itt Woodard, as a young man, headed west to Davidson County, Tennessee, with his parents and brother Edward. His father purchased 320 acres on White's Creek on February 7, 1795. Pitt married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth Smith, and they raised their family on the Woodard farm on White's Creek. They were devout praying, shouting Methodists. They founded the first Methodist church in that area, and Pitt served in the capacity of class leader, steward, and trustee. The church also held camp meetings at Woodard's Campground on their farm. Pitt and Elizabeth had eleven children, and when they again headed west, over half of their children and families went with them. They traveled south and made their home in Polk County, Missouri, along the Little Sac River in 1836. Pitt, now 68 years old, built a two-story house with a huge stone fireplace. He also constructed a dam across the river and built a flour mill, operated by his slave Jacob, which served Polk County for more than thirty years. William Winton brought his family from Tennessee the following year and settled on land adjoining Pitt's. There they established the Hickory Grove Methodist Church where the two families and Pitt's slaves worshiped together. In a sermon preached at the church on its 50th anniversary, Pitt's grandson William S. Woodard said of Pitt, "In politics he was a Whig-decidedly so-by trade a tailor, and practically a farmer. He was five feet eight inches high, compactly built, walked erect, had blue eyes, fair complexion and a good countenance.... He lived a consistent Christian life, and died peacefully." Elizabeth died in 1844, and Pitt in 1849. They are buried in the Hickory Grove Church Cemetery. By 1893, they had more than twenty descendants who were Methodist preachers and a number of their descendants were gifted writers and musicians. Source: Family historian Kena Jacobs. They fought with the Confederacy in the American Civil War, after which the family lost its land and broke up. Some stayed in the same place in Missouri, which later became part of Oklahoma, and others moved west. Source: J. W. Woodard in 1954 as given to Jerry M. Woodard. Stories paraphrased by Rosemary McNerney Winkler.
ames Woodward fought in the American Revolution. He and his sons
acquired plantations and land in Craven County, South Carolina which later became Horry and Georgetown Counties.
They worked as planters, ministers, lawyers, lumbermen, doctors, fishermen, newspaper editors, teachers, mechanics,
journalists, farmers, accountants, shop owners, and developers. South Carolina lost much after the American Civil
War, and this family was no exception. Some stayed in South Carolina, and others moved to Georgia, Florida,
California, and Hawaii. Source: Dixie Woodward Hinson.
Christopher Richard Woodward b 1708 in Wilmington Parish, Virginia Christopher Woodward b 1735 in Edgecombe North Carolina m 1758 Ann Utley in Wake County, North Carolina Jordan B. Woodward b 1760 in Wake County, North Carolina m 1786 Ada Eadie Jones in Anson County North Carolina Jepthah T. Woodward b 1787 in Wake County, North Carolina m 1811 Sarah Hatcher in Johnson County, North Carolina Joseph H. Woodward b 1812 in Anson County, North Carolina m 1832 Sarah Trawick in Anson County, North Carolina Asa Lawrence Woodward b 1850 in Marshallville, North Carolina m 1872 Phoebe Ellen Austin in Scotts Hill, Tennnessee William W. Woodward b 1879 in Scotts Hill, Tennessee m 1902 Maude Leslie Campbell in Ford Bend, Texas William Dale Woodward b 1913 in Rockport, Texas m 1946 Joyce L. Jenkins in Mineral Wells, Texas
James Woodard m Mary ? Daniel Woodard m 1767 Sarah Pitt in Edgecombe County, North Carolina Pitt Woodard b 1768 in North Carolina m 1795 Elizabeth Smith in White's Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee Thomas Smith Woodard b 1803 in White's Creek, Davidson County, Tennessee m 1825 Susan White Fambrough in Davidson County, Tennessee John Smith Woodard b 1844 in Polk County, Missouri m 1871 Martha Jane Killingsworth in Polk County, Missouri Franklin Fambro Woodard b 1874 in Polk County, Missouri m 1903 Mollie Rushing in Greer County, Oklahoma Franklin Monroe Woodard b 1910 in Greer County, Oklahoma m 1935 Lucy Lorine Lum in Greer County, Oklahoma
Christopher Woodward b 1700-1735 d 1785 Wake County, North Carolina Jordan Woodward b 1760 in ? m 1786 Eadie Jones in Wake County, North Carolina William Dabney Woodward b 1800 in Wake County, North Carolina m 1820 Sarah Sally Utley in Wake County, North Carolina Jesse C. Woodward b 1823 in Wake County, North Carolina m 1846 Sarah Ann Chase in Burnsville, Mississippi Jesse Dabner Woodward b 1853 in Rusk County, Texas m (1) 1875 Ellen Minerva Reed Rusk County, Texas (2) m 1888 Rachel Green in ? Jesse David Woodward b 1884 in Rusk County, Texas m Jessie Ann Needham in ?
James Woodward b ca 1755 in South Carolina m Charlotte Parker James Woodward b 1784 in Horry County, South Carolina m 1811 Elizabeth Singleton in Horry County, South Carolina James Grier Woodward b 1812 in Horry County, South Carolina m Agnes Anna Paul in Horry County, South Carolina McDaniel Woodward b 1864 in Horry County, South Carolina m 1892 Sallie Viola Fleming in Horry County, South Carolina Ralph McDonald Woodward b 1907 in Horry County, South Carolina m 1929 Sallie Jane Alford in Horry County, South Carolina
Henry T. Woodard b 1820 in North Carolina m Elizabeth A. Finley in Carroll County, Tennessee Andrew Jackson Woodard b 1858 in Tennessee m 1878 Willhela E. Duncan in Carroll County, Tennessee Almar Wright Woodard b 1887 in ? m 1906 Hester Bain Gibson in ? Guy William Woodard , Sr. b 1914 in Carroll County, Tennessee m 1934 Lurene Murphy in Fulton, Kentucky