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Lucy Frances Tapscott (Wood)

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Frederick, VA, USA
Death: May 2, 1888 (71)
Millwood, VA, USA
Place of Burial: Millwood, Clarke, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Alexander Wood, Sr and Gertrude Wood
Wife of Robert Francis Tapscott
Mother of Joseph Baker Tapscott; Henry Carter Tapscott; Florinda Hough; Mariah Louise Payne; Robert Clay Tapscott and 3 others
Sister of Thomas Wood; Rebecca Purcell; Mary Ellen Nisewander; Elizabeth O'Connor; Janett Anne Martin and 7 others
Half sister of Sarah Maylin and Mary Elizabeth Wood

Managed by: Patti Kay Gourley
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About Lucy Frances Tapscott

Birth: Dec. 22, 1816

Death: unknown

w/o Robert Francis Tapscott, reportedly 6th & last known child born to father, James Tapscott and 1st wife Susannah Howard Baker.

Birth: 10th of twelve known children in Frederick county, Virginia, at Audley Plantation. (became Clarke county MAR 1836, birth date from Wood family Bibles)



Lucy is found on some rootsweb worldconnect trees and elsewhere, with INCORRECT birth, death dates, and parents, HOWEVER, family Bibles of father Alexander and older brother Alexander, jr have her as 10th known born, supported by several Federal census of her and her family. Documented to us is that NO Lucy F (Wood) Tapscott is recorded buried at Old Chapel cemetery, nor do records reveal she and/or husband members ... "in the Cunningham Parish Register as being associated with the Millwood church. There is no obit for him-just a notice that Sheriff John T. Crow is the administrator of his estate."

Census: 1850, Lucy's mother, Elizabeth (Kirk) Wood (1777-1853), widow of Alexander Wood (1766-1830), is in her household (possibly where her mother died in 1853). Next household is Lucy's older brother, William Wood, who is housing her youngest brother James T (Thomas), wife and their three kids.

Census: 1880, Lucy found in household of second known son Henry as "house keeper", likely where she passed away (?).

Census: 1880, Beverly Alexander, her sixth known born, is in housedhold of Lucy's nephew, CSA veteran officer, Harvey Kemp Wood of Bates county, Missouri(ah). Beverly married a girl in neighboring Cass county, in her father's home, was farming in both Kansas & Missouri before moving to California.

Death: Following 1880 census, when in second known born son Henry's household, as widow of Robert Francis Tapscott. No stone marks her gravesite HOWEVER, it seems reasonable (?) to assume she's buried in Old Chapel cemetery where; her mother, he older brother & wife, her older sister & husband are all interred and where she buried her husband Robert F Tapscott, but NO record of such is found.

Father: Alexander Wood b: 1766 in Virginia

Mother: Elizabeth Kirk b: ABT 1777

Marriage: Robert Francis Tapscott b: 8 MAR 1817

Married: 4 APR 1843 in Clarke County, Virginia (formerly Fredreick county till MAR 1836)

Known Children¹

1) Joseph Baker Tapscott, b. 5 Jan 1844, d. 10 Mar 1932

2) Henry Carter Tapscott, b. 2 Oct 1845, d. unknown

3) Florinda Martin Tapscott, b. 19 Sep 1847, d. 8 Feb 1905

4) Maria Louise Tapscott, b. 14 Apr 1849, d. 20 May 1920

5) Robert Clay Tapscott, b. 19 Apr 1851, d. 16 May 1921

6) Beverly Alexander Tapscott, b. 30 Apr 1854, d. 23 Feb 1936

7) James Edward Tapscott, b. 5 May 1856, d. 15 Feb 1938

¹Source: Cuz Jinny Collins, a descendant of Lucy's next older sister, Florenda (Wood) Martin (1814VA-1911IL).

Family links:

 Alexander Wood (1766 - 1830)
 Elizabeth Kirk Wood (1777 - 1853)

 Robert Francis Tapscott (1817 - 1874) 
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Lucy Frances Tapscott's Timeline

December 22, 1816
Frederick, VA, USA
January 5, 1844
Age 27
October 2, 1845
Age 28
September 19, 1847
Age 30
Clarke, Virginia, USA
April 14, 1849
Age 32
Clarke, VA, USA
April 19, 1851
Age 34
April 30, 1854
Age 37
May 5, 1856
Age 39
May 2, 1888
Age 71
Millwood, VA, USA