Thankful Woodward1,2

#2105, (1644/45 - )
Relationship6th great-grandmother of William David Lewis
Father*Henry Woodward3,2,1 (1607 - 1683)
Mother*Elizabeth Mather3,2,1 (s 1620 - 1690)

Family

John Taylor Jr b. c 1641, d. 1704
Children 1.Thankful Taylor7 (1663 - )
 2.Johannah Taylor+8 (1665 - 1737/38)
 3.John Taylor III+9 (1667 - )
 4.Rhoda Taylor10 (1669 - )
 5.Elizabeth1 Taylor11 (1671/72 - 1781)
 6.Mary Taylor12 (1673 - )
 7.Jonathan Taylor13 (1675 - b 1723)
 8.Mindwell Taylor14 (1677 - )
 9.Lydia Taylor15 (1679 - )
 10.Thomas Taylor+16 (1680 - c 1717)
 11.Elizabeth Taylor17 (1682 - )
 12.Experience Taylor18 (1684 - s 1686)
 13. Samuel Taylor+19 (1688 - 1734)
 14.Wait Taylor20 (1690 - )
Her married name was Taylor.4 
Birth*1644/45She was born in 1644/45 at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MassachusettsG; (prob.)2,1 
between 1659 and 1661She removed with Henry Woodward and Elizabeth Mather to Northampton, Massachusetts, between 1659 and 1661.3,5,6 
Marriage*18 November 1662She married John Taylor Jr, son of John Taylor and Rhoda Tinker, on 18 November 1662 at Northampton, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG; same date marr. for Freedom.4 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S520] VWH, On the same day, 18 Nov 1662, Thankful Woodward marr. John Taylor Jr. and Freedom Woodward marr. Jedidiah Strong, in Northampton.
  2. [S1708] Mary Walton Ferris, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines (Milwaukee, Wisconsin: privately printed, 1943), II:848. Thankful, dau. of Henry Woodward and Elizabeth, "b. probably about 1644." With her son John Taylor in 1724 at Norwalk CT.
  3. [S165] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, four volumes (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-1862), 4:644. Hereinafter cited as First Settlers of New England.
  4. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Massachusetts Town and Vital Records: Northampton 1650–1893, unknown repository, unknown repository address, Births, Marriages and Deaths; old book p. 95, img. 335/2680; script copy p. 95, img. 414/2680; typed copy p. 100, img. 496/2680. John Tailor and Thankful Woodward, marr. 18 Nov 1662. Hereinafter cited as Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton.
  5. [S1019] Ebenezer Jr. Clapp, History of the Town of Dorchester Massachusetts (Boston: Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society, 1859), reprinted Salem, MA: Higginson Book Company, 192: "The 18th of June, of this year [1661], Mr. Eleazer Mather, son of the pastor of this church, was ordained minister of Northampton ; and Dea. Edward Clap, Mr. Peletiah Glover and Thomas Tileston were chosen as messengers from the church to attend the ordination—a journey of nearly as much importance as would now be one to New Orleans, and much more dangerous. Several persons removed from this town to Northampton, and formed the church there; among them, William Clarke and Sarah his wife, Henry Woodward and Elizabeth his wife, and Henry Cunliffe and his wife Susanna."
  6. [S1270] George H. Ellis, compiler, Records of the First Church at Dorchester in New England 1636–1734 (Boston: George H. Ellis, 1891), p. 38, 28 Feb 1661, "was dismissed Mr Eliazer Mather William Clark Henery Cunlife & Henery Woodward for to Joyne with sume other for the gathering of a Church at Northampton."
  7. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: img. 449/2680, p. 7 in typed version, births in 1663: ------29 "Thankful daughter of John & Thankfull Tailor was born." Handwritten copy, img. 596/2680, p. 7 (left corner of page with month entry is missing): Biirths in 1663, --- 29 (2nd entry for year), Thankful dau. of John and Thankful Tailor was born. The two following entries on this page with month missing; p. 8 begins 27 Mar 1663, with only one entry for the year 1663. Oldest manuscript, img. 292/2680, p. 8, has "Births in 1663" following the last entry for 1662, which is March, indicating that the records are old style and that 1663 begins in March. The second entry for 1663 is [illegible] 26, Thankful, dau. of John and Thankful Tailor was born. Corbin records 29 Feb 1663 citing old book p. 8. Perhaps the date of 29 Oct is given in some sources in consideration of the marriage date of John and Thankful.
  8. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: img. 449/2680, p. 7 in typed version, births in 1665: September 27 "Johannah daughter of John & Thankfull Tailor born."
  9. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: img. 450/2680, p. 9 in typed version. John, son of John and Thankful Taylor, b. 10 Oct 1667.
  10. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: img. 451/2680, p. 11 in typed version. Rhoda, dau. of John and Thankful Taylor, b. 26 Sep 1669.
  11. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: img. 452/2680, p. 13 in typed version. Elizabeth, dau. of John and Thankful Tayior, b. 13 Jan 1671[/72].
  12. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: img. 453/2680, p. 15 in typed version. Mary, dau. of John and Thankful Tayior, b. 13 Oct 1673.
  13. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: img. 454/2680, p. 17 in typed version. Jonathan, son of John and Thankful Tailor, b. 19 Sep 1675.
  14. [S165] James Savage, First Settlers of New England, IV:261, giving the births of the children of John and Thankful including Mindwell, b. 19 Aug 1677. This record not found in Northampton records.
  15. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: img. 455/2680, p. 19 in typed version, Ledia, dau. of John and Thankful Tailor, b. 18 Mar 1678/79.
  16. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: img. 456/2680, p. 20 in typed version. Thomas, son of John and Thankful Tailor, b. 4 Nov 1680.
  17. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: img. 457/2680, p. 22 in typed version. Elizabeth, dau. of John and Thankful Tailor, b. 17 Sep 1682.
  18. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: img. 458/2680, p. 24 in typed version. Experience, dau. of John and Thankful Tailor, b. 1 Oct 1684.
  19. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: img. 459/2680, p. 26 in typed version. Samuel, son of John Tailor, b. 30 Aug 1688.
  20. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton: p. 28 in typed version, as "Daughter of John Tailor", no mother given.