I am still seeking info on my Wood family.I descend from John Wood who died in 1783 in Amherst Co, VA.He had several children---Paul Wood, Silas Wood, Charles Wood, Francis Wood, William Wood, daughter Sarah Wood, wife of Abraham Lemaster, and others whom I am trying to verify.My Charles Wood married Rosanna, and removed from Amherst Co, VA to Union County and Spartanburg Co, SC, then NC then Roane County, Tennessee where he died.Charles Wood served in the Revolutionary War and his younger brother Francis Wood did also.Here is my transcription of the family record of Francis Wood and his wife Judith "Judy" Wood.
Transcription by David Travillion Bunton:
These are the names and the ages of Francis Wood and Judith his wife. Elizabeth Hudson Wood was born March the 17th 1786 Franky Cole Wood was born August the 24th 1788 J. Pleasant Wood was born May the 30th 1790 Lucy More Wood was born April the 5th 1794 Charles Wood was born December the 23d 1796 Paul Wood was born April the 19th 1800 Mary Wood was born April the 11th 1807
The next two entries are: Joel Howel was born April the 17th 1804. Elizabeth Dent Turner was born April 20th 1803.
The handwriting of the 7 Wood children matches that of Joel Howel.The handwriting for the entry of Elizabeth Dent Turner is different.
The above listed Elizabeth Dent Turner was the wife of the child Charles Wood listed above born 23 Dec 1796 in Bedford County, Va.He married Elizabeth Dent Turner on 20 March 1823 in Bedford Co, Va.
Elizabeth Hudson Wood married David Howell (Jr) on 17 Jan 1803 in Bedford Co, Va.He was born 14 Oct 1783 in Bedford Co, Va and died 13 April 1851 in Floyd Co, Ky.I believe that Joel Howell born April the 17th, 1804 was the son of David Howell and Elizabeth Hudson Wood.
Frankey Cole Wood married William Thomas Howell on 20 Dec 1807 in Bedford Co, Va.He was born ca 1786 and died 1862 Bedford Co, Va.He was the brother of David Howell, Jr who married Elizabeth Hudson Wood.The parents of these two Howell brothers were David Howell and Rebecca Dixon.
So, in summary, the record of births was very likely written not long after the birth of the last Wood child Mary born in 1807, and recorded the seven children of Francis Wood and Judith his wife and the name of the first grandchild Joel Howell who was actually older than his Aunt Mary Wood.At a later date the name and birth of Elizabeth Dent Turner was added, probably by Charles Wood after his marriage to her in 1823.
In a separate record written by JE Wood in 1928, he stated that Banett Wood of Norfolk, England was the head of the family who was the owner of a small sailing ship and came to Jamestown Va in the early 1700s and made several trips from Va back to England.....one one trip his wife dying leaving him with two children named Jonathan and Mary Wood.He brought his children to Jamestown, Va and left them with a relative and then started back to England but was never heard from again.JE Wood thought that Jonathan Wood grew to manhood in Powhatan Co, Va and raised a family of boys and girls and his second son Francis Wood grew to manhood and settled in Charlotte Co, Va and raised a family of four girls and three boys [note this does fit with the above family record, the girls being Elizabeth Hudson, Frankey Cole, Lucy Moore, and Mary Wood and the boys being J. Pleasant Wood, Charles Wood, and Paul Wood].....and Charles Wood [b. 1796] our grandfather was born in Charlotte Co, VA [note I think this should be Bedford Co, Va] and married Elizabeth Dent Turner, and raised a family of 6 boyx and 5 girls and my father Charles A [Addison] Wood [born 1827 died 1900] was his third son....JE Wood[this is James Edward Wood born 1851 died 1937 Bedford Co, Va].
One further note to add is that Francis Wood was born 4 April 1763 in Charlotte Co, VA according to his Rev War pension papers.He apparently named his children Charles and Paul after his brothers Charles Wood (who died in Roane Co, Tn) and Paul Wood (who died in Campbell Co, Va)---all were sons of John Wood who died in Amherst Co, VA in 1783.
Best wishes, David David Travillion Bunton 613 South Commerce Ave Russellville, AR 72801