Descendants of John Woodman

1.  JOHN2 WOODMAN  (EDWARD1) was born Abt. 1634 in Corsham, Wiltshire, England1, and died 17 Sep 1706 in Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire2,3,4,5,6.  He married (1) MARY FIELD 15 Jul 1656 in Durham (Then Oyster River), Strafford, New Hampshire, OR, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15, daughter of DARBY FIELD and AGNES.  She was born 1631 in Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire, and died 06 Jul 1698 in Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire.  He married (2) SARAH BURNHAM Bef. 170016.  She was born 1654 in England, and died 1705 in New Hampshire.

 Notes for JOHN WOODMAN: JOHN, Newbury, s. of Edward the first, had been perhapsat Ipswich 1648, but at N. m. 15 July 1656, Mary Field, 1684, and d. a. 1707.  (Savage 4:641) received as an inhabitant of the garrison houses; "This house was burnt in 1896.  The hearthstone from this house is in front of the Oyster River one of Woodman Garrison, 1658-1896.'" (Rob Roy)Born in Corsham, Wiltshire,England. He sailed to America aboard the "James" with his parents, brother John and uncle Archelaus on 3 Jun 1635 from London, Middlesex, England. (13170) He immigrated on 3 Jun 1635 to Newbury, Essex, MA. He was one of the earliest settlers in 1648 in Ipswich, Essex, MA. He resided in 1657 in Dover, Stafford, NH.  He was received as an inhabitant on 17 Jun 1657 in Durham (then Oyster River), Dover, NH. He was granted 100 acres and built home there, which became one of the garrison houses on 10 Nov 1657 in Dover, Stafford, NH use is infront of the Oyster River Middle School in Durham and has a.'" (Rob Roy)He took the oath of freeman in 1666. He served as706/7 in Exeter, Rockingham, NH. He died on 17 Sep 1706 in Dover, Stafford, NH. He was buried in Woodman Cemetery, Durham, NH. Ipswich 1648,but at N. m. 15 July 1656, Mary Field, and next yr. was  outlived him, and perhaps others; was capt. rep. 1684, and d. and Joanna(Joana) Salwey * (Salway). He was married to Mary Field on 15 Jul 1656 in Durham (then Oyster River), Dover, NH. (500) Children were: Mary Woodman, Jonathan Woodman , Hannah Woodman.

Some give his birth as about 1630.He was the son of Lt. Edward Woodman and Joanna Salway On 15 July 1656 at Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, John married Mary Field, daughter of Darby Field and Agnes Capt. John Woodman and Mary Field resided on 17 June 1657 [1657] at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, They settled in that part of Dover, called Oyster River and Capt. John was received as an inhabitant of Dover. The date of their reception was recorded as 17 (4) 1657.On 10November 1658 Capt. John Woodman was granted 100 acres in Dover, New Hampshire. This grant was dated 10 (11) 1658. On this property, he built his home which became one of the garrison houses. This house was burnt in1896. The hearthstone from this house is in front of the Oyster River Middle School in Durham and has a plaque reading: "Hearthstone of Woodman Garrison, 1659-1896." He served on 15 June 1662 as Selectman of Dover, New Hampshire.13,14 He became a freeman on 23 May 1666 at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He served on 7 March 1670 as Selectman of Dover, New Hampshire.14 He served on 2 March 1674/75 as Selectman of Dover, New Hampshire.14 He served between 1684 and 1697 at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, as a Representative to the Massachusetts General Court.5,12 He served between 1686 and 1687 as Selectman of Dover, New Hampshire.14 He served in the militia holding a Captain's commission. His was one of the largest garrisons in Oyster River. In 1690 the commission was renewed by Massachusetts and in 1692 was renewed by the Governor of New Hampshire.2,6 He served in 1690 at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, as a Delegate to Convention.12 He served on 16April 1694 as Selectman of Dover, New Hampshire.14 He was granted mill privilege at Oyster River Falls and Freshet on 25 March 1699.2 He wrote to his daughter, Mary Small at what is now Chatam, Massachusetts, the following:"Son Edward and daughter Mery Smalled yours and that we ar not without feres of further trobeles by the Indons by reson there of I can not advyss you to macke anny preparation Homward untill wee heve further proved thay r keeping of the peace ----- wee ar all in Resonebel good haith threw gods marsy  From your Loving fathery 1700 at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire.6 On 17 October 1700 at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire, John married Sarah Burnham, daughter of Robert Burnham and Frances (?). She was a widow. Capt. John Woodman was ordered to muster (make a list) his company for service in the war on 27March 1704.2 He performed a marriage as a Justice of the Peace in July1704.13 He left a will on 20 December 1705 at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire.5 He died on Friday, 17 September 1706 at Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire. He was buried at Durham, Strafford County, NewHampshire.6 His estate was probated on 4 February 1706/7 at Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.

 Burial: Woodman Cemetery, Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire17 Freeman: 166618

Probate: 04 Feb 1707, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire26,27 /Residence: 1657, Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire28

MARY FIELD: Burial: 1698, Woodman Cemetery, Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire

Notes for SARAH BURNHAM:Sarah was born Sarah Burnham.  She was a widow to Lt. James Huckins, who waskilled by the Indians.

Children of JOHN WOODMAN and MARY FIELD are:

            i.          MARY3 WOODMAN, b. 06 Mar 1652, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts; d. 1742, Kittery, York, Maine. 

            ii.          MARTHA WOODMAN, b. 12 Mar 1655, Hampton, Massachusetts; d.  . 

            iii.         SARAH WOODMAN, b. 29 Feb 1656, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts; d. Aft. 1734. 

2.         iv.         JONATHAN WOODMAN, b. Abt. 1665, Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire; d. 1729, Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire.

            v.         HANNAH WOODMAN, b. 20 Oct 1669, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts; d. 12 Jan 1748, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; m. 01 Jul 1696, Wells, York Co., Maine; m. 01 Jul 1696, Wells, York Co., Maine.

More About HANNAH WOODMAN:Burial: Jan 1748, Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Woodman Garrison Information

Woodman Institutue- Dover NH