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Levi Wood family and Jane Wood family

Levi Wood family and Jane Wood family

Joan Hurt (View posts)
Posted: 10 Feb 2004 9:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for information on Levi Wood 1794-1853, Moniteau Co. He was in Cooper Co. through the 1830 census. 1840 census he is in Cole Co. and then in 1850, Moniteau. His wife was Mariah Campbell. His known children: Jeriah, died 1863, married Susan McClanahan, Washington Wood, Sarah Wood and Elizabeth Wood. Levi was the son of Joseph Wood and moved to Missouri between 1817-1822 from Eastern Tennessee. Levi's mother died in Cooper Co. MO. in August 1825. I would like any info on his surviving children and if there were any other children.
Levi had known siblings: David and John of Cocke Co. TN. and Jeriah Wood of Cooper Co. Mo. It is highly likely that Alexander Wood and Jesse Wood of Cooper Co. were also brothers. In addition it is believed that Andrew Wood of Cole/Moniteau Counties was also a brother. There is also a known sister, Elizabeth. Her married name was Smith, but no information on the first name of her husband. Elizabeth might have died early because she is very ill in August 1825.

Jane Wood, believed to be the widow of Andrew Wood was listed as head of house in 1840 Cole Co. census. In 1850 she is in Moniteau Co. Her known children are: Joseph, Russel, Jeriah, Andrew and Marilda. Marilda married Joseph Wilson. It is also believed another daughter is Alamanza who married James Pierce Renfro(w). I would love any info that will confirm if Jane's husband was Andrew and if there are any more children. It is possible Jane's maiden name was Howard, only because 74 year old Sarah Howard was living with her in the 1850 census. Jane Wood died in 1868 with Jeriah and Andrew as executers.

Any information on this Wood family that came originally from Pennsylvania to Tennessee to Missouri would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Levi Wood family and Jane Wood family

Virginia Tuft (View posts)
Posted: 11 Feb 2004 10:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you written to the Moniteau Co. Historical Society, 201 N. High St., California, MO 65018? Marie Wood is active in the group and may be able to help you.

Virginia

Re: Levi Wood family and Jane Wood family

Virginia Tuft (View posts)
Posted: 11 Feb 2004 10:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you written to the Moniteau Co. Historical Society, 201 N. High St., California, MO 65018? Marie Wood is active in the group and may be able to help you.

Virginia

Re: Levi Wood family and Jane Wood family

Virginia Tuft (View posts)
Posted: 11 Feb 2004 10:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you written to the Moniteau Co. Historical Society, 201 N. High St., California, MO 65018? Marie Wood is active in the group and may be able to help you.

Virginia

Re: Levi Wood family and Jane Wood family

Joan Hurt (View posts)
Posted: 12 Feb 2004 12:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you very much for your response to my query. We have not contacted the Moniteau Co. Historical Society yet. I really appreciate you giving me the address.

Re: Levi Wood family and Jane Wood family

Posted: 18 Jan 2005 7:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Mar 2006 7:30PM GMT
In the Circuit Court of Moniteau County there is a lawsuit filed 29 Sept. 1855 between Jeriah Wood and Andrew Wood v. Jane Wood, Sarah Howard & David Howard. The lawsuit was a petition to divide real estate owned by Andrew Wood late of Cole County who owned real estate in Moniteau County at the time of his death. The lawsuit names his heirs as: Jane Wood, his widow; Marinda Wood married to Joseph Wilson; Alamanza Wood married to James Renfroe; Russell Wood, Sarah Wood married to David Howard and the above petitioners, Jeriah Wood and Andrew Wood. The court grants Jane wood life estate to a 1/3 interest of the real estate, Jeriah 3/7 interest, Andrew 3/7 and Sarah and David Howard 1/7, with the remaining land to be sold and the proceeds divided between the remaining heirs. In March, 1856, the sheriff files his report that Jeriah and Andrew Wood purchased the real estate belonging to Andrew Wood on 25 March 1856 for $710.00.

In Sept. 1856, Sarah Howard filed for divorce from David Howard. David is a non-resident of the State of Missouri. The divorce was granted in March 1857 and names two children, Sarah E. and Lucy Howard, ages 5 & 3 years and states that David deserted his wife more than 2 years ago. Sarah was granted custody and education of the children.

I hope this helps.

Re: Levi Wood family and Jane Wood family

Posted: 2 Oct 2005 9:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Very interesting information. Would you look up and see if the court case included the exact description of the land (acreage, section, township and range)? I would like that information. Thank you in advance.

Re: Levi Wood family and Jane Wood family

Posted: 3 Oct 2005 5:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Mar 2006 7:30PM GMT
Sorry, I did not write down the legal description and I no longer have the microfilm.
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