About James Wood, Jr.
James Wood, Jr. (1741-1813) was deputy surveyor of Frederick County and represented the county in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1766 to 1776 and in the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1776. He served as governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1796 to 1799. Wood negotiated the Treaty of Fort Pitt with the Shawnee Indians in 1775, making possible the successful expedition of General George Rogers Clark. He fought in the Revolutionary War as a colonel, commanding the Virginia Regiment at the Battle of Brandywine; later, he was a Brigadier-General of Virginia troops. Wood county, West Virginia is named for him.
He was the son of Col. James Wood & Mary Rutherford.
James Wood, Jr., married Jean Moncure in 1775; they had no surviving children.
Wood was commissioned a Captain of Virginia troops by the Governor, Lord Dunmore, in 1774. He negotiated the Treaty of Fort Pitt with the Shawnee Indians the following year. Wood was an officer of the U.S. Continental Army during the American Revolution and the 11th Governor of Virginia, serving from 1796 till 1799. Wood was from Frederick County, Virginia and represented the county in the House of Burgesses from 1766 to 1776.