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  • Adeline Woodall (1856 - 1910)
    SOURCE: Beverly Odum of Bullard, Texas (odomb-at-prodigy.net), emails dated 6/12/2001 and 6/13/2001.CENSUS: 1880 Van Zandt Co., Texas census (dist 122, hse 151/178). Enumerated with William were his wi...
  • Ann McCutchen (1757 - 1822)
    GEDCOM Source ===@R-1143528545@ Family Data Collection - Individual Records Edmund West, comp. Ancestry.com Operations Inc 1,4725::0 === GEDCOM Source ===Birth year: 1757; Birth city: South; Birth stat...
  • Annie Eliza Hendricks (1852 - 1942)
    Annie Eliza Woodall was the daughter of Margaret "Peggy" Hendricks and Andrew Woodall. She was also known as Elizabeth Ann or Eliza Ann. She was born December 8, 1852 in Tahleqhah District, Oklahoma In...
  • Daniel Anderson Woodall (1877 - 1938)
    'Escape to Yesteryear'Tallassee hotel and restaurant treats guests like familyCarla Merrill / Staff WriterJuly 3, 2005Editor?s note: This is the first in a Monday feature series about day trips and sig...
  • Edna E. Cameron (1901 - 1991)
    Birth: Mar. 3, 1901 North Carolina, USA Death: Oct. 26, 1991 Chapel Hill (Orange County) Orange County North Carolina, USA1910 United States Federal Census Name: Edna E Woodall Age in 1910: 9 Estimat...

About the Woodall surname

I'm not a historian, but this is what I've compiled from what I have read. Our U.S. heritage was confirmed by the family bible that showed us in Goochland County Virginia after landing there around 1640. From that point forward I know it all to be accurate. I also knew we came from England. I would like to confirm the Flanders background.

Woodall family originally came from Steenland which is in Flanders, which is Belgium (Germanic people - of, relating to, or denoting the branch of the Indo-European language family that includes English, German, Dutch, Frisian, the Scandinavian languages, and Gothic.) They likely spoke Dutch (Flemish). They had leaders in France also which is just to the east. Baldwin I married Judith the daughter of King Charles II in 862, and she was the Great-Great-Granddaughter of Charlemagne (Charles The Great or Charles The First). Baldwin II married Ælfthryth in 884, King Alfred The Great's daughter. Arnulf I (The Great) The First Count of Flanders was the older brother of our ancestor Adalulf and ruled an area that is now northwestern Belgium, and Southwestern Netherlands. In 924 Adalulf received lands in Boulogne, France. Walter The Fleming followed the Flemish military contingent into England with their half-sister's husband, Duke William of Normandy, in his quest for the English crown (He became King William The First) and settled there around 1066 at Wahull (Now called Odell). William the Conqueror, in 1066 gave the lands, manor, and title, to Walter de Flandrensis (circa 1068). Walter The Fleming. Walter was titled the Baron of Wahull, and was thus recorded as Walter de Wahul. De Wahul built a motte-and-bailey castle, with a stone keep, on the land. The family lived here for some 400 years. Around 1500 Laurence Woodhull, and his son Richard Woodall dwelled at Milton Keynes Village at Milton Keynes Manor. These were also lands gained from the battle of hastings fought by William The Conqueror. Dr. John Woodall was a famous man that was Richard's son. He was a surgeon, chemist, businessman, linguist, and diplomat. His son William Woodall was the first Woodall of our group to come to America (although he returned to London). His son James Woodall was the first to be born in America in 1652 in Maryland or Virginia. The Woodalls stayed in Virginia until John Willis Woodall took his family to Alabama around 1817. Wiley M. Woodall left Alabama likely after the death of his first wife Amanda in 1884 (Related to us, buried in Alabama). He and his second wife Susan (not related to us) show in Midlothian Texas as of 1920 census. They were the first to go to Texas. Wiley M. Woodall's son John V Woodall went to Ennis Texas. This is where my grandpa William Clyde Woodall and Guardie Rieves Woodall lived prior to moving to California. My dad Miller Thomas was born in California.