Descendants of Joshua Woodman

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 .

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. Robert Harter.


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., New Hampshire.
4. iv. MARTHA WOODMAN, b. Abt. 1751, New Hampshire; d. .