Mary Woodward

Last updated 23 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 25 Nov 1688 and 24 Nov 1689

Died: 24 Nov 1790

Father: Richard Woodward Sr. (1635 – 1706)

Mother: Jane Nyle (? – 1715)

Supporting evidence for:
name

book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887: Gilbert Cope (compiler), Henry Fishwick, Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family: Descended from John and Jane Sharples, Settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682: …; Manchester, Indiana: Heckman Bindery, photocopy reprint of original published by Philadelphia: Dando Printing and Publishing Co. (“For the Family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial Committee, Philadelphia”), 1887; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana [This book includes transcriptions and a few actual images of original wills and other documents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 172 (PDF page 228)

Comment: Source includes name (Mary [Woodward]).

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Page 12 (PDF page 16) / Transcript of Will of Richard Woodward

Comment: Source includes name (Mary Woodward).

book-history-of-fayette-pa-v1-1912: John W. Jordan (editor) and James Hadden, Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Volume 1; New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by The Pennsylvania State University, Commonwealth Campuses Libraries, Fayette Campus [This book contains a civic history of Fayette County colonial families and prominent residents as of the early 1900s. It was published under the auspices of The Pennsylvania Historical Society.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 217 (PDF page 326)

Comment: Source includes name (Mary [Woodward]).

book-mendenhalls-a-genealogy-1969: The Mendenhalls; database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Henry Hart Beeson, The Mendenhalls: A Genealogy; Houston, unknown, 1991" [This is a privately published genealogy, and appears to be typed rather than typeset. Reference is made to some original records, but there are no images or transcripts included.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 3 (image 5), accessed 29 Aug 2009

Comment: Source includes name (Mary Woodward).

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birth

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Pages 23-24 (PDF pages 27-28) / Obituary of Mary Newlin

Comment: Source includes age (101). Using her age and her death date of 24 Nov 1790 gives a birth date range from 25 Nov 1688 to 24 Nov 1689.

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death

book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887: Gilbert Cope (compiler), Henry Fishwick, Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family: Descended from John and Jane Sharples, Settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682: …; Manchester, Indiana: Heckman Bindery, photocopy reprint of original published by Philadelphia: Dando Printing and Publishing Co. (“For the Family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial Committee, Philadelphia”), 1887; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana [This book includes transcriptions and a few actual images of original wills and other documents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 172 (PDF page 228)

Comment: Source includes date (11 mo . 24, 1790).

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Pages 23-24 (PDF pages 27-28) / Obituary of Mary Newlin

Comment: Source includes day of death (24th of this instant) and date of burial (11th month 26th, 1790).

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father

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Page 12 (PDF page 16) / Transcript of Will of Richard Woodward

Comment: Source identifies Mary Woodward as a daughter of Richard Woodward. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

book-history-of-fayette-pa-v1-1912: John W. Jordan (editor) and James Hadden, Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County Pennsylvania, Volume 1; New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1912; book image (PDF), Google Books (http://books.google.com: accessed 21 Apr 2018), held by The Pennsylvania State University, Commonwealth Campuses Libraries, Fayette Campus [This book contains a civic history of Fayette County colonial families and prominent residents as of the early 1900s. It was published under the auspices of The Pennsylvania Historical Society.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 217 (PDF page 326)

Comment: Source implies Mary [Woodward] as a daughter of Jane Woodward. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

book-mendenhalls-a-genealogy-1969: The Mendenhalls; database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Henry Hart Beeson, The Mendenhalls: A Genealogy; Houston, unknown, 1991" [This is a privately published genealogy, and appears to be typed rather than typeset. Reference is made to some original records, but there are no images or transcripts included.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 3 (image 5), accessed 29 Aug 2009

Comment: Source identifies Mary Woodward as a daughter of Jane (Nyle) Woodward. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: John Newlin (1690 – 1753)

Married: Apr 1711

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

book-genealogy-of-the-sharpless-family-1887: Gilbert Cope (compiler), Henry Fishwick, Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family: Descended from John and Jane Sharples, Settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682: …; Manchester, Indiana: Heckman Bindery, photocopy reprint of original published by Philadelphia: Dando Printing and Publishing Co. (“For the Family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial Committee, Philadelphia”), 1887; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); held by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana [This book includes transcriptions and a few actual images of original wills and other documents.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 172 (PDF page 228)

Comment: Source includes year (1711).

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Page 23 (PDF page 27)

Comment: Source notes John Newlin and Mary Woodward were probably married on "the same day as her sister Jane", implying March or April 1711.

book-mendenhalls-a-genealogy-1969: The Mendenhalls; database with images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com: accessed on multiple dates); citing "Henry Hart Beeson, The Mendenhalls: A Genealogy; Houston, unknown, 1991" [This is a privately published genealogy, and appears to be typed rather than typeset. Reference is made to some original records, but there are no images or transcripts included.]

Additional detail for reference: Page 3 (image 5), accessed 29 Aug 2009

Comment: Source includes date (2 mo. 1710/11 [old style]). It is not clear why this is being shown as a dual date since it is in April. A year of 1711 is assumed to be intended.

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Child: Mary Newlin (? – ?)

Child: Jane Newlin (? – ?)

Child: Rebecca Newlin (? – ?)

Child: John Newlin (? – ?)

Child: Abigail Newlin (? – ?)

Child: Sarah Newlin (? – ?)

Child: Nathaniel Newlin (? – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Burial: 26 Nov 1790 at Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States

Cemetery: (Friends Burying Ground) at Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States

Supporting evidence for:
events

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Pages 23-24 (PDF pages 27-28) / Obituary of Mary Newlin

Comment: Source includes date (11th month 26th, 1790) and location ("frd's burying ground at Concord" [, Concordville, Chester County, Pennsylvania]).

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Pages 23-24 (PDF pages 27-28) / Obituary of Mary Newlin

Comment: Source includes date (11th month 26th, 1790) and location ("frd's burying ground at Concord" [, Concordville, Chester County, Pennsylvania]).

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General Notes and Anecdotes

Sisters Jane and Mary Woodward married brothers Nathaniel and John Newlin.

Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

FOLLOWUP

Mary may have married John Newlin on the same day her sister married his brother. [book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879]

Mary may have been born in Thornbury Township, Chester County, Province of Pennsylvania.

John Newlin and Mary may have been married 26 Mar 1711 in Chester County, PA, USA.

Her obituary states that Mary died in the "one hundred and second year of her age." Either this is wrong by a year, or the recorded birth year is incorrect. It goes on to state that she retained her memory and sight to the end, and spun and knit to within nine weeks of her death. She was buried in the friends burying ground in Concord.

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879: Lewis Woodward (compiler), Genealogy of the Woodward Family of Chester County, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware: Ferris Bros., 1879; book image (PDF), Internet Archive (https://archive.org: accessed 21 Apr 2018); original held by Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Additional detail for reference: Pages 23 (PDF pages 27) / Obituary of Mary Newlin

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