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From: "Walter Wood" <>
Subject: RE: [WOOD] Richard & Zedekiah Wood, Clermont Co., Ohio early 1800's
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 22:42:13 -0400
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Hi Mike and Carolyn

[Posted to both the Wood and Clermont Co Rootsweb Lists]

I am wondering if the Mannings and Woods have been confused.

From HISTORY OF CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO; Washington twp; p.362-363:
"About the same time (fall of 1795) John, David, and Jeriah Wood and Elisha
and John Manning, brothers-in-law of the former (the Woods), with their
families, came from Kentucky, and after some difficulty succeeded in
reaching a fine spring about a mile from the cabin of William Buchanan,
where they determined to locate temporarily. After the pioneer manner in
Kentucky, they erected a stockade of heavy timber around their buildings and
a small clearing for protection against possible attack by the Indians, who
had not yet entirely left the country. This was known to the settlers as
Mannings' Station and later, from the owner, as Miller's Station. The
station was never attacked, but it gave the occupants and the people in that
part of the county a sense of security which they could not have felt
without its existence. Lt is related that the station was a general resort
for the incoming settlers, and that Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone sometimes
sojourned there. On many occasions William Buchanan would take his family
and cattle to the stockade and abide there until the presence of Indians was
no longer reported by the scouts. For the first few years the Woods and
Mannings occupied themselves in clearing up the land around the station, and
some time before 1800 were rewarded for their labors by Nathaniel Massey,
the agent of the owner of the Buckner survey, who gave them title-bonds for
lands in neighboring surveys, on which they afterwards made their homes. The
station and the surrounding improvements became the property of Martin
Miller, and the timbers used in the construction of the stockade walls were
early removed and used for other purposes. John Wood, the eldest of the
brothers that came to Mannings' Station, was one of the early associate
judges, and while attending court at Williamsburgh fell ill, dying the next
day after he was brought to his home north of Neville. He had five sons and
two daughters, Joseph, who married Mary Hodge and died in Tate sixty years
ago; Absalom, the husband of the widow Buchanan; William removed to
Illinois, as did also John and David; one of the daughters married David
Jones, and the other Peter Collins, of Highland County."

I also show Sarah Smith (1802-?) married to Aaron Manning (1800-1848) and
parents of Lavinia, Wilson, Lewis, Anna, Sarah, Ma, Ellen and Constantine
Manning. Aaron was son of Richard Manning and Catherine Wood (sister of
John, David and Jeriah Wood listed above).

Walter Wood

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Subject: Re: [WOOD] Richard & Zedekiah Wood, Clermont Co., Ohio early 1800's

Hello Carolyn,

My WOOD line moved from New York to Felicity, Clermont County, OH around
time. Elisha A. WOOD was listed in the 1820 census there. He married Sarah
SMITH sometime before 1819.

This WOOD line is said to consist of 3 brothers who came over together from
England before the revolution. Elisha A. WOOD was the son of one of these
immigrants. Elisha was born in 1778 in New York and died in 1839 in Warren


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