John “Jeff” Woodyard

John “Jeff” Woodyard
Born 1832
Died date unknown
Place of Birth: Fairfax County, Virginia
Buried: Fairfax/Maley/Woodyard/Jett Family Cemetery, 11313 Hunting Horse Drive, Clifton, Virginia
How Died: Unknown
Military Service: Confederacy
Military rank held: Private
Unit: Company A, 4th Virginia Cavalry
Battles/engagements: Slatersville in New Kent County, Virginia

Jeff Woodyard voted for secession at Arundell’s Tavern. He enlisted in July 1861. He was badly wounded in May of 1862 at the Battle of Slatersville. He was discharged on June 27, 1863, possibly because of the severity of his wound. After the war, he owned and operated a blacksmith shop on today’s Wolf Run Shoals Road.

He is buried with two other Confederate soldiers, Private George W. Fairfax and Private S. Peter Jett, in the family cemetery nearby. Jeff Woodyard’s neighbor was James W. Fairfax, who was brother to George. W. Fairfax.

Sources:
1. Brothers and Cousins: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of Fairfax County, VA, compiled by William Page Johnson, II

Larger image of marker

Researched and written by Mary Lipsey

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