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About John Woody
Source: His gravemarker
John Wooddy, an Arkansas Pioneer, was born in Virginia in 1792, a son of William and Jane Small Wooddy. He was raised in Kentucky and Tennessee, came to Arkansas in about 1825 and had settled in Washington County by 1828. John Wooddy served in Porter's Co. Tenn. Militia from Sept or Oct 1813 for 3 months and in 2nd Tenn. Regiment of General Andrew Jackson's Expedition to Pennsacola, Florida. He was a 3rd Lieutenant in Coffee's Brigade of Gen. Jackson's Army at the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812. John Wooddy was one of the commissioners who, in the 1820's, located the site for and named Fayetteville, Arkansas in honor of his former home in Tennessee. John Wooddy lived in this area in the 1830's then in Benton County and here again after the Civil War.
John Woody's Timeline
August 29, 1792
VA, United States
Father: William Woody
Marriage 1 Nancy "Massey" Beavers
Story from William A. Eoff entitled "A Few Names of the Pioneer Settlers on the Left Prong of Crooked Creek and Vicinity":
We also surmise that the wife of John Woody was a Banks, probably the sister of William Banks. The sparse records of Albemarle and Amherst also infer that Thomas Woody was another relative of John, William and Henry; however, the land tax records of these counties do not contain a record of a single Woody land owner from 1782 to 1805. So, neither Thomas or his descendants owned property and references to Thomas are even rarer than those to William. Thomas died in Amherst in the summer of 1784. His widow, Mary, later married James Edmonds in 1791. We have not found much to estimate the birth date of Thomas, but the records suggest that he was at least as old as Henry. So he could have been Henry's brother or a younger brother of John. One descendant of William Banks Woody has suggested that Thomas was the father of William, but that descendant did not seem to know about the Woody connection in Goochland. Also, the name Thomas was hardly ever used by the descendants of William Banks Woody. There were other Henry and William Woodys that lived in the same general area as the subjects of this page, but we believe we have accounted for them.
January 17, 1816
Lincoln, Tennessee, USA
September 2, 1820
Lincoln County, TN, United States
Elvira Wooddy, born Sept. 2, 1820 in Lincoln County, TN.
June 6, 1827