Thomas was born by 1614, based on the date he became a freeman.
His parents are unknown. A previous version of this profile claimed, without source, that he was the son of Joseph Woodford and Alice Upton. They have been detached.
He immigrated from England to Massachusetts on the William and Francis in 1632. He settled first at Roxbury, Massachusetts, then removed to Hartford, Connecticut, 1636 and to Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1656.
He was admitted to the church in Roxbury, in 1632. "Thomas Woodforde, a man servant, he came to N. E. in the yeare. 1632. & was joined to the church about halfe a yeare after, he afterwards marryed mary Blott. & removed to Conecticott & joyned to the church at Hartford"
About 1636, Edward married Mary Blott, daughter of Robert Blott.
Founders of Hartford Monument: South Face
“3 March 1640: An order concerning graves: It is ordered that Thomas Woodford shall attend the making of graves for any corpses deceased and that no corpses shall be laid less than four feet deep. None that are above four year old shall be laid less than five feet deep. None that be above ten shall be laid less than six feet deep. He shall receive for giving notice, by ringing the bell, making the grave, and keeping it in comely repair, so that it may be known in future time where such graves have been made: for the lesser sort two shillings and six pense, for the middle sort three shillings, for the biggest sort three shillings six pense.” (spelling modernized and punctuation added for readability) 
Edward made his will 26 April 1665. It was proved 26 Mar 1667. He left his entire estate to his three daughters, Mary, Hannah and Sara, mentioning that each also had children. Son Isaac Sheldon was named executor. An inventory valued at £197 19s 6d was taken 12 Mar 1666/7.
↑ Hotten, John Camden (editor). The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: Emigrants, Religious Exiles, Political Rebels, Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years, Apprentices, Children Stolen, Maidens Pressed, and Others, who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. (London: John Camden Hotten, 1874.) p. 149
The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). Thomas Woodford, pages 2057 - 2060
Source: #S-1899416463 Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts; Year: 1632; Page Number: 74, Ancestry.com. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.
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Starr, Frank Farnsworth.. Various ancestral lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford, Conn.: unknown, 1915., Vol 2, p. 184 - 191. [access can be found on Ancestry.com]
American Ancestry Vol. 8, 1893, Hughes, Munsell, p 209. This document states that it follows the male line. Therefore while daughters and granddaughters and their spouses are listed, no children of them are listed.
Barbour, Lucius Barnes, 1982, Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut, Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, Maryland and Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Inc., Glastonbury, Connecticut pp.693
Marriage info updated - "American Marriage Records Before 1699" pp 40, Clemens, William M., Pompton Lakes NJ 1926 (reprint 2004) Baltimore MD