Generation No. 1
1. JOSHUA4 WOODMAN (JONATHAN3, JOHN2, EDWARD1) was born
25 Oct 1703 in Oyster River, Section Dover, Now Durham,
New Hampshire, and died 11 Nov 1778 in Lee, Strafford
Co., New Hampshire. He married ELIZABETH DOE Abt. 1735
in Strafford Co., NH, daughter of JOHN DOE and
ELISABETH. She was born Abt. 1719 in Durham, Strafford,
New Hampshire, and died in .
Notes for JOSHUA WOODMAN:
Joshua Woodman, born October 25, 1703 at the Oyster
River Section of Dover, New Hampshire, son of Jonathan &
Elizabeth (Downing)Woodman[3-3]; married first Elizabeth
Doe about 1735. She was baptized November 29, 1719,
daughter of John and Elizabeth Doe of Durham, New
Hampshire. She died after 1742 and before 1768. Joshua
married second Mrs. Rachel Taylor. Joshua settled in the
section of Durham which is now Lee, New Hampshire. He
died Nov. 4, 1778 at Lee, New Hampshire.
History: is listed in the DAR Patriot Index. of Lee and
about 10 miles from Exeter, New Hampshire.
From Oyster River his family by the Reverend Hugh Adams,
14 Feb.. 1719/20, in the Oyster River Parish( now
Durham, NH.) he was recorded as an adult.
vided its common land on 18 Mar 1733/4, thus making him
eligible to receive a full share consisting of
twenty-five acres. It was probably around this time that
he married Elizabeth, the daughter of John and Elizabeth
Doe who lived near the "Moat" on the backwaters of the
Lamprey River in the Packer's Falls' District of Durham.
Elizabeth was born 16 Oct. 1700 and was baptized at the
new meeting house by Reverend Hugh Adams 29 Nov. 1719.It
is interesting to note that Joshua's brother Edward
Married Elizabeth's sister Martha.
pril1742,John's widow and children, including Joshua and
Elizabeth Woodman and Edward and Martha Woodman notified
the court they had mutually agreed as to the best way to
divide John Doe's estate. Half of the Doe house was
given to the Widow Doe; the remainder was divided among
the six children. Joshua and Elizabeth received the east
garret of the house and twenty- two acres of land. In
1745 they sold land to Elizabeth's brother Benjamin Doe
for sixty-three pounds, two shillings, six pence. A year
later on 3 June Joshua sold his twenty-five acres of
common land to his brother Edward, with Elizabeth giving
up her dower. Joshua's brothers John and Jonathan
witnessed the deed.
d acres in Durham above Packer's Falls of the Lamprey
River. with the privilege of the stream that ran to
Packer's Falls Saw Mill. this was the land John got
10Nov. 1658, and the place where Joshua was living at
the time of his father's death. Joshua had his land
perambulated 15 Jun1765. Elizabeth died 31 Jan 1755.
Joshua next married Rachel Taylor the widow of William
Taylor. This marriage must have occurred between30 Apr..
1755 when Rachel Taylor was appointed administratrix of
her husband's estate and 31 Dec1755 when Joshua and his
wife Rachel Woodman were granted a license to sell
Taylor's Real estate.
l was probated 11Nov. 1778. By the time Joshua died he
had already disposed of most of his household
furnishings. He owned no tools, no cooking utensils,
Indeed, there was no furniture to equip any room except
a bedroom; and all his farming equipment was gone except
the oxen. In1990 the house was owned by Mr.. & Mrs.
Children of JOSHUA WOODMAN and ELIZABETH DOE are:
2. i. JOSHUA5 WOODMAN, b. 11 Jun 1736, Durham, Part Now
Lee, New Hampshire, U S A; d. 13 Aug 1827, Sanbornton,
Belknap Co., New Hampshire, U S A.
3. ii. ARCHELAUS WOODMAN, b. 18 Aug 1737, Lee, Strafford
Co., New Hampshire; d. Abt. 1818, Digby, Nova Scotia.
iii. ELIZABETH WOODMAN, b. Abt. 1739, Lee, Strafford
Co., New Hampshire; d. 29 Mar 1770, Lee, Strafford Co.,
4. iv. MARTHA WOODMAN, b. Abt. 1751, New Hampshire; d. .