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Archibald Woodard buried in Batavia, Michigan

September 3rd, 2013

Archabald Woodard: died 20 May 1864 (age 70 yrs) and is buried in Batavia Cemetery (Batavia, Branch County, Michigan).

Photograph courtesy of Connie Reik, August 2013.

Tombstone in Batavia Cemetery, Branch County, Michigan

Family of Samuel Woodard buried in Batavia, Michigan

August 28th, 2013

Inscriptions on several sides of a tall monument in the Batavia Cemetery (Batavia, Branch County, Michigan) provide clues regarding the family of Samuel Woodard.

  • Samuel Woodard, died 8 Jul 1869
  • Julian, his wife, died 2 Jul 1870 (age 47)
  • George, their son, died 8 Mar 1842, at the age of 2 years & 2 months
  • Emeline, their daughter, died 7 Jul 1839, at the age of 2 years & 3 months
  • Juliet, their child, died 16 Nov 1815
  • Emma L [Woodard] wife of __ Pagmond?, died 8 Feb 1864, at the age of 22 years

Photographs courtesy of Connie Reik, August 2013.

Tombstone in Batavia Cemetery, Branch County, Michigan

Tombstone in Batavia Cemetery, Branch County, MichiganTombstone in Batavia Cemetery, Branch County, Michigan

 

Morgan County, Georgia, Deed, 1814

May 21st, 2012

Deed from William Evans to Robert Woodard [Morgan County, Georgia, Deed Book E: 216–217; Georgia Archives microfilm publication drawer 42, box 16.]

 

Georgia                )                  This Indenture made this Seventeenth of
Morgan County )                   Octr 1814 in the year of our Lord  the date
above written and the thirty ninth year o
American Independence Between Wm Evans of the one
part and Robt Woodard of the other part both of the State
& County aforsd. Witnessth that the Said William Evans
for and in Consideration of the Sum of Two hundred fifty
dollars to him paid the Receipt whereof is hereby acknowled =
ged hath bargained & Sold unto Sd Robt Woodard a Certain
parcel of Land lying on the waters of little River & in the Cou=
nty of Morgan Containing fifty acres being part of lot No 10
and in the nineteenth district and Bounded as follows begini=

ng at the formal Corner Stake ____?___ & running 980 poles
North East to a Lightwood Corner Stake and from thence 90 poles
north west to a post oak Stake Corner and from thence run=
ning Southwest 90 poles to an ash Corner Stake and from thence
running South East to the beginning Corner. To have & to hold
the Said Land & Premises with every previlege or interest there
to Belonging or in any wise appataining to the only proper
use Benefit & Behoof of the Said Robt Woodard his heirs
& assigns forever in fee Simple & the Sd Wm Evans doth
hereby Bind himself his heirs Executors an administrators
forever well & truly to warrant & defend a good ___?___

[following page]

Sufficient Right and title to the Sd Land & premises Its
every privilege or members thereto belonging or in wise apperta=
ining to the Said Robt Woodward his heirs or assigns against the
claims and us___?___ of every person whomsoever having or
pretending to have any rights in trust or Claims to the Said prem=
ises or any part thereof. Ratified & done Signed Sealed &
delivered the day and date above written_____
in presence of ____               )                 Wm Evans  {Seal}
his                                    )
Wm    X    Stone                       )                  Recorded 5th July 1816___
mark                                   )
Samuel S Simmon                  )                  John Nesbit  CLK

Carded Medical Records for the 16th Reg’t NH Volunteers

April 13th, 2012

This week I’ve had an opportunity to spend a couple of days at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. On these rare occasions, I like to spend time learning about sets of records of that are not online and that have not been microfilmed.  This week I learned a little about “Carded Medical Records.”

The Civil War pension record of my Great-grandfather, Daniel R. Woodward, made it clear that he had been injured during the Civil War—not in battle, but when he fell over a stump in camp.[1]

Records of Union soldiers who had been hospitalized during the Civil War were compiled onto cards from original records such as hospital registers, rolls, reports, and records relating to medical treatment. The resulting “Carded Medical Records” generally contain data that includes name; rank; organization; complaint; and date of admittance.[2]  The cards are arranged by state and thereunder by regiment.

The Carded Medical Records of the 16th Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers were located for the following Woodwards.

1. Daniel R. Woodward, Pvt., Co. E; Admitted Mch 6, 1863 to Regimental Hospital, 16 New Hampshire Infantry; and sent to G.H. Charity Mc 3; Source:NH Regt’l Reg. No. 123, Hos. No. [blank]; page 13.

2. Daniel R. Woodward, P, Co. E, 16 Reg’t NH; Admitted Mar 6, 1863 to Charity U.S. Gen’l Hosp., New Orleans, La.; Diagnosis: Chronic disease of ankle joint; Disch’d from service May 8, 1863; age 29; Nativity, Merrimack Co., NH; Source:[La Reg. No. 23; Hos. No. [blank]; page 134.

3. T.N. Woodward, Pt, Co. I, 16 Reg’t NH Vol; complaint, Febris Typhoid; Admitted June 14th, 1863, to St. James U.S. Gen’l Hosp., New Orleans, La.; Disch’d from service, Aug 1st, 1863; Remarks: By reason of expiration of terms of Service; Ward 4; Source: La. Reg. No. 10; Hos. No. 4082; page [blank].

4. Daniel E. Woodward, Co. I, 16th Reg’t NH; Complaint: Feb Typhoid; Admitted Feby 6, 1863 to Marine, U.S.A. Gen’l Hosp., New Orleans, La.; Ret’d to duty, April 3, 1863; Ward H; Source: La. Reg. No. 27; No. 1964; page [blank].

5. Daniel E. Woodward, Corp., Co. I, 16th Reg’t NH; complaint: Chronic Diarrhea fol Typhoid Fever; Admitted May 19, 1963 to U.S.A. Conval Gen’l Hosp. (Barracks,), Baton Rouge, La.; Ret’d to duty July 19, 1863; Source: La. Reg. No. 128, Hos. No. 17, page 44

6. D.E. Woodward, Pvt. Co. I, 16 Reg’t NH Infantry; Complaint, Febris; Admitted: Jan 28, 1863 to Regimental Hospital 16 New Hampshire Infantry; Sent to G.H. Feb 6, 1863; Source: NH Regt’l Reg. No. 123; Hos. No. [blank], page 7

7. T.N. Woodward, Pt, Co. I, 16 Reg’t NH Vol; Complaint: Febris Typhoid; Admitted June 14th, 1862 to St. James U.S.A. Gen’l Hosp., New Orleans, La.; Disch’d from service, Aug 1st, 1863; Remarks: By reason of expiration of terms of service; Ward 4; Source: La. Reg. No.  10; Hos. No. 6082; page [blank]

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[1] Union Pension of Daniel R. Woodward, file #NC-711-973, Record Group 15, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[2] Woodward, 16th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Carded Medical Records of Volunteer Soldiers in the Mexican and Civil Wars, 1846 – 1865; entry 534, Record Group 94, Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Tombstone Tuesday: Bedford County, Tennessee

March 20th, 2012

 This tombstone was located and photographed by Kathryn Hopkins in the Greer Cemetery in Bedford County, Tennessee, on 10 March 2012.

The tombstone reads:

Nancy M.
Daughter of
Wm Woodward
and wife of
John W. Greer
Born
Apr. 30, 1819.
Died
March 12, 1883.

     An affectionate wife, a kind step-
mother, a christian woman.
We loved Him because He first
loved us.   John. 18.19.

© Kathryn Hopkins. All Rights Reserved.

Wordless Wednesday: Floyd County, Georgia

July 28th, 2011

Ephraim Woodward of Gordon County, Georgia

July 13th, 2011

Ephraim Woodward of Gordon County, Georgia. Who was he? Where are his descendants located?

1850. 9 November. The family of Ephrum Woodard was enumerated in Cass County, Georgia.[1] The household consisted of Ephrum Woodard, age 39, farmer; Eliza Woodard, age 37; Washington Woodard, 17; Burbage Woodard, 16; Nancy E. Woodard, 13; Mary A. Woodard, 11; Eloner Woodard, 9; Franklin Woodard, 7; John W. Woodard, 4; Sarah Woodard, 1; and Abigail Kirthen[?]/Kirthland[?], 69. All family remembers were recorded with the birth place South Carolina. The family of Porter Dempsy, age 40 , ten family members (not enumerated here) were residing in the same structure.

1851. Ephraim Woodward of the 1056th Georgia Militia District, Gordon County, Georgia, paid taxes on 160 acres of land (80 acres 2nd quality and 80 acres 3rd quality) in the 6th District, 3rd Section of original. Cherokee County (now Gordon). In addition he paid a tax for 1 poll.[2]

1854. 20 November. Gordon County, Georgia[3]David G King sold to Ephraim Woodward, both of Gordon County, for consideration of one thousand dollars, the parcel of land situated in the sixth district, third section of Cherokee County (now Gordon County), known as lot 225 containing 160 acres more or less. The deed signed by David G King and witnessed by William Capehart and AB King

1854. E. Woodward of the 1056th Georgia Militia District of Gordon County, paid taxes on two tracts of land: 1) 160 areas described as lot 223 in the 6th District, 3rd Section; and 2) 60 acres of lot 225, 6th District, 3rd Section; and 1 poll. That same year W.K[?] Woodward paid taxes for 100 acres of lot 225, 6th District, 3rd Section, and 1 poll.[4] It appears that Ephraim gave or sold 100 of his 160-acre lot (#225) to W.K.

1860. An Ephraim Woodward and his family were enumerated in Sonora, Gordon County. [5] The household was enumerated as Ephraim Woodward, 46, farmer; Mary A. Woodward, 39, domestic; Mary Woodward, 21, domestic; Wesley Woodward, 14; Cassandra A. Woodward, 3; Frank P. Meadows, 7; and Penelope C. Meadows, 4. All family members, except Cassandra were born in South Carolina. The demographics of his family do not appear to match up with the family of Ephrum Woodard enumerated in Cass County in 1850.


[1] 1850 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Cass County, Georgia, page 218, dwelling 1644, family 1661, lines 13-23; National Archives micropublication m432, reel 63, viewed on Ancestry.com, 13 July 2011.

[2] Gordon County, Georgia Tax Digest 1851; Georgia Archives micropublication 4836-37 (drawer 136, box 55). Abstracted by Linda Woodward Geiger, 14 July 1997.

[3] Gordon Co., Ga., Deed Book B: 561; Georgia Archives microfilm 4839 (drawer 136, box 60). Scanned and prepared by Linda Woodward Geiger, 8 July 2011.

[4] Gordon County, Georgia, Tax Digest, 1854. Georgia Archives micropublication 4836-37 (drawer 136, box 55). Abstracted by Linda Woodward Geiger, 14 July 1997.

[5] 1860 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Sonora, Gordon County, Georgia, page 310, dwelling 454, family 437; National Archives micropublication M653, reel 124, viewed at Ancestry.com, 13 July 2011.

© Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved.
linda@WoodwardsWeSearch.com

Military Monday: VA Headstones, 1941–1949

May 30th, 2011

 

John M. Woodward

National Archives micropubliation M2113 holds applications for military headstone fro 1941–1949. Microfilm images for Woodards (reel 273) and Woodwards (reel 274) were scanned at the National Archives in Washington in March 2011. The images are now available Online at the Woodwards WeSearch website.

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Linda@WoodwardsWeSearch.com

Wordless Wednesday: West Woodard Headright

May 25th, 2011

Source: West Woodard, Loose Headright Warrant, 3 December 1804, Burke  County, Georgia; Georgia Archives manuscript collection.

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Linda@WoodwardsWeSearch.com

 

Old Man’s Draft Images Posted

May 23rd, 2011

The first peacetime selective service draft in the United States was established in October 1940 by President Roosevelt. All men between the ages of 18 and 45 were required to register.

When the U.S. entered World War II, a new selective service act was passed requiring all men between ages of 18 and 65. The “Fourth Registration,” conducted on 27 April is commonly called the “Old Man’s Draft.” Men who were born between 28 April 1877 and 16 February 1897 (ages 45 to 64 years of age) were required to register if they were not already serving in the military.

Unfortunately all of the registration cards for the “Fourth Registration” have not survived. Those for the Southeastern United States have been destroyed. For other regions of the United States many have survived and are generally located in the National Archives regional facility servicing a particular state. Fortunately, many of the cards have been microfilmed.

The following images were scanned from microfilm at the National Archives at Washington.

  • Delaware, National Archives micropublictaion M1936, reel 10
  • Maryland, National Archives micropublication M1939, reel 65
  • Massachusetts, National Archives micropublictaion M2090, reel 164
  • New Hampshire, National Archives micropublication M1963 reel 19

 

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