Discovering a Name
Hello ! I have been thrilled and amazed about history and family history since I was achild. My story starts out as a journey to find out how did my family get the slave name Woodland. I knew there was not an white american family in my family’s home town which is Stanton, Tn. So I start off looking for a Planter whose last name was Woodland in the 1830′s it wasn’t but there was a plantation called “The Woodlands”owned by our town founder whose name is Joesph Blackwell Stanton I knew there was an connection. I sought out for information through our County Genalogy were Stanton mayors wife is a researcher and writes a column for our newspaper.She direct me to a gentlemen name John Marshall who help me discover another generaton plus my 4th great grandfather parents and siblings who sum took the name Adams and Stanton. I still wonder why my 4th great grandfather took the last name Woodland instead of his master. Also family members who served in the civil war, ww1, and ww2 . I would love to go futher into my reaseach.