DESCENDANTS OF LEWIS WOODYARD

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                              Don Norman

 

1.LEWIS WOODYARD

 

    Lewis Woodyard was probably born about 1742 and died in present day Taylor County WV about 1816.  He married Mary "Polly" ------.

    Lewis is first recorded as an adult in court in Fauquier County VA March 27, 1762. He leased 200 acres of land in Leeds man in Fauquier County August 1, 1786. He paid taxes on this land until 1800. In 1802, he was on the tax rolls in Harrison County VA.

 

Known children of Lewis and Mary Woodyard.

 

  2.  (1). Lewis Jr.               b.c.     1790   d.Aug 18 1871

         m. Mary "Polly" Ford Feb 20 1810

         m. Rachel (Cunningham) Hacker Aug 6 1865

 

2.LEWIS WOODYARD JR.    1.LEWIS WOODYARD

 

    Lewis Woodyard Jr. a son of Lewis and Mary Woodyard, was born in Fauquier County VA about 1790 and died in Lewis County WV August 18, 1871.  He married Mary "Polly" Ford in Harrison County VA (WV) February 20, 1810.  Mary, a daughter of William Ford II, was born in Faquier County about 1787 and died in Gilmer County WV between 1860 and 1870.

    Lewis married Rachel (Cunningham) Hacker in Gilmer County WV August 6, 1865.  Rachel was born in Harrison County VA February 26, 1809. She married Alexander West Hacker about 1829.

 

Children of Lewis and Mary "Polly" (Ford) Woodyard.

 

  3.  (1). daughter                b.       1812

 

  4.  (2). Eva                     b.       1813   d.Mar 27 1853

         m.Alpheus Ford Oct 27 1837

 

  5.  (3). Adam                    b.       1814

         m. LuranahRanier” Ford Mar 16 1837

 

  6.  (4). Lemuel                  b.c.     1818

 

  7.  (5). Dorthea                 b.c.     1820   d.Mar  1 1877

         m.Henry Isenhart May 9 1841

 

  8.  (6). George Washington       b.Nov 14 1823   d.Dec 14 1879

         m.Martha Ann (Watson) Ross Nov 16 1847

 

  9.  (7). Maria                   b.c.     1822   d.Apr 18 1853

 

 10.  (8). Elias                   b.May    1829   d.Feb 26 1910

         m.Isabella Jane Clement aka Riddle

 

 11.  (9). Louisa                  b.May    1829   d.Apr 23 1858

 

Children of Alexander West and Rachel (Cunningham) Hacker.

 (Step children of Lewis Woodyard Jr.)

 

 12.  (1). Nancy                   b.c.     1830

 

 13.  (2). John                    b.c.     1834

 

 14.  (3). Edith Ann               b.c.     1838      d.Sep 22 1901

        m. Elijah Green Norman Oct  5 1854

 

 15.  (4). Elizabeth               b.c.     1844

        m. Ezekiel T. Marks Apr 12 1868

 

16.  (5). Sarah                   b.       1850

        m. Minter J. Greenleaves Dec 4 1870

 

10.ELIAS WOODYARD    2.LEWIS WOODYARD JR.    1.LEWIS WOODYARD

 

    Elias Woodyard, a son of Lewis and Mary "Polly" (Ford) Woodyard, was born in Harrison County VA (WV) in May 1829 and died in Gilmer County WV February 26, 1910.  He married Isabella M. Clement in Gilmer County VA (WV) November 5, 1848.  Isabella was born in Fayette County PA about 1831 and died in Gilmer County WV September 4, 1903. She was the step daughter of James and Elizabeth (----) [Clement] Riddle. Her father’s name is unknown.

 

Children of Elias and Isabella M. (Clement) Woodyard.

 

 17.  (1). Narcissus A.            b.c.     1849

 

 18.  (2). Mary Elizabeth          b.c.     1851

         m. George W. Sumpter Sep 29 1880

 

 19.  (3). Marian                  b.c.     1854

 

 20.  (4). Amanda J.               b.c.     1857

 

 21.  (5). Frances H.              b.c.     1859

 

 22.  (6). Jefferson D.            b.c.     1860

        m. Clara C. Brannon Nov 19 1882

 

 23.  (7). Warren Elias            b. Mar   1864

 

 24.  (8). Henry A.                b.c.     1868

 

 

17.NARCISSUS A. WOODYARD   10.ELIAS WOODYARD    2.LEWIS WOODYARD JR.    1.LEWIS WOODYARD

 

Narcissus A. Woodyard, a daughter of Elias and Isabella M. (Clement) Woodyard, was born in VA in February 1849.

 

Children of Narcissus A. Woodyard.

 

 25.  (1). Robert F.                b.c.    1872

 

 26.  (2). Thomas L.               b.c.     1872

       m. Mellie Powell Nov 29 1893 Gilmer County WV

 

 27.  (3). Ada Jane                 b.c.    1874

 

 28.  (4). Burt                     b. Jul  1876

         m. Fannie G. Stout Nov  5 1901

 

 29.  (5). Rex                      b. May  1884

 

 30.  (6). Katie                    b. Aug  1890

 

26.THOMAS L. WOODYARD   17.NARCISSUS A. WOODYARD   10.ELIAS WOODYARD    2.LEWIS WOODYARD JR.    1.LEWIS WOODYARD

 

Thomas L. Woodyard, a son of Narcissus A. Woodyard, was born in Gilmer County WV about 1872. He married Malinda “Mellie” Powell in Gilmer County WV November 29, 1893. Melinda, a daughter of William H. and Sarah Powell, was born in Gilmer County about 1872.

 

Known children of Thomas L. and Melinda (Powell) Woodyard.

 

 31.  (1). Guy                      b. Apr   1894

 

 32.  (2). Mabel                    b. Nov   1895

 

 33.  (3). Hazel                    b. May   1898

 

 34.  (4). Powell C.                b.c.     1907

 

 35.  (5). Willie                   b.c.     1910

         m. Nora Ethel Sprouse

 

35.WILLIE WOODYARD   26.THOMAS L. WOODYARD   17.NARCISSUS A. WOODYARD   10.ELIAS WOODYARD    2.LEWIS WOODYARD JR.    1.LEWIS WOODYARD

 

Willie Woodyard, a son of Thomas L. and Melinda (Powell) Woodyard, was born in Gilmer County WV about 1910. He married Nora Ethel Sprouse. Nora, a daughter of John F. and Talitha Sprouse, was born in Gilmer County about 1913.

 

Children of Willie and Nora Ethel (Sprouse) Woodyard.

 

 36.  (1). William Joe              b. Apr  8 1934

   m. Kathryn Van Gilder

   m. Marie Mealey

 

 37.  (2). Judith

   m. ---- Lilly

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

"Gilmer County WV Historical Society Newsletter" April 1995

"Gilmer County WV History 1845-1989" p.291

Gilmer County WV Marriages”

Lewis County WV, Her People and Places”, 2000, pp. 221, 222

Norman, Don, “Descendants of William Hacker”

1850,1860,1870,1880, 1900, 1930 Gilmer County VA (WV) censu

“Glenville WV Democrat” May 18 2006