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Woodward, Harold Edward, Some Descendants of Nathaniel Woodward who came from England to Boston about 1630 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984)

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p. 58 [Children of David Woodward and Deidamia Hare] vii.Emmeline Blanche, b. 29 Feb. 1828; m. (1) 29 July 1843 James Harvey Harris; Harris deserted her and she m. (2) 1844 as a plural wife Mormon Bishop Newel K. Whitney, who d. 1850; m. (3) 10 Oct. 1852 as a plural wife Daniel Hanmer Wells. Wells was a general in the Mormon "Nauvoo Legion," a close friend of Brigham Young, and a high officer in the Mormon church. Emmeline was a leader of Mormon women and Utah feminist. She joined the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo, Il. to the Salt Lake Valley early in 1846. See her biography in NotabIe American Women, vol. III, pp. 561-563. Ch. (surname Harris): 1. Eugene Henry, b. 1844; (surname Whitney) 2. Isabel Modelena, b. 1848; 3. Melvina Caroline, b. 1850; (surname Wells): 4. Emmeline, b. 1853; 5. Elizabeth Ann, b. 1359; 6. Louisa Martha, b. 1862. p. 138 [Children of John Woodward and Mary Hodgkins] ix.Bethia, twin, b. 17 May 1787; d. at Lisbon, 3 Nov. 1864; m. at Lisbon in 1807 Benjamin Whitney, b. 29 Nov. 1776, d. 14 Nov. 1853, son of Abraham and Aphia (Coombs) Whitney of Lisbon. Ch. (surname Whitney): 1. Jane, b. 25 Oct. 1808, m. 9 Dec. 1830 Rutus Soule; 2. Priscilla Woodbury, b. 22 Dec. 1810, m. 25 Nov. 1829 Jeremiah Gould; 3. Melvin Storr, b. 9 Oct. 1812, m. in 1834 Sarah Langley; 4. Peleg Tallman, b. 12 Nov. 1814, m. (1) 2 Oct. 1838 Mary E. Varney, m. (2) 25 Jan. 1860 Louisa V. McLachlan; 5 Joseph Davis, b. 9 March 1817, m. (1) 1843 Lorada Harwood Whitney, m. (2) 14 March 1850 Ann Sarah Whitney, m. (3) 21 Jan. 1858 Margaret Masterson; 6. Bianca, b. 22 Jan. 1819, m. 1844 John H. Whitten of Orono, Maine; 7. Hezekiah Whittemore, b. 22 Jan. 1821, m. (1) 1848 Emeline Chandler, m. (2) 29 April 1851 Harriet M. Treat; 8. Stephen Gould, b. 2 Feb. 1823, d. 11 Sept. 1838; 9. Caroline Godfrey, b. 9 Aug. 1825, d. 2 Oct. 1834; 10. Octavia, b. 9 Feb. 1827, m. 31 Dec. 1848 Albert C. Neal; 11. Charles, b. Aug. 1831. d. 21 Apri1 1832. p. 152-3 36. WILLIAM WOODARD (John, James, Robert), born at Lisbon, Maine, 15 Aug. 1789; died at Lewiston, Maine, 28 January 1880. He married first at Lisbon Falls, 1 January 1812 SARAH WHITNEY, born 22 February 1792, died 20 February 1845, daughter of Abraham and Aphia (Coombs) Whitney. He married second 19 October 1845 BETSY CLOUGH, died 18 September 1873, daughter of Jeremiah and Mehitable (Strang) Clough of Lewiston. William Woodard was a farmer at Lisbon until 1834 when he moved to Lewiston. In the War of 1812 he served as a sergeart He was selectman in Lisbon and a justice of the peace in Lisbon and Lewiston. For sixty-five years he was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was an anti-slavery advocate. Children by first marriage, born at Lisbon: 56. i. Moses, b. 22 Oct. 1812. 57. ii. Nathan Coombs, b. 17 Aug. 1814. 58. ii. Abram Whitney, b. 4 Feb. 1817. iv. Harriet Whittemore, b. 1 March 1819; d. at Lewiston 23 Feb. 1843; m. 4 June 1840 Hosea Fuller, d. at Lewis- ton, 1880, son of David and Sally (Garcelon) Fuller. No issue. He m.(2) in 1848 Rebecca Gowel1. v. Jane Smullen, b. 2 Dec. 1820; d. at Lewiston, 10 July 1896; m. at Lewiston, 28 Jan. 1841 Joseph S. Garcelon, d. 8 Oct. 1897, son of Samuel and Hannah (Robinson) Garcelon. Ch. (surname Garcelon): 1. Harriet Fuller, b. 22 Oct. 1841, m. 13 Jan. 1864 Leonard C. Judkins from whom she was later divorced, 2 eh.; 2. Fred Woodard, b. 6 Sept. 1846, d. 23 June 1850; 3. William, b. 7 Oct. 1851, d. 23 Oct. 1851; 4. Abram, b. 25 Dec. 1854, m. at Lewiston, 1 June 1879 Abbie 1. Gowen, 2 ch.; 5. Samuel Dyer, b. 21 July 1858, unm. vi. Marcia Ann, b. 6 May 1824; d. at New Orleans, La., in childbirth, 11 Jan. 1852; m. 5 Sept. 1849 Thomas Godfrey, d. at New Orleans, 13 Jan. 1860, son of John and Mary (Whitney) Godfrey of Lisbon. 59. vii. William Gardner Frost, b. 24 April 1830. viii. Susan Elizabeth, b. 22 May 1837; m. at Lewiston, 1 Jan. 1866 Daniel W. Garcelon, b. 6 Feb. 1836, son of Daniel and Mary (Hinckley) Garcelon. In 1898 they lived at Lewiston. Ch. (surname Garcelon): 1. William Woodard, b. 10 Aug. 1866, d. 10 Nov. 1883; 2. Daniel, b. 31 Aug. 1869, d. 1 Nov. 1883; 3. Sarah, b. 23 Sept. 1872, d. 18 May 1882. p. 175 89. EDWIN COX WOODWARD (Uriah, dames, Samuel, James, Robert), born at Damariscotta, Maine, 1 August 1849; died 1916. He married 6 Aug. 1885 ANNIE T. WHITING, born 16 Jan. 1853, died 1916, daughter of Leonard and Frances (Whitney) Whiting of Castine, Maine. Edwin Cox Woodward graduated from Bowdoin College in 1870. He was a teacher for fifteen years, then a chemist with American Smelting Company at Leadville, Col. Child, born at Leadville: i. Elizabeth Cox, m. Leroy McWilliams. She was a member of the DAR.


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