Bio: John Wood md. (2) Mrs. Mariah (Walker) Pinckard, wd./o James Pinckard
WOOD, JOHN, Baptist minister, was born probably in Hancock County, Ga., and died in Talladega County, where he is buried; brother of Brumfield Wood, at one time secretary of State of Georgia; grandfather of James Pinckard Wood (q.v.). He was a Baptist minister and served churches at Newman and LaGrange, Ga., and removed from that state to Alabama before the War of Succession. He was a lieutenant in the Florida Indian Wars of 1837 and 1838. He soon became prominent in Baptist affairs in Talladega and Chambers Counties, where he located and was the organizer of the Cary association. During the period of sectional agitation he was very active in his efforts for succession. His work for prohibition in this State between 1850 and 1875 is referred to in Bledsoe’s History of the East Liberty association. Married: (1) Charlotte Evans; (2) Mariah, widow of James Pinckard, who lost his life while hunting near Forsyth, Monroe County, Ga.
Children: by first wife: 1. William W., Baptist minister; 2. Augustus Evans, born June 1, 1818, in Hancock County, Ga. and died at Brundidge, January 31, 1865, merchant, Baptist, Democrat and member of the home guards of Mobile, and father of James Pinckard Wood (q.v.); 3. James Brumfield; 4. William Ashley; 5. John, Baptist minister; 6. Charlotte; by second wife: 7. E. R., member of the house of representatives from and tax collector of Talladega County; 8. Hervey, Baptist minister; 9. Sylvanus B.; 10. Mariah; 11. Emily Boardman; 12. Adonian Judson; 13. Ann H.; 14. Andrew Fuller, member of legislature of Texas, and author of the confederate pension law of that state. Last residence: Talladega.
Source:History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volumn IV, by Thomas McAdory Owen, LL.D., Marie Bankhead Owen, published by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Chicago, 1921; Pg. 1798