Genealogy of the Boody Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Boody/Boodey family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources.


Family of Zechariah Boody of Oyster River and Durham New Hampshire

Tradition says that Zechariah Boody came over in a French ship and deserted it in Boston. He had wife, Elizabeth, who was baptized by the Rev. Hugh Adams, 31 March 1716/7. He died about 1755. [Cf. Boody Genealogy.][1]The editor of this page has been unable to identify the work titled “Boody Genealogy” by Stackpole. He welcomes any suggestions.

  1. Elizabeth bapt. 31 March 1716/7; m. Ebenezer Pitman; widow in 1758.
  2. Charity bapt. 31 March 1716/7; m. Abednego Leathers.
  3. Mary bapt. 31 March 17 16/7.
  4. Sarah bapt. 7 Sept. 1718; m. Benjamin Jenkins.
  5. 2. Azariah, alias Hezekiah bapt. 10 Sept. 1721; m. Bridget Bushbie.
  6. Hannah m. Robert Huckins.
  7. Abigail m. David Drew.
  8. Kezia unm. 13 Nov. 1758.
  9. Betsey (?) m. James Rowe (?).

Second Generation


Family of Azariah Boodey of Madbury, New Hampshire

Azariah Boodey, born 15 Aug. 1720, lived in Madbury. He married Bridget Bushbie and died, 26 Feb. 1803. She died in Barrington 30 July 1785, aged 70.

  1. Rev. Robert b. 3 April 1743; m. Margery Hill b. 23 Apr. 1744; he d. 21 April 1814, Limington, Me.
  2. Zechariah b. 12 Aug. 1745; m. Mary Demeritt, b. 28 Nov. 1743. He settled in New Durham and d. 14 June 1821. Wife d. 3 Oct. 1835.
  3. John b. 23 June 1749; m. Susanna Langley, b. 6 March abt. 1750. He d. in Barrington, 23 April 1815.
  4. Molly twin to John; m. Peter Hodgdon.
  5. Rev. Joseph b. 16 May 1752; m. Olive Drew, b. 3 June 1742.
  6. Sarah b. 8 March 1755; m. Isaac Waldron.
  7. Hannah b. 29 March 1758; m. Aaron Waldron.
  8. Azariah b. 29 Nov. 1761.
  9. Betsey b. 2 Nov. 1763; m. John Caverly.


Stackpole, E. S., Thompson, L. and Meserve, W. S. (1913) History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire : Oyster River Plantation with genealogical notes. [Durham? N.H. Pub. by vote of the town] [Web]


1The editor of this page has been unable to identify the work titled “Boody Genealogy” by Stackpole. He welcomes any suggestions.

2 thoughts on “Genealogy of the Boody Family of Durham New Hampshire”

  1. I am a descendant of Zechariah Boodey and live on Zechariah’s ll’s Farmstead in New Durham, NH which he and Mary Demerriot settled in 1768. Brother Robert Boodey lived in New Durham for a number of years before moving onto Limington, Maine.
    My generation donated the Origin Cape to the town. I have been involved a the Zechariah Boodey Farmstead Committe for many years. We have the Cape in storage and are going to reconstuct. The covertant of the Freewill Baptists was signed in the East room of the old house in June 1780. I am happy to share. And will enjoy hearing from other descendants.

  2. Zechariah Boodey is my 8th G-Grandfather through his son Moses. Anyone found more details on where he might have been from?

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