Pleasant Beaty Wood
Pleasant Beaty Wood was born April 3, 1847 in Tennessee. He was the son
of Jessie Wood and Matilda Beaty Wood. Jessie Wood was born in 1810 in North Carolina, the
son of Jesse Wood and Nancy Cates Wood. Jessie married May 19, 1833 to Matilda Beaty who
was born in 1812, the daughter of John Beaty, Jr. Pleasant's brothers and sisters were
Thomas G., David W., Matthew Benton, William Yeatman, John, Mary Jane and Dudley D. Jesse
Wood the first was born in 1771 in North Carolina and was the son of Belfield Wood, Sr.
The first Jesse was married a second time to Widow Wright but his first wife is unknown to
me. His children were: Matthew, Spencer, John, Isaac, Elisha, Jesse, Belfield, Jr.
Belfield Wood, Sr. was born in 1752 in Virginia and died April 8, 1836. His first wife's
name was unknown but he married the second time to Nancy Kidwell on March 15, 1810. Nancy
was born in 1792. My information is that Belfield Sr. lived in North Carolina as a child
but moved to Pendleton County, South Carolina with his first wife and lived there
twenty-two years. He came to Fentress County in 1826. So far all I know is he was the
father of Jesse, Belfield, Jr., Elisha, Matthew, and Spencer.
Pleasant married Nancy Jane Moody born April 16, 1851, the daughter of Peter and Nancy
Evens Moody. They had seven children: Johnny Eddie who married Tint Crouch; Matilda Ann
who married Wood Gillentine and John Wesley Crouch; Sophia who married Charles Gilletine;
Bates who married Isobel Koger; Garden who married Minnie Parris; Kate who married Tom
Crouch and Martha Abigail who married Elmore Crouch.
Pleasant Beaty Wood died December 9, 1926 and Nancy Jane died November 7, 1908. They are
both buried in the Ben Moody Cemetery in Travisville, Tennessee.
by Janice B. Lee