Surnames/tags: WODELL Woodall Wooddall
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Five Distinct Families of Woodall
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- A brief history on the early origin of the Woodall name from Early Origins of the Wodell Family: The surname Wodell was first found in Warwickshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands (to continue reading this article)
Etowah Alabama, Tahnoovayah (Turkeytown) and the surrounding area
- The southeastern United States is the main geographical location for these families— primarily South Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia—with emphasis on locations within 50 miles of Jasper County, Georgia:
- Milledgeville, GA (50 miles to Bartow)
- Morgan County GA
- Greene County GA
- On September 14, 1816, Chief John Ross (1790-1866) signed the Treaty of Turkeytown. Turkeytown was located in formerly Cotaco County. On February 6, 1818, Cotaco County's name formally changed to Morgan County', it was created from the Cherokee Turkeytown Cession .
- Family Group 4A John and Verlinda Harvey Woodall In the book "A History of Morgan County, Alabama" by John Knox , he states that family records report that the two brothers (from Family Group 4A ) John and Zepheniah Woodall came to Alabama Territory from Milledgville, GA., in 1817. They located in Cotaco county later renamed Morgan Co.' The center of the town, which is now between Hartselle and Somerville, is where they married two Vest sisters, Mary (Vest) Woodall (abt.1794-abt.1840) and Lavinia (Vest) Woodall (abt.1794-1872) respectively.
- *Note: The Cherokee people in northeast Alabama had been forcibly removed in the 1830s to Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma) west of the Mississippi River. This is after the dates of the Woodall brothers being in Etowah.
- By plan or coincidence, Chief John Ross and Family Group 4A John and Verlinda Harvey Woodall seem to have lived and moved to the same places at similar times. Family Group 4A living so close to Family Group 6 John Woodall that married Isabella (Unknown) and Judith Cecilia (Holmes) in Jasper Georgia, actually the same locations and times as Chief John Ross. The Woodalls from Family Group 6 were also friends with Chief Stand Waite, in fact George Caruth Woodall (abt.1804-abt.1880) son, Charles, married Susannah Watie (1834-1883), Chief Stand Waite's daughter (No children).. Family Group 6 John Wooddall and Chief Stand Waite traveled together at various times, an excerpt from the Indian Pioneer Papers click here
- Please take note that Jonathan Woodall Sr. (abt.1754-abt.1826) from Family Group 4B moved to St. Claire in 1822 with his father and brothers already were living there. So...
- Family Group 6
- Family Group 4A
- Family Group 4B (were living in the Morgan County area around the same time.)
- There are a couple more places that will be of interest to the different familes progressions and Native American ancestry. It is abundantly clear they were living and settling on land adjacent to that of the Cherokee tribal land in both states.
- These families are associated in various and multiple ways per the example above. All five of the family groups have some form of connection to Native Americans and relationships with each other. These groups have been confused for quite a while, organizing them will be an ongoing process. Please be patient. The Project is not complete and information will be updated and the format changing on a regular basis. Consider Joining the Project (below) for emails about ongoing and updated information. If you would like to join but are not sure how, message me and I will assist you.
- On the Project Pages, you will find links to each Ancestor's profile on WikiTree. Individual profiles will have sources listed with links and possibly more information on the individual. Other types of information sources will be noted as well.
- This Woodall/Wooddall Genealogy Site's Current Project is focused on five distinct groups of Woodall/Wooddall Ancestors. The different relationships that exist between these groups of Woodalls and their connection to Native America will be the main topics. The individuals listed below are linked to their WikiTree Profiles and to this Projects pages.
- The five Woodall Groups in this project are coordinated off of the listings from RootsWeb OLDEST ANCESTORS Woodall Surname DNA Project and FTDNA Woodall DNA Group Information. Also notice, there are three John Woodalls and two William Woodalls in the five Woodall groups that we are focused on. (Note: There are two separate Woodall lines from Family Group 4 (A and B) in the Project. Therefore, please remember the Group Number listed below for the John Woodall or couple you are researching, this project is based on them.
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- The goal of this project is to place the Woodalls in their proper family groups. If you are interested in Woodall research, post your name in Membership and I (Susan Beech) will send you email updates when new information has been added. If you are more hands on, here are some of the tasks that I think could be (or need to be) done. Please post a comment here on this page, post in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!
- Check links and logical errors
- Work on profiles (adding sources, etc.)
- Check for spelling and other errors
- To join the Wodell Name Study, first start out by browsing Current Projects to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in! If a Current Project does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Susan (Mccollister) Beech for assistance.
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