I am trying to find out more about my Woods family. My family apparently came from somewhere in Ireland to Pennsylvania in about 1791. I don't know where in Ireland or the names of the ancestors who came. I don't know where in Pennsylvania they came to or exactly when they came to Wayne County, Ohio. I only know that they came from Ireland because of a newspaper article I found in the Massillon Evening Independent in 1948 about a Woods Family Reunion.
My ancestor, J. Harvey Woods was born 11 Feb 1815 in Apple Creek, Wayne, Ohio and died 9 September 9, 1889 in Sugar Creek Township, Wayne, Ohio. He married Lavina Cook (23 Mar 1825 in Sugar Creek Township, Wayne, Ohio to 7 Jun 1899 in Sugar Creek Township, Wayne, Ohio) on 9 November 1841 in Wayne County, Ohio by Robert Cahill.
The children Harvey had with Lavina are:
Mary Ann (Polly) Woods Chapman 1842 – 1912 Samuel Wesley Woods 1844 – 1929 John H Woods 1848 – 1913 Charlotte Elizabeth Woods McClelland 1851 – 1874 William Adolphus Woods 1854 – 1918 Eleanor/Ellen N Woods Goudy 1856 – 1933 Sarah Jane Woods Sword 1859 – 1938 Jacob Ellsworth Woods 1864 – 1902
I have pretty much tracked down the branches of the children and have so far found no one who knows anything more. The 1880 census says his parents were born in PA. I don't know their names or the names of his siblings.
Also a link to a Woods family page I started on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Woods-Family/127142177472067
Anyone have any good ideas on how to find out where in Pennsylvania J. Harvey's parents lived? And from there where in Ireland probably his grandparents and/or great grandparents lived. Lavina's parents were also from PA. Thank you for your help, Victoria Woods-Yee meaira2001 @ yahoo dot com