JOHN WOOD-5X GREAT GRANDFATHER

John Wood; my 5x maternal Great Grandfather, was the son of Thomas Wood and Sarah Hart. He was born in Virginia sometime in 1730.

He married Agness Griffith (my 5x maternal Great Grandmother) in 1750. They made their home in Bedford County, Virginia. They had nine children, four sons and five daughters. Their daughter, Winnifred Wood is my direct line (4x Great-Grandmother).

John was in Dunmore’s War, also known as Battle of Point Pleasant. This battle took place October 10, 1774. The area today is known as West Virginia, but at the time is was Virginia. He was also involved in a battle with the Cherokee in 1776. He was fighting with the militia and the Indians were supported by the British. He was a patriot and “Revolutionary War” soldier.

John and Agness were in Jonesboro, Washington County, Tennessee by the spring of 1778. Earlier this area had been a part of North Carolina. He helped to lay out the Jonesboro area. According to the book (Neals of Bedford County, Virginia) written by Chester Miller, John was killed by the Indians in 1780, while he was in the woods making maple syrup.

John Wood had a will and it was probated May 1780. He mentions his wife by name and all nine of his children.

 

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