Monday, June 27, 2011
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.
Posted by Mona Robinson Mills at 6:03 AM