John Wood, Sr. (c.1730 - 1780)

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Birthplace: Bedford, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Washington County, TN (then North Carolina)
Managed by: Robert Renê Lockwood
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About John Wood, Sr.

Daughters of American Revolution Ancestor #: A128030

Service: VIRGINIA Rank: PRIVATE

Birth: (CIRCA) 1730 VIRGINIA

Death: (ANTE) 5- -1780 WASHINGTON CO NORTH CAROLINA

Service Source: POFFENBARGER, THE BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT, P 95

Service Description: 1) BATTLE OF POINT PLEASANT

John wrote his will in Bedford County, Va., in 1776. He named his wife Agnes, whose maiden name was probably Griffith,and the following children: John Jr., Winifred, Milly, Elizabeth, Rachel, Agnes, Richard, Elijah and Henry. He fought with the Virginia pioneers against the Indians led by Chief Cornstalk at Point Pleasant, in Oct. 1774. They won peace with the Indians. Researches say that is why we won the Revolutions. We could not have fought the Indians on the Western border and British on Eastern border and been successful. Following this battle, he participated in Capt. Rowlands company in the Cherokee expedition in Tennessee. He helped lay out Jonesboro, Tn,. in 1779 and received lots #42, #51. On May 5, 1778 he purchased land from Jacob Brown on the south side of the Nolachuky River. While gathering maple sap in the woods, he was killed by an Indian. His will was probated in May 1780 in Washington County Tn. (then North Caroline).

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John Wood Sr.'s Timeline

1730
1730
Bedford, Virginia, USA
1745
1745
Age 15
Hampshire, West Virginia, United States
1750
1750
Age 20
VA, Bedford Co., United States
1750
Age 20
Agusta,,Virginia,USA
1752
1752
Age 22
Bedford, VA, USA
1754
1754
Age 24
1755
1755
Age 25
Bedford, VA, USA
1759
March 11, 1759
Age 29
Greenbrier, Bedford, Virginia, United States
1760
1760
Age 30
Bedford, Lincoln, MO, USA
1766
1766
Age 36
Bedford, VA, USA