Samuel Wooddy (1778 - 1856) was recorded in the 1810 Chesterfield County, Virginia census and he was very likely the same person that was taxed in Hanover County in 1801. During the War of 1812, Samuel was a sergeant in Capt. Henry Heth's cavalry unit in the First Regiment of the Virginia Militia. Henry Heth was also the proprietor of an extensive coal mining operation in Chesterfield, across the James River from Richmond. In 1815, Samuel auctioned 320 acres, including Short's Tavern, near the Chesterfield coal fields between "Black Heth Coal Mines and Sally's Pitts".
P. 44 Northern neck land patents book K p. 30 Lord Fairfax...to Henry Heth of County of Frederick, land adjoining Ricardo McMachen and William McMachen, 100 acres, Nov 31, 1757.
Frederick county deed book 4, p. 77. on December 2, 1755 Henry hth and Agnes, of Frederick County, deed to Hugh west...lot 43 and lot 20, in Winchester, "granted Henry Heth, May 13, 1753.
Agnes was daughter of William McMachen, based on his will of24 Feb 1748, which identifies dau. Agness. Frederick county will book 1, page 293. Henry Heath id as a witness. His wife I'd as elizabth. In order book 3 (1748/9) Henry Heth and wife Agness have suit against Gabriel Jones and Lewis Neil, exec. Of William McMachen, 21 Aug 1750.
Henry Heth's will dated 30 March 1793, probated Allegheny County PA 2 Sept 1793.
Henrico co deed book 5 p. 324, Aug 31, 1795: Henry Heth, deceased late of Allegheny co in the state of PA. All lands in the state of VA....to be sold under the direction of William Heth of Henrico.