After David left the army and returned to Buckingham County, Virginia he had another son, John Willis Woodall. I have not found documentation for the relationship in Buckingham County, but he is listed with the DAR as a descendant and son. This John Willis later married Catherine Childress in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He is believed to have died in Robertson County, Tennessee about 1840.
David was listed in the 1800 tax list. He paid for 2 [men] and 3 [horses]. With his name is listed a John W., but there isn’t any indication whether this is his father, John Woodall, or his son, John Willis Woodall.
David was listed in the 1810 census. He is listed right above Obediah Woodall, Isaac Woodall, and William Woodall. William was likely David’s brother since the listing is for 1 male 45 years and over. David’s listing contained several people. So it is possible that he had more children than I have been able to document.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1810; location: Buckingham County, Virginia; p. 826.
1 male 10 to 15 years old
1 male 16 to 25 years old
1 male 26 to 44 years old (John Willis age about 30?)
1 male 45 years and older (David age about 68)
1 female 16 to 25 years old
1 female 26 to 44 years old
3 females 45 years and older
20 persons total
David also bought property in 1810. He bought 40 and ½ acres on Duckers Creek from William Woodall. Later in 1813, he was listed as owning a residence on the Appomattox River with adjacent land and also land on Duckers Creek. It was noted a year later that he had land adjacent to William Woodall.
David bought an additional 8 acres adjacent to his residence in 1816 and more land along Duckers Creek. David was also on the Tax list for 1816.
Ten years later, in the 1820 census, David’s household had less than half of the number of people that were listed in the 1810 census.
U.S. federal census. Year: 1820; location: New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia; p. 118.
1 male 10 years old or less
2 males 26 to 44 years old
1 male 45 years old or more (David about 78 years old)
1 female 26 to 44 years old
1 female 45 years old or more
1 male slave less than 14 years old
7 persons total
Since David was listed in the New Canton area we can get an idea of where his land was located. In 1821, David sold 18 and ½ acres of that land to his son, Obediah.
1830 to 1831
David probably died about 1830. He was not listed in the 1830 census and in 1831 his land was listed as an estate. Isaac was listed as having 94 and 3/4 acres on Duckers Creek, “his part of estate of David Woodall.” Obediah was listed as owning 18 and 1/2 acres on Duckers Creek, “his part of estate of David Woodall.” No other persons were listed as part of the estate division.
Whether David left a will or not is unknown. If he did, it was probably in the Buckingham Courthouse records that burned.
Notes and Sources:
Daughters of the American Revolution, Genealogical Research System, database (http://www.dar.org), David Woodall entry, Ancestor #A128286.
Edythe Rucker Whitley, Genealogical Records of Buckingham County, Virginia (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1984), p. 30.
Estelle Stewart King, compiler. Buckingham County, Virginia Records, 1786-1858. (Salt Lake City, Utah: digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2009) FamilySearch.org.
Roger G. Ward, Land Tax Summaries & Implied Deeds, Vol. 1 (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994).
Roger G. Ward, Land Tax Summaries & Implied Deeds, Vol. 2 (Athens, Georgia: Iberian Publishing Company, 1994).
United States Coast Survey, Krebs, C. G., Lindenkohl, H. & Rusling, J. F. (1864) Middle Virginia and North Carolina. [Washington, D.C.: The Survey] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/lva0000030/.