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1. Dates and places are guesses derived from Robert Woodley's "Mathias Woodley"|
See George Woodley at ancestry
Records in St. James Episcopal Church show that he was a member of the first Vestry (the lay governing body of the church) when it was incorporated in 1819. The unincorporated congregation had been meeting since 1797 in other churches. They didn't build their own church intil 1832 and the current structure, designed by famous architect Richard Upjohn, was build in 1858.
Church records show he died in 1825 but don't say where he was buried. He was probably buried in the St. James cemetery, however a 1890 list of headstones does not show him. Some of the headstones had been moved to the basement of the church (and are cemented over now) and two were missing. A person in the historical society told me a resident had used some of the headstones for her sidewalk.
In 1830 Anthony Woodley owned a pew in the church.
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