Capt. WOODWELL Gideon

Capt. WOODWELL Gideon[1]

Male 1720 - 1790  (~ 69 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name WOODWELL Gideon 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Christened 9 Oct 1720  Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Marriage Intent 21 Nov 1772  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Martha [Smith] Noyes 
    _UID 8D770D38EB9ED5118A0644455354000078C3 
    Died 24 Aug 1790  Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Aft 24 Aug 1790  Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Old Hill Burying Ground 
    Notes 
    • He was left an orphan when two years old, and was taken to Newbury at the age of eight. In 1744-46 he was enrolled in the company of Col. Gerrish, and took part in the expedition under the command of William Pepperell, which captured Louisburg. He was First Lieutenant of a company in the regiment of Col. Jonathan Bagley, stationed at Fort William Henry at Lake George in 1756. During the summer of that year he was commissioned by Gov. Shirley, then commander in chief of the British forces in North America, and placed in charge of the ship carpenters, who built three sloops and several hundred whale boats for the transportation of troops and supplies to Ticonderoga. He was two years in this service. In 1757 he was enrolled in the "Alarum list of Foot Company in Newbury of which Joseph Cotton is Captain."

      He was captain of a company of men who marched to Cambridge on the alarm of April 19, 1775, and remained there for six days, when they returned to Newbury with leave.

      He established the Woodwell shipyard about 1762, and from that year to 1773 built fifty-two vessels. The yard was closed during the Revolution, and from 1783 to 1790 ten vessels were built, his son John and son-in-law Enoch Hale being associated with him.
    Person ID I7592  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2012 

    Father WOODWELL Benjamin,   b. 28 Dec 1691, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1721  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother JOHNSON Alice,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Nov 1715  Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F30040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 EATON Hannah,   b. 7 Sep 1721, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1772, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Bef 1740  [7
    • Based on birth of dau., Elizabeth.
    Children 
     1. WOODWELL Elizabeth,   b. 26 Mar 1740, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1807, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. WOODWELL Hannah,   b. 3 Oct 1742, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1794, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. WOODWELL Alice,   b. 5 Nov 1746, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. WOODWELL Sarah,   b. 7 Oct 1748, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1800  (Age 51 years)
     5. Capt. WOODWELL Gideon,   b. 24 Aug 1750, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1840, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. WOODWELL John,   b. 7 Feb 1752, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1822  (Age 70 years)
     7. WOODWELL Esther,   b. 28 May 1754, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. WOODWELL Abigail,   b. 28 May 1754, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. WOODWELL Mary,   c. 19 Feb 1758, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1807, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     10. WOODWELL Isaac,   b. Bef 29 Jun 1760,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. WOODWELL Lydia,   b. Bef 25 Jul 1762,   d. Yes, date unknown
     12. WOODWELL Jacob,   b. 30 Apr 1764, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F11166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 SMITH Martha,   b. 23 Jan 1714/5, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Aft 21 Nov 1772  [3, 8, 9
    • The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I says 1772.
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F2791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 GOODWIN Ruth,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 31 Jul 1781  [5, 9
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F21758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 9 Oct 1720 - Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Intent - Martha [Smith] Noyes - 21 Nov 1772 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Aug 1790 - Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Old Hill Burying Ground - Aft 24 Aug 1790 - Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts
    Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War

  • Sources 
    1. [S4491] Collection-Essex Institute Historical Collections, 46:132-133.

    2. [S4491] Collection-Essex Institute Historical Collections, 46:132.

    3. [S281] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:359.

    4. [S299] Book-VR Newburyport, MA, 2:839.

    5. [S4491] Collection-Essex Institute Historical Collections, 46:133.

    6. [S4491] Collection-Essex Institute Historical Collections, 46:131.

    7. [S244] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. I - Births, 1:423.

    8. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.211.

    9. [S1890] CD-Mary Adams Rolfe Papers, Disk #2 Follansbee through Long.