Dr. David Wood1,2

M, b. 1815, d. between 18 January 1854 and 2 May 1854
Father*David Wood Sr.2 b. 18 Aug 1764, d. 11 Oct 1846
Mother*Louisa Smith b. 24 Jan 1773, d. 10 Dec 1853

Family

Mary Day b. 1822, d. 1906
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Dr. David Wood was born in 1815 at Washington Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.2,3 He married Mary Day, daughter of Joseph Bennett Day and Francis Deborah Lambert, on 26 May 1840 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.2,4,5 Dr. David Wood died between 18 January 1854 and 2 May 1854 at Point Isabel, Clermont, Ohio, United States.2,6,3 He was buried at New Calvary Cemetary, Clermont, Ohio, United States.2,3,7
Tombstone of Dr. David Wood 1815-1845 & wife Mary Day Wood 1821-1906 in Calvary Cemetery, Felicity, OH
His estate was probated on 2 May 1856 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.3
     He was a witness
From The History of Clermont Co. 1888, Page 363:
"David Wood [Sr.], the second of the brothers [sons of John Wood Sr.], died on the Smith survey, at the age of eighty-four years. His children were John S., who married Elizabeth Camerer, and moved to Indiana; George married Sarah Fee, and moved to the same State; Joseph married Margaret Bennett, and died in Washington in 1878; Absalom married Phoebe McGohan, and lived in Tate; Dr. David married Mary Day, and died at Point Isabel, where he follow his profession; Bazel G. died at Vicksburg, Miss., and Alfred in the (Washington) township. The daughters married, William Barkley, Robert Badgley, Joseph Dole, and James Buchannan."
with David Wood Sr.8 Dr. David Wood was Dr. David Wood, father of County Recorder Marcellus A. Wood, began practicing: about 1845, at Point Isabel, and died in 1855, in the prime of life; was a good physician and very studious. in 1845 at Point Isabel, Clermont, Ohio, United States.9,10
Last Edited22 May 2016

Citations

  1. Information from Phyllis Gillaspie. Not confirmed as of Sept. 16, 1997.
  2. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  3. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  4. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 281.
  5. [S31] Unknown author, Ohio Marrs. Cler. Co. 1800-50.
  6. [S25] 1860 Census, Moscow, Washington Townshio, Clermont Co. Ohio, Wife Mary had been married to, born children by and then been widowed by Lorenzo D. Page in the 1860 Census.
  7. [S754] Find-a-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Burial:
    Calvary Cemetery
    Felicity
    Clermont County
    Ohio, USA

    Created by: Linda
    Record added: Oct 23, 2006
    Find A Grave Memorial# 16302147.
  8. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 363.
  9. [S42] Phyllis Manning Gillaspie, "Phyllis M. Gillaspie", Ancestral File.
  10. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, page 147.

Mary Day1

F, b. 1822, d. 1906
Father*Joseph Bennett Day2 b. 25 Jun 1800, d. 5 Sep 1885
Mother*Francis Deborah Lambert3 b. 12 Feb 1800, d. 6 Aug 1888

Family 1

Dr. David Wood b. 1815, d. bt 18 Jan 1854 - 2 May 1854
Children

Family 2

Lorenzo Dow Page b. 1807
Child

Family 3

Henry Walker b. c 1813
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Mary Day was born in 1822.4 She married Dr. David Wood, son of David Wood Sr. and Louisa Smith, on 26 May 1840 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.5,6,7 Mary Day married Lorenzo Dow Page on 3 April 1856 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.5,4 Mary Day married Henry Walker on 21 January 1866 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.5,4 Mary Day and Henry Walker were divorced on 20 March 1872.8 Mary Day died in 1906 at Glenrose, Union Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.9,8
Tombstone of Dr. David Wood and wife Mary Day Wood
She was buried in 1906 at New Calvary Cemetery, Clermont, Ohio, United States.9,8,10
Tombstone of Dr. David Wood 1815-1845 & wife Mary Day Wood 1821-1906 in Calvary Cemetery, Felicity, OH

     Mary Day was also known as Polly Day.11 She Frank Carl Wood wrote "Polly Day was the daughter of Francis Deborah Lambert, a British Army officer who came to the American Colonies with this army to suppress the American Revolution and thereafter remained. He was a younger brother of a Lord Lambert of England.

Other information lists Deborah Lambert as mother of Polly Day.11 She was a witness
From The History of Clermont Co. 1888, Page 363:
"David Wood [Sr.], the second of the brothers [sons of John Wood Sr.], died on the Smith survey, at the age of eighty-four years. His children were John S., who married Elizabeth Camerer, and moved to Indiana; George married Sarah Fee, and moved to the same State; Joseph married Margaret Bennett, and died in Washington in 1878; Absalom married Phoebe McGohan, and lived in Tate; Dr. David married Mary Day, and died at Point Isabel, where he follow his profession; Bazel G. died at Vicksburg, Miss., and Alfred in the (Washington) township. The daughters married, William Barkley, Robert Badgley, Joseph Dole, and James Buchannan."
with David Wood Sr.12 As of 26 May 1840,her married name was Mary Wood.5 As of 3 April 1856,her married name was Page.5 As of 21 January 1866,her married name was Walker.5 Mary Day In 1870, twice widowed and now separated from her third husband, Henry Walker, since 1869, MARY (DAY WOOD PAGE) WALKER discarded the Walker surname and resumed the use of her first husband's surname "WOOD." She is of record on June 27, 1870 in the Federal Census of Point Isabel, Washington Township, Clermont County, OH, as "MARY WOOD," head of household and property owner with a value of $1,400. Her personal worth is given as $250 and she is listed as "keeping house." Living with her are son, MARCELLUS A. WOOD, aged 24 years, a farmer, SARAH C. WOOD, a daughter, aged 18 years, teaching school, and AMANDA J. PAGE, a daughter, aged 13 years, at home, but has attended school within the year, very much in keeping with the stress on education dictated in the late Dr. David Wood's will. In Union Township, Henry Walker, the errant husband, is listed as a brick mason aged 60 years old, born in Pennsylvania. No property value or personal worth is listed. A Mary M. Walker aged 30, born in Ohio is listed in the household keeping house for her probable father. in 1869 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.8
Mary Day appeared on the census of 27 June 1870 at Washington Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.13
Last Edited22 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S490] Martin E. Day, 8 Feb 2005.
  2. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 280-281, article on M.A. Wood.
  3. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co.
  4. [S45] Clermont County Genealogical Society, Mar Rec Clermont Co OH 1850-1874, Page 386.
  5. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  6. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 281.
  7. [S31] Unknown author, Ohio Marrs. Cler. Co. 1800-50.
  8. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  9. [S42] Phyllis Manning Gillaspie, "Phyllis M. Gillaspie", Ancestral File.
  10. [S754] Find-a-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Burial:
    Calvary Cemetery
    Felicity
    Clermont County
    Ohio, USA

    Created by: Linda
    Record added: Oct 23, 2006
    Find A Grave Memorial# 16302154.
  11. [S423] Letter, Frank Charles Wood to Jack Carl Wood, 5 June 1976.
  12. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 363.
  13. [S718] 27 Jun 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Lorenzo Dow Page1

M, b. 1807

Family

Mary Day b. 1822, d. 1906
Child
     Lorenzo Dow Page was born in 1807.2 He married Mary Day, daughter of Joseph Bennett Day and Francis Deborah Lambert, on 3 April 1856 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1,2
Last Edited20 Sep 1998

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S45] Clermont County Genealogical Society, Mar Rec Clermont Co OH 1850-1874, Page 386.
  3. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 281.

Henry Walker1

M, b. circa 1813

Family

Mary Day b. 1822, d. 1906
     Henry Walker was born circa 1813.2 He married Mary Day, daughter of Joseph Bennett Day and Francis Deborah Lambert, on 21 January 1866 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1,3 Henry Walker and Mary Day were divorced on 20 March 1872.4
Last Edited19 Feb 2013

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S45] Clermont County Genealogical Society, Mar Rec Clermont Co OH 1850-1874.
  3. [S45] Clermont County Genealogical Society, Mar Rec Clermont Co OH 1850-1874, Page 386.
  4. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.

Hercillia Wood1

F, b. 8 October 1842
Father*Dr. David Wood1 b. 1815, d. bt 18 Jan 1854 - 2 May 1854
Mother*Mary Day1 b. 1822, d. 1906
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Hercillia Wood was born on 8 October 1842 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1 She married Thomas L. Padgett on 29 December 1859 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1
     Her married name was Padgett.1
Last Edited15 Sep 1997

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.

Thomas L. Padgett1

M

Family

Hercillia Wood b. 8 Oct 1842
     Thomas L. Padgett married Hercillia Wood, daughter of Dr. David Wood and Mary Day, on 29 December 1859 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1
     Thomas L. Padgett appeared on the census of 1860 at Bracken, Kentucky, United States.1
Last Edited20 Sep 1998

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.

Almira G. Wood1

F, b. 4 July 1844, d. 1886
Father*Dr. David Wood1 b. 1815, d. bt 18 Jan 1854 - 2 May 1854
Mother*Mary Day1 b. 1822, d. 1906
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Almira G. Wood was born on 4 July 1844 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1 She married Thomas J. Ashley on 20 June 1861 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1,2 Almira G. Wood died in 1886 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1 She was buried at New Calvary Cemetary, Clermont, Ohio, United States.1
     Her married name was Ashley.1 Almira G. Wood was also known as Almina Wood.1 Almira G. Wood was also known as Elmina Wood.1
Last Edited19 Apr 1998

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co.

Thomas J. Ashley1

M

Family

Almira G. Wood b. 4 Jul 1844, d. 1886
     Thomas J. Ashley married Almira G. Wood, daughter of Dr. David Wood and Mary Day, on 20 June 1861 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1,2
Last Edited19 Apr 1998

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co.

Sarah C. Wood1,2

F, b. 5 January 1852
Father*Dr. David Wood1 b. 1815, d. bt 18 Jan 1854 - 2 May 1854
Mother*Mary Day1 b. 1822, d. 1906
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Sarah C. Wood was born on 5 January 1852 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1
     Sarah C. Wood also went by the name of Kate In his letter Frank refers to a daughter of Dr. David Wood as "Kate, married a Dickson."3 Her married name was Dixon.1 She appeared on the census of 27 June 1870 in the household of Mary Day at Washington Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.4
Last Edited9 Jun 2001

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co.
  3. [S423] Letter, Frank Charles Wood to Jack Carl Wood, 5 June 1976.
  4. [S718] 27 Jun 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Leonard B. Dixon1

M

Family

Sarah C. Wood b. 5 Jan 1852
Last Edited19 Apr 1998

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.

Marcellus Augustus Wood1

M, b. 10 May 1846
Father*Dr. David Wood1 b. 1815, d. bt 18 Jan 1854 - 2 May 1854
Mother*Mary Day1 b. 1822, d. 1906

Family

Ada H. Richards b. 1846
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Marcellus Augustus Wood was born on 10 May 1846.1 He married Ada H. Richards, daughter of Robert J Richards and Bena Smith, on 17 December 1874 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1,2,3 Marcellus Augustus Wood was buried after 17 April 1916 at Mount Moriah Cemetery, Union Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.2
     He Marcellus Augustus Wood
The first settlement made in Southern Clermont, and the second permanent one in the county, was by the Wood family in Washington Township. This family is of pure English extraction, coming down from the Revolutionary era with an honorable record for services to the patriot cause in the days of 1776.

David Wood, born and living in Virginia, was a soldier in "The Virginia Line on the Continental Establishment," and his son David Wood married a Miss Smith, descended from the early immigrants to that State from Germany, just before the old French and Indian war. About the year 1791, David and his brother John Wood immigrated to Kentucky and settled at Washington, then the leading town of the northern part of that State. In the fall of 1795 the two Wood brothers, David and John, accompanied by Elisha, Nathan, and Richard Manning (brothers), who had married respectively three sisters of the two brothers Wood, moved over from Kentucky into what is now Washington township and built what was called "Wood and Mannings' Station," at which time the only other building of any kind in what is now Clermont County was the log cabin of Col. Thomas Paxton, erected a few weeks before, back of the present town of Loveland.

"Wood and Mannings' Station" was built with a stockade, and was partly a fort and partly a double cabin, being used as a dwelling and also for protection against predatory bands of Indians and wild beasts. At its old-fashioned hearth of heaped logs, with its cheerful fire, in the winter of 1795-96 sat many nights Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton, and Cornelius Washburn,-who had been Indian-fighters and hunters in Kentucky with the Woods and Mannings, and recounted their exploits and laid plans for future expeditions. Shortly afterwards the Buchanans, the Sargents, and other settlers came in.

John Wood was one of the three first associate judges of the Common Pleas Court, appointed in 1803, and died while filling judicial office in 1807. David •Wood died at a ripe old age about 1848, leaving a son, Dr. David Wood, who had married Mary Day, a daughter of Joseph Day and Deborah (Lambert) Day, married in 1819 and both still living. Mrs. Deborah Day was a daughter of the Mr. Lambert who lived at Williamsburgh at a very early period, and who was one of three English soldiers who settled in America. Dr. David Wood died in 1854, and his widow subsequently married L. D. Page, and by him had one child,-Amanda J. Page. The children of' Dr. David and Mary (Day) Wood were Hercelia, married to Thomas M. Padget; Almina, married to Thomas J. Ashley; Marcellus Augustus, the subject of this sketch, born May 14, 1846; George A; and Sarah C., married to Leonard B. Dixon.

Marcellus A. •Wood was educated in the district and at the Felicity schools, and completed his studies at the Lebanon (Ohio) Normal School. He received a teacher's certificate at eighteen years of age, and immediately began teaching, following that calling -ten successive years in Washington, Franklin, and Pierce Townships, acquiring a merited reputation as one of the best educators in Clermont. He was a member all that time of the County Teachers' Institute, prominently connected with its annual sessions, and served on its executive committee and as its secretary for one year. Five years he served as assessor of Washington Township, and in 1874 was elected recorder of Clermont County, and in 1877 was re-elected by nearly a thousand majority, leading his ticket by several hundred votes. His second term will expire in January, 1881, and in six years of official duties his administration of this important office has been marked by an efficiency that stamps him as an able and trustworthy official. He was married Dec. 17, 1874, by Rev. H. M. Keck, to Miss Ada H. Richards, daughter of Robert J. and Bena (Smith) Richards, of Franklin Township. They have no children, and reside at Glen Este, in Union township, on the noted "Peticolas" fruit-farm of seventy-one acres, which Mr. Wood purchased in the spring of 1880 and to which he immediately removed. He belongs to no denomination, but his wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1876 he joined Batavia Lodge, No. 136, of I. O. O. F., and has passed all its chairs. He is a Democrat in politics, and has taken the liveliest interest in all political campaigns. By being accidentally thrown from a spirited horse in August, 1867, his left leg was broken so as to require its amputation. Mr. Wood, as a man, neighbor, citizen, and public official, has the confidence and esteem of the community in an eminent degree, and it would be difficult to find in Clermont a, man who stands higher in the public estimation than he.
at Clermont, Ohio, United States.4 He appeared on the census of 10 August 1860 in the household of Joseph Bennett Day and Francis Deborah Lambert at Franklin Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States. Marcellus Augustus Wood appeared on the census of 27 June 1870 in the household of Mary Day at Washington Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.5 Marcellus Augustus Wood was Teacher, Tax Assessor of Washington Twp. for five years, Recorder of Clermont County, elected in 1874 and 1877. In the Federal Census of 1880 for Union Twp. Clermont Co., OH, he is listed as County Recorder.

From History of Clermont Co page 147: "Dr. David Wood, father of County Recorder Marcellus A. Wood...." in 1874 at Washington Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.2
Marcellus Augustus Wood appeared on the census of 1880 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.2
Last Edited19 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  3. [S112] Publication sponored by Clermont County Genealogical Society, Clermont County, Ohio Marriage 1850-1874.
  4. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, pages 280-281.
  5. [S718] 27 Jun 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Ada H. Richards1

F, b. 1846
Father*Robert J Richards2
Mother*Bena Smith2

Family

Marcellus Augustus Wood b. 10 May 1846
     Ada H. Richards was born in 1846 at Ohio, United States.2 She married Marcellus Augustus Wood, son of Dr. David Wood and Mary Day, on 17 December 1874 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1,2,3
     As of 17 December 1874,her married name was Wood.1
Last Edited19 Feb 2013

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  3. [S112] Publication sponored by Clermont County Genealogical Society, Clermont County, Ohio Marriage 1850-1874.

David Wood Sr.1

M, b. 18 August 1764, d. 11 October 1846
Father*John Wood Sr.1 b. bt 1734 - 1740, d. 30 Jan 1799
Mother*Hannah unknown

Family

Louisa Smith b. 24 Jan 1773, d. 10 Dec 1853
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     David Wood Sr. was born on 18 August 1764 at Virginia, United States.1 He married Louisa Smith, daughter of John Frederick Smith and Elizabeth unknown, on 15 February 1793 at Frederick, Virginia, United States.1,2,3 David Wood Sr. died on 11 October 1846 at Washington Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States, at age 82.2 He died on 11 December 1846 at at home Turkey Foot Road, Washington Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States, at age 82.1,4,5 He was buried at Private Wood Cemetery, Turkey Road, Clermont, Ohio, United States.6,7
Tombstone - WOOD, David (Sr) 1764-1846 by DAR in Wood Cem, Clermont Co, OH
Tombstone - WOOD, David Sr, 1764-1846 in Wood Cem, Clermont Co, OH

     He David Wood, Sr. was the youngest of four sons of John Wood, Sr., who died in Derry Township, Mifflin County, PA, shortly before March 8, 1799, and his wife (name unknown), who was living at that time and probably after the probate of her late husband's estate in 1803. Although David's birthplace in 1764 is unknown, his son Joseph Wood's obituary in the Clermont Sun of November 7, 1877 states that his father was "raised in Pennsylvania." This tallies with the record of the Order of Survey #5012 granted to John Wood on 31 May 1768 for 80 acres in Derry Township then in Cumberland County, PA, later Mifflin County, PA. Nothing is known of David's life until his Revolutionary War service in the 7th Virginia Regiment. After the War he appears to have settled for a time in Frederick County, where he met and married LOUISA SMITH/SCHMIDT on February 15, 1793.

David Wood, Sr., his wife Louisa, and at least two children, Elizabeth and Mary Wood, joined the Wood-Manning migratory group in Mason County, KY ca. 1795-6, where he is of record in the tax list of 1796 with 1 male aged over 21 years, 3 horses and 5 cows. The interrelated group consisted basically of the married sons and daughters of two Pennsylvania settlers of the middle 1700's, John Wood, Sr. of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County and Derry Township in Cumberland County, later Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and his friend and sometime neighbor, Nathan or Nathaniel Manning of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania with wife Jane. Nathan Manning outlived his friend, John Wood, Sr. by nine years and lived to see his large family settled in Clermont County, OH, where he died August, 1808.

Among the group of settlers were John Wood, Jr and wife Margaret, Jeriah and Mary (Manning) Wood, John and Elizabeth (Wood) Manning, Joshua and Martha (Wood) Manning, and bachelor Nathan Manning, Jr.

John Wood, Jr had been the first known of the family to settle in Mason County, KY ca. 1792/3, where he was of record on tax lists from 1793-97. The John and Joshua Manning families of record in Mason County in the 1795-1797 tax lists had joined John Wood, Jr. in Mason County ca. 1794/5. The Jeriah Wood family appears on the Mason County tax lists of 1796 and 1797.

The Wood and Manning family group crossed the Ohio River and established a fortified "station" or stockaded settlement similar to those along the frontier in Kentucky in the Virginia Military District near Big Indian Creek on land actually owned by Thomas Buckner (Survey #1087) in the southern area of the Northwest Territory, later Clermont County, Ohio. There they built rough log cabins enclosed by a fortified stockade. The settlement called "Wood and Manning's Station" was near a free flowing spring still visible today west of Collier Road in Washington Township, a mile east of Calvary Methodist Church on Route 756.

In the early 1800's according to the research of Richard Scamyhorn and John Steinle (Stockades in the Wilderness) and noted genealogist, Patricia Donaldson, an expert on this area and its settlers, the Deputy Surveyor for the Virginia Military District, Nathaniel Massie, asserted the legal ownership of the Buckner Survey to remove the Woods and Mannings from what was actually a "squatter" settlement. Shortly thereafter, the various Wood and Manning families received title to other nearby lands to compensate them for improvements made on the Buckner tract. [Mifflin Co., PA will Bk. I:70, File # 5023 (John Woods, Sr.) The Clermont Sun, Neville, OH, 7 Nov., 1877]2
He began military service in November 1777 From: The Official Roster of the soldiers of the American Revolution
Buried in the State of Ohio; Vol. I & II; DAR Ohio 1973: WOOD, DAVID, (CLERMONT CO.)

Va Continental Line; Moved to Ky 1791, thence to Washington Twp. clermont co, 0, 1795; he and two brothers erected a heavy stockade, "Woods and Manning Station" near calvary M.E. church, Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton often stopped there.

Br. 1764, Va. Children: John S, (mar. Eliz. cameron), Geroge, (mar. Sarah Fee), Joseph, (mar. Margaret Bennett), Absolom, (mar. Phoebe McGohan), David, (mar. Mary Day), Bazil C, Alfred, dau. mar. Wm. Barkley, dau. mar. Robert Badgley, dau. mar. Joseph Dole, dau. mar. Jos. Buchanan. D. 1848. Ref: A.S. Abbott, Bethel, O. Fur. infor. Cincinnati, Ohio.

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It has been stated that this David Wood enlisted and served in Revolutionary War 2 years in Capt. Matthew Jouett's Co., 7th Virginia Regiment commanded by Col. Alexander McClenachan.

The DAR Lineage Book Vol 58 shows: "David Wood (1737-1813 served 1777, as a private in Capt. Matthew Jouett's company, Col. Alexander McClenachan's 7th Virginia regiment. He was born in Louisa County; died in Albemarle County, VA." A search of this regiment's muster rolls shows onethis one was enlisted for the period of 28 Dec. 1776 to 21 May 1777. This name continues to be seen until August 1777.

The name David Wood does not appear again until November 1777 in the same regiment. When it does show up, the term of enlistment is until 10 April 1778. In Dewc 1777 David Wood is shown with his enlistment terminating in 1778. In the Feb 1778 muster, David Wood is shown with a 2 year enlistment. This is the last time David Wood is mentioned in this regiment's muster rolls.

From this it is possible that there were two David Wood serving at two different times but it would require additional documents to determine if the David Wood who died Clermont Co. Ohio was one of them.

Source for the above is REVOLUTIONARY WAR MILITARY RECORDS OF THE 7th VIRGINIA REGIMENT
CAPTAIN MATTHEW JOUETT’S COMPANY
(THE COMPANY OF PRIVATES JESSE CORN AND JOHN PETER CORN)
By: Larry D. Christiansen.8,9 He lived in 1791 at Kentucky, United States.8 He lived in 1795 at Washington Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.8
David Wood Sr. appeared on the census of 1820 at Washington Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.1
David Wood Sr. appeared on the census of 1830 at Washington Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.1
From The History of Clermont Co. 1888, Page 363:
"David Wood [Sr.], the second of the brothers [sons of John Wood Sr.], died on the Smith survey, at the age of eighty-four years. His children were John S., who married Elizabeth Camerer, and moved to Indiana; George married Sarah Fee, and moved to the same State; Joseph married Margaret Bennett, and died in Washington in 1878; Absalom married Phoebe McGohan, and lived in Tate; Dr. David married Mary Day, and died at Point Isabel, where he follow his profession; Bazel G. died at Vicksburg, Miss., and Alfred in the (Washington) township. The daughters married, William Barkley, Robert Badgley, Joseph Dole, and James Buchannan."4
Last Edited10 Jul 2016

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  3. [S956] Marriage Record from Virginia Marriages 1660-1800.
  4. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 363.
  5. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File, This source reports his death on 11 Oct 1846, not Dec. Indicated source of location was Patricia R. Donaldson sketch map of David Wood Cemetery and house and barn. Sept. 1977.
  6. [S28] DAR - Beech Forest Chapter, DAR Clermont Co Cem Mon Vol 10, "David Wood, Rev. Soldier, is buried in this cemetery with only a creek stone for a marker-- so says Mrs. Laura Trout, a descendant nearing 90 years of age."
  7. [S754] Find-a-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Burial:
    Wood Cemetery
    Moscow
    Clermont County
    Ohio, USA

    Created by: Linda
    Record added: Oct 23, 2006
    Find A Grave Memorial# 16302858.
  8. [S41] DAR, DAR Rev Soldiers Bur in OH, Page 407.
  9. [S690] "Headstone Application for Veterans, WOOD, David."

Louisa Smith1

F, b. 24 January 1773, d. 10 December 1853
Father*John Frederick Smith2
Mother*Elizabeth unknown1 d. 7 Jun 1822

Family

David Wood Sr. b. 18 Aug 1764, d. 11 Oct 1846
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Louisa Smith was born on 24 January 1773 at Frederick, Virginia, United States, but no source for birthplace. Date was calculated using informaiton on tombstone of death on 10 Dec 1853 and she lived 78 yrs, 10 mo and 16 days. She was born on 22 February 1775 at Germany.2 She married David Wood Sr., son of John Wood Sr. and Hannah unknown, on 15 February 1793 at Frederick, Virginia, United States.1,2,3 Louisa Smith died on 10 December 1853 at Washington Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States, at age 80.4,2 She was buried after 10 December 1853 at Private Wood Cemetery, Turkey Road, Clermont, Ohio, United States.4,2,5
Tombstone - WOOD, Louisa 1773-1853 in WOod Cem, Clermont Co, OH

     She was a witness David Wood, Sr. was the youngest of four sons of John Wood, Sr., who died in Derry Township, Mifflin County, PA, shortly before March 8, 1799, and his wife (name unknown), who was living at that time and probably after the probate of her late husband's estate in 1803. Although David's birthplace in 1764 is unknown, his son Joseph Wood's obituary in the Clermont Sun of November 7, 1877 states that his father was "raised in Pennsylvania." This tallies with the record of the Order of Survey #5012 granted to John Wood on 31 May 1768 for 80 acres in Derry Township then in Cumberland County, PA, later Mifflin County, PA. Nothing is known of David's life until his Revolutionary War service in the 7th Virginia Regiment. After the War he appears to have settled for a time in Frederick County, where he met and married LOUISA SMITH/SCHMIDT on February 15, 1793.

David Wood, Sr., his wife Louisa, and at least two children, Elizabeth and Mary Wood, joined the Wood-Manning migratory group in Mason County, KY ca. 1795-6, where he is of record in the tax list of 1796 with 1 male aged over 21 years, 3 horses and 5 cows. The interrelated group consisted basically of the married sons and daughters of two Pennsylvania settlers of the middle 1700's, John Wood, Sr. of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County and Derry Township in Cumberland County, later Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and his friend and sometime neighbor, Nathan or Nathaniel Manning of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania with wife Jane. Nathan Manning outlived his friend, John Wood, Sr. by nine years and lived to see his large family settled in Clermont County, OH, where he died August, 1808.

Among the group of settlers were John Wood, Jr and wife Margaret, Jeriah and Mary (Manning) Wood, John and Elizabeth (Wood) Manning, Joshua and Martha (Wood) Manning, and bachelor Nathan Manning, Jr.

John Wood, Jr had been the first known of the family to settle in Mason County, KY ca. 1792/3, where he was of record on tax lists from 1793-97. The John and Joshua Manning families of record in Mason County in the 1795-1797 tax lists had joined John Wood, Jr. in Mason County ca. 1794/5. The Jeriah Wood family appears on the Mason County tax lists of 1796 and 1797.

The Wood and Manning family group crossed the Ohio River and established a fortified "station" or stockaded settlement similar to those along the frontier in Kentucky in the Virginia Military District near Big Indian Creek on land actually owned by Thomas Buckner (Survey #1087) in the southern area of the Northwest Territory, later Clermont County, Ohio. There they built rough log cabins enclosed by a fortified stockade. The settlement called "Wood and Manning's Station" was near a free flowing spring still visible today west of Collier Road in Washington Township, a mile east of Calvary Methodist Church on Route 756.

In the early 1800's according to the research of Richard Scamyhorn and John Steinle (Stockades in the Wilderness) and noted genealogist, Patricia Donaldson, an expert on this area and its settlers, the Deputy Surveyor for the Virginia Military District, Nathaniel Massie, asserted the legal ownership of the Buckner Survey to remove the Woods and Mannings from what was actually a "squatter" settlement. Shortly thereafter, the various Wood and Manning families received title to other nearby lands to compensate them for improvements made on the Buckner tract. [Mifflin Co., PA will Bk. I:70, File # 5023 (John Woods, Sr.) The Clermont Sun, Neville, OH, 7 Nov., 1877]
with David Wood Sr.2 Louisa Smith was also known as Lucy. As of 15 February 1793,her married name was Wood.1 She appeared on the census of 12 November 1850 in the household of William Barkley and Catherine Wood at Washington Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.6
Last Edited10 Jul 2016

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  3. [S956] Marriage Record from Virginia Marriages 1660-1800.
  4. [S42] Phyllis Manning Gillaspie, "Phyllis M. Gillaspie", Ancestral File, Sheet for David Wood.
  5. [S754] Find-a-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Burial:
    Wood Cemetery
    Moscow
    Clermont County
    Ohio, USA

    Created by: Marie & Dale V.
    Record added: Sep 07, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 76138437.
  6. [S695] 12 Nov 1850 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Elizabeth unknown1

F, d. 7 June 1822

Family

John Frederick Smith
Child
     Elizabeth unknown died on 7 June 1822 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1 She was buried after 7 June 1822 at Wood Cemetary, Clermont, Ohio, United States.1
     Her married name was Smith.2
Last Edited18 Apr 2015

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.

Elizabeth Wood1

F, b. 5 April 1793, d. 11 March 1817
Father*David Wood Sr.1 b. 18 Aug 1764, d. 11 Oct 1846
Mother*Louisa Smith1 b. 24 Jan 1773, d. 10 Dec 1853
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Elizabeth Wood was born on 5 April 1793 at Frederick, Virginia, United States.1,2 She married Robert Badgley.1 Elizabeth Wood died on 11 March 1817 at Wood Cemetery, Clermont, Ohio, United States, at age 23.1 She was buried after 11 March 1817 at Private Wood Cemetery, Turkey Road, Clermont, Ohio, United States.1,3
Tombstone - BADGLEY, Elizabeth Wood1793-1817 in Wood Cem, Clermont Co, OH

     She was a witness David Wood, Sr. was the youngest of four sons of John Wood, Sr., who died in Derry Township, Mifflin County, PA, shortly before March 8, 1799, and his wife (name unknown), who was living at that time and probably after the probate of her late husband's estate in 1803. Although David's birthplace in 1764 is unknown, his son Joseph Wood's obituary in the Clermont Sun of November 7, 1877 states that his father was "raised in Pennsylvania." This tallies with the record of the Order of Survey #5012 granted to John Wood on 31 May 1768 for 80 acres in Derry Township then in Cumberland County, PA, later Mifflin County, PA. Nothing is known of David's life until his Revolutionary War service in the 7th Virginia Regiment. After the War he appears to have settled for a time in Frederick County, where he met and married LOUISA SMITH/SCHMIDT on February 15, 1793.

David Wood, Sr., his wife Louisa, and at least two children, Elizabeth and Mary Wood, joined the Wood-Manning migratory group in Mason County, KY ca. 1795-6, where he is of record in the tax list of 1796 with 1 male aged over 21 years, 3 horses and 5 cows. The interrelated group consisted basically of the married sons and daughters of two Pennsylvania settlers of the middle 1700's, John Wood, Sr. of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County and Derry Township in Cumberland County, later Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and his friend and sometime neighbor, Nathan or Nathaniel Manning of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania with wife Jane. Nathan Manning outlived his friend, John Wood, Sr. by nine years and lived to see his large family settled in Clermont County, OH, where he died August, 1808.

Among the group of settlers were John Wood, Jr and wife Margaret, Jeriah and Mary (Manning) Wood, John and Elizabeth (Wood) Manning, Joshua and Martha (Wood) Manning, and bachelor Nathan Manning, Jr.

John Wood, Jr had been the first known of the family to settle in Mason County, KY ca. 1792/3, where he was of record on tax lists from 1793-97. The John and Joshua Manning families of record in Mason County in the 1795-1797 tax lists had joined John Wood, Jr. in Mason County ca. 1794/5. The Jeriah Wood family appears on the Mason County tax lists of 1796 and 1797.

The Wood and Manning family group crossed the Ohio River and established a fortified "station" or stockaded settlement similar to those along the frontier in Kentucky in the Virginia Military District near Big Indian Creek on land actually owned by Thomas Buckner (Survey #1087) in the southern area of the Northwest Territory, later Clermont County, Ohio. There they built rough log cabins enclosed by a fortified stockade. The settlement called "Wood and Manning's Station" was near a free flowing spring still visible today west of Collier Road in Washington Township, a mile east of Calvary Methodist Church on Route 756.

In the early 1800's according to the research of Richard Scamyhorn and John Steinle (Stockades in the Wilderness) and noted genealogist, Patricia Donaldson, an expert on this area and its settlers, the Deputy Surveyor for the Virginia Military District, Nathaniel Massie, asserted the legal ownership of the Buckner Survey to remove the Woods and Mannings from what was actually a "squatter" settlement. Shortly thereafter, the various Wood and Manning families received title to other nearby lands to compensate them for improvements made on the Buckner tract. [Mifflin Co., PA will Bk. I:70, File # 5023 (John Woods, Sr.) The Clermont Sun, Neville, OH, 7 Nov., 1877]
with David Wood Sr.2 Her married name was Badgley.1 Elizabeth Wood was a witness
From The History of Clermont Co. 1888, Page 363:
"David Wood [Sr.], the second of the brothers [sons of John Wood Sr.], died on the Smith survey, at the age of eighty-four years. His children were John S., who married Elizabeth Camerer, and moved to Indiana; George married Sarah Fee, and moved to the same State; Joseph married Margaret Bennett, and died in Washington in 1878; Absalom married Phoebe McGohan, and lived in Tate; Dr. David married Mary Day, and died at Point Isabel, where he follow his profession; Bazel G. died at Vicksburg, Miss., and Alfred in the (Washington) township. The daughters married, William Barkley, Robert Badgley, Joseph Dole, and James Buchannan."
with David Wood Sr.4
Last Edited25 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  3. [S754] Find-a-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Birth:      Apr. 5, 1793
    Death:      Mar. 11, 1817

    Wife of Robert Badgley

    Burial: Wood Cemetery
    Moscow, Clermont County, Ohio, USA

    Created by: Marie & Dale V.
    Record added: Sep 06, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 76086145.
  4. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 363.

Robert Badgley1

M

Family

Elizabeth Wood b. 5 Apr 1793, d. 11 Mar 1817
     Robert Badgley married Elizabeth Wood, daughter of David Wood Sr. and Louisa Smith.1
     Robert Badgley was a witness
From The History of Clermont Co. 1888, Page 363:
"David Wood [Sr.], the second of the brothers [sons of John Wood Sr.], died on the Smith survey, at the age of eighty-four years. His children were John S., who married Elizabeth Camerer, and moved to Indiana; George married Sarah Fee, and moved to the same State; Joseph married Margaret Bennett, and died in Washington in 1878; Absalom married Phoebe McGohan, and lived in Tate; Dr. David married Mary Day, and died at Point Isabel, where he follow his profession; Bazel G. died at Vicksburg, Miss., and Alfred in the (Washington) township. The daughters married, William Barkley, Robert Badgley, Joseph Dole, and James Buchannan."
with David Wood Sr.2
Last Edited21 May 2013

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 363.

John Wood Sr.1

M, b. between 1734 and 1740, d. 30 January 1799

Family

Hannah unknown
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     John Wood Sr. was born between 1734 and 1740.1 He married Hannah unknown.2 John Wood Sr. died on 30 January 1799 at Derry Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States.1
     He was a witness David Wood, Sr. was the youngest of four sons of John Wood, Sr., who died in Derry Township, Mifflin County, PA, shortly before March 8, 1799, and his wife (name unknown), who was living at that time and probably after the probate of her late husband's estate in 1803. Although David's birthplace in 1764 is unknown, his son Joseph Wood's obituary in the Clermont Sun of November 7, 1877 states that his father was "raised in Pennsylvania." This tallies with the record of the Order of Survey #5012 granted to John Wood on 31 May 1768 for 80 acres in Derry Township then in Cumberland County, PA, later Mifflin County, PA. Nothing is known of David's life until his Revolutionary War service in the 7th Virginia Regiment. After the War he appears to have settled for a time in Frederick County, where he met and married LOUISA SMITH/SCHMIDT on February 15, 1793.

David Wood, Sr., his wife Louisa, and at least two children, Elizabeth and Mary Wood, joined the Wood-Manning migratory group in Mason County, KY ca. 1795-6, where he is of record in the tax list of 1796 with 1 male aged over 21 years, 3 horses and 5 cows. The interrelated group consisted basically of the married sons and daughters of two Pennsylvania settlers of the middle 1700's, John Wood, Sr. of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County and Derry Township in Cumberland County, later Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and his friend and sometime neighbor, Nathan or Nathaniel Manning of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania with wife Jane. Nathan Manning outlived his friend, John Wood, Sr. by nine years and lived to see his large family settled in Clermont County, OH, where he died August, 1808.

Among the group of settlers were John Wood, Jr and wife Margaret, Jeriah and Mary (Manning) Wood, John and Elizabeth (Wood) Manning, Joshua and Martha (Wood) Manning, and bachelor Nathan Manning, Jr.

John Wood, Jr had been the first known of the family to settle in Mason County, KY ca. 1792/3, where he was of record on tax lists from 1793-97. The John and Joshua Manning families of record in Mason County in the 1795-1797 tax lists had joined John Wood, Jr. in Mason County ca. 1794/5. The Jeriah Wood family appears on the Mason County tax lists of 1796 and 1797.

The Wood and Manning family group crossed the Ohio River and established a fortified "station" or stockaded settlement similar to those along the frontier in Kentucky in the Virginia Military District near Big Indian Creek on land actually owned by Thomas Buckner (Survey #1087) in the southern area of the Northwest Territory, later Clermont County, Ohio. There they built rough log cabins enclosed by a fortified stockade. The settlement called "Wood and Manning's Station" was near a free flowing spring still visible today west of Collier Road in Washington Township, a mile east of Calvary Methodist Church on Route 756.

In the early 1800's according to the research of Richard Scamyhorn and John Steinle (Stockades in the Wilderness) and noted genealogist, Patricia Donaldson, an expert on this area and its settlers, the Deputy Surveyor for the Virginia Military District, Nathaniel Massie, asserted the legal ownership of the Buckner Survey to remove the Woods and Mannings from what was actually a "squatter" settlement. Shortly thereafter, the various Wood and Manning families received title to other nearby lands to compensate them for improvements made on the Buckner tract. [Mifflin Co., PA will Bk. I:70, File # 5023 (John Woods, Sr.) The Clermont Sun, Neville, OH, 7 Nov., 1877]
with David Wood Sr.3 John Wood Sr. It has been reported to me without any proof that John Wood Sr. was the son of a James Wood (1709-1750) who lived in Pennsylvania and immigrated from Ulster (Ireland or NY?). I have had Y-DNA analysis performed for myself and have found several matches in the Wood DNA Project at Family Tree DNA and those also originated in eastern PA or NJ. However at this time no common ancestor can be identified. If anyone has more information on this family please contact me. between 1734 and 1740 at Pennsylvania, United States. He John Wood, Sr. (also spelled Woods) is first of record in an Order of Survey #5012 dated 31 May 1768 for 80 acres, 8 perches in Derry Township, then in Cumberland County, PA, surveyed for him on 2 September 1769. This land was sold by his executors on 28 December 1803 to Ludwick Yeater of Mifflin Co., PA for L 127.9.3. [NOTE: History of Derry Twsp notes that it was in Lancaster Co from 1729 to 1785 when it became a part of Dauphin Co.] on 31 May 1768 at Derry Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.3 He
John Wood, Sr. (also spelled Woods) is first of record in an Order of Survey #5012 dated 31 May 1768 for 80 acres, 8 perches in Derry Township, then in Cumberland County, PA, surveyed for him on 2 September 1769. This land was sold by his executors on 28 December 1803 to Ludwick Yeater of Mifflin Co., PA for L 127.9.3. [2. Mifflin Co., PA Deeds, Liber, pp. 304-6]

By 1785 he also owned land in Penn's Township by then in Northumberland County, PA (formed 1772 from parts of Cumberland, Lancaster, Berkshire, Bedford, and Northampton Counties, PA) to the north of Derry Township for which he was taxed in 1785, 1786, and 1787. He also appears on tax lists for Beaver Township, Northumberland County, PA in 1789. The 1790 Federal Census of Northumberland County (parent Co. of Mifflin Co.) shows John Woods, Sr.. as head of household with one free white male 16 years and upward, no males under 16 years, and four free white females, with one other free white person. On June 27, 1793 he purchased an additional tract of 107 acres, 72 perches near Shade Mountain and Jack's Run (Creek) in Derry Township, Mifflin Co., PA from Jacob Hassinger. This tract was also sold to Ludwick Yeater on 28 December 1803 by John Wood's executors. The 1798 US Direct Tax for Mifflin County, PA, Derry Township in the Town of Lewistown, shows John Woods on his home farm lot of 2 acres with a one story log house, 30' x 24' with two window lights valued at $105. [3. Mifflin Co., PA Deeds Liber, pp. 302-04]

We can judge from his varied Inventory of March 26, 1799 just how self-sufficient his household was in the production of not only food and shelter, but in hide tanning for boots and shoes, harness, saddles, and straps, as well as in linen and woolen cloth-making: starting with flax seed and sheep on the hoof and proceeding through every process to the looming of home spun fabrics. Bee hives for honey. Cows for milk and butter. Oxen for plowing. Barrels for sweet cider. Meat tubs for sausage making. Pots for pickling.

A clue to a less primitive frontier heritage may be seen in the Delft china plate and the tole ware dish sold at the estate sale (Vendue) and also by the "assortment of books," which were not put into the sale by the Executors! Very possibly Executor John Wood, Jr., a future Associate Justice of the Clermont County (OH) Court of Common Pleas, kept his father's treasured books.
on 31 May 1768 at Derry Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. He By 1785 he also owned land in Penn's Township by then in Northumberland County, PA (formed 1772 from parts of Cumberland, Lancaster, Berkshire, Bedford, and Northampton Counties, PA) to the north of Derry Township for which he was taxed in 1785, 1786, and 1787. He also appears on tax lists for Beaver Township, Northumberland County, PA in 1789. The 1790 Federal Census of Northumberland County (parent Co. of Mifflin Co.) shows John Woods, Sr.. as head of household with one free white male 16 years and upward, no males under 16 years, and four free white females, with one other free white person. On June 27, 1793 he purchased an additional tract of 107 acres, 72 perches near Shade Mountain and Jack's Run (Creek) in Derry Township, Mifflin Co., PA from Jacob Hassinger. This tract was also sold to Ludwick Yeater on 28 December 1803 by John Wood's executors. The 1798 US Direct Tax for Mifflin County, PA, Derry Township in the Town of Lewistown, shows John Woods on his home farm lot of 2 acres with a one story log house, 30' x 24' with two window lights valued at $105. [3] in 1785.3
John Wood Sr. appeared on the census of 1790 at Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.4
John Wood Sr. left a will on 10 March 1796 at Derry Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States.5,3
Last Edited10 May 2016

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S42] Phyllis Manning Gillaspie, "Phyllis M. Gillaspie", Ancestral File, Sheet for John Wood, Sr.
  3. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  4. [S689] 1790 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  5. [S432] John Wood Sr's Will unknown file number.
  6. [S42] Phyllis Manning Gillaspie, "Phyllis M. Gillaspie", Ancestral File.
  7. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 363.

John Wood1

M, b. circa 1759, d. between 8 July 1808 and 18 October 1808
Father*John Wood Sr.1 b. bt 1734 - 1740, d. 30 Jan 1799
Mother*Hannah unknown2

Family

Margaret Grimes
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     John Wood was born circa 1759.3 He married Margaret Grimes circa 1780.3 John Wood died between 8 July 1808 and 18 October 1808 at Neville, Tate Township, Clermont, Ohio, United States.1,2
     He was a witness David Wood, Sr. was the youngest of four sons of John Wood, Sr., who died in Derry Township, Mifflin County, PA, shortly before March 8, 1799, and his wife (name unknown), who was living at that time and probably after the probate of her late husband's estate in 1803. Although David's birthplace in 1764 is unknown, his son Joseph Wood's obituary in the Clermont Sun of November 7, 1877 states that his father was "raised in Pennsylvania." This tallies with the record of the Order of Survey #5012 granted to John Wood on 31 May 1768 for 80 acres in Derry Township then in Cumberland County, PA, later Mifflin County, PA. Nothing is known of David's life until his Revolutionary War service in the 7th Virginia Regiment. After the War he appears to have settled for a time in Frederick County, where he met and married LOUISA SMITH/SCHMIDT on February 15, 1793.

David Wood, Sr., his wife Louisa, and at least two children, Elizabeth and Mary Wood, joined the Wood-Manning migratory group in Mason County, KY ca. 1795-6, where he is of record in the tax list of 1796 with 1 male aged over 21 years, 3 horses and 5 cows. The interrelated group consisted basically of the married sons and daughters of two Pennsylvania settlers of the middle 1700's, John Wood, Sr. of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County and Derry Township in Cumberland County, later Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and his friend and sometime neighbor, Nathan or Nathaniel Manning of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania with wife Jane. Nathan Manning outlived his friend, John Wood, Sr. by nine years and lived to see his large family settled in Clermont County, OH, where he died August, 1808.

Among the group of settlers were John Wood, Jr and wife Margaret, Jeriah and Mary (Manning) Wood, John and Elizabeth (Wood) Manning, Joshua and Martha (Wood) Manning, and bachelor Nathan Manning, Jr.

John Wood, Jr had been the first known of the family to settle in Mason County, KY ca. 1792/3, where he was of record on tax lists from 1793-97. The John and Joshua Manning families of record in Mason County in the 1795-1797 tax lists had joined John Wood, Jr. in Mason County ca. 1794/5. The Jeriah Wood family appears on the Mason County tax lists of 1796 and 1797.

The Wood and Manning family group crossed the Ohio River and established a fortified "station" or stockaded settlement similar to those along the frontier in Kentucky in the Virginia Military District near Big Indian Creek on land actually owned by Thomas Buckner (Survey #1087) in the southern area of the Northwest Territory, later Clermont County, Ohio. There they built rough log cabins enclosed by a fortified stockade. The settlement called "Wood and Manning's Station" was near a free flowing spring still visible today west of Collier Road in Washington Township, a mile east of Calvary Methodist Church on Route 756.

In the early 1800's according to the research of Richard Scamyhorn and John Steinle (Stockades in the Wilderness) and noted genealogist, Patricia Donaldson, an expert on this area and its settlers, the Deputy Surveyor for the Virginia Military District, Nathaniel Massie, asserted the legal ownership of the Buckner Survey to remove the Woods and Mannings from what was actually a "squatter" settlement. Shortly thereafter, the various Wood and Manning families received title to other nearby lands to compensate them for improvements made on the Buckner tract. [Mifflin Co., PA will Bk. I:70, File # 5023 (John Woods, Sr.) The Clermont Sun, Neville, OH, 7 Nov., 1877]
with David Wood Sr.4 John Wood appeared on the census of 1790 in the household of John Wood Sr. at Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.5
John Wood appeared on the census of 1790 at Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.3 He About the same time (fall of 1795) John, David, and Jeriah Wood and Elisha and John Manning, brothers-in-law of the former (the Woods), with their families, came from Kentucky, and after some difficulty succeeded in reaching a fine spring about a mile from the cabin of William Buchanan, where they determined to locate temporarily. After the pioneer manner in Kentucky, they erected a stockade of heavy timber around their buildings and a small clearing for protection against possible attack by the Indians, who had not yet entirely left the country. This was known to the settlers as Mannings' Station and later, from the owner, as Miller's Station.

The station was never attacked, but it gave the occupants and the people in that part of the county a sense of security which they could not have felt without its existence. It is related that the station was a general resort for the incoming settlers, and that Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone sometimes sojourned there. On many occasions William Buchanan would take his family and cattle to the stockade and abide there until the presence of Indians was no longer reported by the scouts.

For the first few years the Woods and Mannings occupied themselves in clearing up the land around the station, and some time before 1800 were rewarded for their labors by Nathaniel Massey, the agent of the owner of the Buckner survey, who gave them title-bonds for lands in neighboring surveys, on which they afterwards made their homes. The station and the surrounding improvements became the property of Martin Miller, and the timbers used in the construction of the stockade walls were early removed and used for other purposes.

John Wood, the eldest of three brothers that came to Mannings Station, was one of the early associate judges and while attending court at Williamsburgh fell ill, dying the next day after he was brought to his home north of Neville. He had five sons and two daughters, Joseph, who married Mary Hodge and died in Tate sixty years ago; Absalom, the husband of the widow Buchannan, William removed to Illinois, as did also John and David; one of the daughters married David Jones, and the other Peter Collins, of Highland County.

Page 363, History of Clermont Co. Ohio

Date of this narrative is unknown at present. in 1795.2 He witnessed the will of John Wood Sr. on 10 March 1796 at Derry Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States.6,4 John Wood was John Wood was one of the three first Associate Judges of the Common Pleas Court, appointed in 1803. in 1803.1,2 He left a will on 8 July 1808.3
Last Edited8 Feb 2013

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co.
  3. [S42] Phyllis Manning Gillaspie, "Phyllis M. Gillaspie", Ancestral File.
  4. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  5. [S689] 1790 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  6. [S432] John Wood Sr's Will unknown file number.
  7. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 363.
  8. [S434] Browning, "Email Kim Browning 020711", Ancestral File.

Jean Wood1,2

F, b. 14 January 1772, d. circa 1807
Father*John Wood Sr.1 b. bt 1734 - 1740, d. 30 Jan 1799
Mother*Hannah unknown

Family

Elisha Manning b. 8 Jan 1766, d. 10 Mar 1852
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Jean Wood was born on 14 January 1772.2 She married Elisha Manning, son of Nathan Manning and Jane unknown, between 1789 and 1792 at Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.1,2 Jean Wood died circa 1807 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.2
     Jean Wood was also known as Jane.2 As of between 1789 and 1792,her married name was Manning.1
Last Edited8 Feb 2013

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S42] Phyllis Manning Gillaspie, "Phyllis M. Gillaspie", Ancestral File.

Elisha Manning1

M, b. 8 January 1766, d. 10 March 1852
Father*Nathan Manning2 d. 1808
Mother*Jane unknown2 d. 1808

Family 1

Jean Wood b. 14 Jan 1772, d. c 1807

Family 2

Rachael Armacost b. 27 Jul 1775, d. 6 Aug 1859
     Elisha Manning was born on 8 January 1766 at Orange, New York, United States.3 He married Jean Wood, daughter of John Wood Sr. and Hannah unknown, between 1789 and 1792 at Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.1,2 Elisha Manning married Rachael Armacost in 1809 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.4,2 Elisha Manning died on 10 March 1852 at Indian Creek, Clermont, Ohio, United States, at age 86.2
     He appeared on the census of 1790 in the household of John Wood Sr. at Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.5 Elisha Manning witnessed the will of John Wood Sr. on 10 March 1796 at Derry Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States.6,4 Elisha Manning witnessed the death of Jeriah Wood between 22 November 1805 and 13 September 1806 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.7
Last Edited9 Feb 2013

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S42] Phyllis Manning Gillaspie, "Phyllis M. Gillaspie", Ancestral File.
  3. [S42] Phyllis Manning Gillaspie, "Phyllis M. Gillaspie", Ancestral File, lists census reference.
  4. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  5. [S689] 1790 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  6. [S432] John Wood Sr's Will unknown file number.
  7. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 363.

Catherine Wood1,2

F, d. after 1796
Father*John Wood Sr.1 b. bt 1734 - 1740, d. 30 Jan 1799
Mother*Hannah unknown

Family

Richard Manning b. c 1771, d. 1852
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Catherine Wood was born. She married Richard Manning, son of Nathan Manning and Jane unknown.2 Catherine Wood died after 1796.2
     Her married name was Manning.1
Last Edited5 Aug 2006

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S42] Phyllis Manning Gillaspie, "Phyllis M. Gillaspie", Ancestral File.

Nathan Manning1

M, d. 1808

Family

Jane unknown d. 1808
Children
     Nathan Manning married Jane unknown.2 Nathan Manning died in 1808.2
     He was a witness David Wood, Sr. was the youngest of four sons of John Wood, Sr., who died in Derry Township, Mifflin County, PA, shortly before March 8, 1799, and his wife (name unknown), who was living at that time and probably after the probate of her late husband's estate in 1803. Although David's birthplace in 1764 is unknown, his son Joseph Wood's obituary in the Clermont Sun of November 7, 1877 states that his father was "raised in Pennsylvania." This tallies with the record of the Order of Survey #5012 granted to John Wood on 31 May 1768 for 80 acres in Derry Township then in Cumberland County, PA, later Mifflin County, PA. Nothing is known of David's life until his Revolutionary War service in the 7th Virginia Regiment. After the War he appears to have settled for a time in Frederick County, where he met and married LOUISA SMITH/SCHMIDT on February 15, 1793.

David Wood, Sr., his wife Louisa, and at least two children, Elizabeth and Mary Wood, joined the Wood-Manning migratory group in Mason County, KY ca. 1795-6, where he is of record in the tax list of 1796 with 1 male aged over 21 years, 3 horses and 5 cows. The interrelated group consisted basically of the married sons and daughters of two Pennsylvania settlers of the middle 1700's, John Wood, Sr. of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County and Derry Township in Cumberland County, later Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and his friend and sometime neighbor, Nathan or Nathaniel Manning of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania with wife Jane. Nathan Manning outlived his friend, John Wood, Sr. by nine years and lived to see his large family settled in Clermont County, OH, where he died August, 1808.

Among the group of settlers were John Wood, Jr and wife Margaret, Jeriah and Mary (Manning) Wood, John and Elizabeth (Wood) Manning, Joshua and Martha (Wood) Manning, and bachelor Nathan Manning, Jr.

John Wood, Jr had been the first known of the family to settle in Mason County, KY ca. 1792/3, where he was of record on tax lists from 1793-97. The John and Joshua Manning families of record in Mason County in the 1795-1797 tax lists had joined John Wood, Jr. in Mason County ca. 1794/5. The Jeriah Wood family appears on the Mason County tax lists of 1796 and 1797.

The Wood and Manning family group crossed the Ohio River and established a fortified "station" or stockaded settlement similar to those along the frontier in Kentucky in the Virginia Military District near Big Indian Creek on land actually owned by Thomas Buckner (Survey #1087) in the southern area of the Northwest Territory, later Clermont County, Ohio. There they built rough log cabins enclosed by a fortified stockade. The settlement called "Wood and Manning's Station" was near a free flowing spring still visible today west of Collier Road in Washington Township, a mile east of Calvary Methodist Church on Route 756.

In the early 1800's according to the research of Richard Scamyhorn and John Steinle (Stockades in the Wilderness) and noted genealogist, Patricia Donaldson, an expert on this area and its settlers, the Deputy Surveyor for the Virginia Military District, Nathaniel Massie, asserted the legal ownership of the Buckner Survey to remove the Woods and Mannings from what was actually a "squatter" settlement. Shortly thereafter, the various Wood and Manning families received title to other nearby lands to compensate them for improvements made on the Buckner tract. [Mifflin Co., PA will Bk. I:70, File # 5023 (John Woods, Sr.) The Clermont Sun, Neville, OH, 7 Nov., 1877]
with David Wood Sr.3 Nathan Manning was also known as Nathaniel.2 He appeared on the census of 1790 in the household of John Wood Sr. at Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.4
Last Edited7 Mar 2009

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S42] Phyllis Manning Gillaspie, "Phyllis M. Gillaspie", Ancestral File.
  3. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  4. [S689] 1790 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Martha Wood

F, b. circa 1775, d. after 1841
Father*John Wood Sr.1 b. bt 1734 - 1740, d. 30 Jan 1799
Mother*Hannah unknown

Family

Joshua Manning b. bt 1773 - 1776, d. 1834
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Martha Wood was born circa 1775.2 She married Joshua Manning, son of Nathan Manning and Jane unknown, circa 1793.2 Martha Wood died after 1841 at Davies, Indiana, United States.2
     She was a witness David Wood, Sr. was the youngest of four sons of John Wood, Sr., who died in Derry Township, Mifflin County, PA, shortly before March 8, 1799, and his wife (name unknown), who was living at that time and probably after the probate of her late husband's estate in 1803. Although David's birthplace in 1764 is unknown, his son Joseph Wood's obituary in the Clermont Sun of November 7, 1877 states that his father was "raised in Pennsylvania." This tallies with the record of the Order of Survey #5012 granted to John Wood on 31 May 1768 for 80 acres in Derry Township then in Cumberland County, PA, later Mifflin County, PA. Nothing is known of David's life until his Revolutionary War service in the 7th Virginia Regiment. After the War he appears to have settled for a time in Frederick County, where he met and married LOUISA SMITH/SCHMIDT on February 15, 1793.

David Wood, Sr., his wife Louisa, and at least two children, Elizabeth and Mary Wood, joined the Wood-Manning migratory group in Mason County, KY ca. 1795-6, where he is of record in the tax list of 1796 with 1 male aged over 21 years, 3 horses and 5 cows. The interrelated group consisted basically of the married sons and daughters of two Pennsylvania settlers of the middle 1700's, John Wood, Sr. of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County and Derry Township in Cumberland County, later Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and his friend and sometime neighbor, Nathan or Nathaniel Manning of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania with wife Jane. Nathan Manning outlived his friend, John Wood, Sr. by nine years and lived to see his large family settled in Clermont County, OH, where he died August, 1808.

Among the group of settlers were John Wood, Jr and wife Margaret, Jeriah and Mary (Manning) Wood, John and Elizabeth (Wood) Manning, Joshua and Martha (Wood) Manning, and bachelor Nathan Manning, Jr.

John Wood, Jr had been the first known of the family to settle in Mason County, KY ca. 1792/3, where he was of record on tax lists from 1793-97. The John and Joshua Manning families of record in Mason County in the 1795-1797 tax lists had joined John Wood, Jr. in Mason County ca. 1794/5. The Jeriah Wood family appears on the Mason County tax lists of 1796 and 1797.

The Wood and Manning family group crossed the Ohio River and established a fortified "station" or stockaded settlement similar to those along the frontier in Kentucky in the Virginia Military District near Big Indian Creek on land actually owned by Thomas Buckner (Survey #1087) in the southern area of the Northwest Territory, later Clermont County, Ohio. There they built rough log cabins enclosed by a fortified stockade. The settlement called "Wood and Manning's Station" was near a free flowing spring still visible today west of Collier Road in Washington Township, a mile east of Calvary Methodist Church on Route 756.

In the early 1800's according to the research of Richard Scamyhorn and John Steinle (Stockades in the Wilderness) and noted genealogist, Patricia Donaldson, an expert on this area and its settlers, the Deputy Surveyor for the Virginia Military District, Nathaniel Massie, asserted the legal ownership of the Buckner Survey to remove the Woods and Mannings from what was actually a "squatter" settlement. Shortly thereafter, the various Wood and Manning families received title to other nearby lands to compensate them for improvements made on the Buckner tract. [Mifflin Co., PA will Bk. I:70, File # 5023 (John Woods, Sr.) The Clermont Sun, Neville, OH, 7 Nov., 1877]
with David Wood Sr.3 Her married name was Manning.1
Last Edited7 Mar 2009

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S42] Phyllis Manning Gillaspie, "Phyllis M. Gillaspie", Ancestral File.
  3. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.

Mary Wood1

F, b. 20 April 1795, d. 22 April 1811
Father*David Wood Sr.1 b. 18 Aug 1764, d. 11 Oct 1846
Mother*Louisa Smith1 b. 24 Jan 1773, d. 10 Dec 1853
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Mary Wood was born on 20 April 1795.1 She died on 22 April 1811 at Clermont, Ohio, United States, at age 16.1 She was buried at Wood Family Cemetary, Clermont, Ohio, United States.1,2
Tombstone of Mary Wood daughter of David and Louisa Wood 1795-1811

     She was a witness David Wood, Sr. was the youngest of four sons of John Wood, Sr., who died in Derry Township, Mifflin County, PA, shortly before March 8, 1799, and his wife (name unknown), who was living at that time and probably after the probate of her late husband's estate in 1803. Although David's birthplace in 1764 is unknown, his son Joseph Wood's obituary in the Clermont Sun of November 7, 1877 states that his father was "raised in Pennsylvania." This tallies with the record of the Order of Survey #5012 granted to John Wood on 31 May 1768 for 80 acres in Derry Township then in Cumberland County, PA, later Mifflin County, PA. Nothing is known of David's life until his Revolutionary War service in the 7th Virginia Regiment. After the War he appears to have settled for a time in Frederick County, where he met and married LOUISA SMITH/SCHMIDT on February 15, 1793.

David Wood, Sr., his wife Louisa, and at least two children, Elizabeth and Mary Wood, joined the Wood-Manning migratory group in Mason County, KY ca. 1795-6, where he is of record in the tax list of 1796 with 1 male aged over 21 years, 3 horses and 5 cows. The interrelated group consisted basically of the married sons and daughters of two Pennsylvania settlers of the middle 1700's, John Wood, Sr. of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County and Derry Township in Cumberland County, later Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and his friend and sometime neighbor, Nathan or Nathaniel Manning of Beaver and Penn's Townships, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania with wife Jane. Nathan Manning outlived his friend, John Wood, Sr. by nine years and lived to see his large family settled in Clermont County, OH, where he died August, 1808.

Among the group of settlers were John Wood, Jr and wife Margaret, Jeriah and Mary (Manning) Wood, John and Elizabeth (Wood) Manning, Joshua and Martha (Wood) Manning, and bachelor Nathan Manning, Jr.

John Wood, Jr had been the first known of the family to settle in Mason County, KY ca. 1792/3, where he was of record on tax lists from 1793-97. The John and Joshua Manning families of record in Mason County in the 1795-1797 tax lists had joined John Wood, Jr. in Mason County ca. 1794/5. The Jeriah Wood family appears on the Mason County tax lists of 1796 and 1797.

The Wood and Manning family group crossed the Ohio River and established a fortified "station" or stockaded settlement similar to those along the frontier in Kentucky in the Virginia Military District near Big Indian Creek on land actually owned by Thomas Buckner (Survey #1087) in the southern area of the Northwest Territory, later Clermont County, Ohio. There they built rough log cabins enclosed by a fortified stockade. The settlement called "Wood and Manning's Station" was near a free flowing spring still visible today west of Collier Road in Washington Township, a mile east of Calvary Methodist Church on Route 756.

In the early 1800's according to the research of Richard Scamyhorn and John Steinle (Stockades in the Wilderness) and noted genealogist, Patricia Donaldson, an expert on this area and its settlers, the Deputy Surveyor for the Virginia Military District, Nathaniel Massie, asserted the legal ownership of the Buckner Survey to remove the Woods and Mannings from what was actually a "squatter" settlement. Shortly thereafter, the various Wood and Manning families received title to other nearby lands to compensate them for improvements made on the Buckner tract. [Mifflin Co., PA will Bk. I:70, File # 5023 (John Woods, Sr.) The Clermont Sun, Neville, OH, 7 Nov., 1877]
with David Wood Sr.3
Last Edited12 Feb 2013

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S28] DAR - Beech Forest Chapter, DAR Clermont Co Cem Mon Vol 10.
  3. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.

Brazil G. Wood1

M, b. 1833, d. 18 March 1863
Father*Robert Wood2 b. 1 Mar 1789, d. 25 Dec 1849
Mother*Tabitha B Field3 b. 1793, d. 1835

Family

Mary Ann Stotts
Children
     Brazil G. Wood was born in 1833 at Indiana, United States. He died on 18 March 1863 at on a hospital boat near, Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States.4
     Brazil G. Wood appeared on the census of 18 July 1860 at Marion Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States.5 He and Abigail Coleman are seen lining next to each other in the 1860 Census. Abigail is Brazil's step-mother and widow of his father Robert Wood on 18 July 1860 at Marion, Lawrence, Indiana, United States.5

Brazil G. Wood began military service on 17 August 1862 at Lawrence, Indiana, United States, Residence: Indiana
Enlistment Date: 17 Aug 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Indiana
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Indiana 16th Infantry Regiment on 17 Aug 1862.Mustered out on 18 Mar 1863.
Sources:      Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana Source Information:
Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
Name:      Brazil Wood
Side:      Union
Regiment State/Origin:      Indiana
Regiment Name:      16 Indiana Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded:      16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Company:      K
Rank In:      Private
Rank In Expanded:      Private
Rank Out:      Private
Rank Out Expanded:      Private
Film Number:      M540 roll 85

Source Information:
National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online , acquired 2007.

After his death in 1863, Brazilla Wood was the name that was used for him on his wife Mary's and son Robert's Civil War Pension applications.6

There is confusion concerning two individuals: Bazel (Bazzel or Bazeal) G. Wood and Brazil (Brazilla) Wood. Herein lies the confusion, The History of Clermont Co. [Ohio] 1888, Page 363 stated: "David Wood [Sr.], the second of the brothers [sons of John Wood Sr.], died on the Smith survey, at the age of eighty-four years. His children were . . . Bazel G. died at Vicksburg, Miss. . . ."

I believe that the following statements are probably correct:
* The report in The History of Clermont Co. [Ohio] 1888 is incorrect.
* These are two completely separate individuals.
* David and Louisa Wood of Clermont Co. Ohio never had a son by this or similar name.
* There was a Basil G. Wood in Clermont Co. who may have been born in 1817 and may have died in 1843 in Vicksburg, Miss.
* Joseph and Margaret Wood of Clermont Co. Ohio were the parents of Bazel (Bazzle) G. Wood (1849-1904)
* Robert and Tabitha Wood of North Carolina were the parents of Brazil (Brazilla) G. Wood (1833-1862)
* I do not believe there is a close link between Brazil Wood and my Wood family from Pennsylvania as his Wood line originated in North Carolina.


My reasoning is outlined below.

If we believe the History of Clermont Co., 1888, [Ohio] David Wood Sr.'s wife, Louisa Smith Wood, would have to have been 76 years old when Bazel was born or 63 when Brazil was born. The Basil born possibly born in 1817 is a possible son, however I found no record of David Wood Sr. having a child with this or a similar name, or of them living in Indiana.

BAZEL G. WOOD was born in Clermont Co. Ohio around 1849 according to 1850 and 1860 US Census reports. He is shown living with Joseph and Margaret (Bennett) Wood and NOT David and Louisa Wood. This would imply that he is Joseph's and Margaret's son (but the Census reports for those years do not list relationships). The spelling of his name varies slightly but was always spelled starting with "Ba" and never "Bra". Bazel married Lydia McGohan in 1878. They had three sons (who all died young). He died and was buried in Clermont Co. Ohio in 1904. I found no mention of Civil War service or a link to Indiana.

Another BASIL G. WOOD is mentioned in the 30 March 1838 Clermont Courier newspaper as having a letter at the Bethel Post Office. There is also a mention in the same newspaper on 19 Aug. 1843 page 63 "At Vicksburg, Miss., on the 21st July, Mr. Basil G. Wood, formerly of this county, in the 26th of his age."

BRAZIL (BRAZILLA) WOOD was born in Indiana around 1833 according to the 1860 US Census. At the time of that Census he was married to Mary Ann Stotts and they had two children. I believe that his father was Robert Wood who moved from North Carolina to Indiana. Robert had married Tabitha Field in 1809. In 1835 when Brazil was around 2, his mother died and his father married Abigail Coleman a short time later. Then his father Robert died of typhoid fever in 1849 leaving Abigail with a number of young children. Again, the spelling of his given name changes slightly but is always spelled starting in "Bra" and never "Ba". In the 1860 US Census, Abigail and Brazilla are found living next to each other reinforcing the relationship that she was his stepmother. In 1862 Brazilla G Wood enlisted in the Union Army and then dies in 1863 near Vicksburg MS during the Civil War. Pension papers were filled for his wife Mary and son Robert H. to collect a pension for Brazil's service. While I do not currently have copies of them, I found nothing linking Brazil to Clermont Co. Ohio. However, I do not have firm proof of Brazil Wood's parents or his location prior to 1860.

If anyone has additional information on this, please contact me.

Last Edited29 May 2017

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S754] Find-a-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  3. [S754] Find-a-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com
  4. [S802] Adjutant General of Indiana, Rosters of Enlisted Men of Indiana 1861-1863.
  5. [S804] 18 jul 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  6. [S803] Brazilla WOOD, Civil War Pension Application, unknown file number, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288_532, U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Civil War Pension Files, 1861-1934
    Name: Brazilla Wood
    Widow: Mary A Wood
    Roll number: T288_532

    Name: Brazilla Wood
    State Filed: Indiana
    Minor: Robert H Wood
    Roll number: T288_532

    National Archives and Records Administration. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
    Original data: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 546 rolls.

    Name: Mary A Banks (Remarried Widow)
    File Date: 26 Jun 1901
    Spouse: Brazil Wood
    Certificate Number: 269654
    Page 253

    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. U.S., Civil War and Later Wars Index to Remarried Widow Pension Applications, 1860-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
    Original data:
    Index to Pension Applications Files of Remarried Widows Based on Service in the Civil War and Later Wars in the Regular Army after the Civil War. Microfilm publication M1785, 7 rolls. ARC ID: 2589163. Page 253 Records of the Veterans Administration, Record Group 15. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

John Smith Wood1

M, b. circa 1799
Father*David Wood Sr.1 b. 18 Aug 1764, d. 11 Oct 1846
Mother*Louisa Smith1 b. 24 Jan 1773, d. 10 Dec 1853
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     John Smith Wood was born circa 1799.1 He married Elizabeth Camerer on 11 October 1819 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1 John Smith Wood died at Rush, Indiana, United States.2
     He was a witness
From The History of Clermont Co. 1888, Page 363:
"David Wood [Sr.], the second of the brothers [sons of John Wood Sr.], died on the Smith survey, at the age of eighty-four years. His children were John S., who married Elizabeth Camerer, and moved to Indiana; George married Sarah Fee, and moved to the same State; Joseph married Margaret Bennett, and died in Washington in 1878; Absalom married Phoebe McGohan, and lived in Tate; Dr. David married Mary Day, and died at Point Isabel, where he follow his profession; Bazel G. died at Vicksburg, Miss., and Alfred in the (Washington) township. The daughters married, William Barkley, Robert Badgley, Joseph Dole, and James Buchannan."
with David Wood Sr.3
Last Edited12 Feb 2013

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  3. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 363.

Elizabeth Camerer1

F

Family 1

John Smith Wood b. c 1799

Family 2

Isaac Boreing
     Elizabeth Camerer married John Smith Wood, son of David Wood Sr. and Louisa Smith, on 11 October 1819 at Clermont, Ohio, United States.1
     Her married name was Wood.1 As of 4 February 1833,her married name was Boreing.2 Elizabeth Camerer was a witness
From The History of Clermont Co. 1888, Page 363:
"David Wood [Sr.], the second of the brothers [sons of John Wood Sr.], died on the Smith survey, at the age of eighty-four years. His children were John S., who married Elizabeth Camerer, and moved to Indiana; George married Sarah Fee, and moved to the same State; Joseph married Margaret Bennett, and died in Washington in 1878; Absalom married Phoebe McGohan, and lived in Tate; Dr. David married Mary Day, and died at Point Isabel, where he follow his profession; Bazel G. died at Vicksburg, Miss., and Alfred in the (Washington) township. The daughters married, William Barkley, Robert Badgley, Joseph Dole, and James Buchannan."
with David Wood Sr.3
Last Edited12 Feb 2013

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.
  2. [S464] Clare McVickar Ward, "Jack Wood Report by Clare Ward", Ancestral File.
  3. [S29] Clermont Co. Genealogical Society, History of Clermont Co, Page 363.

Martha Wood1

F, b. 24 October 1802, d. 22 December 1807
Father*David Wood Sr.1 b. 18 Aug 1764, d. 11 Oct 1846
Mother*Louisa Smith1 b. 24 Jan 1773, d. 10 Dec 1853
ChartsDescendant Chart for John WOOD Sr.
     Martha Wood was born on 24 October 1802.1 She died on 22 December 1807 at Clermont, Ohio, United States, at age 5.1 She was buried at Wood Family Cemetary, Clermont, Ohio, United States.1
Tombstone of Martha Wood, 1802-1807, Wood Family Cemetery
Last Edited12 Feb 2013

Citations

  1. [S23] Letter, Phyllis Gillaspie to Walter Wood, 10 Sep 1997.