Monday, June 27, 2011

William Gray Woodard family


This photograph of the William Gray Woodard family was shared with me by Fay Wood, William's great-granddaughter, following a post about Susan Woodard Senter.  Susan and William were siblings, children of Jesse Woodard and Sarah Partin.   Both Jesse and Sarah were born in North Carolina, Jesse about 1808 and Sarah about 1817.    Sarah may have been sister to Gray Partin Sr. ..... note that she named one of her sons William Gray Woodard.

William Gray Woodard was born June 8, 1851 in Itawamba County and died October 14 1920 in Yell County, Arkansas.  He married Sarah Francis Guyton on September 26, 1872 in Itawamba County.  Pictured with William and Sarah in the above photograph are their three youngest children, from left:  Grady Miles, Myrtle, Audie Bell.  Fay's grandfather, John Henry Lee Woodard, is not pictured here.

Fay is trying to determine the parents of Jesse Woodard.  If anyone has any information, please get in touch with me and I'll send it along to Fay.    I also have an interest in this family:  Jesse's daughter, Isabella Jeanette Woodard, married Joseph Potts, brother of my GGG grandfather, Jesse H. Potts.   The Woodards and Pottses appear to be in different corners of the county, with Jesse Woodard up around Mud Creek and Jesse Potts down around Carolina.   All help appreciated.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am looking for the parents of Charles Tabor Woodard. b.1/13/1892 d. 5/2/1984 Charleston SC

Anonymous said...

I found a gift deed in Robertson Co., TN from David Woodard to son Jesse Woodard, Dec 11 1825. Jesse disappears. David was from Nash Co., NC, a son of James Woodard. David Woodard had a sister, Keziah who married John Massingale & he died by 1805, so his children are the heirs in the will abstract below. David Woodard's children were: Mary, Drucilla, Noah, Martha, Henry & Jesse. Their mother was Elizabeth Braswell. All of this is proved by records. Interestingly Reddick Massingale was in Itawamba County on the 1840 census, spelled Rederick Massangale @ ancestry.com. I think Jesse is David's son because of the name similarities, age, the NC birth, and possibly because of Reddick Massingale, who is his aunt's brother in law.

MASSENGALE, MASSY
P. 265. Feb. 6, 1814 - May Ct. 1815. Sis: ELIZABETH PASSMORE, MARY MASSENGALE. Heirs of KIZA MASSENGALE: WARREN MASSENGALE and REDDICK MASSENGALE. No Ex. Wit: WILLIAM FLETMORE, WILLIAM LAWRENCE.

Unknown said...

This is an old post, but here is the info anyway. William Jesse Woodard was my 4th great grandfather and his parents were:

Samuel Stephenson WOODARD
b1775 in Johnston, North Carolina, Death 1831 in Johnston, North Carolina


Mary Elizabeth Horn
b1783 in North Carolina, Death 1875 in Cherokee, Alabama

Unknown said...

My grandmother married Joseph young Woodard very interesting. .

Kimberly Kinchens said...

My grandmother married Joseph young Woodard very interesting. .