Surname: Woodward

Slave Narrative of Ned Walker

Interviewer: W. W. Dixon Person Interviewed: Ned Walker Location: Winnsboro, South Carolina Place of Birth: Winnsboro, South Carolina Age: 83 Ned Walker lives in the village of White Oak, near Winnsboro, S.C., in a two-room frame house, the dwelling of his son-in-law, Leander Heath, who married his daughter, Nora. Ned is too old to do any work of a remunerative character but looks after the garden and chickens of his daughter and son-in-law. He is a frequent visitor to¬†Winnsboro,¬†S.C. He brings chickens and garden produce, to sell in the town and the Winnsboro Hill’s village. He is tall, thin, and straight, with kind eyes. Being one of the old Gaillard Negroes, transplanted from the Santee section of Berkeley County, in the Low Country, to the red hills of Fairfield County, in the Up Country, he still retains words and phrases characteristic of the Negro in the lower part of South Carolina. “Yes sir, I’s tall and slim lak a saplin’; maybe dat a good reason I live so long. Doctor say lean people lives longer than fat people. “I hear daddy read one time from de Bible ’bout a man havin’ strength of years in his right hand and honor and riches in his left hand, but whenever I open dat left hand dere is nothin’ in it. ‘Spect dat promise is comin’ tho’, when de old age pension...

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Slave Narrative of Mary Raines

Interviewer: W. W. Dixon Person Interviewed: Mary Raines Location: South Carolina Age: 99 Ex-Slave 99 Years Old. Mary Raines is the oldest living person, white or black, in Fairfield County. If she survives until next December, she will have attained her century of years. She lives with her widowed daughter, Fannie McCollough, fifty-seven years old, and a son, Joe Raines, aged 76 years. They rent a two-room frame house, on lands of Mrs. Sallie Wylie, Chester County, S.C. Joe, the son, is a day laborer on nearby farms. Fannie cooks for Mrs. W.T. Raines. Old Mother Mary has been receiving a county pension of $5.00 per month for several years. “How old would Marse William Woodward be if he hadn’t died befo’ I gwine to die? A hundred and twenty, you say? Well, dat’s ’bout de way I figured my age. Him was a nephew of Marse Ed, de fust Marse Ed P. Mobley. Him say dat when him ‘come twenty-one, old marster give him a birthday dinner and ‘vite folks to it. Marse Riley McMaster, from Winnsboro, S.C., was dere a flyin’ ’round my young mistress, Miss Harriett. Marse Riley was a young doctor, ridin’ ’round wid saddlebags. While they was all settin’ down to dinner, de young doctor have to git up in a hurry to go see my mammy. Left his plate piled up wid turkey,...

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Slave Narrative of Mary Woodward

Interviewer: W. W. Dixon Person Interviewed: Mary Woodward Location: South Carolina Date of Birth: 1854 Age: 83 “I knows you since you ’bout dis high (indicating). When was it? Where I see you? I see you at your auntie’s house. Dat was your auntie, Miss Roxie Mobley, other side of Blackstock. You was in a little dress dat day, look lak a gal. Oh! Lordy, dat been a long time! What us has come thru since dat day and de days befo’ dat, beyond freedom. “I was born a slave of old Marster Adam Berber, near de Catawba River side de county, in 1854. I’s a mighty small gal but I ‘members when pappy got his leg broke at de gin-house dat day, in de Christmas week. Seem lak dat was de best Christmas I ever had. White folks comin’ and a gwine, loadin’ de bed down wid presents for pappy and mammy and me. “What my pappy name? He was name Joe and mammy go by Millie. Both b’long to Marster Adam and Miss Nellie. Dat was her name and a lovely mistress she be in dat part of de country. Her was sure pretty, walk pretty, and act pretty. ‘Bout all I had to do in slavery time was to comb her hair, lace her corset, pull de hem over her hoop and say, ‘You is served,...

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Slave Narrative of Aleck Woodward

Interviewer: W. W. Dixon Person Interviewed: Aleck Woodward Location: South Carolina Age: 83 “You knows de Simonton place, Mr. Wood? Well, dats just where I was born back yonder befo’ de war, a slave of old Marster Johnnie Simonton. Five miles sorter south sunset side of Woodward Station where you was born, ain’t it so? My pappy was Ike Woodward, but him just call ‘Ike’ time of slavery, and my mammy was name Dinah. My brother Charlie up north, if he ain’t dead, Ike lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Two sisters: Ollie, her marry an Aiken, last counts, and she and her family in Charlotte, North Carolina; sister Mattie marry a Wilson nigger, but I don’t know where they is. “Us lived in a four-room log house, ’bout sixteen all told. Dere was pappy and mammy (now you count them) gran’pappy, Henry Davis, Gran’mammy Kisana, Aunt Anna, and her seven chillun, and me, and my two brothers and two sisters. How many make dat? Seventeen? Well, dat’s de number piled in dere at night in de beds and on de floors. They was scandlous beds; my God, just think of my grands, old as I is now, tryin’ to sleep on them hard beds and other folks piled ‘scriminately all over de log floors! My Gran’pappy Henry was de carpenter, and old marster tell him ‘if you make your...

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Biography of G. F. Woodward

G. F. Woodward is a native of Lee county, Virginia, born February 10, 1834. His parents, Henry and Elizabeth Woodward, were natives of Virginia. Many of his ancestors on his mother’s side were soldiers during the Revolutionary War.; one, a grand-uncle, William Ely was bayoneted through the body, but survived and lived to be over 110 years of age. His father died in 1873 and his mother in 1877. G. F. Woodward was educated at the high school in Hancock county, Tennessee, and at Jonesville, Virginia, and receiving a liberal education, qualified himself for teaching. He came to Missouri in 1856 and located in Harrison county, and March 29, 1857, was married to Miss Margaret Richard, a native of Tennessee, but who at the time of her marriage was one of the most successful and leading teachers in northwest Missouri. She began teaching when only fourteen years of age, and continued to teach constantly for fourteen years. Her mother died in Tennessee when Margaret was but a child. She then came to Missouri with her father, who died in Ray county, in 1854. By this marriage three daughters were born; namely, Martha E., born January 19, 1858; M. J., born August 6, 1861; and Lilly M., born October 11, 1864. Mrs. Woodward died March 1, 1875. She was a consistent Christian and model wife and mother, and died leaving...

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Biographical Sketch of John L. Woodward

John L. Woodward, junior member and business manager of the firm of Condron & Woodward, dealers in grain and machinery, was born in Champaign County, O., He served during the war of the rebellion a short time, doing garrison duty, after which he bough land in Dallas county, Ia. He engaged in the grain business at Dallas Center, which he continued for two years and in 1871 located at Sac City, where he engaged in the mercantile business. In 1880 established business as above. During 1881 the firm shipped one hundred cars of...

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Biographical Sketch of Milton F. Woodward

Milton F. Woodward. This subject was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1832, and there grew up and received his education. He learned the wood-carver’s and cabinet-maker’s trades in his youth and worked at them till August, 1861. Then the war came like a hurricane on the land, and Mr. Woodward enlisted in Company H, of a Pennsylvania regiment known as the “Bucktails,” serving till December, 1863, when he was discharged. In. November, 1864, he again entered the service, this time in the Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry, and served in his company as sergeant. In February, 1865, he was detailed as scout for General Kilpatrick, and served till the surrender of the rebels. Returning home he soon afterward went to Illinois where he worked at cabinet-making till August, 1875, when he came to Harrison county, this State, and lived there till September, 1881. He then came to this-county, settling in Jamesport, where he went into the livery business, and is still so engaged, at this writing, and. driving a successful business. He was married, in Adams county, Illinois, December 25, 1870, to Miss Rachel Craig, a native of that State and...

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Biography of William Woodward

One of the pioneer settlers of Franklin, Oneida county, Idaho, and a farmer of the above state, William Woodward, was born on the 4th of January, 1833, in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. He received a common-school education in his native village. In 1845 he removed to Watford, and there he heard Mormonism by a blacksmith, Richard B. Margetts, and he was baptized June 21, 1848. He soon became anxious to join his coreligionists in Salt Lake valley, then in upper California. In January 1850, Mr. Woodward sailed from Liverpool, England, on the ship Argo, Captain Mills, with four hundred Latter Day Saints, arriving at New Orleans, March 8, after an ocean passage of eight weeks. With other emigrants Mr. Woodward wended his way to St. Louis, on the steamboat Glencoe: from there proceeded to Council Bluffs, where he arrived on April 9, and on the 13th of April he went to work for Orson Hyde, at six dollars per month. He lived with Mr. Hyde for over a year and then drove team to Salt Lake City, in Captain Horner’s company. They were some three months on the way. On the plains in that early day, 1851, thousands of buffalo were encountered on the way, and sometimes in the distance they appeared like a forest of timber; twenty thousand were passed in one day. The Platte valley and the hills...

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Biography of Orpheus S. Woodward, Col.

Col. Orpheus S. Woodward. The career of Colonel Woodward, who is past fourscore and is one of the most honored and respected citizens of Neosho Falls, represents a broad track of useful effort and service, beginning as a teacher, changing to the dangerous occupation as a soldier in the Civil war, subsequently as a rancher, business man, public official in Kansas, where he had lived the greater part of the last half century. Colonel Woodward was born in Erie County, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1835. The Woodwards were colonial Americans, tracing their original home to England. It is probable that the first point of settlement in America was in Connecticut. Oliver Woodward, grandfather of Colonel Woodward, was born April 12, 1772, lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois, and died at Barry, Illinois, about 1847. Ebenezer Woodward, father of Colonel Woodward, was born in Ohio April 16, 1804. He grew up in his native state, was married in Erie County, Pennsylvania, where he spent many years as a farmer and carpenter, and finally retired to San Diego, California, where he died January 25, 1882. In early life he became a whig, and from that party transferred his allegiance to the republican organization when it came into existence. He was a very active worker in the Methodist Episcopal Church and for many years a pillar in his local society. Ebenezer Woodward married...

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Woodward, Dave – Obituary

Human Bones Found Thought to Be Those of Dave Woodward Lost in the Blue Mountains 7 Years Ago Wednesday of this week Baily Shelton and Geo. Garwood, who are running Mack Shelton’s sheep in the montains north of this city, found the bones of a man. Bailey Shelton was making his way through a thick patchof brush to a spring where the discovery was made. The bones were closely examined and only a very few are missing. The plaace of the discovery is about three and one-half miles west of Mud springs, and only a few miles north of Elgin. The bones are supposed to be those of Dave Woodward who was lost in the mountains seven years ago this coming winter. The story of the Woodwards’ disappearance is familiar to all who were living in Elgin at that time. In the winter of 1899 Mr. Woodward was living at the tollgate on the summit of the Blue mountains. During the winter he came to Elgin after a load of supplies. He reached Elgin, secured his supplies, which were loaded on a handsled, and started on snowshoes for his mountain home. The snow was very deep and large snow storms swept over the mountains after Mr. Woodward started on his return journy. He was quite an old man and its thought, lost his way and perished in the deep...

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Edwin S. Woodward

2nd Lt., Inf., Co. B, 81st Div., 317th M. G. Btn.; of Duplin County; son of J. F. and Mrs. F. C. Woodward. Husband of Kathleen Sutton Woodward. Entered service June 19, 1916, at Clinton, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, transferred to Camp Stuart, then to Camp Warden McLean. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt. Aug. 15, 1917. On Mexican border six months. Expert rifleman and McL. Gunner. Mustered out at Camp Jackson Feb. 26,...

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Leonard Todd of Bethany CT

Leonard Todd7, (Ely6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 8, 1800, died April 6, 1876, married Dec. 24, 1821, Julia, daughter of Elam and Lowly (Dickerman) Bradley, who was born Nov. 21, 1802, died Oct. 11, 1899. Leonard Todd received a country school education and when 21 years of age he married Julia Bradley, of Hamden, Conn., in Grace Episcopal Church, in Hamden, the first couple to be married in the new church, the same is standing and is still used for worship. Leonard Todd was a good illustration of New England thrift. By hard work and rigid economy he not only got a good living off from one of those stony New England farms, but he amassed quite a fortune for those days. It was not necessary to teach thrift to Leonard Todd in the last century, for he together with his frugal wife had already learned that lesson and learned it well. It would be well if we who live in this 20th century would practice it more as did they. Like so many of those saintly men and women of those times, while frugal and careful and thrifty, Leonard Todd was not miserly or penurious as can be testified to by the fact that he was always very generous to the church, also to individuals when occasion required and to worthy causes. Mr. Todd was...

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Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of...

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Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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