Re: William Perry and John Woodlief in Virginia 1700s
I have been out of town for a week and a half and was unable to respond to your message.The list of references to documents about Woodliefs in Virginia may not answer your quest, but I will be happy to send you a PDF copy if you will send me your e-mail address.
The book that your aunt purchased is probably "The Great Plantation" by Clifford Dowdey, Bonanza Books, 1957.The beginning of the second chapter deals with John Woodlief and the founding of the Berkeley Plantation (where the Thanksgiving celebration that your aunt probably attended was held) in 1619.Most of the book is about the Harrison family who subsequently owned the plantation.
Somewhere I have a list of the men who came on the Margaret, but I cannot lay my hands on it right now.I took it out of its folder in my filing cabinet and, sadly, did not return it.It will show up someday - soon, I hope.Unfortunately, the linkages between the Woodliefs in Virginia and the Woodliefs in Granville Co. are not well documented.In fact, many of the links among the Woodliefs in Virginia are not well documented because so many records have been lost.A friend in Tennessee has spend considerable effort to link her Woodlief ancestors in NC to the Virginia line, so far, without success.
If you would send me your e-mail address, I could send you some of the information I do have.