Dr. Woodward St. Augustine Florida - Spanish Captive
Dr. Woodward was born in 1646 and was one of the original settlers in the Carolina settlement. He went south from the Charles River settlement to stay with Indians at Port Royal. He was captured by Spanish at St. Helena.
His objective was to learn the language and ways to encourage trade between the English and the Indians. He was held captive in St. Augustine until the Searles raid. He was taken to the West Indies, then back to the Carolina settlements. He had extremely valuable information about both the Indians and the Spanish.
Later he married Mrs. Mary Browne. He had three children: John Feb 19, 1681, Richard June 9, 1663, Elizabeth Feb. 11, 1681. Dr. Woodward died between 1686-1690.
His descedents include three Governors of South Carolina, 4 U. S. Senators, 6 Representatives, 4 Judges, 3 Attorney Generals, 2 Generals, including John Barnwell of the Revolutionary War and Stephen Elliott of the Confederacy.