Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameCapt. Solomon WOODS 11
Birth Date29 Aug 1747
Birth PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Death Date3 May 1783
Death PlaceDunstable, Massachusetts (now Nashua, New Hampshire)
Burial PlaceGroton, Massachusetts (Old Burying Ground)65
FlagsGravestone documented, Revolution (1775-81)
FatherLieut. Isaac WOODS (1700-1775)
MotherAbigail STEVENS (1702-1781)
Misc. Notes
Green’s Epitaphs66 transcribes Solomon Woods’ gravestone as follows: “Memento mori | [Cherub’s Head.] | HERE LIES | Buri’d the Body of | Capt Solomon Woods, | who was Killed by the | Fall of a Tree May ye 3d | 1783. In ye 36th year | of his Age.”

H. E. Woods67 reports that “He served, in offices from sergeant to captain, in the Revolution.”

The entry in MSSWR68 for Solomon Woods reads as follows (with square brackets in the original): “WOODS, SOLOMON. Sergeant, Capt. Josiah Sartell’s co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Groton to headquarters at Cambridge; service, 3 days; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Shattuck Blood’s 2d (2d Groton) co., 6th Middlesex Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the several companies in said regiment, as returned by Jonathan Reed and others, field officers; ordered in Council April 24, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported commissioned April 24, 1776; also, 2d Lieutenent, Capt. Job Shattuck’s (2d) co., 6th Middlesex Co. regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers [year not given]; also, receipt dated April --, 1781, for bounty paid Eleazer Green, Jr., by said Woods, Lieutenant, and Class No. 7 of the town of Groton to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.”
Birth Date17 Jan 1749
Death Date15 Feb 1828
Marr Date19 Apr 1770
ChildrenMary (1771-1859)
 Susanna (1772-1848)
 Isaac Stevens (1775-1849)
 Asa (1776-)
 Diademia (1778-1858)
 Prudence (1780-)
 Solomon (1782-)
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