I have researched the Woodwards for quite some time. There were two lines of Woodwards in SC. One line was from Barnwell/Aiken County and started with Charles and Keziah Woodward. Charles was born abt 1755 and moved to Barnwell County in the late 1700's. The other line was from Fairfield County, SC. It started with Thomas "The Regulator" and I am not sure when it started...1700's. I looked in my records and didn't find a William Emmett Woodward. That doesn't mean he didn't come from Barnewell/Aiken County.