Woodson Family

Dr. John Woodson

Robert Woodson

Elizabeth Woodson

Joseph Lewis

Joseph Lewis

John Lewis

Olivia Lewis

Joseph Underwood Rogers

Lelia Rogers

This old Virginia family was one the earliest to settle in the old Dominion. John Woodson came over in the ship “George” in 1619 from Dorset, England, as surgeon to a company of soldiers.

He brought with him his wife, Sarah Winston Woodson and her brother, Anthony Winston of Devon England. They settled at Fluer de Hundred, VA where two sons were born to them, John and Robert, who became ancestors to the large family of Woodsons scattered all over the country. The Indians, in sight of his home, killed Dr. John Woodson.

Dr. John Woodson b. in England 1586, came to Virginia in 1619, d. in Virginia in 1644 by Indians near his home; m. Sarah Winston, daughter of Isaac Winston; Sarah was b.1590 Devonshire, England, d. Jan 17, 1660 Fluer de Hundred; children, sons, Robert and John and daughter, Elizabeth.

Col. Robert Woodson b. in Virginia 1634 at Fluer de Hundred, died in Virginia in 1684- (16), will on record in Henrico County, Virginia;

m. 1656 in Henrico County, VA, Elizabeth Ferris, daughter of Richard Ferris of “Curles” Farm on the James River, Henrico County, VA; Richard Ferris descended from the ancient Norman Family de Ferrier, from which came Henry De Ferrier, who came over to England with William the Conqueror. The Ferris Family came to Virginia in 1619, 3 sons and 3 daughters;

1. John Woodson m. Judith Tarleton; a son, Stephen Woodson married Elizabeth Branch. 1) a son, Rev. Matthew Woodson m. Elizabeth Levillain, in 1758, the daughter of John Peter LeVillain, Jr.and Philippa Dupuy, second daughter of and fourth child of Bartholomew Dupuy.

2. Elizabeth Woodson

Elizabeth Woodson m. William Lewis; William Lewis was b. 1661,and was a colonist from Wales in 1640;
d. 1708; Will on record in Henrico County, VA.

Joseph Lewis, Sr Joseph Lewis, Jr. John Lewis

m. Eliza M. Reed, November 4, 1819 in Henderson, KY

Olivia Lewis

Joseph Underwood Rogers m. Kate Trabue Rogers

Joseph Underwood Rogers and Kate Trabue Rogers both descended from Robert Woodson;
Kate Trabue Rogers
descended from his son, John Woodson and from Bartholomew Dupuy, a Hugenot exile and Jo

U. Rogers descended from Robert Woodson’s daughter, Elizabeth (16).

Lelia Rogers m. Bartlett Graves Dickinson