Lieutenant John Woodman

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John Woodman

Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Son of John Woodman and Elizabeth Woodman
Husband of Hannah Woodman
Father of Elizabeth Cornell Woodman; Hannah Howland; John Woodman; Rebecca James; Edith Church and 4 others
Brother of Elizabeth Pierce; Sarah Sisson (Woodman) and Edith Wilbore

Occupation: Cordwainer (a worker in cordovan leather, a shoemaker)
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About Lieutenant John Woodman


Circa 1663- Arrived in Newport, RI.

1682, 84, 86- Deputy Clerk of the General Assembly.

1685-86: General Treasurer.

1687- Overseer of the Poor.

1691-94: Moved to Little Compton, RI.

1696-1713: Town Clerk of Little Compton, RI.

Both he and his wife, Hannah, are buried in the Woodman cemetery on the East side of the Main Road, Little Compton, RI, which was the site of the homestead farm. -------------------- This John was not the son of Edward and Joanna Salway Woodman. That John was b abt 1634 and died September 17, 1706 in Dover, New Hampshire and was married to a Mary Field.

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Lieutenant John Woodman's Timeline

Age 39
United States
Age 41
Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
June 27, 1679
Age 42
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Age 45
September 7, 1685
Age 48
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
January 10, 1689
Age 52
Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
June 16, 1710
Age 73

Source:Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records 1687-1745, by H. L. Peter Rounds, pg 60.

April 24, 1713
Age 76
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island
June 2, 1713
Age 76
Bristol, Massachusetts

Will of JOHN WOODMAN of Lit. Comp., dtd. 16 June 1710, prob. 2 June 1713. Wife Hannah. Sons: Robert (eldest), John & Edward Woodman. Daus: Hannah wife of Nicholas Howland, Edith Woodman, Rebecah Woodman, Elizabeth Woodman & Silvia Woodman. Mentions lands in Lit. Comp., Tiv. & Newport. Witns: Peter Horsewel, Josiah Sawyer & Elizabeth Horswel [3:148/9].

Inv. of Est. of JOHN WOODMAN of Lit. Comp., dtd. 1 May 1714, pres. by Robert & John Woodman, sons. Apprs: Joseph Wanton, Aaron Davis, Jr. & William Pabodie [3:150/1].

Agrmt. btwn. chldn. of JOHN & HANNAH WOODMAN, both dcd., abt. settle. of Est., dtd. 16 June 1713. Childn: Robert Woodman; John Woodman; Edward Woodman; Hannah Howland wife of Nicolas Howland of Dart., Cordwainer; Edith Church wife of Capt. Thomas Church of Lit. Comp.; Rebeccah Woodman; Elizabeth Woodman & Silvia Woodman. Witns: Joseph Wanton, Peter Horswell & John Cary [3: 152/3].

Source: Bristol County, Massachusetts Probate Records 1687-1745, by H. L. Peter Rounds, pg. 60.