Re: Branch Woodworth, Shepody, NB 1800
Hello, According to The First Six Generations of Woodworths in America written by Jennette Woodworth Behan William Woodworth (5th generation), son of Jebediah (4th) and margaret (Joseph 3,2, and Walter 1); born perhaps Lebanon, CT 1731 and evidently died in King's County, Nova Scotia, some time after 1767.
He married perhaps Hanover, MA about 1752 Sarah Blackmore born about 1736 and died Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, 10 November 1767, pehaps daughter of John Blackmore of Hanover.
He removed with his family to Cornwallis and on 25 July 1763 received a grant of several hundred acres.
Nothing further has been learned of William although it is possible that he remarried.
He recorded the births of all his children on the Cornwallis records, although the fist three were born before their arrival in Nova Scotia. after the mother died, some of the children returned to the states perhaps to be brought up in the familyof relatives and possibly by their grandfather Jebediah who ws yet alive and living in lebanon.
i. EliZabeth b Lebanon 13 Sept. 1753; m 14 May 1772 James Smith of Newport RI.
ii. William b lebanon 3 August 1755
iii. timothy b lebanon 7 august 1758
iv. Alexander b Cornwallis 19 July 1760
v. Leonard b Cornwallis 4 Feb 1763
vi. Branch b Cornwallis 25 March 1765
vii Lemeul b Cornwallis 2 Feb 1767.
The book is an excellent resource and contains only accurate information that has documentation to back it up.
I am the priviliged caretaker of a Woodworth Mansion from the sixth generation of Woodworth's in America that is now the Villa Serendip Bed and Breakfast. It will soon be on the National Historic Registry.
I hope this information helps.