Descendants of John Woodard of England

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Generation #2

Mary (1John) Woodard of Isle of Wight Co VA

Mary Woodard was born in about 1710 in Isle of Wight Co VA. And, she would have grown up on the family property a little south of Franklin VA (now Southampton Co VA).

Reportedly in 1730, Mary was wed to Joshua Lee b. 1706 Nansemond Co VA. The citation for that marriage comes from the 2/1765 will for John Woodard who names "daughter Mary Lee." Interestingly, Joshua and Mary would have grown up within about 4 miles from each other down the Chowan River; Mary on the Virginia side and Joshua on the North Carolina side of the border.

Mary and Joshua lived their lives on Joshua's property in what would become Edgecombe Co NC. Mary is last documented in her father's 2/1765 will.

Bertie County NC Deed Book E, p. 522:
8/22/1739 Joshua Lee and his wife Mary sell to William Battle of Chowan for 40 Ea. 150 acres on NS of Indian Creek Swamp "to the former Virginia Line'... part of a patent granted John Lee decd. and given by Gray, Elisha Williams, jurat & James Gray. Prvd. Nov ct. 1739.
Edgecombe Co NC Will Book A, p. 146:
Will of JOHN WOODARD: Written Feb. 11, 1765; Proven July of 1765, Parish of St. Mary, Edgecombe Co., North Carolina.
Wife Margreat Woodard; son Elisha Woodard; son John Woodward; daughter Mary Lee; Margret Brown (daughter of said Mary Lee); Leonard Langston and Ann (Woodard Langston) his wife; granddaughters Sarah Langston and Elisabeth Langston; James Holland and Sarah his wife; grandson John Holland; son Thomas Woodard. Residue of my estate to my wife for her widowhood and then to be divided among my six children before mentioned.
Executor of estate: son Thomas Woodard. Witnesses: Stephen Cobb, James Barnes, John Drew ( July 1765 Court).

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