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William Woodall Sr (abt. 1709)

William Woodall Sr
Born about in Virginiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1730 in Virginiamap [uncertain]
Husband of — married 1758 in Virginiamap
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 27 Jul 2014
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Research using a paper trail as well as DNA suggests we may be talking about two different William Woodalls but both of them were in Goochland County, Virginia. Woodall-640 and Woodall-346

1) William Woodall Woodall-346-- remained in Goochland County until his death in 1797. He had two wives. The first (name unknown) and the second Marianne Hancock.

William Woodall and family of Tuckahoe Creek, Goochland County Virginia

The Paper Trail

1758- Douglas Register records marriage of William Woodhall the Widower to a Marianne Hancock followed by Christening of some of their children Susannah 1761 , Sarah 1763, Benjamin 1765,Susannah 1768. (Source: Douglas Register)

1765- Charles Woodhall (son of William the widower) & Eliz Black record of Marriage followed by Christening of some of their children, William 1768, John 1773, ________ 1775, male Name smudged). (Source Douglas register)

1769- John Pleasants and son, of Henrico Co., deed to William Woodall of Goochland County, Virginia 62 acres in Goochland County adjacent to the land of Strangeman Hutchins, William Harding, and John Whitlow. March 13, 1769. [1]

1797- 29 Feb. Will of estate of William Woodall; names children: Mary Childress, Charles Woodall, John Woodall, Shadrach Woodall, wife Marian Woodall, children: Sarah Woodall, Susanna Woodall, Benjamin Woodall. [2]

In the name of God Amen, I William Woodall of the county of Goochland being weak in body but in perfect sense and memory do make this my last will and testament. I give to my son Charles Woodall, my son John Woodall, my daughter Mary Childress, my son Shadrach Woodall, and my daughter Sarah Woodall one shilling to each of them. ---All the rest of my estate I lent to my wife Marion Woodall during her natural life at her death I give it to be equally divided between my son Benjamin Woodall and my daughter Susanna Woodall to them and their heirs forever. I constitute and appoint my wife Marion Woodall & my son Benjamin Woodall Executors & Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and offered my seal this twenty ninth day of February 179six.

his William W Woodall- seal mark

signed sealed published and declared as his last will and testament in presense of Tho' Lourman Tho' Harding Thomas Nickoll


Woodall DNA has placed William Woodall died 1797 as the Patriarch of Family Group 1 that consists of 11 individuals whose DNA has been tested and found to match. William Woodall was 1st documented in Goochland County, Virginia in 1758 (Douglas Register). William purchased land in Tuckahoe Creek, Goochland County in 1769. William’s 1796 Will names his wife Marion and his 7 children; Charles Woodall, John Woodall, Shadrach Woodall, Mary Childress, Benjamin Woodall, Susanna Woodall and Sarah Woodall. William signed his Will with only the letter “W”.

DNA test results have proven this William is not the son of John Woodall Sr. of Genito Creek, Goochland County, Virginia. He is a different family entirely. [1]

The other William Woodall Woodall-640 left Goochland County around 1766 apparently going to Granville County, North Carolina. We do not know his wife's name. Later we see the following men in Granville, North Carolina: 1786 James Woodal, 1790 Absolom Woodall, then 1790 in Johnston, NC: Absalom, Jacob, James and John Woodall.

DNA for this branch is shown by the Woodall DNA Test Results for Family 18. William Woodall, born about 1709 in VA - Son of DNA John. Descendants matching him through Jacob Woodall and James B. Woodall, Sr. [2]

This profile researched and written by Connie Graves 23 July 2016


  1. Goochland County, Virginia Deed Book 9, p. 196 e.p.v. Papers Page 985 Valentine Papers.
  2. Goochland County Virginia Will Book 17, 1796-1800, p. 104
  • Douglas, William. The Douglas Register : being a detailed record of births, marriages and deaths together with other interesting notes, as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750-1797 : an index of Goochland Wills : notes on the French-Hugeunot [sic] refugees who lived in Manakin-Town. Richmond, Va.: J.W. Fergusson & Sons, 1928. p 323

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To whom it may concern: I am thinking of dividing the two William Woodall's in Goochland County and having two profiles. Does anyone have any objection? Scream now or forever hold your peace.

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