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Michael Woods of Albemarle Co, VA

Michael Woods of Albemarle Co, VA

Posted: 17 Feb 2008 10:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have made several postings in the past about the Michael Woods DNA study with an offer to pay for DNA tests by a male Woods descendant of his son John and to determine if Michael Woods Jr was a son who was excluded from the will for some unknown reason. That offer is still available and I would now like to expand it to include male Woods descendants of other possible sons, Richard and Andrew. If you can help or know some one who might be willing to help, please contact me at ted.mcclellan@gmail.com.
Thank you,
Ted McClellan

Re: Michael Woods of Albemarle Co, VA

Posted: 23 Feb 2008 2:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Woods, Wallace, Stuart, Afflick and much more...
I have the following information on Michael and his children. I also have an extensive family tree that you may be interested in looking at. I'm related to Michael I believe what would be his great grandson Adam C. Woods' grandson Archibald Jr., the son of Adam's son Archibald Sr., who migrated to in and around Howard Co., MO in the early 1800's pre-statehood for MO from Madison Co., KY. with Daniel Boone and sons.

MICHAEL MARION5 WOODS (JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1) was born Bet. 1683 - 1684 in Dunshauglin Castle, Meath, Ireland, and died 1762 in Mountain Plains (later called Blair Park), Albemarle Co., VA. He married MARY CAMPBELL 1704 in Scotland, daughter of JAMES CAMPBELL and SUSAN CAMPBELL. She was born 02 Jun 1690 in Auckinbrech, Argyll, Scotland, and died 1742 in Mountain Plains, Albemarle Co., VA.

Notes for MICHAEL MARION WOODS:
He came to Albemarle County about 1734 and settled near Woods Gap, now called Jarman's Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He received land patents for 1,300 acres near Lickinghole, Mechum's River and Beaver Creek, embracing the present Mechum's Depot and Blair Park. At the same time he also purchased 2,000 acres from Charles Hudson on Ivy Creek. The first Presbyterian Church as built at Mountain Plains and named for Michael's home. His remains were buried about 100 yards from his home; however, during the Civil War the stone was broken. A chip was found which confirms his birth date.

His will mentions 3 sons and 3 daughters: Archibald, John, William, Sarah (wife of Joseph Lapsley of Rockbridge), Hannah (wife of William Wallace) and Margaret (wife of Andrew Wallace). Sons Archibald and John were the executors.

(JD14) JARMAN'S GAP
Five miles east is Jarman's Gap, formerly known as Woods' Gap. Through this pass Michael Woods, his three sons, and three sons in law (Andrew, Peter, William Wallace), coming from Pennsylvania via Shenandoah Valley, crossed into Albemarle County in 1734; pioneers in settling this section. In 1780 to 1781 British prisoners taken at Saratoga went through the gap en route to Winchester. In June, 1862 part of Stonewall Jackson's Confederate army, moving to join Lee at Richmond, crossed the mountain here. (Route 340, 1.2 miles north of Waynesboro).

From a book "Pioneer Strength, etc" page 26 is an account of the early Woods Family.

"The Woods family of Ireland in early 18th century became involved in a time of great movement. The family being dissenters and Presbyterians like many in the same place and time, longed to escape persecution and the religious bigotry of England. To make a new life in the American colonies became the dream in so many minds because it was a promise of freedom. This particular family named Woods are thought to be of pure English or Anglo-Scotch blood who, prior to 1650 were connected with the English Established Church. Life for them in Ireland was eventually unbearable.

So it was that in 1742 did Michael Woods along with his brothers and sister set sail for the New World."

From "The Daily Progress" Charlottesville, Virginia, 1762-1962.


Michael Woods Led a Band of Settlers
Most of Albemarle's first settlers followed a gradual westward movement from the Tidewater.

Mighty Michael Woods did not.

In 1734 this ancestor of countless local residents and scores of western pioneers brought a band across the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Valley of Virginia.

They had come from Pennsylvania traveling over 200 miles and are believed to have been the first whites to come through Woods' Gap - now Jarman's Gap - by the old Indian trail.

There were 25 or 30 of them. Michael's wife, Mary Campbell, his sons and his sons-in-law and their families.

They took up large holdings from Greenwood to Ivy. In 1737 Woods entered a claim for 1,300 acres on Mechum River and Lickinghole Creek. He also purchased 2,000 acres on the head waters of Ivy Creek.

Woods was born in the north of Ireland in 1684 and came to this country "sometime in the decade of 1720. Landing on the banks of the Delaware, he spent some years in Lancaster County, Pa., thence ascended the Valley of Virginia and crossed the Blue Ridge"

His home was near the mouth of Woods Gap and there he was buried in 1762 in the family burying ground a short distance from the dwelling. His will mentioned six children, three sons and three daughters.

Historians say there is evidence that there were four other children, two sons and two daughters.

Miss Mary Rawlings, in her books "Ante-Bellum Albemarle," wrote that the family was Scotch or Scotch-Irish, a family of education and refinement.

One of Michael's daughters, Hannah, was married to William Wallace who settled on the Piedmont plantation in the Greenwood neighborhood. This land remains in the hands of the Wallace family.

While many of the family descendents remained here, many more joined the westward movement. They went to the other areas of Virginia then being settled, and they went west and south-to Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio-where they were prominent in the early affairs and government of those areas.

Of Michael Woods Home, Miss Rawlings wrote "the original name of the plantation was Mountain Plains, the Mountain Plains Church having been built on a part of the land and named in commemoration.

"With the passing of the property to Chief Justice John Blair prior to 1788, the name of the home was changed and it has since been known as Blair Park."


CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS. ORDER BOOK No. XXIV.
page 304
Samuel Smith vs. Beaty.--Mr. Michael Woods, formerly of Paxtunk, Pennsylvania. Account dated 1733. Thomas Renich, on 1st September, 1750, deposed: About 8 years ago, at his own house, he saw and spoke with said Smith and Robert Buchanan, the then Sheriff of Lancaster County. He heard Smith (then merchant at Connoy) say, &c., several accounts: Smith vs. James Cathey, 1737; Smith vs. Adam Thomson, 1736-7-8; Smith vs. William Robinson, 1739; Smith vs. Richard Woods, 1738; Smith vs. Mrs. Margaret McDowell, 1737; Smith vs. Mrs. Mary McDowell, 1737; Smith vs. Michael Woods, 1738-9; Smith vs. John Maxwell; Smith vs. Samuel Woods, 1734-5-8; Smith vs. Francis Beaty, 1735-6; Smith vs. John Christian, 1737; Smith vs. Robert Christian, 1733-4-5-6; Smith vs. Randell McDaniel; Smith vs. William Hutchinson; Smith vs. George Hutchinson. All sworn to by Samuel Smith, late of County of Lancaster, before a Justice, in Philadelphia, 13th October, 1743.


More About MICHAEL MARION WOODS:
Census: Bet. 1725 - 1726, Listed as paying tax in Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., PA; tax rate of 2 shillings
Christening: 1684, Ulster, Ireland
Immigration: 1724, To Pennsyvania
Movement: 1732, To Virginia
Probate: Jun 1762, Albemarle Co., VA
Will: 24 Nov 1761, Albemarle Co., VA

More About MARY CAMPBELL:
Alt. Name: Margaret
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Killed by Indians; the first white woman killed in the Shenandoah Valley
Christening: Cannongate, Edinburgh
Title (Facts Pg): Lady

More About MICHAEL WOODS and MARY CAMPBELL:
Marriage: 1704, Scotland

Children of MICHAEL WOODS and MARY CAMPBELL are:
19. i. MAGDALENA6 WOODS, b. 1706, Castle Dunshauglin, Ireland; d. 1810, McDowell Family Cemetery, Timber Ridge, Albemarle Co., VA.
20. ii. ARCHIBALD WOODS, SR., b. 11 May 1706, Castle Dunshauglin, Meath, Ireland; d. 1783, Roanoke Co., VA.
21. iii. MICHAEL WOODS, JR., b. Bet. 1709 - 1719, Dunshauglin Castle, Meath, Ireland; d. 11 Mar 1777, Buchanan, Botetourt Co., VA.
22. iv. HANNAH WOODS, b. 1710, Castle Dunshauglin, Meath, Ireland; d. Greenbrier, Albemarle Co., VA.
23. v. JOHN WOODS, b. 19 Feb 1711/12, Castle Dunshauglin, Meath, Ireland; d. 14 Oct 1791, Albemarle Co., VA.
vi. GEORGE WOODS, b. 1713, Dunshauglin Castle, Ireland.
24. vii. MARGARET WOODS, b. Bet. 1714 - 1720, Dunshauglin Castle, Meath, Ireland; d. Bet. 1756 - 1761, Thornhill, Albemarle Co., VA.
25. viii. WILLIAM WOODS, b. 02 Nov 1715, Castle Dunshanglin, Meath, Ireland; d. 12 Apr 1783, Greenbrier Co., VA.
26. ix. SAMUEL WOODS, b. 1718, Castle Dunshanglin, Meath, Ireland; d. 11 Mar 1777, Buchanan, Botetourt Co., VA.
27. x. CHARLES WOODS, b. Abt. 1719, Ireland; d. Bef. May 1761, Rockbridge Co., VA.
xi. ROBERT WOODS, b. 1719, Castle Dunshanglin, Ireland; d. 1779, Buffalo Creek, Augusta, GA.
28. xii. MARTHA WOODS, b. 1720, Dunshaughlin Castle, Meath, Ireland; d. 1790, Thornhill, Rockbridge Co., VA.
29. xiii. RICHARD WOODS, b. 1721, Meath, Ireland; d. Bet. Mar - Apr 1778, Buffalo Creek, Augusta Co., VA.
30. xiv. ANDREW WOODS, b. 1722, Castle Dunshauglin, Meath, Ireland; d. 1781, Botetourt Co., VA.
31. xv. SARAH WOODS, b. 1724, Castle Dunshanglin, Meath, Ireland; d. 1792, Greenbrier Co., VA.


Generation No. 6
9. WILLIAM6 WALLACE (ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)17 was born 1706 in Ireland, and died 1766 in Greenwood, Albemarle Co., VA. He married HANNAH WOODS18 20 Mar 1731/32 in Cecil, Maryland or Lancaster Co., PA, daughter of MICHAEL WOODS and MARY CAMPBELL. She was born 1710 in Castle Dunshauglin, Meath, Ireland, and died in Greenbrier, Albemarle Co., VA.

Notes for WILLIAM WALLACE:
He was a witness to John Gass's will dated June 28, 1734 in Lancaster Co., PA.

More About WILLIAM WALLACE:
Immigration: 1724, Ireland to America

More About WILLIAM WALLACE and HANNAH WOODS:
Marriage: 20 Mar 1731/32, Cecil, Maryland or Lancaster Co., PA

Children of WILLIAM WALLACE and HANNAH WOODS are:
32. i. MICHAEL7 WALLACE, b. 21 Dec 1732, Probably Lancaster Co., PA; d. 1786, Possibly Garrard Co., Kentucky.
ii. JOHN WALLACE, b. 19 May 1736, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Washington Co., VA; m. MARY WHORREY, 1756, Albemarle Co., VA; b. 1737, Albemarle Co., VA.

More About JOHN WALLACE:
Movement: 1780, Moved to Washington Co., VA

More About JOHN WALLACE and MARY WHORREY:
Marriage: 1756, Albemarle Co., VA

33. iii. JEAN WALLACE, b. 06 Jun 1738, Albemarle Co., VA.
34. iv. WILLIAM WALLACE, JR., b. 04 Jan 1739/40, Greenwood, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 17 Mar 1809, Greenwood, Albemarle Co., VA.
35. v. SARAH WALLACE, b. 30 Jan 1742/43, Albemarle Co., VA.
36. vi. HANNAH WALLACE, b. 13 Nov 1745, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Abt. 14 Jan 1822, Madison Co., KY.
37. vii. JOSIAH WALLACE, b. 19 Sep 1749, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1811, Lafayette Co., Missouri.


10. SAMUEL6 WALLACE, SR. (ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)19 was born 1708 in Ireland, and died 1800 in Woodford Co., Kentucky19. He married ESTHER BAKER20 1741 in Charlotte Co., VA21, daughter of CALEB BAKER and MARTHA BROOKS. She was born Abt. 1716 in Prince Edward Co., VA, and died Bef. 1782 in Cub Creek Settlement, Charlotte Co., VA.

More About SAMUEL WALLACE, SR.:
Movement: 1739, In Rockbridge Co., VA

More About SAMUEL WALLACE and ESTHER BAKER:
Marriage: 1741, Charlotte Co., VA21

Children of SAMUEL WALLACE and ESTHER BAKER are:
38. i. CALEB BAKER7 WALLACE, SR., b. 1742, Lunenburg Co., (now Charlotte Co.,) Virginia; d. Apr 1814, Midway, Woodford Co., KY.
ii. ELIZABETH WOODS WALLACE22, b. 26 Dec 1745, Charlotte Co., VA; d. 11 Jan 1814, Wallace Station, Woodford Co, KY; m. HENRY PAWLING22, 1763, Charlotte Co., VA; b. 1743, Charlotte Co., VA.

More About HENRY PAWLING:
Title (Facts Pg): Colonel

More About HENRY PAWLING and ELIZABETH WALLACE:
Marriage: 1763, Charlotte Co., VA

39. iii. ANDREW WALLACE, b. 25 Sep 1748, Charlotte Co., VA; d. 02 Jul 1829, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY.
iv. SAMUEL WALLACE, JR.23, b. Bet. 1750 - 1751; d. Died at sea.


11. SUSANNA6 WALLACE (ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)24 was born Abt. 1718 in Ireland, and died 1797 in Greenbrier Co., VA. She married WILLIAM WOODS25 1732 in Lancaster Co., PA, son of MICHAEL WOODS and MARY CAMPBELL. He was born 02 Nov 1715 in Castle Dunshanglin, Meath, Ireland, and died 12 Apr 1783 in Greenbrier Co., VA.

Notes for SUSANNA WALLACE:
Patriotic Service was attained during the Revolutionary War by furnishing food for the Army. See certified copy of service from Public Claims records of Greenbriar County, West Virginia. West Virginia Revolutionary Army Ancestors, page 83 - Anne Reddy. Book, First Families of America, Rev Seldeon Wallace, page 30.

Notes for WILLIAM WOODS:
Took an active part in the Colonial wars, holding the rank of Colonel. (Mary Kinney research notes, 8/04/99)

Served a a private in Capt. George Gibson's company, Albemarle Co., Virginia troops. (From DAR ID No. 117679)

He receiv ed military land grants in Greenbrier Co., VA, Madison Co., KY and some in Scioto, OH. Five of his sons were commissioned in the Revolutionary War. (Source: "Wallace", by George Selden Wallace, Michie Co., Charlottesville, VA 1927)

More About WILLIAM WOODS:
Alt. Birthdate: 1705
Movement: In 1758 moved from Albemarle Co., VA
Occupation: Lieutenant in the frontier Indian wars
Probate: 16 Apr 1782, Greenbrier Co., VA

More About WILLIAM WOODS and SUSANNA WALLACE:
Marriage: 1732, Lancaster Co., PA

Children of SUSANNA WALLACE and WILLIAM WOODS are:
i. SUSANNAH7 WOODS, d. Died in childhood.
40. ii. ADAM C. WOODS, SR., b. 12 Aug 1742, Greenbrier Co., WV; d. 04 Aug 1826, Howard Co., MO.
41. iii. MARY WOODS, b. 14 Apr 1744, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1810, Lincoln Co., KY.
42. iv. WILLIAM WOODS, b. 31 Dec 1744, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1837, Albemarle Co., VA.
43. v. MICHAEL WOODS, b. 1746, Greenbrier Co., WV; d. 03 Jul 1809, Madison Co., Kentucky.
44. vi. JOHN WOODS, b. 1751, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 16 Oct 1815, Franklin Co., TN.
vii. ANDREW WOODS, b. 1753, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1813, Franklin Co., Tennessee26; m. HANNAH REID27, Kentucky; b. 1754, Virginia; d. 10 Jul 1835, Franklin Co., TN28.

Notes for ANDREW WOODS:
Kentucky Land Grants:
3/1/1782 - 300 ac. - Lincoln Co., Hawkins Br.
3/1/1782 - 800 ac. - Lincoln Co., no wateway listed

The following was taken from The Tennessee Genealogical Magazine "Ansearchin'" News - Fall & Winter 1980-Volume 27 -
Number 3 & 4

FRANKLIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE WILL BOOK 1808-1847
Abstracted from microfilm by Betsy F. West

8 - ANDREW WOODS:
... To wife HANNAH Woods, plantation I now live on, three Negroes SIMON, SALL & FRANS at her decease to my nephew ANDREW WOODS, son of PETER WOODS; ALEXANDER REID, my brother-in-law, one fifth part which is to be equally divided between his
children, and the balance equally to be divided amongst my brothers ADAM WOODS, ARCHIBALD WOODS, JOHN WOODS & PETER
WOODS.

Executors, wife HANNAH and brother PETER.
19 Mar 1810.
Witnesses: W.M. QUESBENBERRY, GARLAND MILLER, JAMES KELLEY.

Died without issue.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, TN - MILITARY - 1812 Home Guards

"WHEREAS, The honor of the United States has made it necessary that war should be declared against Great Britain by the United States; and whereas, in this contest it may evidently happen that the active part of our force may be called off to distant service, by which an opportunity will be afforded to the disaffected (if any such there should be amongst us), to do much mischief: Therefore, for the purpose of defending the frontiers and property of our younger brethren when flghting our battles abroad, and to suppress and put
down any combination which may manifest itself inimicable to our beloved country we, the undersigned, all over forty-five years of age, and most of whom fought in the late Revolutionary war. have embodied ourselves into a company, to be denominated the Revolutionary Volunteers of Franklin County; and when the company is formed, officers to command the same shall be elected
by the suffrages of the members of the company. Captain, Wallis Estill; first lieutenant, Richard Farris; second lieutenant, John Woods; ensign , James Russey; sergeants, A. Berryhill, Alex Beard, James Holland, Jacob Casterline; adjutant, James Lewis, Rev. John Davis, Rev. Wm. Ginnings, Jesse Embry, Jesse Bedu, John Champion, Samuel Henderson, Jos. Champion, John Chilcoat, Ralph Crabb, Jesse Toulan, Francis Adams, John Poe, Wm. Thompson, George Waggoner, Benj. Johnson, Samuel Rosebary, Archibald Woods. Rev. Andrew Woods, Rev. Peter Woods Rev. Robert Bell, David Milligan, Elijah Williams, Ebenezer Picket, Moses Ayers, John Denson, Joseph McClusky, James Weeks, Alex. Borehill, Nicholas Robinson, James Busby, Thomas Green, Samuel Reynolds, Jesse Perkins, James Holland, John Robinson, William King, Samuel Runnells, William Crawford, James King, Richard Miller, John Barnett, David Larkins, William McCloud, Samuel Handley, Jacob Van Zant, Sr., James Harris, Robert Hudspeth, Jesse Ginn, Thomas Herlep, John Cowan, William Russell, Sr., Daniel Champion, William Faris, John Herrod, John Nellum, John Dellehide, William Greenwood, John Stokes, David McCord, Charles Weeks, Randolph Riddle, Matthew Taylor."

These noble men were among those who first secured, and afterward maintained. our liberties, and Time, the great leveler, has long since closed the green earth over all that was mortal of every one of them. Many of the citizens of this county served under Jackson in the Florida war, and. according to tradition, Jackson encamped with his troops just below Winchester, on one occasion, while the Indians were encamped on the opposite side of the Boiling Fork. In the brief but brilliant war with Mexico it is learned that Franklin County furnished Capt. George T. Colyar's Company E. of the Third Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Col. B. F. Cheatham. This company, consisting of 116 men, rank and file, left Winchester in September, 1847, and was mustered into the United States service near Nashville about October 10,1847, and left for Mexico in the same month. Capt. Colyar died January 8, 1848, in the city of Mexico. His remains were sent to his home in Winchester.First Lieut. Sherrod Williams then became captain, and continued as such to the close of the war. The company was discharged about July 22, 1848. The following is a list of the survivors of the company now living in this county: A. J. Caldwell, John Thurman, F. M. Williams, Ed Jackson., William Adcock, David Smith, Nathan Boone and Gordon McCutcheon. The following are living elsewhere: T. H. Finch, Texas; W. H. Jones, Lincoln County; M. N. Matthews. Bedford County; Wilson Clark. Alabama; Berry Logan and William Taylor, Moore County; Ed Anderson and Alpheus Green, Texas. Oliver Posey is a survivor of some other command in the Mexican war, and lives in Franklin County."

On his tombstone:
"To the memory of Andrew Woods born in wedlock of William Woods and Susanna Wallace in Virginia 1753 removed to Kentucky in 1783 professed the religion of Jesus Christ in 1791 and from that time to his death became a minister of the gospel in the United Baptist church and in 1813 he signed his all into the hand of his savior and will there sleep in Jesus until called by his savior in soul and body to enjoy a mansion of bliss" [The 8 in 1783 wasn't clear.]
Andrew's wife, Hannah, bu there. She was b. 1754, d. 10 July 1835, dau of Thomas Read and Elizabeth Laehy.

More About ANDREW WOODS:
Burial: Jones-Woods Cemetery, Franklin Co., TN
Census: 1792, Listed as taxpayer in Madison Co., KY
Movement: 1808, To Tennessee
Occupation: He was also a Baptist minister.
Will: 19 Mar 1810, Franklin Co., TN

Notes for HANNAH REID:
Jones-Woods Cemetery, Franklin County, Tennessee Q 10 # 165

Grave 15

To the memory of Hannah Woods companion of Andrew Woods born in wedlock of Thomas Read and Elizabeth Laehy in 1754 Made profession of the religion of Jesus Christ in 1791 & became a member of the United Baptist Church and on the 10th of July 1835, resigned her all into the hands of her Savior and slept as did her fathers

NOTE: There is a line under the e in Laehy and under the 91 in 1791 which means they weren't sure what really was on the tombstone.

She and her brother Peter Reid were executors of her husband's will dated 3/19/1810.

More About HANNAH REID:
Burial: Jones-Woods Cemetery, Franklin Co., TN

More About ANDREW WOODS and HANNAH REID:
Marriage: Kentucky

45. viii. HANNAH WOODS, b. 1753, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1814, Madison Co., Kentucky.
ix. BENNET WOODS, b. 1755, Halifax Dist., NC.
x. HENRY WOODS, b. 1757, Halifax Dist., NC.
46. xi. ELIZABETH WOODS, b. 1758, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1815.
xii. SARAH WOODS, b. 1761, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1851; m. NICHOLAS SHIRKEY29, 03 Dec 1777, Botecourt Co., VA.

More About NICHOLAS SHIRKEY:
Alt. Name: Shirley
Occupation: Colonel

More About NICHOLAS SHIRKEY and SARAH WOODS:
Marriage: 03 Dec 1777, Botecourt Co., VA

47. xiii. PETER WOODS, SR., b. 20 Mar 1761, Greenbrier Co., VA; d. 19 Sep 1825, Howard Co., MO.
xiv. CATHERINE WOODS, b. 1763, Halifax Dist., NC.


12. ANDREW6 WALLACE (ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)30 was born 1711 in Dunshauglin Castle, Meath, Ireland, and died 1785 in Ivy Depot, Albemarle Co., VA31. He married MARGARET WOODS32 Oct 1735 in Possibly Orange Co., VA, daughter of MICHAEL WOODS and MARY CAMPBELL. She was born Bet. 1714 - 1720 in Dunshauglin Castle, Meath, Ireland, and died Bet. 1756 - 1761 in Thornhill, Albemarle Co., VA.

More About ANDREW WALLACE:
Alt. Birthdate: 1714

More About ANDREW WALLACE and MARGARET WOODS:
Marriage: Oct 1735, Possibly Orange Co., VA

Children of ANDREW WALLACE and MARGARET WOODS are:
i. SAMUEL7 WALLACE33, b. 1736, Albemarle Co., VA.
48. ii. MICHAEL WALLACE, b. 1737, Albemarle Co., VA.
iii. ELIZABETH WALLACE, b. Abt. 1738, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1785, Richmond, Madison Co., KY.
iv. MARY WALLACE33, b. 1742, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA.

More About MARY WALLACE:
Alt. Name: Mary and Polly

49. v. MARGARET WALLACE, b. 1744, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Albemarle Co., VA.
vi. HANNAH WALLACE33, b. Abt. 1745, Albemarle Co., VA.
vii. JEAN WALLACE33, b. 1746; m. WILSON.
viii. JOHN WALLACE, b. Abt. 1748.
50. ix. MICHAEL WALLACE, b. 1752, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 02 Aug 1809, Madison Co., KY.
51. x. MARY SARAH WALLACE, b. 1753, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Garrard Co., KY.
52. xi. ELIZABETH WALLACE, b. 1756, Spring Hill, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Bet. 1810 - Oct 1829, Madison Co., KY.
53. xii. SUSANNAH WALLACE, b. Abt. 1760; d. 1812, Madison Co., KY.


13. PETER6 WALLACE, JR. (ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)34 was born 1719 in Meath, Ireland, and died Sep 1784 in Thornhill, Rockbridge Co., VA34. He married MARTHA WOODS35 Bef. 1739 in Albemarle Co., VA or Cecil Co., Maryland, daughter of MICHAEL WOODS and MARY CAMPBELL. She was born 1720 in Dunshaughlin Castle, Meath, Ireland, and died 1790 in Thornhill, Rockbridge Co., VA36.

Notes for PETER WALLACE, JR.:
In his will he mentions wife Martha, sons John and Samuel; daughters Jean, Susannah and Eliza Gilmore.

He witnessed Richard Woods inventory of his estate:

May 2d 1778 Joseph Lapsley
Peter Wallace
Wm Alexander
James Buckanon

At a Court held for Rockbridge County May the 5th 1778
This Iventory and appraisment of the Estate of Richard Woods Deceased,
Returned which is Ordered to be Recorded
Teste Andrew Reid Clk


Page 453.--10th June, 1757. Peter Wallace and Martha to Francis McCown,
yeoman, £56, 150-1/2 acres on Whistle Creek in Forks of James; cor.
Low Todd. Teste: Alex. Creaghead, Richard Woods, Ro. McElheney.
Delivered: Samuel Wilson, Augusct, 1769.
AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 340 - 349

During the American Revolution Peter Wallace, not only furnished supplies to Col. Posey, but contributed his sons to the army of the rebelling colonists. Four of these sons were killed and only Samuel and John survived the conflict.

More About PETER WALLACE, JR.:
Burial: Thornhill, Rockbridge Co., VA
Will: 05 Sep 1786, Rockbridge Co., VA

Notes for MARTHA WOODS:
She was not mentioned in her father's will.

More About MARTHA WOODS:
Alt. Name: Elizabeth (from Tennessee Cousins)

More About PETER WALLACE and MARTHA WOODS:
Marriage: Bef. 1739, Albemarle Co., VA or Cecil Co., Maryland

Children of PETER WALLACE and MARTHA WOODS are:
i. MALCOLM7 WALLACE36, b. 1744, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. 1775, During Revolutionary War in Boston, MA.

Notes for MALCOLM WALLACE:
Served in the army under General Morgan in Boston; died in the service of his country.

More About MALCOLM WALLACE:
Military service: Captain under General Morgan

54. ii. SAMUEL WILLIAM WALLACE, b. 1745, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. Mar 1786, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., Virginia.
55. iii. JANET WALLACE, b. 1746, Near Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., WV; d. 1819, Near Lewisburg, Greenbrier Co., WV.
56. iv. JOHN WALLACE, SR., b. 1748, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. 03 Apr 1838, Stilesville, Hendrick Co., IN.
57. v. ELIZABETH WALLACE, b. 1750, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. Bet. 19 Sep 1804 - Dec 1805, Jessamine Co., KY.
58. vi. SUSANNAH HANNAH WALLACE, b. 1752, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. Missouri.
vii. JAMES HUGH WALLACE37, b. 1747, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. May 1777, Died from small pox during the Revolutionary War in Philadelphia, PA38; m. ELIZABETH WESTWOOD, 1771, Rockbridge Co., VA; b. 1755, Rockbridge Co., VA.

Notes for JAMES HUGH WALLACE:
He was an ensign in the Third Virginia Regiment.

More About JAMES HUGH WALLACE:
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Smallpox

More About JAMES WALLACE and ELIZABETH WESTWOOD:
Marriage: 1771, Rockbridge Co., VA

viii. ADAM WALLACE39, b. 1755, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. 29 May 1780, During Revolutionary War at Waxhaw, Union Co., SC.

Notes for ADAM WALLACE:
In his will were named two brothers, Samuel and John.

He was a Captain in a Rockbridge Company in the Tenth Virginia. He was killed by Tarlton's Troops while bravely fighting against fearful odds at Waxhaw, South Carolina. His sword, or espontoon, used on that bloody day was in the possession of John A. R. Varner, of Lexington, VA, a descendant of his brother, Samuel, a few years ago. Colonel Buford's Regiment had been detached from the Northern Army and ordered to go to the relief of the beleaguered garrison at Charleston, SC. On their way they learned that General Lincoln had capitulated, and Colonel Buford was ordered to fall back again toward the North. Cornwallis hearing of Buford's retreat, sent his dashing, unscrupulous cavalry officer, Colonel Tarlton, with 300 picked men in pursuit. After a forced march of 100 miles he overtook Buford at Waxhaw, SC. Before Buford and his Virginians could prepare for the attack, the British cavalry was upon them from front and rear and both flanks. The Virginians delivered their fire, but before they could reload Tarlton's cavalry men were on them with their pistols and swords. Out of 400 men of Buford's command, 300 were killed or wounded. The wounded were hacked to pieces in the most inhuman manner. It was in this terrible encounter that Captain Adam Wallace fell. He was a young man of 25 and stood 6'2" . Colonel Buford seeing his men in confusion, fled early in the fight, but young Wallace disdained to flee and standing his ground met steel with steel. His trusty sword was wielded with tremendous vigor, and he managed to kill a number of Tarlton's dragoons before he received the fatal blow. (From Genealogy Library.com, Sec. 6, Chap. 2)


Adam Wallace; "Enlisted 20 March 1776. 1st Lieutenant, 7th Virginia. Captain 29 June 1778, transferred to 5th Virginia 14 Sept 1778. Served to Jan 1780.

Wallace, Adam (Va). 1st Lieutenant 7th Virginia, 20th March, 1776; Captain 29th June, 1778; transferred to the 5th Virginia, 14 September, 1778, and served to January 1780.

Adam Wallace; 10th Virginia at Valley Forge the winter of 1777-1778. Incorporated into the 4th Virginia, on 10 May 1779 incorporated into the 3rd Virginia. Regiments officers captured at Charleston. (10th Virginia created October 1776, 1778 redesignated 6th Virginia.)

"Adam was the captain of one of the companies of the 10th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line…was composed of 50 Rockbridge men…the regiment had been detached from the Northern Army, and ordered to go to the relief…of Charleston…It was in this terrible encounter that Captain Adam Wallace fell. He was a young man of 25 years, and stood six feet, two inches, (and a half) in his stockings--the very picture of vigorous manhood. Colonel Buford, seeing his men in confusion, fled early in the fight, but young Wallace disdained to fly; and, standing his ground, met steel with steel--his trusty sword was wielded with tremendous vigor, and he managed to kill a number of Tarleton's dragoons before he received the fatal blow which ended his noble young life…That very sword was, a few years ago, in the possession of Major J. A. R. Varner, of Lexington, Virginia, himself a descendant of the young hero's brother, Samuel Wallace. It was an infantry captain's sword, with a buck-horn handle, heavily mounted in silver. On the clasp nearest the handle is engraved, in clear letters, his name--'Adam Wallace"
(This story was told originally by Neander Woods [I think]1905. Then retold by George Seldon Wallace, 1927.

Adam was 6' 2 1/2". You may say that he was not a giant. However, you must think of Adam Wallace in the context of the times. The average height of the soldier of the Revolutionary War was 5' 6". In the Civil War, it was 5' 10". The Revolutionary soldier was 4 inches shorter than today. Add 4 inches to the height of Adam Wallace and today he would be 6' 6 1/2". A giant? No. But, very tall indeed. (Our Wallace brothers were not the only giants in the war. Donald Long, Park Ranger at Guilford Court House, tells me that tall soldiers over 6 feet tall, on both sides, were not that uncommon during the war. ( “Looking at period clothing I would say they were spare in body, smaller in body size more than height. A chest measurement on a grown adult male of 1781 could be easily 34-36 inches or less. Despite their size, if they survived or missed the killer childhood disease, they were tough folks.) I don’t think ours were these wiry men. Looking at the sons of Martha Wallace Moon in the famous Archibald Moon funeral photo, you see our Wallaces to be very tall, strapping men.

James McDowell, when Governor of Virginia (He was the one who had little respect for lawyers and was the great grandson of Magdelene), paid a tribute to his first cousin, twice removed, Adam Wallace. In a speech before the House of Delegates: “...was an eloquent orator, and also a cogent reasoner.”

"That dark and dismal page in the history of the American Revolution; that carnival of cruel and unjustifiable slaughter, stamped with the name of Waxhaw, is illuminated only by the splendid heroism of a soldier from the Valley of Virginia, whom I am proud to claim as a kinsman, Captain Adam Wallace of Rockbridge."
Source: The Tracey Family History http://www.thetracyfamilyhistory.net


More About ADAM WALLACE:
Burial: Waxhaw, Union Co., SC
Cause of Death (Facts Pg): Died in the Battle of Waxaw
Will: 02 May 1781, Rockbridge Co., VA

ix. ANDREW WALLACE39, b. 1757, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. 15 Mar 1781, During Revolutionary War at Guilford, Guilford Co., NC.

Notes for ANDREW WALLACE:
Died in the Battle of Guilford C.H. in the Revolutionary War.

Adam Wallace Poem
by William Cumming, of Shettlestown, Glasgow, Scotland

Background
The eminent genealogists William Harris Miller (one of our cousins) handwrote two scrolls for the mother of Cousin Scott Hosier, Jr., some 79 years ago. One scroll is on the Woods pedigree and the other on the Wallace. One scroll is approximately eighteen inches by ten feet, the other, longer.
On the Wallace scroll there is a poem honoring the death of Adam Wallace. Rev Neander Woods tells us that after the publication of the death of Adam Wallace in The Rockbridge News, the story then made it's way to Scotland. William Cumming read the story and penned the following poem. I have contacted the library experts in Scotland and they have no records of this poet. Nor do they have a record of the man in Shettlestown. This does not mean he did not live thAny one of you cousins want to research this man further? He might be one of our Scotland cousins.
We do not know when the poem was penned. It had to be after the battle on 29 May 1780 and before Rev Neander Woods book was published in 1905. The poem can only be understood in historical perspective. It is possible that this is not the complete poem.

When Scotland's patriot hero led
Fierce gleamed among the English foe
His ponderous falcion bright.
Where'r the dreaded weapon flashed
There was the deadliest of the fray:
And England's stoutest sons had fallen
Who victory covered the day.
The centuries have passed since then,
But near our fortress of the North
The Wallace monument to-day,
Looks out upon the Forth,-
Looks over Scotland's proudest fields-
Sterling and Bannockburn, adored;
And treasures in the noble walls
The time worn Wallace sword.
Of Scotland's kin, full many a one
In fair Virginia's old domain,
Had found the freedom, which, also,
They sought at home in vain,
For on their land had fall awhile
The hated tyrant's evil power,
And thus they pressed on foreign shore,
Through freedom's darkest hour,
But when the call to arms arose,
And Britian would her sons enslave,
She met in those Virginia Scots
A phalanx of the brave.
And one there was at Waxhaw's fight,
Who to the tyrant would not yield,
Who bore the name of Wallace, which,
He died upon the field.
He nobly faced the British foe,
Like the ancestors of his race;
And gave his life for freedom's cause,
Nor sought in flight, disgrace.
The sword he bore now lies with men,
Who well can prize the honored blade,
For they have marched to many a field,
In Stonewall's old brigade;
Old veterans of the Southern cause,
Descendants of our Wallace rare,
That same old blade links Sterling here
With Waxhaw over there,
And in their honored roll of fame,
We'd twine our Wallace name with thee;
Blen Scottish with Virginia wreath-
Rockbridge and Ellerslie.

Andrew Wallace will
“...devises to his sister, Susannah, his roan horse (war horse?) and a yard and one half of scarlet for a cloak. (Must have been valuable cloth as there was a scarcity of all basic things during the war, as in all wars.); he likewise gives to his sisters, Janet (Jenet) and Susannah, 50 pounds of money.”"

The fact that the inventory of his (Andrew Wallace) estate included a green military jacket, a scarlet cape, a Hessian sword, a war horse, and assorted gold and silver buttons and buckles causes me to wonder if the Hessian sword was liberated in an earlier engagement, and perhaps the green military jacket as well. Or the green military jacket might have been a hand-me-down from his father, who was a Col. In the French and Indian War." "It was from the inventory of his estate that I got the description of his uniform that I had reproduced and have been wearing for nearly 30 years now."

"He was first commissioned in the 12th Virginia Regiment (enlisted 13 March 1777), Continental Line. He was then merged into the 7th Virginia Rgt., and finally into the 2nd, which was surrendered at Charleston. Before ordering my uniform, I check diligently for current references to description for the uniforms worn by these units, only to discover there is no description anywhere of the uniforms worn by these units. I have been intending to research the service record of Capt. Andrew Wallace after discovering that my green military jacket is almost a dead ringer for the Hessian uniform. It makes me wonder if he might have liberated not only his sword but also his uniform, for I have no information he was even near Trenton."

"The brief description of Andrew's military uniform contained in the inventory of his estate is the most information existing about the uniform of any of the Virginia outfits he commanded, and the truth of the matter is that none of them had any uniforms of any kind, but wore the same hunting jackets they would have worn if hunting squirrels at home. If they were issued guns, they would have been muskets with bayonets, the militia mostly brought their own, and they would have been rifles. Chances are there were not enough muskets for them to have been issued (let alone uniforms) and most would have carried rifles. They certainly did at Cowpens and Kings mountain. Officers would have had informs, if they could afford them. There were very few uniformed companies in the whole Revolutionary War."
-- Cousin Scott F Hosier Jr.


x. JEAN WALLACE, b. 1758, Augusta Co., VA; d. 03 Aug 1786, Rockbridge Co., VA.
xi. ELIZABETH WALLACE, b. 1759, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA.
xii. SUSANNAH WALLACE, b. 1763, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. 07 Mar 1786, Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA.


14. ANDREW6 WOODS (ANDREW ADAM5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)40,41 was born Abt. 1715 in Ireland41, and died Bet. 06 Mar - 19 May 1761 in Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA41. He married JEAN FERGUSON42,43 Abt. 174043. She died Aft. 1775 in Pennsylvania43.

Notes for ANDREW WOODS:
WOODS, ANDREW Hanover Twp.
March 6, 1761 May 19, 1761
Wife: Jean Woods.
Bro.: John Woods.
The names and number of children not given.
Ex.: Jean and John Woods.


More About ANDREW WOODS and JEAN FERGUSON:
Marriage: Abt. 174043

Children of ANDREW WOODS and JEAN FERGUSON are:
i. AGNES7 WOODS43, b. Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA (now Dauphin Co., PA).
ii. SARAH WOODS43,44, b. Aft. 1757, Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA (now Dauphin Co., PA); m. WILLIAM FERGUSON44; b. 1757, Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA (now Dauphin Co., PA).
59. iii. MATTHEW WOODS, b. 1758, Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA (now Dauphin Co., PA); d. 13 Sep 1784, Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.


15. JOHN6 WOODS (ANDREW ADAM5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)45,46 was born Abt. 1718 in Ireland46, and died Jan 1770 in Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA46. He married MARY ESPY47,48,49 Abt. 1742 in Lancaster Co., PA50, daughter of GEORGE ESPY and JEAN TAYLOR. She was born 1722 in County Antrim, Ireland50, and died Aft. 1770.

Notes for JOHN WOODS:
He was the executor of his brother Andrew's will dated 5/19/1761.

Executors of his will were Mary Woods, wife; Jossias Espy and James McClanohan.

WOODS, JOHN Hanover Twp.
December 16, 1768 January 17, 1770
Wife: Mary Woods.
Children: George, Andrew, Samuel, Sarah, Anna,
Margaret, Janet, Mary, Elizabeth and Martha.
Ex.: Mary Woods, Jossias Espy and James McClanohan.


More About JOHN WOODS:
Will: 16 Dec 1768, Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA50
Will Proved: 17 Jan 1770, Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA50

More About JOHN WOODS and MARY ESPY:
Marriage: Abt. 1742, Lancaster Co., PA50

Children of JOHN WOODS and MARY ESPY are:
i. GEORGE7 WOODS51, b. 174052; m. MARGARET TAYLOR53.
ii. ANDREW WOODS54, b. 174255.
iii. JOHN WOODS56, b. 1745; m. ELIZABETH HERRON57.
iv. WILLIAM WOODS58, b. 174759; m. MARY ANN SEAWRIGHT60.
v. MARTHA WOODS61, b. 174962.
vi. SAMUEL WOODS63, b. 1749, Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA64; d. Bef. 176064.
vii. SARAH WOODS65, b. 175166; m. WILLIAM CLARK67.
60. viii. ANN WOODS, b. 1753, Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA; d. 1793.
ix. MARGARET WOODS68, b. 175569.
x. JANET WOODS70, b. 175871.
xi. MARY WOODS72, b. 175873.
xii. ELIZABETH WOODS74, b. 176075.


16. MARGARET6 WOODS (ANDREW ADAM5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)76,77 was born 1720 in Ulster, Ireland77, and died 05 Oct 1774 in Rowan Co., NC77. She married (1) WILLIAM BRAWLEY78,79 Abt. 1737 in Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. He was born 1720 in Derry, Ulster, Ireland79, and died Abt. 1740 in Pennsylvania79. She married (2) ROBERT PATTON80 Abt. 1740 in Pennsylvania81. He was born 1685 in Ireland, and died 1775.

More About WILLIAM BRAWLEY:
Alt. Name: Braly, Brawley81

More About WILLIAM BRAWLEY and MARGARET WOODS:
Marriage: Abt. 1737, Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA

More About ROBERT PATTON and MARGARET WOODS:
Marriage: Abt. 1740, Pennsylvania81

Children of MARGARET WOODS and WILLIAM BRAWLEY are:
61. i. JOHN7 BRAWLEY, b. Aft. 1738; d. 18 Jan 1798, Rowan Co., NC.
62. ii. THOMAS BRAWLEY, b. Aft. 1738; d. 09 Dec 1764, Rowan Co., NC.
iii. WILLIAM BRAWLEY, b. Aft. 173881; d. 13 Dec 1798, Rowan Co., NC81.
63. iv. HUGH BRAWLEY, b. 1740, Derry, Ulster, Ireland; d. 1781, Guilford, NC.


Children of MARGARET WOODS and ROBERT PATTON are:
v. ANDREW7 PATTON, b. 1741, Pennsylvania; d. 1790, Orange Co., NC; m. MARGARET MCCALLISTER, Bef. Jul 1768, North Carolina; b. 1747, Pennsylvania.

More About ANDREW PATTON and MARGARET MCCALLISTER:
Marriage: Bef. Jul 1768, North Carolina

vi. ELIZABETH PATTON, b. 1745.
vii. ROBERT PATTON, b. 1747.
viii. THOMAS PATTON, b. 1749.
ix. JOSEPH PATTON, b. 1751.


17. JANET6 WOODS (ANDREW ADAM5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)82,83 was born Abt. 1721, and died Aft. 175083. She married JOHN CALHOUN84,85 Abt. 1740 in Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. He was born 1717 in Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, and died Jul 1750 in Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA86,87.

Notes for JOHN CALHOUN:
CALHOON, JOHN Hanover Twp.
March 17, 1749 July 27, 1750
Wife: Jean Calhoon.
Child: William.
Ex.: Thomas Foster and William Calhoon.


More About JOHN CALHOUN:
Will: 17 Mar 1748/49, Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA87
Will Proved: 27 Jul 1750, Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA87

More About JOHN CALHOUN and JANET WOODS:
Marriage: Abt. 1740, Hanover Twp., Lancaster Co., PA

Child of JANET WOODS and JOHN CALHOUN is:
i. WILLIAM7 CALHOUN88,89, b. Aft. 1740.


18. JULES6 WOODS (ANDREW ADAM5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)90,91 was born Abt. 1727. She married JOHN MCALLISTER92,93 Abt. 1745 in Lancaster Co., PA, son of NEIL MCALLISTER and JANE. He died 11 Jul 1768.

More About JULES WOODS:
Alt. Name: Jelse

More About JOHN MCALLISTER and JULES WOODS:
Marriage: Abt. 1745, Lancaster Co., PA

Children of JULES WOODS and JOHN MCALLISTER are:
i. MARGARET7 MCCALLISTER, b. 1747, Pennsylvania; m. ANDREW PATTON, Bef. Jul 1768, North Carolina; b. 1741, Pennsylvania; d. 1790, Orange Co., NC.

More About ANDREW PATTON and MARGARET MCCALLISTER:
Marriage: Bef. Jul 1768, North Carolina

ii. SARAH MCCALLISTER, b. 1748.
iii. JAMES MCCALLISTER, b. 1760.
iv. MARY MCCALLISTER, b. 1762.
v. MARTHA MCCALLISTER, b. 1764.


19. MAGDALENA6 WOODS (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1) was born 1706 in Castle Dunshauglin, Ireland94, and died 1810 in McDowell Family Cemetery, Timber Ridge, Albemarle Co., VA. She married (1) JOHN MCDOWELL95 14 Dec 1734 in Probably Lancaster Co., PA, son of EPHRAIM MCDOWELL and MARGARET IRVINE. He was born 1714 in Ireland, and died 18 Dec 1742 in Balcony Falls, Albemarle Co., VA96. She married (2) BENJAMIN BORDEN, JR. 1744 in Virginia, son of BENJAMIN BORDEN and ZERURIAH WINTER. He was born 1715 in Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ, and died 1753 in Red Hill, Rockbridge Co., VA. She married (3) JOHN BOWYER Feb 1765 in Augusta Co., VA97.

Notes for MAGDALENA WOODS:
She was not mentioned in her father' will.

Described as tall and straight, handsome with dazzling white skin, big blue eyes and long yellow hair, a witty tongue, great charm .
Old letter tells of her riding a famous black stallion in a riding coat of hunter's green with gold buttons and a bonnet of many plumes.
Wealthiest woman on the Virginia Frontier, heiress of the Borden Estate.
(Source: www.justcallbob.com/mcdowell.html)


Capt. John McDowell had been a very important member of the colonial gentry as the surveyor and agent for the Borden Tract in Virginia. His wife Magdalena Wood was the granddaughter of Archibald Campbell, the 8th Earl of Argyll in Scotland, and later married the rich (but useless) Benjamin Borden, Jr. after Capt John's death, becoming the heir of the Borden Estates and the richest woman in frontier America. She was noted in history as being a strikingly beautiful woman with blond hair, very intelligent, and possessing great charm, who was often seen astride a famous black stallion, wearing a hunter's green riding cloak with gold buttons and a bonnet with many plumes. After Borden's death, Magdalena married John Bowyer, who was 20 years her junior. Magdalena had written up a marriage agreement between herself and John Bowyer to protect her children's inheritance, but one day sitting by the fire with it in her hand, Bowyer grapped it from her and threw it in the fire. The legal squabbles that ensued after her death over the inheritance continued for many years.
Source: http://members.tripod.com/leomcdowell/id32.htm


Page 102.--20th May, 1755. Borden's executors (Magdalen Bowyer,
relict and administratrix of John McDowell, late of Orange County, and
mother of Samuel McDowell, an orphan under 21 years, being eldest son
and heir-at-law of said John McDowell to said Samuel McDowell under
the tuition of his guardian, Richard Woods, Gent.). Benjamin, Sr., had
agreed to sell in his lifetime to Jno. McDowell. John entered the land under
the agreement. John was killed by Indians. John had had the land surveyed
by Borden's surveyor, John Hart; contained 1,359 acres; of this,
John McDowell had covenanted to sell to John Paul 400 acres, whereupon
Paul and others brought suit, vs. Samuel, for title. Decree, 22d August,
1752. Conveys all residue of the 1,359 acres whereon John lived; Roger
Key's land: John Lyle's line; Mathew Lyle's corner, 959 acres. Delivered:
Samuel McDowell, March, 1764.

AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA - CHALKLEY'S CHRONICLES; Vol 3, PP 330 - 339

After the death of her second husband, Magdalena Wood-McDowell-Burden married a third time, Colonel Bowyer, a gentleman twenty years younger than herself. The 104 years to which she lived, gave ample time for a full repentance of this singular matrimonial adventure. Tradition states that Colonel Bowyer destroyed the marital settlement by which the wary Magdalena had essayed to secure her property to herself and children. He outlived her; thousands of acres of the sightly lands which John McDowell owned thus passed into the hands of Bowyers.
(Source: Historic Families of Kentucky by Thomas Marhsall Green, 1889)

More About MAGDALENA WOODS:
Alt. Birthdate: 1720

Notes for JOHN MCDOWELL:
CAPTAIN JOHN MCDOWELL,
the oldest son of Ephraim, was born in Ireland, where he was educated and grew to manhood. In Pennsylvania, probably in 1734, he married Magdalena Wood. When he located in Burden's Grant, in 1737, he was in the prime of a vigorous manhood. Most active in colonizing the beautiful valley with his co-religionists and clansmen and kinsmen of Scotch-Irish blood, he was a man of mark, and natural leader of spirits as self-reliant, independent, and bold as any the world ever saw. Well instructed in the branches of a practical English education, he was a skillful and accurate surveyor, a branch of knowledge perhaps more useful and certainly more remunerative in the then situation of the frontier than almost any other. It was he who, assisted by one Wood, made the first survey of the Grant, and determined its boundaries. Intelligent, energetic, and of proved courage, when concerting measures for their joint defense, the eyes of the community, at whose head he stood, instinctively turned to him, as endowed with the qualities for command. Their petition to Governor Gooch to commission him as a captain, as the initial step to organize for the protection of the people "of the backwoods," is recorded in Palmer's publication of Virginia state papers, under date of 1742. A marvel of spelling, it reminds the tardy governor of their previous application for the legal organization of a military force to provide against impending peril, and in respectful but forcible language, insists upon his immediate action; it enumerates the names of men whom the petitioners had furnished the governor, as those for whom appointments as officers were desired, and whom the "people of the backwoods"--"thought properist men & men that had Hart and Curidg to hed us in ye times of (???) & to defend your Countray and your poor Sobjacks Intrist from ye voilince of ye Haithen,"--and at the head of these "men of Hart and Curidge," stands the name of John McDowell as that of the man they had chosen as their chieftain. The petition was signed, among others, by Andrew and David Moore, George Moffett, James McDowell and Matthew Lyle; its prayer was speedily granted by Governor Gooch, whose confidence and respect had already been won by McDowell's manly qualities. Fixing his own habitation near where the far-famed Timber Ridge Church was afterward built, the brief space of life left to him after his removal to the Valley was passed in providing for the educational wants and religious yearnings of those whom he had induced to settle in the Grant, and in organizing for their mutual defense against the Indians. The fruits of his labor and daring he did not live to enjoy; on Christmas day of 1742, with eight of his men, who had accompanied him in pursuit of savages who had made an inroad upon the settlement, he fell into an ambuscade and was killed; all were buried in one common grave, near Lexington. His widow afterward married Benjamin Burden, Jr., son of the grantee, who had come into the Grant before John McDowell's death, and, for a long time, lived at his house, but had returned to his father's before the massacre in which McDowell fell. After the death of the elder Burden, the younger returned into the Grant, fully empowered, by the will of his father, to complete titles and make deeds, and then married the widow, Magdalena McDowell, continuing to live with her until his death, at the place near the Timber Ridge, called the Red House, where John McDowell had settled. The widow, Magdalena McDowell, and the junior Benjamin Burden had one daughter, Martha, who married Benjamin Hawkins--a name noted in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, and all the way to Texas, for the oddity of some, and the gallantry of all of its members.
(Source: Historic Families of Kentucky by Thomas Marshall Green. Published by Robert Clarke & Co. Cincinnati, 1889)



Fram Waddell's annals of Augusta County, VA, pg. 37: "On the 28th of Feb. 1739, John McDowell, who settled in Borden's Grant, made oath at Orange Court that he imported himself, Magdaline, his wife, and Samuel M McDowell, his son, and John Rutter, his servant, at his own charge from Great Britain in the year 1737, to dwell in this colony, and that this is the first time of proving their rights in order to obtain land pursuant to the royal instructions." He received his Captain's commission from Governor William Gooch of Virginia at the behest of the other settlers of Borden's Tract. This petition, requesting his commission, is a superb written example of the Scots/Irish language of the time and is preserved in The Annuls of Augusta County: 1726-1871.

Captain John McDowell was killed in the first Settler-Shawnee Indian confrontation on 14 December 1742 during the "Massacre of Balcony Downs" near Balcony Falls in Rockbridge County, Virginia. The spot where this incident occurred is now called Battle Run Creek as a result of this event.

They were buried near the red house, or Maryland Tavern, formerly the residence of James McDowell.
Heer lyes the body of John Mack Dowell died December 1742. (Source: McDowell family website)

Source: http://members.tripod.com/leomcdowell/id32.htm

In Pennsylvania, Ephraim McDowell remained several years. There his son, John, was married to Magdalena Wood, whose mother was a Campbell, and, as tradition has it, of the noble family of Argyle. There Samuel, the eldest son of John and Magdalena McDowell, was born, in 1735. There, too, probably, Mary, the daughter of Ephraim, met, was beloved by, and married James Greenlee, a Presbyterian Irishman, of English descent, and said to have been remotely descended from the Argyle Campbells.
(Source: Historic Families of Kentucky by Thomas Marshall Green. Published by Robert Clarke & Co. Cincinnati, 1889)

McDowell Family Cemetery
The cemetery is relatively easy to locate. Go to the village of Fairfield, 10 miles north of Lexington, VA. Take Route 11 one mile south and the cemetery is in a pasture to the west. Apparently, it stands out and is quite picturesque.



More About JOHN MCDOWELL:
Burial: McDowell Family Cemetery, Timber Ridge, Albemarle Co., VA
Occupation: Captain

More About JOHN MCDOWELL and MAGDALENA WOODS:
Marriage: 14 Dec 1734, Probably Lancaster Co., PA

Notes for BENJAMIN BORDEN, JR.:
Benjamin Borden (Rockbridge County) obtained a large grant of approximately 100,000 acres starting in the 1730's. (http://www.ultranet.com/~deeds/virg.htm)

AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT.

WILL BOOK No. 2.

Page 1.--30th March. 1753. Benjamin Borden's will, Gent. Stepsons, Saml. McDowell and James McDowell. Stepdaughter, Sarah McDowell. Wife. Magdalen. Negro wench named Moll. Daughter, Martha; daughter,
Hannah. Executors, John Lyie. Archibald Alexander, and wife, Magdalen. Father. Benj. Borden. Brothers. Brother, Joseph. Teste: Roger Keys, John Keys, Jacob Gray. Proved, 21st November, 1753, by all witnesses. John Lyle refuses to execute, others qualify, with sureties John Lyle. Andrew Hays, Thos. Paxton.


More About BENJAMIN BORDEN, JR.:
Alt. Name: Borden
Will: 30 Mar 1753, August Co., VA Court Book 2

More About BENJAMIN BORDEN and MAGDALENA WOODS:
Marriage: 1744, Virginia

More About JOHN BOWYER:
Occupation: Colonel

More About JOHN BOWYER and MAGDALENA WOODS:
Marriage: Feb 1765, Augusta Co., VA97

Children of MAGDALENA WOODS and JOHN MCDOWELL are:
64. i. ELIZABETH7 MCDOWELL.
65. ii. SAMUEL MCDOWELL, b. 29 Oct 1735, Forsyth Co., PA; d. 25 Sep 1817, At home of his son Joseph in Danville, Boyle Co., KY.
iii. JOHN MCDOWELL, b. 1737, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. Danville, Boyle Co., KY.
66. iv. JAMES MCDOWELL, b. 1739, Red House, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. Oct 1771, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY.
67. v. SARAH MCDOWELL, b. 16 Oct 1741, Borden's Track, Augusta Co., VA; d. 1811.


Children of MAGDALENA WOODS and BENJAMIN BORDEN are:
68. vi. MARTHA7 BORDEN, b. 1746, Red House, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. 1823.
vii. BENJAMIN BORDEN, b. Abt. 1749; d. Bef. 1753.

Notes for BENJAMIN BORDEN:
He was not mentioned in his father's will dated 1753.

viii. HANNAH BORDEN98, b. Abt. 1753, Red House, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. 1753, Red House, Rockbridge Co., VA.


20. ARCHIBALD6 WOODS, SR. (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)99 was born 11 May 1706 in Castle Dunshauglin, Meath, Ireland, and died 1783 in Roanoke Co., VA. He married ISABELLA GASS100 Abt. 1734 in Probably Lancaster Co., PA, daughter of JOHN GASS and MARGARET. She was born 08 Jan 1715/16 in Lancaster, Co., PA, and died 02 Nov 1766 in Albemarle Co., VA.

Notes for ARCHIBALD WOODS, SR.:
He was a witness to John Gass's (his father-in-law) will dated June 28, 1734 in Lancaster Co., PA.

More About ARCHIBALD WOODS, SR.:
Alt. Birthdate: 1716
Probate: Mar 1784, Botetourt Co., VA, Will Book A, 1770-1801, pg. 195-197

More About ARCHIBALD WOODS and ISABELLA GASS:
Marriage: Abt. 1734, Probably Lancaster Co., PA

Children of ARCHIBALD WOODS and ISABELLA GASS are:
69. i. MICHAEL MARION7 WOODS, b. 10 Nov 1735, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 27 Jan 1808, Greenville, Green Co., TN.
ii. MARGARET WOODS, b. 16 Dec 1740, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 03 Sep 1792, North Carolina; m. (1) SHIELDS; b. Abt. 1736, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; m. (2) ANDREW WALLACE.

More About MARGARET WOODS:
Christening: 16 Dec 1740, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA

iii. WILLIAM WOODS, b. 1744, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 20 Feb 1804, Abbeville, SC; m. (1) SUSANNAH CATHERINE MCKINLEY101, 1764, Albemarle Co., VA; b. Bet. 1746 - 1748, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Jun 1829, Abbeville, SC; m. (2) HARRIET PAINTER, 1794, Albemarle Co., VA; b. 1748, Albemarle Co., VA; m. (3) SARAH EDINGTON, 1804, Albemarle Co., VA; b. 1750, Albemarle Co., VA.

More About WILLIAM WOODS and SUSANNAH MCKINLEY:
Marriage: 1764, Albemarle Co., VA

More About WILLIAM WOODS and HARRIET PAINTER:
Marriage: 1794, Albemarle Co., VA

More About WILLIAM WOODS and SARAH EDINGTON:
Marriage: 1804, Albemarle Co., VA

70. iv. SARAH WOODS, b. Bet. 1744 - 1750, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Bet. 1774 - 1775, South Carolina.
71. v. SUSANNAH WOODS, b. 1746, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1828, Jefferson Co., MS.
72. vi. JOHN WOODS, b. 1748, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 03 Sep 1792, Indian Camp, Roanoke, VA.
73. vii. ARCHIBALD WOODS, JR., b. 29 Jan 1748/49, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 17 Dec 1836, Fort Estill, Madison Co., KY, at his son Archibald's home.
74. viii. HANNAH WOODS, b. 1750, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1819.
75. ix. ISABELLA WOODS, b. 1755, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1830, Hamilton Co., Tennessee.
76. x. JAMES WOODS, b. 1755, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1797, Fayette Co., KY.
77. xi. ANDREW WOODS, b. 1760; d. Fallsburg, Lawrence Co., KY.
xii. JOSEPH WOODS, b. 1763, Blair Park, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1832, Roanoke Co., VA.


21. MICHAEL6 WOODS, JR. (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1) was born Bet. 1709 - 1719 in Dunshauglin Castle, Meath, Ireland, and died 11 Mar 1777 in Buchanan, Botetourt Co., VA. He married ANNE LAMBERT102 1734 in Albemarle Co., VA. She was born 1713 in Botetourt Co., VA, and died in Mercer Co., KY.

Notes for MICHAEL WOODS, JR.:
He was not mentioned in his father's will.

More About MICHAEL WOODS and ANNE LAMBERT:
Marriage: 1734, Albemarle Co., VA

Children of MICHAEL WOODS and ANNE LAMBERT are:
78. i. JANE7 WOODS, b. 1735, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1812, Wythe Co., VA.
ii. SUSANNAH WOODS, b. 1736, Albemarle Co., VA; m. JOHN COWAN, 1756, Albemarle Co., VA; b. 1734, Albemarle Co., VA.

More About JOHN COWAN and SUSANNAH WOODS:
Marriage: 1756, Albemarle Co., VA

79. iii. WILLIAM H. WOODS, b. 1738, Virginia; d. 1819, Livingston, Fayette Co., KY.
80. iv. DAVID WOODS, b. 1740, Bedford Co., VA; d. Oct 1786, Cane Run, Mercer Co., KY.
81. v. SAMUEL C. WOODS, b. 16 Dec 1740, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 03 Feb 1826, Mercer Co., KY.
82. vi. ELIZABETH WOODS, b. 1742, Albemarle Co., VA.
83. vii. SUSANNAH WOODS, b. 17 Dec 1751, Probably Fayette Co., KY; d. Dec 1836, Franklin Co., TN.
viii. MARTHA WOODS, b. 04 May 1753, Fayette Co., KY; m. (1) JOHN SMITH, 04 May 1778, Mercer Co., KY; b. 1751, Mercer Co., KY; d. Bef. 1795; m. (2) THOMAS MOORE, 10 Jan 1795, Albemarle Co., VA; b. 1748, Albemarle Co., VA.

More About JOHN SMITH and MARTHA WOODS:
Marriage: 04 May 1778, Mercer Co., KY

More About THOMAS MOORE and MARTHA WOODS:
Marriage: 10 Jan 1795, Albemarle Co., VA

ix. MAGDALENA WOODS, b. 1755, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 31 May 1830, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY; m. WILLIAM CAMPBELL, 1774, Fayette Co., KY; b. 1753, Fayette Co., KY.

More About WILLIAM CAMPBELL and MAGDALENA WOODS:
Marriage: 1774, Fayette Co., KY

84. x. SARAH WOODS, b. 1755, Probably Augusta Co., VA; d. 02 May 1814, Lincoln Co., KY.
xi. ANNE WOODS, b. 1757, Virginia; d. 27 Jun 1786.
xii. MARGARET WOODS, b. 1759, Albemarle Co., VA.


22. HANNAH6 WOODS (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)103 was born 1710 in Castle Dunshauglin, Meath, Ireland, and died in Greenbrier, Albemarle Co., VA. She married (1) WILLIAM WALLACE. She married (2) WILLIAM WALLACE104 20 Mar 1731/32 in Cecil, Maryland or Lancaster Co., PA, son of PETER WALLACE and ELIZABETH WOODS. He was born 1706 in Ireland, and died 1766 in Greenwood, Albemarle Co., VA.

Notes for WILLIAM WALLACE:
He was a witness to John Gass's will dated June 28, 1734 in Lancaster Co., PA.

More About WILLIAM WALLACE:
Immigration: 1724, Ireland to America

More About WILLIAM WALLACE and HANNAH WOODS:
Marriage: 20 Mar 1731/32, Cecil, Maryland or Lancaster Co., PA

Children are listed above under (9) William Wallace.

23. JOHN6 WOODS (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)105 was born 19 Feb 1711/12 in Castle Dunshauglin, Meath, Ireland, and died 14 Oct 1791 in Albemarle Co., VA106. He married SUSANNA ANDERSON Abt. 1742 in Albemarle Co., VA, daughter of JAMES ANDERSON and SUDT GARLAND. She was born 14 Oct 1725 in Albemarle Co., VA107.

Notes for JOHN WOODS:
On Nov. 27, 1776, he was commissioned a major by Governor Fauquier. On June 11, 1770, he was commissioned a Lt. Colonel of the Militia of Albemarle by Lord Boutetourt. Thomas Jefferson was the Colonel. He was commissioned a colonel on Dec. 10, 1770 by Governor Wilson. His military company was called The Rangers. In 1758 he served in defense of the frontier against the Indians.

More About JOHN WOODS:
Burial: Family burying ground on Mountains Plains, Albemarle Co., VA
Occupation: Colonel in the Colonial Army

More About JOHN WOODS and SUSANNA ANDERSON:
Marriage: Abt. 1742, Albemarle Co., VA

Children of JOHN WOODS and SUSANNA ANDERSON are:
85. i. MARY POLLY7 WOODS, b. 02 Dec 1746, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 19 Oct 1828, Otter Creek, Madison Co., KY.
86. ii. MICHAEL WOODS, b. 1748, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1826, Madison Co., KY.
87. iii. JAMES WOODS, b. 21 Jan 1747/48, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 11 Sep 1822, Paint Lick Creek, Garrard Co., KY.
88. iv. SUSANNAH ANDERSON WOODS, b. 21 Sep 1768, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 13 Aug 1832, Drowning Creek, Madison Co., KY.
89. v. SUITY LUTA WOODS, b. 29 Feb 1752, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1823, Garrard Co., KY.
90. vi. ANNA WOODS, b. 1754, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 09 Aug 1805, Albemarle Co. VA.
vii. JOHN WOODS, b. 1756, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1764, Madison Co., KY.
viii. SARAH WOODS, b. 1757, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1770, Madison Co., KY.


24. MARGARET6 WOODS (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)108 was born Bet. 1714 - 1720 in Dunshauglin Castle, Meath, Ireland, and died Bet. 1756 - 1761 in Thornhill, Albemarle Co., VA. She married ANDREW WALLACE109 Oct 1735 in Possibly Orange Co., VA, son of PETER WALLACE and ELIZABETH WOODS. He was born 1711 in Dunshauglin Castle, Meath, Ireland, and died 1785 in Ivy Depot, Albemarle Co., VA110.

More About ANDREW WALLACE:
Alt. Birthdate: 1714

More About ANDREW WALLACE and MARGARET WOODS:
Marriage: Oct 1735, Possibly Orange Co., VA

Children are listed above under (12) Andrew Wallace.

25. WILLIAM6 WOODS (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)111 was born 02 Nov 1715 in Castle Dunshanglin, Meath, Ireland, and died 12 Apr 1783 in Greenbrier Co., VA. He married SUSANNA WALLACE112 1732 in Lancaster Co., PA, daughter of PETER WALLACE and ELIZABETH WOODS. She was born Abt. 1718 in Ireland, and died 1797 in Greenbrier Co., VA.

Notes for WILLIAM WOODS:
Took an active part in the Colonial wars, holding the rank of Colonel. (Mary Kinney research notes, 8/04/99)

Served a a private in Capt. George Gibson's company, Albemarle Co., Virginia troops. (From DAR ID No. 117679)

He receiv ed military land grants in Greenbrier Co., VA, Madison Co., KY and some in Scioto, OH. Five of his sons were commissioned in the Revolutionary War. (Source: "Wallace", by George Selden Wallace, Michie Co., Charlottesville, VA 1927)

More About WILLIAM WOODS:
Alt. Birthdate: 1705
Movement: In 1758 moved from Albemarle Co., VA
Occupation: Lieutenant in the frontier Indian wars
Probate: 16 Apr 1782, Greenbrier Co., VA

Notes for SUSANNA WALLACE:
Patriotic Service was attained during the Revolutionary War by furnishing food for the Army. See certified copy of service from Public Claims records of Greenbriar County, West Virginia. West Virginia Revolutionary Army Ancestors, page 83 - Anne Reddy. Book, First Families of America, Rev Seldeon Wallace, page 30.

More About WILLIAM WOODS and SUSANNA WALLACE:
Marriage: 1732, Lancaster Co., PA

Children are listed above under (11) Susanna Wallace.

26. SAMUEL6 WOODS (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1) was born 1718 in Castle Dunshanglin, Meath, Ireland, and died 11 Mar 1777 in Buchanan, Botetourt Co., VA. He married ANN. She was born 1712 in Albemarle Co., VA.

Notes for SAMUEL WOODS:

Page 485.--13th August, 1781. James Brooks, executor of Samuel
Woods, deceased, of Albemarle, to Moses Hays. Delivered: Hugh Richey
by order of Moses Hays.

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More About SAMUEL WOODS:
Will: 29 May 1776

Child of SAMUEL WOODS and ANN is:
i. SAMUEL7 WOODS, JR., b. 1738; d. 03 Feb 1826, Livingston Co., KY.

Notes for SAMUEL WOODS, JR.:
The following is a listing of soldiers that once lived in Franklin County, Kentucky. This list does not suggest that all these soldiers applied for pension or died in Franklin County, only that they once lived in this county. Pension and or Bounty Land files are included; some birth date is also listed.

SOLDIER ~ BIRTH ~ FILE # ~ SERVICE
WOODS, Samuel, Jr. 1738 S35743 Virginia Line


27. CHARLES6 WOODS (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1) was born Abt. 1719 in Ireland, and died Bef. May 1761 in Rockbridge Co., VA. He married (1) LETTICE CAMPBELL, daughter of GILBERT CAMPBELL and PRUDENCE OSRAN. She was born 1725 in Augusta Co., VA, and died Bef. May 1761. He married (2) LETTICE CAMPBELL Aft. 1750 in Augusta Co., VA, daughter of GILBERT CAMPBELL and PRUDENCE OSRAN. She was born 1725 in Augusta Co., VA, and died Bef. May 1761.

Notes for CHARLES WOODS:
ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK No. 3.

Page 236.--21st May, 1761. Samuel McDowell and Richard Woods' bond (with David Stewart), as guardian (appointed) to Samuel, Arthur, Esther, Elizabeth, and Charles Woods, orphans of Charles Woods.

Richard Woods settled on Woods Creek in 1738 and gave it its name. It is thought that he was a son of Michael Woods, of Albemarle, who came to America with nine boys, three brothers and their families, and a widowed sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace. Richard Woods was a sheriff and other wise very prominent settler. He seems to have had a brother, Charles, who died in 1761, and three sisters, of whom Martha married Peter Wallace, and Sarah married Joseph Lapsley. Magdalena was successively the
wife of Captain John McDowell, Benjamin Borden, Jr., and General John Bowyer. The name Woods was represented in Rockbridge until after the opening of the nineteenth century.

Source: A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton, published in 1920.


Notes for LETTICE CAMPBELL:
Augusta County, VA - Will Book 2, Abstracts
From "Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in Virginia
Page 243.--17th May, 1758. George Campbell's bond (with Robert McElheny. Robt. Moore) as guardian (chosen) to Lettice Campbell, orphan of Gilbert Campbell.


Notes for LETTICE CAMPBELL:
Augusta County, VA - Will Book 2, Abstracts
From "Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in Virginia
Page 243.--17th May, 1758. George Campbell's bond (with Robert McElheny. Robt. Moore) as guardian (chosen) to Lettice Campbell, orphan of Gilbert Campbell.


More About CHARLES WOODS and LETTICE CAMPBELL:
Marriage: Aft. 1750, Augusta Co., VA

Children of CHARLES WOODS and LETTICE CAMPBELL are:
i. SAMUEL7 WOODS.
ii. ARTHUR WOODS.
iii. ESTHER WOODS.
iv. ELIZABETH WOODS.
v. CHARLES WOODS.


28. MARTHA6 WOODS (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)113 was born 1720 in Dunshaughlin Castle, Meath, Ireland, and died 1790 in Thornhill, Rockbridge Co., VA114. She married PETER WALLACE, JR.114 Bef. 1739 in Albemarle Co., VA or Cecil Co., Maryland, son of PETER WALLACE and ELIZABETH WOODS. He was born 1719 in Meath, Ireland, and died Sep 1784 in Thornhill, Rockbridge Co., VA114.

Notes for MARTHA WOODS:
She was not mentioned in her father's will.

More About MARTHA WOODS:
Alt. Name: Elizabeth (from Tennessee Cousins)

Notes for PETER WALLACE, JR.:
In his will he mentions wife Martha, sons John and Samuel; daughters Jean, Susannah and Eliza Gilmore.

He witnessed Richard Woods inventory of his estate:

May 2d 1778 Joseph Lapsley
Peter Wallace
Wm Alexander
James Buckanon

At a Court held for Rockbridge County May the 5th 1778
This Iventory and appraisment of the Estate of Richard Woods Deceased,
Returned which is Ordered to be Recorded
Teste Andrew Reid Clk


Page 453.--10th June, 1757. Peter Wallace and Martha to Francis McCown,
yeoman, £56, 150-1/2 acres on Whistle Creek in Forks of James; cor.
Low Todd. Teste: Alex. Creaghead, Richard Woods, Ro. McElheney.
Delivered: Samuel Wilson, Augusct, 1769.
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During the American Revolution Peter Wallace, not only furnished supplies to Col. Posey, but contributed his sons to the army of the rebelling colonists. Four of these sons were killed and only Samuel and John survived the conflict.

More About PETER WALLACE, JR.:
Burial: Thornhill, Rockbridge Co., VA
Will: 05 Sep 1786, Rockbridge Co., VA

More About PETER WALLACE and MARTHA WOODS:
Marriage: Bef. 1739, Albemarle Co., VA or Cecil Co., Maryland

Children are listed above under (13) Peter Wallace, Jr..

29. RICHARD6 WOODS (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1) was born 1721 in Meath, Ireland, and died Bet. Mar - Apr 1778 in Buffalo Creek, Augusta Co., VA. He married (1) ELIZABETH ANN STUART115 1739 in Botetourt Co., VA, daughter of JOHN STUART and JANE LYNN. She was born 1717 in Albemarle Co., VA, and died Bef. 1770 in Probably Botetourt or Augusta Co., VA. He married (2) JANET WOODS 13 Aug 1770 in Augusta Co., VA. She died Aft. 1778.

Notes for RICHARD WOODS:
He was not mentioned in his father's will.

Richard Woods settled on Woods Creek in 1738 and gave it its name. It is thought that he was a son of Michael Woods, of Albemarle, whocame to America with nine boys, three brothers and their families, and a widowed sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace. Richard Woods was a sheriff and other wise very prominent settler. He seems to have had a brother, Charles, who died in 1761, and three sisters, of whom Martha married Peter Wallace, and Sarah married Joseph Lapsley. Magdalena was successively the wife of Captain John McDowell, Benjamin Borden, Jr., and General John Bowyer. The name Woods was represented in Rockbridge until after the opening of the nineteenth century.

Source: A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton, published in 1920.

Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 1, p. 4.

Richd Woods' Will (Transctiption)

In the Name of God Amen the twenty third Day of June in the first year of the Commonwealth of Virginia & in year of our Lord one
thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy Seven I Richard Woods of the Cty of Botetourt being sick in body but of a perfect mind & memory, thanks be given to God for all his [monies] to me, therefor Calling to Mind the Mortality of the Body & knowing that it is appointed for all men to Die, I do make and Ordain this to be my last Will and Testamente that is to say Principally and first of all I give and Recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that give it to me, and my body I Recommend to the Earth from whence it came to be Buried in a Christian like manner at the Discretion of my Executors, hereafter Named, Nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Recieve the same again by the mighty power of God And as Touching such Worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I gie and Devise and Dispose of the same in the following Manner and form~~~~And first of all it is my will & I do order all my Just Debts to be paid ~~ I Give and bequeath to my two Sons Benjamin Woods and Saml. Woods and to their Heirs forever the plantation I now live upon Containing Three Hundred and seventy five Acres~~ to be equally Divided between them, According to Quantity and Quality if they shil think proper to have a Division made, but no Division is to be made during my Wife's Natural life without her Consent as I allow her to have her lifetime on sd. plantation. And I do farther order all my Real and personal Estate to be Equally Divided between my beloved Wife Jinny two Sons Benjamin Woods and Samuel Woods except the Land
above Mentioned ~~ And I do Constitute and appoint my Beloved Wife Jinny Son Saml. Woods, to be my Executor of this my last Will and Testament ~~ And I do hereby Disanul Revoake and Disalow all and every other Will or Wills or Testaments by me heretofore made Ratifying and Confirming this to be my last Will and Testament. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the Day and Year first above written

Signed Sealed in the presence of us
John Bowyer Richd Woods (seal)
Saml Wallace
Saml Kirkham

At a Court Continued and held for Rockbrdge County April 8th 1778
The last Will and Testament of Richd Woods Decd was presented in Court by Saml Woods one of the within Named Exors and
proved by the oaths of John Bowyer and Saml Wallace Subscribing Witnesses and Ordered to be Recorded. And on the Motion of the sd. Exr who made Oath According to Law Certificate is granted him for obtaining probate thereof in Due form Giving Security whereupon he together with John Bowyer and Saml Wallace his Securities entered into and acknowledged Bond in the penalty of two Thousand pounds with Condition Required by Law
Teste Andw Reid Clk


Augusta County, VA - Will Book 3, Abstracts
From "Chalkley's Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in Virginia"
ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT.
WILL BOOK No. 3.
Page 227.--16th August, 1759. John Bowyer's bond (with Richard
Woods, Israel Christian, Felix Gilbert), as guardian of Martha Borden,
orphan of Benjamin Borden.

Page 236.--21st May, 1761. Samuel McDowell and Richard Woods'
bond (with David Stewart), as guardian (appointed) to Samuel, Arthur,
Esther, Elizabeth, and Charles Woods, orphans of Charles Woods.


Page 413.--15th March, 1757. Richard Woods, gent., and Elizabeth, of
Augusta, to Richard Wood. son-in-law of Richard, £25, 195 acres in Fork of
James River and part of tract where Richard, grantor, now liveth; cor. in
Borden's patent line by James Davis's field; cor. Peter Wallace; cor. Richard
Wood.
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Page 41.--18th November, 1760. Richard Woods, of Albemarle, merchant,
to Peter Wallace, of Augusta, farmer, £60, 195 acres in Forks of
James River; cor. in Borden's patent by James Devises Field; cor. Peter
Wallace's other land; cor. Richard Woods, gent. Delivered: Cap. Samuel
Lapsley, 17th August, 1784.
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More About RICHARD WOODS:
Alt. Birthdate: 1715
Probate: 08 Apr 1778, Rockbridge Co., VA
Residence: 1777, At time of death was living in Botetourt Co., VA
Title (Facts Pg): Colonel
Will: 23 Jun 1777, Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 1, p. 4

Notes for ELIZABETH ANN STUART:
Proof of Elizabeth's parents:
Randolph's administrator vs. Kenny et alias--O. S. 300; N. S. 107--
Bill, 20th July, 1812, by William Randolph of Wilton. On 7th April, 1808.
he sold to Chesley Kinney 331 acres in Augusta. Kinney claims deficiency.
In 1747 Robert McClenachan sold said tract to David Stuart, who sold
57 acres to James Miller 20th August, 1748, yet on 14th February, 1763,
sold the whole tract to John Miller. James Miller on 1st August, 1754,
sold the 57 acres to Jones Henderson, who sold to John Parris 18th August,
1778. John Miller conveyed whole 331 acres to orator 18th October, 1784.
David died, testate, in Augusta, leaving son John, now of Greenbrier;
daughter Sebiny, alias Tibbey, alias Tabitha Stuart; daughter Elizabeth,
who married Richard Woods of Albemarle, by whom she had 3 sons,
William, George and Richard Woods; stepdaughter, Mary Pall. Sebiny
Stuart married Samuel Williams of Greenbrier, by whom she had a son
Richard and a daughter ____, who married Thomas Creigh of Greenbrier.
Mary Pall left one child, a daughter, Mary, who married Cornelius
Maupin and lives in Albemarle. John Miller died, intestate, leaving
children, viz: Patrick, James and Sarah Miller. Sarah married Joseph
Henderson of Augusta and had children, viz: John, Robert, Joseph, William,
Sally, Jane, who married Alexander Buchanan, and Mary, who married
Robert Morrison. Patrick and James Miller live in Bath. John and James
Miller were brothers. John Stuart has a son Lewis Stuart. John Young
deposes, in Augusta, 15th June, 1818, he knew John and James Miller.
James was son of John. Deponent is 81 years old last March. He came
to this country when 4 years old and has lived 6 miles from Staunton ever
since. He was grown when he knew the Millers. Deponent is son of
Hugh Young, who was security for Randal Lockhart, deputy sheriff, who
defaulted in failing to return a writ of election and suit was brought. 15th
June, 1818, William Robertson deposes, in Augusta, David Stuart's children
and widow lived with Gen. George Mathews, who married a stepdaughter
of David's; daughter of Mrs. Stuart, deponent. Captain is rising 70 years.
CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA; Vol 2, pp 221-222
by Lyman Chalkley

In the "Chronicles of Border Warfare," by Alexander S. Withers, published in 1831, and now out of print, it is stated that Jane Lynn, the sister of Margaret, the heroic wife of John Lewis, married in Ireland John Paul, son of Hugh Paul, the Bishop of Nottingham; by whom she had three children: John, who became a Roman Catholic priest, and died on the eastern shore of Maryland; Audley, who was for ten years an officer in the British army, in the colonial service; and Polly, who married the brave George Matthews, distinguished as a soldier in all the Indian wars and in the Revolution, and afterward governor of Georgia. John Paul, the husband of Jane Lynn, was a partizan of the Stuarts, and fell in the siege of Dalrymple castle, in 1745. Jane, his widow, married John Stuart. The latter was an intimate friend of Robert Dinwiddie, and, with many other adventurers, accompanied Dinwiddie to America, where he was made governor of Virginia, bringing with him the three step-children above named. By John Stuart, Jane Lynn had issue, the celebrated Colonel John Stuart, of Greenbrier, and Betsy, who became the wife of Colonel Richard Woods of Albemarle, whose daughter is also said to have been the wife of George Matthews.
(Source: Historic Families of Kentucky by Thomas Marshall Green, 1889)

More About RICHARD WOODS and ELIZABETH STUART:
Marriage: 1739, Botetourt Co., VA

Notes for JANET WOODS:
Jinny was named as executor in her husband's will dated 1777.

More About JANET WOODS:
Nickname: Jinny
Occupation: Jenny

More About RICHARD WOODS and JANET WOODS:
Marriage: 13 Aug 1770, Augusta Co., VA

Children of RICHARD WOODS and ELIZABETH STUART are:
i. RICHARD7 WOODS, b. Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA.
ii. WILLIAM WOODS, b. 1740, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA.
iii. MARGARET WOODS, b. 01 Oct 1741, Botetourt Co., VA.

Notes for MARGARET WOODS:
Not named in her father's will.

91. iv. SAMUEL WOODS, b. 01 Oct 1741, Botetourt Co., VA; d. 27 Dec 1811, Botetourt Co., VA.
v. GEORGE MATHEW WOODS, b. 1742, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA.
vi. BENJAMIN WOODS, b. 1744, Botetourt Co., VA; m. SARAH PYLES, 15 Dec 1770, Botetourt Co., VA; b. 1744, Botetourt Co., VA.

Notes for BENJAMIN WOODS:
Named in his father's will dated 1777.

More About BENJAMIN WOODS and SARAH PYLES:
Marriage: 15 Dec 1770, Botetourt Co., VA

vii. ELIZABETH WOODS, b. 1746, Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA.


30. ANDREW6 WOODS (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)116 was born 1722 in Castle Dunshauglin, Meath, Ireland, and died 1781 in Botetourt Co., VA. He married MARTHA POAGE 1750 in Albemarle Co., Virginia, daughter of ROBERT POAGE and ELIZABETH PRESTON. She was born 1728 in Augusta, GA, and died 15 Apr 1818 in Ripley, Brown Co., OH.

Notes for ANDREW WOODS:
He was not mentioned in his father's will.

Andrew Woods (1722-1781), of Scots-Irish descent, settled in the frontier region of Pennsylvania in the early 18th century, but emigrated to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where he and his family were soon accepted among the local gentry. Throughout his life, Woods took a deep interest in his ever-growing family and community. He and his wife, Martha Poage (1728-1818), whom he married in 1750, raised six children, and at the same time, he contracted with his siblings Archibald (b. 1716) and Martha (b. 1720), to care for their mother and provide for her until death. In public life, Woods was commissioned by Patrick Henry to serve as sheriff of Botetourt County on October 18, 1777, serving for three years as a collector of taxes and fees and representative of order.

During the time that Andrew Woods served as sheriff of Botetourt County, 1777-1780, he kept a small, deerskin-bound notebook that presents an important picture of his activities. Two interesting threads emerge from this notebook. First, Woods kept receipts and notes regarding the collection of taxes and fees, providing some elusive details on the activities of a rural sheriff in Virginia during the Revolutionary years. Secondly, Woods also kept sporadic records of family business, unrelated to his public activities. Included are a copy of the contract for the care of his mother and arrangements for the purchase of a slave for Elijah Woods. The contract specifies that Woods agreed to provide clothing, food, and shelter and, if his mother chose "to go back over the mountains," to provide a slave to care for her. In an addendum, he commanded his heirs to fulfill the contract if case of his death.

Source: William L. Clements Library
The University of Michigan
Woods Family Papers

More About ANDREW WOODS and MARTHA POAGE:
Marriage: 1750, Albemarle Co., Virginia

Children of ANDREW WOODS and MARTHA POAGE are:
92. i. JAMES7 WOODS, b. 1752, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 27 Feb 1817, Montgomery Co., VA.
93. ii. ELIZABETH WOODS, b. 1754, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Jan 1797, Rockbridge Co., VA.
94. iii. REBECCA WOODS, b. 1758, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Ohio Co., WV.
95. iv. ROBERT WOODS, b. 1760, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 17 Jul 1831, Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV.
96. v. ANDREW WOODS, b. 1762, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 19 Feb 1831, Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV.
97. vi. ARCHIBALD WOODS, b. 14 Nov 1764, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 29 Oct 1846, Wheeling, Ohio Co., WV.
98. vii. MARY WOODS, b. 19 Feb 1766, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 25 May 1830, Ripley, Brown Co., OH.
99. viii. MARTHA WOODS, b. 1767, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 14 Dec 1834, Botetourt Co., VA.


31. SARAH6 WOODS (MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)117 was born 1724 in Castle Dunshanglin, Meath, Ireland, and died 1792 in Greenbrier Co., VA. She married JOSEPH LAPSLEY, SR. 1741 in Albemarle Co., VA. He was born 1715 in Albemarle or Rockbridge Co., VA, and died 1792 in Lexington, Rockbridge, VA.

Notes for SARAH WOODS:
WOODS-- Richard Woods settled on Woods Creek in 1738 and gave it its
name. It is thought that he was a son of Michael Woods, of Albemarle,
who came to America with nine boys, three brothers and their families, and
a widowed sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace. Richard Woods was a sheriff and
other wise very prominent settler. He seems to have had a brother,
Charles, who died in 1761, and three sisters, of whom Martha married Peter
Wallace, and Sarah married Joseph Lapsley. Magdalena was successively the
wife of Captain John McDowell, Benjamin Borden, Jr., and General John
Bowyer. The name Woods was represented in Rockbridge until after the
opening of the nineteenth century.

Source: A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia
by Oren F. Morton, published in 1920.


Notes for JOSEPH LAPSLEY, SR.:

Rockbridge County, VA Will Book 1, p. 15.

Samuel McChesney, Bill of Sale to Jos. Lapsley. (Transcription)

KNOW all men by these presents that I Samuel McChesney of Augusta County in the State of Virginia for and in consideration of the Sum of One Hundred and thirty five pounds Current Money of Virginia in hand paid by Joseph Lapsley if Botetourt County the Receipt whereof I do hereby Acknowledge and myself fully Satisfied having Barganed sold set over and Delivered unto the said Joseph
Lapsley one Mulato Boy named George a Slave for life and about Seven years old which Slave I the said Saml McChesney for myself my Heirs & Executors & against the Claim or Claims of any other person or persons to the said Joseph Lapsley
or to his Heirs, Executors or assigns forever will Warrant and forever Defend by these presents in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 7th Day of April 1778.

Sealed and Delivered Saml McChesney (Seal)
in the presnece of

Andrew Reid
Saml. McDowell

At a Court held for Rockbridge County July the 7th 1778
This Bill of Sale from from Saml. McChesney to Joseph Lapsley was proven by the Oath of Andrew Reid and Saml. McDowell which was Ordered to be Recorded
Teste Andrew Reid Clk



More About JOSEPH LAPSLEY and SARAH WOODS:
Marriage: 1741, Albemarle Co., VA

Children of SARAH WOODS and JOSEPH LAPSLEY are:
i. ANN7 LAPSLEY, b. Virginia.
ii. MARY LAPSLEY, b. Virginia.
iii. JOHN LAPSLEY, b. 1741, Virginia.
iv. JOSEPH LAPSLEY, b. 1742, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1792, Albemarle Co., VA.
100. v. JAMES LAPSLEY, SR., b. 20 May 1744, Lexington, Rockbridge, VA; d. 11 Jul 1827, Russell Co., KY.
vi. MARTHA LAPSLEY, b. Abt. 1746, Lexington, Rockbridge, VA; d. Aft. 1802.
vii. JEAN LAPSLEY, b. 1748, Rockbridge Co., VA; d. Abt. 1795, Lincoln Co., KY.
viii. MARY LAPSLEY, b. 1750, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Aft. 1802, Lincoln Co., KY.
ix. JOHN LAPSLEY, b. 29 Dec 1753, Sarah's Run, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1816.
x. MARTHA LAPSLEY, b. 1756, Albemarle Co., VA.
xi. JAMES LAPSLEY, b. 1760, Albemarle Co., VA.
xii. SARAH LAPSLEY, b. 1762, Albemarle Co., VA; m. ISAAC CAMPBELL.


Generation No. 7

32. MICHAEL7 WALLACE (WILLIAM6, ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)118 was born 21 Dec 1732 in Probably Lancaster Co., PA, and died 1786 in Possibly Garrard Co., Kentucky. He married ANN ALLEN119 1760 in Albemarle Co., VA. She was born 1740 in Albemarle Co., VA, and died 1827 in Possibly Garrard Co., Kentucky.

More About MICHAEL WALLACE:
Census: 1785, Listed in first census of Albemarle Co., VA. He has 8 "white" souls.
Military service: Captain in the Albemarle County Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War
Movement: 1786, May have moved to Kentucky according to Wallace book.

More About ANN ALLEN:
Census: 1810, Living with son Josiah in Garrard Co., KY

More About MICHAEL WALLACE and ANN ALLEN:
Marriage: 1760, Albemarle Co., VA

Children of MICHAEL WALLACE and ANN ALLEN are:
101. i. WILLIAM8 WALLACE, b. 12 Oct 1763, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1824, Garrard Co., Kentucky.
ii. JOHN WALLACE, b. 1765, Albemarle Co., VA; m. MACKEY, Possibly Garrard or Shelby Co., KY.

More About JOHN WALLACE and MACKEY:
Marriage: Possibly Garrard or Shelby Co., KY

102. iii. HANNAH WALLACE, b. 29 Apr 1767, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 05 Oct 1854, Madison Co., KY.
iv. MICHAEL WALLACE, b. 1769, Albemarle Co., VA; m. AGNES SHANNON, 21 May 1795, Shelby Co., Ky120.

More About MICHAEL WALLACE and AGNES SHANNON:
Marriage: 21 May 1795, Shelby Co., Ky120

v. ELIZABETH WALLACE, b. 1769, Albemarle Co., VA; m. GEORGE EWING, 31 Oct 1797, Garrard Co., Ky120.

More About GEORGE EWING and ELIZABETH WALLACE:
Marriage: 31 Oct 1797, Garrard Co., Ky120

vi. SARAH SALLIE WALLACE, b. 1771, Albemarle Co., VA; m. WILLIAM DUFF, 03 Jul 1805, Garrard Co., Ky120.

More About WILLIAM DUFF and SARAH WALLACE:
Marriage: 03 Jul 1805, Garrard Co., Ky120

vii. POLLY WALLACE, b. 1771, Albemarle Co., VA; m. JESSE WALLACE, 17 Jun 1799, Garrard Co., Ky120.

More About JESSE WALLACE and POLLY WALLACE:
Marriage: 17 Jun 1799, Garrard Co., Ky120

103. viii. ALLEN WALLACE, b. 04 Apr 1773, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 25 Nov 1842, Garrard Co., KY.
104. ix. JOSIAH WALLACE, b. 1781, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 16 Dec 1864, Probably Adams Co., IL.


33. JEAN7 WALLACE (WILLIAM6, ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1) was born 06 Jun 1738 in Albemarle Co., VA. She married ROBERT POAGE, JR. 1756 in Albemarle Co., VA, son of ROBERT POAGE, SR.. He was born 1730 in Ireland121, and died 1788 in Black Creek, Roanoke Co., VA121.

More About ROBERT POAGE and JEAN WALLACE:
Marriage: 1756, Albemarle Co., VA

Children of JEAN WALLACE and ROBERT POAGE are:
i. ?8 POAGE, b. 1757, Virginia; d. 1757, Virginia.
ii. WILLIAM POAGE, b. 18 May 1759, Virginia; d. 23 Sep 1834.
iii. ? POAGE, b. 1761, Virginia; d. 1761, Virginia.
iv. ? POAGE, b. 1763, Virginia; d. 1763, Virginia.
v. ROBERT POAGE III, b. 24 Dec 1765, Botetourt Co., VA; d. 15 Jan 1852; m. MARY GOODSON, 1792, Virginia; d. 1819.

More About ROBERT POAGE and MARY GOODSON:
Marriage: 1792, Virginia

vi. SARAH POAGE, b. Abt. 1767, Botetourt Co., VA; d. 1819; m. NATHAN SCOTT, SR., 16 Feb 1781, Botetourt Co., VA.

More About NATHAN SCOTT and SARAH POAGE:
Marriage: 16 Feb 1781, Botetourt Co., VA

vii. JOHN POAGE, b. 24 Jun 1769, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 24 Jan 1840, Virginia; m. MARGARET POAGE, Abt. 1794, Botetourt Co., VA; d. 30 Jun 1869.

More About JOHN POAGE and MARGARET POAGE:
Marriage: Abt. 1794, Botetourt Co., VA

viii. ELIZABETH POAGE, b. Abt. 1771, Botetourt Co., VA; d. 05 Feb 1837; m. WILLIAM GOODSON, Abt. 1789, Botetourt Co., VA.

More About WILLIAM GOODSON and ELIZABETH POAGE:
Marriage: Abt. 1789, Botetourt Co., VA

105. ix. JANE POAGE, b. Abt. 1774, Botetourt Co., VA; d. 1840.
106. x. MARY POAGE, b. 1777, Virginia; d. 1800.
xi. ? POAGE, b. 1775, Botetourt Co., VA; d. 1775, Botetourt Co., VA.


34. WILLIAM7 WALLACE, JR. (WILLIAM6, ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1) was born 04 Jan 1739/40 in Greenwood, Albemarle Co., VA, and died 17 Mar 1809 in Greenwood, Albemarle Co., VA122. He married MARY PILSON 08 Nov 1771 in Albemarle Co., VA. She was born 1742 in Albemarle Co., VA, and died Apr 1789 in Greenwood, Albemarle Co., VA.

More About WILLIAM WALLACE, JR.:
Census: 1785, Listed in first census of Albemarle Co., VA. He has 9 "white" souls and 1 dwelling and 2 other buildings.

More About MARY PILSON:
Burial: Piedmont, Albemarle Co., VA

More About WILLIAM WALLACE and MARY PILSON:
Marriage: 08 Nov 1771, Albemarle Co., VA

Children of WILLIAM WALLACE and MARY PILSON are:
i. WILLIAM8 WALLACE III, b. 14 Sep 1772, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 29 Nov 1812, Albemarle Co., VA.
ii. RICHARD WALLACE, b. 06 Mar 1775, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 19 Nov 1832, Albemarle Co., VA.
iii. HANNAH WALLACE, b. 04 Feb 1777, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 11 Feb 1819, Albemarle Co., VA; m. JOHN LOBBIN, 11 Jun 1811, Albemarle Co., VA123.

More About JOHN LOBBIN and HANNAH WALLACE:
Marriage: 11 Jun 1811, Albemarle Co., VA123

iv. SAMUEL WALLACE, b. 14 Mar 1779, Albemarle Co., VA124; d. 05 Dec 1841, Madison Co., KY124; m. ANNE IRVINE ANDERSON, 19 Mar 1807; b. 05 Mar 1789, Madison Co., KY124; d. 08 Apr 1876, Madison Co., KY124.

More About SAMUEL WALLACE:
Burial: Samuel Campbell Cemetery, Madison Co., KY

More About ANNE IRVINE ANDERSON:
Burial: Samuel Campbell Cemetery, Madison Co. KY

More About SAMUEL WALLACE and ANNE ANDERSON:
Marriage: 19 Mar 1807

v. MARY WALLACE, b. 27 Mar 1781, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 10 Sep 1845, Albemarle Co., VA.
107. vi. MICHAEL WALLACE, b. 21 Mar 1783, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 13 Aug 1845, Greenwood, Albemarle Co., VA.
vii. ELIZABETH WALLACE, b. 1785, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1845, Albemarle Co., VA.
108. viii. JOHN R. WALLACE, b. 24 Jan 1787, Meadow Lark, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 23 Sep 1833, Meadow Lark, Albemarle Co., VA.


35. SARAH7 WALLACE (WILLIAM6, ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)125 was born 30 Jan 1742/43 in Albemarle Co., VA. She married WILLIAM WOODS126 1764 in Albemarle Co., VA, son of WILLIAM WOODS and SUSANNA WALLACE. He was born 31 Dec 1744 in Albemarle Co., VA, and died 1837 in Albemarle Co., VA127.

Notes for WILLIAM WOODS:
Also known as "Beaver Creek" William Woods.

More About WILLIAM WOODS:
Nickname: Beaver Creek Billy
Occupation: Baptist minister

More About WILLIAM WOODS and SARAH WALLACE:
Marriage: 1764, Albemarle Co., VA

Child of SARAH WALLACE and WILLIAM WOODS is:
109. i. WILLIAM8 WOODS, b. 1778, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1829, Albemarle Co., VA.


36. HANNAH7 WALLACE (WILLIAM6, ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1) was born 13 Nov 1745 in Albemarle Co., VA, and died Abt. 14 Jan 1822 in Madison Co., KY. She married (1) MICHAEL WOODS 1764 in Albemarle Co., VA, son of WILLIAM WOODS and SUSANNA WALLACE. He was born 1746 in Greenbrier Co., WV, and died 03 Jul 1809 in Madison Co., Kentucky. She married (2) MICHAEL WOODS 1766 in Virginia, son of WILLIAM WOODS and SUSANNA WALLACE. He was born 1746 in Greenbrier Co., WV, and died 03 Jul 1809 in Madison Co., Kentucky.

Notes for MICHAEL WOODS:
Kentucky Land Grants:
1/18/1786 - 444 1/2 ac. - Lincoln Co., Manns Creek
3/25/1789 - 1,000 ac. - Madison Co., Muddy Creek

More About MICHAEL WOODS and HANNAH WALLACE:
Marriage: 1764, Albemarle Co., VA

Notes for MICHAEL WOODS:
Kentucky Land Grants:
1/18/1786 - 444 1/2 ac. - Lincoln Co., Manns Creek
3/25/1789 - 1,000 ac. - Madison Co., Muddy Creek

More About MICHAEL WOODS and HANNAH WALLACE:
Marriage: 1766, Virginia

Children of HANNAH WALLACE and MICHAEL WOODS are:
110. i. WILLIAM8 WOODS, b. 1767, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Madison Co., KY.
ii. HANNAH WOODS, b. 20 Jan 1768, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 11 Sep 1834, Madison Co., KY; m. JAMES HATTON, 11 Jan 1791, Madison Co., KY128.

More About JAMES HATTON and HANNAH WOODS:
Marriage: 11 Jan 1791, Madison Co., KY128
Marriage bann: 05 Jan 1791, Madison Co., KY; bondsman, William Woods

111. iii. JAMES WOODS, b. 1770, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 1847, Franklin Co., TN.
iv. MARY POLLY WOODS, b. 10 Oct 1771, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 04 Nov 1798, Madison Co., Kentucky; m. SAMUEL LOGAN129, Jan 1798, Madison Co., KY130; b. Abt. 1770, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Bet. 1831 - 1835, Madison Co., Kentucky.

More About MARY POLLY WOODS:
Burial: Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, Madison Co., KY

Notes for SAMUEL LOGAN:
1810 Madison Co., KY Census (pg. 244):
1 male 0-10
2 males 10-16
5 males 16-26
1 male +45
2 females 0-10
1 female +45
5 slaves

1820 Madison Co., KY Census:
1 male to 10
1 male 10-16
3 males 16-26
1 male 26-45
2 males 45+
2 females to 10
1 female 10-16
1 female 16-26
1 female 26-45

1830 Richmond, Madison Co., KY Census:
2 males under 5
1 male 10-15
3 males 15-20
2 males 20-30
1 male 60-70
1 male 80-90
1 female 10-15
2 females 20-30
1 female 50-60

1830 Western Division, Madison Co., KY Census:
2 males under 5
1 male 10-15
3 males 15-20
2 males 20-30
1 male 60-70
1 male 80-90
1 female 10-15
2 females 20-30
1 female 50-60

Logan, Samuel
pg 219 3 July 1798
" Ordered that William Irvine, clerk bind out to Samuel Logan, Brannum Wells to learn the tanners trade."

pg 235 6 Nov 1798
" Ordered that Branum Wells be bound out to Henry Miller to learn the coopers business etc and that Samuel Loogan, a tanner, his former master be discharged."

pg 237 1 Jan 1799
"Ordered that all persons living in Richmond be exempted from keeping roads in repair. It is ordered that they under the direction of Samuel Logan keep all the streets in the said town in good repair."

pg 239 5 Mar 1799
"An indenture of apprenticeship from Brannum Wells to Samuel Logan was ordered recorded."

pg 240 5 Mar 1799
"Ordered that William Jamerson and all the hands living with him be directed to work under Samuel Logan as surveyor of the steets of Richmond."

pg 262 5 Nov 1799
"Ordered that William Irvine, clerk bind out William Harris orphan of William Harris, deceased to Samuel Logan to learn the tannery trade."

pg 269 5 Dec 1799
"Ordered that John Gruget be appointed surveyor of the streets and allies in Richmond in the room of Samuel Logan."
Source: Kentucky Court Order Book B (1791-1801)

Was the bondsman in the marriage of Eleanor Wallace and John Ballard on 12/26/1809 in Madison Co., KY.
Was the bondsman in the marriage of Nancy Watkins and Lewis Corder on 8/1/1819 in Madison Co., KY.
Was the bondsman in the marriage of Elizabeth Delaney and Weston Harris on 2/2/1815 in Madison Co., KY.






More About SAMUEL LOGAN:
Census: 1810, Madison Co., KY
Occupation: Tanner

More About SAMUEL LOGAN and MARY WOODS:
Bond Date: 11 Jan 1798, Madison Co., KY
Marriage: Jan 1798, Madison Co., KY130
Note: Bondsman: John Wood; no return date listed.

v. SARAH SALLY WOODS, b. Abt. 1774, Albemarle Co., VA.
112. vi. JOHN CYRUS WOODS, b. Bet. 1777 - 1779, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 13 May 1845, Madison Co., KY.
113. vii. ADAM WOODS, b. 1780, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Bef. 19 Dec 1823, Howard Co., MO.
viii. SUSANNAH WOODS, b. 1782, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Madison Co., KY.
ix. ANDREW WASHINGTON WOODS, b. 20 Mar 1787, Crab Orchard, Lincoln Co., KY; d. 1834, Harmony Twp., Union Co., IN.

More About ANDREW WASHINGTON WOODS:
Burial: Duboise Cemetery, Harmony Twp., Union Co., In

x. SUSAN WOODS, b. Abt. 1789, Muddy Creek, Madison Co., KY.
xi. ELIZABETH WOODS, b. Abt. 1791, Muddy Creek, Madison Co., KY; m. JOHN WALLACE, 11 May 1803, Madison Co., KY131.

More About JOHN WALLACE and ELIZABETH WOODS:
Bondsman: John Hill
Marriage: 11 May 1803, Madison Co., KY131
Marriage consent: Michael Woods, father


37. JOSIAH7 WALLACE (WILLIAM6, ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1) was born 19 Sep 1749 in Albemarle Co., VA, and died 1811 in Lafayette Co., Missouri. He married SUSANNAH HANNAH WALLACE132 1780 in Albemarle Co., VA, daughter of PETER WALLACE and MARTHA WOODS. She was born 1752 in Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA, and died in Missouri.

More About JOSIAH WALLACE:
Census: 1785, Listed in census of Albemarle Co., VA; he had 5 "white" souls and 1 dwelling and 5 other buildings.
Military service: During Revolutionary War he served as private in the Virginia troops.
Movement: 1796, Sold his plantation in Albemarle Co., VA to Edward Broaddus and moved to Kentucky

Notes for SUSANNAH HANNAH WALLACE:
Andrew Wallace will
“...devises to his sister, Susannah, his roan horse (war horse?) and a yard and one half of scarlet for a cloak. (Must have been valuable cloth as there was a scarcity of all basic things during the war, as in all wars.); he likewise gives to his sisters, Janet (Jenet) and Susannah, 50 pounds of money.”


More About JOSIAH WALLACE and SUSANNAH WALLACE:
Marriage: 1780, Albemarle Co., VA

Children of JOSIAH WALLACE and SUSANNAH WALLACE are:
i. WILLIAM8 WALLACE, b. 1781, Albemarle Co., VA.
114. ii. MARGARET WALLACE, b. 1783, Albemarle Co., VA.
115. iii. JOHN WALLACE, b. 11 Feb 1785, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 17 Aug 1850, Waverly, Lafayette Co., MO.
iv. HANNAH WALLACE, b. 1787, Albemarle Co., VA; m. ABNER O. KELLEY, 07 Apr 1805, Madison Co., KY133; b. 1785, Madison Co., KY.

More About ABNER KELLEY and HANNAH WALLACE:
Marriage: 07 Apr 1805, Madison Co., KY133
Marriage bann: 01 Mar 1805, Bondsman, William Wallace

v. SALLIE WALLACE, b. 1788, Albemarle Co., VA; m. EVES, 1806; b. 1786, Madison Co., KY.

More About EVES and SALLIE WALLACE:
Marriage: 1806

116. vi. ANDREW WALLACE, b. 05 Oct 1790, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 07 Sep 1854, Cooper Co., MO.
117. vii. JOSIAH WALLACE, b. 1792, Albemarle Co., VA; d. Lexington, Lafayette Co., MO.


38. CALEB BAKER7 WALLACE, SR. (SAMUEL6, ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)134 was born 1742 in Lunenburg Co., (now Charlotte Co.,) Virginia, and died Apr 1814 in Midway, Woodford Co., KY. He married (1) SARAH MCDOWELL134 1774 in Botetourt Co., VA, daughter of SAMUEL MCDOWELL and MARY MCCLUNG. She was born 09 Oct 1755 in Augusta Co., VA, and died Bef. 08 Apr 1777 in Cherry Grove, Rockbridge Co., VA135. He married (2) ROSANNA CHRISTIAN136 11 May 1779 in Fincastle, Botetourt Co., VA, daughter of ISAEL CHRISTIAN and ELIZABETH STARKE. She was born 09 Oct 1755 in Staunton, Augusta Co., VA, and died 04 Dec 1804 in Midway, Woodford Co., KY. He married (3) MARY BROWN136 07 Jun 1805 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY. She was born 1757 in Woodford Co., KY, and died 1836 in Woodford Co., KY.

Notes for CALEB BAKER WALLACE, SR.:
He was a founder of Hampden-Sidney College and Washington & Lee University in Virginia and Translyvania University in Kentucky. He was the third justice appointed to the First Kentucky Court of Appeals.

Kentucky Land Grants:
12/13/1782 - 1,000 ac. - Lincoln Co., Cain Run
2/14/1783 - 520 ac. - Fayette Co. (no waterway listed)
4/11/1784 - 500 ac. - Jefferson Co., Beech Fork
4/2/1785 - 1,000 ac. - Fayette Co., (no waterway listed)
3/12/1784 - 100 ac. - Jefferson Co., Beech Fork
1/25/1786 - 400 ac. - Jefferson Co., Ohio River


More About CALEB BAKER WALLACE, SR.:
Burial: Versailles, Withrow Farm, Woodford Co., KY
Census: 1800, He is listed on the 1800 Tax List for Woodford Co., KY
Education: Princeton College, New Jersey
Movement: 1785, Moved to Kentucky
Occupation: 1785, Appointed judge of the appellate court; he served until 1805

More About CALEB WALLACE and SARAH MCDOWELL:
Marriage: 1774, Botetourt Co., VA

More About ROSANNA CHRISTIAN:
Burial: Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Woodford Co., KY

More About CALEB WALLACE and ROSANNA CHRISTIAN:
Marriage: 11 May 1779, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., VA

More About CALEB WALLACE and MARY BROWN:
Marriage: 07 Jun 1805, Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY

Children of CALEB WALLACE and ROSANNA CHRISTIAN are:
118. i. SAMUEL MCDOWELL8 WALLACE, b. 16 Apr 1780, Botetourt Co., VA; d. 04 Jul 1849, Beaufort, Beaufort Co., SC.
ii. WILLIAM CHRISTIAN WALLACE137, b. 10 Oct 1781, Botetourt Co., A; d. 1781, Woodford Co., KY.
119. iii. PRISCILLA CHRISTIAN WALLACE, b. 12 Mar 1785, Versailles, Woodford Co., KY; d. 22 Jun 1839, Shelby Co., KY.
iv. CALEB BAKER WALLACE, JR., b. 22 May 1787, Wallace Station, Woodford Co., KY; d. 04 Sep 1811, Robertville, Jasper Co., SC.
120. v. JOHN ROBERT WALLACE, b. 13 Oct 1789, Wallace Station, Woodford Co., KY; d. 04 Feb 1867, Beaufort, Beaufort Co., SC.
121. vi. HENRY WALLACE, SR., b. 24 May 1792, Woodford Co., KY; d. 27 May 1875, Lexington, Lafayette Co., MO.
122. vii. WILLIAM CHRISTIAN WALLACE, b. 15 Apr 1794, Wallace Station, Woodford Co., KY; d. 30 Aug 1868, Versailles, Woodford Co., KY.
viii. CHARLES WALLACE, b. 09 Sep 1796, Wallace Station, Woodford Co., KY; d. 1813, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., KY.
123. ix. CHRISTIAN WALLACE, b. 21 Nov 1800, Wallace Station, Woodford Co., KY; d. 16 Apr 1867, Covington, Kenton Co., KY.


39. ANDREW7 WALLACE (SAMUEL6, ELIZABETH5 WOODS, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)138 was born 25 Sep 1748 in Charlotte Co., VA, and died 02 Jul 1829 in Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY139. He married CATHERINE PARKS140 1769 in Charlotte Co., VA, daughter of JAMES PARKS and MARTHA FULTON. She was born 26 Dec 1749 in Prince Edward Co., VA, and died 25 Mar 1825 in Charlotte Co., VA.

More About ANDREW WALLACE:
Military service: Major in the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War

More About ANDREW WALLACE and CATHERINE PARKS:
Marriage: 1769, Charlotte Co., VA

Children of ANDREW WALLACE and CATHERINE PARKS are:
124. i. SAMUEL8 WALLACE, b. 29 Jan 1770, Charlotte Co., VA; d. 05 Dec 1852, Howard Co., MO.
ii. JAMES PARKS WALLACE141, b. 03 Apr 1773, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY; d. 13 Jan 1841, Howard Co., MO.
iii. ELIZABETH WOODS WALLACE141, b. 29 Oct 1775, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY; d. 28 Oct 1857, Monticello, Wayne Co., KY.
iv. MARY POLLY WALLACE141, b. 04 Sep 1778, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY; d. 10 Jan 1850, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY.
125. v. JOSEPH WALLACE, b. 16 Jan 1781, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY; d. 22 Jun 1867, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY.
vi. RICHARD E. WALLACE141, b. 16 Sep 1783, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY; d. 10 Oct 1815, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY.
126. vii. CATHERINE CATY WALLACE, b. 29 May 1786, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY; d. 15 Oct 1822, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY.
viii. CALEB BAKER WALLACE141, b. 20 Oct 1788, Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY; d. Missouri.


40. ADAM C.7 WOODS, SR. (WILLIAM6, MICHAEL MARION5, JOHN ANDREW4, JOHN3, RICHARD2, MICHAEL1)142 was born 12 Aug 1742 in Greenbrier Co., WV, and died 04 Aug 1826 in Howard Co., MO. He married ANNA KAVANAUGH143 08 Feb 1770 in Virginia144, daughter of PHILEMON KAVANAUGH and ANN CAVE. She was born 29 Mar 1748 in Culpepper Co., VA, and died 03 Jun 1810 in Madison Co., Kentucky.

Notes for ADAM C. WOODS, SR.:
On May 6, 1809, deeded land to Patrick Woods of Madison Co., KY (Madison County Deed Book G, pg. 134)
On May 5, 1809, deeded land to Adam Woods, Jr. and wife Polly, 77 acres in Madison County (Madison County Deed Book X, pg. 19)

He served as a private in the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War. (from DAR ID No. 117679)

He arrived Howard County about 1810, settling "north of the river." (From History of Howard County, 1883)

OLD SETTLERS ERECT FORTS
Being fully convinced that the Indians were making preparations to attack the settlements along the Missouri river, they determined to be ready to receive them properly when they did appear, and to this end, began the erection of three forts in Howard county, bearing the names respectively, of Fort Cooper, Fort Hempstead, and Fort Kincaid. Fort Cooper was located about two miles southwest of Boone's Lick. Fort Kincaid was east southeast, about nine miles distant, and about one mile north of the present Boonville railroad bridge. Fort Hempstead was about one and a half miles north of Fort Kincaid. Each fort was a series of log houses, built together around an enclosure. In each house lived a family, and the stock was corraled, and the property of the settlers secured at night in the enclosure. There were other smaller forts, but the above were the most important. Immediately after the erection of these forts, the pioneers organized themselves into a military company, which Sarshall Cooper as captain; first lieutenant, William McMahon; second lieutenant, John Monroe; ensign, Benjamin Cooper, Jr.

Sergeants - 1st. John McMurray, 2d. Samuel MacHanan, 3d. Adam Woods, 4th. Davis Todd, 5th. John Mathis.

The above were the officers chosen by their comrades and neighbors, to command the company, which consisted of 112 men, who were able to bear arms. The following list comprises all the men and boys who were in the different forts: -

FORT COOPER
Adam Woods

(From History of Howard County, 1883)

On Oct. 9, 1976, a dedication marker honoring him was erected at the Richland Church, near Fayette, MO, on land he once owned.

He was mentioned in his brother Andrew's will in 1810.

More About ADAM C. WOODS, SR.:
Census: 1792, Listed as taxpayer in Madison Co., KY
Occupation: Baptist minister
Will: 12 Jun 1826, Howard Co., MO Wills 1818-1836, pg. 8
Will Recorded: 04 Jul 1826, Howard Co., MO

More About ANNA KAVANAUGH:
Burial: Madison Co., Kentucky

More About ADAM WOODS and ANNA KAVANAUGH:
Marriage: 08 Feb 1770, Virginia144

Children of ADAM WOODS and ANNA KAVANAUGH are:
127. i. SUSANNAH8 WOODS, b. Madison Co., Kentucky; d. Aft. 1826, Howard Co., Missouri.
128. ii. WILLIAM WALLACE WOODS, SR., b. 04 Mar 1772, Madison Co., KY; d. 10 Mar 1846, Howard County, MO.
129. iii. PATRICK WOODS, b. 12 Mar 1774, Madison Co., KY; d. 04 Jul 1840, Einig, LA.
iv. MICHAEL WOODS, b. 1776, Madison Co., Kentucky.

Notes for MICHAEL WOODS:
Served in Colonel Slaughter's regiment in Kentucky mounted men in the War of 1812. He never married.

v. ANN WOODS, b. 10 Mar 1776, Madison Co., Kentucky144; d. 23 Apr 1885, Barry, Clay Co., MO144; m. WILLIAM WOODS, 21 Jun 1795, Madison Co., KY145.

More About WILLIAM WOODS and ANN WOODS:
Marriage: 21 Jun 1795, Madison Co., KY145
Marriage bann: 21 Jul 1795, Bondsman, Patrick Woods; consent given by Adam Woods, father of the bride

vi. JOHN WOODS, b. 1780, Madison Co., Kentucky; d. Aft. 1826, Probably California.

Notes for JOHN WOODS:
He was mentioned in his father's will dated June 12, 1826.

More About JOHN WOODS:
Movement: Moved to California after the Mexican War.
Occupation: Doctor

130. vii. HANNAH WOODS, b. 1782, Madison Co., Kentucky; d. Aft. 1826.
131. viii. ADAM C. WOODS, JR., b. 1783, Madison Co., Kentucky; d. 1843, Boone Co., Missouri.
132. ix. ARCHIBALD WOODS, SR., b. 1790, Madison Co., Kentucky; d. Aft. 1860, Howard Co., MO.
x. MARY POLLY WOODS, b. 1790, Madison Co., Kentucky; m. WILLIAM BROWN, 24 Aug 1803, Madison Co., KY146.

Notes for MARY POLLY WOODS:
She was mentioned in her father's will dated June 12, 1826, as Polly Brown.

More About WILLIAM BROWN and MARY WOODS:
Bondsman: Michael Woods, brother
Marriage: 24 Aug 1803, Madison Co., KY146

133. xi. ELIZABETH WOODS, b. Abt. 1797, Madison Co., KY; d. 02 Sep 1824.
134. xii. SARAH ANN WOODS, b. 01 Sep 1798, Madison Co., Kentucky; d. 04 Oct 1851, Bedford, Livingtson Co., Mo.
xiii. PETER WOODS, b. Abt. 1800; m. NANCY COLLINS147, 23 Jan 1823, Howard Co., MO148.

More About PETER WOODS:
Census: 1870, Bonne Femme Twp., Howard County, MO
Movement: 1815, Moved to Clay Co., MO
Occupation: 1870, Farmer
Property: 1870, Real estate: $1, 200; Personal: $250

More About PETER WOODS and NANCY COLLINS:
Marriage: 23 Jan 1823, Howard Co., MO148

There is much more to this tree so if you are interested in seeing the rest of it, contact me at celedongeo at yahoo dot com. I'll gladly pass this tree over to you for your research.

My line to Michael is through my mother's side of the family so unfortunately, I can't be of much more help to you in terms of DNA testing. I hope you find someone for the test and soon.

I would be interested though in any results that may occur from the test. Would you be willing to share any results with me?

Good luck in your search!


Re: Michael Woods of Albemarle Co, VA

Posted: 24 Feb 2008 12:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
The purpose of the Michael Woods DNA study is to evaluate genealogies and relationships with other Woods in Albemarle Co, VA. DNA testing has confirmed that Michael’s son Archibald was the one who left Albemarle Co in 1764 and died 11 Dec 1768 in the area that became Ninety-six District, SC the following year and a DNA test in the line of the Archibald (one in your genealogy) who died in 1783 shows that he is related to other Woods but not to Michael Woods. This has resolved a long-standing dispute about which Archibald was Michael’s son and I would like to use DNA testing to evaluate other such uncertainties about his genetic relationships.
As you requested, I will be happy to share the DNA results of this study in an email to you.
Ted

Re: Michael Woods of Albemarle Co, VA

Posted: 14 Mar 2008 12:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Woods, Mitchell. McDonald, Ruddell, Ottens, Carder
Re; Woods of Kentucky. I have viewed you post Feb. 2008. I am looking for a lead on my great grandfather George Washington Woods b. 1815 somewhere in Kentucky? George had a brother who's name is Mason he was b. 1817 somewhere in Ky. In your post there was mention of a George Woods b.1740 in Va. son of John Woods and Mary Espy. This George interest me do you know if this is the George Woods listed in the early 1820's - 40's living in Illinois where he had large land holdings? My g- grandfather George left Ky when still a young boy or young man before moving to Missouri before 1850. George had 1 daughter and 3 sons Mary J. Andrew Jackson, William Starling, and Michael Giles. Do you have a migration path for George Woods b 1740? Thanks

Re: Michael Woods of Albemarle Co, VA

Posted: 15 Mar 2008 12:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Your question was sent to be but I think you wanted to ask the person who posted on 23 Feb 2008 about the George Woods b. 1740 in VA. I checked Ancestry.com and note that a couple of submitters show he married Margaret Taylor, died in 1819 and had children John, Matthew and Barbara.

Re: Michael Woods of Albemarle Co, VA

Posted: 16 Mar 2008 12:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wood/s
Would any of your Woods have had a son named James Wood b. abt1829 in TN(dont know which part)? I dont have alot of info on him but what I know is Census records and a marriage bond copy I have show he married Nancy J Howard (b. 1851 NC) and only lists his father as being born in VA and his mother in NC. They married 23 Dec 1873...and lived in Hopkins Co. Ky at that time. James has become a huge brick wall for me. He had a son, George W. Wood b1877KY m. Maggie Mae Whitmer. My Grandmother was George and Maggie's Daughter (Millie Mae Woods b.14 Jul 1912 d.1994 Nebo, Hopkins Co Ky).
Any clues would be greatly appreciated.

Sherry

Re: Michael Woods of Albemarle Co, VA

Posted: 17 Mar 2008 3:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
My only suggestion is to turn to Y-DNA testing by a male Wood descendant of James Wood born about 1829 in TN. You would either find a DNA match now or eventually that might give you a clue as to where to look for his ancestral family. This is a gamble but many are using this technique to advance their genealogies. The Wood/Woods DNA Project at http://small-stuff.com/WOOD/ is a good place to start.

Re: Michael Woods of Albemarle Co, VA--did NOT have more than 7 children (surviving).

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 9:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: WOODS, WALLACE
Please read the Augusta County records: especially the testimony of Samuel McDowell, oldest son of Magdalena Woods McDowell-Borden-Bowyer as to who his relations were in the Borden Grant lawsuit records. Sarah Woods Lapsley is NOT the daughter of Michael Woods. She is the sister of Magdalena and Martha and a daughter of SAMUEL Woods and Elizabeth Campbell--the older brother and sister, respectively of Michael Woods and Mary Campbell. I'm looking at a photocopy of the will of Michael Woods right now, and it shows that his daughter Sarah was still single in 1760 when he wrote his will. Sarah, daughter of Samuel was married by 1741--and living adjacent to her siblings, not to Michael Woods Sr.!

Second, while the date for Mary's birth is possible, it's not likely. Her first child was born in 1706. Puberty didn't happen until an average of age 15 prior to this century. One needs to reach 105 pounds--as per recent science documentaries. Additionally, several researchers have written to Scottish authorities or otherwise searched the records and did NOT find her marriage record in Scotland. In fact, it is much more likely she was married in London, where her father was serving in Parliament between 1705-1707. Additionally, Michael and Samuel were in Marlborough's first campaigns with the Irish regiments on the Continent and every few years, a number of men were being sent to London for awards for services--like knighthoods, and money. The first such awards were made about 1705. Thus, Michael and Samuel were themselves likely to have been in London at the same time the 3rd baron of Auchinbreck was serving in Parliament and trying to find enough husbands and keep the wedding expenses down (he was not that wealthy) for about 13 children. He'd also just acquired his third wife who probably didn't feel all that much affection for the children of wives number one and two. She had her own children's future to think about.

A few people have already seen the 3rd Baron's will, or extracts from it and know that TWO of his daughters, not just one, married Woods. Additionally a third daughter married a Stuart who also emigrated. These were all daughters by the second wife, Susannah Campbell, nee Campbell of Cawdor.

While you have a lot of accurate data in your posting, you do have quite a few errors as well.

Next there are partial records in both Cecil County, Maryland and Lancaster County, PA that indicate Peter Wallace married Martha Woods in 1739--not before, not later but 1739. Got that?

I have a copy of _Tennessee Cousins._ Martha has NEVER been referred to by her descendants as anything other than Martha. Pages 302-206 in Tennessee Cousins are the greatest contiguous description of this family and nowhere is she referred to as anyone other than Martha. I just went through every mention of Woods in that book and never found anything other than Martha--which conforms with the family records that the late Enos Allee had in Indiana about 25 years ago--he was direct descendant of John Wallace, Martha's son. He still lived on the last farm John Wallace owned.

Next, Adam Wallace's sword has disappeared in the last thirty years or so. What happened is someone who was a descendant of John Wallace wanted to try to put back in John Wallace's family and it was hidden at that point. John gave it for safe-keeping to his niece while he was moving. He may have intended to leave it with her, or may have intended to reclaim it. It's not certain but the situation left enough doubt in the descendants of Samuel that the sword, buckles, etc. of Adam have not been seen or heard of since. Ruth Lamar Petraceck checked into the situation back in the late 1970's and that was she learned.

Next, Worth S. Ray's book _Tennessee Cousins_ had provable errors also. He's the gentleman who on the basis of supposition--which he admitted was just that--tried to link Peter Wallace, and make him Peter Wallace Jr. to the Peter Wallace family of York County, VA (the first Peter having arrived as a young man in 1650.) Unfortunately research of the Wallace records that has been done since, in the area of York and adjacent counties, does not show a connection. Peter Wallace of 1650, had a son Peter and a grandson Samuel. It was a small family. The second Peter born in the 1650's, and his son, Samuel were school teachers in Virginia and never went to Maryland. They have descendants in that area of Virginia to this day.

Again, the naming tradition and other records show that my ancestor Peter Wallace who married Martha Woods was a son of a SAMUEL Wallace and Elizabeth Woods. The William Wallace and Elizabeth Bruce marriage is a maybe. According to the Irish researchers my late mother employed in the 1970's, Peter's father was NOT named Peter, and his grandfather was _a_ Sir William Wallace, no mention of his wife in the letter sent to us with the summary of their findings. However they did send us a description and color drawing of the coat of arms, which in itself gives some ide of who they were and when the arms were issued. First the Sir William Wallace who is the grandfather of Peter was using an older coat of arms. The title "Sir" indicating merely a knight is NOT inherited. Sir William was knighted about 1660 for services rendered to the monarch in his day. His coat of arms is about a century or so older, indicating a previous knighted gentleman in the same line.

Here is the description of the arms: an inverted bullet type shield (of the type that preceded styles of the late 16th century); divided vertically into two panels. As you face the shield the right side is red and the left is light-medium blue (the color sometimes called "French" blue, or "Mariner" blue). A SILVER lion rampant straddles both colors. In his upraised dexter (right) paw he holds a gold fleur-de-lis. This does NOT indicate descent from French royalty but service to the crown of Scotland in some connection with the French. James V resurrected the "French Alliance" and sailed back and forth to France at considerable risk to himself and the persons transporting him. His less than kindly uncle, Henry VIII was trying to kill him--as he had set up and killed (actually his generals at his direction) James V's father, James IV, never the fact that James IV's wife was Henry's own sister Margaret... Someone also took considerable risk to transport James' infant daughter Mary (later Mary Queen of Scots) to France. One of these services might have been undertaken by a Wallace ancestor of mine resulting in this coat of arms being authorized and issued.

Part of the letter my late mother received is missing. When she was on heavy painkillers and dying of ovarian cancer, she insisted she could maintain her usual financial and filing duties. It took my father more than a year to clean up the confusion she left. She had duplicated some things, and pitched out others--or parts of others, and moved items into entirely unrelated files. I have notes I made from the full letter and half of the research letter and the coat of arms. Additional research shows the most likely Samuel Wallace who was the father of Peter and his brothers is the Samuel who made 6 documented trips back and forth between Liverpool and Virginia and Baltimore (ships made rounds of the major ports and landings unloading and loading goods and persons after/before crossing the Atlantic) and one additional trip between Glasgow (actually was passed for the port of Glasgow, probably Greenock) and Virginia and Maryland. He died apparently at sea or just upon arrival in port in 1726. That's the date of his last known voyage. He did NOT die in Ireland. There is no record of any will or probate for him that has ever been found in Ireland--even by the researchers my late mother employed. He may have had a probate record in any of several other places, most likely, though, Liverpool, or Baltimore. There is no probate record for him in Cecil County, Maryland, either. However, by 1738, when his son, a mariner, Adam, died, "Admiral Vernon's War at Cartagena," according to some sources, Elizabeth Wallace, widow was named as executor to Adam Wallace's will and estate. Adam left a wife and infant daughter.

This Wallace family lived in Cecil County, Maryland--not Lancaster County, PA. There are records of events in both counties because of the Mason-Dixon line fight. According to a county historical society worker the last time I visited the society in the 1980's, there were literally raids across the border to seize records because then the families could be claimed and taxed. At one point, as late as the early 1980's, you could literally find indices to records in Cecil County, with the records themselves having been taken to Lancaster County and no could or would copy either the indices or records to allow a researcher to find them easily in any one place. It was not until recently someone finally decided this was absolutely absurd and began correcting the situation. However, now there are pieces--sometimes copies of the same pieces and records in both Lancaster and Cecil Counties for the same individuals. Nevertheless, the land records and tax records and what exists of parish records thus far published or on-line, or otherwise found, show that the widow Elizabeth Woods Wallace and most of her children lived on or adjacent to the Society Hundred in Cecil County Maryland. They lived near Andrew Wallace--who also had a son named Adam who predeceased him in 1733--who appears to have been an older brother of Samuel Wallace. Andrew, according to his tombstone at the Head of the Christiana church in what is now Newark, Delaware, was born in 1672. He arrived before 1700 and settled on the New Munster Hundred, according to historical records of Maryland and Delaware. He was considered among the first settling landowners of that tract.

Last at least for this posting, there is no evidence that Michael Woods Sr. ever had the middle name Marion. That name is French Huguenot in origin as a surname and most uses of it, occur AFTER the Revolution and are a tribute to General Francis Marion of South Carolina, aka "the Swamp Fox," the noted guerilla warfare general.

I also have a LOT of files-and documentation--of this family. I also have questioned and double checked earlier works knowing how little real research went into some of them beyond some family Bibles. Darned few researchers before George Selden Wallace and Worth Ray actually went to courthouses and extensively went through the records there, and until after World War II, even fewer seem to have actually gone to Ireland and Scotland or looked beyond the poorly documented hash in Burke's peerage. Even with their visits, George Selden Wallace and Worth Ray, did not find everything that was important to establishing family relations, and they did engage in speculation, also. Now Worth Ray, generally said when he was "supposing" something, but not everyone else did--nor have others repeating his work mentioned that he did engage in speculation and supposition in some cases. My great-uncle Grover and I both called George Selden Wallace's son and asked that son to check his father's notes on George's claim that Peter was the son of another Peter. His son kindly did, and reported could not find any source of this, nor a note that actually said this. He thought his father guessed possibly as a result of communications with Mr. Ray, or someone else.

In another posting, through another person who asked me about this line, I've sent to this overall group what has been found thus far in the McClenaghan records (a far greater collection of data than Hibernia Research Ltd. initially thought existed), and additional Irish records regarding the Woods history in Ireland. Michael, Samuel, Elizabeth and the rest of their siblings were all the children of Sir John Woods and his first cousin, Elizabeth WOODS--NOT Worsop. Elizabeth Worsop married a generation later another John Woods--of Rossmead--and didn't have children! Elizabeth Woods was the heiress of the Castle of Dunshaughlin. Her father Sir Thomas Wood(s)(both spellings exist)died when she was a child leaving only her as a surviving child. All of this is in Irish records.

Cecilia L. Fabos-Becker, San Jose, CA
late mother: Wilma Maie Wallace-Fabos (1922-1987) of the Tennessee-Missouri Wallaces




Next, the earliest records of Michael Woods in the Americas are 1725--when he's on tax records for Chester County, PA. He did NOT emigrate in 1742--but more likely 1723 or 1724. Magdalena Woods McDowell was among the latest emigres in 1733 by her own testimony in Augusta County records and that of her sister-in-law who came with her. Check the genweb site for Chester County, and the Chester County records there, Ruth Lamar Petracek's book _Woods-Wallace Cousin Clues_ and the Augusta County records.

Next, there is strong evidence for one more son of Michael Woods who is not listed in the will, but only one more son. Michael Woods did NOT have as many children as you are claiming. Go back and read the Augusta County records and pay attention to the naming tradition. Most of the children you ascribe to Michael were children of SAMUEL and named their first or second born sons SAMUEL and unless the children of Samuel married daughters or sons of Michael--as per his will, had NO children named Michael. The only additional likely son is a Richard Woods. There were two of them of nearly the same age. The one who became the first sheriff of Botetourt County was the son of Samuel. Richard Woods, son of Michael appears to have been a merchant and landowner in Albemarle County. You'll find mentions of both, describing them, in the Augusta County records, which are on-line at the genweb site for Augusta County: Chalkey's Chronicles of the Scots-Irish in 3 volumes, and indexed.

As a descendant of Peter Wallace and Martha Woods and their parents: SAMUEL Wallace and Elizabeth Woods and SAMUEL Woods and ELIZABETH Campbell, I resent the continued misstatements about the identities and parentage of these people and the continued confusion with Michael and Mary when there has been plenty of records for decades on both sides of the Atlantic showing the realities. I, the late Ruth Lamar Petracek, Ruby Woods, Lois M. Postel, the late Mrs. Ruthmary Erdahl-first cousin of the Congressman of the same name, my late mother, and others have spent over 40 years researching and transcribing the truth and passing it on--long before computers, trying to undo the speculative undocumented crap put out in the Woods-McAfee Memorial and other vanity press books published 85 to 100 years ago. We've even struggled with semi-historical claptrap like Marten's mangled history of Rockbridge which had uncle and nephew both named John Wallace dying the same day, ignoring the probate records and land records indicating that the nephew was alive and well when Marten has him dead. Apparently when he was doing his typing and editing he wasn't going back to cross check what he'd written with the original records. Yet we think he's the idiot who dropped Peter Wallace's will behind the file cabinet in the basement of the Rockbridge County Courthouse. (Ruth Lamar Petracek found it again--a photocopy of that is also in her book.)


Re: Michael Woods of Albemarle Co, VA children and Samuel's children

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 10:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: WOODS, WALLACE
This is kind of post script. I spotted something else wrong--the dates are wrong for some of Samuel's and Michael's children. Notably wrong are the dates for Magdalena Woods McDowell-Borden Bowyer. According to Augusta County records (testimony in suits) and transport records found in Albemarle County (Albemarle was created just before Augusta) she was married John McDowell as his 2nd wife, in 1733 in Ireland, and immigrated soon after with him and his father and other members of the McDowell family. She was about 21 when married, this means she was born in about 1711--not 1706. Additionally she was dead by 1800. In 1801, people were already filing suit over the related inheritances. She lived to be about 90--not 100.

She died soon after the end of the witchcraft trial against her and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Greenlee. That trial was going on in 1795 and maybe into 1796. There are mentions of it in Chalkley's Chronicles but the full of it fills up two volumes of court records in Augusta County, in the Staunton Courthouse, according to the late Ruth Lamar Petracek who perused them back in the 1970's.

Martha, Magalena and their sister Sarah who married Joseph Lapsley were all daughters of SAMUEL Woods and Elizabeth Campbell, not Michael Woods and Mary Campbell. Martha was born probably in 1718--the colonial marriage laws generally stated 21 as a minimum age for marriage. The Quakers allowed marriage for 18 year old females and were constantly at odds with the "official" church. Remember: church and state were one in England, and England ruled the Americas. Thus even many Quakers waited--because the fines could be quite hefty if they didn't. Peter Wallace was born between 1715-1717.

There is no evidence that Mary Campbell was killed by the Native Americans. The December, 1741 incident occurred west of where Michael Woods and his wife were living and it might have been her sister, Elizabeth Campbell Woods who was among people killed by the Native Americans after John McDowell gave the Iroquois war party liquor. According to the records of those asking for compensation for losses (which included family members) it was the Woods in Augusta County, connected with Samuel Woods, who filed for compensation.

It would be nice if someone turned up more complete records identifying "the civilians killed" mentioned by Governor Gooch in a letter or administrative record of his. He apparently, several times, mentioned or discussed the fact there were several murders of civilians in the 1741 incident before the militia was called out to respond but no one has found actual names of the victims yet, just names of the militiamen killed, including Captain John McDowell, himself.

Those killed in the December, 1741 incident with the exception of Captain McDowell and a few of the militiamen, were buried by the meeting hall at the Forks of the James not far from Whistle Creek. This site eventually became the (old) Monmouth Church and the graves were moved to the "new" church and graveyard site a short distance from the meeting hall which was actually also the village hall and courthouse in the first years of Augusta County. I learned this from the Rockbridge County Historical Society and the Augusta County records. Later, the church was moved again. There are two graveyards, one is at the old site and bisected now by a t-intersection of two roads. The Todd family graves are in the main section that most people find. Across the road researchers used to find (over 50 years ago) some old Woods graves. We saw a huge thicket in that direction when we were last there. As I sprained both ankles inside of 15 minutes in the "main" part of the old cemetery (very overgrown at the time making it impossible to see the gopher and whatever else holes), on our early 1980's trip to the area, I never made it across the road to see if I could find the tombstones the late John Lapsley Mills told me about that he found some 50-60 years ago now. (He was a descendant of Sarah Woods and Joseph Lapsley and lived in Missouri.)

A lot of people have been researching this line for many decades now but, suffice to say the undocumented George Selden Wallace book (he had documentation but seldom mentioned it in direct documents to persons manner), and vanity Woods-McAfee Memorial book and later "me-toos" that often kept citing the stuff in these two, started engendering a lot of skepticism among people who began to become a lot more familiar with real historical research and real social, political and economic history of particular eras. After WWII, people had more ability and means to travel and began going back to these areas to find the truth for themselves. I'm only the "youngest" of a group that used to correspond by snail mail and in person back in the 1970's and 1980's before computers and e-mail about what was being found by whom and how. I'm just about the last of that original group who is still alive only because I was 20 years younger than most of them. Just be very careful in citing the old books and don't repeat them if you have not personally cross-checked their data and looked for valid primary records and credible, reputable secondary source records. Primary source means eye-witnesses who set what they saw down AT THE TIME it happened. Twenty years later the memory is already slipping. Secondary is children of the witnesses or one degree out in another way--but someone who talked with those involved in, or witnessing events. Just like the old game of "telephone" the more people and time information passes through, the less reliable it is.

Repeating the old myths and chestnuts without substantiation doesn't help anyone trying to really learn the truth and set down an accurate family history.

Cecilia L. Fabos-Becker
San Jose, CA
direct e-mail: celia.lfsbecker@sbcglobal.net






Re: Michael Woods of Albemarle Co, VA--He did NOT have 11 children.

Posted: 4 Mar 2009 11:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: WOODS, Wallace, Campbell
Michael Woods had at most 8 children, more likely 7. His own will shows only 6 and a few other Albemarle Records show one other son, "Richard of Albemarle."--NOT the same as Richard Woods of Augusta-Botetourt.

The will of Sir James Campbell of Auchinbreck shows TWO daughters married to two Woods brothers. Mary's OLDER sister, Elizabeth was married to SAMUEL Woods, Michael's brother (possibly older brother). Magdalena, Martha, Richard of Augusta, Samuel Jr., Charles, Sarah who married Joseph Lapsley, etc. all named children SAMUEL--not Michael for good reason. Their father was SAMUEL, the brother of Michael. Read the Borden inheritance lawsuit testimony of Samuel McDowell and Mary McDowell Greenlee, the oldest son and sister-in-law of Magdalena, respectively. It identifies the sisters and brothers of Magdalena and does NOT include the Woods of Albemarle County. Please correct the information on these two lines. I am a descendant of Martha Woods and Peter Wallace and through them I am a descendant of SAMUEL Woods and ELIZABETH Campbell, not Michael and Mary. I descend through Peter through his parents SAMUEL Wallace and Elizabeth Woods--not another Peter. There is also absolutely ZERO actual evidence that Peter was the son of another Peter. All the evidence points to a Samuel. He was definitely in Cecil County, with his brother Adam and widowed Mother Elizabeth and the only records of any other relatives, besides several, but not all brothers of Peter, are an uncle, Andrew (of the New Munster Hundred), and first cousins with the many of the same names as "my" Wallaces. However, there is NO Peter among this group of known relations contemporary to Andrew and the father of Peter b. 1717. The evidence is that he and his brothers were the son of a sea-faring merchant named Samuel Wallace who died, at sea, in 1726. Peter's brother Adam was a known mariner--he died in 1738 at the Battle of Cartagena, in "The War of Jenkins' Ear" aka "Admiral Vernon's War." Worth Ray and George Selden Wallace simply guessed--without proof that the Peter Wallace who emigrated in 1650 to Virginia had a grandson named Peter who went from Virginia to Maryland and was the father of Peter b. 1717. The records of that Peter Wallace family in Virginia show no such grandson named Peter and no other descendant who went from Virginia to Maryland--that family stayed in Virginia, closer to the eastern coast of Virginia. Next, the McClenaghan transcriptions of the original Irish parish records of Dunshaughlin parish (including the castle) and additional Irish records found by researchers more than 40 years ago show that the parents of Michael Woods, Samuel Woods, Elizabeth Woods, et al, were John Woods and his FIRST COUSIN, Elizabeth WOODS--not Worsop. Worsop family records, which these researchers found, show she was 8 years old and unmarried in 1688, long after the mythologists have tried to claim she was married and having children. The will of that later John Woods whom she married--and her own will, also found by Irish researchers show she and her real husband HAD NO CHILDREN. Her husband's estate was left to a nephew--a daughter of one of his sisters, on condition that that nephew change his surname from Widman to Woods. Elizabeth Woods, the first cousin to our John Woods, again according to the Irish records, was the daughter of Sir Thomas Wood/s and his wife Elizabeth PARSONS, and the only surviving child of her parents. The marriage was arranged by the fathers to keep the castle and lands in the family. Again, please correct this information.

Finally, I do have a question regarding Mary Campbell. You say there is a christening record in Edinburgh with a 1690 birth date. I believe this but there are others who claim that in addition to bits of Michael Wood's original headstone, other bits of Mary's were found with a 1680 or 1684 birth year. I find the stories about the "headstone bits" doubtful as it's never stated how they even knew that dozens of bits and pieces of headstones in a graveyard that the Union army allegedly used for target practice, apparently even were established to actually fit with any other bits and pieces with any names on them. Anyhow, do you have a copy of the christening record or a transcript of a copy and if so, does it absolutely identify her mother's name as Susannah. I have a reason for asking. There are TWO claims as to names of a first name of a mother for Mary, and her sister, Elizabeth, and brother Gilbert, and sister Anne, and brother James, etc.. The daughter of James, in a 1762 lawsuit in London in the Bodleian library at Oxford gives the first name of her father's mother as "Elizabeth." I also checked with the book the "Thanes of Cawdor" (Google on-line books) which is a compilation and publication of records of 300 years of the Thanes and includes the lady who married James Campbell of Auchinbreck, and no name is stated for this likely wife. Sir Hugh Campbell of Cawdor--1640-1716 and his wife, Henriette Stewart, sister of Alexander Stewart/Stuart, 3rd Earl of Moray, were married in 1662 (marriage contract details in records in this book). Hugh and Henriette had 11 children (at least)--including four daughters who lived to marriageable age. In a letter to Isabella, Countess of Caithness dated 1679, Hugh asked her to help him marry off all four daughters ASAP, although he admitted that given the youth of the youngest, he probably wasn't goint to succeed in having them all married off by Whitsuntide, the following year, 1680 but at least the oldest Margaret might be married by that time and the others soon after... He named in household accounts and letters of that time 3 of the four daughters: Margaret "Meg," Jeanne, and Marie (the youngest). Daughter number 2 or 3 is not named. Hugh also had a daughter born in 1681/2 who died young. So, are we sure that Mary and Elizabeth's mother was really named Susannah or was her name really Elizabeth. That a marriage of one of the daughters of Hugh probably did take place with Auchinbreck is evidenced by a 1679 letter from Hugh's uncle Donald from London that says Donald encountered Auchinbreck in the London suites of H.L.H (her ladyship Henriette) and that Hugh should expect communications from Auchinbreck seeking advice how to proceed and that Donald, himself, wasn't sure about the (character/worthiness) of Auchinbreck. A few subsequent items in the Thane's records indicate a continued relationship between Hugh and Auchinbreck until Hugh's death in 1716--after the losses of the Jacobites (both men supported James VIII) at Prestonpans in 1715. In fact, Hugh had directed his oldest grandson, Duncan (son of Alexander, Hugh's oldest, who married Elizabeth Lort--the key person in the inheritance lawsuit) to raise the Cawdor men of Islay and Mull and take them to Argyll to join Auchinbreck in the rising in support of James VIII, just before the battle of Prestonpans.

I hope between us, and some hard-working researchers who actually found actual records before us, we can sort out the truth of these families once and for all. We do have to get past unsubstantiated guesses and unsubstantiated mythology based on God knows what, though.

Cecilis L. Fabos-Becker, San Jose, CA
celia.lfsbecker@sbcglobal.net


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