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JONATHAN WOOD (51B)
According to many descendants, David Wininger married Martha Wood.Other sources indicate that David Wininger married Martha Potter.According to “History of Scott County, Virginia,” Jonathan Wood is the son of John Wood and was born in 1745.This book continues to trace this Wood line back two additional generations.It states that Johnathan Wood (51B) is the grandson of Jonathan Wood and the great grandson of John Wood.Until further proof is uncovered establishing the Wood connection, the authors felt that it would not be proper to include the ancestry of Johnathan Wood (51B).
In 1767, Jonathan Wood (51B) married Nancy (Davidson) Osborn.Nancy was previously married to Solomon Osborn in March of 1764.Solomon and Nancy Osborn were the parents of one son:James Osborn (born January 4, 1765).Solomon Osborn was killed by Indians.Jonathan and Nancy Wood moved to what is now Scott County, Virginia around 1770.According to “History of Scott County, Virginia,” Jonathan and Nancy Wood were the parents of at least four children:
John Wood, b. March 25, 1771
Henry Wood (51B.2), b. May 18, 1773
Jonathan Wood, Jr. (51B.3), b. April 23, 1778
Polly Wood, b. February 19, 1799 (sic)
Jonathan Wood, Sr. served in the Revolutionay War and provided the ancestor for D. A. R. memberships 76,415, 91,653 and 278,703.Jonathan “served as a soldier under General Campbell at Kings Mountain and was at Fort Houston which was surrounded and besieged by Indians in 1781.”Jonathan Wood, Sr. (51B) died on November 13, 1804 and was buried in the Jonathan Wood Cemetery in Scott County, Virginia.Nancy (Davidson) Wood died on April 17, 1827 and was buried in the Jonathan Wood Cemetery in Scott County, Virginia.
Jonathan took a prominent part in the early history of Scott County, Virginia.He was recommended to His Excellency, the Governor of Virginia by the first court as a suitable person to be added to the list of magistrates for the county.Acting on this recommendation, the Governor appointed him as magistrate and he qualified at the the June term of court, 1816.At the May term of 1819, he qualified as a constable of the county.On February 13,1821, he became sheriff of the county, a position which he again held in 1822.He served as commissioner of the revenue for the South Side and was county surveyor for manyyears.
References:History of Scott County, Virginia, by Robert M. Addington 1932, pages 293 and 295.