[1773-Boston Tea Party: protest against tea duty]
Will of Adam Woods from Book - Howard County, Marriages 1816-1850 & Wills 1818-1836, page 8. "Will of Adam Woods dated 12 June 1826 recorded 4 July 1826. To my son-in-law Jonathan Tulwiler; to my sons John & Archibald, to my daughters Hannnah Collins, Susannah Mullins, Ann Woods & Polly Brown; to my grand-daughter Ruth Woods"
page 1 " Boonslick Country originating in the fact that two of the sons of Daniel Boone, Nathan & Daniel, Jr. in 1807 evaporated "lick" water and thus manufactured salt for domestic purposes."
page 2 " Most of the imigrants who came to the Boon's Lick Country were former citizens of Madison County, Kentucky. The Coopers, Hancocks, Berrys, Browns, Thorps, Jones, Woods, Bynums and others""
page 2 "Among the famous men who lived in Howard County is Kit Carson. He was born in Madison County, Kentucky in 1809 and was brought by his father Lindsay Carson, to the Boon's Lick Country in 1810."
32. Adam Woods born 12 August 1742 in Albemarle County, Virginia, died 4 August 1826 in Howard County, Missouri, married 8 February 1770 in Virginia. He was a minister in the Baptist Church.
From a book "Pioneer Strength, etc", a letter which began on page 17. "
Adam Woods born 1742 died in 1826 was the most interesting one yet. He was first lieutenant, then captain, then major. He was in charge of the Virginia soldiers at the seige of Yorktown when Lord Cornwallis surrendered. In 1782 he went to Madison County, Kentucky. The government gave him large tracts of land for his service. In 1824, he came to Howard County, Missouri and acquired a lot of land southeast of Fayette."
Page 23 gives this account. "Adam Woods, Albermarle, Virginia, served as Lt. in the French and Indian War and as Major in the Revolutionary War, was present at the seige of Yorktown and the surrender of General Cornwallis."
"On 9 October 1976, the impressive dedication of the marker honoring Adam Woods was held in the Richland Church, near Fayette, Missouri, located on land once owned by him."
33. Anna Kavanaugh born 29 March 1748 in Virginia, died 3 June 1810 in Madison County, Kentucky.
32B. (Patrick 5) Woods born 12 March 1774.
32C. Ann Woods born 10 March 1776 in Greenbrier, West Virginia, died 23 April 1885 in Barry, Clay County, Missouri, married 21 June 1795 in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky to William Woods.
32D. Archibald Woods married 4 October 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky to Mary (Polly) Wallace.
32E. Michael Woods who never married.
32F. Peter Woods who died in 1815, married Nancy Collier.
32G. John Woods M.D., went to California after the Mexican War.
32H. Hannah Woods married 27 May 1823 in Madison County, Kentucky to Colonel Barbie J. Collins.
32I. Anna Woods married Mr. Brown.
32J. Susan Woods married Col. Richard Mullins.
32K. Sallie Woods married Judge Austin Walden.
32L. Adam Woods born 1783, died in 1843, married 24 March 1807 in Madison County, Kentucky to Polly Kerley born about 1785, died about 1840.
32M. Polly Woods born 1797 in Madison County, Kentucky, married William Brown.
[1732- Benjamine Franklin: "Poor Richard's Almanack" issued]
64. William Woods born 2 November 1705 in Dunshanglin, Meath County, Ireland, died 12 April 1782 in Fincastle, Greenbrier County, Virginia, married about 1732 (they are first cousins) in Pennsylvania. William took an active part in Colonial Wars, and attained the rank of Colonel in which rank he served during the Revolutionary War. He received military grants for land in Greenbrier County, Virginia, Madison County, Kentucky and some in Sciota County, Ohio. Colonel Woods was a signer of the Albemarle Declaration of Independence. He was also a Patriot, rendered material aid. For reference see the following authoriities-
1/ First Families of America
2/ McAfee Memorial - Rev N.M. Woods
3/ DAR - Grandparent file - Series 3, Vol. 56 page 92
65. Suzannah Wallace born about 1708 in Scotland, died about 1797 in Albemarle County, Virginia. 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
64C. William Wallace Woods (Beaver Creek Billy - for the location of where he lived, there were several other William Woods in the area) born 31 December 1744 in Albemarle County, Virginia, died 1836 at age 92, married first Sarah Wallace, (Sarah & William are first cousins) married second Ann Reid, married third Mrs. Nancy Jenes (nee Richardson). He had one son, William who married Mary Jarman. This son had six children, five are named here:
[1800 - Thomas Jefferson wins U.S. presidential election]
64D. Michael Woods born 1746 in Albemarle, Virginia, died before 3 July 1809, married about 1766 to Hannah Wallace.
64Db. Hannah Woods born 20 January 1768, died 11 September 1834, married James Hutton.
64Dc. James Woods born 1770 married Mary Hutton.
64Dd. Polly Woods married (1) Sam Logan, then (2) David Chei-s.
64De. John Woods born 1777, died 13 May 1845, married in 1812 to Mary (Polly) Thomas born 1794, died after 1822,
John Woods then married Susan March.
64Dg. Andrew Washington Woods born 20 March 1787, died 1834, married Margaret Neal.
64Dg. Adam Woods died about 1823, married Nancy Hancock,
Adam Woods then married Margaret Comer.
64Dh. Anderson Woods married Margaret ________.
64Di. Susannah Woods.
64Dj. Betsy Woods married Talton Taylor, James Moberly, JohnWallace.
64E. Andrew Woods born about 1747 in Albemarle County, Virginia, died 1815 in Tennessee, married first Hannah Reid, married second on 30 January 1818 to Dorcus Henderson. No issue. Andrew was a Baptist Minister.
64F. Archibald Woods born 29 January 1749 in Albemarle County, Virginia, died 17 December 1830 in Madison County Kentucky, married 13 August 1775 in Albemarle County, Virginia first to Mourning Shelton,
[1776 - Virginia Convention instructs its delegates to Congress to propose independence]
64Fb. William Woods born 22 March 1776, died 8 July 1840, married 13 January 1802 to Mary Harris, had eleven children.
64Fc. Susannah Woods born 11 June 1778, died 2 October 1851, married 23 February 1796 to William Goodloe, had 13 children.
64Fd. Mary Woods born 31 July 1780, 23 July 1822, married 25 June 1795 to Barbee Collins.
64Fe. Sarah Woods born 31 January 1783, died 24 April 1785.
64Ff. Archibald Woods born 19 February 1785, married 10 October 1810, to Elizabeth Shackleford, had one daughter, Martha who married James M. Estill grandson of Captain James Estill. Martha and James had six children.
64Fg. Anna Woods born 27 January 1787, married Thomas H. Milleron 29 July 1806.
64Fh. Thomas Woods born 5 May 1789, died 29 October 1806.
64Fi. Ann Woods died 15 May 1791.
64Fj. Mourning Woods born 2 April 1792, died 7 September 1817,married 18 January 1810 to Garland Miller.
Archibald Woods married second to Dorcas Henderson.
64G. Susan Woods.
64H. John Woods born about 1751 in Albemarle County, Virginia, died 9 April 1815 in Franklin County, Tennessee, married 30 April 1778 in Greenbrier County, Virginia to Abigail Estell born 22 November 1762, died 19 August 1840, daughter of Mary Ann Estell. John's will names these children:
[1804 - Alexander Hamilton, killed in duel with Aaron Burr]
64Hb. Susannah Woods born 1784, married Jarvis Milam on 30 April 1801 in Madison County, Kentucky.
64Hc. James Woods born 1786, died 1847, married Elizabeth Embrey.
64Hd. Sally (Sary) Woods born 1788, died before 1814, married William Evans.
64He. Rebecca Woods born 1791, died 1824, married William Hazelridge.
64I. Hannah Woods born about 1755, married Captain William Kavanaugh.
64J. Elizabeth Woods born about 1758, married first in 1773 to Philemon Kavanaugh son of Charles Frederic Kavanaugh & Ann Coleman.
Elizabeth Woods married second to Thomas Shelton.
[1776 - Virginia publishes its Bill of Rights]
64K. Sarah Woods born about 1761, died in 1851, married 3 December 1777 in Botetourt County, Virginia, to Nocholas Shirkey.
64L. Peter Woods born 20 March 1762 in Greenbriar, Virginia, died 25 March 1825 in Copper County, Missouri, married 25 April 1782 in Greenbriar County, Virginia to Jael Kavanaugh born 28 March 1765 in Culpeper County, Virginia, died 26 September 1765 in Cooper County, Missouri, daughter of Charles Frederic Kavanaugh & Ann Coleman. Peter was a Pioneer Baptist Preacher.
Reprinted by THE TIPTON TIMES, Tipton, Missouri, on 29 June 1923
"Jael (Kavanaugh) Woods died 23 September 1848.
... Died at Frances Smith's in Cooper County, near Palestine, on Saturday morning, 23 September 1848, at 7:00, of a chronic disease, something like consumption. Mrs. Jael (Kavanaugh) Woods, the consort of the late Rev. Peter Woods who died in 1825. She was the mother of 16 children and according to her own calculation, as made out in November 1845, she was the grandmother of 104 children, and the great grandmother of 91 children..."
Children born in Cooper County, Missouri:
64La3. Jael K (Katherine or Kavanaugh) Woods born about 1817 in Franklin County, Tennessee, married 29 November 1832 in Missouri to Joseph Jefferson Stephens
64La4. Mary Ann Woods born about 1820, died about 1890, married 27 May 1834 in Missouri to Mark Cole born about 1803, died about 1883 in Osceola, Missouri.
[1836 - Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and politician, killed at the Alamo (born 1786)]
64La5. Sarah Davidson Woods born about 1822, married 11 March 1841 in Missouri to Amos Ashcroft.
64La6. Goolsby (Gouldsby) Woods born 1825 in Kelly Township, Missouri, died 16 August 1897, married 16 December 1860 in Sonoma, California to Leah Isabel (Belshe) Morris -a widow.
64La7. Elizabeth Woods died young.
64La8. William B. (or Peter) Woods born 1833 in Kelly Township, Missouri, married Lucinda Baxter.
64La9. Charles Woods died young.
64La10. Rona (or Rowena) D. Woods born 1835 in Kelly Township, Missouri, married 3 October 1883 in Missouri to Elias Patrick.
64La11. Thomas Collins D. Woods born 9 July 1840 in Cooper County, Missouri, died 22 November 1883 in Missouri, never married.
[1812 - U.S. declares war on Britian]
64Lb. Abigail Woods born 4 April 1793 in Madison County, Kentucky, married 23 September 1813 to James Field Moore.
64Lc. Frances Woods born 12 May 1795, married Thomas Colins, also married James Smith..
64Ld. Green Woods born 12 April 1801 in Madison County, Kentucky, died about 1843, married 20 June 1822 to Mary Estes born 19 November 1798 in Madison County, Kentucky.
64Le. Elizabeth Woods born about 1803 in Madison County, Kentucky, married 13 January 1825 to David Huges.
64Lf. Archibald Woods born about 1805 in Madison County, Kentucky.
64Lg. Mary (Polly) Woods born about 1806, married 10 May 1821 to Joshua Dallas.(Joshua also married to Nancy Dykie Keeton)
Children born in Cooper County, Missouri;
64Lg2. Jael Kavanaugh Dallas born 6 December 1823, died 29 October 1860, married on 17 January 1841 to Benjamine T. Morris.
64Lg3. Nancy Keith Dallas born 26 August 1825, died 3 July 1889, married 14 April 1842 to Snodent T. Morris.
64Lg4. Frances Dallas born 6 May 1827, died before 1840.
64Lg5. Charles Woods Dallas born 6 May 1829.
64Lg6. Susan Frances Dallas born 12 September 1830, married about 1846 to John Hammond Morris III.
64Lg7. Evaline Moore Dallas born 28 February 1832, married (1) Shadrack Tevis (2) Park Nelson.
64Lg8. Green Woods Dallas born 13 February 1834.
64Lg9. Sarah Ann Dallas born 13 December 1836, died 20 February 1930, married (1) Isaac Coperhaver on 5 August 1851, (2) John Budd.
Children born in Roscoe, St. Clair County, Missouri:
64Lg11. Margaret Dallas born 2 August 1840, married ________Moore.
64Lg12. Mary Jane Dallas born 28 April 1842, died 24 July 1923, married (1) 18 July 1867 to William Ritchie, (2) John Frazier.
64Lg13. Malissa Katherine Dallas born 12 March 1844, died 3 June 1918, married (1) on February 1867 to John Madaus (2) Patrick Toner (3) Samuel C. Gorrell.
64Lg14. Peter Woods Dallas born 14 February 1846, died 24 August 1918, married Nancy Catherine Cole.
64Lg15. Amanda Crews Dallas born 19 February 1847, married (1) ______ Testers (2) Samuel Keeton.
64Lg16. Joshua B. Dallas born in 1849.
64Lg17. Julia Dallas married _________ Morris.
64Lh. William Kavanaugh Woods born in August 1807 at Madison County, Kentucky, married 10 October 1828 to Sally McGuyer.
64Li. Sarah Ann Woods.
64Lj. Andrew Woods.
64Lk. Susannah Woods born in Madison County, Kentucky, married 2 October 1807 to John Briscoe.
64Ll. Peter Woods married Sarah Davidson.
64Lm. John Woods born about 1815 in Franklin County, Tennessee.
[1743- Thomas Jefferson - third U.S. President]
128. Michael Woods born about 1684 in Dunshauglin Castle, Meath County, Ireland, died 1762 in Albemarle County, Virginia, married about 1700 in Ireland.
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."
129. Mary Campbell born about 1690 in Argylshire, Scotland, died about 1765 in Albemarle County, Virginia.
From a book "Pioneer Strength, etc" page 32. "She was
descended from a Scottish family of many tribes septs. She was a descendant
of the House of the Duke of Argyle. Her father was
Sir James Campbell, 5th Baronet of
Archinbreck. Her mother was
Lady Susan Campbell of Cawder,
second wife of Sir James.
[1781 - American Revolution: British defeated at Cowpens, North
128B. Archibald Woods born 11 May 1706 in Meath County, Ireland, died 11 December 1784 in Roanoke County, Virginia, married Isabella Goss in 1734.
Michael Woods married second on 24 December 1767 to Margaret Trimble born 27 August 1740.
Michael Woods married third to Agnes Shields Gilliland.
128Bb. John Woods died 3 September 1792 in Charlestown.
128Bc. Margaret Woods christened 16 December 1740, died 3 September 1792.
128Bd. Sarah Woods born about 1742, died 1794 married Willis Breazeale
128Be. William Woods born 1744, died 20 February 1804 married Susannah Catherine Macklin.
128Bf. Isabella Woods born 1746, died 1830 married Major John Cozby.
128Bg. Susannah Woods born 1747 married John Trimble.
128Bh. Hannah Woods born 1750, died 1819 married James Cowan.
128Bi. James Woods.
[1809 - James Madison becomes fourth president of the United States]
128C. Magdalen Woods born in 1706 in Ireland, died 1810 in Virginia, married first 14 December 1734 to John McDowell, son of Ephraim McDowell.
128Cb. James McDowell born about 1739 in Virginia, died 1771 in Virginia, married Elizabeth Cloyd.
128Cc. Sarah Martha McDowell christened 16 October 1741, married George Moffett, had eleven children, no further information.
Magdalen Woods married second Benjamin Borden, Jr.
128Ce. Hannah Borden born 1753, died 1753.
Magdalen Woods married third to John Boyer. Magdalen lived to about 103 years of age.
[1777 - Stars and Stripes adopted as continental Congress flag]
128D. Michael Woods born 1708 in Ireland, died 11 March 1777 in Boutitourt County, Virginia, married Ann Lambert.
128Db. Susannah Woods born about 1736 in Abemarle County, Virginia married John Cowan.
128Dc. Samuel Woods born about 1738, christened 16 December 1740, died 3 February 1826, married Margaret _______, had one son.
128Dd. Elizabeth Woods married D. Shepard.
128De. William (Baptist Billy) Woods died 1819 in Livingston County, Kentucky, married Joanna Shepherd.
[1814 - British Forces burn Washington D.C.]
128E. Hannah Woods born 1710 in Ireland, married her first cousin William Wallace on 20 March 1732. (For downline information see Wallace family.)
128F. John Woods born 19 February 1712 in Ireland, died 14 October 1791 in Albermarle County, Virginia, married Susannah Anderson.
128Fa10. Mary Rice Woods born 24 September 1795 in Albermarle County, Virginia, died 31 August 1876, married on 1 December 1814 in Garrard County, Kentucky to Overton Harris, had seven children, no further information.
128Fa11. Elizabeth Woods born 7 June 1798.
128Fa12. Frances Woods born 26 April 1800, died 11 February 1836, married 14 October 1817 to William Slavin, had seven children, no further information.
128Fa13. Nathanial Woods born 25 August 1803.
128G. Richard Woods born 1715 in Ireland, died 1779 in Boutitourt County, Virginia, married first Margaret Woods, married second to Elizabeth A. Stuart, daughter of David Stuart. Also married Jennie________.
(Book by Patsy Woods Young & Melba Woods Rugg lists these children: Elizabeth, William, George, Richard Jr., some other sources also list these children: Samuel and Benjamine.)
128H. Margaret Woods born 1714 born in Ireland, died before 1761, married her first cousin Andrew Wallace in October 1735. (See downline information under Andrew Wallace).
128I. Martha Woods born 1720 in Albemarle County, Virginia, died 1790, married her first cousin Peter Wallace, Jr about 1739. (See Wallace family for downline information)
128J. Andrew Woods born 1722, died 1781 or 1783 in Boutitourt County, Virginia, married Martha Poage. daughter of Robert Poage of Augusta, Georgia.
[1818 - Border between Canada and U.S. agreed upon (49th parallel)]
[1732 - George Washington born 22 February - died 1799]
130. Peter Wallace born about 1680 in Scotland, died about 1723 in Ireland, married 1704.
131. Elizabeth Woods born about 1681 in Ireland, died about 1745 in Virginia.
130Ad. William Wallace born 4 January 1740, married Mary Pilson.
130Ae. Sarah Wallace born 30 January 1743, married William Wallace (Beaver Creek) Woods, are first cousins. He being the son of William Woods & Suzannah Wallace.
130Af. Hannah Wallace born 13 December 1745, married Michael Woods.
130Ag. Josiah Wallace born 19 September 1749, married Hannah or Susannah Wallace.
130B. Suzannah Wallace born about 1708 in Scotland, died about 1797 in Albemarle County, Virginia, married William Woods about 1732 in Pennsylvania, are first cousins.
130C. Samuel Wallace born about 1708, died 1800, married to Esther Baker.
130Cb. Elizabeth Wallace born 1745, died 11 January 1814, married Henry Pawling.
130Cc. Andrew Wallace born 25 September 1749, died 2 September 1829, married Catherine Parks.
130Cd. Samuel Wallace born 1751.
130D. Andrew Wallace born about 1711, married October 1735 to Margaret Woods born about 1714 in Ireland, died before 1761. Andrew & Margaret built a home near Woodville. This home is called Springhill.
130Fb. Andrew Wallace died 1781 in the battle at Guilford Court House.
130Fc. James Hugh Wallace died 1776 in Philadelphia of smallpox.
130Fd. Samuel Wallace married Esther Baker.
130Fe. Malcom Wallace.
130Ff. John Wallace.
130Fg. Elizabeth Wallace.
130Fh. Susannah Wallace.
130Fi. Janet Wallace.
132. Philemon Kavanaugh whose father was Morach Kavanaugh, Sir.
[1683- Spain declares war on France]
256. John Woods, Sir, born about 1654 in Meath County, Ireland, married 1681 in Meath County Ireland. From book "Pioneer Strength, etc." page 26.
"The brothers and sister were children of John Woods and Elizabeth Worsop who were married in 1681. John was the son of an English trooper who came to Ireland during the Cromwellian army invasion in 1649. Elizabeth is directly descended from families of highest recognition in England. The Woods and Worsop families were of pure English stock. The family of John Woods was likely to have been the only one in Ireland of Protestant faith. It is probable that John Woods and his wife died before their children set sail for America."
[1685 - John Bunyan: "The Pilgrim's Progress, part
257. Elizabeth Worsop
born 15 November 1656 in Meath County, Ireland.
256F. Adam Woods.
[1649-Cromwell invades Ireland, sacking Drogheda and Wexford]
512. John Woods I.
513. Esabella Bruce.