Snaps, no. 4: portrait of Maggie Woodard.


Maggie Woodard, perhaps in the late 1920s.

Morrison Woodard and Martha Thorn registered their 16-year cohabitation in Wilson County on 31 August 1866.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: carpenter Morrison Woodard, 47, wife Martha, 32, and children Nancy, 18, Arche, 17, Cherry, 15, Rosa, 13, Frances, 8, Jane, 7, John, 4, Martha, 1, and Mary, 2 months.

In the 1880 census of Wilson township (south of the Plank Road), Wilson County: farmer Morrison Woodard, 56, wife Martha, 45, and children Frances, 17, Jane, 15, John, 13, Martha, 11, Fena, 8, and Maggie, 3.

Maggie Woodard had one child, Luetta Woodard, with Willie Croom on 12 January 1906. Luetta married Harry Ellis, son of Daniel and Celia Lewis Ellis. She died 14 August 1983 in Wilson.

Maggie Woodard’s death date is not clear.

Photograph courtesy of user nortonsapple.


  1. My grandmother, born 1900, wore those same type of thick cotton stockings. She passed in 1997, I still have a pair of her stockings. That yawning baby is such a doll.

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