James Albert Woolard (Snr) [1858 – 1922] – my Maternal Great Grandfather

James Albert Woolard was born in Richland Township, Fairfield County, Ohio on the 25th April 1858.  He was the youngest son and seventh of eight children of Isaac Woolard and his wife, Elizabeth B. Miller. When Isaac died on the 16th October 1867, James was just nine years of age.  There is very little information …

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Isaac Woolard (1811 – 1867) – my Maternal 2X Great Grandfather

The US Census goes back to 1790, but it's almost impossible to identify on any Census documents much before 1840, who anyone is and who was married to whom.  It would seem from various other documents, that Isaac Woolard (my Great Great Grandfather) was born in Virginia on the 23rd August 1811. He was possibly …

Henry W. Woolard (1787-1878) – my Maternal 3X Great Grandfather

THE WOOLARD FAMILY AFTER JOHN (c1752-1809) A key feature of the early Woolard Family members, seems to be that many of them married more than once, and that they seemed to have a great many children.  My 4X Great Grandparents - John and Margaret Woolard - had at least eight children - they're all listed …

JOHN WOOLARD my Maternal 4X Great Grandfather (born c1752 in Fort Valley, Shenandoah Co., Virginia – died in Hardy Co., in late 1809)

My mother, MARY T. WOOLARD was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July 1923.  In mid-1924, she was brought over to England by her Mother, and from then on - until her marriage in late 1942 - she was looked after by her Aunts in the north of England. Finding out about my Mother's American forebears …

RICHARD DORBER (b. c1832 – died 1892) and his immediate descendants

Richard was the oldest son of John Dorber and Ann Stanley. He was born c1832 in Warrington and on the 7th January 1855, he married Hannah Evans at St Saviour's Church at Chorlton-upon-Medlock.  At the time of the marriage, Richard was aged 23 and was employed as a farrier.  He was living at 17 Leicester …