Generation No. 1
1. MODENA FRANCIS WOODCOCK was born November 2, 1830 in Kentucky or Tennessee, and died May 29, 1880 in California, with burial in Tular/Kings County, California. He married MARY L. DORCAS LANGSTON September 30, 1858 in Izard County, Arkansas, daughter of JOHN LANGSTON and MILDRED LIVINGSTON. She was born December 28, 1843 in Izard County, Arkansas, and died May 17, 1932 in Rodney, Baxter County, Arkansas, buried Wayland Arbor Cemetery Izard County, Arkansas.
OBITUARY of Mary L. Dorcas Langston:
Two of grandmother Hively's favorite songs were 'O Come Angel Band' and 'I'll Live On.' On the evening of May 17th, the Angel Band did come to bear her spirit to the Celestal City of eternal day. 'Aunt Polly' as everyone called her was borned December 28, 1844. She was first married to Frank Woodcock. To this union eight children were born. Her husband and one child preceded her to the great beyond. Next she was married to Thomas Robert Hively. To this union three children were born. One by one the silver cords break and the family moves home to God. Fifteen years ago grandfather left his earthy abode and moved to his mansion in heaven. Early in life grandmother was converted and united with the Methodist Church. She lived a devoted christian life and was always a source of inspiration to those with whom she came in contact. Her second husband being an old time Circuit rider she was called upon to experience many trying monents, but as I have often heard her say 'The harder the Cross the brighter the Crown.' She was willing to give her life a living sacrifice in order that the lost might hear the gospel. O that the mantle she has worn for eighty-eight years might fall on her children and grand children that we like her might bear the consecrated cross until God pulls the curtain back and we are permittedto enter His Other Room. She leaves to mourn her loss ten children and a number of grandchildren, She also leaves one step-daughter, Mrs. Nancy Lackey, who was as dear to her as an own daughter. Two step-sons Rev. John Hively and Rev. Charlie Hively, went on to be with Jesus less than a year ago. Her life on earth has been a blessing and our loss is Heaven's gain. For years we looked forward to grandmother's visits but she is looking forward to our coming now, and what a happy day that will be. In her last hours perhaps she felt as the poet who wrote:
Adieu, sweet friends, I've waited long To hear the message that calls me home.....
Children of MODENA WOODCOCK and MARY LANGSTON are:
i. Martin Luther Woodcock, born June 28, 1864, Arkansas, died March 17, 1947, Izard County, Arkansas; married Mary Elizabeth Yerry, November 3, 1887, Izard County, Arkansas, she was born September 10, 1870, died July 19, 1947, Izard County, Arkansas. Martin and Mary are buried Wayland Arbor Cemetery in Izard County.
ii. Joel T. Woodcock, born November 22, 1866, Izard County, Arkansas, died June 30, 1939, Izard County, Arkansas.
iii. Margaret A. Woodcock, born 1869
iv. Lafayette Monroe Woodcock, born January 1, 1872, Izard County, Arkansas, died June 23, 1939, Izard County, Arkansas, buried Wayland Arbor Cemetery; married C. A. Halcomb, September 7, 1893, Izard County, Arkansas; she was born 1877.
v. Calidonia A. Woodcock, born 1874
vi. Samantha E. Woodcock, born 1877.
vii. Denise D. Woodcock, born 1879; married Owen Franklin Radar, May 14, 1899, Izard County, Arkansas; born 1878.
Generation No. 2
JOEL T. WOODCOCK was born November 22, 1866 in Izard County, Arkansas, and died June 30, 1939 in Izard County, Arkansas. He married MARTHA E. THORNTON September 12, 1895 in Izard County, Arkansas, daughter of SUSAN J.. She was born May 13, 1881 in Arkansas, and died July 10, 1971 in Izard County, Arkansas. Joel and Martha are buried in Wayland Arbor Cemetery.
Children of JOEL WOODCOCK and MARTHA THORNTON are:
i. William F.3 Woodcock, born November 1896.
ii. James F. Woodcock, born September 1898.
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