Lt. Samuel Woodman was born on 19 November 1744 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. He was the son of Joshua Woodman and Eunice Sawyer. Lt. Samuel Woodman was christened on 25 November 1744 in the First Church of Kingston, Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
He signed the Association Test in Kingston, New Hampshire in 1776.
He served in the Continental Army reaching the rank of Lieutenant.
On 3 September 1776 Samuel, at age 31, married Judith French, at age 23, daughter of Daniel French and Sarah Gould, in South Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Woodman (1995) gives the marriage date as 30 September 1776.7,2,3,8,4 Lt.
Samuel Woodman and Judith French lived after 3 September 1776 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, on the old Woodman homestead.2
Lt. Samuel Woodman was a blacksmith in Kingston.4 He took Enoch Poor, the son of Moses Poor as an apprentice in his blacksmith shop on 29 September 1785 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.4
He left a will on 24 December 1817 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.4
He died on Friday, 10 June 1825 in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, at age 80 years, 6 months and 22 days.7,2,3 Samuel's gravestone inscription in the Plains Cemetery, Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, reads:
Lieut. Samuel Woodman died June 10, 1825 Æt 804,7
Children of Lt. Samuel Woodman and Judith French
Joshua Woodman2,3,4 (18 Aug 1777 - 29 Mar 1855)
Daniel Woodman2,3,4 (19 Aug 1779 - 5 Mar 1850)
Sarah Woodman2,3,4 (25 Jul 1782 - 26 Dec 1858)
Samuel Woodman2,4 (21 Jan 1786 - )
Nathan Woodman2,3,4 (7 Dec 1789 - )
Mary Woodman2,4 (14 Mar 1792 - 28 Mar 1831)
Judith Woodman2,3,4 (16 Sep 1794 - )
Elihu Woodman2,3,4 (20 Jun 1797 - 31 Dec 1840)
Woodman, J.H.. A List of the Descendants of Mr. Joshua Woodman, who settled at Kingston, N.H., about 1736. Brunswick, Maine: J. Griffin, 1856.
Hosier, Kathleen E.. Kingston, New Hampshire Early Families Patriots & Soldiers. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1993.
Woodman, John A. Genealogy and History of the Descendants of Mr. Edward Woodman who settled at Ould Newbury Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1635. Ocala, Florida: by author, 1995.
Arseneault, Judith Lane. The Vital Records of Kingston, New Hamphsire 1694-1994. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, 2002.
Tibbetts, Charles W. The New Hampshire Genealogical Record. volume 5. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1988).
DAR. Gravestone Inscriptions in Oldest Cemetery, Kingston, N.H.. Kingston, New Hampshire: DAR, 1929.
Historical Committee. Vital Records of South Hampton, New Hampshire 1743-1886. South Hampton, New Hampshire: The South Hampton Friends of the Library, 1970.
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