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From: Bill Dalton <>
Subject: [MDCECIL] The Wood family history
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 17:59:15 -0800


OK. That first one seemed to go OK. So, now for the biggie. Here is the
family history that I have found on the internet and one of the CD's
that I have. The part about William Wood is not sure but I included it
here as it is possible.

Bill


William Wood Family




First Generation




1. William1 Wood1 was born in St Nicholas, Nottingham,
England 1624. The place of birth is variously St Nicholas,
Nottingham, [county], England; Nottingham, [parish], [county],
England; Gloucestershire, [parish], [county], England; [city],
[parish], [county], England. William died Dec. 2, 1685 in
Darby, Chester, Pennsylvania, at age 61. the dates of death
have been given 2 Dec 1685; 2 Nov 1685; 6 Jan 1687; Nov 1685;
1685; 1687 while the place of death is listed as Darby,
Chester, PA; [city], Chester, PA, USA

He married Susannah Markel Aug. 18, 1665 in Nottingham,
England. Susannah was born pre 1650 England. (Additional
notes for Susannah Markel2) Susannah died Sep. 4, 1689 in
Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania, at age 39. One family
tree has her born in England, 1625. She should have been
living in Pennsylvania in 1666. of Darby, Chester County,
Pennsylvania, per Wood Family of Woodsboro.

William Wood and Susannah Markel had the following
children:

+ 2 i. Joseph2 Wood Jr. was born 1666.
3 ii. John Wood3 was born in St. Nicholas, Nottingham,
England Apr. 4, 1669.
4 iii. Susannah Wood4 was born in St. Nicholas,
Nottingham, England Oct. 13, 1671. Susannah died
Jan. 26, 1687 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, at
age 15.
5 iv. Stephen Wood5 was born in St. Nicholas,
Nottingham, England Dec. 14, 1673. Stephen died
Jan. 21, 1687 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, at
age 13.
6 v. Jonathon Wood6 was born in St. Mary's,
Nottingham, England May 5, 1676.


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7 vi. Benjamin Wood7 was born in Nottingham, England
Feb. 19, 1678.










Second Generation




2. Joseph2 Wood Jr. (William1)8 was born in Frederick
County, Maryland 1666. Birth dates are listed as 1666; 24 Aug
1666; 30 Dec 1665 while places of birth are Frederick, MD;
Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.

Familysearch.org lists his birth information as: Aug. 24, 1660
in Nottingham, England and his death as before Dec. 12, 1721.
Joseph died 1721 in New Castle, Deleware, at age 55. Dates of
death are variously 1721; 12 Dec 1721; 21 Dec 1721; Dec 1721;
26 Dec 1721; 12 Nov 1721; 1723, while the places of death are
given as, New Castle, DE; Cecil, MD; Cecil, Md Ornew Castle,
DE; Emanuel Church, New Castle, DE; Emmanuel Church, New
Castle, DE; New Castle, DE.

There is a 1721 will but the names don't seem to match wife
and son.

He married Francina Herman 1684 in Cecil County, Maryland.
In the marriage record, the father is listed as a John Wood,
not William Wood and Susannah Stubbins.

There is also a marriage record under U.S. and International
Marriage Records, 1560-1900 found on Ancestry.com that states
that John Wood was born in England, that she was born in 1622.
But, the citation seems to be from a pedigree chart.

Francina was born Mar. 21, 1661 in Cecil County, Maryland.
I have also found her birth information as Mar. 12, 1662 per
the Wood Families of Woodsboro. Francina9 was the daughter of
Augustine Herman and Janetje Varleth.

Francina died Jun. 11, 1749 in New Castle, Deleware, at age
88. She was apparently also known as Frances. She inherited


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Francina Tract of Bohemia Manor, Cecil County.

From Miloslav Rechcigl "Francina Herman (1662 - ?). It is
believed that she left for Holland before 1679 but soon
returned to America, She joined the Dutch Church in New York
and was subsequently married to Joseph Wood.

Unfortunately there is no single document in existence which
would provide explicit information about their children.
Nevertheless, based on indirect evidence from the last wills
and land transactions of the descendants, it could be surmised
that the Woods had six children, namely, Joseph, Robert,
Jennie (who married Thomas Clark), Susannah (who married
Ebenezer Empson), Letitia. (who married Samuel Lowman) and
Rebecca Wood. As shows in the Genealogical Tree, there is no
information on Rebecca Wood and hardly any information exists
on the descendants of Joseph Wood, Susannah Wood and Letitia
Wood. This should be a fertile ground for more research. Most
of the genealogical research has focused on the descendants of
Robert Wood (particularly the Judge Joseph Wood's line) and
the Bouldin line of the Thomas Clark's descendants."

There is a deed which is found in Early Families of Southern
Maryland, Vol 3, Whitten, page 313: "2 Apr 1768 - Henry Van
Bebber of New Castle Co., PA (now DE) and Hester his wife to
to Benjamin Whittam for L.350 {350 pounds sterling my note};
house on north side of Back Creek; part of a tract called
Francina being a part of a larger tract Three Bohemian Sisters
as was formerly willed by Augustine Herman to his daughter
Francina. Wit. William Rumsey, Andrew Pierce. (Cecil Co.
Land Records 11.187)"

In Wood Families of Woodsboro, there are more children listed:
William, Joseph, leader in Cecil and Frederick Counties,
Rebecca, Francina, Elizabeth. Pennsylvania Magazine of History
and Biography, v. 70, 15, discloses a Joseph Wood of England
in 1560; it shows in v. 26, 46 a Joseph Wood of Darby,
Pennsylvania having land on the Schulkyll River about 1686.
The same journal in v. 26, 348 records a Joseph Wood who
testified that he knew about Wiliam Penn's treath with the
Indians in 1686.

A lineage from William Wood, immigrant, was given by Harry W.
Newman in the book To Maryland From Overseas. The Joseph Wood
who married Francina Herman was said to have been a son of
William Wood of Darby, Chester County, Pennsylvania, who in
England had purchased 500 acres from William Penn. William
Wood died c1687 and his wife Susanna c1689. Their children
were Joseph, John, Jonathan and Susanna, according to page
103, Passengers and Ships prior to 1684, Walter L. Sheppard,


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Jr., Editor (Genealogycal Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1970).
They lived near the Delaware River, between Darby Creek and
Mill Creek. Deeds in Liber A-108 in CHester County show that
descendants setteled in Cecil County, Maryland. The lineage by
Newman is compatible with that in a Bographical Dictionary of
the Maryland Legislature, V. II, edited by E. C. Papenfuse, et
al, Johns Hopkins Press, except for the date of death, 1738
instead of 1721.

The names given are variously Joseph Wood; Joseph Woods;
Joseph Colonel Wood; Colonel Joseph Wood; Joseph Wood Woods;
Joseph Wood Esquire.

Joseph Wood's father apparently came with William Penn and the
other English who replaced the earlier Swedish and Dutch
governments, which had governed in the Delaware Valley. In
the court records of Chester County, Pennsylvania there is
record that a Joseph Wood sued an earlier well-known Swedish
settler, Peter Yocum, over an unpaid debt.

According to data in the genealogy put up on Ancestry.com by
Anne E. Stohr, Joseph Wood was, in 1753, a judge on the Court
of Appeals of Frederick County. He also lent 8,000 Pounds in
Silver to the Continental Congress. His will was probated
Dec. 21, 1771.

Some that I have seen have Joseph Wood born in England.

Joseph Wood Jr. and Francina Herman had the following
children:

8 i. Susannah3 Wood10. Susannah died 1727 at age
unknown. She married Ebenezer Empson.
(Additional notes for Ebenezer Empson11)
Ebenezer died 1726 at age unknown.
9 ii. Rebecca Wood12.
+ 10 iii. Joseph Wood was born 1685.
+ 11 iv. Robert Wood was born 1686.
+ 12 v. Jennie Wood was born 1693.
+ 13 vi. Letitia Wood was born 1698.












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Third Generation




10. Joseph3 Wood (Joseph2, William1)13 was born 1685.
Joseph died 1738 in Cecil County, Maryland, at age 53.

He married Martha ?. (Additional notes for Martha ?14)
Martha died after 1745 at age unknown. She was a Quaker.
Francina's son, Joseph Wood II, was named as a gentleman and
planter in 1725 and he served in the Lower House of
Representatives representing Cecil County 1732-37. His
estate included 1,266 acres in Cecil County, ten slaves, over
586 pounds current money and books.

A Joseph Wood was active in early Maryland politics. In 1733
along with Mrs. Ephraim A. Herman and Col. John Ward, he
introduced a bill in the Assembly to raise money for a new
Episcopal Chapel on Bohemia Manor.

Joseph Wood and Martha ? had the following children:

14 i. William4 Wood15.
15 ii. Joseph Wood 3d16. He married Catherine ?.
(Additional notes for Catherine ?17)
16 iii. Francina Wood18.
17 iv. Elizabeth Wood19.

11. Robert3 Wood (Joseph2, William1)20 was born in Bohemia
Manor, Cecil County, Maryland 1686. Birth years have been
given as 1684 and 87. Robert died Aug. 21, 1721 in Elkton,
Cecil County, Maryland, at age 35. This death date of Aug. 21
cannot be correct as his will is apparently entered into
probate Aug. 18th.

His will: Wood, Robert,Cecil Co.,13th July, 1721; 18th Aug.,
1721. To dau. Sarah Ellrode, personalty. To son Joseph and
hrs., dwelling plantation —–, with half the land at age of 21;
shd. he die during minority or without issue, to pass to son
John and hrs., he or they paying to son Nicholas £10 at age of
21. To son Robert and hrs., residue of afsd. tract at age of
21; shd. he die during minority or without issue and son
Joseph live, his portion to go to son John and hrs., son
Joseph afsd. to pay to sons John and Nicholas £5 each at age
of 21; shd. both sons Robert and Joseph die during minority or
without issue, their portions to be divided bet. sons John and
Nicholas. To all children (dau. Sarah afsd, and dau. Margaret
Alhnan included), personal estate, equally, at age. To wife
Catherine, extx., 1/3 dwell. plan. afsd. during life and legal


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share of personal estate. Test: John Chick, Charles Rumsey,
William Rumsey. 16, 466. MARYLAND CALENDAR OF WILLS: Volume 5


He married three times. He married an unknown person. My
guess is that Catherine Rumsey was a second wife. Clearly so
from the marriage data. The Ancestry.com source lists the
marriage as taking place 1708 in Cecil County, Maryland. That
was before her birth. A first wife? There is a listing for a
Catherine ? who was born in 1669 and died in 1714. But, that
leaves the births of a few of the children after the death of
this woman.

According to the genealogy put up on Ancestry.com by a Anne E.
Stohr, the first wife was Catherine Julian, parents Stephan
Julian and Catharine Biggs. No date of marrige, birth, death
are given.

Ancestry.com on the Family Data Collection - Marriages has a
Catherine Julian marrying a Robert Wood, Sep. 11, 1747. Cecil
County, Maryland. Thus, she would be a second wife, but
actually too late. However, this is the marriage date of his
son, Joseph Wood, and Catherine Julion/Julien.

Ancestry.com on the Family Data Collection - Individual
Records has: Name: Robert Wood Spouse: Catherine Wood Parents:
Joseph Wood , Francina Herman Birth Place: Cecil County,
Manor, MD Birth Date: 1687 Marriage Place: Cecil, County, MD
Marriage Date: 1708 Death Place: Probated Elkton, Cecil
County, MD Death Date: Jul 1721


He married Catherine Rumsey date unknown. Catherine was
born Feb. 17, 1679 in Cecil County, Maryland. Catherine21 was
the daughter of Charles Rumsey and Catherine Vail?. Catherine
died 1782 at age 103. Jean Rumsey cited a deposition that
Catherine Wood gave, dated Feb. 4, 1724. "Deposition of
Catherine Wood of Cecil County, widow, aged 45 years or
thereabouts, deposeth that about 29 or 30 years ago she wasa
living with her father Charles Rumsey who at that time was
settling a plantation opposite to Bohemia Landing, and before
he the deponents father had conveniency of putting up an Oven,
she the deponent, was sent by her father to Thomas Brownings
to bake bread." From the date and age given at the time of
the deposition, she would have been born about 1679.

There is an apparent will for her husband in which two of the
testators are named Rumsey.

There is also a William Riley Wood listed as a child of


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Catherine Rumsey, BUT the birth date information is May 1839
in Ohio. A grandson?

OR, the surname may not be Rumsey.

The IGI has a Catherine Rumsey, born in Maryland about 1690
and she died about 1782. However, there is no source
information shown other than submitted by a church member. A
very similiar record found on the IGI has her married to a
Robert Wood, about 1708, in Cecil County, Maryland. Her death
is given as after 1713.

He married Catherine Ramsey 1708 in Cecil County, Maryland.
This is the marriage of him and Catherine Rumsey according to
Ancestry.com. (Additional notes for Catherine Ramsey22)

Catherine died abt 1782 at age unknown. Or, is her surname
Rumsey? His last name has also been given as Woods.

In ancestry.com there is this family collection data: Robert
Wood Spouse: Catherine Wood Parents: Joseph Wood ,
Francina Herman Birth Place: Cecil County, Manor, MD Birth
Date: 1687 Marriage Place: Cecil, County, MD Marriage Date:
1708 Death Place: Probated Elkton, Cecil County, MD Death
Date: July 1721

The source is not listed with the citation.

There is a record of a son, John Wood, born 1708, Cecil
County. Father Robert Wood and mother Catherine Wood. What
might be going on here?

Maryland State Archives, Maryland Indexes (Chancery Papers,
Index) 1813 MSA S 1432: CHANCERY COURT (Chancery Papers)
1813/08/02 5648: John Wood, Robert Wood, and John Scrivenor
vs. Rezin Estep, Thomas Hodges, and Eliza Hodges. AA. Contract
to purchase Carter Bennett. Recorded (Chancery Record) 111, p.
251. Accession No: 17,898-5648-1/3. MSA S512-5760 1/37/2/




Robert Wood and Catherine Rumsey had the following
children:

18 i. Sarah4 Wood23 was born in Monocacy, Frederick
County, Maryland 1700. Sarah died 1743 at age
43. She married Jerimah Elrode by Aug. 1721.
(Additional notes for Jerimah Elrode24) Jerimah
died Mar. 1743 in Frederick County, Maryland, at


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age unknown. His body was interred Mar. 27, 1743
in All Saints' Parish, Frederick County,
Maryland.
19 ii. Margaret Wood25 was born 1708. She married
Abraham Allman by Aug. 1721. (Additional notes
for Abraham Allman26)
+ 20 iii. Joseph Wood was born Nov. 29, 1710.
21 iv. John Wood27 was born in Cecil County, Maryland
Mar. 11, 1713. He married Frances Flinton Dec.
20, 1737 in St. Stephen's Parish, Cecil County,
Maryland. (Additional notes for Frances
Flinton28)
22 v. Catherine Wood29 was born in St Stephens, Cecil
County, Maryland Mar. 11, 1715. She is not
listed in the will of her father. Is she dead by
Aug. 18, 1721?
23 vi. Nicholas Wood30 was born in Cecil County,
Maryland Aug. 31, 1715. Nicholas died 1775 at
age 59. He is listed as a minor in the will of
his father in 1721.
24 vii. Robert Wood31 was born Aug. 12, 1736. He is
listed among the children of Robert Wood in his
will dated Jul. 13, 1721 and probated on Aug. 18,
1721. However, he is not listed with the family
in the Ancestry.com source.

12. Jennie3 Wood (Joseph2, William1)32 was born 1693.

She married Thomas Clark 1710. (Additional notes for
Thomas Clark33)

Jennie Wood and Thomas Clark had the following children:

25 i. Francina4 Clark34. She married Richard Town
1730. (Additional notes for Richard Town35)
26 ii. Hannah Clark36 was born 1711. She married Henry
Childs 1732. (Additional notes for Henry
Childs37)
27 iii. Ann "Nancy" Clark38 was born 1715. Ann died 1780
at age 65. She married Thomas Bouldin. Thomas
was born 1706. (Additional notes for Thomas
Bouldin39) Thomas died 1783 at age 77.

13. Letitia3 Wood (Joseph2, William1)40 was born 1698.
Letitia died 1733 at age 35.

She married Samuel Lowman 1716. (Additional notes for
Samuel Lowman41)

Letitia Wood and Samuel Lowman had the following children:


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28 i. William4 Lowman42 was born 1715.
29 ii. Jonathan Lowman43 was born 1719. Jonathan died
1723 at age 4.
30 iii. Mary Lowman44 was born 1720.
31 iv. Rebecca Lowman45 was born 1722.
32 v. Susannah Lowman46 was born 1724.










Fourth Generation




20. Joseph4 Wood (Robert3, Joseph2, William1)47 was born
Nov. 29, 1710. The birth year is also listed as 1705. Place
is given as St Marys, Frederick, MD, USA; and [city], Cecil,
MD, USA. Joseph died Dec. 21, 1771 in New Castle, Deleware, at
age 61. Dates of death are variously Oct 1825; 1782; 1783.
The Oct. 1825 is improbable. Places of death were St Marys,
Frederick, MD, USA; [city], Frederick, MD, USA; Belmont,
[county], OH, USA.

I have used the date of the will probation for the date of
death. But, there is a record of him and his wife Catherine
having a son buried in 1775. In that record he is listed with
both his parents and several siblings. Were the names of the
parents listed as some sort of convention or did it indicate
that they were alive??

Find will of his dated probated 1722. His body was interred
date unknown in Rocky Hill Church.

He married twice. He married Sarah Hodgson Jan. 17, 1734/5
in All Saint's Parish, Frederick County, Maryland. There are
three women who were supposedly married to Joseph Wood
according to the Ancestry.com source. They were: Sarah
Herman, died Jul. 11, 1747 in Frederick, Maryland. She was
married to Joseph Wood, Jan. 1735. Listed as a child under
her is Robert Wood, b. Aug. 12, 1736. Second is Sarah
Hodgson. She was married to Jospeh Wood on Jan. 17, 1734 in
Cecil County, Maryland. All of the children in the family are
listed under her, including Robert, cited under Sarah Herman.


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Hodgson is listed as having died on the same date as Sarah
Herman but in Cecil County. Third is Catherine Julian, b.
1722 in Bohemia Manor, Cecil, Maryland, d. 1782 in [city],
Frederick, Maryland. She was married 11 Sep 1747 in Bohemia
Manor, Cecil, Maryland. Under her are listed 7 of the 10
children. This is from One Family Tree so is not trustworthy.
However, I have found the marriage of him to Sarah Hodgson, in
Cecil County, Maryland in Family Data Collection - Marriages.
There is also a marriage to a Catherine Curry, May 29, 1756,
in New Castle, Deleware found in Delaware Marriages, 1645-
1899. There is indeed a marriage of a Joseph Wood to a
Catherine Julien, Sep. 11, 1747, in Cecil County, Maryland,
found in Family Data Collection - Marriages.

Are Sarah Hodges and Sarah Herman the same person? Is
Catherine Julian a second wife? That Julian is a second wife
is very possible in that Herman died Jul, 1747 and Julian
married Sep. 1747.

Where have I seen the name Bohemia Manor before?? Answer: it
was the birth place of the father of Jospeh Wood.

In one of the records of the marrige of Joseph Wood and Sarah
Hodgson, he is refered to as Joseph Jr. This would indicate
that his father was a Joseph and not a Robert.

Sarah was born Feb. 13, 1708 in Chester, Pennsylvania. The
birth year has also been given as 1707. Sarah48 was the
daughter of Robert Hodgson and Sarah Borden.

Sarah died Jul. 11, 1747 in Cecil, Maryland, at age 39.
Her body was interred Jul. 11, 1747 in All Saint's Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland.49 The ancestry.com source lists a
Sarah Herrman as another spouse. She had the same death date
as Sarah Hodgson. This Sarah Herrman has only one child
listed, Robert Wood, who has the same birth date and place of
the Robert Wood born to Sarah Hodgson. Same person?

He married Catherine Hedges Sep. 11, 1747 in All Saints'
Parish, Frederick County, Maryland. (Additional notes for
Catherine Hedges50) She married Jacob Julien Feb. 2, 1743/4
in All Saints' Parish, Frederick County, Maryland. Catherine
died 1794 at age unknown. That is the date of the probate of
her will. There is a reocrd of a marriage of a Joseph Wood and
a Catherine Julien, Sep. 11, 1747. That would be about two
months after the death of Sarah. In another source the
surname is Julion and is probably a typo. She is the widow of
Jacob Julien - find that marriage and get the surname and her
parents names. Right now only known as Joseph and Catherine.



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His name is also given as Joseph Walker Wood.

There is a possible three wives; Catherine, 1669-1714 who was
married to a Robert Wood; Catherine Rumsey, b. 1822 in [city],
Cecil, MD, USA d. 30 May 1862 in Cornwall, [country] married
to a Benjamin Wood; Martha England b. 1693 in [city],
[county], MD, USA d. 1744 in [city], Cecil, MD, USA, married
to a Joseph Woods. Which is it? All found on Ancestry.com,
OneWorldTree. All of this might be in the wrong place here.

There is a marriage between a Joseph Wood and Cathrine Curry,
May 29, 1756, Old Swed's Church, page 230 of A
Collection...... and there is a marriage of a Joseph Wood to a
Rachel Harris and also a James Harris to a Rachel Wood, Jun.
23, 1756, Old Swedes Church. Apparently a double wedding and
Rachel and James were siblings as would Joseph and Rachel,
page 232 of A Collection.....

There is a marriage between a Thomas Wood, son of Joseph and
Catherine Wood, 8th day, 11 mo., 1797 to Elizabeth Gray,
daughter of Joseph and Ann. The code for the church is 11 SF-
246.

In Wood Families of Woodsboro: "To Monocacy Manor by 1741;
leader in founding Frederick Co. Judge 1752-61. Vestryman
and recorder of All Saints Episcopal Parish; French and Indian
War; buried at Rocky Hill Church, northeast of Woodsboro."

His Revolutinary War record states: "Wood, Joseph. Associator
in December, 1775 [Ref: E-174]. Juror to the Oath of
Allegiance in 1778 [Ref: C-30]. One "Joseph Wood arrived in
the Linganore area, coming westward by the Annapolis Road
before 1748...and served on the Grand Jury of Frederick County
in 1750." [Ref: O-43]. Joseph Wood died testate in 1782,
leaving his wife Catherine and children Joseph Wood Jr., Sarah
Wickham, Mary Hedges, Catherine Reyonolds, Rachel Bernhart,
Rebecca Bentley, Ruth Bentley, Robert Wood, Abraham Wood, and
John Wood [Ref: 6:30]"

Joseph Wood and Sarah Hodgson had the following children:

+ 33 i. Robert5 Wood was born Aug. 12, 1736.
+ 34 ii. Sarah Wood was born Jan. 10, 1738/9.
+ 35 iii. Joseph Wood Jr. was born Sep. 17, 1743.
+ 36 iv. Mary Green Wood was born Aug. 7, 1746.

Joseph Wood and Catherine Hedges had the following
children:

+ 37 v. Catherine Wood was born Apr. 9, 1749.


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38 vi. Elizabeth Wood51 was born in Frederick County,
Maryland Feb. 5, 1750/1. Elizabeth died bef 1782
at age unknown. She married Thomas Wilson Aug.
6, 1769 in All Saint's Protestant Episcop,
Frederick County, Maryland. (Additional notes
for Thomas Wilson52) In the marriage record he
is listed as "of William".
39 vii. Abraham Wood53 was born in Frederick County,
Maryland Feb. 7, 1753. Abraham died after 1782
at age unknown.
40 viii. John Wood54 was born in Frederick County,
Maryland Nov. 29, 1754. John died Nov. 27, 1832
in Wabash County, Illinois, at age 77. He
married twice. He married Rachel Bratton.
(Additional notes for Rachel Bratton55) He
married Martha Ogle Dec. 4, 1781 in Frederick
County, Maryland. Martha was born 1754.
Martha56 was the daughter of Alexander Ogle and
Martha ?. Martha died 1820 in Wabash County,
Illinois, at age 66. John and his first wife,
Martha, moved to Wabash County, Illinois, where
they are buried.
41 ix. Rebecca Wood57 was born in Frederick County,
Maryland Sep. 12, 1759. She married twice. She
married Beatty. (Additional notes for Beatty58)
She married William Bentley. (Additional notes
for William Bentley59) He was her second
husband. They farmed part of Springs Plains per
a deed dated 1778. She might also be known as
Catherine.
42 x. Ruth Wood60 was born in Frederick County,
Maryland Nov. 24, 1761. She married Bentley
circa 1780. (Additional notes for Bentley61)
Her husbands surname is found in the will of her
fathers will. His first name is either Ely or
Levy.

Joseph Wood and Catherine Hedges had the following child:

43 xi. Rachel Wood62 was born in Frederick County,
Maryland Feb. 5, 1757. She married Benjamin
Barnhart Apr. 3, 1773 in All Saint's Protestant
Episcop, Frederick County, Maryland. (Additional
notes for Benjamin Barnhart63) There is a
marriage record that lists her parents as Jos.
and Catherine, not Sarah. The citation is 1 FR-
10 and covers 1634-1777.





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Fifth Generation




33. Robert5 Wood (Joseph4, Robert3, Joseph2, William1)64
was born in Cecil County, Maryland Aug. 12, 1736. Robert died
before 1723 at age unknown. There is a probate document,
dated Apr. 27, 1723 for him. The Executrix is his wife,
Catherine Wood and Legatees: Sarah Elrod (daughter). However,
there must be a error her because the date of probate is well
before his date of marriage.

He married Catherine Dorsey Oct. 13, 1763 in All Saints'
Parish, Frederick County, Maryland. Catherine65 is the
daughter of Nicholas Dorsey. Her first name is also spelled
Katherine in the church records. There is a possible marriage,
All Saint's Protestant...., Robert Wood and Catherine Dorsey,
dau of Nicolas Dorsey, Oct. 13, 1763.

They apparently operated a mill, or mills, in Frederick County
according to deeds. He was a Col. in the Prather Militia in
the Revolutionary War.

From Colonial Families of Maryland..... " Robert, the older
brother of Col. Joseph Wood, Jr., served in the Revolutionary
Army, had several mills of Hunting Creek and, like his
brother, was a member of the Revolutionary Committee of
Observation. The Committee held a meeding of Frederick County
citizens on January 24, 1775 to raise $1,313 asked by the
Maryland Provincial Convention. In 1776 the Council of Safety
instructed its treasurer to pay Robert Wood of Frederick
County 300 pounds to erect a slitting mill. This mill for
slitting iron was near Johnson's Furnace (Catoctin Furnace).
There are other references to Robert's mills near Hunting
Creek. The mill property and its dam had contested
boundaries. In the courthouse deeds of 1782 testimony was
recorded about a walnut stump as the starting point of this
tract called Bethlehem. Testimony was given by Georg Domer
(born about 1835) and Jacob Crist (born about 1847). THe
property formerly had been owned by Jacob Bonnett. This
suggests that Robert Wood lived near the German Monocacy Road
(later Hessong Bridge Road) north of Lewistown. He may have
been the Capt. Robert Wood who led the Second Battalion of
Frederick County troops in the Revolutionary War....."

"Robert Wood in July 1781 announced that to his wire and nail
mill was being added cotton and wool-carding manufacturing."

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children:

44 i. Sarah6 Wood66 was born in All Saints' Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland Jun. 1, 1764. Sarah
died Aug. 1767 in Frederick County, Maryland, at
age 3. Her body was interred Aug. 21, 1767 in
All Saints' Parish, Frederick County, Maryland.
45 ii. Joseph Wood67 was born in All Saints' Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland May 19, 1765. Joseph
died Nov. 1768 in Frederick County, Maryland, at
age 3. His body was interred Nov. 5, 1768 in All
Saints' Parish, Frederick County, Maryland.
46 iii. Nicholas Wood68 was born in All Saints' Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland May 13, 1766.
47 iv. Martha Wood69 was born in All Saints' Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland Jan. 19, 1768. Martha
died Oct. 1768 in Frederick County, Maryland, at
age unknown. Her body was interred Oct. 31, 1768
in All Saints' Parish, Frederick County,
Maryland.
48 v. Charles Dorsey Wood70 was born in All Saints'
Parish, Frederick County, Maryland Sep. 29, 1768.
49 vi. Amelia Wood71 was born in All Saints' Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland Jul. 26, 1772.
50 vii. Jesse Wood72 was born in All Saints' Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland Sep. 27, 1775. This
month simply must be Oct., not Sep. Jesse died
1775 at age unknown. His body was interred Oct.
31, 1775 in All Saints' Parish, Frederick County,
Maryland.
51 viii. Dennis Wood73 was born in All Saints' Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland Dec. 12, 1776.
52 ix. Katherine Wood74 was born in All Saints' Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland Dec. 11, 1778.
53 x. Robert Wood75 was born in All Saints' Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland Dec. 18, 1781.

34. Sarah5 Wood (Joseph4, Robert3, Joseph2, William1)76
was born in Cecil County, Maryland Jan. 10, 1738/9.77 Sarah
died Jul. 11, 1777 at age 38.

She married Nathaniel Wickham 3rd Sep. 1, 1755 in All
Saint's Protestant Episcop, Frederick County, M. (Additional
notes for Nathaniel Wickham 3rd78) There is a marriage of a
Sarah Wood, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Wood, to a Nathaniel
Wickham 3d, Sep. 1, 1755, in All Saint's Protestant Episcopal.


In Wood Families of Woodsboro is: "Sarah Jan. 10, 1739-Jul.
11, 1777, m 1755 Nathaniel Wickham III (s/o N. W. and


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Priscilla (Tyler)). Farmed on Monocacy Manor; was in
debtors' prison."

The names of the children are apparently found in a will.

Sarah Wood and Nathaniel Wickham 3rd had the following
children:

54 i. John6 Wickham79.
55 ii. Robert Wickham80.
56 iii. Nathaniel Wickham81.
57 iv. Elizabeth Wickham82.
58 v. Sarah Wickham83.

35. Joseph5 Wood Jr. (Joseph4, Robert3, Joseph2,
William1)84 was born in All Saints, Frederick County, Maryland
Sep. 17, 1743. His body was interred Nov. 5, 1768 in All
Saint's Parish, Protestant Episcopal, Frederick County.

He married Anne Reed Apr. 9, 1769 in All Saints' Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland. Anne85 is the daughter of James
Reed and Mary ?. In the citation, he is listed as Joseph Jr.
The year of marriage is listed as 1869 but that has to be a
typo as all the children are listed as born in the 1700's.

From Wood Families of Woodsboro: "Founder of Woodsboro, MD;
built Woods Mill Home 1769; Revolutionary War Committee.
Acquired much land including conficated Monocacy Manor, but
later in debtor's prison."

In Colonial Families of Maryland and Catoctin, Vol. 2, Wood
Families of Woodsboro, this is found:

When Joseph Wood married Ann Reed "He built the brick mansion
at Woods Mill on Isreal Creek as a wedding gift for his bride.
It was said to be the only brick house between York and
Frederick at the time. He must have built well, for it was
his descendant Frances Smith's residence until 1985.

Joseph Wood, Jr. not only assumed duties of his father, but
also took on many new ones. At this time feeling was running
high against England and the people of Frederick County were
very active in their protests. One of the first things that
he did was to contribute money to the people of Boston at the
time of the Boston Tea Party. Joseph Wood, Jr. was one of the
Frederick Committee of Safety. He also served as an active
member of the Revolutionary Committee of Correspondence of the
Middle District (Pipe Creek to Ceresville). In an Inventory
of Maryland State Papers by E. C. Papenfuse, et al, there are
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procuring food, whiskey, clothing and transportation for the
war effort in 1776-82. The same book included a petition by
Judge Joseph Wood of Monocacy Manor on September 9, 1782 to
Commissioners for Confiscated British Property asking that his
son Col. Joseph be permitted to bid when the properties leased
by the Judge were to be auctioned.

Joseph Wood of Monocacy Manor is said to have contributed
8,000 pounds to the Continental Congress to support the cause
of freedom. Joseph Wood served as a Lt. Colonel under Col.
James Johnson, brother of Thomas, who was in command of the
Second Battalion of the Third District (Frederick County) or
37th (Catoctin) Battalion of Maryland. .....

In 1778, Joseph, Jr. was commissioned as a treasurer of funds
for the war effort. .... There is said to exist a receipt for
a wagon load of grain and flour supplied to Washington's
troops at Valley Forge by Joseph Wood, Jr. ....

Col. Joseph Wood, Jr. remained in the service of his cournty
until the war was over, as recruting officer, quartermanster,
and possibly as supervisor of the Hessian Barracks. ....
According to the Maryland Gazette On the 25th of April, 1783
......(article about an all day celebration which ends
with).... In the evening Colonel Wood's house was illuminated
and bonfires made. The whole was concluded with propriety and
decorum. ..."

The article continues to state that large tracts of land were
confiscated from the owners who had been loyal to the Crown,
were resurvied and auctioned off to pay the certificates
granted to the soldiers of the Maryland line. Joseph Wood,
Jr. apparently purchased large amounts at these sales.

The town of Woodsborro was founded by Joseph Wood, Jr.
approximately on the northeast corner of the original Monocacy
Manor.

"It is tragic that only a few years after the founding of
Woodsboro Col. Joseph Wood, Jr. fell into bankruptcy in 1793.
It is said that he and his family could retain only their
clothing."

"... he died in Woodsboro at the house later occupied by Mrs.
Eliza Holbrunner and not in his mansion. His date of death is
uncertain, but his administrative account was settled on May
11, 1793. No gravestone of any Joseph Wood of Woodsboro is
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Joseph Wood Jr. and Anne Reed had the following children:

+ 59 i. Mary6 Wood was born Jun. 25, 1772.
+ 60 ii. Sarah Wood was born Jun. 21, 1774.
61 iii. Elizabeth Wood86 was born in All Saints' Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland Feb. 10, 1777.
Elizabeth died Mar. 1777 in Frederick County,
Maryland, at age unknown. Her body was interred
Mar. 31, 1777 in All Saints' Parish, Frederick
County, Maryland.
62 iv. Catherine Wood87 was born in All Saints' Parish,
Frederick County, Maryland Mar. 22, 1778. She
married John Williams 1796. (Additional notes
for John Williams88)
+ 63 v. Joseph Wood 3d was born Jan. 9, 1781.

36. Mary Green5 Wood (Joseph4, Robert3, Joseph2,
William1)89 was born in Frederick County, Maryland Aug. 7,
1746. Her birthplace is given as, Cecil, MD, USA;, Frederick,
MD in the Ancestry.com source.

In A Collection of Maryland Church Records.... her birth date
is Aug. 7, 1746. Mary died Oct. 1819 in Belmont County, Ohio,
at age 73. According to the court record of a law suit, it is
stated "about November, 1813 lived in the town of Wheeling,
Va, when one Mary Hedges, now deceased..." That document
contains the following "Heretofore at the Feb. term, 1826, the
complainants brought into a court ..." and at that time Mary
Hedges is deceased. Later, in the same document it is stated
"That same November, 1813, orator and oratrix removed from
Wheeling to the farm and said resided with them until her
death in Oct. last, ..." Thus, death was between 1813 and
1826 and in an October.

It is possible that she died in 1828 as the dates for the
several court actions do not correctly follow, but they jump
about: 1826, 1819, 1829.

She married three times. She married Joseph Wilson.
(Additional notes for Joseph Wilson90) She married Hughes.
(Additional notes for Hughes91) She married Moses Hedges
1757 in Frederick County, Maryland. There are two listings
found in Ancestry.com's Family Data Collection - Marriages.
The second is for the marriage to Mary Wood, dated 1766 also
in Frederick County, Maryland. That is probably the correct
Mary. In Wood Families of Woodsboro, the marriage is listed
as circa 1765.

Moses was born 1740 in Frederick County, Maryland. Moses92
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Apr. 2, 1782 in Frederick County, Maryland, at age 41.
Another genealogy places his death in Belmont County. The
deaths are listed as in 1757, 1782 and 1790. This must be
checked.

Another listing on Ancestry.com has his death as in 1821 and
in Frederick County, Maryland. The genealogy that I have found
listed Moses Hedges as the father. The IGI lists a Jospeh
Hedges as the father. I have used the Moses Hedges here.

In Pioneers of Old Monocacy, there is a Moses Hedges listed as
serving 42 days under a Captain Stephen Ransberger sometime
between 1740 and 1782.

There is a listing for a Moses Hedges, Associator in December,
1775 and then Juror to the Oath of Allegiance in 1778. The
same person?

In The British Invasion of Maryland, 1812-1815, surnames, G-H,
there is a Moses Hedges, 1 lieytenant in Captain Fulton's
company, 1st Cav. Dist. (Mr. 23, 1814). Does Mr. mean
mustered or March? There are other Hedges listed with him but
in different units. In a lawsuit, there is an Abigail Hedges
who is listed as her grand daughter.

Her name is given variously as Mary Green Wood; Mary Wood;
Mary Woods.

Mary Green Wood and Moses Hedges had the following
children:

64 i. Aaron6 Hedges93 was born in Martinsburg, Berkeley
County, Virginia 1763.
65 ii. Mary Ann Hedges94 was born in Frederick County,
Maryland Mar. 28, 1764.
66 iii. Moses Hedges95 was born in Frederick County,
Maryland 1766. He may have married a Catherine
Caty Waters, Nov. 14, 1797, in Frederick County,
Maryland.

William Albert Hutchens 14516 SE29th Pl. Choctaw,
Okla. 73020 email:

1. Joseph Hedges (1684-1732) and Mary Fettleplace
(abt1680-1750) 2. Charles Sr. hedges (1712-
12/21/1775) and Mary Stille (abt 1720-1768) 3.
Moses Hedges (1740-1782) and Mary Green Wood (b
8/07/1746) 4. John Hedges (1772-1847) and
Elizabeth Goss (1778-1855) 5. Aaron Hedges
(10/23/1819) and Martha Ellen Kirk (11/18/1840)


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both of Jefferson County, Ohio. 6. John Albert
Hedges (b. 01/08/1863 Jefferson Co..Ohio d.
10/20/1951 Princess Anne, Md) and Margaret Ella
Millhorn (b. 01/03/1868 d. 11/20/1950 Princess
Anne, Md) 7. Minnie Alice Hedges (b.11/22/1886
Hopedale, Ohio d. 02/07/1983 Baton Rouge La.
Buried Enid, Okla) and James Albert Mansfield (b.
03/16/1875 Jefferson Co, Ohio married 07/20/1911
Independence, Mo d. 07/24/1943 Enid, Okla.) 8.
Edna Norine Mansfield (b. 06/20/1914
Independence, Mo. d. 06/11/1976 while visiting
one of her sons in Virginia Beach,Va.) married
11/08/1930 Pond Creek. Ok Klondus Reese Hutchens
(b. 12/27/1905 Rockford, Tn. d. 05/29/1983.) Both
are buried at McLoud, Okla. 9. William Albert
Hutchens (b. 12/30/1933 Enid, Okla.) married
11/01/1956 at Choctaw, Okla to Nina Faye Blessing
(b. 07/27/1937 in Oklahoma City, Okla.)
67 iv. Sarah Greenwood Hedges96 was born in Frederick
County, Maryland 1767. On ancestry.com, the
birth information on Family Data Collection -
Individual Records is born 1764 in Frederick
County, Maryland. She married George Keller Mar.
17, 1786 in Frederick County, Maryland. The date
and place of marriage are from ancestry.com.
Also on Ancestry, there is another marriage
record that lists her name as Sarah Green Wood
Hedges.
George was born 1750. On ancestry.com his
birth information on U.S. and International
Marriage Records, 1560-1900, is that he was born
in 1750. There is the notation of "SW" in the
birth place position. Was he born in
Switzerland? That is what many of the
genealogies say. The middle name comes from
Ancestry.com On the IGI the name is Green Wood,
not Greenwood.
68 v. John Hedges97 was born in Frederick County,
Maryland 1772.
69 vi. Nicholas Hedges98 was born in Frederick County,
Maryland 1773. According to one family tree, he
married a Zeruiah Ritchie, Dec. 24, 1794, in
Frederick County, Maryland.

The only Nicholas Hedges that I could find on the
1800 census is living in Georgetown, District of
Columbia, there is a male under ten and one male
26 thru 45 (which would fit him as he would have
been 27). There are two females, one 10 thru 15
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On the 1830 census, the only person who seems to
fit is one Noch Hedges, still in the District of
Columbia. There is one male of 5 and under 10,
one male of 10 and under 15, one male of 60 and
under 70, one female under 5, one female of 5 and
under 10, one female of 10 and under 15, one
female of 30 and under 40. Nicholas would have
been 57, so the male between 60 and 69 is very
close.

There was a Nicholas who applied to Congress for
Compensation for services as crier of circuit
court, Dist. of Columbia during the second
session of the 1st Session of the 24th, 2nd
session of the 25th and 2nd session of the 26th
congress. Some were rejected, some were passed
but were apparently never paid.
+ 70 vii. Susannah Hedges was born Aug. 9, 1774.
71 viii. Charles Hedges99 was born in Frederick County,
Maryland 1780.
72 ix. Joseph Hedges100 was born in Frederick County,
Maryland Nov. 24, 1796. He might have married a
Catherine Baltzell, Jul. 21, 1797, in Frederick
County, Maryland.

37. Catherine5 Wood (Joseph4, Robert3, Joseph2,
William1)101 was born in Frederick County, Maryland Apr. 9,
1749.

She married Thomas Reynolds Jun. 26, 1766 in All Saint's
Protestant Episcop, Frederick County, Maryland. Thomas was
born Mar. 6, 1731. (Additional notes for Thomas Reynolds102)
Thomas died 1806 at age 75. He is listed as "of Thomas" in
the marriage record.

He was apparently in the Maryland Militia in 1757.

Found in Wood Families of Woodsboro: "According to the
genealogy, Christopher Reynolds and Descendants, by S. F.
Tillman (DC 1959), a John Reynolds married in 1649 Joane Cooke
of London, England and settleed in Bermuda. Their son John,
born 1662 in Bermuda, married in 1694 Mary Crowdry. Ther son
Thomas, born 1697, married Margaret Wood and settled in
Pennsylvania. Their son Thomas, Jr. (1731-1806) married his
cousin Catherine Wood and setteled in Fredrick County,
Maryland. Children of the latter were recorded as Eliabeth
(1767-1793), Charles (d 1799), Ann (d 1805), William (b 1770),
Sarah (d 1830) and Elley who married Mary Upton and settled in
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their dates agree with those of Reynolds grandchildren of
Judge Wood from a different source. Thomas Reynolds, Jr.
operated a ferry over the Monocacy, and his wife Catherine
(Wood) ran a tavern near the river."

Catherine Wood and Thomas Reynolds had the following
children:

73 i. Thomas6 Reynolds103 was born Jun. 26, 1766.
74 ii. Elizabeth Reynolds104 was born in All Saints'
Parish, Frederick County, Maryland Nov. 26, 1767.
75 iii. William Reynolds105 was born in All Saints'
Parish, Frederick County, Maryland Mar. 26, 1770.










Sixth Generation




59. Mary6 Wood (Joseph5, Joseph4, Robert3, Joseph2,
William1)106 was born in All Saints' Parish, Frederick County,
Maryland Jun. 25, 1772. Wood Families had the month of birth
as Jan.

She married twice. She married James Harlan 1790. James
was born Sep. 13, 1769. (Additional notes for James
Harlan107) James died May 2, 1825 at age 55. She married
William Norton 1819. William was born Sep. 2, 1796.
(Additional notes for William Norton108) William died Feb.
17, 1843 at age 46.

Mary Wood and James Harlan had the following child:

76 i. Sarah7 Harlan109 was born Jan. 25, 1797. Sarah
died 1855 at age 58.

60. Sarah6 Wood (Joseph5, Joseph4, Robert3, Joseph2,
William1)110 was born in All Saints' Parish, Frederick County,
Maryland Jun. 21, 1774.

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1763. (Additional notes for Joshua Harlan111) Joshua died
Dec. 24, 1830 at age 67.

Sarah Wood and Joshua Harlan had the following children:

77 i. Nancy7 Harlan112 was born 1792. Nancy died 1859
at age 67.
78 ii. Joseph Harlan113 was born 1792.
79 iii. James Wood Harlan114 was born 1795. James died
1861 at age 66. His body was interred date
unknown in Harlan Graveyard.
80 iv. Elizabeth Harlan115 was born 1798.
81 v. Mary Harlan116 was born 1803. Mary died 1872 at
age 69.
82 vi. Catherine Harlan117 was born 1806.
83 vii. Joshua G. W. Harlan118 was born 1808. Twin of
Thomas.
84 viii. Thomas J. Harlan119 was born 1808. Twin of
Joshua.
85 ix. John Madison Harlan120 was born 1810. John died
1815 at age 5.
86 x. Eliza Ellen Harlan121 was born cica 1816. She
married Moses Anders 1836. Moses was born 1815.
(Additional notes for Moses Anders122)

63. Joseph6 Wood 3d (Joseph5, Joseph4, Robert3, Joseph2,
William1)123 was born in All Saints' Parish, Frederick County,
Maryland Jan. 9, 1781. Joseph died 1849 at age 68.

He married Nancy Graybill Dec. 24, 1804 in Woodsborro,
Frederick County, Maryland. Nancy was born 1786. (Additional
notes for Nancy Graybill124) Her name is also spelled
Krebiel.

Joseph Wood 3d and Nancy Graybill had the following
children:

87 i. Charles7 Wood125 was born Dec. 11, 1805. Charles
died Nov. 4, 1890 at age 84. His body was
interred in Woodsboro, Maryland. He married Mary
Saylor 1828. (Additional notes for Mary
Saylor126) Her body was interred in Woodsboro,
Maryland. Her surname is also spelled Seiler.
They lived in Woodsboro.
+ 88 ii. John Wood was born Aug. 1809.
89 iii. Sarah Wood127 was born Nov. 27, 1819. Sarah died
Mar. 29, 1875 at age 55. Her body was interred
in Rocky Hill Church. She married Frederick
Locke. Frederick was born Aug. 27, 1814.
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Frederick died May 14, 1880 at age 65. His body
was interred in Rocky Hill Church.
90 iv. Joseph Wood129 was born 1881. He married Ruth
Houck. Ruth was born circa 1815. (Additional
notes for Ruth Houck130) He was a Frederick
County election commissioner in 1867.

70. Susannah6 Hedges (Mary Green5 Wood, Joseph4, Robert3,
Joseph2, William1)131 was born in Woodboro, Frederick County,
Maryland Aug. 9, 1774. The Ancestry.com site has the birth
information as b. 1770 in Frederick County, Maryland. Susannah
died Mar. 13, 1844 in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio,
at age 69.

She married Joseph Bailey Sep. 16, 1790 in Frederick
County, Maryland.132 There is a church record that has the
marriage date of Sep. 21, 1790 and the code for the church is
2 FR-I108. However, his surname is spelled Baily and her
first name is spelled Susanna

Joseph was born Nov. 10, 1764 in East Marlborough, Chester
County, Pennsylvania. Wherrington, in her e-mail states that
the birth information from the Chester County, PA is 10d, 9mo.
Which in the Quaker system would be November. But, the FHL
IGI lists the birth date is 10 Sep. which would be 10d, 7mo.

This would appear to be the same Joseph Bailey who was born on
10d 9m 1764 to Caleb Bailey and Ann Dixon. Joseph133 was the
son of Caleb Bailey and Ann Dixon.

Joseph died Dec. 13, 1840 in St. Clairsville, Belmont
County, Ohio, at age 76. From the court case cited below, it
is apparent that Joseph Bailey and his wife Susannah came to
Ohio from Wheeling, Ohio County, VA in 1813.

In Deed Book G:437, Belmont County, Ohio, there is an
indenture dated Feb. 25, 1819 between Alexander Boggs and
William Hooker. The witness is Joseph Bailey.

In response to a question, Harriet Herrington states
"comments: If you are able to prove your Joseph Bailey is
indeed the s/o Caleb Baily, you can take your lineage back to
Joel and Ann (Short) Baily. An early Quaker line in Chester
Co., PA all very well documented. In order to prove this you
will need to read Quaker records, land records, the original
will of Caleb Baily as well as his wife Ann Dixon. LDS has
all of these wills on film and available at your local Family
History Center. I suspect, your Joseph was dismissed from the
Quakers as there is no indication of his membership in the
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site through Roots web which shows the lineage of Joel and Ann
(Short) Bailey, and Genealogy of the Baily Family by Gilbert
Cope also shows the lines."

From a court case, we might be able to know when Joseph and
his family came to Ohio. "Chancery Book 2; pg. 121 Joseph
Bailey and Susannah, his wife, vs. Nicholas Heges, John
Hedges, Joseph Hedges, George Kellar and Sarah, his wife,
Moses Hedges and Abigail Hedges, heirs at law of Mary Hedges,
dec.--bill in chancery. Heretofore at the Feb. term, 1826,
the complainants brought into court a proceeding under the
seal of the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio for Belmont Co.
requiring this court to proceed further in this case which had
been removed from this court to the Supreme Court by writ of
error......adjudged and decreed that the decree of the court
of common pleas be reversed. Bill.....Joseph Bailey and
Susannah, his wife, about November, 1813 livined in the town
of Wheeling, VA and one Mary Hedges, now deceased the mother
of your oratrix, came to the Western country, and proposed to
your orator and oratrix that if they would agree to move from
Wheeling and reside on a farm she would purchase a farm for
them and reside with them the rest of her life, to which they
consented.......the said Mary then directed your orator to go
into the State of Ohio and select such a farm and make
purchase, the title to be taken in her name but at her death
she would invest it in your orator and oratrix. Orator
purchased a small tract of land about 60 acres from one James
Bell on the 17 of Nov. 1813, obtained a conveyance from said
Bell and wife to Mary Hedges. That same November, 1813,
orator and oratrix removed from Wheeling to the farm and said
Mary resided with them until her death in Oct. last, during
which time orator made great improvements on the
farm.................Mary died intestate leaving besides your
oratrix, Nicholas Hedges, John Hedges, Joseph Hedges, Moses
Hedges, Sarah Kellar, wife of George Kellar, as her children,
and Abigail Hedges her grandchild, as heir at law. All
defendents proclaim to be ignorant of the aforesaid contract
and lay claim each to their undivided portion. Orator and
oratrix pray the court will decree compel the defendants to
convey deed to orator and oratrix the legal estate which has
descended to them in the manner aforesaid.

Chancery Book 2; pgf. 123--Answer--March term, 1819, the joint
and several answers of all defendants..........admit that Mary
Hedtges removed to the Western Country in Nov. 1813 but that
she first came to Steubenville and from thence to the house of
John Hedges, one of the defendants who remained in the county
of Jefferson, and sometime later she requested him to go with
her and purchase a farm in his neighborhood and he did and was
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complainants came to the house of John Hedges and informed
Mary there was a farm for sale in Belmont Co which could be
purchased at a low rate and she concluded to go and purchase
it and paid the purchase money. But defendants know nothing of
promises made by Mary to the Baileys to grant farm on her
death to them. They also say she lived with John Hedges about
two years before her death and afterward moved to the farm
aforesaid, and the last time she was at the house of said
John, she told him she did not like to live with said Baileys
and proposed to said John to go and live with him during the
remainder of her life, but he advised her to go and live in
her own home. Also (defendants) deny that the complainants
made improvements, as Mary employed one Asa Dillon to build
the same house of stone.

Pg. 125: final decree, March term, 1829, the court are of the
opinion that the allegations in the bill are not supported by
testimoney and thereupon order and decree that the said bill
be dismissed

Court of Common Pleas, Appointment Docket #1 pg. 46: Joseph
Bailey & Susannah, his wife, vs. Nicholas Hedges, John Hedges,
Joseph Hedges, George Kellar and Sarah, his wife, Moses
Hedges, and Abigail Hedges, heirs at law of Mary Hedges,
deceased - chancery"

On the 1820 census, there is a Joseph Bailey found in Richland
Township, Belmont County, Ohio. His household was: 1 free
white male under the age of 10; 2 free white male between 16
and 18; 2 free white males of 16 and under 26; 1 free white
male of 45 and upward including head of household; 1 free
white female of 10 and under 16; 1 free white female of 16 and
under 26 including head of household; 1 free white female of
45 and upward including head of household; 1 person engaged in
manufacturing.




Susannah Hedges and Joseph Bailey had the following
children:

91 i. Ann7 Bailey134 was born Jul. 25, 1791. Ann died
Sep. 28, 1807 at age 16.
92 ii. Mary Bailey135 was born Feb. 23, 1793. Mary died
May 5, 1815 at age 22.
93 iii. Sarah Bailey136 was born Jan. 16, 1795. Sarah
died Aug. 31, 1796 at age 1.
94 iv. Silas Bailey137 was born Nov. 9, 1796. Silas
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+ 95 v. Elizabeth Bailey was born Oct. 3, 1798.
96 vi. Joseph Bailey138 was born Aug. 23, 1800.
+ 97 vii. Charles Hedges Bailey was born Nov. 30, 1802.
+ 98 viii. Hamilton Bailey was born Oct. 6, 1804.
99 ix. Susannah Bailey139 was born Mar. 17, 1811.
Susannah died Jul. 25, 1856 at age 45. She
married Stephen Knight Apr. 11, 1843 in Belmont
County, Ohio. (Additional notes for Stephen
Knight140)
+ 100 x. Theodore Bailey was born Jul. 21, 1815.










Seventh Generation




88. John7 Wood (Joseph6, Joseph5, Joseph4, Robert3,
Joseph2, William1)141 was born Aug. 1809.

He married Sophia Whenrick. Sophia was born 1815.
(Additional notes for Sophia Whenrick142) He was a merchant
in Woodsboro.

John Wood and Sophia Whenrick had the following children:

101 i. Nancy8 Wood143.
102 ii. Harriet Wood144.
103 iii. Obadiah Wood145.

95. Elizabeth7 Bailey (Susannah6 Hedges, Mary Green5 Wood,
Joseph4, Robert3, Joseph2, William1)146 was born Virginia Oct.
3, 1798. Elizabeth died 1881 at age 82.

She married Townsend Fraiser Jan. 27, 1820 in Belmont
County, Ohio. Townsend was born 1795 in Loundon County,
Virginia. (Additional notes for Townsend Fraiser147) On page
307 of History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Chapter XXI:
History of Towns and Townships of Belmont County. "Townsend
Frasier was born in Louden county, Va., Jul. 21, 1796, and
came to Belmont county with his uncle when very young. His
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received a liberal education and learned the trade of
bricklaying. In 1820, he married Miss Elizabeth Bailey, and
lived in St. Clairsville for a number of years. In 1832 he
moved to what is known as the Stone Tavern, on the National
Road, where he remained four years. He afterward purchased
one hundres acres of land and engaged in farming. He drove
the first stake for the National pike in Ohio, and also put up
the first telegraph pole in the state. Mr. Frasier was a good
citizen and devoted member of the M.E. Church. He died August
23, 1876, leaving a wife and six children to mourn his loss."
Page 333 of the same book contains more information on the
parents and siblings of Townsend Frasier.

He is found in the census records up to 1840 in Belmont
County, Pease Township. His name is spelled Frazer.

In 1820, he is in St. Clairsville. There are 3 people in the
family. Who the third person is I don't know. Given that she
was born in 1798 she would have been 22. Given that the mark
for her was shifted to the left one box (apparently), that
would make him 16-26.

On the 1850 census, Pease Township, Belmont County, he is
listed as Townsan Frasier. He is 54, a farmer, born in
Virginia, and the value of his real estate is listed as
"$16,00". His family consists of: Elizabeth, 52, born 1798 in
Virginia; James, 23, born 1827 in Ohio, farmer; Elizabeth, 19,
born 1831 in Ohio; Thomas, 17, born 1833 in Ohio, farmer;
Joseph, 14, born 1836 in Ohio; Josephine, 12, born 1838 in
Ohio; Wielley (Wislley?), 10, born 1840 in Ohio and attended
school in the last year; William, 8, born 1842 in Ohio. The
next person on the census page is the household of one Charles
Frasier, 26, or born 1824 in Ohio and his wife Agnes, 20, or
born 1830 in Ohio. Charles is a farmer. He is also probably
a son of Townsend.

On the 1870 census, Pease Township, Belmont County, he is
listed next to a William Frasier, who is probably his son.
Townsend is listed as 75 or born in 1795, a farmer, worth
$40,000 in real estate and having a personal worth of $5,000.
He was born in Virginia. The members of his household are:
Elizabeth, 72, (1798) born in Virginia; Wesley B., 26, (1844)
born in Ohio, works on the farm and is deaf and blind;
Josaphine, 24, (1846) born in Ohio, "help mother"; Emma (or
Erma?), 21, (1849) born in Ohio, "sewing in family". William
Frasier is listed as 22, or born 1848 in Ohio, keeping a
hotel, with a personal worth of $600. His household consists
of: Adaline, 31, born 1839 in Ohio, keeping house; May, 21,
born 1849 in Ohio, "helps sister" (does this mean that Adaline
is not the wife of William? Perhaps that is the case given


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that she is 10 years older.); Thomas, 11, born 1859 in Ohio,
at school; Rosa, 8, born 1862 in Ohio, at home; Blanche, 5,
born 1865 in Ohio, at home. In Ohio Vital Records #1, 1790s-
1870s, Gateway to the West, Vol I, Belmont Co.,, Partition
Records, 1823-1828, page 117. "Aug. 1827 - John THOMPSON vs
Townsend FRAZER and wife Elizabeth. In Chancery. Filed 6-12-
1827. Henry Cassady and Townsend Frazer were indebted to said
Thompson for Lot #2 south side of Commons in Wm. Mathers
addition to town of St. Clairsville. Henry Cassady, dec'd,
died 1 August 1826. Widow, Margaret Cassady. Heirs: James,
Jane and William Henry Cassady."


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