1. John Smith, born 1597, died Boston, Massachusetts about May 1674. He married about 1619, Mercy (---) who died at Boston on 11 January 1659. John was a tailor. He and Mercy had one child: Rachel.
2. Rachel Smith, born about 1620, died 1695 in Boston, Massachusetts. She married about 1640, Robert Woodward, baptized 22 February 1611/2 at Rushden, England and died 21 November 1653, Boston, Massachusetts, son of Nathaniel and Margaret (Lawrence) Woodward. Robert was a carpenter. Robert and Rachel had eight children: Joseph, Nathaniel, Smith, Robert, Mercy, Thomas, John, and Jeremiah.
An Emerson-Benson Saga: The Ancestry of Charles F. Emerson and Bessie Benson and the Struggle to Settle the United States by Edmund K. Swigart, Ph.D. (Gateway Press, Baltimore, 1995).
Our Woodward Lines In Massachusetts and Vermont: From Nathaniel to Joseph of Athol, Mass. and Many of his Descendants by Helen S. Ullmann (Acton, MA, 1992).
“The English Origin of Nathaniel Woodward” by Doris J. Woodward and Patricia Law Hatcher, The Maine Genealogist 20 (1998): 147-168.