*Nov 1823 - †25 Jun 1904


a) 1851 British Census from LDS
Head: VODDEN, Henry«tab»«tab» Neighbors 116325
Name«tab»Relationship«tab»Mar«tab»Age «tab»Sex«tab»Occupation «tab»Birthplace
Henry VODDEN«tab»Head«tab»M«tab»28«tab»M«tab»Shoemaker«tab»Tawstock-DEV
Mary Ann VODDEN«tab»Wife«tab»M«tab»26«tab»F«tab»---«tab»Tawstock-DEV
John VODDEN«tab»Son«tab»-«tab»7«tab»M«tab»---«tab»Tawstock-DEV
Thos. BUZZACOTT«tab»Appr«tab»-«tab»15«tab»M«tab»Shoemaker«tab»Bishops Tawton-DEV
Address:«tab»Venn, Barnstaple
Census Place:«tab»Tawstock Barnstaple, Devonshire
PRO Reference:«tab»HO/107/1893«tab»Folio:«tab»612«tab»Page:«tab»6«tab»FHL Film:«tab»0221044

From a North Devon Newspaper article dated March 1858:
"Assault - Henry Vodden, a shoemaker, residing at Harracott, in the parish of Tawstock, preferred a charge of assault against George Rodd, of that parish. Mr Incledon Bencrats, who appeared for the complainant, applied to the Bench to order all the witnesses out of Court. This was done accordingly. Mr. B. then stated the case. It appeared that Vodden went, on the 24th ult, to Newton Tracey, to pay his club money; that at the public-house there, he saw the defendant who threw doubts upon the professional ability of the knight of the lapstone, and that the latter retaliated by criticising Rodd's whiskers, accompanying his criticisms by unwelcome experiments, applying his digits to his face. From words the parties came to blows, and in the scuffle they several times measured their length on the floor; however, the complainant got the worst of it - he was considerably bruised and his shoulder fractured, so as to require surgical aid. -- Mr. Law addressed the Benchon behalf of Rodd, and ultimately the case was compromised by defendant paying 1 (pound) for the injury done and the expenses of the hearing."

1861 British Census
Dwelling: Hainses
Census Place: Tawstock,, Devon, England
RG9/1496 Pg 64 Entry #8
Henry Vodden«tab»«tab»Head«tab»M«tab»37«tab»M«tab»Cordwainer«tab»Tawstock,, Devon, England
Mary Ann Vodden«tab»«tab»Wife«tab»M«tab»35«tab»F«tab»Wife«tab»«tab»Tawstock,, Devon, England
George Henry Vodden«tab»Son«tab»S«tab»12«tab»M«tab»«tab»«tab»Tawstock,, Devon, England
John Vodden«tab»«tab»Son«tab»S«tab»10«tab»M«tab»«tab»«tab»Tawstock,, Devon, England
Frederick Vodden«tab»«tab»Son«tab»S«tab»8«tab»M«tab»«tab»«tab»Tawstock,, Devon, England
Albert Vodden«tab»«tab»Son«tab»S«tab»5«tab»M«tab»«tab»«tab»Tawstock,, Devon, England
Henrietta Vodden«tab»«tab»Dau«tab»S«tab»2«tab»F«tab»«tab»«tab»Tawstock,, Devon, England

1871 England Census
Source information: RG10/2193
Registration district: Barnstaple
Sub-registration district: Bishops Tawton
ED, institution, or vessel: 16
Folio: 64
Page: 3
Household schedule number: 14

Name «tab»«tab»Age in 1871«tab» Birthplace «tab»Relationship «tab»Civil Parish /Island
Henry Vodden «tab»45 «tab»«tab»Devon, England «tab»Head «tab»«tab»Tawstock Devon
Mary A Vodden «tab»43 «tab»«tab»Devon, England «tab»Wife «tab»«tab»Tawstock Devon
Frederick Vodden «tab»18 «tab»«tab»Devon, England «tab»Son «tab»«tab»Tawstock Devon
Albert Vodden «tab»14 «tab»«tab»Devon, England «tab»Son «tab»«tab»Tawstock Devon
Eliza Vodden «tab»9 «tab»«tab»Devon, England «tab»Daughter «tab»Tawstock Devon
Emily Vodden «tab»5 «tab»«tab»Devon, England «tab»Daughter «tab»Tawstock Devon
George Wonnacott «tab»28 «tab»«tab»Devon, England «tab»Lodger «tab»«tab»Tawstock Devon

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Henry Vodden
Name:«tab»Henry Vodden
Arrival Date:«tab»11 Oct 1880
Birth Year:«tab»abt 1830
Place of Origin:«tab»England
Port of Departure:«tab»Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland
Destination:«tab»United States of America
Port of Arrival:«tab»New York
Port Arrival State:«tab»New York
Port Arrival Country:«tab»United States
Ship Name:«tab»City of Chester
Search Ship Database:«tab»Search the City of Chester in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Arrival: New York , United States; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: M237_431; Line: 53; List Number: 1330; .
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data:
Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls); Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

1881 LDS British Census
It appears that Henry had gone to America leaving his wife, two daughters, daughter-in-law & granddaughter in Devon while he looked for a new home presumably in Illinois, although we find Selina's husband, John, living in another town as their police constable.
Census Place:«tab»Tawstock,, Devon, England
Source:«tab»FHL Film 1341542 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2252 Folio 60 Page 8
Mary A. VODDEN«tab»«tab»M«tab»54 «tab»F«tab»Tawstock,, Devon, England
Rel:«tab»Head Occ:«tab»Labourer's Wife
Eliza VODDEN«tab»«tab»U«tab»18 «tab»F«tab»Tawstock,, Devon, England
Rel:«tab»Daur Occ:«tab»Scholar
Emily VODDEN«tab» «tab»«tab»16 «tab»F«tab»Tawstock,, Devon, England
Rel:«tab»Daur «tab»Occ:«tab»Scholar
Selina A. VODDEN«tab»«tab»M«tab»26 «tab»F«tab»Yarnscombe,, Devon, England
Rel:«tab»Daur In Law«tab»Occ:«tab»Wife Of Policeman
Florance E. VODDEN«tab» «tab»6 mo«tab»F«tab»Bratton Fleming,, Devon, England

1900 US Census
Henry Vodden, "United States Census, 1900"
Name:«tab» Henry Vodden
Titles and Terms:«tab»
Event Type:«tab» Census
Event Year:«tab» 1900
Event Place:«tab» Cortland Township Cortland village, DeKalb, Illinois, United States
District:«tab» 3
Gender:«tab» Male
Age:«tab» 77
Marital Status:«tab» Married
Race:«tab» White
Race (Original):«tab» W
Relationship to Head of Household:«tab» Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original):«tab» Head
Number of Living Children:«tab»
Years Married:«tab» 50
Birth Date:«tab» Nov 1823
Birthplace:«tab» England
Marriage Year (Estimated):«tab» 1850
Immigration Year:«tab» 1881
Father's Birthplace:«tab» England
Mother's Birthplace:«tab» England
Mother of how many children:«tab»
Sheet Number and Letter:«tab» 1A
Household ID:«tab» 16
Line Number:«tab» 49
Affiliate Name:«tab» The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number:«tab» T623
GS Film Number:«tab»1240296
Digital Folder Number:«tab»004113755
Image Number:«tab» 00340
Head«tab» Henry Vodden«tab»M«tab»77«tab» England
Wife«tab»Mary A Vodden«tab»F«tab»75«tab» England
"United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MS72-XVF : accessed 23 Apr 2014), Henry Vodden, Cortland Township Cortland village, DeKalb, Illinois, United States; citing sheet 1A, family 16, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240296.

Obituary of Henry Vodden d. 1904
By Wayne Henderson - Sep 6, 2000
Categories - Obituaries

Henry Vodden was born in Devonshire, England, September 1822, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Tucker in Malta township at 7:15 o'clock on the morning of June 25, 1904, aged 81 years and 10 months.
In 1847 he was married to Miss Mary Ann Hayman. To this union were born six children, four sons and two daughters; George Henry, John, Fred, Albert, Eliza and Emily. There are also to mourn the death of this loved father and grandfather thirty-two grandchildren and one great grandchild. Two of the sons, the oldest and youngest still reside in England. In October 1880, Mr. Vodden with his wife came from England to this country and for some years lived at Cortland, this state.
Mrs. Vodden, died about three years ago, and since that time he has lived with his daughter, Mrs. Tucker. He was a member of the Episcopal church, but since coming to this country has attended the Methodist church as long as he was able to attend divine worship.
Mr. Vodden was one of those men who was loved by all who knew him because of his strong Christian character and his kindness to all with whom he came in contact. He lived his religion and the spirit of the Master was seen in his everyday life and conversation.
He was ripe for the harvest. Surely he "Came to his death in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season."
His funeral was held from the M.E. church, Tuesday afternoon, June 28, 1904, Rev. G. W. Riggs preaching the sermon from these words: "He giveth his beloved sleep. Yea, thou shall lie down and thy sleep shall be sweet." By loving hands he was laid to rest by the side of his wifein our beautiful cemetery. (Copied from newspaper clipping, presumably the Sycamore Republican - date cut off) "Beautiful Cemetery referred to is today the Malta Cemetery. Wayne Henderson.

During the Vodden Reunion that took place August 8, 9 & 10, 2002, we visited the gravesite of Henry and Mary Ann Vodden where Linda, Larry and Wayne who are the direct descendants of Henry & Mary Ann had theirpicture taken by the marker.

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1) England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915 about Mary Ann Hayman
Name:«tab»Mary Ann Hayman
Registration Year:«tab»1848
Registration Quarter:«tab»Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration district:«tab»Barnstaple
Inferred County:«tab»Devon
Records on Page:«tab»
Mary Ann Hayman
Henry Vawdon