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Abigail Woodward

Female 1695 - 1775  (80 years)


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  • Name Abigail Woodward 
    Born 25 May 1695  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Female 
    Married To 21 Jun 1715  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Deacon William Greenwood, the son of Thomas and Abigail Greenwood. He was born on 14 October 1689 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. In 1710 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Deacon William Greenwood was drawn to go to Port Royal and Canada. He was a farmer and a deacon in the church in Sherborn. He served in 1717 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a tithingman. He served in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as the Town Clerk for 24 years. He was a man of character and great respect. It is said that, about 1730, he received the first potatoes in town and after testing their succulent qualities declared that "after freezing and thawing a few time they would be good." He was granted land in 1730 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He served in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Selectman for 6 years. He served in 1747 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Representative to the Massachusetts General Court. He died in 1756 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. Abigail Greenwood (1716-____)
    2. Dorcus Greenwood (1717-____)
    3. William Greenwood (1721-____)
    4. Caleb Greenwood (1724-1800)
    5. Jonas Greenwood (1727-1802)
    6. Samuel Greenwood (1729-____)
    7. John Greenwood (1730-____)
    8. Daniel Greenwood (1732-____)
    9. Joseph Greenwood (1734-____)
    10. Abigail Greenwood (1737-1767) 
    Died 9 Sep 1775  Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Person ID I14797  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2018 

    Father John Woodward,   b. 28 Mar 1648/49, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1732, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Rebecca Robbins,   c. Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1696, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Before 1674  Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Family ID F513  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 May 1695 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Deacon William Greenwood, the son of Thomas and Abigail Greenwood. He was born on 14 October 1689 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. In 1710 in Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Deacon William Greenwood was drawn to go to Port Royal and Canada. He was a farmer and a deacon in the church in Sherborn. He served in 1717 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a tithingman. He served in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as the Town Clerk for 24 years. He was a man of character and great respect. It is said that, about 1730, he received the first potatoes in town and after testing their succulent qualities declared that "after freezing and thawing a few time they would be good." He was granted land in 1730 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He served in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Selectman for 6 years. He served in 1747 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Representative to the Massachusetts General Court. He died in 1756 in Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. Abigail Greenwood (1716-____) 2. Dorcus Greenwood (1717-____) 3. William Greenwood (1721-____) 4. Caleb Greenwood (1724-1800) 5. Jonas Greenwood (1727-1802) 6. Samuel Greenwood (1729-____) 7. John Greenwood (1730-____) 8. Daniel Greenwood (1732-____) 9. Joseph Greenwood (1734-____) 10. Abigail Greenwood (1737-1767) - 21 Jun 1715 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Sep 1775 - Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    2. [S665] Woods, Henry Ernest. Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1905).

    3. [S452] Woodward, Norma Slater. Descendants of Richard Woodward New England 1589-1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).

    4. [S954] Greenwood, Frederick. Greenwood Genealogies, 1154-1914 , (New York: The Lyons Genealogical Company, 1914).

    5. [S86] Gozzaldi, Mary Isabella. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register - Supplement and Index Reprint of 1930 edition, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1986).

    6. [S456] Jackson, Francis. A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, from 1639 to 1800, (Boston: Stacy and Richardson, 1854).

    7. [S463] Bond, Henry. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts including Waltham and Weston, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860).

    8. [S78] Morse, Abner. Genealogical Register of the Descendants of The Early Planters of Sherborn, Holliston, and Medway, Massachusetts, (Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1855).

    9. [S666] Ritter, Priscilla R. and Thelma Fleishman. Newton, Massachusetts, 1679-1779 A Biographical Directory, (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1982).

    10. [S457] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Ward Family: Descendants of William Ward, (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1851).