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Andrew W. Woods

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Dunshanglin Castle, Dunshanglin, County Meath, Leinster, Ireland
Death: Died in Botetourt County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Michael Woods, Sr. and Lady Mary Margaret Woods (Campbell)
Husband of Martha Preston Woods
Father of Margaret Walker; James Woods; Elizabeth Woods; Rebecca Woods; Robert Woods and 6 others
Brother of Magadalena McDowell; Colonel William Woods; Archibald Woods; Michael Woods, Jr.; Samuel Woods and 8 others

Occupation: Farmer, scribe, justice of the peace, sheriff in 1777; Botetourt Co, VA High Sheriff; Botetourt Co, VA
Managed by: Kjell-Ottar Olsen
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About Andrew W. Woods

Andrew Woods (1722-1781), of Scots-Irish descent, settled in the frontier region of Pennsylvania in the early 18th century, but emigrated to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where he and his family were soon accepted among the local gentry. Throughout his life, Woods took a deep interest in his ever-growing family and community. He and his wife, Martha Poage (1728-1818), whom he married in 1750, raised six children, and at the same time, he contracted with his siblings Archibald (b. 1716) and Martha (b. 1720), to care for their mother and provide for her until death. In public life, Woods was commissioned by Patrick Henry to serve as sheriff of Botetourt County on October 18, 1777, serving for three years as a collector of taxes and fees and representative of order. (1)

Sources

  1. Woods family papers, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan.
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Andrew W. Woods's Timeline

1722
1722
Dunshanglin, County Meath, Leinster, Ireland
1745
January 31, 1745
Age 23
Province of Virginia
1747
January 31, 1747
Age 25
1751
1751
Age 29
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
1753
1753
Age 31
Albermarle Co, Virginia, United States
1755
1755
Age 33
Albermarle Co, Virginia, United States
1757
1757
Age 35
Albermarle Co, Virginia, United States
1759
1759
Age 37
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
1761
1761
Age 39
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
1764
November 14, 1764
Age 42
Augusta, Virginia