Woodworth Family,
of Mayfield


Gershom Evarts Woodworth:
Was born Sept 16, 1728 in Lebanon, Conn.  He died 16th of May 1810 in Mayfield, Fulton County, NY.  He married Roseanna Evarts Nov. 24th 1749 in Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Conn.

His parents were Caleb Woodworth and Jane Munger who were also the parents of Solomon (1748) and Selah (1750) and others.

From the historical archives of Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY.: 
The oldest deed of land, of which anything can be learned, was given by the commissioners of forfeiture of the state, to Gershom Woodworth in 1786. It conveys the farm first occupied by Truman Christie, and afterwards owned by H. H. Woodworth.  It was on this farm that the first log house was built, as well as the first orchard planted, both of which were done by Christie. As this farm was located on one of the old Indian trails, it is reasonable to suppose that it was the first settled land in the family.

Gershom Woodworth was Captain in the French and Indian Wars. He was Lt. in the Revolutionary war. He served in Capt. Van Woerts Reg. Albany Co. Militia (listed as being from Cambridge, Washington Co., NY). He was present at the massacre of Fort William Henry and served as sentinel on the alarm list for relief of the fort. NY Militia on Oct 19, 1787.

DAR numbers are #106442; 92523; 182802 and many others. 

He evidently went to Tyringham, Berkshire Co., Mass. shortly after his marriage as his children are recorded there.  Gershom was a member of the Kingsboro Presbyterian Church, Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY in 1804.

The above information was provided by Marcia Buffet.

And From George Prentice:

Rebecca (wife of Selah) was Rebecca DUNHAM, daughter of Jacob DUNHAM who was killed by Indians (with son, Samuel) on April 11, 1779. (Paradise Point Historical Marker).  Her Brother, John, was also killed while serving with Solomon WOODWORTH near Fairfield, Herkimer Co., NY (Jacob's wife Elizabeth Pettit (Pettee) escaped with the baby).  Rebecca's brother, Ebenezer, also served with Tryon Militia, 3rd Regiment).

Descendants still living in the Fulton/Hamilton area today.

See these other links below for related Rev. War articles about the Woodworths:

Lt. Solomon Woodworth - Lt. Solomon Woodworth in the Rev. War

Fulton County in the Revolution - events and soldiers stories - many of Selah & Solomon

Fate of A Scouting Party - two views of the events

The following cemetery recording is that of the Woodworth Family Cemetery in Woodworth's Corners, Mayfield.  It was recorded by D. A. R. members, Mrs. J. V. W. Miller and Mrs. George Fenton and can be found in the DAR Cemetery book, Vol. 29, page 170.

There is evidence of several other marked graves with native stones.

(Rev. soldier)
Capt. Gershom
d. May 16, 1810
82 yrs.
wife of Capt. Gershom
d. June 20, 1795
63 yrs.
d. Oct 25, 1825
age 75 yrs, 
5 mo, 14 ds
wife of Selah
d. June 5, 1839
age 81
 Selah, Jr.
d. July 4, 1825
35 yrs.
wife of Roswell
d. Dec. 2, 1821
age 36
wife of Joshua Lanfear
d. Apr. 21, 1851
age 55
 Joshua, Jr.
d. Sept. 21, 1816
age 6
d. 1816
age 3
d 1816
age 9

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