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14. James Wood (Peter4, James1) was born in 1811 and died before 1875.

James married Millie Ann about 1835. Millie was born in 1813 and died before 1900 in Green, AR.

Children from this marriage were:

   26 M    i. James J. Wood was born in 1836 in Tennessee.

   27 F    ii. Nancy Wood was born in 1838 in Tennessee.

   28 F    iii. Melissa Wood was born in 1840 in Tennessee.

   29 F    iv. Francis M. Wood was born in 1842 in Tennessee.

+ 30 M    v. Peter A. Wood was born on 14 Mar 1844 in Hamilton, TN and died on 24 Apr 1912 in Walcott, Greene, Arkansas, United States at age 68.

+ 31 M    vi. William Leander Wood was born in Jul 1846 in Hickman, TN and died in 1904 in Greene, AR at age 58.

   32 M    vii. John C. Wood was born in 1849 in Tennessee.

John married Martha A.

   33 F    viii. Mary F. Wood was born in 1850 in Hickman, TN.

Mary married Charles Lancaster. Charles was born in 1831.

16. George W. Wood (Peter4, James1) was born in 1821 in Tennessee.

George married Oma C. about 1845 in Tennessee. Oma was born in 1825 in , , Alabama, United States.

Children from this marriage were:

   34 F    i. Sara E. Wood was born in 1846 in Tennessee.

   35 M    ii. William L. Wood was born in 1851 in Tennessee.

   36 M    iii. Franklin P. Wood was born in 1854 in Tennessee.

20. Perry G. Wood (Brewer6, James1) was born in 1810 in Kentucky.

General Notes: Based on the 1850 census information of Greene Co, IL, and considering
the birth locations of the seven children, Perry apparently went from
Kentucky to Illinois during the period 1845 - 1847.

Perry married Mary A. Reed on 6 Dec 1836 in Butler, KY.

Children from this marriage were:

   37 M    i. Brewer C. Wood was born about 1838 in Kentucky.

   38 M    ii. William H. Wood was born about 1839 in Kentucky.

   39 M    iii. John B. Wood was born about 1840 in Kentucky.

   40 M    iv. James M. Wood was born about 1842 in Kentucky.

   41 F    v. Margaret Wood was born about 1844 in Kentucky.

   42 F    vi. Rebecca Wood was born about 1847 in Illinois.

   43 M    vii. Josiah Wood was born about 1850 in Illinois.

22. Nancy Wood (Brewer6, James1) was born in 1814 and died in 1854 at age 40.

Nancy married Joshua Felts on 12 Feb 1840 in Logan, KY. Joshua was born in 1815 in Kentucky.

Children from this marriage were:

   44 F    i. Sarah E. Felts was born in 1841 in Logan, KY.

   45 F    ii. Rebecca J. Felts was born in 1843 in Logan, KY.

+ 46 M    iii. James M. Felts was born on 27 Feb 1845 in Logan, KY, died on 16 Apr 1920 in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States at age 75, and was buried in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States.

   47 F    iv. Mary Susan Felts was born in 1848 in Logan, KY.

23. Matthew J. Wood (Brewer6, James1) was born on 3 Feb 1816 in Russelville, Logan, Kentucky, United States, died on 12 Apr 1886 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States at age 70, and was buried in , Winston, Mississippi, United States.

General Notes: The story goes that when Brewer Wood died, Mrs. Rebecca Dulin Wood was going to move his family to live with said Perry G. Wood in Green County, Illinois. Matthew J. Wood evidently did not want to go to Illinois, so one morning when he went to feed, he took his clothes and hid them beyond the barn and after he fed the stock, he went back to the house, ate his breakfast, got his clothes and left home. He later confided to one of his daughters, Mrs. Ida Hasseltine Wood Smith, that he ran away from home instead of telling his people that he was going because he did not want to see his mother cry.

The first history of any record of Matthew J. Wood in Mississippi was when he lived in Grenada, then in Yalabousha County. He was a carpenter.

In 1845, Matthew J. Wood bought 80 acres of land in Yalabousha County, Section 19-T-22N, R7E. In 1849, he sold this land and with wife and three children, started to Gulfport, Mississippi.

In 1849, Matthew and Mary Davis Wood (with their three oldest children) on their way to the Mississippi coast, pitched camp at the Woodward Mill Spring and that night they were contacted by Nathaniel Woodward, who had a 99 year lease on Section 16, T-13, R-10-E, Winston County, Mississippi. Matthew Wood went with Nathaniel Woodward to look over the land and bought Woodward's interest in the entire 640 acre tract. This land was purchased on December 11, 1849.

Matthew J. Wood bought his place near the Robinson Road, which was an old stagecoach road from Columbus to Jackson, and was a terminus for five mail routes. Before establishment of the county seat, a stage route operated over Robinson Road. Three stands or relays were on that road. One was at the site known as Smallwood Hills, so called because a man named Smallwood was killed and buried there. In 1840, stage coaches ran regularly from Huntsville, Alabama to Columbus and through the southeast part of Oktibbeha County into Winston County and through to Jackson. In 1846, a telegraph line was built from Columbus to Jackson and followed Robinson Road into Louisville.

Matthew J. Wood joined Co. F, 5th Regiment Mississippi State Troops. He was a private and was at the fall of Vicksburg in 1863. He was mustered into the confederate Army at Louisville, Winston Co, Mississippi on August 25, 1862. He was absent from the Company's muster roll from September 1862 to February 28, 1863. It may be coincidental, but his son, Dock Wood, was born during his absence from his duties in the Civil War. He was pardoned by the order of General Harris on May 6, 1863 and was captured at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. As the paper work looks, it appears he was released on July 10, 1863.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 1850, , Winston, Mississippi, United States. 3

2. Military Deployment: 9 Jul 1863, Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, United States.

3. Census: 1870, , Winston, Mississippi, United States. 4

4. Census: 1880, Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States. 5

Matthew married Mary Wallace Davis, daughter of Levi Davis and Martha Burkhead, on 2 Jul 1846 in Coffeeville, Yallobusha, Mississippi, United States.6 Mary was born on 15 Jun 1829 in South Carolina, died on 23 Nov 1907 in , Winston, Mississippi, United States at age 78, and was buried in , Winston, Mississippi, United States.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Resided: 1850, , Winston, Mississippi, United States. 7

2. Resided: 1870, , Winston, Mississippi, United States. 8

Children from this marriage were:

+ 48 M    i. Levi Aaron Wood was born on 26 Mar 1847 in Coffeeville, Yallobusha, Mississippi, United States and died on 3 Nov 1910 in , , Texas, United States at age 63.

   49 M    ii. John Burkhead Wood was born on 8 May 1848 in Coffeeville, Yallobusha, Mississippi, United States, died on 26 Jun 1865 in Mississippi at age 17, and was buried in , Winston, Mississippi, United States. He had no relationships and no children.

   50 F    iii. Martha Rebecca Wood was born on 9 Aug 1849 in Coffeeville, Yallobusha, Mississippi, United States, died on 16 Aug 1856 at age 7, and was buried in , Winston, Mississippi, United States.

+ 51 F    iv. Josephine C. Wood was born on 18 Jan 1851 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States, died on 5 Apr 1875 at age 24, and was buried in , Winston, Mississippi, United States.

+ 52 M    v. William Alexander Wood was born on 11 Apr 1852 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States, died on 24 Mar 1924 in , Winston, Mississippi, United States at age 71, and was buried in , Winston, Mississippi, United States.

+ 53 M    vi. Jefferson Davis Wood was born on 13 Nov 1853 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States, died on 4 Oct 1930 at age 76, and was buried in 1930 in , Winston, Mississippi, United States.9

   54 M    vii. Marmaduke (Duke) Wood was born on 5 Feb 1855 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States, died on 15 Apr 1920 at age 65, and was buried in McComb, Pike, Mississippi, United States. He had no relationships and no children.

+ 55 F    viii. Roseanna Venetta Wood was born on 10 Feb 1856 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States, died on 12 Jun 1941 in Philadelphia, Neshoba, Mississippi, United States10 at age 85, and was buried in , Neshoba, Mississippi, United States.

+ 56 M    ix. Charles Crittendon Wood was born on 2 Aug 1857 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States, died on 28 Dec 1941 in , Bexar, Texas, United States11 at age 84, and was buried on 30 Dec 1941 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.11

+ 57 M    x. Robert Walker Wood was born on 11 Jan 1859 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States, died on 20 Mar 1901 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States at age 42, and was buried in , Winston, Mississippi, United States.

+ 58 F    xi. Orra Alice Wood was born on 14 Nov 1861 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States, died on 28 Jul 1928 at age 66, and was buried in , Neshoba, Mississippi, United States.

+ 59 M    xii. Dock Elias James Rubin Harrel James Wood was born on 6 Feb 1863 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States, died on 5 Apr 1916 in Fusky Precint, Beat 5, Neshoba, Mississippi at age 53, and was buried in , Neshoba, Mississippi, United States.

   60 M    xiii. Wiley Lee Wood was born on 11 Feb 1865 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States, died in 1941 at age 76, and was buried in , Winston, Mississippi, United States.12

Wiley married Mary E. (Mollie) Woodward on 18 Dec 1904 in , Winston, Mississippi, United States. Mary was born in 1857, died in 1939 at age 82, and was buried in , Winston, Mississippi, United States.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Resided: 1910, Louisville, Winston, Mississippi, United States. 13

2. Resided: 1920, Louisville, Winston, Mississippi, United States. 14

3. Resided: 1930, , Winston, Mississippi, United States. 15

   61 M    xiv. Albert Gallatin (Brown) Wood was born on 24 Apr 1866 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States and was buried in Leake, MS.

Albert married Nannie A. Scott on 18 Dec 1884 in Leake, MS.

+ 62 F    xv. Charity Melzana (Sis) Wood was born on 15 Jan 1867 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States, died on 15 May 1922 at age 55, and was buried in , Winston, Mississippi, United States.

+ 63 M    xvi. George Gordon Wood was born on 18 Sep 1868 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States.

+ 64 F    xvii. Ida Hasseltine Wood was born on 7 Nov 1870 in Plattsburg, Winston, Mississippi, United States, died on 31 Jan 1958 in Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States at age 87, and was buried in , Winston, Mississippi, United States.

24. Harris D. Wood (Brewer6, James1) was born in 1820.

Harris married Edith H. Crain on 14 Feb 1843 in Logan, KY. Edith was born in 1827.

Children from this marriage were:

   65 M    i. Brewer H. Wood was born in 1844 in Kentucky.

   66 F    ii. Rebecca H. Wood was born in 1848 in Kentucky.

   67 M    iii. James J. Wood was born in Apr 1850 in Kentucky.

25. Brewer A. Wood Jr. (Brewer6, James1) was born in 1825 in Kentucky.

Brewer married Rebecca B. Adkins, daughter of Adkins and Sarah L., on 24 Dec 1844 in Logan, KY. Rebecca was born about 1815 in Kentucky.

Children from this marriage were:

   68 F    i. Elisha F. Wood was born about 1845 in Kentucky.

   69 M    ii. James M. Wood was born about 1846 in Scott, IL.

+ 70 F    iii. Ellen Rebecca Wood was born on 22 Jul 1848 in Scott, IL and died in Taylorville, Christian, Illinois, United States.

Last Updated: June 19th, 2017