When I just now looked at my familytreemaker program I saw that I really did have 17 children listed for John and Maiden Wood. That is not correct I am sure. I quickly looked at the stuff I had saved from a posting by Linda Barnes?, and saw she had 12 children listed in one place (and 15 in another), so thought I made a typo. I just now looked over everything I have more carefully and see that there are some discrepancies in what I have and I am confused. Thanks to Brett F. Woods posting of the wills of John Wood and also of the will of Maiden Seay Wood, I am pretty sure of the following children:
sons: John, Coleman and James
daughters: Jane Seay (Pace) Brewton, Nancy Bomar, Polly Chapman (I guess that would be a Mary??), Patsy McCrory, Cinith Moss, Joyce Owen, and Cynthia Wingo. Although these daughters are mentioned by name in the will of Maiden Seay Wood, it is not specifically stated that they are her daughters, but they are listed as those who would equally share in her estate, so I guess we can assume they are her daughters. In John's will he doesn't list the names of his daughters, just talks about his daughters. Maiden does also mention a Mary Owen, as her granddaughter, so surely this Joyce Owen was her daughter.
Now, these leaves me in a quandry as to what to do with the list I found on the internet posted by a Linda Barnes. (If I even have my notes correct on this...??, sorry Linda if I have goofed it up, don't blame Linda, blame me) Anyway, I had that she said there were four older sons who stayed in Virginia. Then she said that the following 8 children moved with them (Aseneth, John, Coleman, James, Isam, Cynthia, Annie and Elizabeth) Then later I have a listing (I thought from Linda also) that said the children of John and Maiden were: Asenath Wood, Martha Wood, Nancy Wood, Patsy Wood, Joyce Wood, James Wood, John Wood, Jane Wood b. 12 Jan. 1778 d. 12 Jan 1778, Coleman Wood, Jane Seay Wood b. 10 Feb. 1780, Isham Wood, Memory Wood, Mary Ann Wood, Elizabeth Wood and Cynthia Wood.
So that leaves me with some extra names that weren't mentioned in the will of Maiden Seay Wood: Of course the Jane Wood stillborn Jan 12, 1778 wouldn't be mentioned, but what about Isham Wood, Elizabeth Wood, and Memory Wood?? I supposed they could have died by then, but from where did Linda (or whatever researcher I got this from) get these 3 other names, and if there really were 4 brothers who remained in Virginia, what were their names and why were they not mentioned in the will of either John or Cynthia?
A certain Larry Hutchins (e-mail Hhutchinsl@aol.com
) mentioned somewhere on the internet that he thought there were 14 children altogether.
I see that on my list of 17 children that there were two duplicates. I had Mary Ann "Annie" and an Annie both and now I think they were the same person. I also had accidentally put in James two times. So, now I'll fix that on my familytreemaker program, however.....that still leaves me with 15, but if you subtract the stillborn daughter named Jane, then there were 14 children as Larry said. I wonder then if it wasn't 4 daughters who stayed behind in Virginia? Does anyone know? Has anyone figured out the correct list of the children of John and Maiden Seay Wood? If so, I would love to have this list complete with spouses. I haven't worked much on this line so don't have descendants or spouses for anyone else other than Jane Seay (Pace) Wood. I also don't have birthdates or other information on her siblings. The names on the bottom of the will of Maiden Seay labeled as Test are: John Chapman, Sr., John Wingo, Sr., John Chapman, Jr., M.N. Chapman. I am guessing then that Cynthia Wingo's husband was probably John Wingo Sr. and that this Polly Chapman's husband was either John Chapman, Sr, and that they had a son named John Chapman, Jr. and maybe also a son named M.N. Chapman.
I would love to hear from anyone else from this line. And to those who have already written me--thanks for keeping me in the loop!