Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 1864|
Considered a son of Nathaniel Woodward and Mary Brittain.
Married Deborah Taylor (b: 1770/1785) and had:
-daughter b: 1795/1800
-son b: 1800/1810
-Jerusha Woodward b: ABT 1803 in Peacham,Vt
-Mercy Woodward b: ABT 1808 in "of" Danville,Vt
-2 other daughters b: 1800/1810
-Josiah S Woodward b: 13 JUN 1819 in Peacham,Vt
1810: Peacham, Vt [census]
rem to Hardwick, Vt [POPp330]
1816: Hardwick, Vt - had 1 child enrolled in Hazen Road district school [Hardwick Town Metting Records (Bk2:Pg20)]
"That poverty existed, as well as wealth, is abundantly shown in the records of poor relief....In order to protect itself against the danger that such persons might become town charges, the time-honored Elizabethan method was adopted of 'warning' newcomers to depart the town*....Sometimes it slipped. Thus one Clergy Woodward obtained a legal residence in Peacham and later moved to Hardwick where he, with his family, became a public charge, and Peacham had to pay Hardwick $130 for his support in 1820.
*under the English settlement law of 1662, Justices of the Peace were authorized to remove newcomers who were 'likely to be chargable to the parish' to the last place where they had a legal residence, which was responsible for their care....this practice was followed by Vermont Law from 1787 to 1817. To become a legal resident one must live in town 12 months w/o being 'warned out'; reside in town 7 years after having held legal residence in a previous town; have a taxable estate in the Grand List over $60 for 5 consecutive years; or hold town office 2 years. See Bland, Brown, & Twwney, "Select Documents of English Economic History" (London, 1914)p647; and "Vermont State Papers" pp315,178,179. [POPpp99,290-291]
(Bk2:Pg7) Hardwick Town Meeting Records:
"To either constable of Hardwick -
"You are hereby required to summons Clergy Woodward and Family, now residing in Hardwick to depart said Town hereof, fail not, but of this precept with your doings hereon due return make according to Law.
"Given under our hands at Hardwick this 26th day of Jan'y 1816"
Nathaniel Woodward (1735 - ____)
Mary Woodward Brittain Hunt (____ - 1839)
Jeptha Woodward (1761 - 1861)*
Amaziah Woodward (1768 - 1861)*
Molly Woodward (1776 - ____)*
Clergy Woodward (1776 - 1864)
Woodward Family Cemetery
Created by: Artaxerxes
Record added: Jul 15, 2013
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