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Mary Woods (Campbell)

Also Known As: "Margaret", "Catherine"
Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Argyllshire, Scotland
Death: June 1742 (51)
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States (Mary was the first white woman in the Valley (Shenandoah) murdered by Indians in 1742)
Place of Burial: Crozet, Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir James Campbell of Auchinbreck, 5th Baronet and Susan Campbell
Wife of Michael Woods, of "Blair Park"
Mother of Archibald Woods; Michael Woods, Jr.; Hannah Wallace; Col. John Woods; Margaret Wallace and 7 others
Sister of James Campbell; Gilbert Campbell; William Campbell; Lady Margaret Jean Anderson (Campbell); Alexander Campbell and 3 others
Half sister of Camerona Campbell; margaret Campbell; donald Campbell; cameron Campbell; Duncan Campbell and 2 others

Managed by: Ofir Friedman
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About Mary Woods

Michael Wood's first cousin. Her sister Elizabeth married Michael's brother Samuel.

From Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Mar 29 2017, 21:58:58 UTC

daughter of Sir James Campbell 5th Bt. of Auchinbreck and Lady Susan Campbell, she was christened: Cannongate, Edinburgh Her title before marrying a commoner, and coming to the USA was Lady, but as soon as she stepped on USA soil, she lost her title. Although she may still have been called, "Lady" As we were still under British rule... This was not actually "America" until 1776

married Michael Marion Woods (about) 1704, children from this union:

  1. Magdelena 1705-1796 m#1 Capt John McDowell m#2 Benjamin F Borden Heiress of the Borden Estate "the wealthiest woman on the frontier" m#3 John Bowyer
  2. Archibald 1706-1768 m/Isabella Goss
  3. Michael Jr 1708-1777 Capt French & Indian War m/Anne Lambert
  4. Hannah 1710- m/William Wallace lived on Piedmont Plantation Greenwood neighborhood still owned by family today
  5. Col John "Jake" 1712-1791 m/Susannah Anderson
  6. Margaret 1714-1756 m/Andrew Wallace
  7. Col William 1715-1782 served Revolutionary War received land grants for his service m/Susannah Wallace
  8. Richard 1716-1779 m#1 Elizabeth A Stuart m#2 Janet Woods
  9. Charles 1719-1760 m/Lettice Campbell
  10. Martha 1720-1790 owned "Thornhill Plantation" m/Peter Wallace Jr
  11. Andrew 1722-1781 m/Martha Poage
  12. Sarah 1724-1792 m/Joseph Lapsley

she was killed by Indians. One of the Woods researchers was the late St. Clair County, Missouri historian, John Mills. He once found the graves of both Michael Woods (Sr.) and his wife, Mary Catherine Campbell near the first site of the Forks of the James Meeting House, somewhere near Glasgow, Virginia. That site has now been lost. Graves were moved to accommodate either a freeway or highway junction, leaving only these two behind(flat marble slabs) -- and unmaintained.

On the monument that may still exist with these graves, according to the late Mr. Mills, is an inscription noting that Mary was the first white woman in the Valley (Shenandoah) murdered by Indians in 1742. It is believed this was the same incident in which her son-in-law John McDowell sold liquor to the Iroquois party on its way to attack Cherokee on a hunting excursion that went too far north

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Direct Descendant My Maternal 8th Great Grandmother

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Mary Woods's Timeline

June 2, 1690
Edinburgh, Argyllshire, Scotland
May 11, 1706
Age 15
Dunshanglin, Meath, Ireland
May 11, 1706
Age 15
Meath, Dunshanglin Casle, Ireland
Age 19
Meath, Dunshanglin Castle, Ireland
February 19, 1712
Age 21
Dublin, Meath, Ireland, Eire
Age 22
Age 23
Dunshanglin, County Meath, Munster, Ireland
November 2, 1715
Age 25
Dunshaughlin, Meath, Meath, Ireland
Age 28
Masth, Dunshanglin Castle, Iceland