Daniel Woodward

Daniel WOODWARD (1653 – 1713) was Alex’s 9th Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.

Daniel  Woodward was born on 11 Jun 1653 in Watertown, Mass. He was christened on 2 Sep 1653 in Medford, Mass.  His parents were George WOODWARD and Mary GIBBSON. He married Elizabeth DANA on 14 Jan 1679 in Medford, Mass. After Elizabeth died, he married Elizabeth Greely (Grimsda) on 27 Jan 1704 in Newton, Mass. Daniel died on 31 July 1713 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Dana was born on 20 Feb 1662 in Cambridge, Mass. She was christened on 27 April 1662 in Cambridge. Her parents were  Richard DANA and Anne (Anna) BULLARD (BULLER). Elizabeth died 1702 in Preston, CT.

Elizabeth Greely was born about 1678 in Newton, Middlesex, Mass. Elizabeth died 14 Feb 1749 in Newton, Middlesex, Mass

Children of Daniel and Elizabeth:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Elizabeth Woodward 22 Apr 1681
Medford, Mass
Stephen Frost
1 Oct 1699
Charlestown, Mass
15 Feb 1727
Canterbury, CT
2. Mary Woodward 15 Apr 1683
Joseph Hyde 1752
3. Lt. Daniel Woodward 5 Jan 1684
Thankful Gates (Stephen’s brother)
1 Mar 1700/01
Preston, New London, CT
29 May 1752
Preston, New London, CT
4. Abigail Woodward 14 Feb 1687
John Richards
17 Jun 1707 Preston, CT
5. Sarah Woodward 5 Jun 1689
Mark Williams
1706 Charlestown, Mass
6. Hannah WOODWARD 7 May 1691
Stephen GATES IV
6 Nov 1713
Preston, CT
21 Oct 1762
Preston, CT
7. Susanna Woodward 23 Dec 1695
William Adams
2 May 1723 Norwich, CT
Joseph Adams
4 Apr 1728 Canterbury, CT
29 Apr 1790
Canterbury, CT
8. Eunice (Esther) Woodward 8 Mar 1707
Jonathan Spaulding
9. Amos Woodward 5 Jun 1693
Hannah Park
1713, Mansfield, Mass.
14 Mar 1778, Newton, Mass
10. Jonathan Woodward 5 May 1693
Margaret Meacham
Salem, Mass
Sarah [__?__]
11. Joseph Woodward 1699
Hannah Richards
1 Jun 1724
Preston, CT
14 May 1726
Canterbury, Windham Cty, CT
12. Thomas Woodward 1700
Dorothy Parke
18 May 1725
Preston, New London, CT
1778, Stonington, CT
13. Benjamin Woodward 28 Sep 1704
Preston,  CT
Anna [__?__]
Hannah [__?__]

Daniel’s name is included on a list of men impressed in several towns where Capt. Davenport’s company was raised will serve to identify many of the names. Daniel is listed under Cambridge which is five miles from Medford.   Of course, many impressed were either excused for disability or escaped from the service in some other manner. The returns were dated from Nov. 25 t0 Dec. 3, 1675.  Capt. Davenport’s company participated in the Great Swamp Fight.

Daniel’s father’s homestead was assigned to him in the settlement of the estate. It is supposed that he was the Daniel Woodward, of Medford, who was licensed by the Court, May 1, 1690, to keep an inn.


1. Elizabeth Woodward

Elizabeth’s husband Stephen Frost was born 9 May 1673 in Charlestown, Middlesex, Mass. His parents were Joseph Frost and Hannah Miller. Stephen died 12 Mar 1728 in Canterbury, CT.

2. Mary Woodward

Mary’s husband Joseph Hyde was born in 1681 in Mass

3. Lt. Daniel Woodward

Daniel’s wife Thankful Gates was born 7 Aug 1687 Stow, Mass. She was Stephen’s sister.  Her parents were Stephen GATES III and Jemima BENJAMIN.   Thankful died 24 May 1752 Preston, CT.

4. Abigail Woodward

Abigail’s husband John Richards was born 1 Jan 1691 in New London, CT. His parents were John Richards and Love Manwaring. John died 31 May 1765 in New London, CT.

5. Sarah Woodward

Sarah’s husband Mark Williams was born 1686 in Mass.

6. Hannah WOODWARD (See Stephen GATES IV‘s page)

7. Susanna Woodward

Susanna’s first husband William Adams was born 29 Jan 1689 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Mass. His parents were Richard Adams and Rebecca Davis. William died 1 Aug 1727 in Norwich, New London, CT.

Susanna’s second husband Joseph Adams was born 1682 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Mass. He first married 23 Jul 1708 in Canterbury, Canterbury, CT to Eunice Spalding (b. 14 Feb 1685 in Chelmsford, Mass. – d. 5 Apr 1726 in Canterbury, Windham, CT) Joseph died 3 Mar 1752 in Canterbury, Windham, CT.

8. Eunice (Esther) Woodward

Eunice’s husband Jonathan Spaulding  was born on 15 Apr 1704 in Canterbury, Windham, CT. He died in Windham, Windham, CT.

9. Amos Woodward

Amos’ wife Hannah Park was born 1684 in Preston, New London, CT. Her parents were Thomas Parke and Mary Allyn. Hannah died 14 Mar 1778 in Windham, Windham, CT.

10. Jonathan Woodward

Jonathan’s first wife Margaret Meacham was born 9 Jan 1700 in Salem, Essex, Mass. Her parents were Jeremiah Meacham and Deborah Browne. Margaret died 1743 in Mass

Jonathan’s second wife Sarah [__?__] was born

11. Joseph Woodward 

Joseph’s wife Hannah Richards was born 17 Jun 1700 in Hartford, Hartford, CT. Her parents were Samuel Richards and Hannah Henbury. After Joseph died, she married 5 Nov 1729 in Hartford, Hartford, CTto Ebenezer Judd (b. 3 Mar 1703 in Waterbury, New Haven, CT – d. 20 May 1734 in Hartford, Hartford, CT) Hannah died 27 Oct 1781 in West Hartford, Hartford, CT

12. Thomas Woodward

Thomas’ wife Dorothy Parke was born 15 Apr 1704 in Preston, New London, CT. Her parents were Robert Parke and Mary Rose. Dorothy died 18 May 1725 in Preston, New London, Mass.

13. Benjamin Woodward

Benjamin’s first wife Anna [__?__]

Benjamin’s second wife Hannah [__?__]






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