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Woolfolk Family Collection (MC 274)

Biographical Note

According to the Pearson website, Elizabeth Carrow-Woolfolk, Ph.D., is well known for her work in the area of language disorders. Over the past 40 years, Dr. Woolfolk has been a primary teacher, a teacher of children with reading and learning disabilities, a speech and language pathologist, a university professor, and a university administrator, as well as a researcher, lecturer, author, and test developer. She has received numerous awards for her accomplishments, particularly for excellence in teaching and for community support of agencies specializing in language disorders.

Dr. Woolfolk earned an M.A. in educational psychology from the University of Texas, a Ph.D. in speech pathology from Northwestern University, and did postgraduate work in linguistics at Indiana University. She founded the Harry Jersig Center for Communication Disorders and initiated the master's program in speech and language pathology at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio. She later served as vice president of that university. She headed the Communication Disorder Program at the University of Texas and the Speech Pathology Program at Baylor College of Medicine's Department of Otolaryngology. For more detailed information on Dr. Woolfolk's academic career, see the Pearson's Assessments website mentioned above.

In addition to her professional writings, Dr. Woolfolk is the author of Pioneers, Patriots & Planters, a historical narrative of the Woolfolk Family, first settlers in Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.

Scope and Content

This material was generated in Dr. Woolfolk's research on her book, Pioneers, Patriots & Planters, which was published in 2004. The materials in the three boxes are organized by three brothers Robert, Richard and Joseph Woolfolk, who were living in Virginia by the later half of the 17th century. The file folders containing copies of documents are other data are arranged in chronological order.

1660s (photocopies)-1990s 3 boxes (3 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Woolfolk Family Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Woolfolk Family Collection (MC 274)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Gift of Dr. Elizabeth Carrow-Woolfolk in March of 2010.

Box and Folder/Item List

Box 1

Part A – Robert Woolfolk

A – York and Gloucester Counties, Virginia in the latter half of the 17th Century. The three sons of Richard2, Robert1, Richard3 and Joseph1 left extensive families in the United States.

A-1 -- Woolfolk Family, First Two Generations

The First Two Generations of the Woolfolk Family

B – Robert1 Woolfolk, The oldest of Three Sons of Richard2"Woolfolk. He lived in Caroline County, Virginia. He had three sons: John, Richard, and Robert2 Woolfolk. Robert1'Woolfolk, son of Richard2 Woolfolk lived in Caroline County, Virginia throughout his adult life, 1720-1744.

B-1 – Robert1 Woolfolk of Caroline County, 1688-1744

B-2 – Robert1 Woolfolk, son of Richard2 Woolfolk

B-3 – Misc., Virginia, Caroline County Court Records: Marriages 1787-1810, Chancery Court Deeds, 1758-1845, Proceedings, Committee of Safety 1774-1776, Land Tax List 1787-1799.

B-4 – Caroline County Court House Records: 1755-1845

B-4 – Court House Proceedings

B-5 – Caroline County, Virginia Court House Order Books 1732-1763, Land Sales and Purchases, Suits

B-6 – Caroline County Court House Order Books: 1732-1763

B-6 – Court House Order Books 1732-1763

B-7 – Caroline County, VA. Court House Order Books 1764-1785

B-8 – Court House Order Books 1764-1785

B-9 – John Woolfolk, 1718-1767, Son of Robert1 Woolfolk

B-10 – John Woolfolk, Son of Robert1

B-11 – Richard Woolfolk, 1716-1794, Son of Robert1 Woolfolk

B-12 – Richard Woolfolk, Son of Robert1

B-13 – Robert2 had eight sons. Three of them: John George, Frances, and Achilles remained in Caroline County. Five of them went to Kentucky to claim land after the Revolutionary War: Richard, Robert3, William, Edmund, and Elliott.

B-13 – Robert2 Woolfolk, 1728-1820, Son of Robert1 Woolfolk

B-14 – Robert2 Woolfolk's children in Kentucky

B-15 – Children of Robert2 in Caroline County. HF. (tab 2) Achilles Woolfolk, Son of Robert2 Woolfolk

B-16 – John G. Woolfolk, Son of Robert2 Woolfolk

B-17 – Achilles Woolfolk, Son of Robert2 Woolfolk

B-18 – Children of Robert2 in Kentucky

B-19 – Descendants of Robert2 in Kentucky

B-20 – Robert2 Woolfolk, Son of Robert1

B-21 – Richard, William, Edmund, Elliott, Sons of Robert2 1763-1820

B-22 – Richard Woolfolk, Son of Robert2 Woolfolk

B-23 – William Woolfolk, Son of Robert2 Woolfolk

B-24 – Edmund and Elliott Woolfolk, Sons of Robert2 Woolfolk

B-25 – Robert3, Sons of Robert2 in Kentucky 1756-1855

B-26 – Robert Woolfolk3, Son of Robert2 Woolfolk

B-27 – No plastic tab

B-28 – James Austin Woolfolk, descendant of Robert3 Woolfolk

Part C – Joseph1 Woolfolk

C-1 – Joseph1 Woolfolk of Caroline and Spotsylvania, Virginia

C-2 – Joseph1 Woolfolk in Caroline County, Virginia

C-3 – Joseph1 Woolfolk's children's' Descendants

C-4 – Joseph Woolfolk, Son of Joseph1 Woolfolk

C-5 – Augustine Woolfolk, Son of Joseph W.

C-6 – Thomas Woolfolk (Cpl.), Son of Joseph1 Woolfolk

C-7 – Thomas2 Woolfolk, Son of Thomas2 Woolfolk

C-8 – John1 Woolfolk, Son of Joseph1

C-9 – Joseph Woolfolk, Son of John1 Woolfolk HF (tab 2) John G. Woolfolk, Son of Joseph2 Woolfolk

C-10 – Elijah Woolfolk, Son of John1 Woolfolk

C-11 – John2 Woolfolk, Son of John1 Woolfolk

C-12 – Thomas Woolfolk, Son of John1 Woolfolk

Box 2

Part D – Richard 3 Woolfolk

D-1 – Richard3 of Spotsylvania & Orange Counties, Virginia

D-2 – Richard4 of Albemarle, Virginia & Kentucky

D-3 – Sowell Woolfolk, Son of Richard4

D-4 – Sowell Woolfolk, Son of Richard4

D-5 – Sowell Woolfolk of Woodford County, Kentucky

D-6 – Sowell Woolfolk's Kentucky Sons

D-7 – Joseph S. Woolfolk, Son of Sowell and Joseph's Wife, Lucy Cray Woolfolk

D-8 – Virginia and Kentucky Woolfolks

D-9 – Joseph Woolfolk, Son of Richard4

D-10 – Joseph Woolfolk of Wilkes County, N.C., one from Virginia

D-11 – Austin Woolfolk, Son of Joseph of Wilkes County, N.C.

D-12 – Richard Woolfolk, Son of Joseph of Wilkes County, N.C.

D-13 – Richard Woolfolk

D-14 – General Sowell, Son of Richard of Wilkes County, N.C.

D-15 – General Sowell, Son of Richard of Wilkes County, N.C.

D-16 – Thomas Woolfolk, Son of Joseph of Wilkes County, N.C.

D-17 – Thomas Woolfolk of Bibb County, Georgia

D-18 – Woolfolks in Russell County, Alabama

D-19 – Austin Woolfolk, Son of Joseph of Wilkes County, N.C.

D-20 – William Woolfolk of Tennessee, Son of Joseph of Wilkes County, N.C.

D-21 – William Woolfolk, Son of Joseph of Wilkes County, N.C.

D-22 – Austin Woolfolk, Son of William of Tennessee

D-23 – John Woolfolk, Son of Joseph W. of Wilkes County, N.C.

D-24 – John Woolfolk, Son of Joseph of Wilkes County, N.C.

D-25 – John Woolfolk in Edgefield County, South Carolina

D-26 – John Woolfolk of Edgefield, South Carolina

D-27 – 1829 Land Lottery in Georgia

D-28 – Tax Records, Will & Other Misc. Records of John Woolfolk

D-29 – John Woolfolk, Muscogee County Plantation Deeds & Info

D-30 – John Woolfolk's Plantation in Muscogee County

D-31 – No name

D-32 – Journal of the Senate for the State of Georgia

D-33 – John Woolfolk, Deeds of Land Purchased in Coweta Falls

D-34 – Coweta Falls Deeds from State

D-35 – Woolfolk's Deeds from Columbus City

D-36 – John Woolfolk, Land in Northern Liberties, Woolfolk Town

D-37 – Woolfolk's Deeds in Northern Liberties

D-38 – Northern Liberties

D-39 – Woolfolk House in Columbus, Georgia

D-40 – Woolfolk House in Columbus, Georgia

D-41 – John Woolfolk, Tax Records & Estate

D-42 – Tax & Estate Records, John Woolfolk of Columbus, Georgia

D-43 – Cornelia & Louisa Woolfolk Walker

D-44 – Cornelia & Louisa Woolfolk (Walker)

D-45 – Joseph Washington Woolfolk, Son of John Woolfolk

D-46 – Joseph Washington Woolfolk, Son of John Woolfolk of Columbus, Georgia

D-47 – Alfriend Family, Dec. of Joseph Washington Woolfolk of Columbus, Georgia

D-48 – William Gray Woolfolk, Son of John Woolfolk of Columbus, Georgia

D-49 – William Gray Woolfolk, Son of John Woolfolk of Columbus, Georgia

D-50 – Related Families

D-51 – Winter Family

D-52 – Collier Family

Box 3

E-1 – Thomas Sowell

E-2 – Unknown Woolfolks

E-3 – Correspondence Regarding Woolfolks

E-4 – Miscellaneous Correspondence

E-5 – History of Kentucky

E-6 – Holly Hill, Shepherd Hill, Caroline County, Virginia

E-7 – Houses built by others occupied by Woolfolks

E-8 – Woolfolk House (John) Woolfolk House, William G., Columbus, Georgia

E-9 – Afton Villa, LA., Susan Woolfolk Barrow

E-10 – Miscellaneous Woolfolk House Kentucky

E-11 – Mounds, Louisiana. Austin W.

E-12 – Oak Hill

E-13 – James F. Woolfolk House, Meade County, Kentucky

E-14 – Kentucky History Houses

E-15 – Charles Woolfolk House Columbus, Georgia

E-16 – The Pope House, Lexington, Kentucky

E-17 – Riverside of Ft. Benning

E-18 – Woolfolk House, Fayette County, Sowell Woolfolk, Jr.

E-19 – Family Trees, Deeds, Pictures, Photographs, Graves, Letters to Libraries, Winter (Yellow One)

Sorted Individuals List-extended Woolfolk Family

Descendants of Collier Woolfolk - 8

Descendants of Richard Woolfolk2

Thomas Pawley, Ill, Jefferson County, Missouri-letter

Letter of Shepleigh Lewis Woolfolk- Descendant of Robert Woolfolk3 (11 Generations)

Book Excerpts with Notes - Pioneers, Patriots & Planters

Genealogy by Robert Robin Woolfolk- Anne Baker, October 1998

Genealogy on Records from Kentucky circa 1725

History of Kentucky by Lewis Collins

Miscellaneous Correspondence of Woolfolks, (Miscellaneous Woolfolks)

E-20 – Robert1 Woolfolk, 3 Generations

E-21 – South Carolina-John Woolfolk, Edgefield, SC History of Tennessee