January 19, 1871
Mrs. Catharine Woodward, wife of Asael Woodward of this vicinity, died at their residence on Wednesday evening the 13th of this month after a protracted and very painful illness.
Mrs. Woodward, formerly Miss Hallot, was born in Maryland, December 1, 1792, and was consequently in her seventy-ninth year.
While very young she removed with her parents to Washington County, Kentucky. In 1811she came to Indiana Territory, and in 1815 was married to Asael Woodward, and removed to Preble county, Ohio, and on the 31st of July, 1819, removed with her husband to a farm just north of New Castle, where she remained until her death, a period o fifty-two years.
Mrs. Woodward was one of the first white women that settled in Henry County, and suffered all the hardships of frontier life at that early period, and lived to a ripe old age and to witness vast changes in the face of the country and surrounding society. She was of a lively disposition, was respected by all who knew her, and had a most vivid recollection of all that transpired in the early times.