WADLIN, in York, York Co. ME (Bragdon & Frost, York Vital Records, p. 174.). She was born on 1 Dec 1773 in York, York Co. ME and died in Waterborough, York Co. ME on 25 Oct 1835.

John and his family are listed in the 1800 census for Waterborough, York Co. ME -He is listed as 16-26, with two sons aged under 10, two daughters aged under ten, and a woman aged 16-26.

John and his family are listed in the 1810 census for Waterborough, York Co. ME -He is listed as 26-45, with two sons aged under 10, a son aged 10-16, four daughters aged under ten, one daughter aged 10-16, a woman aged 26-45 and a woman 45 or older.

The 1820 census for Waterborough, York Co. ME contains an entry under the name "Widow Hannah Woodard" that refers to her. She is listed as 45+ years old, with one boy under 10, one boy 10-16, one man 16-26, one girl under 10, three girls 10-16, three women 16-26, one person engaged in agriculture.

Hannah is also present as head of household in the 1830 census for Waterborough, York Co. ME. She is listed as age 40-50 with a girl aged 5-10, two girls aged 10-15, 1 girl aged 15-20, one woman aged 20-30.

John WOODWARD and Hannah RAMSDELL had the following children:

	27	i.	David WOODWARD (1792-1865)
	28	ii.	Theodotia WOODWARD
	29	iii.	Mafsa WOODWARD
	30	iv.	Olive WOODWARD (1798-1858)
	31	v.	Simeon WOODWARD (-<1829)
	32	vi.	Abigail WOODWARD
	33	vii.	Hannah WOODWARD (1801-1851)
	34	viii.	Mary WOODWARD (1805-1863)

18. Anna WOODWARD (William2, Beamsley1). She was born on 18 Nov 1780 in ME and died on 29 Jul 1858. She was buried in the Elder Gray Cemetery, No. Waterborough, York Co. ME.

RECORD OF HER BIRTH AND DEATH: "Anna Gray born November the 18, 1780... Anna Gray his [Rev. James Gray] wife died July 29 1858" (The James Gray/Grey Family Bible)

On 31 Dec 1807 when Anna was 27, she married Elder James GRAY, son of Nehemiah GRAY & Olive GOODWIN, in Lyman, York Co. ME. He was born on 10 Aug 1784 in Lyman, York Co. ME. Elder James died on 17 Jun 1854. (The James Gray/Grey Family Bible).

A record of their marriage and intention to marry are included in Vital Records of Lyman ME from the New England Genealogical and Historical Register, v. 96, p. 146, : "Mr. James Gray of Lyman and miss Anna Woodard [cert. Woodred] of Waterborough, int. 12 Decr. cert. 28 Dec." A record of their intention to marry also appears in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" New England Genealogical and Historical Register v. 90, p. 251. "James Gray of Lyman and Anna Woodward of Waterboro' Decr. 5th 1807."

Elder James GRAY and his wife appear in the 1830 census for Waterboro, ME.

Anna WOODWARD and Elder James GRAY had the following children:

	35	i.	Samuel GRAY (1810-1869)
	36	ii.	William GRAY (1812-1868)
	37	iii.	Mary GRAY (1813-1886)
	38	iv.	James GRAY (1818-1847)
	39	v.	Joan GRAY (1816-1822)
	40	vi.	Ichabod GRAY (1820-1824)

19. Sally WOODWARD (William2, Beamsley1). She was born in 1782 in ME and died on 31 Aug 1854.

On 28 Sep 1805 Sally married Jeremiah CHADBOURNE, son of Paul CHADBOURN & Joanna YEATON, in Waterborough, York Co. ME. He was born on 22 Jun 1782 in Coxhall, York Co. ME. Jeremiah died in Buxton, York Co. ME on 16 Jun 1852.

A record of their intention to marry also appears in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" New England Genealogical and Historical Register v. 90, p. 250. "Jeremiah Chadborn & Sally Woodward both of Waterboro Published Sept 28th 1805."

Sally WOODWARD and Jeremiah CHADBOURNE had the following children:

	41	i.	William J. CHADBOURNE (1806-)
	42	ii.	Phebe CHADBOURNE (1808-1895)
	43	iii.	Mary Ann CHADBOURNE (1811-)
	44	iv.	Jeremiah CHADBOURNE (1814-1866)
	45	v.	Sarah CHADBOURNE (1816-1837)
	46	vi.	Hannah CHADBOURNE (1818-1839)
	47	vii.	Joanna CHADBOURNE (1820-1820)
	48	viii.	Paul CHADBOURNE (1825-1828)
	53	ix.	Ezra W. WOODWARD (ca1828-1864) [adopted]

20. Mary WOODWARD (William2, Beamsley1). She was born on 8 Jan 1786 in Plantation Of Massabesick, York Co. ME. Mary died in Waterborough, York Co., ME on 22 Mar 1877 and was buried in the Elder Grey Cemetery, N. Waterborough, York Co. ME. She was probably a Free-Will Baptist.

On 15 Jun 1806 Mary married William MILLS, son of Elligood MILLS Sr. & Lucy MCLUCAS, in Waterborough, York Co. ME. He was born on 19 Mar 1784 in Plantation Of Massabesick, York Co. ME. William died in Waterborough, York Co. ME on 14 Aug 1824. Information on William's ancestry and their descendants is available here.

RECORD OF MARRIAGE INTENTIONS: "William Mills & Polly Woodward both of Waterboro' Published May 24th 1806." ("Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" New England Genealogical and Historical Register (1936) v. 90, p. 250.)

RECORD OF MARRIAGE: "William Mills & Polly Woodward both of Waterboro Married June 15 1806... The above Two Couple By Benja Warren Esqr." ("Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" New England Genealogical and Historical Register (1936) v. 90, p. 229.)

Mary is listed as a head of household in the 1830 and 1840 censuses for Waterborough, York Co. ME. She is included as a member of her son, James MILLS, household in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses for Waterborough, York Co. ME.

RECORD OF DEATH: "Molly Wife of William Mills Died March 22 1877 aged 91 yrs. 2 mos. 8 days" (Eligood Mills sr. family bible)

OBITUARY- "MRS. MARY MILLS, died in Waterboro, Me., where she always resided, March 23, aged 91 years 2 months and 14 days. She was left a widow 52 years since, with eight children, which she reared with prayerial solicitude, bearing with and for them the peculiar hardships of their lonely life, till they could care for themselves; then on the old homestead, preserved by her industry and economy, with her youngest son, finished out her long and useful life, leaving her many friends a satisfactory evidence that her religious life was a success. Truly 'The memory of the just is blessed.' P. Smith." (The Morning Star, Boston and Chicago, 23 May 1877, v. LII, no. 21.)

GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTION: "Mary, w. William Mills, d. Mar. 22, 1877, aged 91 yrs. 2 mos. 4 das." Frost, John Eldridge (1965) Waterboro (Maine) Record Book, p. 107.


21. Joseph WOODWARD (William2, Beamsley1). He was born in 1790. Joseph died in Waterborough, York Co. ME on 10 May 1829. He was a Free-Will Baptist.

According to notes by Linda Hanscom Joseph Woodward "witnessed Paul Chadbourn's will in 1825; in the old Woodward cemetery past Lord's, Joseph Woodward's gravestone says he died 10 May 1829, age 39 years; executer of father's will; a Joseph Woodward served in the War of 1812 in Capt. S. Strout's Company, Liut. Col. J. Spring's Regiment. It was raised in Limington and served at Saco from Oct. 30 to Nov 13, 1814. Elijah Chadbourn and William Mills also served in this company."

On 30 Nov 1815 Joseph married Sally HILL, in Waterborough, York Co. ME. Sally died on 6 Oct 1817.

A record of their marriage appears in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 90, p. 238: "Mr. Joseph woodwarrd to Miss Sally Hill Both of Waterborough Nov 30 18[1]5... the Eight above Coples joined By Elder Henry Smith Received by me Daniel Smith Town Clerk." Record of intention to marry in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 90, p. 236. "Mr. Joseph Woodward & Miss Sally Hill both of Waterboroh Nov 15 1806."

Josseph WOODWARD and Sally HILL had one child:

	50	i.	Collins

Joseph WOODWARD and his family appear in the 1820 census for Waterborough, York Co. ME - He is listed as 26-45, with a son aged under 10, 1 person engaged in agriculture.

On 3 Nov 1821 Joseph second married Mary CLARK, daughter of Penuel CLARK Lt. & Mary HODGDON, in Limerick, York Co. ME. She was born in 1795 and died on 26 Nov 1831.

A record of their intention to marry is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 90, p. 316: "Mr. Joseph woodward of waterboro & Miss Mary Clark of Limerick Nov. 3 1821."

Joseph WOODWARD and Mary CLARK had the following children:

	51	i.	Daniel J. WOODWARD
	52	ii.	Joseph J. WOODWARD
	53	iii.	Ezra W. WOODWARD (ca1828-1864)

Acccording to minutes of meetings of the town of Waterborough, Joseph Woodward was chosen on 7 Apr 1817 as a Hayward and Fence Viewer. He was chosen as a surveyor of highways for Roberts Road on 6 Apr 1818. He was voted as a surveyor of highways at a meeting on 5 Apr 1819, which later voted to divide his district. He was elected and sworn as surveyor of highways on 1 Apr 1822. He was voted and sworn in as Tithingman and a Hayward and Fence Viewer on 7 Apr 1822. A "Lieut. Joseph Woodward" was chosen as "surveyor" on 8 Sep 1823. At a later meeting held on 3 May 1824 he was elected a hayward and fence viewer. He was voted a hayward and fence viewer at a meeting on 4 Apr 1825 and again on 3 Apr 1826. Lieut. Joseph Woodward was chosen a surveyor of highways on 3 Mar 1828. (Civil Records of Waterborough, 1787-1827)

OBITUARY - "DIED, ...In Waterborough... In the same place, on Sunday last, Mr. Joseph Woodard, son of the late Dea. Wm. Woodard, aged 39. His funeral was also attended by Eld. Seavy. He died in the triumphs of faith." (MORNING STAR; Limerick, Friday May 15, 1829).

"CAUTION. ALL persons are hereby cautioned against harboring, trusting, trading witih, or crediting in any way, MARY WOODARD, widow of JOSEPH WOODWARD, late of Waterborough, on my account, as I have been appointed her guardian, and have made ample provision for her; and shall not, therefore, pay, or in any way, settle any debt or debts of her contracting. WM. McKUSICK. Limerick Jan'y 12, 1831." The Morning Star, Limerick, ME appears in three successive editions: 12, 19, 26 Jan 1831.


22. William WOODWARD (William2, Beamsley1). He was born in 1793. William died on 28 Dec 1852 and was buried in Woodward Cemetery, Waterboro ME. On 19 Dec 1815 when William was 22, he married Catherine DESHON, daughter of James DESHON & Catherine -, in Limerick, York Co. ME. She was born on 9 Apr 1795.

William Woodward Jr. appears in the 1820 census for Waterborough, York Co. ME -he is listed as 26-45, a wife aged 16-26, two daughters under 10, 1 person engaged in agriculture. He also appears in the 1830 census for Waterborough, York Co. ME. with wife and five children.

Willliam WOODWARD and Catherine DESHON had the following children:

	54	i.	Rufus WOODWARD (1819-1901)
		ii.	Mary WOODWARD (Died young) (ca1824-1842)
		iii.	James J. WOODWARD (Died young) (ca1826-1827)
		iv.	William WOODWARD (Died young) (ca1831-1832)

23. Patience WOODWARD (William2, Beamsley1). On 4 May 1817 Patience married Joseph LEWIS, in Waterborough, York Co. ME ("Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" New England Genealogical and Historical Register (1936) v. 90, p. 238).)


24. Rufus WOODWARD (William2, Beamsley1).


25. Johnson WOODWARD (William2, Beamsley1). He died before 1850. On 6 Dec 1832 Johnson married Olive EMERY, in Waterborough, York Co. ME. She was born ca 1800 in ME.

A record of their marriage is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 91, p. 23. "Mr. Johnson Woodward of Hollis and Miss Olive Emery of Waterborough were Joined in Marriage Decemr. 6th 1832 by Henry Hobbs Justice Peace." A record of their intention of marriage is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 90, p. 332. "Mr. Johnson Woodard of Hollis and Miss Olive Emery of Waterborough November 10th 1832." A record of their marriage intentions is also included in Town of Hollis, York County Maine Town Book Marriages "Johnson Woodward Esq. of Hollis and Miss Olive Emery of Waterborough intend marriage. Hollis Oct 20, 1832 Certified Nov. 5 1832."

MARRIAGE NOTICE - "In Waterborough, 6th inst. Mr. Johnson Woodward, of Hollis, to Miss Olive Emery, of W." [The Morning Star, Limerick ME, 28 Dec 1832].

Olive nee EMERY WOODWARD is present with her son Nathaniel in the 1850 census for Waterborough, York Co. ME in the home of Nathaniel and Mary Emery.

Johnson WOODWARD and Olive EMERY had the following children:

	55	i.	William J. WOODWARD (1838-1870)
	56	ii.	Nathaniel WOODWARD(1836-1854)


Fourth Generation


26. Joseph WOODWARD (Benjamin3, Lemuel2, Beamsley1). On 22 Nov 1849 Joseph married Hannah W. ROBES, in York, York Co. ME. They and their family are buried in the Village Cemetery, York, York Co. ME. They had the following children:

		i. 	Frank P. WOODWARD (1853-1937) m. Abbie H.
		ii. 	Bradford S. WOODWARD (1858-1923) m. Nettie M.
		iii. 	Charles WOODWARD

27. David WOODWARD (John3, Simeon2, Beamsley1). He was born in 1792 in York, York Co. ME. He died in Waterboro, York Co. ME on 25 Nov 1865 and was buried in No. Waterboro, York Co. ME. He was a farmer.

On 11 Feb 1822 when David was 30, he married Olive SMITH, in Waterborough, York Co. ME. She was born in 1802 in Hollis, York Co. ME and died in Waterboro, York Co. ME on 31 Jan 1870.

Record of intention of marriage is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 90, p. 325. "Mr. David Woodward of Waterborough. and Mrs. Olive Smith of Hollis February 11th 182[2]." A similar record is present in Town of Hollis, York County Maine Town Book Marriages and Intentions "Mr. David Woodward of Waterborough and Miss Olive Smith of Hollis intend Marriage Hollis Febry 1822. Certified March 6."

David WOODWARD was selected on 1 Apr 1833 as a tythingman at a Waterborough town meeting, later sworn on 14 Apr 1833. He "Bid off" Massa Welch at eighty cents per week until the next May meeting on 8 Sep 1834. He was chosen as tithingman on 3 Apr 1838. Later at the same meeting, the assembled group votes "to set off Daniel Scribner, David Woodward and the Woodward Girles in a highway district by themselves." He was chosen as tythingman on 1 Apr 1839. He was chosen as surveyor of highways and also tythingman on 6 Apr 1840. He was chosen as surveyor of highways on 10 Apr 1841. He was chosen as surveyor of highways and also tythingman on 3 Apr 1843. On 7 Apr 1845, he is mentioned as bidding off Thomas Welch for twenty two dollars and fifty cents, with Nathaniel Emery and Jonathan Hanson his bondsmen; also chosen and sworn as a surveyor of highways. On 6 Apr 1846 he was chosen as a surveyor of highways. On 16 May 1846, he was chosen as a bondsman for Constable Joseph Chase. He was chosen and sworn as surveyor of highways in district #35 on 8 Mar 1852. His property is mentioned with reference to the boundaries of School District No. 5 at a meeting on 14 Mar 1853. On 2 Jun 1854 David Woodward is mentioned as bidding off Section No. 6 (66 rods) of a proposed road from Waterboro Center to Middle road for $250. His property is mentioned with reference to the boundaries of School District No. 16 at a meeting on 9 Mar 1857. (Civil Records of Waterborough, 1787-1827)

David Woodward and his family appears in the 1830 and 1850 census for Waterborough, York Co. ME. He also appears in Theodore Bond's index to the 1860 census for York Co. ME, in Waterborough, age 67.

David WOODWARD and Olive SMITH had the following children:

		i.	Hesekiah WOODWARD (ca1822-)
		ii.	Francis WOODWARD (1825-1898)
		iii.	John WOODWARD (1826-1903)
		iv.	William WOODWARD (1828-1904)
		v.	Comfort WOODWARD (1832-1874)
		vi.	David WOODWARD (1833-1911)
		vii.	Timothy WOODWARD (1835-1924)
		viii.	Caroline S. WOODWARD (ca1838-)
		ix.	Olive Jane WOODWARD (1841-1904)

28. Theodotia WOODWARD (John3, Simeon2, Beamsley1). On 22 Jul 1822 Theodotia married John SMITH Jr., in Waterborough, York Co. ME.

Record of marriage is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 91, p. 16. "Mr. John Smith with Miss Theodotia Woodward both of Waterborough...The above five Couple were solemnized by Elder Henry Leach in 1822 Recorded by Orlando Bagley Town Clerk." Record of intention of marriage is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 90, p. 325. "Mr. John Smith Jr. and Miss Theodotia Woodward Both of Waterborough July 27th 1822."


29. Mafsa WOODWARD (John3, Simeon2, Beamsley1). On 5 Jan 1822 Mafsa married Isreal WELCH, in Waterborough, York Co. ME.

A record of their intention to marry is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 90, p. 316. "Mr. Isreal Welch & Miss Mary woodard Both of Waterboro 5th Jany 1822."


30. Olive WOODWARD (John3, Simeon2, Beamsley1). She was born in 1798 and died on 14 Apr 1858. On 7 Sep 1831 Olive married Richard BEAN III, in Waterborough, York Co. ME.

Record of marriage is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 91, p. 22. "Mr. Richard Bean 3rd and Miss Olive Woodward both of Waterborough were Joined in Marriage the 7th day of September1831 the above two couple were Solemnized by Nathaniel Emery, Just. Peace Recorded by me Orlando Bagley, Town Clerk." Record of intention of marriage is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 90, p. 331. "Mr. Richard Bean 3rd & Miss Olive Woodward both of Waterborough August 24th 1831." A record of this marriage appears in a local newspaper: "In Waterborough, by Nathaniel Emery, Esq.... Also, Mr. Richard Bean 3d to Miss Olive Woodward both of W." (MORNING STAR; Limerick, Friday Sept. 16, 1831).


31. Simeon WOODWARD (John3, Simeon2, Beamsley1). Simeon died before 12 Jun 1829 in Waterborough, York Co. ME.


32. Abigail WOODWARD (John3, Simeon2, Beamsley1). On 15 Sep 1825 Abigail married Oliver SMITH, in Waterboro, York Co. ME.

Record of marriage is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 91, p. 18. "Mr. Oliver Smith and Miss Abigail Woodward both of Waterborough were Joined in Marriage Sept. 15th. 1825....The above four couples were joined in Marriage by Henry Hobbs, Justice of the Peace Recorded by Orlando Bagley Town Clerk." Record of intention of marriage is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 90, p. 327. "[Mr.] Oliver Smith and Miss Abigail Woodward [both of] Waterborough June 12, 1825."


33. Hannah WOODWARD (John3, Simeon2, Beamsley1). She was born in 1801. Hannah died on 20 Jan 1851 and was buried in North Waterboro, York Co. ME. On 18 Aug 1831 Hannah married Daniel SCRIBNER, in Waterborough, York Co. ME. He was born on 2 Sep 1791 and died on 15 Mar 1858.

A record of their marriage is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v. 91, p. 22. "Mr. Daniel Scribner and Miss Hannah Woodward both of Waterborough were Joined in Marriage August 18, 1831... the above two couple were Solemnized by Nathaniel Emery, Just. Peace Recorded by me Orlando Bagley, Town Clerk." Record of intention of marriage is included in (1936) "Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine" NEGHR v.90, p. 331. "Mr. Daniel Scribner and Miss Hannah Woodward Both of Waterborough July 23rd 1831." A record of this marriage appears in a local newspaper: "In Waterborough, by Nathaniel Emery, Esq. Mr. Daniel Scribner to Miss Hannah Woodward both of the former place" (MORNING STAR; Limerick, Friday Sept. 16, 1831).

Hannah WOODWARD and Daniel SCRIBNER had the following children:

		i.	Charles SCRIBNER (-1861)
		ii.	Bradford SCRIBNER (1845-1910)

34. Mary WOODWARD (John3, Simeon2, Beamsley1). She was born in 1805 and died on 20 Mar 1863. She is present in Theodore Bond's index to the 1860 census for York Co. ME, in Waterboro, age 53.


35. Samuel GRAY (Anna WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). He was born on 15 Jul 1810 and died on 9 Aug 1869. "Samuel Gray born July the 15 1810... Samuel Gray died August 9 1869" (The James Gray/Grey Family Bible)


36. William GRAY (Anna WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). He was born on 26 Jan 1812 and died on 20 Jun 1868. "William Gray born January 26 1812... William Gray died June 20 1868" (The James Gray/Grey Family Bible)


37. Mary GRAY (Anna WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). She was born on 30 Nov 1813 in Waterborough, York Co. ME. "Mary Gray born November 30, 1813" (The James Gray/Grey Family Bible) Mary died on 11 Apr 1886 and is buried in the Elder Gray Cemetery, No. Waterborough, York Co. ME.

On 3 Aug 1835 Mary married James Mills CHADBOURNE, son of Elijah CHADBOURN & Lydia MILLS, in Waterborough, York Co. ME. He was born on 27 Sep 1812 in Waterborough, York Co. ME. James Mills CHADBOURNE died on 26 Jul 1893. Information about her husband's ancestry and their descendants is available here.


38. James GRAY Jr (Anna WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). He was born on 11 May 1818 and died on 31 Dec 1847. "James Gray born May the 11, 181[8]... James Gray Jr. died December 31 1847" (The James Gray/Grey Family Bible)


39. Joan GRAY (Anna WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). She was born on 11 Jun 1816 and died on 13 Oct 1822. "Joan Gray born June the 11 1816... Joan Gray died October 13 1822" (The James Gray/Grey Family Bible)


40. Ichabod GRAY (Anna WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). He was born on 15 Jan 1820 and died in Sep 1824; he was 4. "Icabod Gray born Januray[sic] 15 1820... Icabod Gray died September 1824" (The James Gray/Grey Family Bible)


41. William J. CHADBOURNE (Sally WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). He was born on 15 Jul 1806 in Limerick, York Co. ME.


42. Phebe CHADBOURNE (Sally WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). She was born on 24 Nov 1808 and died on 31 Jan 1895.


43. Mary Ann CHADBOURNE (Sally WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). She was born on 3 Aug 1811.


44. Jeremiah CHADBOURNE Jr (Sally WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). He was born on 2 Jan 1814 in Limerick, York Co. ME. Jeremiah died in Buxton, York Co. ME on 20 Apr 1866 and was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Groveville, Buxton, York Co. ME. He was a farmer and a teamster. On 16 May 1841 Jeremiah married Uroxia MERRILL, daughter of William MERRILL & Mary RICH. She was born on 19 Aug 1816 in ME and died on 5 Sep 1868. They had the following children:

		i.	Henry Allen CHADBOURNE (1842-)
		ii.	Paul CHADBOURNE (Died young) (1846-1846)
		iii.	Mary Anette CHADBOURNE (Died young) (1847-1864)
		iv.	Joseph Harris CHADBOURNE (1849-)
		v.	James Merrill CHADBOURNE (1851-)
		vi.	Ella Urosia CHADBOURNE (Died young) (1853-1854)
		vii.	Samuel Corolon CHADBOURNE (1855-)
		viii.	Ezra W. CHADBOURNE (Died young) (ca1857-1862)
		ix.	George H. CHADBOURNE (Died young) (ca1860-1862)

45. Sarah CHADBOURNE (Sally WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). She was born on 19 May 1816 and died in Buxton, York Co. ME on 7 Nov 1837.


46. Hannah CHADBOURNE (Sally WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). She was born on 8 Dec 1818 and died in Buxton, York Co. ME on 30 Oct 1839.


47. Joanna CHADBOURNE (Sally WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). She was born on 8 Feb 1820 and died on 9 Feb 1820 in Buxton, York Co. ME.


48. Paul CHADBOURNE (Sally WOODWARD3, William2, Beamsley1). He was born on 6 Jan 1825 in Buxton, York Co. ME and died on 8 Apr 1828.


50. Collins WOODWARD (Joseph3, William2, Beamsley1).


51. Daniel J. WOODWARD (Joseph3, William2, Beamsley1).


52. Joseph J. WOODWARD jr (Joseph3, William2, Beamsley1).


53. Ezra W. WOODWARD (Joseph3, William2, Beamsley1). He was born ca 1828 in ME the son of Joseph WOODWARD and Mary nee Clark and was raised by his aunt, Sally nee Woodward CHADBOURNE. He died in Hollis, York Co. ME in 1864. On 25 Oct 1852 Ezra W. married Mary Ellen CHADBOURNE, daughter of Philip CHADBOURNE & Lydia SMITH, in Hollis, York Co. ME. She was born on 21 May 1832 in Hollis, York Co. ME and died in Gorham, Cumberland Co. ME on 28 Aug 1882.

A record of the publication on 20 Oct 1852 of their intention to marry appears in Town of Hollis, Records of Marriages and Intentions 1852-1892, p. 2: "Ezra Woodward of Buxton and Mary Chadbourn of Hollis enter their intention of marriage. Certificate paid 24th Oct. 1852. Attest Henry K. Bradbury, Town Clerk." A record of their marriage appears in Town of Hollis, Records of Marriages and Intentions 1820-1852,: "[This is to certify] also October 25th 1852- Ezra Woodward of Buxton and Miss Mary Chadbourne of Hollis."


54. Rufus WOODWARD (William3, William2, Beamsley1). He was born in 1819 and died on 5 Jan 1901. He married Mary A. -. She died on 14 Sep 1900.


55. William J. WOODWARD (Johnson3, William2, Beamsley1). He was born in 1838. William J. died on 21 Mar 1870 and was buried in the Stephens Lewis Cemetery.


56. Nathaniel WOODWARD (Johnson3, William2, Beamsley1). He was born on 25 Sep 1836. Nathaniel died on 1 Nov 1854 and was buried in the Emery Cemetery.


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