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  • ID: I156741
  • Name: Benjamin Woodson
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1698 in Henrico County, colony of Virginia, British 1
  • Death: Aft 25 10 1777 in Fluvanna County, colony of Virginia, British 1
  • Note:
    Notes for Benjamin Woodson:
    LAND:EARLY VIRGINIA FAMILIES ALONG THE JAMES RIVER by Louise Pledge Heath Foley, Volume 2: Benjamin Woodson listed in various patents with land located in Henrico County, N. side of the James River.

    Patent Book 10
    page 217 - 23 Dec 1714, patent of Thomas Mimms, Henrico County, S. side of main branch of Tuckahoe Cr., adj. Benj. Woodson
    page 380 - 12 Jul 1718.

    Patent Book 11
    page 110 - 22 Jun 1722, Benjamin Woodson, 178 acs. (N.L.) Henrico County, N. side of the James River, on Rockey Run, on line of Mr. John Woodson, 20 shill.
    page 340 - 16 Mar 1723.

    Patent Book 12, page 344 - 18 Mar 1725.

    Patent Book 13
    page 227 - 13 Oct 1727.
    page 362 - 28 Sep 1728.
    page 386 - 27 Sep 1729, patent of Nicholas Cox, Goochland County, on S. side of James River beg. at Benjamin Woodson's line.
    page 538 - 28 Sep 1730, Benjamin Woodson, 400 acs (N.L.) Goochland County, on Wildboar Br. of Lickinghole Cr., 40 shill.

    Patent Book 14
    page 261 - 25 Aug 1731, Benjamin Woodson, 200 acs. (N.L.) Goochland County, S. side of the James River, near Miles Cary's land, 20 shill. 1
  • Note:
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    The Woodson's and the Napiers were united for the first time in 1720 when both families dwelt in Henrico County, Virginia. It would have been impossible for Frances Napier not to know about the Woodson family, and conversely, we find it har d to imagine that Benjamin Woodson was not aware of Miss Napier. Their prominence in the affairs of the colony and the plantations indicates they may have known each other from some years and had a lengthy courtship. As facts on Capt. Robert2 Na pier reveal, he had dealings at the courthouse at Varina, the old County Seat for Henrico County, as early as the 1690s before his own family was produced.

    Benjamin and Frances was the first marriage between the two families, but it was not the last. Two of their own grandchildren, Elizabeth and Tabitha Woodson were married to two more of the Napier's a couple of generations later.

    While Woodson was a lifelong inhabitant of Henrico, until it was subdivided and the plantation fell into Goochland County, Frances Napier was raised in several counties. It is probably correct to say she was born in New Kent, raised in King and Qu een, King William and Henrico, and lived her married life in Goochland, Ablemarle and Fluvanna Counties, yet not to have moved from the place of her birth very far. Certainly, in the years from her marriage until her death in is probable that sh e never moved at all, living on the same land all the rest of here life.

    The Woodson family first appears in the records if Goochland County, Virginia as far as our examination of records goes, in a deed of gift as follows:
    To All people ... I, Adam Buttrey of Goochland County, Virginia, in consideration of the affection I beare unto my Godson Bouth Woodson, son of Benjamin & ffrances Woodson of the same County, ... for 10. paid by his ffather Benjamin Woodson .. . 120 acres ... Dated 8 June 1734. Signed Adam "A" Buttrey his mark. Witnesses: Rene Napier, Patrick Napier and ffra: Woodson. This was proved at Court January 21, 1734/5 by the oaths of the witnesses before Henry Wood, clerk of the court.

    The land was in trust for Booth Woodson since he was a minor at the time this instrument was written.

    The next mention of this couple is in a scandalous case set before the County Court of Goochland in February Term, 1739. Patrick3 Napier and Rene3 Napier, with Frances, wife of Benjamin Woodson, all of Goochland, were charged with the kidnappin g of Martha Claiborne, an orphan minor of Thomas Claiborne. She was, at the time of the alleged abduction, living with her sister and brother-in-law, Joseph and Frances (Claiborne) Thompson. Frances Woodson was found not guilty. Of course, th e two Napier's involved where her brothers. No animosity seems to have resulted. A couple of years later, Martha Claiborne married to Patrick3 Napier, one of her accused abductors.

    The Woodson's lived long and saw many grandchildren. In his will, Benjamin, Sr. gave property to sons Benjamin, Jr., John, Rene and Patrick, and daughters Mary Perrin Fitzpatrick and Frances Anderson. He also remembered several grandchildren, in cluding Elizabeth Booth Woodson, Benjamin and Joseph Fitzpatrick, and George and Benjamin Anderson. This will is dated 25, November 1777 and proved 3, September 1778 at Fluvanna Courthouse. He appointed his wife Frances Executrix and sons Benjami n, Rene and Patrick as Executors. He must have considered her able to carry out that work, and healthy enough for her age. However, she did not participate in the execution of the will after all and may have been ill by that time. Frances Napie r Woodson left no will and no administration was taken out. 1
    2
  • Change Date: 09 JUN 2007



    Father: John Woodson b: Abt 1655 in Curles, Henrico County, colony of Virginia, British
    Mother: Mary Tucker

    Marriage 1 Frances Napier b: 05 02 1695 in York County, colony of Virginia, British
    • Married: Abt 1720 in New Kent County, colony of Virginia, British 2
    Children
    1. Has Children Benjamin Woodson II b: Abt 1721 in New Kent County, colony of Virginia, British
    2. Has No Children Booth Woodson b: Abt 1721 in New Kent County, colony of Virginia, British
    3. Has No Children John Woodson b: Abt 1724 in Goochland County, colony of Virginia, British
    4. Has Children Mary Perrin Woodson b: Abt 1725 in Goochland County, colony of Virginia, British
    5. Has Children Rene Woodson b: Abt 1730 in New Kent County, colony of Virginia, British
    6. Has Children Frances Woodson b: Abt 1730 in Goochland County, colony of Virginia, British
    7. Has No Children Patrick Woodson b: Abt 1740 in Goochland County, colony of Virginia, British

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: D-016 - Williams, Trev Sherrod
      Note:
      Norvel de Treville 'Sherrod' Williams researches her ancestors, the ' le Poupet family ' to name one. She is id # 159971 on this database and can be reached at ' bessiems@yahoo.com '
      Quality: 2
    2. Abbrev: D-016 - Williams, Trev Sherrod
      Note:
      Norvel de Treville 'Sherrod' Williams researches her ancestors, the ' le Poupet family ' to name one. She is id # 159971 on this database and can be reached at ' bessiems@yahoo.com '

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