John T. WOODSelfMMaleW40TXCarpenter------ Martha WOODWifeMFemaleW36SCKeeping HouseSCSC John W. WOODSonSMaleW10AR---SC Mary E.P. WOODDauSFemaleW8AR---SC John MCRAEOtherWMaleW47NYBlacksmithSCOSCO William MCRAEOtherSMaleW18CANBlacksmithCANCAN John A. MCRAEOtherSMaleW5TXNYENG
But, did you notice the Wood family about 8 families away?Note birth location of parents for these "brothers" match you John's, plus mama is living with W.A. Wood.
W. A. WOODSelfMMaleW29GAFarmerGAVA Sarah WOODWifeMFemaleW26VAKeeping HouseVAVA Walter WOODSonSMaleW4TXAt HomeGAVA Jesse WOODDauSFemaleW2TXAt HomeGAVA S. J. WOODMotherFemaleW50VAAt HomeVAVA I. N. WOODBrotherMaleW21GAFarmerGAVA Sam WOODBrotherMaleW22GAFarmerGAVA M. A. WOODSisterLFemaleW21TXAssist HousekeepingOHKY
I would guess M.A., Sister-in-law is probably married to Sam Wood.I'm guessing mother, S.J., is Sarah Jane.On TX Confederate pension is a Jane Wood #6836 in Wise Co, TX,husband Isaac K. Wood.I would obtain a copy of that record.
1860 census Whitfield Co, GA:
Wood, Isaac K., 33, b GA " Jane, 35, b VA " Mary, 10, b GA " William, 9, b GA (W.A. in 1880 Wise Co, TX?) " John P., 7, b GA (your John P.?) " Lazarous, 6, b GA " Jane, 5, b GA " Isaac N., 2, b GA (I.N. in 1880?) " Samuel J. 2, b GA (Sam in 1880?) these two listed as twins
Several other Wood families in Whitfield Co. GA census.A Lazarus P. Wood 31, b GA, in his household is dau named Rebecca, this is significant, as there is a Lazarus 62 b SC in the county with wife named Rebecca.I think these names tie the families together.Lazarus P. 31 is probably brother to Isaac K., and Lazarus 62 is probably father of both of them.
Lazarus P. and Isaac K. are listed as farmer laborers with no land.Issac does show Personal Estate of 300, sohe may have owned a horse or mule.He might show up on county tax record paying a poll tax.Now Lazarus 62 shows real estate value, so he should show up on land records, and probably in probate records.See if any of these other Wood fellers show up as heirs.
I do not have access to online 1850 census, but I would look for Lazarus b SC ashead of household and I bet you Lazarus P. and Isaac K. will be there.Whitfield wasn't formed until 1851, so you will need to check Murray and Walker Counties as they were the parent counties.
I would check GenWeb sites for all three counties, and some put the census for just their county online.I would check Whitfield to see if there are any vital records or cemeteries online, see if Lazarus Wood stayed there.Although Wood is common, put Lazarus with it and you are lucky.