I have compiled quite a bit of iinfo on Obediah, but I do not know whether his ancestry goes back to England. I would love for your male Wood cousins to be tested so that we can learn more about where they came from. If he has matches in the Wood yDNA project, you will find new cousins who are just as interested as we are, and many of them have traced their families farther back than we have. When we find matches, we can study their information and have more clues to solve the way that our lines connect with theirs. Feel free to contact me by email. I love to talk about the Woods and DNA research.