Samuel Woods Genealogy

I. Samuel1 Woods of Cambridge, Mass., b. abt. 1636; went to Groton, Mass., in 1662; d. in Groton, Mar. 19, 1712; m. in Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 28, 1659, Alice Rushton, b. abt. 1636. Seven ch.: the first b. in Cambridge, the others in Groton, Mass.

II. Samuel2 Woods, son of Samuel1, I, b. Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 3, 1661; m. in Chelmsford, Mass., Dec. 30, 1685, Hannah Farwell, b. Chelmsford, Mass., Jan. 20, 1667-8; dau. of Joseph and Hannah (Learned) Farwell. She m. (2), Capt. Peter Joslin of Lancaster, Mass. Peter’s first wife was slain by the Indians who attacked her home, July 18, 1692, in Lancaster. Samuel and Hannah Woods had eight ch., the oldest.

III. Samuel3 Woods, b. (place and date unknown); d. Groton, Mass., Apr. 10, 1773; m. Nov. 29, 1720, Patience Bigelow, b. Sept. 30, 1698, probably dau. of James and Elizabeth (Child) Bigelow of Watertown, Mass. She d. in Groton, Mass., Jan. 23, 1771. Eight ch. b. Groton.

IV. William4 Woods, son of Samuel3, III, b. Groton, Oct. 17, 1735; d. Keene, Mar. 23, 1818; m. Feb. 9, 1757, Naomi Longley, b. Chelmsford, Mass., May 18, 1741; d. Keene, Sept. 8, 1815; dau. of Nathaniel and Lydia (Foster) Longley. Their ch. were:

  1. Naomi5, b. Chelmsford, Mass., May 18, 1759, bur. Oct. 16, 1759.
  2. William5, b. Chelmsford, May, 1761, slain in the battle of Bennington, Aug. 16, 1777.
  3. Joseph5, b. Keene, May 15, 1763, is supposed to have been the Joseph Woods who lived on the Winchester farm, 1790-1793. He m., Apr. 7, 1785, Nelly (?) Carforon. I can find no record of any ch. b. in Sullivan.
  4. Levi5, b. Keene, Feb. 18, 1765.
  5. Molly5, b. Nov. 3, 1766.
  6. Nathaniel5, b. June 10, 1769.
  7. Enoch5, b. Jan. 29, 1771, res. Sullivan, and was a farmer and blacksmith; d. Keene, Mar. 25, 1836, see pages 362-364. He m. Sept. 1, 1789, Abigail Butterfield, b. 1763; d. S., Jan. 9, 1821. Ch. b. Sullivan
    1. Mary6 (or Polly), b. Jan. 9, 1791; m. Charles Carter (q. v.)
    2. Lydia6, b. Mar. 5, 1792; m. Benjamin Kemp Jr. (q. v.)
    3. Prudence6, b. May 9, 1793; m. Rufus Mason, (q. v.)
    4. Enoch6, b. Jan. 7, 1798, was ordained a missionary of the American Home Missionary Society, in Sullivan, Oct. 19, 1853, and went forthwith to Walpole, Ia., where he began a successful ministry, and d. exactly one year to a day, from his arrival, Nov. 4, 1854. He m. Oct. 17, 1853, Jane Betsey Porter of Lyme, N. H. No children.
  8. Solomon5, b. Oct. 14, 1772, was a farmer and res. Sullivan, Gilsum and Keene; d. Keene, Oct. 29, 1837; m. Mar. 19, 1797, Betsey Mead, b. Lynn, Mass., Oct. 11, 1774; d. in Glover, Vt., Apr. 15, 1868; dau. of David and Betsey (Johnson) Mead of Keene. First four ch. b. Sullivan, the others in Gilsum:
    1. Charles6, b. May 14, 1799, d. in Virginia.
    2. David6, b. Oct. 5, 1801, d. in Java, N. Y.
    3. William6, b. June 30, 1803.
    4. Solomon6, b. Sept. 27, 1805; d. in Lowell, Mass.
    5. Abel Wilder6, b. Sept. 12, 1807, d. Cambridge, Vt.
    6. Betsey6, b. July 18, 1810; m. Horace Leonard; res. Glover, Vt.
    7. Sally Herrick6, b. June 10, 1814; m. (1), Hartwell, (2), Sawtelle, and she d. in Fitchburg, Mass.
    8. Henry6, b. Oct. 2, 1817; d. in Arkansas.
  9. Lydia5, b. Sept. 7, 1774.
  10. David5, b. July 14, 1776.
  11. Elijah5, b. July 16, 1778.
  12. William5, b. May 6, 1780.
  13. Josiah5, b. Sept. 3, 1782.

MLA Source Citation:

Seward, Josiah Lafayette. A History of the Town of Sullivan, New Hampshire 1777-1917. Keene, New Hampshire. c1921. Web. 19 January 2015. - Last updated on Mar 5th, 2013

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