Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameSamuel WOODS 11,70
Birth Dateabt 1636
Death Dateabt Jan 1717/8
Death PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
FlagsGroton Proprietor
Misc. Notes
According to Skeate11, Samuel Woods was an original proprietor of Groton, Massachusetts, having an eleven-acre right. He had lived previously in Watertown (where he was a member of the training band in 1653), and in Cambridge where he married his wife Alice Rushton. He moved to Groton in 1662, and lived there until the town was destroyed in King Phillip’s War in 1676, at which time he returned with his family to Watertown. He resettled in Groton in 1678. Further details about Samuel Woods can be found in most of the standard references on Groton history.43 177

Curiously, Bond’s Watertown178 contains the following: “SAMUEL and ALA WOODS, had John, b. in Old England, Mar. 4, 1677.” Note that this birthdate is the same as that of the John Woods, supposed son of Samuel and Alice Woods, said to have been born in Watertown.
Birth Dateabt 1636
Death Date17 Apr 1712
Death PlaceGroton, Massachusetts
Marr Date28 Sep 1659
Marr PlaceCambridge, Massachusetts
ChildrenSamuel (1661-)
 Thomas (1663-)
 Elizabeth (1665-1717)
 Nathaniel (1668-1738)
 Mary (1670-)
 Abigail (1672-)
 Hannah (1674-1703)
 John (Died as Child) (1677-)
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