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Person Page 644

Richard Woodson1

born about 1690

Family: Anne Madelin Michaux (born about 1693)

Facts and Notes

  • Note: Arriving at the age of young manhood, Richard located in Goochland county, where he patented and otherwise acquired such immense tracts of land that he came to be known as " Baron " Woodson. He later built his home " Poplar Hill," in Prince Edward county. He was married about 1715 to Aune Madelin Michaux, daughter of Abraham Michaux and Susanne Rochette, Huguenots who had settled at Manikin Town in 1701 or 1702. She was born in Holland about 1693 and was the sister of Jacob Michaux, who married Richard's sister Judith.

    The home of Richard Woodson,in Prince Edward county, was called "Poplar Hill," and he was sometimes called "Richard Woodson of Poplar Hill. His wife, Anne Michaux, lived to a great age, but was survived by only two daughters, Agnes and Elizabeth. The tradition of her many virtues is preserved among her numerous descendants to this day. Her strong character and devoted piety made an indelible impression upon those who had the happiness to know her." (See Meade's Old Churches and Families of Virginia.)


  1. [S454] Woodson, Henry Morton, Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections, Woodson, Henry Morton. Historical Genealogy of the Woodsons and Their Connections. Memphis, Tennessee: H.M. Woodson, 1915.

    A copy of this book is available on (see, (see, and Google Books (see, Page 34