"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy." Psalm 126-3
A Revolutionary Beginning...
Thanks to the excellent research of Edward Breland,
and others, our branch of the Woodcock family is well documented
as posted on Clarence Woodcock's Woodcock Family website, cwoodcock.com.
Our line descends from William Woodcock, born 1745
in New Hanover County, North Carolina. William served in the
American Revolution as a member of the Wilmington District Militia.
After our independence was won, William and his family moved to
South Carolina, and finally settled in Bulloch County, Georgia where he
won land in 2 lotteries based on his Revolutionary War service.
William died in 1833.
William's son Jacob moved to Mississippi sometime between
1840 and 1850, settling in Hancock County. His children spread out into
Jackson and Harrison Counties, where their descendants still live today.
Jacob's son Charles N Woodcock born 29 September 1829 enlisted from
Harrison County, Mississippi to serve as a Private in
Captain James B McRae's Company G (Live Oak Rifles)
in the 3rd Regiment Army of Mississippi, CSA during the Civil War.
He and his wife, Martha Jane Davis raised 9 children before his death
on 28 October 1917. He is buried in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
in Long Beach, Mississippi.