Archive for January 18th, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Franklin, NH

January 18th, 2011


1892 map showing a portion of Franklin, NH.

Around 1986, I went back to New Hampshire to visit family and cemeteries. Alas, the cemetery findings are very poorly documented. Although I carefully noted directions for the cemetery, I did not record a detailed description of where the tombstone was located within the cemetery.

The map to the left is the portion of the town of Franklin illustrating where the cemetery is located. Note the large plot between the Pemigewasset and Winnipiseogee Rivers owned by the Franklin Cemetery Association [Scanned from the book, The Old Maps of Merrimack County, N.H. in 1892: The Old Roads Every House and Family, Detail Maps of Villages and Neighborhoods (Frysburg, Maine: Saco Valley Printing, 1981), p. 20].

General View of the Daniel S. Woodward tombstone

General View of the Daniel S. Woodward tombstone

The First four photographs below are of one tombstone indicating a number of family members buried within the plot. Daniel S. Woodward and both of his wives, Dorcus (Adams) Woodward and Lucy (Spalding) Woodward; his mother, Bashabee (Stephens) Woodward; and his daughters, Perlena Woodward and Elizabeth Woodward wife of John Pollard.

Tombstone of Alvin A. Woodward

The last two photographs are tombstones marking the burial of two more of Daniel’s children, Alvin A. Woodward, and Dorcas (Woodward) Clark.

Tombstone of Dorcas Clark

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Vital Records of Boston to 1699

January 18th, 2011

The records are listed in chronological order as they appear in, A Report of the Record Commissioners Containing Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699 (Boston: The Town, 1883). They are extracted as found with my comments in brackets.

Joseph of Robert and Rachel Woodward born 24th-8th month, 1641 [Town Record]
Joseph of Rachel & Robert Woodward 7 day 9 mo, 1641 [First Church]
Nathaniel of Robert & Rachel Woodward born ?30th – 8th month, 1642 [Town Record]
Nathaniel of Robert & Rachael Woodward, 30 day 8 mo 1642 about 4 days [First Church]
Smith of Robert & Rachel Woodward born 6th mo. 1644 [Town Record]
Elisha of Nathaniel Woodward, aged about 6 days 21 day 2 mo 1644 [First Church]
Smyth son of Rachel & Robert Woodward, aged about 5 days 4 day 6 mo 1644 [First Church]
Robert of Robert & Rachel Woodward born 14th-9th month, 1646 [Town Record]
Nathaniel of Nathaniel Woodward aged about 7 day 12 day 2 mo, 1646 [First Church]
Robert of Rachel & Robert Woodward aged about 2 days 8 day 9 mo 1646 [First Church]
Mercy of Rachel & Robert Woodward aged about 6 day 1 day 8 mo. 1648 [First Church]
Thomas of Robert’s wife 14 day 2 mo. 1650 [First Church]
Anne of Ezekiel & Anne Woodward born 10th Aug. 1651 [Town Record]
John of Robert Woodward’s wife 14 day 10 mo 1651 [First Church]
John of Robert & Rachel Woodward died 23rd – 6th month 1652 [Town Record]
Sarah of Ezekiel & Anne Woodward born 21st Jan. 1653 [Town Record]
Sarah of Ezekiel & Ann Woodward born 14th July, 1653 [Town Record]
Robert Woodward died 21st-9th month 1653 [Town Record]
Jeremiah of Robert & Rachel Woodward died 26th-9th mo 1653 [Town Record]
Jeremiah of Rachel & Robert Woodward 28 day 6 mo 1653 [First Church]
Thomas Harwood & Rachel Woodward widow were married 7th-5th month 1654 [Town Record]
Margaret of Ezekiel & Ann Woodward born 24th Feb. 1655 [Town Record]
Elizabeth of Ezekiel & Anna Woodward born 22nd Oct. 1657 [Town Record]
Thomas Woodward & Mary Guns were married 7th March [1659] by Major Humphrey Atherton
Prudence of Ezekiel & Anne Woodward born Apr. 4, 1660 [Town Record]
Christopher Mosse & Purdence Woodward daughter of Nathaniell Woodward of Boston were married 1661 [Town Record; Note: no day given but the entry is between 2 other marriages in July] 1661
Esther of Thomas & Esther Woodward of Muddy River born ? -1663 [Town Record]
Hannah of Thomas & Esther Woodward of Muddy River born Apr. 11, 1665 [Town Record]
Elizabeth of Nathaniel & Eliza. Woodward born Jun 10, 1667 [Town Record]
Elizabeth of Thomas & Judith Woodward born June 24, 1667 [Town Record]
Mercy of Nathanll [sic] & Mary Woodward born Jan. 17, 1667 [Town Record]
Mary of Thomas & Esther Woodward born Jan. 13, 1668 [Town Record]
Rachel of Thomas & Esther Woodward born 1671 [Town Record]
—– Son of Thomas & Esther Woodward born Sept. 10 1673 -corner of leaf if torn off [Town Record]
Mary of Thomas and Trypham Woodward born May 16, 1690 [Town Record]
Thomas of Thomas & Tryphana Woodard [sic] born Sept. 26, 1692 [Town Record]
John Bull & Mary Woodward were married by Samuel Sewall Esq. Assist. Apr. 21, 1692 [Town Record]
Triphena of Thomas & Triphena Woodward born Jan. 30, 1694 [Town Record]
John of John & Tripena Woodard [sic] born Sept. 11, 1697 [Town Record]
John Woodward & Hannah Hide were married by Saml. Sewell Esq. Apr. 11, 1698 [Town Record]
Hannah of Thomas & Triphene Woodword [sic] born Nov. 9, 1699 [Town Record]
William Snowton & Rachel Woodward were married by Mr. Saml. Willard June 28, 1699 [Town Record]

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