About This Site
Determining the progenitor of a family is akin to determining the largest number; there is always the plus one in math, or the progenitor’s parents in genealogy. Following that to the extreme a family may go back to some obscure middle age serf or even Adam and Eve. The Woodson’s, though, have chosen Thomas Corbin Woodson, the issue of a union of Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings, as the first generation. Although the Association was formally founded in 1984, the de facto founding of the Association was in 1805 when Thomas Corbin Woodson married Jemima Price. Thomas and Jemima had eleven children, and the nine family lines carry the names of those that had descendants, Lewis, George, Delilah, Jemima, Frances, Thomas, James, John, and William. Two of their daughters, Hannah and Sarah Jane, had no known descendants.
family has documented hundreds
of descendants of Thomas and
Jemima and more are brought to our attention with each
passing day. We
do not profess to know all there is to know of our family.
We do know that there are many outside the family
who have knowledge of Woodson descendants or items of
Woodson history that we are either unaware of or have not
yet documented. The
Association is most grateful for the comments,
documentation and other contributions received from non–Woodsons.
In this light you are invited to e-mail your
comments or questions about the family to the Research Committee.
The administration regularly reviews the
correspondence and, as deemed appropriate, vigorously
pursues those issues and items, which best complement the
family history and the Association objectives.
Alan R. Jones
Woodson Family Association
To promote and nurture a closer relationship
among the descendants of Thomas and Jemima Woodson, and
to serve as a platform for the enrichment of the Thomas
and Jemima Woodson heritage for future generations of
their descendants and for the benefit of the society at
To promote, stimulate, develop, enhance and
further scientific and educational research and
publications pertaining to the history and
accomplishments of Thomas Woodson and Jemima Woodson and
their ancestors and descendants.
We thank you for your patience. If you have any comments or questions about the family tree, there are many experts. Please start by mailing the Research Committee.