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William d'Aubigny 23rd Great-Grandfather
Hugh & Roger le Bigod 22st Great-Grandfather
Henry de Bohun 23rd Great-Grandfather
Gilbert & Richard de Clare 21st Great-Grandfather
John Fitz Robert ' 23rd Great-Grandfather
Robert FitzWalter 24th Great-Grandfather
William de Huntingfield 23rd Great-Grandfather
John de Lacy 21st Great-Grandfather
William de Lanvallei 24th Great-Grandfather
William Malet 23rd Great-Grandfather
Saer de Quincy 21st Great-Grandfather
Robert de Ros ' 23rdGreat-Grandfather
Geoffrey de Say 24th Great-Grandfather
Robert de Vere 21st Great-Grandfather

Family Group 6 John Woodall (abt.1710-1806) and Isabella (Unknown) Wooddall (bef.1720-abt.1757)
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Margaret Domville 9th Great-Grandmother
Martha Eltonhead 10th Great-Grandmother
Thomas Greene 10th Great-Grandfather
Anne Lovelace 9th Great-Grandmother
Roger Mallory 12th Great-Grandfather

Family Group 6 John Woodall (abt.1710-1806) and Isabella (Unknown) Wooddall (bef.1720-abt.1757)
Child Spouse
John Woodall
William Woodall Julie Moore & Anne Unknown
Sarah (Wooddall) Power (1750-) John Powers
Joesph Woodall (1754-1812) Abigail (Glider) Woodall (abt.1756-1830)
Ann M. (Woodall) McCutcheon (1757-1822) John Ames McCutchen Jr (1755 - 1835)


Doss Lineage Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1660-1800 [1]

Name: Edward Donahoe
Spouse: Nancy Doss
Marriage Date: 25 Oct 1788
Marriage Location: Cumberland County, Virginia

Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967[2]
Name: James Barron
Event Date: 10 Dec 1812
Event Place: Putnam, Georgia, United States
Spouse's Name: Polly Doss
George Washington Vest, Sr
Birthdate: May 1760
Birthplace: Pittsylvania, VA, United States
Death: February 22, 1845 (84)
Boone, KY, United States
Son of John Daniel Vest, I and Charlotte Ann Vest
Husband of
Mary Barron Vest
Sarah Sally O'Neal
Nancy Jane Vest

Saddleback Valley Trails

South Orange County California Genealogical Society
Vol. 17 No. 2
P.O. Box 4513, Mission Viejo, CA. 92690
February 2010
Editor: Mary Jo McQueen
SOCCGS is not affiliated with the LDS Family History Center.
President's Message
~Sandy Crowley
This month I would like to share some info about my Woodall ancestors. I pick up this line in Georgia, then through Alabama, Mississippi, and on to Texas. The eldest that I can find is Selfnire (sp?) Woodall, a Cherokee Indian who married a white woman. He was born about 1770 in Georgia, probably Putnam County. Their son, Zephaniah Woodall, was born in 1792 in Georgia and married Lavinia (“Viney”) Vest. The families moved to Alabama, where Zephaniah and Viney’s son, Zephaniah Harvey Woodall, was born.
Zephaniiah married a woman who was half-Cherokee. From what I read, they moved to Mississippi, where he became a well-liked sheriff. While in Mississippi, his son, Rufus Woodall, was born. Rufus was about 10 years old during the Civil War, and told of his vivid memories of Yankees riding through town and taking their only cow. His mother was ill from childbirth and the family begged the soldiers to leave the cow to feed their new little brother. They took the cow, and baby and mother died. Rufus was very angry about this until he died. (The Civil War was, I think, the worst war we, as a country, have been through. So many losses, and tragic stories on both sides of the war.) Zephaniah retired to Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas and several of his adult children, including Rufus, went along. He, Rufus, and others of this Woodall family are buried in the oldest cemetery in Hillsboro, Texas. Rufus and his wife, Martha Leona Anderson, had my grandmother, Ruby Earl Woodall in 1893 in Kirby, Texas, a small town outside Hillsboro. Kirby no longer exists.
There are few historic items left in this family. Very few pictures survived, and the Bibles, letters, etc. are also gone. These families came across the south at a time when it was Indian Territory; wars were fought across the areas, and the small wooden houses they built were easily destroyed. There were certainly no churches and courthouses on many corners during this time. It is hard to find surviving records. While my grandmother was growing up, her house burned twice after someone placed the metal coal shuttle on the back porch and it sparked, igniting the house. The Woodalls are just one of several lines of my ancestors who came to Texas.


William Woodall, father of Daniel Washington Woodall, served throughout the four years of the war, including the action at Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. He told of riding on horseback from Lookout Mountain to Missionary Ridge and was stopped by a Yankee who cursed him but let him ride on. He fought in one of the last major battles of the war near Richmond for 20 straight hours and had a number of horses shot from under him. A naturalist and animal lover, he bemoaned the loss of each horse. He hid in a tree at the end of the war to escape capture and walked toward Decatur for three months until his shoes had worn away and his clothes were in tatters. William Woodall married Ellen Means, whose father, John Means, was born in Tennessee and married Dorcas Ann Kennedy, another Tennessee native. The Means family was originally from near Charlotte, N.C. William Woodall was a son of John Woodall, who was born in Georgia in 1799. John Woodall and his brother, Zephaniah Woodall, came to Alabama at about the time it was being formed into a state (1819).
They hailed from near Milledgeville, Ala. The Woodall brothers married 'two Vest sisters, who were believed to be the daughters of Valentine Vest, who lived near Milledgeville. Mrs. Roy Roberts said the Woodalls had Indian blood.
Excerpt from Hamilton-County-Pioneers Article
Death Certificate on Danial Woodall showing Roy Roberts as informant and William Woodall as father.

Letter from Indian Agent Hugh Montgomery 1817

June 1817
Cherokee country that became Hall County
Description of people living in Indian territory - Hall Co in 1817. Holly Barton and Henry Barton are mentioned. Also, they are living close to John Sr and John Jr Abbercrombie - Holly in 1820 Census in Capt. Abbercrombie's District
In 1817, Hugh Montgomery, later an Indian agent for the State of Georgia, was paid 16 dollars for a journey down the Chattahoochee River to what is now Hall, Gwinnett, and Fulton counties. This was freshly ceded Indian land full of white intruders and Montgomery’s job was to notify them they had to report to authorities. He mentions seeing persons listed in a deposition concerning intruding, whom he reported to governor William Rabun, saying he had advised them to return to Georgia to face inquiries. He begins:
3rd July 1817
Sir I have just Returned from the Frontiers & have Down to give you the names of the white persons (heads of Familys) who I find living on the Indian lands adjasent to this County Let it be Remembered that I did not vissit the South west Side of the County, I had no expectation before I set out that any person had Settled over the appalatchee, when I got to the Hog mountain I learnt that the persons named in the Deposition sent to you were all in that Quarter & that they had been all advised to Return before the Depositions were forwarded to you & had Refused. I had a Right to believe that the names of all were sent you, I was also informed that most of them had either moved in or were about to Remove with the exception of a John Camp& a few others.
He then includes a long list of names of white intruders living on Indian lands  from Suwanee Old Town, down past Stone Mountain to the Standing Peachtree and perhaps Buzzard's Roost on the river. He has informed some of them that they are subject to inquiries in the State of Georgia and some have indicated they will take care of the problem. Most indicated they will ignore the government.
I then turned up the North west side of the County & the following are the persons I find on the Indian Lands in that Quarter together with the  Relative Situations in which they live viz between the Stone Mountain& Chatahoochee River, are Silas McGrady, John Steen, & James Steen Senr.& Clanton Steenin the Settlement Called  Raferses Settlement& on both sides of Chatahoochee are James Steen Junr.  John Rogers, John Difoor, a man by the name of Bill, two men by the name of  Bagwell, John Woodall William Woodall Thomas Woodall, & another Woodall given name not known', & Tabitha Harper a widow Parker Collens, Jonathan Gray, & William Harden above the mouth of Suwanee are William Garner Warren Young John Tidwell, & Austin Dobbs, at & near the mouth of Big Creek are John  Mires Thomas Dasset, John Dasset, Obediah Light, James Smith & Robert Smith Junr., at & near the mouth of the Flowery Branch are Bud Mullins, Robert Smith Senr, & Thomson McGuire at & near the Ferry are John Lessly, Danl May,  Caleb Mosely, Benjn  Murry, John Gathard, John Wilson& Hugh Wilson, on Flat creek areSimon Strickland, Sion Strickland Irvin Strickland, Lazeras Strickland, Lewis Crow, Sion Crow, & Richard Litteral, and near the Chestetee are Freeman Averbee Danl. Short, Noah Langly, John Martin, & Jese Martin & at and above the Shallowford are William Staker, William Baity, a man by the name Mason, an other by the name of Hainsan other by the name of Hawkins, & John Wagoner, James Abercrombi a Senr Abercrombi Abercrombi a Junr Benjm Morris, Henry Morris, John Diffy, Henry Barton, Holly Barton, Widow & George Davis. I did not see all of them, but the greater part of those that I did, promised to Come in, Some few will, Say about one in ten, the ballance will not.
Now Montgomery changes the tone of his letter, he begins commenting on the whole idea of white intruders and Indians living together and the morality thereof:
…there are a great many Shifts which those people make to get settling on those Lands Some Rent of Indians or Mixed Bloods others Settle Down on Such place as pleases them & get Some stroling Vagabond Indian to live or Stay with them, they Call themselves his Croppers, he is to hunt & they Cultivate the Ground, they find him a Gun & amunition  they have the meat & he the Skins, but it often so turns out that he has two Haggskins  for one Dearskin, & this accounts for the Frontier people loosing so many of their Haggs  as they do -- others (if possible) More Lax in their Morrels & Still Less Delicate in their taste will Kiss a Squaw for the privallage of their Land & Range, he then becomes a Landlord he has his Croppers, Tenants, & Hirelings &c. thus a whole Settlement Claim under him, and what seems more abominable then all is that others give their Daughters to the Indian fellows for the privallage of Living in their Country themselves, of this Last & and worst Class are John Tidwell & Noah Langly the Former has given four of his Daughters to Indian fellows for Wives & the Latter two thus a Motly Race are propigating  fast verry fast on the Chatahoochee & its waters –      
I Should like to know how far the Individual Indians have a Right to Rent or Lease Lands, my own impressions are that Indians have not a principle tittle to any Lands, that theirs is a mere occupant claim, that they are tenants at the will of the Government, the Treaty Reserves the Lands to them for their Hunting grounds, it prohibits all Citizens of the U. S, or other persons from Settling on them with out permits from the Agent of Indian affairs, those people have no permits they are not Indians altho Some of them try to look & act like them, & it seems that to get foothold in the Nation by any of their ways which I have Described has all the effect of taking the Indian Black Drink, it makes them inimical to every person who Does not  ware a Long hunting Shirt & mockisins or a Match Coat & Smell like Tainted Dearskins  & I think I am warranted in saying that If the Comrs. fail of success in the present Treaty it will be in not intirely to the Clamours of those fellows Seconded by a few of the Mixed Bloods, the spurious product of those Disgracefull & unnatural Matches.
I am Sir very Respectfully your Obt Humbl Servnt  H Montgomery 

Family 4 John married Judith Sampson

Poindexter Indian Claims

Re: The Poindexter Cherokee application #664 By Douglas Phelps February 28, 2001 at 01:28:10 In reply to: Re: The Poindexter Cherokee application #664 Douglas Phelps 12/30/00 The rejecting statement in 1908 by Guion Miller (government commissioner) of a Sarah Mashburn who claimed ancestry to Dohanoo through Poindexter- after the hearingof24 claimants - prettywell sums up their denial:"......There is nothing but the traditions of the family to show that Chief Donohoo was a Cherokee Indian, although it would seem from the testimony that there is a well recognized tradition in the family that he was of Cherokee blood. As against this tradition,however, are the equally well established facts that he came from Virginia, probably from the neighborhood of the James River... There is nothng in the history of the Cherokee people that I have been able to discover that would indicate that they ever occupied thesectionof Virginia that appears to have been the home of Chief Donohoo [further support for this point continued]...There is no intimation in the testimony that any of these descendants or their ancestors back to the time of the Revolutionary War, have been regarded as Indians, but on the contrary, the testimony clearly seems to indicate that they have been living as white people and have passed in the communities in which they have resided as white people.From the unquestioned tradition that is fully established in this large family, it would appear quite certain that there was an ancestor who was of Indian extraction, bu t from the history as given in the applications and in the testimony, it seems much more probable that this ancestor was a member of one of the Virginia tribes, rather than of Cherokee extraction, and certainly the application and the testimony fail to show that any of these parties or their ancestors were recognized Cherokees by blood at the timeof the treaties of 1836-6 or 1846." Two most damaging statements by two claimants were : "I never heard anything about being an Indian until this money matter came up" and "I never claimed to ba an Indian until this matter came up. I had never heard that there was any Indian blood in my veins."

Dawes Rolls Poindexter

Name Age Sex Blood Roll No. Tribe Card No.
Maggie Poindexter 37 F 1/4 5960 Cherokee by Blood Search card 2293
Note: Wife of James R. Poindexter listed on Cherokee by Blood Card #9535
William Poindexter 15 M 1/8 5961 Cherokee by Blood Search card 2293
Benjamin Poindexter 13 M 1/8 5962 Cherokee by Blood Search card 2293
Ellen Poindexter 7 F 1/8 5964 Cherokee by Blood Search card 2293
Lucinda Poindexter 5 F 1/8 5965 Cherokee by Blood Search card 2293
Louisa Poindexter 2 F 1/8 5966 Cherokee by Blood Search card 2293
James R. Poindexter 41 M IW Cherokee by Blood Search card 9535
Note: Married to Maggie Poindexter listed on Cherokee by Blood Card #2291

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Just wanted to say thay Thomas Woodall was married before the Trail of Tears to Varches Spence and had two sons and another on the way when he left to find Nancy because she was very sick. When he returned to GA, Varches would not have him. He later married Nancy in the indian territory and Varches married a Nally. I have a copy of the letter Thomas wrote Varches when he crossed the Mississippi River.

Hi William, great question.

I'm not sure if you are inquiring about adding a sticker for a particular military badge, award, or medal? Typically, the Condfederate military didn't issue any medals so I am not sure if that is what you are looking for.

Are you inquiring about adding a Civil War sticker to their profiles? If so, go the Civil War Project page and you'll see the sticker directions. You'll be directed to add this:

use if not given on the persons profile ... ... ... served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: mmm dd, yyyy
Mustered out: mmm dd, yyyy
Side: CSA or USA
Regiment(s): regiment name

You will want to put it just below the bio line:


and just above the bio text.

You'll need to fill in the lines in the sticker text so that the profile's correct data is displayed.

Just so you can see what it looks like I added the Civil War sticker to John Armstrong's profile.



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Morrison info

Byan Morrison marriage

History of Alabama

Rolls pdf


The Ancestors and Descendants of Brothers Peter and John Woodall (Civil War Era), Sullivan Co., Indiana Front Cover Ruth Delores Ransford Mason R. Mason & Associates, 1991 - 508 pages Found inside - Page xiii John Woodall b 1678 Goochland Co VA m ca 1700 to d 1750 Goochland VA, age 72. If John was raised in Maryland - he returned to Virginia. He was granted a 300 acre land patent in Henrico Co in 1723 at age 45. ... Jr born ca 1730 married Dorothea Pledge in 1756, Sampson Woodall born 1734 married Sarah Steel in 1755, and the youngest son, ... Recorded in the St. James Northam Parish, Virginia.,+Virginia)+Dorothy+Pledge&dq=St.+James-Northam+Parish+(Goochland+County,+Virginia)+Dorothy+Pledge&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiAztmm7JTmAhVhleAKHVwJDA0Q6AEwA3oECAQQAg

2. google books search using - "St. James-Northam Parish (Goochland County, Virginia) Dorothy Pledge"

3. 2 books (series) Marriages Gouchland County Virginia

Census Instructions

1850 Census Atlantic Ocean Edwards

Family Names in Bible Records notes on harris

Old Books Library

gadsden Ala

stclair census


Henrico County

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