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. 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.
1854. 20 November. Gordon County, Georgia. 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. 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.  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.
 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.
 Gordon County, Georgia Tax Digest 1851; Georgia Archives micropublication 4836-37 (drawer 136, box 55). Abstracted by Linda Woodward Geiger, 14 July 1997.
 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.
 Gordon County, Georgia, Tax Digest, 1854. Georgia Archives micropublication 4836-37 (drawer 136, box 55). Abstracted by Linda Woodward Geiger, 14 July 1997.
 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.
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