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GENEALOGICAL NOTES AND ANECDOTES

   

ANTECEDENTS AND DESCENDANTS
of
NEHEMIAH WOOD, SR.
(ABT 1731 - 3 October 1816)

   

G0498A: Robert WOOD (Sr.) [008]
Birth: ABT 1650
Death: ABT 1710, North Farnham Parish, (Old) Rappahannock (in 1692, Richmond) County, Virginia, British North America

Marriage: BY 1670
Spouse: Mary UNKNOWN

Child 1: Robert WOOD (Jr.) (25 September 1670, North Farnham Parish, (Old) Rappahannock (in 1692, Richmond) County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [M]: m. Mary ALFORD (ABT 1690, <St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County>, Virginia - AFT 27 May 1712), 21 October 1711, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia

Child 2: Thomas WOOD (Sr.) (ABT 1691, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 3 April 1717, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America) [M]: m. Anne UNKNOWN, ABT 1691, North Farnham Parish, (Old) Rappahannock (in 1692, Richmond) County, Virginia, British North America

Note 1: Mary ALFORD, the wife of Robert WOOD, Jr., was the daughter of John ALFORD, Sr. (died 14 March 1710, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, British North America) and Unknown UNKNOWN. Ms. Nancy Scott <d d a y g i r l @ c o x . n e t> reports the following:

  This is a summary of the entries in St. Peter's Vestry Book and Register. It obviously covers at least two John ALFORDs.

Vestry book (V) and Register (R).

8th day of month (not identified) in 1768 allowed John ALFORD for nursing Bastard child until Dec 17 next 1000 pounds. (V pg. 11)

5 Oct 1687 in a separate entry. It is ordered "that Mr. John ALFORD now having a bastard child in keeping and having rcd 2000 (pounds) tobb [tobacco] and Ck [clerk] doth now discharte ye Parish frm ye sam[e] and is Likewise ordered by this vestry to keep the Sd Child to serve according to Law and to discharge the Parish from ye sam[e]." (V pg. 13)

3 Oct 1698. "Mr. John ALFORD (applying himself to this vestry for help to clear the roads in his prescits) is ordered all of the tithables which formerly belonged to David Clarkson and with in his preseits." (V pg. 62)

4 Mar 1702. "whereas Mr. John ALFORD and Mr Will Major mad(e) Complaint to this vestry that they have never had their Lands possesioned according to Law the orders being Lodged in the hands of Coll. [Colonel] John Lightfoot who never put the Same in Execution Therefore ordered that John Wilson, John Lightfoot Esq Mr. Will Major Mr. John ALFORD Dan Parke Esq and William Millington forth with goe on prossesioning and reamarke Each other bounds and make returne of this order to the next vestrey." (V pg. 82-83)

Sometime in May 1708. William Hodkison servant of Mr. John ALFORDs deceased (V pg. 432 and R pg. 61)

Mar 14 1710 John ALFORD Senr Departed this Life (R pg. 53)

See also John Boddie, Historical Southern Families, Vol. XII, pages 57-58.

On 27 May 1712, Robert WOOD and Mary ALFORD registered the birth of their son, Abel WOOD, in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia.

 

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G0497A: Thomas WOOD (Sr.) [007]
Birth: 15 November 1673, North Farnham Parish, (Old) Rappahannock (in 1692, Richmond) County, Virginia, British North America
Death: BEF 3 April 1717, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America
Father: Robert WOOD (Sr.) (ABT 1650 - ABT 1710, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America)
Mother: Mary UNKNOWN

Marriage: ABT 1691, North Farnham Parish, (Old) Rappahannock (in 1692, Richmond) County, Virginia, British North America
Spouse: Anne UNKNOWN

Child 1: Mary WOOD (ABT 1694, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]

Child 2: Samuel WOOD I (ABT 1696, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 28 January 1774, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America) [M]: m. Sarah UNKNOWN

Child 3: Thomas WOOD (Jr.) (ABT 1698, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - 1 February 1726, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America) [M]

Child 4: William WOOD (Sr.) (ABT 1700, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1778, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia) [M]: m. Catherine UNKNOWN, ABT 1730

Child 5: John WOOD (12 October 1712, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [M]

Note 1: The Will of Samuel WOOD I. From Ruth and Sam Sparacio, Will Abstracts of King George County, Virginia: 1752 - 1780 (1986), p. 106:

  Will Book A, p. 350:
   
  Will of Samuel WOOD. I Samuel WOOD of Parish of Hanover in the county of King George . . . give and bequeath to my son Thomas one shilling sterling . . . to my son Mark one shilling sterling; to my son Francis one shilling sterling; to my son Samuel the land he now lives on containing 500 acres . . . if Samuel sells the land the money arising to be equally divided among the rest of my children . . . . I give the land whereon I now live to Ann HUDSON during her natural life and after her decease I give the land to my son Thomas WOOD . . . . all the rest of my Estate be sold and equally divided between my son Samuel WOOD, my daughters Martha SMITH, Elizabeth BARKER & Dinah SANDY . . . . appoint my son Samuel WOOD Executor . . . . this 28th day of January 1774.

Samuel x WOOD

Presence of Thomas Jett

[No recording date shown.]

About the progeny of Samuel WOOD I and, especially, about Dinah WOOD who was to be the widow of William SANDY and the second wife of Nehemiah WOOD, Sr., see Note 3 under G0495A: Nehemiah WOOD (Sr.).

Note 2: The Will of Thomas WOOD, Sr. was proved 3 April 1717 in Richmond County, Virginia.

   

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G0496A: William WOOD (Sr.) [006]
Birth: ABT 1700, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America
Death: ABT 1778, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia
Father: Thomas WOOD (Sr.)(15 November 1673, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - 1717, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America)
Mother: Anne UNKNOWN

Marriage: ABT 1730
Spouse: Catherine UNKNOWN

Child 1: William WOOD (Jr.) (ABT 1730, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1793) [M]: m. Elizabeth UNKNOWN, 1749/50, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America

Child 2: Nehemiah WOOD (Sr.) (ABT 1731, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - 3 October 1816, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia: interment at Homeplace, Fairview Cemetery, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia) [M]: m1. Abigail GRIGSBY (ABT 1735, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 1798, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia), BY 1756: m2. Dinah WOOD (ABT 1732, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 11 December 1828 [Will signed] and BEF 11 May 1829 [Will proved], Shenandoah County, Virginia), 27 July 1800, Shenandoah County, Virginia [See Note 3 under G0495A: Nehemiah WOOD (Sr.).]

Child 3: John WOOD (ABT 1733, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - November 1781, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia) [M]: m. Ann UNKNOWN, ABT 1750, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America

   

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G0495A: Nehemiah WOOD (Sr.) [005]
Birth: ABT 1731, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America
Death: 3 October, 1816, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia
Interment: Homeplace, Fairview Cemetery, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia
Father: William WOOD (Sr.) (ABT 1700, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1778, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia)
Mother: Catherine UNKNOWN

Marriage: BY 1756
Spouse: Abigail GRIGSBY (ABT 1735, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 1798, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia)

Child 1: William WOOD (1756, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 6 April, 1816, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia) [M]: m. Margaret MUNROE (ABT 1759, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 6 April, 1816, Shenandoah County, Virginia), 1776, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia

Child 2: John WOOD (Sr.) (1758, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - 13 June 1821, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia: interment at Rileyville Cemetery, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia) [M]: m. Rachel MOODY (ABT 1758, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1850, Rileyville, Page County, Virginia), 1 August 1784, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia

Child 3: Benjamin WOOD (30 April 1761, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - 24 April 1829, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia: interment at Wood / Conn family cemetery, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia) [M]: m1. Sarah FALLIS (FOLLIS) (17 November 1766, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - 27 March 1822, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia: interment at Wood / Conn family cemetery, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia), 2 February 1792, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia; m2. Elizabeth Pasquette ABBOTT (25 November 1789, Virginia - 16 November 1871, Rileyville, Page County, Virginia: interment at Wood / Conn family cemetery, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia), 18 June 1823, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia

Child 4: Letitia (Lettice) WOOD (1763, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - 1836, Page County, Virginia: interment at Atwood Cemetery, Rileyville, Page County, Virginia) [F]: m. *Sinnett ("Harry") ATWOOD (1756, Westmoreland County, Virginia, British North America - 16 November 1825: interment at Atwood Cemetery, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia), 11 December 1787, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia

Child 5: Jesse WOOD (1765, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - 1835, Rileyville, Page County, Virginia) [M]: m. Lydia MCCULLOUGH (ABT 1768, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1865, Rileyville, Page County, Virginia, British North America), 11 December 1787, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America

Child 6: Joshua WOOD (15 October 1773, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - 17 July 1858, Springfield, Page County, Virginia: interment at Springfield, Page County, Virginia) [M]: m. Mary JONES (1 November 1782, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - 1 April 1844), 6 December 1798, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America

Child 7: Nancy WOOD (1775, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 6 April 1816, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America: interment at Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America) [F]: m. Edwin YOUNG (1770 - ?), 13 December 1796, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia

Child 8: Nehemiah ("King") WOOD (Jr.) (1770, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - 21 September 1824, Gallia County, Ohio: interment at Watson Cemetery [Adamsville], Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio) [M]: m1. Eve RUFFNER (29 December 1773, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - 29 January 1821, Gallia County, Ohio or Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia), ABT 1795, Kanawha County, Virginia; m2. Jane DOUGHERTY (28 June 1801, Monroe County, Virginia [now West Virginia] - ABT 1875, Gallia County, Ohio), 1 August 1821, Gallia County, Ohio

Child 9: David WOOD (ABT 1785, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - ABT 1845, Page County, Virginia: interment in the Jones family cemetery on the property of Nehemiah WOOD, Sr.) [M]: never married

Other Marriage: 27 July 1800, Shenandoah County, Virginia
Spouse: Dinah WOOD (ABT 1732, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 11 December 1828 [Will signed] and BEF 11 May 1829 [Will proved], Shenandoah County, Virginia)

Note 1: The Will of Nehemiah WOOD, Sr. was signed 6 April 1816 and was proved 7 October 1816. The executors of his estate were his sons John WOOD and Benjamin WOOD. The witnesses to his Will were James R. Robertson, William Hancock, and Elizabeth Hancock.

Nehemiah WOOD, Sr., a patriot in the Revolutionary War in Virginia, was a settler of Rileyville, Virginia. He is on record as having furnished beef to the Continental Army. Thus, a receipt given to him for "two beeves," weighing 350 pounds, supplied to the Continental Army on 27 October 1781:

Digital copy of manuscript by courtesy of Patsy R. Laird

For reference, see Leo G. and Hazel P. Lawler (1233 Seacobeck St., Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401), Nehemiah Wood of Shenandoah County, Virginia, Hazeleo Publishers, Fredericksburg Virginia

Note 2: Shenandoah County, Virginia Deed Books E, F, G, H 1784-1792, G-136, 24 September 1788:

  (Lease) Between Jeremiah Whitson of County of Shenandoah to Nehemiah WOOD of aforesaid . . . consideration of Fifty Pounds . . . A certain piece parcel or Tract of Land . . . containing one hundred Acres the Same being part of a larger Tract of Four hundred Acres granted to Jeremiah Odell by Deed from Proprietors Office 16th March 1761 and by him the said Jeremiah Odell sold and conveyed to Barnabas Eagan and Conveyed by Deeds of L & R to Charles Whitson 22nd and 23rd days of August 1779 which tract of Land descended to sd. Jeremiah Whitson as heir at Law of said Charles Whitson, dec'd. . . rent of one pepper corn on Lady day next. . . Wit: none Jeremiah Whitson Recorded: 25 September 1788

Note 3: Dinah WOOD, the second wife of Nehemiah WOOD, Sr., was the widow of William SANDY (1731, <Westmoreland County>, Virginia, British North America - BEF 27 June 1791, Shenandoah County, Virginia). She was the daughter of Samuel WOOD I and Sarah UNKNOWN and was, therefore, the first cousin of Nehemiah WOOD, Sr. Her siblings were: Thomas WOOD (ABT 1720, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America -?) [M]; Mark WOOD (ABT 1722, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [M]; Francis WOOD (ABT 1724, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [M]; Samuel WOOD II (ABT 1726, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [M]; Martha WOOD (ABT 1728, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]: m. Unknown SMITH; and Elizabeth WOOD (ABT 1730, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]: m. Unknown BARKER.

Dinah WOOD and William SANDY were married about 1759. Their offspring were: Mildred ("Milly") SANDY (ABT 1760, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1850 and BEF 1860, Madison County, Virginia) [F]: m. Benjamin NICHOLSON, Sr. (1770 - 11 December 1850, Madison County, Virginia), 18 November 1797, Shenandoah County, Virginia; Eleanor ("Nelly") SANDY (3 April 1770, King George County, Virginia, British North America - 14 April 1859, Page County, Virginia) [F]: m. Michael NICHOLSON (1740, <Culpeper County>, Virginia, British North America - August 1810, Madison, Madison County, Virginia), 27 June 1791, Shenandoah County, Virginia; Nancy SANDY (1775, Virginia, British North America- AFT 1850, <Madison County>, Virginia) [F]: m. Aaron NICHOLSON (1772, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - 27 March 1856, Madison, Madison County, Virginia), 26 February 1800, Madison, Madison County, Virginia; Mary ("Polly") SANDY (ABT 1776, Virginia - ?) [F]: m. Moses MOORE, 6 December 1796, Shenandoah County, Virginia, marriage solemnized by Rev. John Coontz, Baptist minister [see John W. Wayland, A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia, page 760]; Vincent Wilson SANDY (1785, Shenandoah County, Virginia - 1851, Virginia) [M]: m1. Catherine ANDREW (died BEF 13 September 1841), 13 November 1806, Rockingham County, Virginia: m2. Anna ("Anney") HOUDESHELL [sometimes spelled HOWDEYSHELL or HOWDSHELL] (1813, Virginia - AFT 1850), 13 September 1841, Augusta County, Virginia; Elizabeth SANDY (ABT 1785, Shenandoah County, Virginia - ?) [F]: m. William ASHFORD (ABT 1782 - ?), 14 August 1805, Shenandoah County, Virginia; Sarah ("Sally") SANDY (ABT 1787, Shenandoah County, Virginia - ?) [F]: m. Nehemiah WOOD II (ABT 1786, Virginia - 1853, Tennessee), 7 March 1808, Cedar Point, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia; and Lydia SANDY (ABT 1788, Shenandoah County, Virginia - ?) [F]: m. Joseph ALLEN, 19 July 1808, Shenandoah County, Virginia. [See Child 5: Joseph ALLEN under G0494A: Moses ALLEN (Sr.) in Antecedents and Descendants of Moses Allen, Sr. (2 November 1754 - 22 August 1843) and see Note 11 under G0494A: Moses ALLEN (Sr.) in Antecedents and Descendants of Moses Allen, Sr. (2 November 1754 - 22 August 1843).]

Benjamin NICHOLSON, Sr. and his wife, Mildred ("Milly") SANDY, appear in the United States Census of 1850 for Madison County, Virginia, page 99B. Benjamin NICHOLSON, Sr., a farmer, is said to 80 years of age. His wife, Milly, is said to be 90 years of age.

Aaron NICHOLSON and his wife, Nancy SANDY, appear in the United States Census of 1850 for Madison County, Virginia (page 73B). Aaron NICHOLSON, a farmer, is said to 78 years of age. His wife, Nancy, is said to be 75 years of age. Leavell's Register lists his death and states that he was "bedridden for many years."

Benjamin NICHOLSON, Sr. and Aaron NICHOLSON were brothers, the sons of John NICHOLSON (ABT 1740, Virginia, British North America - August 1810, Madison, Madison County, Virginia) who, from 1781 until his death in 1810, was associated with the Culpeper (Virginia) army recruitment classes.

Vincent Wilson SANDY and his second wife, Anna ("Anney") HOUDESHELL [sometimes spelled HOWDEYSHELL or HOWDSHELL], appear in the United States Census of 1850 for Augusta County, Virginia (page 230A). Vincent Wilson SANDY, a labourer, is said to be 65 years of age. His wife Anna is said to be 37 years of age.

Catherine ANDREW, the first wife of Vincent Wilson SANDY, was given written consent by her father, Samuel ANDREW, to marry Vincent Wilson SANDY.

Nehemiah WOOD II, the husband of Sarah ("Sally") SANDY, was the son of John WOOD, Sr. and Rachel MOODY. See below, Note 4.

The Will of Dinah WOOD was signed 11 December 1828 and proved, in Shenandoah County, Virginia, on 11 May 1829. In this document, Dinah WOOD names nine children: Milly NICHOLS, Eleanor NICHOLS, Nancy NICHOLS, Polly MOORE, Elizabeth ASHFORD, Sarah WOOD, Lydia ALLEN, William SANDY, and Vincent SANDY.

Note 4: The Will of John WOOD, Sr. was signed 21 May 1821 and was proved 13 August 1821. The witnesses to his Will were John Payne, Benjamin WOOD and Joshua WOOD. The offspring of John WOOD, Sr. and Rachel MOODY were: Elizabeth WOOD (ABT 1783, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - 1875, <Warren County>, Tennessee) [F]: m. William NUNN (1775, <Shenandoah County>, Virginia - 1846, Warren County, Tennessee), 30 August 1800, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia; Nancy WOOD (ABT 1784, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - February 1863, Taylorsburg, Cocke County, Tennessee: interment at Clevenger Cemetery, Taylorsburg, Cocke County, Tennessee) [F]: m. Elias CLEVENGER (1764, Shenandoah County, Virginia - 17 June 1846, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee), ABT 1805, Cocke County, Tennessee; Mary WOOD (ABT 1785, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - ABT 1880, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia) [F]: m. William MOODY (ABT 1781 - ?), 29 June 1814, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia; Nehemiah WOOD II (ABT 1786, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - 1853, Tennessee) [M]: m. Sarah ("Sally") SANDY (ABT 1787, Shenandoah County, Virginia - ?), 7 March 1808, Cedar Point, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia; John WOOD (Jr.) (11 August 1788, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - 9 February 1874, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee: interment at Wood Cemetery [now near Smokey Mountain Golf Course], Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee) [M]: m1. Frances ("Fanny") GRIGSBY (26 March 1791, Hawkins County, Tennessee - 7 March 1826, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee: interment at Wood Cemetery [now near Smokey Mountain Golf Course], Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee), 1811, Tennessee: m2. Elizabeth SISK (5 December 1787, Culpeper County, Virginia - 14 April 1847, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee), 1821, Newport, Cocke County, Tennessee; Moses WOOD (5 May 1790, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - 5 May 1861, Rileyville, Page County, Virginia: interment at Rileyville Cemetery, Rileyville, Page County, Virginia) [M]: m1. Sarah ("Sally") HOOPER (ABT 1793, Virginia - BEF 25 August 1834, Page County, Virginia), 9 July 1810, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia (Bondsman: Nehemiah WOOD): m2. Catherine ANDERSON (ABT 1800, Virginia - 26 November 1866, Rileyville, Page County, Virginia: interment at Rileyville Cemetery, Rileyville, Page County, Virginia), 28 August 1834, Page County, Virginia (Marriage bond 25 August 1834. Bondsman: Simeon Abbott); Abigail WOOD (ABT 1791, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - ABT 1859, Rileyville, Page County, Virginia: interment at Rileyville Cemetery, Rileyville, Page County, Virginia) [F]: m. Lewis BAKER (ABT 1786 - ?), 24 December 1807, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia; William ("Big Billy") WOOD (22 January 1796, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - 6 March 1870, River, Page County, Virginia) [M]: m1. Lydia THARP (ABT 1793, Virginia - AFT 22 August 1850, Virginia), 15 July 1811, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia (Bondsman: William Templeman): m2. Mary Catherine WARD, 1850, Rileyville, Page County, Virginia; Asa WOOD (ABT 1795, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - ?) [M]: m. Catherine HOOPER, 11 December 1820, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia; Rachel WOOD (ABT 1797, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - ?) [F]: m. William GRAHAM, 7 February 1814, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia; Abraham Ebenezer WOOD (ABT 1790, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - ?) [M]: m1. Mary FRAIL, 9 February 1824, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia (Bondsman: Richard Smoot); and Jesse WOOD (ABT 1800, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - ?) [M]: m2. Elizabeth RILEY, 10 August 1830, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia.

About 1830, William NUNN and wife Elizabeth WOOD, the daughter of of John WOOD, Sr. and Rachel MOODY, moved to Wilson County Tennessee from Shenandoah County, Virginia. By 1840, they were in Warren County, Tennessee. Their offspring were: Lindsey NUNN (ABT 1801, Shenandoah County, Virginia - ABT 1881, <Tennessee>) [M]: m1. Rachel COLEMAN (ABT 1806, Virginia - ABT 1852), 8 March 1824, Shenandoah County, Virginia: m2. Elizabeth HOLLAND; Unknown NUNN (ABT 1803, Shenandoah County, Virginia - ?) [F]; Nehemiah NUNN (ABT 1805, Shenandoah County, Virginia - January 1870, Saline County, Illinois) [M]: m. Rebecca RODGERS (10 January 1817, <Fauquier County>, Virginia - 9 January 1897, Saline County, Illinois: interment at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Carrier Mills, Saline County, Illinois), ABT 1838, Tennessee; Unknown NUNN (ABT 1806 - ?) [F]; Letta ("Letty") NUNN (1807, Shenandoah County, Virginia - AFT 1880, Golden Pond, Trigg County, Kentucky); William NUNN (Jr.) (ABT 1809, Shenandoah County, Virginia - 29 November 1870, Saline County, Illinois) [M]: m1. Elizabeth WILSON, August 1834, Wilson County, Tennessee: m2. Sarah ("Sally") ODUM (died AFT 1861), ABT 1840, Tennessee; Rachel Amanda NUNN (2 October 1819, Shenandoah County, Virginia - 22 December 1896, Golden Pond, Trigg County, Kentucky: interment at Long Creek Cemetery, Golden Pond, Trigg County, Kentucky) [F]: m. William Turner COMPTON (26 September 1817, Culpeper County, Virginia - 27 October 1879, Golden Pond, Trigg County, Kentucky: interment at Long Creek Cemetery, Golden Pond, Trigg County, Kentucky), 11 October 1837, Wilson County, Tennessee; Elizabeth NUNN (ABT 1821, Shenandoah County, Virginia - 7 January 1846, Warren County, Tennessee) [F]: m. James ("Jimmy") Mooney GREEN (2 March 1822, Rutherford County, North Carolina - 23 September 1900, DeKalb County, Tennessee: interment at Potter Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee) 7 November 1839, Warren County, Tennessee; and Mary Ann NUNN (ABT 1823, Shenandoah County, Virginia - ?).

About William Turner COMPTON, the husband of Rachel Amanda NUNN, see Child 4: William Turner COMPTON under G0493A: Matthew COMPTON IV in Descendants of John F. Compton (BEF 1644 - AFT 29 May 1713 and BEF 5 March 1718).

In the United States Census for 1880 of Trigg County, Kentucky (page 408C), Letty NUNN, listed as "Letta NUNN," the daughter of William NUNN and Elizabeth WOOD, is shown to be residing in Golden Pond with her sister, Rachel Amanda COMPTON (née NUNN), a widow. In the census, Rachel Amanda COMPTON is said to be 60 years of age, born in Virginia, and Letta NUNN is said to be 73 years of age, born in Virginia.

James ("Jimmy") Mooney GREEN, the husband of Elizabeth NUNN, was second married to Sarah WOMACK (20 January 1819 - 25 November 1883, Warren County, Tennessee) on 4 August 1846 in Warren County, Tennessee. He was third married to Mary Angeline MULLICAN (14 February 1845, Warren County, Tennessee - 12 October 1899, Warren County, Tennessee) on 14 December 1884 in Warren County, Tennessee. For more about James ("Jimmy") Mooney GREEN, see Note 3 under G0493A: Matthew COMPTON IV in Descendants of John F. Compton (BEF 1644 - AFT 29 May 1713 and BEF 5 March 1718).

A date of 6 June 1795 is sometimes given as the date of marriage for Nancy WOOD and Elias CLEVENGER. But, if John WOOD and Rachel MOODY, the parents of Nancy WOOD, were married 1 August 1784, the date of 6 June 1795 must be incorrect. Nancy WOOD is known to have inherited land in Virginia from her father's estate which, on 3 February 1823, she gave to Benjamin WOOD.

The relationship - apart from that by marriage - of William MOODY, the husband of Mary WOOD, to Rachel MOODY, his mother-in-law, remains untraced.

Frances ("Fanny") GRIGSBY, the first wife of John WOOD, Jr., was the daughter of John GRIGSBY (15 October 1752, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 28 September 1826 [Will dated], Hawkins County, Tennessee) and Winnifred ("Winney") Elizabeth BREEDING (27 August 1757, Virginia, British North America - 1830, Hawkins County, Tennessee) who were married 6 August 1778. Winnifred ("Winney") Elizabeth BREEDING was the daughter of John Bryant BREEDING (4 October 1730, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - 23 November 1802, Russell County, Virginia) and Winifred Elizabeth ("Eliza") ASHBY (3 January 1730/31, Washington County, Virginia, British North America - 9 September 1???, Virginia) who were married 1 May 1749. By Winnifred ("Winney") Elizabeth BREEDING's marriage to John GRIGSBY, the family Bible of John BREEDING passed to the family GRIGSBY. This Bible-record, recovered in Bell County, Kentucky, was transcribed by Barbara BREEDING as follows:

  [verso of first folio, recording births and deaths]

John Breeding born 25 September 1711
John Breeding born 4 October 1730
Winfred Eliza Ashby born 3 January 1731
James Breeding born 16 November 1750
John Breeding born 8 May 1752
Winfred Eliozab Breeding born 27 August 1757
Spencer R. Breeding born 1 May 1759
John Breeding died 1 May ---------------
Winfred E. Breeding died 9 Sept--------
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[recto of second folio, recording marriages]

John Breeding
mari
Winfred Ashby 1 May 1749
Winfred E. Breeding
mar John Grigsby 6 April 1778
John Breeding
Marri Mary Short 4 September 18____
Spencer Breeding
M. Elizabeth Finney
5 August 1786

In this text, "John Breeding born 25 September 1711" appears to be named as the father of "John Breeding born 4 October 1730." There is, however, another Bible record which states that the father of this John BREEDING was James BREEDING, born in 1711.

"James BREEDING born 16 November 1750," the son of John Bryant BREEDING and Winifred Elizabeth ("Eliza") ASHBY, died after 28 February 1825 in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Although he seems never to have married, he is reported to have sired three children by his slave Charlotte. Pat Owen Breeding of Louisville, Kentucky, states that James BREEDING "moved to the present Russell County, Virginia with his father's family in 1782. He appeared as a Russell County taxpayer for the year 1787 only. At that time, he returned to Rockingham County and joined the family of his sister, Winifred GRIGSBY. He went with them to Hawkins County, Tennessee in 1789 and by 1809 had become the owner of a 1000-acre plantation known as the 'Brown Tower,' also one slave."

The Will of James BREEDEN (BREEDING), dated 6 September 1815 in Hawkins County, Tennessee:

  In the Name of God, Amen. I, James BREEDEN of the County of Hawkins in the State of Tennessee, being in a low state of health, but of sound mind, do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following, to wit:

It is my will and desire that my two tracts of land that lie joining on the south side of Holston River known by the name of Brown Town be divided into three equal parts. I give and bequeath to Winney, Mack, Ruthy, Polly, Nancy, William and Betsy RUTHERFORD, children of John RUTHERFORD and his wife Betsy, the third part of said land to them and their heirs forever.

I give and bequeath unto James SMITH, Pulcherry SMITH, Polly SMITH, Winney SMITH and Wade SMITH, children of Samuel B. SMITH and Judy his wife, one other third part of said tracts of land, to them and their heirs forever.

I give and bequeath one other third part of said tract unto Louisiana SMITH and McKinney SMITH, children of James SMITH and Polly his wife, to them and their heirs forever.

It is my will and desire should the said John RUTHERFORD and his wife Betsy have any more children hereafter that they shall have an equal interest in the lands left to those named, and it is also my will that if Samuel B. SMITH and his wife Judy SMITH should have any more children than those named, that they shall have an equal interest in the part left the other children of the said Samuel and Judy SMITH.

It is my will and desire that in case James SMITH and Polly SMITH should have any more children than those named, that they shall have an equal interest in the land left those named.

It is my will and desire that John RUTHERFORD and wife, Samuel B. SMITH and wife, and James SMITH and wife may reside and live on the parts left their children during their respective lives, but if either doth refuse to do so, their land and share may be occupied by those that my choose to live upon their respective parts, but it may not be rented out.

It is my will and desire that my negro woman Charlott be, and I do hereby set free and liberate my negro woman Charlott after my decease.

I give and bequeath unto the before named children of John RUTHERFORD and Betsy RUTHERFORD his wife, and to those they may hereafter have, all the children my said negro woman Charlott now has or may have before my death, together with my negro girl Easter now in possession of Joseph Huffmaster; also my negro man named Simon, to them and their heirs forever.

It is my will and desire that the said negro children, negro girl Easter and negro man Simon, remain in possession of Betsy RUTHERFORD during her natural life, and at her death the before named children to have the sole right and title to them and their increase forever.

I give and bequeath to Betsy RUTHERFORD my negro girl named Nancy, to her and her heirs forever.

It is my will and desire that all the rest of my Estate, both real and personal be sold to pay my just debts, and if there should not be a sufficiency to pay all debts, dues and demands, it is my will that my negro man Simon above named be sold to make up the deficiency. And if there should be any left after paying my just debts, I give all the residue of my estate to Judy SMITH the wife of Samuel B. SMITH, to be given to here in such manner as my Executors hereafter named may think proper for the purpose of raising and supporting her children so as the said Samuel shall have no control over the same.

I will to my negro woman Charlott (that I have freed) one cow and calf for her support, also one sow and pigs to her own use.

I appoint Samuel Powel Executor to this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by me, publishing this to be my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of September, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen.

James BREEDEN (seal)

Sealed, published and declared in presence of us: Test. Sam Smith Richard Mitchell James X Sanders (his mark)

As Pat Owen BREEDING says, James BREEDING "left his property to his sister Winifred's descendants. One third was to go to the children of John and Betsy Grigsby RUTHERFORD; another third to the children of Samuel and Judy Grigsby SMITH, and the remainder to the children of James and Polly Grigsby SMITH."

In June 1848, in Jersey County Illinois, Pleasant BREEDEN, the son of James BREEDING and slave Charlotte, furnished to the court an emancipation document by which to prove his freedom and by which, incidentally, to prove that James BREEDING was alive as of 28 February 1825, ten years after signing his Will,and residing in Hawkins County, Tennessee. [Source: Ms. Kathleen Cross]:

  Be it remembered that at a court of plea and quarter sessions began and held in the state of Tennessee at the court house in Rogersville on the fourth Monday, being the twenty-eighth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five. Present Hezekiah Hamblin, John Johnston, Abraham Hawk, Clur Moore, William Smith, William Crumley, Joseph Huffmaster, John A. Rogers, Jacob Hackney, Lewis Cleck, William Bradley, James Johnson, Samuel Wilson, James Williams, Orville Rice, Reuben Barnard, William Armstrong, Jesse Cobb, Thomas Stacy, Jacob Miller and Absolom Ryle, Esqrs.

James BREEDEN haveing profered to the court (a majority of the Justices of the Peace being present) his petition setting fourth his desire to emancipate three Negro slaves, to wit, a Negro woman named Charlotte, and two Negro children Lelan & Pleasant and his reasons for the same and the court haveing seen and inspected said petition and the resons for the same are of the opinion that conceding thereto would be consistent with the interest and policy of the state which is accordingly endorsed on the back of said petition by Jacob Hackney, Chairman of the court of pleas and quarter sessions, and reported accordingly and thereupon a hand was executed to reimburse the county of Hawkins for any damage for and on account of such slaves or slaves becoming chargeable to the county. It is therefore considered by the court that said Negroes Charlotte, Lelen and Pleasant be emancipated, freed, and set at liberty with all the rights, liberties and privileges of persons of color.

State of Tennessee, Hawkins County: I, Robert Johnson, Clerk of the county court of said county do certify that the foregoing contains a true and perfect copy as taken from the records in my office. Witness my hand at office in Rogersville this 17th day of December, 1844. R. Johnson Clerk by James A. Hane, d. clk.

"John BREEDING born 8 May 1752," the son of John Bryant BREEDING and Winifred Elizabeth ("Eliza") ASHBY, was born in Frederick County, Virginia, British North America and died in Berger, Franklin County, Missouri on 7 July 1824. His interment was at the Breeding - Roark - Dithy - Schaub cemetery one mile west of Berger, Franklin County, Missouri on the Norbert Horstman farm. He was a veteran of the Revolutionary War, serving with brothers Richard, Spencer, James, William, and Bryant. There is record that, on 23 June 1785, John BREEDING married Elizabeth NAPIER, wedding officiated by Rev. Simon Cockrell. There is also record that, on 6 July 1785 in Washington County, Virginia, John BREEDING married Elizabeth NAPPER, wedding officiated by Rev. John FROST. One of these, perhaps, is the date of marriage-bond and the other is the date of ceremony. In any case, as is known to investigators of the family NAPIER, "Napper" is a variant spelling of "Napier." Elizabeth NAPIER is thought to have died, from the effects of childbirth in 1800. On 8 January 1802, John BREEDING is said to have been second married to Mary ("Polly") HALL in Adair County, Kentucky. The Bible-record shows John BREEDING married to Mary SHORT on "4 September 18____." HALL or HALE may have been the maiden name of Mary SHORT. Mary ("Polly") HALL is said to have been born in Green County, Kentucky.

"Spencer R. BREEDING born 1 May 1759," the son of John Bryant BREEDING and Winifred Elizabeth ("Eliza") ASHBY, was born in Augusta County, Virginia, British North America and died 24 June 1835 in Russell County, Virginia. Spencer R. BREEDING, as the Bible-record states, was married to Elizabeth FINNEY on 5 August 1786.

John GRIGSBY, the husband of Winnifred ("Winney") Elizabeth BREEDING, was the son of John ("Soldier John") GRIGSBY (ABT 1720, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 7 April 1794, Rockbridge County, Virginia: interment at Falling Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glasgow, Rockbridge, County, Virginia) and Roseanna ETCHISON (1730, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 1762, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America) who were married in 1746, in Stafford County, Virginia. John ("Soldier John") GRIGSBY is listed in the Patriot Index of the Daughters of the American Revolution (p. 1239) as having been born, in Virginia, in 1720, and has having died 7 April 1794. He is reported to have been first married to Roseanna ETCHISON and second married to Elizabeth PORTER (27 February 1733/34, Orange County, Virginia, British North America - 7 October 1807, Rockbridge County, Virginia). He is said to have furnished patriotic - but not military - service to the American Revolution.

By Roseanna ETCHISON, John ("Soldier John") GRIGSBY is said to have engendered, in addition to John GRIGSBY, the husband of Winnifred ("Winney") Elizabeth BREEDING, the following: James GRIGSBY (10 November 1748, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - February 1835, Sequatchee Valley, Bledsoe County, Tennessee) [M]: m1. Frances ("Frankie") PORTER (1747, Orange [now Culpeper] County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1782, Rockbridge County, Virginia: said to have been "buried near the top of sloping ground in the rear of her last dwelling place"), 1768, Orange County Virginia, British North America: m2. Rebecca ANDERSON [the widow of Col. Samuel Augustus WALLACE (ABT 1745, near Lexington, Rockbridge County,Virginia, British North America - 7 March 1786, at his farm at the east end of what is now Houston Street, Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia) whom she married, in 1770, in Rockbridge County, Virginia, British North America] (1752, Augusta County, Virginia, British North America - 1804, <Tennessee>), 20 April 1786, Rockbridge County, Virginia: m3. Mary Ann MONDAY (or MONDON) (5 April 1780, Virginia - AFT 1850, <Sumter County, Alabama>), ABT 1804; Charles GRIGSBY (6 April 1755, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1804, Blount County, Tennessee: interment in Blount County, Tennessee) [M]: m Elizabeth ("Betsy") WALLACE (ABT 1772, Augusta County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1812, Blount County, Tennessee), 18 February 1790, Rockbridge County, Virginia; Sarah ("Sally") GRIGSBY (30 December 1757, Upper side of the Rapidan River, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1822, Falling Spring, Rockbridge County, Virginia: interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glasgow, Rockbridge County, Viriginia) [F]: m. Thomas WELCH (1 February 1753, Orange County, Virginia, British North America - 10 July 1821, Falling Spring, Rockbridge County, Virginia: interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glasgow, Rockbridge County, Viriginia), 1775, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America; and William GRIGSBY (A Revolutionary War soldier wounded at Guilford Court House, North Carolina) (6 December 1761, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1830, Rockbridge County, Virginia) [M]: m1. Sally PORTER, 15 March 1781; m2. Sarah MCCLURE, 18 May 1790.

Col. Samuel Augustus WALLACE, the first husband of Rebecca ANDERSON, second wife of James GRIGSBY, was the son of Peter WALLACE (1719, Ulster, Ireland - 5 September 1784, Thornhill, Rockbridge County, Virginia) and Margaret WOODS (1720, Dunshauglin Castle, Meath, Ireland - 1790, Thornhill, Roickbridge County, Virginia) who were married in 1739 in Cecil County, Maryland, British North America. Elizabeth ("Betsy") WALLACE, the wife of Charles GRIGSBY, was the daughter of Col. Samuel Augustus WALLACE and Rebecca ANDERSON. During the Revolutionary War, Col. Samuel Augustus WALLACE was the commander - under George Washington - of Ft. Young.

By Elizabeth PORTER, John ("Soldier John") GRIGSBY is said to have engendered: Ann GRIGSBY (15 June [or 13 September] 1766, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - died in infancy) [F]; Joseph GRIGSBY (6 January 1768, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - December 1820, Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee [en route home from Missouri, at the house of Mr. Sharp near Winchester]) [M]: m. Mary Ashley Warren SCOTT (1782, Virginia - 1856, Virginia), 8 December 1812, south side of the James River, Botetourt County, Virginia; Jane GRIGSBY (19 October 1769, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - 15 November 1832, Rockbridge County, Virginia: interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glasgow, Rockbridge County, Viriginia) [F]: m. William PAXTON (7 April 1757, Rockbridge County, Virginia, British North America - 27 December 1838, Rockbridge County, Virginia: interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glasgow, Rockbridge County, Viriginia), 21 June 1787, Augusta or Rockbridge County, Virginia [William PAXTON was the maternal uncle of Gen. Samuel ("Sam") Rutherford HOUSTON. See below.]; Rachel GRIGSBY (7 May 1771, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - 7 January 1841, Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia) [F]: m. Alexander MCNUTT (10 March 1754, Rockbridge County, Virginia, British North America - 29 March 1812, Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia), 1790, Rockbridge County, Virginia; Martha GRIGSBY (19 September 1772, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - 4 October 1868, Rockbridge County, Virginia) [F]: m. Alexander TRIMBLE (15 February 1762, <Rockbridge County>, Virginia, British North America- 22 November 1816, Holly Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia), 12 December 1793, Fruit Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia, solemnized by Rev. Samuel HOUSTON; Elisha GRIGSBY (17 May 1774, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - 24 May 1847, Rose Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia) [M]: m. Elizabeth Hawkins PORTER (21 September 1778, Virginia - 1 September 1843, Rose Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia), 27 May 1796, Rockbridge County, Virginia; Elizabeth GRIGSBY (10 March 1776, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - 13 December 1842, Rockbridge County, Virginia: interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glasgow, Rockbridge County, Viriginia): m. William MCNUTT (16 April 1774, Rockbridge County, Virginia - 10 December 1836, Rockbridge County, Virginia), 24 July 1806, Fruit Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia; and Reuben GRIGSBY (Served in the War of 1812 at the rank of captain) (5 July 1780, Culpeper County, Virginia - 1863, Hickory Hill, Rockbridge County, Virginia: interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glasgow, Rockbridge County, Viriginia) [M]: m. Verlinda Alexander PORTER (6 April 1793, Virginia - 1846, Hickory Hill, Roclbridge County, Virginia: interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glasgow, Rockbridge County, Viriginia), 26 February 1817, Orange County, Virginia.

Elizabeth Hawkins PORTER, the wife of Elisha GRIGSBY, and Verlinda Alexander PORTER, the wife of Reuben GRIGSBY, were the daughters of Abner PORTER (25 June 1743, Orange County, Virginia, British North America - 20 April 1812, Orange County, Virginia) and Hannah INGRAM. Abner PORTER and Elizabeth PORTER were among the offspring of Benjamin PORTER (ABT 1685, Old Rappahanock [now Spottsylvania] County, Virginia, British North America - 1761, Orange County, Virginia, British North America) and Ann CAMPBELL (ABT 1693, <County Down, Ireland> - BEF January 1761 [when Abner PORTER's Will was recorded]), 1713, Essex County, Virginia. Elisha and Reuben GRIGSBY, therefore, married their first cousins.

Rev. Samuel HOUSTON (1 January 1758, Hay's Creek, Rockbridge County, Virginia, British North America - 1 January 1839, Rockbridge County, Virginia: interment at his pastorate in High Bridge Churchyard, Rockbridge County, Virginia), by whom the marriage of Martha GRIGSBY and Alexander TRIMBLE was solemnized, was the son of John HOUSTON III (ABT 1716, County Antrim, Ireland - 1798, Logan County, Kentucky: interment at the Red River Meeting House on Whippoorwill Creek, Logan County, Kentucky) and Sarah TODD (29 May 1727, <Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, British North America or Ireland> - 25 May 1795, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee) who were married about 1750. John HOUSTON III was the brother of Robert HOUSTON (1720, Ireland - AFT 11 September 1760 [Will signed] and BEF May 19 1761 [Will proved], Augusta County, Virginia, British North America: interment at Blue Bell Cemetery, Timber Ridge, Maryville, Rockbridge County, Virginia), the husband of Mary DAVIDSON (ABT 1725, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - ABT September 1793, Timber Ridge, Maryville, Rockbridge County, Virginia: interment at Blue Bell Cemetery, Timber Ridge, Maryville, Rockbridge County, Virginia). Robert HOUSTON and Mary DAVIDSON engendered Maj. Samuel HOUSTON (12 February 1744/45, Borden's Tract, Timber Ridge, Maryville, Rockbridge County, Virginia - 22 September 1806, Dennis Callighan's Tavern House, Alleghany County, Virginia: interment at High Bridge Churchyard, Rockbridge County, Virginia) who married Elizabeth ("Liz") PAXTON (ABT 1760, Rockbridge County, Virginia, British North America - 18 August 1831, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee: interment at Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Bakers Creek, Blount County, Tennessee), on 12 February 1781 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. This Samuel HOUSTON and Elizabeth ("Liz") PAXTON engendered Gen. Samuel ("Sam") Rutherford HOUSTON (2 March 1793, Timber Ridge, Maryville, Rockbridge County, Virginia - 26 July 1863, Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, Confederate States of America: interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Walker County, Texas) who, on 2 January 1829, married Eliza (Elizabeth) H. ALLEN (2 December 1809, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee - 3 March 1861, Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee: interment 4 March 1861 at Gallatin City Cemetery, Sumner County, Tennessee) in Gallatin, Sumner County, Tennessee. [See Child 1: Eliza (Elizabeth) H. ALLEN under G0493B: John ALLEN in Descendants of Robert Allen (ABT 1674 - ABT 1775).] This Samuel ("Sam") Rutherford HOUSTON was, of course, the Governor of Tennessee and - as history has deemed him - the liberator of Texas. William PAXTON, the husband of Jane GRIGSBY, was the son of Thomas PAXTON (ABT 1719, Balleymoney, County Antrim, Ireland - 27 September 1788, Rockbridge County, Virginia: interment at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glasgow, Rockbridge County, Viriginia) and Elizabeth ("Betsy") MCCLUNG (1724, Coleraine, County Antrim, Ireland - 3 March 1773, Rockbridge County, Virginia: interment beside her husband at Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glasgow, Rockbridge County, Viriginia: epitaph reads "Here lieth the body of Elizabeth Paxton, who departed this life March 3, 1773, her age being 49 years"), and was, therefore the brother of Elizabeth PAXTON, the mother of Samuel ("Sam") Rutherford HOUSTON, President of the Republic of Texas. About Gen. Samuel ("Sam") Rutherford HOUSTON, see Sam Houston as Caius Marius.

Lyman Chalkley, in Chronicles of Augusta County, Virginia, abstracts the Will of Robert HOUSTON, dated 11 September 1760, as follows: Son John (infant) 95 acres on Collier Creek; son James (infant) 200 acres adjoining place testator lives on; son Samuel (infant) plantation testator lives on, 307 acres; daughter Elizabeth - 5 shillings, already provided for; daughters Ann, Esther, Margaret, and Mary; wife Mary, son John and brother Samuel HUSTON, executors. Witnesses: Daniel Lyle, Moses TRIMBLE, Sam'l McCroskey. Will proved 19 May 1761 by Lyle and TRIMBLE. Executors qualify with Daniel Lyle, John HUSTON as sureties.

The Will of John GRIGSBY, the son of John ("Soldier John") GRIGSBY and the husband of Winnifred ("Winney") Elizabeth BREEDING, dated 28 September 1826 in Hawkins County, Tennessee:

  Know all men by these presents that I John GRIGSBY of the County of Hawkins and State of Tennessee, being sick and weak of body but of sound mind and memory do this day make my last Will and Testament.

First of all, I give and commend my life into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to the Earth from whence it sprang.

I give and bequeath to my wife Winney GRIGSBY my negro man Will and his family, Viz: Susan, Frank and Gibson, as long as she lives.

I give and bequeath to my son Nathaniel GRIGSBY and Ashby GRIGSBY all my lands and tenaments lying on the south side of Holston River adjoining on the west to James Sanders' land and to James BREDEN's line on the east to be equally divided between them.

Nathaniel GRIGSBY is to have the part of the land I now live on, together with the buildings.

The said Nathaniel GRIGSBY and Ashby GRIGSBY are to have no part of the remainder of my lands.

My negro man Will is to be no longer a slave after the death of me and my wife Winney GRIGSBY; he shall be allowed to live with any of the children as he pleases or with anybody else.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Judy SMITH ten dollars out of my Estate and all I have gave her and no more.

I give to my daughter Elizabeth RUTHERFORD and John RUTHERFORD her husband ten dollars out of the Estate I now have and all I have gave them and no more.

I give to my daughter Fanny WOOD, dec'd and John WOOD her husband ten dollars out of my estate and all I have gave them and no more.

I give to my daughter Polly SMITH and James SMITH her husband ten dollars out of my estate and all I have gave them and no more.

I give to my daughter Winney RUTHERFORD and John RUTHERFORD her husband ten dollars out of my estate and all I have gave them and no more.

William GRIGSBY my son is to have $235.00 out of my estate over and above an equal share of the remainder of my estate lands excepted being indebted for the value and all I have gave him and no more.

James GRIGSBY is to have an equal share of my Estate, lands excepted.

Also Samuel GRIGSBY is to have an equal share of my Estate lands excepted.

John GRIGSBY is to have the price of a plantation out of my estate to be worth Five Hundred Dollars and equal part of the estate.

Nancy WEST and her husband James WEST is to have an equal share of my Estate, lands excepted.

Lucy MURREL [or HERRIAL - see the manuscript] is to have an equal share of my estate, lands excepted, and negro Ede and negro Alcy also.

I give to my two grand daughters Louisiana SMITH and Minerva SMITH a negro girl named Rose and all I have give them shall be theirs and no more.

So this my last Will and Testament whereunto I have set my hand and affixed my seal, This twenty eighth day of September, 1826.

N.B. I will that my son James GRIGSBY be appointed Guardian for Louisiana and Manerva SMITH, my grand daughters over the negroes I have gave them above mentioned.

John x GRIGSBY [Seal] [his mark]

Witness: Jesse Creech

Between Frances ("Fanny") GRIGSBY, the first wife of John WOOD, Jr. and Abigail GRIGSBY, the paternal grandmother of John WOOD, Jr., the relationship is untraced.

Note 5: Sinnett ("Harry") ATWOOD, the husband of Letitia (Lettice) WOOD, was the son of *Gilbert ATWOOD (ABT 1732, Westmoreland County, Virginia, British North America - 1818, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia) and *Nancy Ann YOUNG (1734, Westmoreland County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1795, Warren County, Virginia) who were married in 1752 in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Note 6: The Will of Benjamin WOOD was signed 5 November 1828 and was proved 12 May 1829. The executors of his Will were Wharton Jones and Benjamin H. WOOD. The witnesses to his Will were John KOONTZ and Christian Horn. In the Will, his children are named as Hadad, Harrison, David, William F., and Nancy. He calls his home, his farm, "Cedar Point," which name was, in fact, used by the first Post Office. Cedar Point later became Rileyville.

Benjamin WOOD, for three years, during the Revolutionary War, served in the First Virginia Regiment.

Sarah FALLIS (FOLLIS), the first wife of Benjamin WOOD, was the daughter of Jacob FALLIS (FOLLIS) (ABT 1751, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - 14 July 1797, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia) and Sarah SPRINGER (ABT 1756, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - 9 October 1809, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia) who were married 7 December 1775 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Jacob FALLIS (FOLLIS). Jacob FALLIS (FOLLIS) was a veteran of the Revolutionary War (17th Mounted Militia).

The bondsman for Elizabeth Pasquette ABBOT's marriage to Benjamin WOOD was Robert Turner.

Note 7: The Will of Joshua WOOD was signed 8 April 1858 and was recorded 26 July 1858. The executor of his Will was Nicholas W. Yager. The witnesses to the Will were E. W. WOOD, William Corbin, and Benjamin WOOD. In the United States Census of 1850 for Page County, Virginia, Joshua WOOD is said to be a farmer.

Note 8: Mary JONES, the wife of Joshua WOOD, was the daughter of George JONES and Margaret MORGAN.

Note 9: Edwin YOUNG, the husband of Nancy WOOD, was the son of Sinnit YOUNG (1740, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - 14 February 1811, Montgomery County, Kentucky) and Barsheba CATLETT (1750, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - 1830, Montgomery County, Kentucky) who, in Virginia, were married in 1765.

Note 10: Nehemiah ("King") WOOD, Jr. is often said to have been first married to Susannah RADER. And, indeed, Virginia Marriages to 1800 shows that a Nehemiah WOOD was indeed married to Susanna RADER, in Shenandoah County, Virginia, on 10 June 1793. However, it is not possible that Nehemiah ("King") WOOD, Jr. was ever married to Susanna RADER.

Eve RUFFNER was the daughter of Joseph RUFFNER (25 September 1740, Ruffner Homestead [now in Luray], Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia - 23 March 1803, Charleston, Kanawha County, Virginia [now West Virginia]: interment at Ruffner Hollow (now Rifleman's Memorial Park), Charleston, Kanawha County, Virginia [now West Virginia]) and Ann HIESTAND (15 October 1742 - 19 August 1820, Charleston, Kanawha County, Virginia [now West Virginia]: interment at Ruffner Hollow (now Rifleman's Memorial Park), Charleston, Kanawha County, Virginia [now West Virginia]).

In The West Virginia Historical Magazine, vol. 1, no. 3 (July 1910), p. 38, an article written by Dr. William Henry Ruffner (1876 - 1908) in May 1901 shows that:

  "In a few days after his purchase <of land in the Kanawha Valley of Virginia> Joseph <RUFFNER> started back to Shenandoah, and in the autumn of the same year (1795) he removed his family to Kanawha, excepting his oldest and only married son, David, who remained another year in Shenandoah. Five unmarried grown sons came with their parents, namely, Joseph, Jr., Samuel, Tobias, Daniel and Abraham. The only daughter, Eve, was married about this time to Nehemiah WOODS, who settled in Ohio."

Eve RUFFNER, therefore was married to Nehemiah ("King") WOOD, Jr. previous to 1800.

The children known to have been engendered by Nehemiah ("King") WOOD, Jr. before his marriage to Jane DOUGHERTY were: Bethsama WOOD (21 October 1796, <Shenandoah County, Virginia> - 18 May 1862) [F]: m. Samuel WATSON, 2 November 1815, Gallia County, Ohio; Andrew G. WOOD (1799, Shenandoah County, Virginia - 11 February 1879, Canal Lewisville, Coshocton County, Ohio) [M]: m1. Mary FEE (of Hardin County, Ohio; died in 1836, in Roscoe, Jackson Township, Coshocton County, Ohio), 16 January 1824, Gallia County, Ohio: m2. Edith COOK (née BUTLER; daughter of Thomas BUTLER; widow of Joseph COOK) (1808 - 17 March 1877, near Canal Lewisville, Coshocton County, Ohio: interment at Pioneer Cemetery, Coshocton County, Ohio), 12 March 1837; Noah WOOD (1 August 1800, Charleston, Kanawha County, Virginia [now West Virginia] - 7 January 1872, Gallia County, Ohio interment at Salem Baptist Church, Rio Grande, Gallia County, Ohio) [M]: m. Mary Ann GRAHAM (<Gallia County, Ohio>, December 1802 - 3 August 1887 interment at Salem Baptist Church, Rio Grande, Gallia County, Ohio), 30 December 1824, Gallia County, Ohio; Harrison WOOD (7 September 1802, Charleston, Kanawha County, Virginia [now West Virginia] - 12 February 1877, Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio interment in Rio Grande, Gallia County, Ohio) [M]: m1. Mary RICKABAUGH (daughter of Adam RICKABAUGH and Catherine KOONTZ) (Gallia County, Ohio, 5 February 1806 - 15 July 1835, Gallia County, Ohio), 18 September 1825, Gallia County, Ohio: m2. Mary BING (née MAUCK; daughter of Joseph MAUCK and Elizabeth BUZWELL; widow of William BING) (19 April 1806, Virginia - 9 February 1868), 6 April 1840, Gallia County, Ohio: m3. Permelia ATWOOD (née RIDGEWAY; daughter of David RIDGEWAY and Elizabeth WAGONER; widow of Nehemiah ATWOOD) (1802, Gallia County, Ohio - 9 March 1885, Gallia County, Ohio interment at Calvary Baptist Church cemetery), 1 November 1870; William Maure WOOD (7 August 1804, Charleston, Kanawha County, Virginia [now West Virginia] - 2 January 1880) [M]: m1. Mary KOONTZ (4 October 1799, Rockingham County, Virginia - 5 April 1857, Gallia County, Ohio), 29 March 1827, Rockingham County, Virginia): m2. Sarah M. SHIERS, 16 December 1858, Gallia County, Ohio; Charles C. WOOD (1807, Gallia County, Ohio - 15 July 1879, Gallia County, Ohio interment at Calvary Baptist Church cemetery) [M]: m1. Phoebe Ann KOONTZ (27 July 1809, Rockingham County, Virginia - ?), 5 February 1840, Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio, by Rev. Anthony:1 m2. Nancy WOLFENBARGER, 18 July 1841, Gallia County, Ohio; Joseph P. WOOD (9 February 1809, Gallia County, Ohio - 1 February 1899 interment at North San Juan, Yuba County, California) [M]: m1. Polly MATTHEWS, 30 August 1827, Gallia County, Ohio: m2. Susan UNKNOWN, ABT 1845: m3. Mary Elizabeth YOUNG (daughter of Charles Conrad YOUNG and Margaret JAMES) (ABT 1845 - ?), 17 May 1870, <Maysville, Coshocton County, Ohio>; Luther Davis WOOD (ABT 1811, Gallia County, Ohio - ABT 1848 interment in Rio Grande, Gallia County, Ohio) [M]: m. Lucinda WOOD, 1 September 1834, Page County, Virginia; James Perry WOOD (ABT 1813, Gallia County, Ohio - 15 August 1863 interment at Calvary Baptist Church cemetery, Rio Grande, Gallia County, Ohio) [M]: m. Rebecca MAUCK (1813, Ohio - 29 May 1879), 3 September 1835, Ohio; and Lewis N. WOOD (1818, Gallia County, Ohio - ?) [M].

  Editorial Note:
   
  1. According to Leo G. and Hazel P. Lawler (1233 Seacobeck St., Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401), Nehemiah Wood of Shenandoah County, Virginia, Hazeleo Publishers, Fredericksburg Virginia, the first wife of Charles C. WOOD was Mary HUTENSPILER. But this, like their claim that Nehemiah ("King") WOOD, Jr. was first married to Susanna RADER, begs verification. The marriage of Charles C. WOOD to Phoebe Ann KOONTZ, "late of Rockingham County, Virginia" seems at least to have had the benefit of publication in newsprint.

The death certificate of Andrew G. WOOD, the son of Nehemiah ("King") WOOD, Jr., proves that his mother was Eve RUFFNER:

 

CERTIFIED COPY OF DEATH RECORD

The State of Ohio, Coshocton County.                                                                                                    Court of Common Pleas
                                                                                                            
                                                                       Probate Division
Date of Record 1880 A. D. 19
       

No. 159

Name in full    Andrew G. Wood   

Date of Death ¾ Year 1880 Month  February  Day  20 

Condition ¾ (Married, Single or Widowed),  Married 

Age ¾ Years   80  , Months  0  Days  0 

Place of Death   Canal Lewisville, Ohio  

Place of Birth  Virginia 

Occupation  (not given)  

Name of Parents (when infant without name):

Father  Nehemiah Wood

Mother  Eve (Wood)

Color  White

Cause of Death  Lung Fever

Last Place of Residence  Canal Lewisville

           . . .           

The State of Ohio,  Coshocton  County

                                                       I, the undersigned, certify that I am a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division, within and for said County, which is a Court of Record; that I am an ex-officio Clerk of said Court, and by law the custodian of the records and papers required by law to be kept in said Court; and that among others a Record of Deaths was heretofore required by law to be kepot therein; and that the foregoing is a true and correct transcript from said record of Deaths, Vol.  1  Page  183  now in this office.

                                                                                                         Witness my signature and the seal of said Court,
                                                                                                          at  Coshocton  Ohio, this  7th 
                                                                                                          day of   April 1981

                                                                                                           C. Fenning Pierce 
                                                                                                          Judge

                                                                                                          By /s/ Matilda J. Porteus, Deputy Clerk

The death certificate reports the demise of Andrew G. WOOD as having occurred 20 February 1880. However, his obituary, published 18 February 1879, reports the date as 11 February 1879. It may be that his death was not actually recorded until 20 February 1880:

  From the Coshocton Democrat, February 18, 1879, p. 3:
   
  Died at his residence on Thursday evening, February 11th.  Mr. Andrew G. Wood in the 81st. year of his age.  He was born in Shenandoah County, Virginia and came to southern Ohio in 1812.  In 1824 he married Miss Mary Fee of Hardin County.  His public career commenced as contractor on the Ohio Canal, near Chillicothe.  After completing some heavy sections on that portion of the canal, at the request of Alfred Kelley he came to Coshocton County and completed several difficult sections on this portion of the canal which had been abandoned by the contractors.  He was one of Mr. Kelley's favorite contractors.  He also constructed several sections of the Walhonding Canal.  During the period he was constructing the Ohio Canal, he purchased the lands on which he has resided at the time of his death.  He was a resident of Coshocton County for the past fifty years.

His first wife died at Roscoe in 1836.  In 1837 he married Mrs. Edith Cook, widow of Joseph Cook, and daughter of Thomas Butler.  He was a member of the M. E. Church and died in the firm belief of redemption through Christ, retaining his mental faculties until the last hour.  He leaves a family of six grown up children, twenty-eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and many personal friends to mourn their loss.  He was a well known, energetic and enterprising citizen.  The services were conducted by Rev. Brown of the Coshocton M. E. Church.

Andrew G. WOOD, in 1877, was predeceased by Edith COOK, his second wife:

  From the Coshocton Democrat 13 March 1877:
   
  Edith, wife of Andrew G. Wood, residing near Canal Lewisville, died last Wednesday night after a brief illness of Lung fever.  She was in the 70th. year of her age.  She was interred in the Coshocton Cemetery1 on Sunday last.

Editorial Note:

  1. The Coshocton Cemetery is now known as the Pioneer Cemetery.

From the Coshocton Age, 15 March 1877, p. 2:

  With much regret we announce the death of another old resident, Mrs. Andrew G. Wood, a lady much loved and respected by all who knew her.  After a brief but painful illness she died at midnight of Wednesday last and on Sunday her remains were interred in the Coshocton Cemetery.  An impressive church service was held immediately before burial, at Canal Lewisville, near her home and was largely attended by her neighbors and friends from this and other localities.

In 1872, Andrew G. WOOD was predeceased by his brother, Noah WOOD:

  From the Coshocton Democrat, 27 February 1872:
   
  Mr. Noah Wood, brother of A. G. Wood, Esq.; of this county, died suddenly of congestion of the lungs at his residence in Gallia County, on the 7th. ult. in the 72nd year of his age.

It seems clear, therefore, that Eve RUFFNER was the mother of both Andrew G. WOOD and Noah WOOD and that, until her death in 1821, she was mother to all the offspring of Nehemiah ("King") WOOD, Jr. It is possible, but not now demonstrable, that Susanna RADER may have been a third wife to Nehemiah WOOD, Sr. There is no known date of death for Dinah SANDY, the second wife of Nehemiah WOOD, Sr.

With the exception of Bethsama WOOD, who was married to Samuel WATSON, all the children of Nehemiah ("King") WOOD, Jr. are named in the division of his landed estate which occurred some years after his death:

  From Henrietta C. Evans and Mary P. Wood, Abstracts of Gallia County Chancery Records: 1835 - 1852 (typescript, Gallipolis, Ohio: 1984):
   
  Andrew, Noah, Harrison, and William M. WOOD, of full age, and Joseph, Davis, James P., Lewis, Nancy, Margarita WOOD, under 21, and Jane WOOD, widow of Nehemiah WOOD, heirs. Nehemiah died in 1823 or 1824. All land was ordered sold. Plots drawn.

The offspring of Nehemiah ("King") WOOD, Jr. and his second wife, Jane DOUGHERTY, were: Nancy WOOD (20 June 1822, Gallia County, Ohio - 1 June 1884, Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio interment at Calvary Baptist Church cemetery, Rio Grande, Gallia County, Ohio) [F]: m1. Richard Speer KERR (16 January 1807, Green Township, Gallia County, Ohio - 15 August 1858, Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio interment at Watson Cemetery, Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio), 23 February 1839, Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio: m2. Charles Stephen GOOCH, 23 November 1852; and Margarita WOOD (2 December 1824, Gallia County, Ohio - 6 September 1873, Gallia County, Ohio) [F].

Note 11: Jane DOUGHERTY, the second wife of Nehemiah ("King") WOOD, Jr., was the daughter of John DOUGHERTY and Hadasie ALDER and was second married to William RIDGWAY (1 June 1800, near Indian Nation, Georgia - 3 March 1822, Ohio). About Jane DOUGHERTY and Nehemiah ("King") WOOD, see Gallia County Ohio Pioneer Families; Gallia County Historical Society, Cemeteries of Raccoon Township, Gallia County, Ohio; and H. H. Hardesty, History of Gallia County, Ohio (1882 [reprinted 1976]).

From: Ohio: The Cross Road of Our Nation: Records & Pioneer Families. July - September, 1963, Volume IV, No. III. Published by Esther Weygandt Powell:

  WOOD, Sylvester P. - Son of William M. and Mary (KOONTZ) WOOD. William was born in Va. August 7, 1804 and Mary born March ?9, 1827 (sic) in Rockingham Co., Va. and came to this county 1805. They had 7 children. Mary died April 5, 1857. William M. married 2nd Sarah SHIERS, December 16, 1858. They had Winfield S. who died young and Julia W. born 1861. Sylvester married 1st September 22, 1852 to Elizabeth BING born February 14, 1830, daughter of William and Mary (MAUCK) BING. She died April 7, 1869. They had Mary, Wm., Margaret, Nanny P., Elmore E., and Ida B. He married 2nd Lucretia CAHOON born here February 18, 1843, daughter of William C. & Evaline (WOOD) CAHOON. They were married May 14, 1871. Her parents came to this county in 1808. Her father died June 5, 1860 and mother died November 22, 1870. Lewis R. WOOD, brother of Sylvester (above) born May 17, 1833, married here April 17, 1856 Elizabeth BRANDBURY, daughter of Henry and Mary (BLAGG) BRANDBURY. Lewis and Elizabeth had: Wm. P., Harrison H., Laura and Flora, twins, and Charles E.

WOOD, Harrison - Born Charleston, W.Va. September 7, 1802, son of Nehemiah and Eva (RUFFNER) WOOD, who came here in 1805. Nehemiah died September 21, 1824 born here February 9, 1806, daughter of Adam and Mary (KOONTZ) RICKABAUGH who came to this county in 1800. Harrison and Mary were married September 18, 1825 and had: Bethsama born 1827, Andrew J. born 1829, John H. born 1831, Caroline born 1832 and David R. 1835-1871. Eva died July 15, 1835. Harrison married 2nd April 6, 1840 to Mary (MAUCK) BING, widow of Wm. BING by whom she had Nancy BING born July 13, 1828 and Elizabeth BING born February 14, 1830. Mary was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (BUZWELL) MAUCK. She was born April 19, 1806 and died February 9, 1868. Harrison married 3rd Permelia (RIDGEWAY) ATWOOD, widow of Nehemiah ATWOOD, who died December 1869 and had no children. Permelia was born 1802 and was daughter of David and Elizabeth (WAGONER) RIDGWAY. Harrison and Permelia were married November 1, 1870 and had no children. Andrew J., son of Harrison killed in Civil War. John H. WOOD (Above) born February 18, 1831 married April 8, 1868 to Amantha S. ROACH, born here June 2, 1839, daughter of Simeon and Diana (KOONTZ) Roach. Simeon ROACH came to this county from Rockingham Co., Va. in 1828. John and Amantha had: Harry, Mary, Carrie and Nellie

RIDGWAY, William - Born June 1, 1800, near Indian Nation, Georgia, son of David and Elizabeth (WAGONER) RIDGWAY who came to this county 1803. William married here November 7, 1825 to Jane DOUGHERTY born June 8, 1801 Monroe Co., W.Va., daughter of John and Hadasie (ALDER) DOUGHERTY who settled in this county in 1818. William and Jane had: David 1828-1853, Augustus born 1830, John J. born 1832, Edward N. born 1833 (lived Fayette Co., Ohio), Junius N. born 1835, Wm born 1837, Permelia born 1838 deceased, and Mary born 1840 deceased. Jane had married 1st August 11, 1821, here to Nehemiah WOOD Jr., son of Nehemiah WOOD Sr., born Shenandoah Co., Va. 1770 and died 1824, leaving wife and 2 children: Nancy born 1822 and Magnitia born 1824, died 1873.

Note 12: Nehemiah ("King") WOOD, Jr: Settlement of Estate:

  Transcribed from Microfilm by Tammy and Steve Barber:
   
 

APPRAISEMENT AND SALE BILL OF THE ESTATE

OF NEHEMIAH WOOD

At a Court held for Kanawha County at the Court House thereof on Monday the 8th day of August 1825.

This appraisement of the estate of Nehemiah WOOD decd amounting to $1925. Was this day presented in Court and ordered to be recorded.

In Pursuant to an order of the County Court of Kanawha County held at the Court on the 14th day of June, 1826, and directed to us James Wilson, W. R. Cox, Walter Trimble, James Bream, and George H. Patrick or any there of them and in obediance to said order we the undersigned being first duly sworn have proceeded to appraise the following slaves belonging to the Estate of Nehemiah WOOD decl<are> and report as follows

1 negro man named Edmund aged 22 $400.00

1 negro woman named Maria aged 45 $200.00

1 negro boy named Nelson aged 18 $400.00

1 negro girl named Nancy aged 15 $300.00

1 negro girl named Sarah aged 12 $250.00

1 negro girl named Felina aged 9 $150.00

1 negro girl named Jane aged 4 $125.00

1 negro boy named Charles aged 1 $100.00

James Wilson, William R Cox, Walter Trimble

And at a court held as aforesaid

This sale Bill of the Estate of Nehemiah WOOD decd amounting to $2,005 was this day presented in court and ordered to be recorded.

An inventory of the amount of the estate of Nehemiah WOOD deceased by Daniel RUFFNER & Noah the administrator of said Estate to Wit

A Negro boy Edmund sold to R. Cox for $395.00

A negro boy Nelson sold to James Hougs $400.00

Sarah & Felena sold to James Staton $562.00

Nancy sold to John Bartlett $320.00

Jane sold to Jam.. Morris $162.00

The above property sold at public auction to the highest bidder payable by instalments as follows one third in hand, one third in six months and the residue in 12 months. On which the administrators have received $1,645.33. The residue is still in the hands of the purchasers.

Daniel RUFFNER, Noah WOOD by Daw RUFFNER Atn.

   

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G0494A: William WOOD [004]
Birth: 1756, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America
Death: BEF 6 April, 1816, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia
Father: Nehemiah WOOD (Sr.) (ABT 1731, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - 3 October 1816, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia: interment at Homeplace, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia)
Mother: Abigail GRIGSBY (1735/40, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 1798, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia: interment at Homeplace, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia)

Marriage: 1776, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia
Spouse: Margaret MUNROE (ABT 1759, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 6 April, 1816, Shenandoah County, Virginia)

Child 1: Lydia WOOD (1778, Shenandoah County, Virginia - 1850, Shenandoah County, Virginia) [F]: m. *William ATWOOD (1776, Shenandoah County, Virginia - ?), 13 October 1800, Shenandoah County, Virginia [Dennit ATWOOD, bondsman]

Child 2: James WOOD (1785, Shenandoah County, Virginia - AFT 7 March 1853 [Will signed] and BEF 16 September 1853 [Will proved], Wilson County, Tennessee) [M]: m. Elizabeth ALLEN (1785, Shenandoah County, Virginia - AFT 16 September 1853 / ABT 1880, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee), 10 September 1810, Shenandoah County, Virginia [See G0493A: Elizabeth ALLEN in Antecedents and Descendants of Moses Allen, Sr. (2 November 1754 - 22 August 1843).]

Child 3: Jesse WOOD (ABT 1789, Shenandoah County, Virginia - ?) [M]

Child 4: Edy WOOD (ABT 1801, Shenandoah County, Virginia - ?) [F]: m. William ALLEN (ABT 1798 - ?), 31 May 1821, Shenandoah County, Virginia [David WOOD, bondsman]

Note 1: Shenandoah County, Virginia, Deed Book R, page 487 names William ATWOOD and Lydia his wife as heirs of William WOOD, deceased.

Note 2: William ATWOOD, the husband of Lydia WOOD, was the son of *John R. ATWOOD (1755, Westmoreland County, Virginia, British North America - BY 12 August 1811, Warren County [northeast], Virginia) and Elizabeth ("Betsy") ROY (1759, Shenandoah County, Virginia, British North America - 1825, Shenandoah County, Virginia) who were married 25 May 1780, in Shenandoah County, Virginia. Will Book K, for Warren County, Virginia shows that the Will of William ATWOOD was recorded 12 August 1811.

Elizabeth ("Betsy") ROY, the wife of John R. ATWOOD, was the daughter of John ROY (Will signed 12 February 1813 and proved 13 April 1813, Shenandoah County, Virginia) and Unknown UNKNOWN. John ROY was second married to Jean UNKNOWN. Her siblings were: James ROY [M]: m. Lydia MOREHEAD, 3 February 1798, Fauquier County, Virginia; William ROY [M]: m. Anna STINSON, 6 October 1802, Shenandoah County, Virginia; Elijah ROY (ABT 1768, Shenandoah County, Virginia, British North America - Will proved 24 December 1840, Warren County, Virginia) [M]: m. Susannah LAWRENCE (ABT 1766, <Prince William County>, Virginia - BEF September 1798, Shenandoah County, Virginia), 30 September 1790, Shenandoah County [See below, G0493A: James WOOD, note 10.]; and Susannah ROY [F]: m. Thomas GRUBBS, 28 February 1795, Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Lydia MOREHEAD, the wife of James ROY, was the daughter of Alexander MOREHEAD (Will signed 18 July 1816, Will proved 26 August 1816, Fauquier County, Virginia) and Unknown UNKNOWN. Her siblings were: Mary MOREHEAD [F]: m. Josias OLIVER, 28 August 1789, Fauquier County, Virginia; Charles MOREHEAD (Will signed 6 July 1817, Will proved 28 February 1838, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]; Joel MOREHEAD [M]; William MOREHEAD [M]; Alexander MOREHEAD [M]; and John MOREHEAD.

Anna STINSON, the wife of William ROY, was the daughter of James STINSON (Will signed 10 January 1825, Will proved 8 November 1830, Shenandoah County, Virginia) and Mary KELLY (1757 - 1832). Her siblings were: John STINSON (14 February 1783, Pennsylvania - 19 June 1869, Flint Hill, Warren County, Virginia) [M]: m. Mary ("Polly") ROY (ABT 1790 - 23 March 1855, Flint Hill, Warren County, Virginia), 3 April 1832, Shenandoah County, Virginia [See below, G0493A: James WOOD, note 10.]; and James STINSON (ABT 1790, Virginia - Will signed 10 May 1867, Will proved 17 May 1867, Warren County, Virginia) [M]: m. Sally Norris ROY (ABT 1801, Shenandoah County, Virginia - 4 September 1854, Warren County, Virginia), 20 January 1817, Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Sally Norris ROY, the wife of James STINSON, was the daughter of James ROY and Lydia MOREHEAD.

   

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G0493A: James WOOD [003]
Birth: 1785, Shenandoah County, Virginia
Death: AFT 7 March 1853 (Will signed) and BEF 16 September 1853 (Will proved), Wilson County, Tennessee
Father: William WOOD (1756, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 6 April, 1816, Shenandoah County, Virginia)
Mother: Margaret MUNROE (1760, Rileyville, Shenandoah [now Page] County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1801, Shenandoah County, Virginia)

Marriage: 10 September 1810, Shenandoah County, Virginia
Spouse: Elizabeth ALLEN (1785, Shenandoah County, Virginia - AFT 16 September 1853 / ABT 1880, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee) [See G0493A: Elizabeth ALLEN in Antecedents and Descendants of Moses Allen, Sr. (2 November 1754 - 22 August 1843).]

Child 1: Martha WOOD (1811, Shenandoah County, Virginia - AFT 1870, Smith County, Tennessee) [F]: m. Alexander J(ones?) COMPTON (1809, Culpeper County, Virginia - 1855, Smith County, Tennessee), 4 September 1827, Wilson County, Tennessee [See G0492A: Alexander J(ones?) COMPTON in Descendants of John F. Compton (BEF 1644 - AFT 29 May 1713 and BEF 5 March 1718).]

Child 2: Moses Allen WOOD (20 April 1813, Shenandoah County, Virginia - 18 March 1884, Wilson or DeKalb County, Tennessee) [M]: m1. Delilah LAWRENCE (13 August 1819, Wilson County, Tennessee - 7 June 1880, in or near Alexandria, DeKalb County, Tennessee: interment at Eastview Cemetery, Alexandria, DeKalb County, Tennessee), 11 April 1839 (James Young, Justice of the Peace, officiating), Wilson County, Tennessee; m2. Mrs. M. N. DOSS, 29 September 1880, DeKalb County, Tennessee

Child 3: Margaret WOOD (9 August 1817, <Wilson County>, Tennessee or <Shenandoah County, Virginia> - 7 December 1856, Wilson County, Tennessee) [F]: m. Claiborne Wesley ("Wes") NEAL (11 November 1807, Tennessee - 1871, Wilson County, Tennessee), 2 November 1840, Wilson County, Tennessee

Child 4: James S. WOOD (ABT 1819, <Wilson County>, Tennessee or <Shenandoah County, Virginia> - AFT 12 January 1869 [Will signed] and BEF 17 September 1869 [Will proved], Wilson County, Tennessee [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 5: William J. ("Wiltz") WOOD (1 June 1820, Shenandoah County, Virginia - 10 March 1889, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee) [M]: m1. Jane C. NEAL (20 February 1820 - 21 January 1857, Wilson County, Tennessee: interment at Wood Cemetery on the old Burkett Everett Place in Mt Juliet [located west of Mt. Juliet Road between Highway 70 and Mt. Juliet])), 8 November 1849, Wilson County, Tennessee; m2. Elizabeth Letitia ALEXANDER (ABT 1826, Mt. Juliet, Wilson County, Tennessee - AFT 1900, <Wilson County>, Tennessee)

Child 6: Susan WOOD (1827, <Wilson County>, Tennessee - ?) [F]: m. Thomas KITTRELL (1825, North Carolina - ?), 25 December 1834 (William Laurence, Justice of the Peace, officiating), Wilson County, Tennessee

Child 7: Yandell WOOD (1827, <Wilson County>, Tennessee - AFT 18 May 1863) [M]: m. Harriet R. SNEED (1834, DeKalb County, Tennessee - ?)

Note 1: The marriage bond of James WOOD and Elizabeth ALLEN is recorded in Shenandoah County, Virginia Marriage Book: 1772 - 1850. The bond is dated 10 September 1810 and shows that Elizabeth ALLEN was the daughter of Moses ALLEN who acted as bondsman.

Note 2: In the United States Census of 1850 for Wilson County, Tennessee, Civil District 13, 3 November 1850, the domicile of James WOOD, farmer, said to be 65 years of age and to have been born in Virginia, is enumerated as household number 1594. Residing with him is his wife, Elizabeth ALLEN, said to be 65 years of age and to have been born in Virginia, and a Mary KILE, 11 years of age and said to have been born in Tennessee.

Note 3: From Wilson County, Tennesse Miscellaneous Records 1800-1875 (Partlow), p.108 - Wills and Inventories 1853-1858:

  The Will of James WOOD was signed 7 March 1853. The Will mentions wife Elizabeth WOOD and children Martha COMPTON, Susan KITTRELL, Moses A. WOOD, Margaret NEAL, William J. WOOD, Yandell WOOD, and J. S. WOOD. The executors of James WOOD's estate were Moses A. WOOD and William J. WOOD. Witnesses to the decedant's signature were: Jonathan C. Doss and James P. Doss. The Will was recorded 16 September 1853.

Note 4: William J. WOOD, the son of James WOOD, was a maker of coffins. Copies of the ledgers of his business are on file in the Genealogy Department of the Mt. Juliet Library. From the researches of Jesse Clay MARLER, which were conducted in the 1940s and 1950s, it is known that the nickname of William J. WOOD was "Wiltz."

In Thomas Partlow's Wilson County, Tennessee Guardian Settlements: 1863 - 1875, William J. WOOD is named guardian of his son William T. WOOD, a minor heir of L.Y. NEAL. The guardianship was recorded 10 July 1868. Lunsford Yandell NEAL had died in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi 11 April 1856.

The Will of Lunsford Yandell NEAL was an object of legal contest. According to the Wilson County, Tennessee Court Minutes, John B. SCOBEY, executor, filed suit, on 20 January 1857, against W. J. WOOD and wife Jane, Jane NEAL, Claiborne W. NEAL, William G. NEAL, William C. BRANCH by his guardian W. H. HARRIS, Joseph B. SCOBEY, Robert Z. SCOBEY, and Mary Jane SCOBEY, infants who are legatees in the Will of L. Y. NEAL.

Jane C. NEAL, the wife of William J. WOOD and the mother of William T. WOOD, died on the day following John B. SCOBEY's filing of the suit, 21 January 1857. William T. WOOD, therefore, remained as heir to his mother's portion of the estate of her brother, Lunsford Yandell NEAL.

Note 5: William J. WOOD, the son of James WOOD, signed his Will 23 February 1889 in Wilson County, Tennessee:

  Wilson County, State of Tennessee, Feby 23 1889

As I, W. J. WOOD, am now in my sixty ninth year of my life I will now write my will how I wish my estate divided after my death.

First: I wish my daughter Ruth to have (130.00) one hundred and thirty dollars in money to make her equal with W. T. WOOD - M. E. BASS as to horse and cow.

Second: I hold a claim on W. T. WOOD of two hundred dollars this gives him one half of. I give to my daughter Mary the other hundred.

Third: After all of my just debts and funeral expenses is paid my wife shall have and hold all other moneys and personal property. She shall also have and hold all of my real estate here. I request her to give our daughter Ruth a living out of the proceeds of farms as long as she Ruth may be single.

Fourth: At my wife's death it is my will that T. L. FINNEY shall have all the personal effects she may have on hand.

It is also my wish that W. T. WOOD shall have a certain portion of my lands - boarded [recte: bordered] as follows - Beginning at my north west corner John T. Gleaves lives . . . (Property description is here.)

Fifth: After the above survey the balance of my land shall go to my two daughters Mary and Ruth they shall be equal in [indecipherable]

I now sign this my last will and should I die before it is witnessed it is my request that it shall be set up as my will.

The testimony of a witness is written (J. P. Cawthorn)

Recorded by J. W. Britton, 9 April 1889 (pp. 489-90)

Note 6: William .J. WOOD died at his home on 10 March 1889. Francis Harmon BASS, the husband of Mary Elizabeth WOOD [see below, Note 7], reported that he was at the house of William J. WOOD on Thursday after the burial on Monday.

Note 7: William J. WOOD was first married to Jane C. NEAL (20 February 1820 - 21 January 1857, Wilson County, Tennessee: interment at Walter Reeves place, up Hearn Hill Road, near Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee) on 8 November 1849, in Wilson County, Tennessee. Jane C. NEAL, the daughter of William NEAL, Jr. and Jane <GREEN?>, died in childbirth. She and the twins whom she was carrying lie interred in the Wood Cemetery on the old Burkett Everett place in Mt Juliet (located west of Mt. Juliet Road between Highway 70 and Mt. Juliet). About Jane C. NEAL and her immediate system of kinship, see G0491A: Richard ("Uncle Dick") MARLER, note 5, in Antecedents and Descendants of Richard Marler (1 August 1823 - 28 June 1903).

William J. WOOD, sometime between 1857 and 1860, was second married to Elizabeth Letitia ALEXANDER (1826, Mt. Juliet, Wilson County, Tennessee - AFT 1900, <Wilson County>, Tennessee). Elizabeth Letitia ALEXANDER was the daughter of Benjamin ALEXANDER (1785, Alamance, Guilford County, North Carolina - 22 July 1866, Mt. Juliet, Wilson County, Tennessee and Sarah ("Sallie") CLOYD (1 February 1789, Wytheville, Montgomery County, Virginia - 1864, Mt. Juliet, Wilson County, Tennessee), who were married 24 July 1806 in Wilson County, Tennessee. The family ALEXANDER is said to include Cherokee ancestry. About 1801, Benjamin ALEXANDER, in the Donnell Settlement, taught the first school in Wilson County.

Elizabeth Letitia ALEXANDER had been first married 15 March 1848 (Rev. John Beard officiating), in Wilson County, Tennessee, to Horace C. FINNEY (1822, Mt. Juliet, Wilson County, Tennessee - AFT August 1855 and BEF December 1859, Wilson County, Tennessee) by whom she engendered Thomas Lowry FINNEY (April 1856, Wilson County, Tennessee - AFT 1900, Wilson County, Tennessee).

By William J. WOOD, Elizabeth Letitia ALEXANDER engendered Mary Elizabeth WOOD (20 August 1860, Wilson County, Tennessee - 5 March 1941, Mt. Juliet, Wilson County, Tennessee: interment at Bass Family Cemetery, located about one mile from Highway 70 on Bass Lane, south of the highway, 1/4 mile west of Cooks Church) [F]: m. Francis Harmon ("Frank") BASS (21 October 1857, Wilson County, Tennessee - 22 May 1925: interment at Bass Family Cemetery, located about one mile from Highway 70 on Bass Lane, south of the highway, 1/4 mile west of Cooks Church), 20 November 1879, Wilson County, Tennessee, solemnized by Rev. G. L. Staley; and Jennie Ruth WOOD (9 May 1866, Wilson County, Tennessee - ?) [F]: m. W. A. GLEAVES (1852, <Tennessee> - ?), 5 December 1892, Wilson County, Tennessee.

United States Census for 1900, Wilson County, Tennessee:

  BASS, Frank, born October 1857
Mary BASS, wife, born August 1860
Catie BASS, daughter, born March 1884 [This was Cader Thomas BASS (22 March 1884 - 18 October 1972) who married Horace Marcus "Mark" Garrett in Wilson County, Tennessee and who engendered eight children. The family still preserves her recipe for salt-rising "Cader Bread."]
Eva BASS, daughter, born September 1886 [Eva Mai BASS (6 October 1886 - 3 April 1903)]
Harry BASS, son, born February 1888 [Harry Lee BASS (7 February 1889 - 24 November 1910)]
Nellie BASS, daughter, born September 1890 [Nellie Dewitt BASS (12 January 1891 - 21 December 1983)]
Grady BASS, son, born August 1892 [Henry Grady BASS (22 August 1892 - 10 December 1974)]
Elizabeth WOOD, mother-in-law, born May 1822
Lary FINNY, brother-in-law, born April 1856

Another child born to Francis Harmon ("Frank") BASS and Mary Elizabeth WOOD was Minnie Hatton BASS (7 August 1880 - 9 March 1889). A unnamed infant son was born 30 August 1898 and died 15 October 1898.

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth WOOD:

  Wilson County News - Thursday, March 13, 1941

Mrs. Mary BASS, 81, after being being an invalid for about 40 years, died at the home of her son, Grady BASS, Wednesday, March 5 at 2:30 pm. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. J. E. Wolfe, Rev. B. B. Powers, and Elder R. V. Cawthon. Burial was in the family cemetery. Mrs. BASS is survived by son Grady and two daughters: Mrs. Nellie WALLER of Nashville and Mrs. Mark GARRETT. McMillan and Hibbett were in charge of arangements

W. A. GLEAVES, the husband of Jennie Ruth WOOD, was the son of John T. GLEAVES, M. D. (1823 - BEF 1893, Wilson County, Tennessee) and Tabitha P. MOORE (1827 - ?), who were married, in Davidson County, Tennessee, 7 April 1846. John T. GLEAVES, who practiced medicine at Green Hill, was a member of the 31st Tennessee Assembly (House of Representatives, 1855-57) and of the Tennessee Senate, 1877-79.

For more information about the family BASS, see "The Old Bass House" in The Chronicle published by the Mt. Juliet - West Wilson County Historical Society, Vol VII No. 2, May 1985.

Note 8: It was Joseph NEAL who stood as bondsman for the marriage of Susan WOOD and Thomas KITTRELL.

  United States Census for 1850, Civil District 3, Wilson County, Tennessee, 5 September 1850:

Thomas KITTRELL, age 25, farmer, born in North Carolina
Susan KITTRELL, age 23, born in Tennessee
Elizabeth S. KITTRELL, daughter, age 5, born in Tennessee
William KITTRELL, son, age 2, born in Tennessee

Note 9: Margaret WOOD and Claiborne Wesley ("Wes") NEAL:

  United States Census for 1850, Civil District 13, Wilson County, Tennessee, 7 November 1850:

Clabern (recte: Claiborne) W. NEAL, farmer, age 43, born in Tennessee
Margaret NEAL, age 33, born in Tennessee
James NEAL, son, age 21, born in Tennessee
Elizabeth NEAL, daughter, age 16, born in Tennessee
Susan NEAL, daughter, age 9, born in Tennessee
Manerva (recte: Minerva) NEAL, daughter, age 9, born in Tennessee
Thomas NEAL, son, age 5, son, born in Tennessee
Ellen NEAL, daughter, age 2, born in Tennessee

Note 10: For the marriage of Moses Allen WOOD and Delilah LAWRENCE, Robert Donnell signed as bondsman on 9 April 1839 (date of bond).

Delilah LAWRENCE was the daughter of Joseph B. LAWRENCE (ABT 1797, Fauquier County, Virginia - ABT 1848, Wilson County, Tennessee) and Mary ("Polly") NEAL (6 June 1799, .Lincoln County, Kentucky - ABT 15 September 1873, DeKalb County, Tennessee: interment at Eastview Cemetery, Alexandria, DeKalb County, Tennessee). Joseph B. LAWRENCE, who died about 1848 in Wilson County, Tennessee, was married to Mary ("Polly") NEAL on 27 June 1816 in Wilson County, Tennessee (marriage officiated by Thomas Durham, minister of the Gospel). [See Byron and Barbara Sistler, Early Middle Tennessee Marriages (Byron Sistler and Associates, Nashvillle, Tennessee: 1988]

After the death of Joseph B. LAWRENCE, Mary ("Polly") NEAL was married to William WRIGHT (ABT 1801, North Carolina - 5 October 1865, DeKalb County, Tennessee: interment at <Eastview Cemetery>, Alexandria, DeKalb County, Tennessee) on 28 August 1849, in Wilson County, Tennessee, at a ceremony officiated by William VANTREASE, "minister of the Gospel." William WRIGHT was the widower of Unknown UNKNOWN whom he had married before 1825.

The Will of William WRIGHT, who settled in Wilson County, Tennessee in the 1820s, is of some interest. His orthography has not been altered:

  The Will of William WRIGHT, Alexander, DeKalb County, Tennessee:

I, William WRIGHT, becoming feble in body & sound in mine (recte: mind), knowing that life is uncertin, do make this my last will and testament, to wit,

I give to my beloved wife Polly WRIGHT my Negro man Dave & Negro woman Emly and child Jane and five hundred dollars in money.

I give to my grand children William L. WRIGHT's heirs one hundred dollars.

I give to my sister Patsy WRIGHT fifty dollars.

I give to my daughter Parilee PICKET fifty dollers.

I give to William GRIFFITH and wife Martha Ann GRIFFITH one note of bond on James M. Baird calling for eight hundred dollars that I have plased in the hands of my son Robert V. WRIGHT, my executor is to take this note on the proceds there of and offer it to William GRIFFITH and his wife Martha Ann and should they refuse to receive it as a legacy to me, I then bequeath it to there children.

I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife Polly WRIGHT all my house hold & kitchen furniture, black mare & buggy and other stock on hand, the property that I give my wife is to be her own absolute property.

I have plased in the hanes of my sons O. B. and R. V. WRIGHT thirty one hundred dollars consisting of the above named slaves valued in at one thousand dollars and twenty one hundred dollars in cash and cash notes, the above note of eight hundred dollars which I have bequeathed to William GRIFFITH and wife is not included in the Thirty one hundred dollars bond which I hold against my sons O. B. and R. V. WRIGHT.

I desier that my executor or administrator make a demand for the above named slaves money and notes of my sons O. B. and R. V. Wright, they having forfited ther conditions of the bond as made between us should they refuse to deliver up the above slaves money and cash notes. I desier that my executor or administrator bring suit for the same and colect the equivalent off of them and apply it according to the above spesifyed legacies and pay all my just debts and they should therin be a remainder, I wish it equally divided among my grand children.

Written and dated this 18th day of May 1863.
William WRIGHT [Seal]
Witnesses: George D. Luckey, W.J. Givan

I, William WRIGHT, do nominate and appoint Yandle WOOD and J. J. Ford executor to this my last will and testament. Signed in the presence of and day and date above written.

I make this my cadicile [recte: codicil] to my last will and testament. I, William WRIGHT, will and bequeath to my wife Polly WRIGHT all my growing crop and also all of my intrest in her dowery in Willson County, Tennessee This 25 July 1863.

William WRIGHT

William WRIGHT's last will and testament. A true copy of the original Will of William WRIGHT deceased this Oct. the 5, 1865.

H.C. Eastham D. Clk.

Mary ("Polly") NEAL was the daughter of Patroclus ("Pallis") NEAL (1776, Virginia - 20 March 1851, Wilson County, Tennessee: interment at C. Foutch Farm, Hickman Creek, Wilson County, Tennessee) and Sarah ("Sally") MOORE (29 October 1776, Surrey County, North Carolina - 24 July 1865, Wilson County, Tennessee), who were married 13 May 1796, in Lincoln County, Kentucky; and she was the sister of Elizabeth NEAL (22 March 1797, Lincoln County, Kentucky - 1865, Wilson County, Tennessee), the wife whom William LAWRENCE (13 September 1792 [date on gravestone], <Shenandoah County>, Virginia - 16 August 1855, Wilson County, Tennessee), the brother of Joseph B. LAWRENCE, took on 28 February 1815, in Wilson County, Tennessee. William LAWRENCE was the widower of Unknown UNKNOWN whom he had married, in Virginia, previous to 1811.

Of Mary ("Polly) NEAL and Elizabeth NEAL, the remaining siblings were: William NEAL (8 February 1801, Wilson County, Tennessee or Lincoln County, Kentucky - ?) [M]; Ashley NEAL (6 June 1803, Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee - 10 August 1886, Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee: interment at Neal-Young Cemetery, Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee) [M]: m. Elizabeth ("Betsy") WATERS (16 August 1804, Virginia - 4 May 1865, Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee: interment at Neal-Young Cemetery, Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee), 13 November 1823, Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee; George NEAL (28 January 1805, Wilson County, Tennessee - ABT 1893) [M]: m1. Patsy BRANCH (died ABT 1839), 9 October 1824: m2. Mary ("Polly") VANTREASE (ABT 1809 - ?), 24 July 1840; Isaac NEAL (15 February 1808, Wilson County, Tennessee - BY 11 January 1834 [Will recorded], Wilson County, Tennessee) [M]: m. Sally ("Sary") JOHNSON (died BY 1840), ABT 1828; Jonathan NEAL (15 April 1810, Wilson County, Tennessee - BEF 7 May 1883) [M]: m. Mary ("Polly) BEARD (1810 - AFT 1880), 17 January 1837, Wilson County, Tennessee; Amy NEAL (28 September 1813, Wilson County, Tennessee - AFT 1870) [F]: m. Daniel SMITH, Jr. (19 October 1807 - ?), 2 August 1828, Wilson County, Tennessee; Sarah NEAL (25 November 1815, Wilson County, Tennessee - ?) [M]: m. Isaac SMITH (22 February 1810, Wilson County, Tennesee - 1877, DeKalb County, Tennessee), 25 February 1832, DeKalb County, Tennessee; Nancy C. NEAL (22 October 1820, Wilson County, Tennessee - 20 May 1863, Wilson or DeKalb County, Tennessee: interment at Salem Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee) [F]: m. James ALLEN (31 December 1814 - 14 April 1860, Wilson or DeKalb County, Tennessee: interment at Salem Cemetery, DeKalb County, Tennessee, 15 November 1837, Wilson County, Tennessee; and Martha NEAL (2 May 1823, Wilson County, Tennessee - BEF 1850) [F]: m. John H. ALLEN, 16 October 1840, Wilson County, Tennessee.

Isaac SMITH and Daniel SMITH, Jr., who married the sisters Amy and Sarah NEAL were brothers, the offspring of Daniel SMITH, Sr. (27 February 1778, Virginia - 1841, DeKalb County, Tennessee) and Mary GRANDSTAFF (15 January 1779, North Carolina - BEF June 1843, DeKalb County, Tennessee), who were married 15 January 1801, in Virginia.

Patroclus ("Pallis") NEAL was the son of William NEAL, Sr. and Elizabeth UNKNOWN. His siblings were William NEAL, Jr. [M] (20 February 1780, Lincoln County, Kentucky - 5 February 1849, Wilson County, Tennessee: interment at the Walter Reeves place, up Hearn Hill Road, outside of Watertown, Tennessee): m. Jane <GREEN> (10 October 1790, North Carolina - 26 May 1869, Wilson County, Tennessee: interment at the Walter Reeves place, up Hearn Hill Road, outside of Watertown, Tennessee); Mattison NEAL (1784, Lincoln County, Kentucky - AFT 1850, Wilson County, Tennessee) [M]: m. Nancy UNKNOWN (1784, North Carolina - AFT 1850, Wilson County, Tennessee); Sally NEAL (ABT 1771, Lincoln County, Kentucky - ?) [F]: m. Unknown BLACK; Sophia NEAL (ABT 1778, Lincoln County, Kentucky- ?) [F]: m. Unknown BUCK; Charles NEAL [M]: (ABT 1779, Lincoln County, Kentucky - ?); George NEAL (ABT 1780, Lincoln County, Kentucky - ?) [M]; and Doshia Elizabeth NEAL (ABT 1781, Lincoln County, Kentucky - ?) [F]: m. William COMMONS.

About William NEAL, Jr., Jane <GREEN>, and their offspring, see G0491A: Richard ("Uncle Dick") MARLER, note 5, in Antecedents and Descendants of Richard Marler (1 August 1823 - 28 June 1903).

Joseph B. LAWRENCE and William LAWRENCE, who married the sisters Mary ("Polly") NEAL and Elizabeth NEAL were the sons of William LAWRENCE (1762, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - 22 June 1846, Wilson County, Tennessee) and Mary BARBEE (1765 - 1856, DeKalb County, Tennessee), who were married, in Virginia,14 April 1783. Their siblings were: Edward ("Neddie") LAWRENCE (16 December 1785, <Fauquier County>, Virginia - 15 June 1870, Smith County, Tennessee: interment at Lawrence Cemetery, near Alexandria, DeKalb County, Tennessee) [M]: m. Delilah ("Lillie") WOODWARD (12 May 1791, Virginia - June 1875, <Smith County>, Tennessee: interment at Lawrence Cemetery, near Alexandria, DeKalb County, Tennessee), 21 February 1810 [marriage-bond date: 29 January 1810], Wilson County, Tennessee; John LAWRENCE (ABT 1788 - 2 June 1833, Wilson County, Tennessee) [M]: m. Mary PRAETOR (ABT 1790 - AFT 1848), 27 July 1807, Shenandoah County, Virginia; Lewis LAWRENCE (ABT 1789, <Fauquier County>, Virginia - 1823, Shenandoah County, Virginia) [M]: m. Mary ("Polly") ROY (ABT 1790 - 23 March 1855, Flint Hill, Warren County, Virginia), 1 August 1809, Shenandoah County, Virginia; Elizabeth LAWRENCE (23 May 1790, <Shenandoah County>, Virginia - ?: interment at Barbee Cemetery near Commerce, Wilson County, Tennessee [the gravestone is toppled and illegible]) [F]: m. James MARKS (1785, Virginia - ABT 1856, Wilson County, Tennessee), 13 January 1809, Shenandoah County, Virginia; Sarah LAWRENCE (8 March 1800, <Shenadoah County>, Virginia - 1 February 1878, Wilson County, Tennessee) [F]: m. Thomas PHILLIPS (16 August 1795, Pennsylvania - 18 January 1874, Wilson County, Tennessee), 2 September 1819 [marriage-bond date: 28 August 1819], Wilson County, Tennessee; Turner M. LAWRENCE (8 March 1800, <Shenandoah County>, Virginia - AFT 22 May 1862 and BY November 1862) [M]: m1. Ann BARBEE, 19 April 1821, Wilson County, Tennessee: m2. Sarah TAYLOR (7 July 1804 - 2 April 1884, Alexandria, DeKalb County, Tennessee: interment on land near Adrian LAWRENCE, Wilson County, Tennessee), 27 February 1838 [marriage-bond date: 25 February 1838], Wilson County, Tennessee; and Mary ("Polly") LAWRENCE (1 June 1802, <Shenandoah County>, Virginia - 20 December 1891, DeKalb County, Tennessee: interment at West Cemetery [Helton Farm], DeKalb County, Tennessee) [F]: m. John Franklin WEST (6 April 1796, Sussex County, Delaware - 17 July 1854, DeKalb County, Tennessee: interment at West Cemetery [Helton Farm], DeKalb County, Tennessee), 4 March 1819, Wilson County, Tennessee.

For the marriage of John LAWRENCE and Mary PRAETOR, John Boyd was the bondsman. Shortly after 1799, John LAWRENCE settled in Wilson County, Tennessee in the vicinity of Round Lick Creek. After the death of John LAWRENCE, Mary PRAETOR married Unknown ALLOWAY, about 1836. She was third married, in September 1848, to James BIRCHETT (or BADGETT).

Mary ("Polly") ROY, the wife of Lewis LAWRENCE, was the daughter of Elijah ROY (ABT 1768, Shenandoah County, Virginia, British North America - Will proved 24 December 1840, Warren County, Virginia) and, as it seems, Susannah LAWRENCE (ABT 1766, <Prince William County>, Virginia, British North America - BEF September 1798, Shenandoah County, Virginia), who were married, in Shenandoah County, Virginia, on 30 September 1790. [See above, G0494A: William WOOD, Note 2.]

After the death of Lewis LAWRENCE, Mary ("Polly") ROY was married to John STINSON (14 February 1783, Pennsylvania - 19 June 1869, Flint Hill, Warren County, Virginia), in Shenandoah County, Virginia, on 3 April 1832. [See above, G0494A: William WOOD, Note 2.]

  Will of Mary STINSON, Shenandoah County, Virginia

In the name of God, amen.

I, Mary STINSON, of the County of Shenandoah, State of Virginia, being weak in body, yet of a sound mind and memory, do constitute and appoint this my last will and testament. My soul I recommend to almighty God, who gave it me, and my body to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my children.

First, I give unto my daughter, Ann ROY, my side saddle & bridle and my wearing apparel.

Secondly, I give unto my grandson, Wilie S. ROY, one feather bed, two blankets, two sheets, and one coverlet.

Thirdly, I give unto my son, John STINSON, the balance of my household & kitchen furniture and all my horses, cattle, sheep, & hogs, and my Negro woman Rody and her increase, should there be any, to him and his heirs forever.

Fourthly, I give unto my sons, John & James STINSON, and my grandson, Wilie S. ROY, an equal share of my proportion of money, bonds, & property in the hands of my son, James STINSON, which is a part of my late husband's estate, provided my son James will settle and divide the same without a lawsuit; but if he will not, I wish it equally divided between my son John and my grandson, Wilie S. ROY.

Lastly, it is my wish that those of my children & grandchildren that receive a part of my estate that they should pay in proportion to what they receive towards my just debts, & that my son John should attend to and settle up all my business.

In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 3rd day of January, 1832.

Witnesses:

N. W. Yager
[indecipherable name]

his
Leroy X LAWRENCE
mark

her
Mary X STINSON
mark

Susannah LAWRENCE was the sister of William LAWRENCE, husband of Mary BARBEE and father of Lewis LAWRENCE. Lewis LAWRENCE and Mary ("Polly") ROY were, therefore, first cousins.

Susannah LAWRENCE, the mother of Mary ("Polly") ROY, was the daughter of Edward LAWRENCE (ABT 1737, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1817, in the Shenandoah Valley, Augusta County, Virginia) and Mary MOREHEAD (ABT 1738, Prince William [since 1 May 1759, Fauquier] County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1779, Fauquier County, Virginia). In addition to William LAWRENCE, the husband of Mary BARBEE, her siblings were: Mary LAWRENCE (? - BEF November 1802, Shenandoah County, Virginia) [F]: m. John Phillip BOOKER (ABT 1761, Frederick County, Virginia, British North America - 9 April 1804, Shenandoah County, Virginia), 25 January 1790, Shenandoah County, Virginia; Lucy LAWRENCE (ABT 1775 - ?) [F]: m. John A. BARBEE (1771, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - ?), 2 January 1795, Shenadoah County, Virginia [For this marriage, Edward LAWRENCE stood as bondsman.]; Nancy Ann LAWRENCE (? - ?: interment at Lawrence Family Cemetery, Alexandria, DeKalb County, Tennessee) [F]: m. Edward Northcroft TRAIL (1778, <Shenandoah County, Virginia> or Maryland - 1834, Smith County, Tennessee), 26 January 1801, Shenandoah County, Virginia; Hannah LAWRENCE (? - ?) [F]: m. Nathan TRAIL, 31 December 1801, Shenandoah County, Virginia; Elizabeth LAWRENCE (ABT 1765, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]: m1. Joseph BARBEE (11 February 1743/44, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - BEF October 1800, Fauquier County, Virginia), 28 April 1783, Fauquier County, Virginia (the bondsman was Edward LAWRENCE): m2. Raleigh HICKERSON, 3 January 1803, Fauquier County, Virginia ( the bondsman was Charles MOREHEAD); and Edward LAWRENCE (? - ?) [M]: m. Susanna MOREHEAD, 17 August 1812, Fauquier County, Virginia.

After the death of Mary LAWRENCE, John Phillip BOOKER was second married to Nancy CLOUD, in Shenandoah County, Virginia, on 22 November 1802. The Will of John Philip BOOKER, signed 8 April 1804 and proved 13 April 1804, mentions three children. William and Salley are given to their grandfather, Edward LAWRENCE. The remaining child must have been the offspring of Mary LAWRENCE's second marriage.

[Note: Shenandoah County marriage records mention Hannah TRAIL, Mary BOOKER, and Nancy TRAIL as the daughters of Edward LAWRENCE. Edward LAWRENCE was bondsman for the marriages of Lucy LAWRENCE BARBEE and Susanah LAWRENCE ROY. Edward LAWRENCE is also named as the grandfather of Sarah BOOKER in her marriage to Archibald ALLEN.]

John MOREHEAD, Sr. died in Fauquier County, Virginia, in 1768, leaving a Will, signed 22 June 1768 and proved 24 October 1768, which named his wife Mary and the following children: Hannah JOHNSON, Charles MOREHEAD (who married Mary TURNER, the daughter of James TURNER [born ABT 1715] and Kerenhappuch NORMAN [ABT 1715, Spotsylvania, Gloucester County, Virginia, British North America - 1807, Richmond County, North Carolina] who were married 7 May 1734 in Spotsylvania, Gloucester County, Virginia, British North America), Joseph MOREHEAD (who married Elizabeth TURNER, another daughter of James TURNER and Kerenhappuch NORMAN, and went to Barren County, Kentucky), John MOREHEAD, Jr. (Will signed 14 June 1819 and proved 22 January 1821), Alexander MOREHEAD, Mary LAWRENCE (putative wife of Edward LAWRENCE of Shenandoah and Fauquier counties, Virginia), Elizabeth BRIXTRAW (BRIXSTRAW), Samuel MOREHEAD (died 26 December 1796), and Presley MOREHEAD. John MOREHEAD, Sr., who was born in Northumberland County, Virginia about 1682, was - after being first married to Unknown UNKNOWN - second married to Mary ARMISTEAD (ABT 1700, King George County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1768), in Virginia, about 1725. Their children were: Hannah MOREHEAD (ABT 1726, Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]: m. Unknown JOHNSON, ABT 1753, <Halifax, Halifax County>, Virginia, British North America; John MOREHEAD, Jr. (ABT 1732, Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, British North America - Will signed 14 June 1819 and proved 22 January 1821, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]: m. Frances RIXEY, ABT 1764; Joseph MOREHEAD (19 January 1732/33, Hamilton Parish, Prince William [since 1 May 1759, Fauquier] County, Virginia, British North America - 11 July 1806, Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina) [M]: m.Elizabeth TURNER (1740, <Spotsylvania, Gloucester County>, Virginia, British North America - AFT 14 February 1795), ABT 1753, Orange County>, Virginia, British North America; Captain Charles R. MOREHEAD (19 January 1733, Prince William [since 1 May 1759, Fauquier] County, Virginia, British North America - 30 September 1783, Leeds Parish, Fauquier County, Virginia ) [M]: m. Mary TURNER (ABT 1738, Halifax County, Virginia, British North America - 27 March 1835, Warren County, Kentucky), 1756, King George County, Virginia, British North America; Alexander MOREHEAD (ABT 1738, Prince William [since 1 May 1759, Fauquier] County, Virginia, British North America - 1816) [M]: m. Lydia NELSON (24 September 1746, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1784); Mary MOREHEAD (ABT 1738, Prince William [since 1 May 1759, Fauquier] County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1779, Fauquier County, Virginia) [F]: m. Edward LAWRENCE (ABT 1737, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1817, in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia); William MOREHEAD (ABT 1740, Hamilton Parish, Prince William [since 1 May 1759, Fauquier] County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 3 November 1809, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]: m. Mary JONES [the daughter of Solomon JONES (1727, St. Mary's County, Maryland, British North America - ?) and *Elizabeth NEVILLE (3 December 1730, Middlesex County, Virginia, British North America - 1786)]; Elizabeth MOREHEAD (14 May 1745, <Halifax, Halifax County>, Virginia, British North America - 1821, Fauquier County, Virginia) [F]: m. Lawrence BRIXTRAW (BRIXSTRAW), BEF 1768; Samuel MOREHEAD (1747, Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, British North America - 26 December 1796, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]: m. Lucy WILMARTH (1751, Prince William County, Virginia - ?), ABT 1776; and Presley MOREHEAD (1749, Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, British North America - 27 March 1830) [M]: m. Elizabeth HUNTON, 18 May 1778, Fauquier County, Virginia. [Halifax County, located in Southside Virginia, was created in 1752 from Lunenburg County and named for the British statesmen George Montagu Dunk, Earl of Halifax. At the time of its creation, its territory included what is today Pittsylvania, Patrick and Henry counties and parts of Franklin and Floyd counties. Its present-day boundaries were established in 1766 when Pittsylvania County was created from the western portion of the county. In addition to the Virginia counties of Pittsylvania, Charlotte, Campbell and Mecklenberg, Halifax County is also bordered by the North Carolina counties of Caswell, Person and Granville. Fauquier County,Virginia was formed 1 May 1759 from Prince William County, Virginia. Warrenton (22186) is the County Seat. It received its name from Francis Fauquier, Governor of Virginia at the time.]

[Note: According to Fauquier County Deeds: 1759 - 1778 (Heritage Books, Bowie, Maryland), pp 90-9: On 8 August 1768, John MOREHEAD, Sr. assigned a slave purchased on 2 August 1768 to his son Samuel. This assignment was recorded 24 October 1768. John MOREHEAD, Sr.'s date of death was then between 8 August 1768 and 24 October 1768. Also see Edward A. Humston, Humston Gleanings (1981).]

Kristin Kuhlman, k r i s k u h l f a m i l y @ y a h o o . c o m, gives the following:

  Charles R. MOREHEAD lived in Farquier County, Virginia. He was a Captain in the Revolution. His descendants moved to Kentucky in 1807. The following material was taken from the web site of Robert M Williams; 8211 - 136th Ave. S. E.; Newcastle, WA 98059-3208; 425 271-1127; r o b g l y n i s @ h o m e . c o m:

Virginia Heraldica: "The first of this family was Charles MOREHEAD, a Scottish gentleman, who settled in what is now Prince William County, in the early part of the eighthteenth century. He is known to have had at least one son, John MOREHEAD, whose will was probated in Fauquier county, 24 October, 1768, in which he mentions sons Charles, Joseph, John, Alexander, William, Samuel and Presley c, and daughters, Mary Lawrence and Elizabeth BRIXTRAW. His son, Charles c, a captain in the Revolution, died in Leeds Parish, Fauquier County, in 1783. His will mentions, son Turner, son Charles, sons Armistead, James and Presley; daughter Kerrenhappuch MOREHEAD, and wife Mary. Joseph MOREHEAD, grandson of Charles, the immigrant, moved to North Carolina, and married Elizabeth TURNER, the daughter of James and Kerrenhappuch TURNER of Maryland, whose sons and grandsons were with General Greene in the Revolution. Another daughter, Mary TURNER, married Charles, the brother of Joseph MOREHEAD, and left offspring in the West, of these, Governor Charles S. MOREHEAD of Kentucky, and his cousin, Governor James Turner MOREHEAD of the same State, have been eminent statesmen, serving not only as Governor, but also in the Senate of the U. S. from that State. The North Carolina branch has also produced the late Governor John M. MOREHEAD, and his brother, Hon. James Turner MOREHEAD, who, at one time, represented his District in Congress. Another descendant in the West is the Hon. Charles R. MOREHEAD, sometime Mayor of El Paso, Texas, who served with gallantry in the Mexican War."

History of the Culpeper County Normans: "Their son, Charles MOREHEAD, married Margaret SLAUGHTER, went to Kentucky and served in the legislature. His son, Charles Slaughter MOREHEAD, was Governor of Kentucky and served four years in the U. S. Senate. Armistead MOREHEAD's son, James Turner MOREHEAD, was also Governor of Kentucky and U. S. Senator. A great-grandson of Charles and Mary Turner MOREHEAD was General Simon Bolivar Buckner, U. S. A."

"According to Steve Norman, Charles MOREHEAD was born 1730 in Fauquier County, Virginia, and died January 19, 1793 in Warren County, Kentucky."

Kerenhappuch NORMAN TURNER, the mother-in-law of Charles R. MOREHEAD, not only sent her sons and grandsons to war, but at the battle of Guilford gave valuable service in nursing the wounded. A monument in her memory was erected at the site of the battle of Guilford.

[Note: It is Edward A. Humston who, in Humston Gleanings (1981), reported that John MOREHEAD, Sr. was born in 1682, in Northumberland County, Virginia and that he moved to Fauquier County, Virginia. Humston is the source of information about the marriages of John MOREHEAD, Sr.]

[Note: An Elizabeth MOREHEAD was married to Richard RIXEY, Sr. (ABT 1743 - September 1808, Culpeper County, Virginia) on 15 November 1764 in Fauquier County, Virginia, and, by him, engendered Richard RIXEY, Jr. (who married Polly MOREHEAD, the daughter of Presley MOREHEAD, 23 December 1799 in Fauquier County, Virginia), Samuel RIXEY (who married Fanny MOREHEAD, another daughter of Presley MOREHEAD, 6 June 1809: Bondsman, Richard RIXEY), John RIXEY, Janney RIXEY, and Molly RIXEY (who married Andrew CHANCELLOR, 30 October 1792, in Fauquier County, Virginia). The bondsman for this marriage was William MOREHEAD, indicating that he, William, was either the bride's father, brother, or uncle. Richard RIXEY may have been the brother of Frances RIXEY, who married John MOREHEAD, Jr.]

[Note: The Elizabeth HUNTON, who married Presley MOREHEAD in 1778, should not be confused - as she often seems to be - with Elizabeth Marye HUNTON, the daughter of Col. Eppa HUNTON, Sr. (30 January 1789, Fauquier County, Virginia - 8 April 1839, Fauquier County, Virginia) and Elizabeth Marye BRENT (3 July 1792, Fauquier County, Virginia - 6 February 1866, Fauquier County, Virginia), who were married 23 July 1811.]

John A. BARBEE, the husband of Lucy LAWRENCE, was born in 1771, in Fauquier County, Virginia. He was the son of Joseph BARBEE, Sr. (ABT 1748 Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - September 1790, Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia) and Ann ("Nancy") WITHERS (20 December 1751, Prince William County, Virginia - AFT September 1809, Hampshire, Mineral County, Virginia [now West Virginia]), who were married 2 February 1769 in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia. His siblings were: Elizabeth Withers BARBEE (1772, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]: m. Matthew DAVIS (1771 - ?), 19 January 1791, Fauquier County, Virginia; Thomas Withers BARBEE (1774, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1830, Warren County, Virginia) [M]: m. Sara FOLEY (ABT 1772, Fauquier County, Virginia), 6 February 1806, Fauquier County, Virginia; Anna F. BARBEE (1777, Fauquier County, Virginia - ?) [F]: m. Richard COMPTON (ABT 1766, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - 1811, <Culpeper County>, Virginia), 4 March 1799, Fauquier County, Virginia; Jane D. BARBEE (ABT 1779, Fauquier County, Virginia - ?) [F]: m. William KEYES, 29 December 1803 [Ann and Thomas Jordan stood bond], Fauquier County, Virginia; Charlotte T. BARBEE (1779, Fauquier County, Virginia - ?) [F]: m. Tarpley MORRISON, 4 December 1804 [consent furnished by Ann and Thomas Jordan], Fauquier County, Virginia; Nathaniel BARBEE (1781, Fauquier County, Virginia - ?) [M]: m. Catherine BRADFORD (1785 - ?), 26 November 1816, Kentucky; Joseph BARBEE (Jr.) (1784, Fauquier County, Virginia - ?) [M]; William W. BARBEE (veteran of the War of 1812) (ABT 1785, Fauquier County, Virginia - 12 November 1857, Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky) [M]: m. Sally FOLEY (1795, Fauquier County, Virginia - 1887, Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky), 4 November 1816, Fauquier County, Virginia; and Andrew Russell BARBEE (19 May 1788, Fauquier County, Virginia - 10 May 1869, Rappahannock County, Virginia) [M]: m. Nancy BRITTON (9 November 1791, Virginia - ?), 14 November 1810, Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Richard COMPTON, the husband of Anna F. BARBEE, was the son of Matthew COMPTON III (31 December 1745, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland, British North America - 19 March 1810, Culpeper County, Virginia) and Mary UNKNOWN, ABT 1765, Culpeper County, Virginia, who were married, about 1765, in Culpeper County, Virginia. His siblings were: Matthew COMPTON (ABT 1767, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 1810) [M]: m. Nancy UNKNOWN (ABT 1777, <Culpeper County>, Virginia - ?), BEF 1810, Culpeper County, Virginia; Charles COMPTON (ABT 1771, <Culpeper County>, Virginia, British North America - ?) [M]: m. Margaret BARBEE (ABT 1773, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - 1828, Wilson County, Tennessee), 3 November 1800, Shenandoah County, Virginia; Edward COMPTON (ABT 1774, <Culpeper County>, Virginia, British North America - ?) [M]; Garrett COMPTON (ABT 1777, <Culpeper County>, Virginia - ?) [M]: m. Charlotte YATES (ABT 1780, <Culpeper County>, Virginia - ?); and Furman COMPTON (ABT 1778, <Culpeper County>, Virginia - ?) [M]. [See Child 9, Matthew COMPTON III, under G0495A: Matthew COMPTON II, in Descendants of John F. Compton (BEF 1644 - AFT 29 May 1713 and BEF 5 March 1718).

Margaret BARBEE, the wife of Charles COMPTON, was the daughter of the Joseph BARBEE (11 February 1743/44, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 1799, Fauquier County, Virginia) who first married Unknown THOMAS about 1765. This Joseph BARBEE was second married to Elizabeth LAWRENCE (see above) . This Joseph BARBEE was the son of Thomas BARBEE (1690, <Stafford County>, Virginia, British North America - 1752, <Stafford County>, Virginia, British North America) and Margaret DULANEY (DELANEY); and he was the brother of Andrew BARBEE (1716, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 28 December 1795, Fauquier County, Virginia) who was married to Jane DELANEY (ABT 1724, King George County, Virginia, British North America - 3 September 1803, Fauquier County, Virginia) on 29 September 1748 in King George County, Virginia. Andrew BARBEE and Jane DELANEY, who was first married to Unknown LACEY, were the parents of the Joseph BARBEE, Sr. (see above) who married Ann ("Nancy") WITHERS (see above).

Edward Northcroft TRAIL, the husband of Nancy Ann LAWRENCE, was said by Robert TRAIL to have been "walking up a skid log which fell, causing him to jump; and he stuck a staub (recte: stob) in his foot and died of blood poisoning in 1834." [Robert TRAIL, Early Trails in Maryland, manuscript, 1979; and Judy Wendt, James Trail Descendants, unpublished manuscript, 1988]

Edward Northcroft TRAIL and Nathan TRAIL, the husband of Hannah LAWRENCE, were the sons of William TRAIL (ABT 1740, Maryland, British North America - 1779, Montgomery County, Maryland) and Frances NORTHCROFT, who were married in Montgomery County, Maryland before 1765. Their siblings were: William TRAIL (ABT 1765, Montgomery County, Maryland, British North America - 17 August 1833) [M]: m1. Priscilla SHAW, BEF 1798: <m2. Ann BELT, 30 March 1807>: m3 (or m2): Abigail HAYS (5 June 1789, Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland - 10 May 1857, Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland: interment at Methodist Episcopal Church, Barnesville, Montgomery County, Maryland), 14 June 1809, Montgomery County, Maryland; Rachel TRAIL (1767 - ?) [F]: m. Francis WOODWARD; Elizabeth TRAIL (3 June 1765, Prince George County, Maryland, British North America - ?) [F]: m. William FISH; James TRAIL (1772, Montgomery County, Maryland, British North America - ?) [F]: m. Hannah Cottrell HOWARD (16
January 1772, Montgomery County, Maryland - 20 May 1868, Maryland: interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick County, Maryland); and Susanna TRAIL [F]: m. William HEMPSTONE (?, Frederick County, Maryland - June 1828, Montgomery, County, Maryland), BEF 1794.

William TRAIL, the husband of Frances NORTHCROFT, was the son of James TRAIL (ABT 1715, Prince George County, Maryland, British North America - 2 May 1799, Montgomery County, Maryland: interment at Prince George Parish, Montgomery County, Maryland) and Rachel JENKINS (or WOFFORD). His siblings were: Eleanor TRAIL (ABT 1742, Maryland, British North America - ?, Spartanburg County, South Carolina or Campbell County, Kentucky) [F]: m1. Amos LEE: m2. George NICHOLS; Jean TRAIL (1744, Maryland, British North America - 1832, Union County, South Carolina) [F]: m. Benjamin WEST (1742 or 1747, Maryland, British North America - 12 May 1780, Glenn Springs, Spartanburg County, South Carolina); Sarah TRAIL (ABT 1746, Montgomery County, Maryland, British North America - AFT 1783) [F]: m1. William MCCOY: m2. John BUXTON, 1780; Cassandra TRAIL (ABT 1750, Montgomery County, Maryland, British North America - 31 October 1831, <South Carolina>) [F]: m. Zadock FORD (ABT 1752 - 9 April 1801, Spartanburg County, South Carolina), BEF 1772, Maryland, British North America; Rachel TRAIL (ABT 1752, Montgomery County, Maryland, British North America - AFT 1783, Virginia) [F]: m. Henry CYBERT; Archibald TRAIL (ABT 1755, Montgomery County, Maryland, British North America - BEF 1820) [M]: m. Monica HOWE, Montgomery County, Maryland; Margaret ("Margery") TRAIL (20 March 1757, Montgomery County, Maryland, British North America - 9 May 1824, Pendleton County, Kentucky) [F]: m. Walter Horace FRYER (11 June 1760, Frederick County, Maryland, British North America - 20 April <1821>, Pendleton County, Kentucky), 9 May 1780, Montgomery County, Maryland; Ozborn (Osborne) TRAIL (December 1759, Montgomery County, Maryland, British North America - AFT 5 December 1814 [Will signed] and BEF 28 November 1815 [Will proved], Campbell County, Kentucky) [M]: m. Frances Merrill FRYER, 9 October 1781, Montgomery County, Maryland; Nathan TRAIL [M]; and David TRAIL [M].

About Benjamin WEST, the husband of Jean TRAIL, it was reported in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal of 14 May 1933, on the occasion of dedicating a marker to him, that he - a soldier in the Revolutionary War - was ambushed on 12 May 1780 by a band of Tory raiders. Benjamin WEST was shot, scalped, and hanged. In this same issue of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal: "According to tradition Benjamin WEST and JosephWOFFORD came to what was then Ninety-Six District from Maryland and bought a large tract of land from Brownlee and Bailey. WEST settled on that part nearer the WEST springs section while WOFFORD built his cabin northwest of WEST's toward Glenn Springs although not far away.WEST's cabin was built of logs and stood on a wedge of ground at the intersection of a branch with McElwain Creek on the same side of the present highway and not five hundred yards from the old Winnsmithhouse."

During the Revolutionary War, Zadock FORD, the husband of Cassandra TRAIL, was in the 7th Company of the Maryland Militia (Montgomery County).

Archibald TRAIL enlisted as a soldier for the Revolutionary War in 1776 and took the Patriots' Oath in 1778.

Walter Horace FRYER and Margaret ("Margery") TRAIL moved to Campbell County, Kentucky and, from there, to Pendleton County, Kentucky. Walter Horace FRYER was the son of John FRYER and Mary UNKNOWN.

Frances Merrill FRYER was the daughter of George FRYER and Mary MERRILL. Frances Merrill FRYER and Walter Horace FRYER are said to have been cousins.

Ann ("Nancy") WITHERS, the wife of Joseph BARBEE, was second married to Thomas JORDAN on 29 October 1791, in Fauquier County, Virginia. On behalf of the bride, James WITHERS, her brother, stood as bondsman. She was the daughter of Thomas WITHERS (15 February 1723/24, Potomac Creek, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - November 1794, Fauquier County, Virginia and Elizabeth ("Betty") Ashby WILLIAMS (ABT 1723, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 1791, <Fauquier County>, Virginia), who were married about 1743. Her siblings were: James WITHERS (16 March 1744/45, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - BEF July 1791, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]: m. Elizabeth WILLIAMS (ABT 1745 - 27 March 1783, Woodford County, Kentucky), ABT 1767, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America; Hannah WITHERS [F] (10 September 1746, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - ?): m. James WINN, (ABT 1750, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - ?), ABT 3 March 1767, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America; Elizabeth WITHERS (ABT 1749, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]: m. Minor WINN (1730, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - 1813, Loudoun County, Virginia, British North America), 17 October 1766; John WITHERS (1753, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - November 1816, Sumner County, Tennessee) [M]; m. Katherine PORTER (1753 - AFT 1830, Sumner County, Tennessee), BEF 13 March 1786; Matthew Keene WITHERS (3 February 1755, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - 1830, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]: m. Nancy JENNINGS (7 October 1753, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - 26 July 1823, Fauquier County, Virginia), BEF 13 December 1776 [See Child 8: Nancy JENNINGS under G0495A: Augustine JENNINGS (Sr.), Major, in Descendants of John Jennings (ABT 1630/35 - 1669).]; William Hamlin WITHERS (ABT 1756, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - 24 August 1834, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]: m. Martha Ann ("Patsy") ASHBY (ABT 1770 - 15 September 1838, Gibson County, Tennessee), 28 March 1786, Fauquier County, Virginia; Enoch Keene WITHERS (14 October 1760, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - 26 July 1813, Green Meadows Plantation, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN, 13 May 1786, Fauquier County, Virginia; Benjamin WITHERS (22 January 1763, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - ABT March 1823, Bullitt County, Kentucky) [M]: m. Nancy ROBINSON (ABT 1763 - BEF 1820, Bullitt County, Kentucky), 24 February 1783, Fauquier County, Virginia; Sarah WITHERS (13 October 1765, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1794, <Fauquier County>, Virginia) [F]: m. Charles Cato WEST (ABT 1764 - ?), 10 June 1785, Fauquier County, Virginia; Susannah WITHERS (20 August 1767, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - ?, Bourbon County, Kentucky) [F]: m. Chichester CHINN (ABT 1767 - ?, Bourbon County, Kentucky), 9 June 1789, Fauquier County, Virginia; Joseph WITHERS (22 June 1769, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1825, Pulaski County, Kentucky) M]: m. Lydia MAUZY (ABT 1769, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America- ?), 24 January 1791, Fauquier County, Virginia; and Roger WITHERS (ABT 1770, <Fauquier County>, Virginia - ?) [M].

Thomas WITHERS was the son of James WITHERS (6 June 1681, Potomac Creek, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 6 June 1746, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America) who, before 1781 in Stafford County, Virginia, was married to Elizabeth KEENE (ABT 1682, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 26 July 1769, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America). His siblings were: Elizabeth WITHERS (23 December 1706, Stafford County, Virginia British North America - 26 July 1798, Stafford County, Virginia) [F]: m. Abraham FIELD (ABT 1699 - 1775, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America), BEF 21 July 1723, Stafford County, Virginia; Ursula WITHERS (29 September 1709, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - BY 3 September 1793, Fauquier County, Virginia) [F]: m. John ALLEN, Justice of the Peace (1705, New Baltimore, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 3 October 1759, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America), ABT 1729; Mary WITHERS (twin of Martha WITHERS) (1711, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1746 and BEF 1783) [F]: m. Joseph HUDNALL (Sr.), Justice of the Peace (ABT 1711, Virginia, British North America - 1783, <Hamilton Parish, Prince William County>, Virginia), ABT 1731, King George County, Virginia; Martha WITHERS (twin of Mary WITHERS) (1711, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 1788) [F]: m. James MCDANIEL (ABT 1711 - 1783), BEF 1746; John WITHERS (Sr.) (29 January 1713/14 - Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 25 October 1794, Stafford County, Virginia) [M]: m. Hannah ALLEN (ABT 1715, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - 16 July 1801, Stafford County, Virginia), 1735, Stafford County, Virginia; Keene WITHERS I (29 January 1714/15, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1720, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America) [M]; Bridget WITHERS I (29 January 1714/15, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1717, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America) [F]; James ("Old Nigh") WITHERS (11 February 1716/17, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 9 January 1784, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]: m1. Catherine BARBEE (1 November 1720, Stafford County, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 1778), BEF 8 November 1748: m2. Jemima GARNER (ABT 1753, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1807, Fauquier County, Virginia), ABT 1778, Stafford County, Virginia; Ann Sophia WITHERS (20 June 1718, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - died in infancy, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America) [F]; Irvine WITHERS (20 June 1718, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1718, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America) [M]; Bridget WITHERS II (20 July 1720, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1788) [F]: m. William ALLEN (Jr.) (ABT 1719 - ?), 15 February 1742/43, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America; Ann WITHERS (2 October 1722, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 1765) [F]: m. Henry MAUZY, 11 November 1744, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America; William WITHERS (25 April 1726, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 6 January 1804, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]: m. Elizabeth HORD (22 September 1732, King George County, Virginia, British North America - 17 October 1781, Fauquier County, Virginia), 15 December 1756, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America; and Keene WITHERS II (13 February 1727/28, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 1756, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America) [M]: m. Elizabeth CAVE (ABT 1727 - 1790, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America), 21 December 1747, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America.

John ALLEN, the husband of Ursula WITHERS, was the son of William ALLEN (died after 16 August 1738 and before 12 May 1741 in Stafford County, Virginia) and Margaret LUNSFORD.

From Wills, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia: 1759 - 1800, compiled by J. Estelle Stewart King (1939):

  ALLEN, WILLIAM: Will signed 16 August, 1739. Proved 12 May 1741. Of Stafford County, Overwharton Parish. Mentions land left by Margaret JANAWAY, dec'd., unto her grandchildren, William and Margaret LUNSFORD (brother and sister). Wife, Margaret ALLEN. Legatees: John CRUMP; Sarah WALTON (daughter) to have slaves; grandson William WALLER (son of William); granddaughter Ann WALLER (father, William WALLER);daughter, Elizabeth WALTER (husband George) and son, William WALLER; daughter, Margaret to have land in Prince William County; daughter Dinah JAMES (husband John) to have slaves and land in Prince William County on Elk Run;daughter, Hannah WITHERS, and son, James WITHERS, to have slaves; wife and son William to have plantation where I now live; grandson, John ALLEN. Executors: wife and son William. Witnesses: Richard Young, John Tibbs, Darly Murphy.

Note:

  Dinah ALLEN, daughter of William ALLEN married John JAMES. John JAMES and Dinah ALLEN had a daughter, Elizabeth ("Eliza") JAMES (ABT 1746 - 12 October 1833, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky who married John BRADFORD (17 April 1747 - 22 March 1830, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky) on 26 February 1770 in Fauquier County, Virginia. John BRADFORD's father was Daniel BRADFORD and his mother was Alice MORGAN. Eliza JAMES and John BRADFORD had a daughter, Margaret BRADFORD (died 2 February 1819) who married Andrew BARBEE (15 March 1767 - 1 July 1813, the son of John BARBEE. The father of John JAMES is said to have been Thomas JAMES and Sarah BARBEE (née MASON), the widow of Andrew BARBEE.

From Wills, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia: 1759 - 1800, compiled by J. Estelle Stewart King (1939):

  ALLEN, JOHN: Will signed 3 November 1759. Proved 26 March 1761. To son, John ALLEN, land in the Marsh Neck and slaves; to son, Thomas ALLEN, all land below Indian Springs; to son, William ALLEN, land that I bought from John Hopper, where Gerrard Edwards now lives; sons, Joseph and James to have land on which I now live; to daughter, Ann MERR (or MARR), 2 slaves. Executors: Wife and son, Thomas. Witnesses: George Crump, Benjamin Crump, William McDaniel.

Note:

  John ALLEN and Ursula WITHERS had a son William ALLEN (died 1780 in Culpeper County, Virginia) who married Mary BRADFORD (born 14 November 1746) on 8 December 1764 in Fauquier County, Virginia. Mary BRADFORD's father was Daniel BRADFORD and her mother was Alice MORGAN. John ALLEN and Ursula WITHERS also had a daughter, Ann ALLEN, who married Benjamin Bennett BRADFORD (born 14 November 1738 in Prince William County, Virginia, British North Amerrica) on 30 December 1764 in Fauquier County, Virginia. Benjamin Bennett BRADFORD's father was John BRADFORD and his mother was Mary MARR (born in 1695). Mary MARR was the daughter of John MARR who died in 1744. This John MARR had a son Daniel (1693, Virginia, British North America - 1753) who was married to Ann UNKNOWN. Daniel MARR was the brother of Mary MARR, the wife of John BRADFORD and the mother of Benjamin Bennett BRADFORD.

From Wills, Administrations, and Marriages of Fauquier County, Virginia: 1759 - 1800, compiled by J. Estelle Stewart King (1939):

  ALLEN (née WITHERS), URSULLA: Will signed 12 August 1789. --- 1793. My father, James WITHERS, of Stafford County, bequeathed to me two slaves. My late husband left these slaves by will and testament to his sons, William, James, Joseph ALLEN and his daughter Ann BRADFORD, to be given them at my decease, and doubt has arisen as to whether said husband had right to dispose of said Negroes. To daughter, Ann BRADFORD, all my wearing apparel; grandsons Baldwin BRADFORD and Armistead; minor sons, Thomas, Joseph, James ALLEN; money to be paid widows of sons, John and William ALLEN. Executors: Sons Thomas, James and Joseph ALLEN.

John WITHERS (Sr.) and Hannah ALLEN were the parents of: James WITHERS (29 August 1736, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 1819, Stafford County, Virginia) [M]: m. Susan Sara WALLER ( ABT 1738, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 1810), 7 December 1757, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America; John WITHERS (Jr.) (15 December 1738, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 12 June 1818, Jessamine County, Kentucky) [M]: m. Dilly ALLEN (ABT 1738 - ?), AFT 1775; Elizabeth WITHERS (28 February 1740/41, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 15 July 1826, Garrard County, Kentucky: interment at W. Jennings Cemetery, Garrard County, Kentucky) [F]: m. William JENNINGS, Captain (ABT 1740, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - 6 April 1814, Garrard County, Kentucky: interment at W. Jennings Cemetery, Garrard County, Kentucky), 24 December 1764, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America [See Child 3: William JENNINGS, Captain, under G0495A: Augustine JENNINGS (Sr.), Major, in Descendants of John Jennings (ABT 1630/35 - 1669).]; Margaret ("Peggy") WITHERS (3 February 1741/42, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - AFT 1830, Stafford County, Virginia) [F]; Mary WITHERS (23 January 1743/44, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - BEF 1794, Culpeper County, Virginia) [F]: m. John ROUTT (13 December 1742, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - ?, Culpeper County, Virginia), ABT 1762; William WITHERS (21 March 1746/47, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 18 October 1821, Hardin County, Kentucky) [M]: m. Hannah ROSSER (6 August 1747, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - 17 November 1825, Hardin County, Kentucky), 21 March 1769, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America; Thomas WITHERS (15 January 1747/48, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - ABT 1760, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America) [M]; Ursula WITHERS (24 December 1750, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]: m. Unknown WALLER, BEF 1794; George WITHERS (2 February 1753, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 1825, Stafford County, Virginia) [M]: m. Elizabeth C. SCANLON (ABT 1753 - October 1834, Jessamine County, Kentucky), BEF 1804; Hannah WITHERS (8 September 1754, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 1800) [F]: m. Joseph de JARNETTE, AFT 1794; Ann WITHERS (9 November 1756, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]: m. Nathaniel SMITH, BEF 1804; Sarah WITHERS (22 April 1759, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 1800) [F]: m. William MOUNTJOY (ABT 1759, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - ?), BEF 1794; and Benjamin WITHERS (8 October 1762, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 14 October 1830, Prince William County, Virginia) [M]: m. Ann MARKHAM (ABT 1762 - AFT 1830), BEF 1796.

Keene WITHERS II and Elizabeth CAVE were the parents of: Ann WITHERS (14 December 1748, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]: m. Thomas MOUNTJOY, ABT 1768; Amelia WITHERS (1750, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - ?) [F]: m. Robert SCANLON, ABT 1770; James Cave WITHERS (9 May 1752, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - 1828, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]: m. Chloe JENNINGS (ABT 1755, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America), 4 November 1775, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America [See Child 9: Chloe JENNINGS, under G0495A: Augustine JENNINGS (Sr.), Major in Descendants of John Jennings (ABT 1630/35 - 1669)]; William WITHERS (20 February 1754, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - September 1809, Hardin County, Kentucky) [M]: m. Mary WITHERS (18 February 1762, Fauquier County, Virginia, British North America - 1807, Culpeper County, Virginia), 4 January 1780, Fauquier County, Virginia [Mary WITHERS, the wife of William WITHERS, was the daughter of William WITHERS and Elizabeth HORD. See above.]; and John WITHERS (23 February 1756, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America - ?, Botetourt County, Virginia) [M]: m. Elizabeth WITHERS (ABT 1748, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - ?), 21 July 1791, Fauquier County, Virginia. [Elizabeth WITHERS, the wife of John WITHERS, was the daughter of William WITHERS and Elizabeth HORD. See above.]

[Note: The Will of Thomas DENT named his stepdaughter-in-law as Elizabeth WITHERS (the wife of Keene WITHERS II) and refers to her deceased natural father, William CAVE. Elizabeth CAVE was the longest surviving child of William CAVE (ABT 1700 - 1742, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America) and Ann TRAVERS. Her siblings were: David CAVE (died after 12 September 1748, <Orange County>, Virginia, British North America) [M]: m. Sarah UNKNOWN; and John CAVE (died AFT 6 August 1714 and BY 1721, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America) [M]: m. Anne DONIPHIN, BEF 1721. (Anne DONIPHIN, after 1721, was second married to Giles TRAVERS) Elizabeth CAVE was second married to Andrew EDWARDS, 9 January 1758, Stafford County, Virginia, British North America; and she was third married to Thomas WALKER. Ann TRAVERS married Thomas DENT in 1747.]

  George H. S. King: The Register of Overwharton Parish: "John CAVE's will was dated August 6, 1714 and proved in 1721 at Stafford County Court; it was recorded in the now lost Will Book "K," page 2. He devised 200 acres of land on Axton's Run and adjoining the property of John Gowry and Giles TRAVERS to his son John CAVE but he "died so that the above mentioned land fell and reverted to" David CAVE of Orange County who was joined by his wife Sarah in conveying the said property to Keene WITHERS of Hamilton Parish, Prince William County, on September 12, 1748."

James Cave WITHERS and Chloe JENNINGS were the parents of: John WITHERS (17 August 1776, Fauquier County, Virginia - 1859, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia) [M]; Augustine WITHERS (11 April 1778, Fauquier County, Virginia - 1826, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]: m. Katherine WITHERS (ABT 1784, Fauquier County, Virginia - ?), 12 September 1803, Fauquier County, Virginia [About Katherine WITHERS, see below.]; Elizabeth Cave WITHERS (10 May 1780, Fauquier County, Virginia - 15 March 1857, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia) [F]: m. Fielding LUCAS (1764 <Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County>, Virginia, British North America - 21 November 1829, <Fredericksburg>, Spotsylvania County, Virginia), 24 April 1798, Fauquier County, Virginia [See Child 3: Fielding LUCAS, under G0495A: Peter LUCAS, in Descendants of Peter Lucas (ABT 1729 - 16 November 1781)]; Cave WITHERS (12 September 1782, Fauquier County, Virginia - 4 February 1813, Fauquier County, Virginia) [M]; Jennings WITHERS (25 August 1784, Fauquier County, Virginia - 14 November 1857, Boone County, Missouri) [M]: m. Catherine B. THEOBALD (30 July 1806 - 10 March 1872, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri), 31 December 1829, Kentucky; Hannah WITHERS (25 April 1787, Fauquier County, Virginia - 1844, Fauquier County, Virginia) [F]: m1. Dickerson WOOD (Jr.) (ABT 1773, Fauquier County, Virginia - BY 6 December 1827), 24 December 1793, Fauquier County, Virginia: m2. Field HENRY (Jr.) (ABT 1780 - ?), 6 December 1827, Fauquier County, Virginia [Field HENRY (Jr.) was the son of Field HENRY (Sr.) (3 February 1755, Culpeper County, Virginia, British North America - 27 May 1823, Bullitt County, Kentucky) and Susan Waller WITHERS (19 January 1765, Stafford County, Virginia - ?), who were married 4 March 1789 in Stafford County, Virginia. Susan Waller WITHERS was the daughter of James WITHERS and Susan Sara WALLER. See above.]; Sarah Jennings WITHERS (2 June 1789, Fauquier County, Virginia - BEF 1859) [F]: m. Zephaniah R. ENGLISH (1780, Maryland - ?), 25 April 1819 [Zephaniah R. ENGLISH was first married to Elizabeth Jane WITHERS on 6 October 1806. About Elizabeth Jane WITHERS, see below.]; James WITHERS (30 April 1792, Fauquier County, Virginia - 1861, Culpeper County, Virginia) [M]: m1. Frances FUNSTEN, 12 December 1822: m2. Ellen Adelaide GRIGGSBY (1806, Culpeper County, Virginia - ?), 21 November 1840, Fauquier County, Virginia; Travers WITHERS (6 April 1795, Fauquier County, Virginia - BEF 1820) [M]; and Walter WITHERS (25 February 1797, Fauquier County, Virginia - 1858, Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia) [M]: m. Margaret A. BAGGOTT (1808, Caroline County, Virginia - 1886), 8 March 1858, Fredericksburg, <Stafford> County, Virginia.

Katherine WITHERS, the wife of Augustine WITHERS, and Elizabeth Jane WITHERS, the first wife of Zephaniah R. ENGLISH who was first married to Sarah Jennings WITHERS, were the daughters of James WITHERS (ABT 1750, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - BY December 1808, Fauquier County, Virginia) and Sarah PICKETT (ABT 1750, Prince William County, Virginia, British North America - March 1825, Jeffersonton, Culpeper County, Virginia), who were married about 19 November 1773 in Fauquier County, Virginia. James WITHERS was the son of James ("Old Nigh") WITHERS and Catherine BARBEE. [See above.]

Thomas PHILLIPS, the husband of Sarah LAWRENCE, was a veteran of the War of 1812.

Concerning Turner M. LAWRENCE:

  Wilson County, Tennessee, Deed Book N, pp. 521-522: Division of property of heirs of John BARBEE names Turner M. LAWRENCE and wife Ann, 1831.

Wilson County, Tennessee Deed Bk V, p. 114: T. M. LAWRENCE sells his share (as heir of John BARBEE) to H. C.(?) Flippen, 1844. [That is, to H. G. Flippin. See below, concerning the estate of Pallas NEAL.]

Turner M. Lawrance - Adoption: Circuit Court, Wilson County, Tennessee, 19 September 1859: Turner LAWRENCE says he is 62 years old and has no child of his own. He proposes to adopt Turner LAWRENCE (son of William B. LAWRENCE) and Turner Lawrence JOHNSON (son of his niece Elizabeth and her husband Duncan JOHNSON) so he can give his property to these two. He says he had eight children, all of whom died young, so he has no heir.

Old County Chancery Court: "T. LAWRENCE vs. Brien" - 3422 says T. LAWRENCE was 62 or 65 years of age at his death.

Thomas Partlow: Wilson County, Tennessee Deeds, Marriages, and Wills: The Will of Turner M. LAWRENCE, 22 May 1862, names niece Susan ROY, wife of James ROY; and Rachel Jane ROY, the wife of Beverly ROY.

SOME WILSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CHANCERY COURT LOOSE RECORDS:

  5294 - 1853 Mar. 10 - (I. B.) William LAWRENCE VS Mary LAWRENCE & others. The bill of complaint of William LAWRENCE a citizen of Wilson Co., TN Against James MARKS and John J. CRITTENDON citizen of same and Edward LAWRENCE and Mary LAWRENCE, Edward a citizen of Smith Co., TN and Mary's residence is transient, sometimes in Smith Co. with defdt. Edward and sometimes in Wilson Co., TN with defdt. James MARKS. William LAWRENCE Sr. the father of your orator died in Wilson County on 22 June 1846 testate . . . widow, Mary . . . . Two of his sons are orator and Edward. James MARK is a son-in-law. All of the children had married and left home before the death of William . . . . son-in-law John F. WEST. Orator and Turner lived on adjoining farms to their father. The balance of children lived some miles off. Mary wanted to break up housekeeping and live with her children. She would then have six homes. Orator said Mary was 88 in 1853. Edward's nickname was "Neddy". /S/ Wm. LAWRENCE. Zadoc MCMILLEN, J. P.

5294-4 - 1842 June 21 - Will of William LAWRENCE: . . . to wife Mary, negroes and land while she lives. . . . to the heirs of son John LAWRENCE, dec'd. 5 daus., . . . to son Edward negro boy Elom, . . . to heirs of son Lewis LAWRENCE, dec'd. 3 sons and 4 daus., . . . to dau. Elizabeth MARKS negro girl Amanda, ...to son William negro Jefferson, . . . to son Turner M. 214 acres and negro Ransom, . . . to son Joseph B. negro boy Pallace, . . . to dau. Sarah PHILIPS, . . . to dau. Polly WEST negro woman named Mary . . . Exors.: sons William and Turner M. LAWRENCE. /S/ William LAWRENCE. Wits.: William NEAL; Clayburn W. NEAL; Jacob FITE; James BARRY. Proved 3 May 1849.

5316 - 1854 Oct. 25 - (O.B.) Sarah NEAL, William LAWRENCE and his wife Elizabeth, Ashley NEAL, George NEAL, Jonathan NEAL, Isaac SMITH and his wife Sally, Isaac NEAL a minor by his gdn. George NEAL all of Wilson Co., TN, William WRIGHT and his wife Polly, Daniel SMITH and his wife Amy and James ALLEN and his wife Nancy of Dekalb Co., TN against Sarah WHALEY a minor of MO. Pallas NEAL departed this life in Wilson Co., TN in March 1851 testate. George NEAL and Isaac SMITH two of the exors. Pallas NEAL devised the whole of his estate both real and personal (except a devise of land to your orator Jonathan) to his wife oratrix Sarah during her life and at her death to be sold . . . divided between all of his children. She is now quite old being between 75 and 80 years old. She is quite feeble and has nearly lost her eyesight . . . about 242 acres of land on which there is a large plantation ... nine negroes: Polly, about 52; Dave, about 43; Ann, about 18; Margaret about, 16; Jane, about 13; Nance, about 11; Matt, about 8; Harriet, about 5; and Jim, about 2 years old. She is too old to care for the property. Elizabeth LAWRENCE, Polly WRIGHT, Ashley NEAL, George NEAL, Jonathan NEAL, Amy SMITH, Sally SMITH, Nancy ALLEN are all the living children of said Pallus NEAL. Isaac NEAL is the son of Isaac NEAL a son of Pallas, and Sarah WHALEY is the dau. of Margaret who was the dau. of Isaac son of Pallas. Sarah is a minor . . . . A clause in the will states, "I also will to my three grandchildren namely, William, Margaret Jane and Isaac NEAL $450...." William and Margaret named in will are dead. William died without issue. Margaret died leaving the defdt. Sarah WHALEY her only child. Polly WRIGHT at the time of her father's will was the wife of Joseph B. LAWRENCE who died previous to the death of her father. After the death of Joseph B. she married her present husband William WRIGHT . . . . - John K. HOWARD gdn. ad litem for Sarah WHALEY.

1854 Nov. 17 - Buyers at sale of personal property of the estate of Pallas NEAL, dec'd: James BOON, Henry RUTLAND, Robert C. NEAL, George PRITCHETT, Jackson VENTREASE, Joab BAILIFF, William WRIGHT, William ROULSTONE, Joseph TIPPETT, Wm. J. CRAGWALL, J.T. LAWRENCE, William BENNETT, Isaac SMITH, Ben BRIGGS, Thomas HUDSON, Doke YOUNG, Jacob VENTREASE, James SIMMS, Sarah MARKS, George HUDSON, Benjamin PRITCHETT, Zed MULLINAX, E. WATSON, O. B. WRIGHT, Robert YERGAN, G. A. TUCK, Jonathan NEAL, James ALLEN, Henry BASS, Warren BASS, Matison NEAL, John BASS, Marvel OWEN, John WALDEN, Richard MARLOW, J. T. REECE, J. D. ROULSTONE, John J. CALICOAT, John GEORGE, Julia ALLEN, John SHEPHERD, Joshua TRAMEL, Ashley NEAL, Pallas SMITH, R. G. ANDREWS, Henry FITE, James TALLY, John CRIPS, Norman WELCH, C. C. SMITH, Joseph PHILIPS, John JONES, J. J. FORD, Benjamin BENNETT, Henderson VANTREASE, John YEARGAN, P. TRACY, John F. MOORE, John BOTTS, L. D. SMITH, N. MURCER, John ROGERS, H. G. FLIPPIN, Moses H. FORD, Julia ALLEN . . . . - H. C. BURKS and Wm. VANTREASE say they know the land . . . .

1865 Oct. 24 - Extrs. paid distributees Jonathan NEAL, Ashley NEAL, George NEAL, Mary VANTREASE, Sarah WHALEY, Wm B. LAWRENCE, F. F. LAWRENCE, Jane BETTY, Mrs. E. ANDERSON, Daniel SMITH, and Isaac SMITH. - N. D.: A list of articles sold at the sale of Sarah NEAL, dec'd.

Thomas E. Partlow's WILSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, CHANCERY COURT RECORDS 1842 - 1892:

  1. Moses A. WOOD, administrator of Joseph B. LAWRENCE, petitions for the division of slaves. Said Joseph B. LAWRENCE died intestate in 1847. There are four distributees, to wit, Polly LAWRENCE, the widow; Pallas N. LAWRENCE, Moses WOOD and wife Delia, and Zachariah NETTLES and wife Sarah. 19 July 1847 (Chancery Book D, pp. 421-422)

2. Bill of complaint of Sarah NEAL, William LAWRENCE and wife Ashley, George NEAL, Jennetta NEAL, Isaac SMITH and wife Sally, and Isaac NEAL, a minor by his guardian George NEAL, all of Wilson County; and William WRIGHT and wife Polly, Daniel SMITH and wife Any (Amy?), and James ALLEN and wife Nancy of Dekalb County against Sarah WHALEY, a minor, of Missouri. Pallas NEAL departed this life in March 1851. Said Pallas left his estate to his wife, Sarah NEAL, during her life and then to all of his children. Sarah NEAL is now quite old, between 75 and 80 years old. She is feeble and has nearly lost her eyesight. She is unable to attend to any kind of business. She desires to rid herself of any responsibility. The said Isaac NEAL is a son of Isaac Neal, a son of Pallas Neal. Sarah WHALEY is the daughter of Margarett who was the child of Isaac NEAL, son of Pallas NEAL. Said Sarah WHALEY is a minor and has no regular guardian. Mentions my three grandchildren, to wit, William, Margaret Jane, and Isaac NEAL. William and Margaret are dead. William died without issue. Margaret died leaving the defendant, Sarah WHALEY, as her only child. 3 October 1854 (Chancery Court 1855-1861, pp. 272-279)

Margaret Jane NEAL (10 October 1833, Wilson County, Tennessee - 15 July 1852, DeKalb County, Tennessee), the daughter of Isaac NEAL and thus the granddaughter of Patroclus ("Pallis") NEAL, who was married to William Henry WHALEY (14 March 1821, Libery, DeKalb County, Tennessee - 30 December 1872, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee: interment at Salem Cemetery, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee) on 4 April 1849, died leaving Sarah Frances WHALEY as her only issue. William Henry WHALEY was the son of Elijah WHALEY (24 February 1792, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - 16 November 1859, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee: interment at Whorten Springs, DeKalb County, Tennessee) and Rebecca DOUGHERTY (8 February 1800, Augusta Springs, Augusta County, Virginia - 30 July 1868, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee: interment at Whorten Springs, DeKalb County, Tennessee), who were married 20 June 1816 in Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee. And he was the brother of Seth Madison WHALEY (18 June 1824, Liberty, DeKalb County, Tennessee - 19 June 1899, Forest Home, Lawrence County, Missouri: interment at Union Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Lawrence County), who was second married to Mary Elinor ROSS (8 September 1837, Hardin County, Tennessee - 26 March 1890, Lawrence County, Missouri) on 31 May 1860. Seth Madison WHALEY and Mary Elinor ROSS engendered Eliza Jane WHALEY (18 February 1866, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri - 7 July 1927, Nome, Jefferson County, Texas: interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas) who, on 15 October 1885, in Lawrence County, Missouri, was married to Sion Wilson MARLER (18 May 1859, Alexandria, DeKalb County, Tennessee - 28 June 1929, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas: interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas). Sarah WHALEY, whose guardian ad litem in 1854 was John K. HOWARD, and Eliza Jane WHALEY were, therefore, first cousins.

Sally ("Sary") JOHNSON, the wife of Isaac NEAL, was the daughter of Duncan JOHNSON and Margaret UNKNOWN. Sarah Frances WHALEY, her granddaughter, was born after 22 July 1850 and by 1851. She died in June 1938. Sarah Frances WHALEY was heiress to a portion of the estate of Sarah NEAL, her great-aunt, the sister of Isaac NEAL.

Of interest, then, is the following report:

  United States Census of 1850, 13th Civil District, Wilson County, Tennessee, 2 November 1850:

Pallace NEAL, farmer, age 74, born in Virginia
Sarah NEAL, age 72, born in North Carolina
William NEAL, age 20, born in Tennessee
Isaac NEAL, age 16, born in Tennessee

The households of James WOOD (spouse Elizabeth ALLEN) and Moses A. WOOD (spouse Delilah LAWRENCE) are immediately next door to that of Pallis NEAL.

After the death of Delilah LAWRENCE, Moses Allen WOOD appears to have remarried. Thus, an M. A. WOOD was married to Mrs. M. N. DOSS on 29 September 1880 in DeKalb County, Tennessee.

United States Census of 1850 for the 13th Civil District, Wilson County, Tennessee, 3 November 1850:

  Moses A. WOOD, age 35, m, farmer, born in Virginia
Delila WOOD, age 33, born in TennesseeTN - [Delilah LAWRENCE, married 11 April 1839]
Lafayette WOOD, son, age 9, born in Tennessee
William WOOD, son, age 6, born in Tennessee
Nelson WOOD, son, age 2, born in Tennessee

Moses Allen WOOD, it should be noted, was a grandson of Moses ALLEN, Sr. and *Martha ATWOOD; and he was a nephew of Archibald P. ALLEN, who married *Sarah ("Salley") BOOKER, the granddaughter of *Edward LAWRENCE. [See G0494A: Moses ALLEN (Sr.) in Antecedents and Descendants of Moses Allen, Sr. (2 November 1754 - 22 August 1843) and see Child 2: Archibald P. ALLEN under G0494A: Moses ALLEN (Sr.) in Antecedents and Descendants of Moses Allen, Sr. (2 November 1754 - 22 August 1843).]

The Will of Moses Allen WOOD was proved, in DeKalb County, Tennessee, 25 March 1884. His executor was Irenus Beckwith; and his bondsmen for the Will were William WOOD, J. W. WOOD, and J. L. Bryan, of Wilson County, Tennessee. [DeKalb County, Tennessee Wills and Inventories, p. 269]

Note 11: It seems evident that Yandell WOOD was named after Lunsford Yandell NEAL (2 April 1828 - 11 April 1856, Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi), the short-lived brother of Jane C. NEAL, the first wife of William J. WOOD. See G0491A: Richard ("Uncle Dick") MARLER, note 5, in Antecedents and Descendants of Richard Marler (1 August 1823 - 28 June 1903). About the Will of Lunsford Yandell NEAL, see above, G0493A: James WOOD, Note 4.

Note 12: Yandell WOOD and Harriet SNEED:

  United States Census of 1850 for Alexandria, Civil District 1, DeKalb County, Tennessee, 4 July 1850:

WOOD, Yandle, carpenter, age 23, born in Tennessee
Harriet, wife, age 16, born in Tennessee

The household of Yandell WOOD is listed as number six in Alexandria, Civil District 1. In this same locale, the household of Thomas J. SNEED, M. D. is listed as number four:

  United States Census of 1850 for Alexandria, Civil District 1, DeKalb County, Tennessee, 4 July 1850:

Thomas J. SNEED, age 41, doctor, born in Virginia
A. W. H. SNEED, son, age 21, doctor, born in Tennessee
Eliza A. SNEED, daughter, age 19, born in Tennessee
Martha E. T. SNEED, daughter, age 17, born in Tennessee
Cintha A. SNEED, daughter, age 14, born in Tennessee
Malissa T. SNEED, daughter, age 12, born in Tennessee
John W. B. SNEED, son, age 10, born in Tennessee
Thomas S. SNEED, son, age 8, born in Tennessee
Nancy C. SNEED, daughter, age 6, born in Tennessee
Louisa C. SNEED, daughter, age 4, born in Tennessee
Elizabeth SNEED, mother, age 78, born in Virginia

That the precocious Harriet SNEED was the daughter of Thomas J. SNEED, M. D. seems likely.

   

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G0492A: Martha WOOD [002]
Birth: 1811, Shenandoah County, Virginia
Death: AFT 1870, Smith County, Tennessee
Father: James WOOD (1785, Shenandoah County, Virginia -
AFT 7 March 1853 [Will signed] and BEF 16 September 1853 [Will proved], Wilson County, Tennessee)
Mother: Elizabeth ALLEN (1785, Shenandoah County, Virginia -
AFT 16 September 1853 / ABT 1880, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee) [See G0493A: Elizabeth ALLEN in Antecedents and Descendants of Moses Allen, Sr. (2 November 1754 - 22 August 1843).]

Marriage: 4 September 1827, Wilson County, Tennessee
Spouse
: Alexander J(ones?) COMPTON (1809, Culpeper County, Virginia - 1855, Smith County, Tennessee) [See
G0492A: Alexander J(ones?) COMPTON in Descendants of John F. Compton (BEF 1644 - AFT 29 May 1713 and BEF 5 March 1718).]

Child 1: Elizabeth ("Jennie") K. COMPTON (7 August 1829, Wilson or Smith County, Tennessee - 13 November 1887, Wilson County, Tennessee) [F]: m. Richard ("Uncle Dick") MARLER (1 August 1823, Halifax Court House, Halifax County, Virginia - 23 May 1902, near Alexandria, DeKalb County, Tennessee), 1846 [See G0491A: Elizabeth ("Jennie") K. COMPTON in Descendants of John F. Compton (BEF 1644 - AFT 29 May 1713 and BEF 5 March 1718) and G0491A: Richard ("Uncle Dick") MARLER in Antecedents and Descendants of Richard Marler (1 August 1823 - 23 May 1903).]

Child 2: Nancy COMPTON (1832, <Culpeper County>, Virginia - ?) [F]

Child 3: Susan COMPTON (1834, <Culpeper County>, Virginia - ?) [F]

Child 4: Durham COMPTON (1836, Wilson or Smith County, Tennessee - ?) [M]

Child 5: James COMPTON (1837, Wilson or Smith County, Tennessee – 1907, Wilson County, Tennessee: interment at Hearn Hill Cemetery, Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee) [M]: m. Mary M. ALLEN, (4 February 1837, <Wilson County>, Tennessee - 24 August 1905, Wilson County, Tennessee: interment at Hearn Hill Cemetery, Watertown, Wilson County, Tennessee), ABT 1861

Child 6: Martha COMPTON (1840, Wilson or Smith County, Tennessee - ?) [F]

Child 7: Margaret ("Peggy") COMPTON (1842, Wilson or Smith County, Tennessee – AFT 1870) [F]

Child 8: Candis COMPTON (1844, Wilson or Smith County, Tennessee - ?) [F]

Child 9: Richard COMPTON (1845, Wilson or Smith County, Tennessee - ?) [M]

Child 10: Mary COMPTON (1849, Wilson or Smith County, Tennessee – AFT 1870) [F]

Note 1: United States Census, 1850: Smith County, Tennessee

  United States Census, Smith County, Tennessee, 1850
Division: South, page 361a
Enumerated: 2 November 1850, by Jefferson Jones

#561-718
COMPTON, A. J.: age 41 (born in Virginia) [M], laborer, value: $1250
Martha: age 39 (born in Virginia) [F]
Nancy: age 15 (born in Virginia) [F], attending school
Susan: age 16 born in Virginia) [F], attending school
Durham: age 14 (born in Tennessee) [M], attending school
James: age 12 (born in Tennessee) [M], attending school
Martha: age 10 (born in Tennessee) [F], attending school
Magaret: age 8 (born in Tennessee) [F], attending school
Candis: age  6 (born in Tennessee) [F], attending school
Richard: age 5 (born in Tennessee) [M]
Mary: age 1  (born in Tennessee) [F]

The household of Alexander J. COMPTON apears in no census for Smith County, Tennessee previous to 1850.

Note 2: It seems likely that Elizabeth ("Jennie") K. COMPTON's middle name was "KITTRELL," after Thomas KITTRELL, her uncle by marriage. [See above Child 5: Susan WOOD (1827, <Wilson County>, Tennessee - ?) under G0493A: James WOOD.]

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