Freedom Woodward1

#11003, (circa 1642 - 17 May 1681)
Relationship6th great-grandaunt of William David Lewis
Father*Henry Woodward1 (1607 - 1683)
Mother*Elizabeth Mather1 (s 1620 - 1690)


Jedediah Strong b. 1637, d. 1733
Children 1.Elizabeth Strong6 (1664 - )
 2.Abigail Strong6 (1666 - )
 3.Jedediah Strong Jr.6 (1667 - 1709)
 4.Ford Strong5 (1668 - 1668)
 5.___1 Strong5 (1669 - 1669)
 6.Hannah Strong6 (1671 - 1762)
 7.Thankful Strong6 (1672 - 1742)
 8.John1 Strong5 (1673 - 1673)
 9.Lydia Strong5 (1675 - 1718)
 10.Mary1 Strong5 (1677 - 1677)
 11.Preserved Strong6 (1680 - )
 12.John Strong5 (s 1703 - )
Her married name was Strong.1 
Birth*circa 1642She was born circa 1642 at MassachusettsG.1 
Baptism1642She was baptized in 1642 at Dorchester, Massachusetts.1 
between 1659 and 1661She removed with Henry Woodward and Elizabeth Mather to Northampton, Massachusetts, between 1659 and 1661.1,2,3 
Marriage*18 November 1662She married Jedediah Strong, son of Eld. John Strong and Abigail Ford, on 18 November 1662 at Massachusetts; same date marr. for Thankful.4,1 
Death*17 May 1681She died on 17 May 1681 at Massachusetts.5 


  1. [S165] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, four volumes (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-1862), 4:644.
  2. [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."
  3. [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."
  4. [S1020] Provo, UT and Oxford, MA, Massachusetts Town and Vital Records: Northampton 1620/1650–1893/1988, 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. Jedidiah Strong and Freedom Woodward, marr. 18 Nov 1662. Hereinafter cited as Mass. Town and Vital Records: Northampton.
  5. [S1023] Benjamin W. Dwight, History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong of Northampton, Mass. Vol. I, (Albany, N.Y.: Joel Munsell, 1871), 765–66. Hereinafter cited as Elder John Strong I.
  6. [S1023] Benjamin W. Dwight, Elder John Strong I, xxvi.