William Woods (b 1804) TN>SC [Updated Information] - Brett Woods
Subject: William Woods (b 1804) TN>SC [Updated Information]
From: Brett Woods
Date: April 04, 1999

As has been so kindly pointed out by about eighty or so researchers, I
made a slight typo in my original query.  It has been corrected.

Once again, I'm trying to separate fact from fiction regarding William
Woods born 30 April 1804 in Greene County TN.  William was the son of
Michael Woods
and Esther Shields, and the grandson of Archibald Woods and Isabella
Gass.  I need to verify (or disprove) the following information that
seems to be out there everywhere:

ITEM:  Did William marry a Mary Polly Moore on 8 March 1822 and have a
son Andrew Jackson Woods born in August 1839?

         1.  Who was Mary Polly Moore?
         2.  Where did they marry?
         3.  Did they have any other children?

ITEM: Did William marry a Rebecca Hall (b 1808) on 26 January 1826?

         1.  Who was Rebecca Hall?
         2.   Did William and Rebecca have any children?
         3.   What happened to Mary? (presuming he really married a

ITEM:  Where did William and his wives live?

         1. There is no record of them living in Greene County TN.
         2.  Did he move to another state?

ITEM:  Where and when did William die?

         1.  There is one entry that indicates his death on 7 October
1831 (no location).
         2.  William in clearly indicated in the 7 January 1858 will of
his father Michael as his 2nd son.
         3.  If William was mentioned in 1858, then it stands to reason
he did not die in 1831.

NOTE:  There is some indication that William moved to SC and lived there
at least prior to 1850.  This may be factual due to the fact that his
cousins (the descendants Archibald and Isabella) were probably still
living in SC.  If William [and Rebecca?] were living in SC, then he
would have had at least one son, James H. Woods, who was born in SC in
about 1847.  James eventually moved [back?] to Greene County TN, and on
the 1880 Greene County TN Census shows up there married to an Elizabeth
Fox, daughter of Isaac and Rachel Fox both of Greene County TN.

I would appreciate any information or leads.  And sorry about the typo.

Brett F. Woods
Santa Fe, NM

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