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Descendants of Samuel Woods

Generation No. 1

      1. Samuel1 Woods was born Abt. 16361, and died Abt. January 17181. He married Alice Rushton September 28, 1659 in Cambridge, Massachusetts1. She was born Abt. 16361, and died April 12, 17121.

Notes for Samuel Woods:
One of the original proprietors of Groton MA, owning an 11 acre right. Groton was destoyed in King Philip's War in March 1675/76. He went back to Watertown, Massachusetts, where in 1677 he signed an agreement made at Concord, Massachusetts to resettle Groton, and he moved back there the following year.

From Epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground in Groton, Massachusetts by Samuel A. Green, M.D., p. 259:
"Samuel Woods was an original proprietor of Groton, and owned an eleven-acre right. He is the ancestor of most of the families in this neighborhood, bearing the name. Two of his grandchildren, Thomas Woods and Daniel Woods, were with Captain John Lovewell, in his famous fight with the Indians, May 8, 1725, and both were killed. Henry Woods, a great-grandson, was in an expedition up the Kennebec River, in the summer of 1755. At the Battle of Bunker Hill, he was a Major under Colonel William Prescott, and subsequently promoted to a colonelcy; after the war he was a general of the militia."

More About Samuel Woods:
Residence: 1653, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts2

More About Samuel Woods and Alice Rushton:
Marriage: September 28, 1659, Cambridge, Massachusetts3
Children of Samuel Woods and Alice Rushton are:
+ 2 i.   Samuel2 Woods, born Bet. January 03, 1660 - 1661 in Cambridge, Massachusetts; died March 19, 1712 in Groton, Massachusetts.
+ 3 ii.   Thomas Woods, born March 09, 1663 in Groton, Massachusetts; died August 28, 1738 in Groton, Massachusetts.
  4 iii.   Elizabeth Woods, born September 17, 1665 in Groton, Massachusetts4,5; died January 24, 17175. She married Thomas Tarbell December 01, 16865; died Unknown.
  More About Thomas Tarbell and Elizabeth Woods:
Marriage: December 01, 16865

+ 5 iv.   Nathaniel Woods, born March 27, 1667 in Groton, Massachusetts; died June 20, 1738.
  6 v.   Mary Woods, born August 02, 1670 in Groton, Massachusetts6,7,8; died Unknown. She married (1) Eleazer Parker; died Unknown. She married (2) John Nutting, Jr. January 03, 1706; died Unknown.
  More About John Nutting and Mary Woods:
Marriage: January 03, 1706

  7 vi.   Abigail Woods, born August 19, 1672 in Groton, Massachusetts9,10; died Unknown. She married (1) Daniel Pierce; died Unknown. She married (2) Samuel Barron; died Unknown.
  8 vii.   Hannah Woods, born July 18, 167411; died September 29, 170311.
  Notes for Hannah Woods:
She died unmarried.

  9 viii.   John Woods, born March 04, 1676 in Watertown, Middlesex Coumty, Massachusetts; died Unknown.
  Notes for John Woods:
Died young.

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