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Daniel Woodward

Male 1714 - 1772  (57 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Daniel Woodward was born on 27 Mar 1714 in Preston, New London, Connecticut (son of Daniel Woodward and Thankful Gates); died on 12 Jan 1772 in Connecticut; was buried in Hopeville Cemetery, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1713

    Daniel married Hannah Crary on 19 Feb 1736 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. Hannah (daughter of John Crary and Prudence Hayward) was born on 20 Dec 1719; died on 15 Apr 1789; was buried in Griswold, New London, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth "Polly" Woodward was born on 16 Mar 1748 in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut; died on 13 Oct 1820 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in North Cemetery, Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Daniel Woodward was born on 5 Jan 1684 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Daniel Woodward and Elizabeth Dana); died in 1752.

    Daniel married Thankful Gates on 1 Mar 1701 in Preston, New London, Connecticut. Thankful (daughter of Stephen Gates and Jemima Benjamin) was born on 7 Aug 1687 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1742. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Thankful Gates was born on 7 Aug 1687 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Stephen Gates and Jemima Benjamin); died in 1742.
    Children:
    1. 1. Daniel Woodward was born on 27 Mar 1714 in Preston, New London, Connecticut; died on 12 Jan 1772 in Connecticut; was buried in Hopeville Cemetery, New London, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Daniel Woodward was born on 2 Sep 1653 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of George Woodward and Mary); died after 1704 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    "They liv. at Watertown, Medford, Woburn and Cambridge. Daniel and his wife were admitted to full communion, 31 Oct 1697. Some of their children were baptized by William Brattle at the Church of Christ, Cambridge. His father's homestead was assigned to him in the settlement of his estate. It is supposed that he was the Daniel Woodward who was licensed by the court, 1 May 1690, to keep an inn. He is said to have been an inn-keeper at Medford; moved to Preston, CT c1704." [Descendants of Richard Woodward, citation details below]

    Daniel married Elizabeth Dana on 14 Jan 1679 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of Richard Dana and Anne Bullard) was born on 20 Feb 1662 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Dana was born on 20 Feb 1662 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Richard Dana and Anne Bullard).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 27 Apr 1662, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 2. Daniel Woodward was born on 5 Jan 1684 in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1752.

  3. 6.  Stephen Gates was born on 17 Jul 1665 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts (son of Stephen Gates and Sarah Woodward); died on 4 Nov 1732 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 17 Jul 1665, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Stephen married Jemima Benjamin on 8 Nov 1686 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Jemima (daughter of Joseph Benjamin and Sarah) died after Nov 1732. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Jemima Benjamin (daughter of Joseph Benjamin and Sarah); died after Nov 1732.
    Children:
    1. 3. Thankful Gates was born on 7 Aug 1687 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died in 1742.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  George Woodward was born about 1619 (son of Richard Woodward and Rose); died on 31 May 1676 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1621, England

    Notes:

    Freeman of Massachusetts Bay, 6 May 1646. In Watertown, constable 1656; highway surveyor 1672; selectman 1673. The town selectmen met at his house in Jun 1674.

    George married Mary before 1641. Mary died between 3 Jul 1656 and 17 Aug 1659. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Mary died between 3 Jul 1656 and 17 Aug 1659.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Abt 1658
    • Alternate death: Bef 1659
    • Alternate death: Bef 17 Aug 1659

    Children:
    1. Sarah Woodward was born on 3 Feb 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died after 15 Sep 1707.
    2. John Woodward was born on 20 Mar 1649 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 3 Nov 1732 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
    3. 4. Daniel Woodward was born on 2 Sep 1653 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died after 1704 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

  3. 10.  Richard Dana was born before 31 Oct 1617 (son of Robert Dawney); died on 2 Apr 1690 in Little Cambridge, now Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 31 Oct 1617, Collegiate Church of Manchester, Lancashire, England

    Notes:

    He was the patriarch of the Boston Brahmin Dana family, although his own life and origins were modest. He was not, as long supposed, descended from Huguenot refugees. He died of injuries sustained from a fall from a high place in his barn. Among the direct descendants listed on his Wikipedia page are:

    Charles A. Dana (philanthropist) (1881–1975): businessman, politician, philanthropist, founder of the Dana Foundation and Dana Holding Corporation

    Charles Anderson Dana (1819–1897): journalist, author, assistant Secretary of War (1864-1866)

    Charles Loomis Dana (1852–1935): neurologist at Cornell Medical College

    Charles R. Dana (1802–1868): Mormon leader and politician

    Charles S. Dana (1862–1939): Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives

    Daniel Dana (1771–1859): president of Dartmouth College

    Edmund Trowbridge Dana (1818–1869): jurist

    Edward Salisbury Dana (1849–1935): mineralogist, physicist

    Francis Dana (1743–1811): member of the Continental Congress, signer of the Articles of Confederation

    Henry Dana (1820-1852): established the Native Police Corps of the Port Phillip District (later Victoria )

    James Dana (clergyman) (1735–1812): pastor of the First Church in New Haven

    James Dana (mayor) (1811–1890): mayor of Charlestown, Massachusetts

    James Dwight Dana (1813–1895): geologist, mineralogist, zoologist, volcanologist

    John Cotton Dana (1856–1929): librarian and museum director

    John W. Dana (1808–1867): Governor of Maine

    Joseph Dana (1742–1827): clergyman

    Judah Dana (1772–1845): US Senator

    Lowell Dana (1891–1937): college football coach

    Napoleon J.T. Dana (1822–1905): American general during the Civil War and the Mexican–American War

    Olive E. Dana (1859–?): author

    Paul Dana (journalist) (1852–1930): journalist

    Richard Dana (lawyer) (1699–1772): colonial Boston politician, a founder of the Sons of Liberty

    Richard Henry Dana, Sr. (1787–1879): lawyer, poet, critic

    Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815–1882): lawyer, politician, author (Two Years Before the Mast)

    Richard Henry Dana III (1851–1931): lawyer, civil service reformer, husband of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's daughter

    Samuel Dana (1767–1835): US Representative

    Samuel Dana (clergyman) (1739–1798): clergyman, judge, politician

    Samuel Luther Dana (1795–1868): chemist

    Samuel W. Dana (1760–1830): US Senator and US Representative

    Charles Dana Gibson (1867–1944): graphic artist, created the "Gibson Girl"

    Samuel Dana Bell (1798–1868): politician and judge

    Samuel Newell Bell (1829–1889): US Representative

    William Dana Ewart (1851-1908): Inventor of the Link Belt and founder of the Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company

    Richard married Anne Bullard between 1647 and 1648. Anne (daughter of Robert Bullard and Ann Martyn) was born about 1627; died on 15 Jul 1711 in Little Cambridge, now Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Anne Bullard was born about 1627 (daughter of Robert Bullard and Ann Martyn); died on 15 Jul 1711 in Little Cambridge, now Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. Hannah Dana was born on 8 Jul 1651 in Little Cambridge, now Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
    2. 5. Elizabeth Dana was born on 20 Feb 1662 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  Stephen Gates was born in 1634 (son of Stephen Gates and Ann Neave); died on 9 Jul 1707 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1640
    • Alternate death: 1706

    Notes:

    He came to New England with his parents in 1638.

    "[Stephen Gates] led a very migratory life. In Boston, where he was living February 17, 1667, he was an assistant to Edward Drinker, a potter and Baptist preacher. In 1673 he was of Cambridge, when Drinker deeded to him three hundred acres in the wilderness between Lancaster and Concord on both sides of Elizabeth brook. He was of Stow in 1684 when he took an Indian title to the Elizabeth brook property, and there he and his son Stephen were taxed in 1688." [Walter Goodwin Davis, citation details below]

    Stephen married Sarah Woodward about 1664. Sarah (daughter of George Woodward and Mary) was born on 3 Feb 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died after 15 Sep 1707. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Sarah Woodward was born on 3 Feb 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of George Woodward and Mary); died after 15 Sep 1707.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 6 Feb 1643, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 6. Stephen Gates was born on 17 Jul 1665 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts; died on 4 Nov 1732 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

  7. 14.  Joseph Benjamin was born about 1634 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of John Benjamin and Abigail Eddy); died on 27 Apr 1704 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 15 Sep 1633
    • Alternate birth: 16 Sep 1633, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: Bef 27 Apr 1704, Preston, New London, Connecticut

    Notes:

    He was a watchman at Charlestown in 1665. He lived in Barnstable and removed to Yarmouth before 1668. In Yarmouth, his farm was near the Meadows. He moved to Preston, Connecticut in 1696, ten years after it was established. In Preston, his land bordered that of Thomas Parke, whose granddaughter Phebe Larabee married his son John Benjamin.

    Joseph married Sarah before 7 Dec 1668. Sarah died after 1715. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Sarah died after 1715.

    Notes:

    The Benjamin Family in America (citation details below) shows her as a daughter of Lt. William Clarke and Sarah Lumbert/Lumbard, but this seems to be without proof. Robert Charles Anderson (citation details below) calls her only "Sarah _____".

    Children:
    1. 7. Jemima Benjamin died after Nov 1732.
    2. John Benjamin was born about 1682 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 2 Aug 1716 in Preston, New London, Connecticut.