Hester Wood married James Hodge June 7, 1814 in Sumter District, SC. The couple moved to Alabama by 1830 (lived in Pike, Montgomery, Henry and finally Escambia Counties)and died in Escambia Co. before 1880. According to census records she was about 10 years older than James, so she would have been born abt. 1788.
The most likely candidate for Hester's father is James Wood Sr. who owned land along the Black River swamps where the Hodge family of Sumter Co., SC lived. James Wood Sr. disappeared from the Clarendon, Sumter, SC census after 1790.
Can anyone shed light on this particular Wood family?