Re: John Woods, d 1790, Cumberland, PA
I am looking for the ancestor of a John Woods married to Jane Johnston who lived in Pa. The record that I have from my aunt is that William Johnston lived in County Fermangh, Ireland. He married Jane McArthur of Scotland and had two sons, and perhaps more.The second son, William married Margaret McCarty, lived in Steubenville, Pa. Their seventh child,Jane, eloped with her lover, but her father caught them at the church and married her to a much older man, John Woods from Cosen?, Ireland. They came to America (Shippensburg,Pa.) in the spring of 1802.Their son John, born in Ireland , Dec 9, 1799, died May 19, 1874, married Sara Brookins, Oct 24 1827.She died March 1840. His second wife was Rebecca Raymer.He was the brother of my ancestor, Isabella Woods who married William Phillips and lived in Richwood, Ohio.Does anyone know if this is correct? Any information would be greatly appreciated
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