Last updated 8 Sep 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.
Died: Abt 1737
Father: Richard Woodward Sr. (bet 1635/1636 – 1706)
Mother: Jane Nyle (? – aft 1715)
Spouse/Partner: Nathaniel Newlin [2nd] (1690 – 1731)
Married: Abt Apr 1711
General Notes and Anecdotes
Sisters Jane and Mary Woodward married brothers Nathaniel and John Newlin.
Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)
Jane may have married Nathaniel Newlin on the same day her sister married his brother. [book-genealogy-of-the-woodward-family-1879]
The History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania relates an amusing anecdote about how Esther's parents didn't want her to marry Nathaniel --- not because they didn't like him, but because he lived in the back country where bears were a real problem.
Nathaniel and Jane's son Nathaniel may have married Esther Metcalf in 1735. Nathaniel and Esther had a daughter Tabitha who married John Mendenhall. [book-mendenhalls-a-genealogy-1969]
Nathaniel and Esther may have had a son, Nathaniel Newlin IV. This son was a member of the State Senate and of the convention which framed the U.S. Constitution in 1790. There are stories that he was offered, and refused, a seat in Congress by the dominant party; not just once, but several times.
Jane probably died in 1737.
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