Biography of Sylvender Woodward
Monroe County, MI Biographies

SYLVENDER WOODWARD, an active farmer of London, Mich., was born in Orleans counly, N. Y., June 8, 1820. He remained at home with his parents, Nathaniel and Ruth (Jackson) Woodward, until his thirteenth year, then went to work on a farm. In 1835 his parents came to what is now known as London township. Sylvender the first four years engaged in clearing the farm, which consisted of 80 acres. He then secured work as a carpenter and joiner, and worked a portion of the time as a millwright. June 10, 1847, he married Rhoda Ann Sbaw, of Sellville, Mich. She was born January 11, 1823, at Rochester, Mich. Four children have been born to them: Francis. born March 21, 1848; Ruth, born February 26, 1854; Walter, born September 2, 1856, and Chester, born November 12, 1861. Chester died August 16. 1865. Mrs. Woodward died September 12, 1865. On February 14, 1867, Mr. Woodward married for his second wife, Martha Ann Wales, of Washtenaw county, Mich. She was born in New York Stale, 1838. Four children have been born to them; Ora, born September 3, 1872; Don, born May 17, 1875; Roscoe, born May 28, 1879. They are all living. In the year 1849, Mr. Woodward removed with his family to the farm of his father, and has added to it, and is now the possessor of 260 acres.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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