Shelby  County,  Indiana
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of Jessamine Co, Kentucky

Miss Elizabeth Masters  provided the following information to me in 1986.  She did not indicate when she had obtained the following information.  At the top of the page she typed, "Information below copied from papers belonging to someone related to Clinton  S. Woodwards by Mrs. Woodward, and who lived on a farm in Jessamine Co.  She did not remember who the person was, but a friend by the name of  Thelma  had taken her there.  These are the papers, photocopies of which were sent to me by Mrs. Rose, her daughter."
I* have added information within parentheses at the end of each paragraph to clarify the original information.
Contributed by *Donald Woodson Woodard, August 1999.

Chesley  Woodward Whoe Was gide many trips to kentucky in 1775 up till he located in kentucky on the olde farme wher W. P.  harris died the farm had bin in family for Over a hundred year. He was mared to Lavinie  Wilkerson 1790 Bothe of Old virginia from near Richman vieginia and lived ther untill died and had 12 children Born to them the first was Born ded the next lis of them I give on further on (Miss Masters has a note that states that information was about two Chesley's, father and son, the elder Chesley settled in Fayette, now located in Clark, County as early as 1780 or 1786.)

Robert Woodward was Born in 1790 and lived until he was maried he maried  Pole  Mallen  and Moved to Logan County Ketcky wher he lived until he died he was olde Baptist Preacher and Loved by all whoe knew him and preached in same church for 40 years had 3 children. (Robert was born 4 February 1797 and married Polly Spencer about 25 February 1816.)

James  Woodward  Was Born in 1793 and Lived on farm untill Mared he Mared  Betsy  Nave  a daughter of  Lenard Nave, daughter and moved to indiana to Shelby County Ner to Shelbyvill and in Bout 1840 moved to West Constin he and his wife died in Wisconsin he had a large family. (James was born about 1799 and married Elizabeth Nave about 31 August 1818, daughter of Leonard Nave and  Margaret  Miller.  Moved to Shelby Co, IN in 1827/28 and moved to Dane Co.,WI in 1840.)

Hilery  Woodward  Was Born 1801 Lived on farm untill he died he maried  Malinda  Boatman  a dauter of  Henry Boatman whou lived ner Chrisna mill whoe was seposed to bee killed while driving a drove of horses South neve cold bee found hin 2 negroe boys was all Lost his wife soon pined a way and died leaving three children to the Marcie of friends 2 girls 1 boy was Consus and Malinda and Mariea who went indiana  Settled near indianapolis. Conrad died while singal Mariah married man by the name of CatRight had 1 dagter but never cold be found.  The mother was by the name  Alaga(Hillery was born 18 Dec 1800.  Hillery married 30 September 1824 Malinda Boatman, the daughter of Henry and Alaga Boatman.  Malinda died 28 October 1842. Hillery married Nancy Duncan about 5 August 1843.)

Permele  Woodward 
1803 and married  Charles  Carter  and moved to Washington County Carter went crazy and died his wife lived to bee some 87 years old had family who lived in Mercer County.  This Charley Carter was a son of the olde Charley Carter was pioneer and married a  Miss  Tap  who lived near Segaria Jessamine Co. Ky. (Miss Masters has a notation of Logana by Segaria.  Permelia died 1890 and had 9 children.)

Rusel  Woodward  in 1805 Lived on farm untill maried he married  Kissier  Bruner  a daughter of  Christin  Brunner  who lived in Jessamine Co. Ky.  They raised large family and a good Christin man. (William Russell married Keziah Bruner daughter of Christian Bruner about 16 March 1830.)

Nancy  Woodward  in 1807 Lived on farm untill maried and maried Henry Sagasa lived in Jessamine Co, kentucky untill died.  Raised large family.  (Nancy married  Henry  Sagacy.)

Wesley  Woodward  in 1809. Lived on the farm untill Married he married  Mary  Elzsander  daughter of  Thomas Elexansander  of virginia had moved to kentucky and he moved to Night town in indiana and raised a large family and has neve back to Kentucky and is now ded ther has ben little heard of him sensce he left kentucky by next kin.  This was very peculiar man believed being sane. (Thomas Wesley married Judith Mary Alexander and died in Knightstown, IN.)

Pollie  Woodward  in 1812 Lived on the farme and went on visit to indiana and married a man by name of  Malen  and has never bin back to kentucky sense and but little has bin herd of since. Lived Shelby county.  (Polly married Hugh T. Gatewood about 26 December 1833.)

Jane Woodward  in 1814 Lived on farme untill died and never married.

Sariea Woodward in 1816 She married  George Gaines  of Shelby County indiana who was the Sheriff of Co. For many years. A good man of the kind.  (Sarah married Richard George Gaines about 1 August 1841.)

Green B. Woodward in 1818 Married  Jacobs Rohrer [Rhorer] and lived but a short time and died and married the second wife and moved to illinois in 1851 and raised a large family upon what known as Macknagh some 40 miles North of Bloomington McClure Co. Illinois. Lived to be some 86 years olde.  (Greenbery married  Elizabeth  Ann  Rohrer  5 July 1838 and married  Emily Hicks  23 October 1841.  Greenbery moved to near Colfax, McClean Co., IL.)

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