GENERATION 1, Robert Wood (Senior).
Robert Wood (Senior) is the earliest member of the family that I have traced so far. He was born sometime between 1790 and 1800 in South Carolina. He married in South Carolina Susannah (Susan) (last name unknown). She had been born in South Carolina 1797-98. Robert and his wife were still in SC when their son Charles was born about 1821 but had moved to Alabama when their son Robert was born 1823-24 and to GA when their son Josiah was born about 1826. Robert established his residence in Pike Co., GA by the time of the 1826 Tax Digest when Zachariah Godwin paid his poll tax as his agent (Robert was not present when tax was collected). He lived east of Zebulon on Land Lot 132 of the 8th District (purchased from Joseph J. Carson on Jan. 9, 1830) which stayed in the family for over a hundred years. He won land in the 1832 GA Land Lottery in Cherokee Co., (LL193, Dist. 9. 4th Sec. and LL150, Dist.20. 3rd Sec.) He died sometime between 1831 when he is found in the Tax Digest and 1834 when only Susannah is listed. He is probably buried in an unmarked grave in the Wood Family Cemetery located on his former farm. His wife Susannah died between 1866 and 1871 and is also most likely buried in the Wood Cemetery. Their Children were:
Sarah Wood born about 1839.
John McDonal Wood born 1841, moved to Shelby Co. TX and served in the CSA from there, died 1904 in Shelby Co. TX. His children were:
Henry W. Wood. Served as a private from July 8, 1861 in Co. A, 13th GA Regt., Evans Brigade, Army of N VA., captured at Gettysburgh, PA on July 4, 1863, took oath of allegiance to US and enlisted in US service at Fort Delaware on Aug. 1, 1863.
Mary Ann Wood born 1819-20, married on January 8, 1835 in Pike Co. to Robert Reeves. Moved to Talapoosa Co. AL before the 1850 census and back in Pike Co., GA by 1870. Her children were:
Susan Reeves, born about 1838.
Jeremiah (Robert?) Reeves, born about 1840.
Charles Reeves, born about 1842.
John Reeves, born about 1847.
Martha C. Reeves, born about 1845.
Sarah E. Reeves, born about 1847-48.
Elijah Bloomer Reeves, born 1849-50, married Josephine Elizabeth Reeves, died October 9, 1898. His children:
C. Roy Reeves born Aug. 12, 1884, died Nov. 9, 1941.
Charles Wood born about 1821 in SC, married on January 5, 1845 in Pike Co. to Cissica (Lena) Rogers, moved to Talapossa Co., Al in 1850, back to Pike Co. and finally to Alcorn Co. Miss. about 1868 and died their after 1870. Served as a private in Co. A, 13th GA Regt., Evans Brigade, Gordon's Div., Army of N VA, last on roll on Dec. 30, 1861. His children were:
M.E. Wood (daughter) born about 1869.
Kate Wood born about 1871.
M.L. Wood (daughter) born about 1874.
N.C. Wood (son) born about 1877.
S.E.J Wood (daughter) born about 1879.
John (Jack) W. Wood born about 1848. Served in Co. A, 13th GA Infantry Regt., Evans Brigade, Gordon's Div., Army of N VA as a private from March 7, 1863, discharged with a disability on Feb. 27, 1865.
Susannah E. Wood born about 1850;
Josiah Wood born about 1853;
Mary A.F. Wood born about 1855-56, married ? Mosely;
James M. Wood born 1856-58.
Charles D. Wood born about 1862;
Alexander Wood (male) born about 1865;
Sarah J. Wood born about 1868.
(Note: in 1870 their is another William Wood living with Charles who was born about 1847. This is not William Robert who is living next to his father. He is not found with Charles in 1850, or 60. I believe that this is Josiah Wood, Charles' nephew - son of Robert. He is not in the 1870 Pike Co., GA census. Perhaps he is using his middle name or an alias because of the trouble back in GA.)
* Robert Wood (Junior) our ancestor see generation 2 for his family.
Josiah V. Wood born about 1826 in GA, married on September 13, 1849 in Pike Co. to Mary Susan Andrews. He was a brickmason and farmer. Moved from Pike Co. about 1868. He served as a private in Co. A, 13th GA Regt., Gordon's Brigade, Army of N VA from March 4, 1862. Admitted Hospital #2 at Richmond VA with diarrhea on May 1, 1863. Returned to duty May 15, 1863, retired on May 1, 1864. His children were:
Rebecca L. Wood, born about 1853.
Mary E. Wood, born about 1855.
Susan M. Wood, born about 1857.
Elizabeth Wood born about 1827 in GA, married about 1845 to John Rogers, died after 1870. Her children were:
John W. Rogers, born Dec. 4 1853, married about 1885 to Emma Williams, died Mar 1, 1939. His children were:
Marvin A. Rogers, born Jan. 5, 1888, married Kiturah Chapman, died Jan. 7, 1942. His children were:
Ethel Rogers married Tom Middlebrooks.
Edward (Eddie) Rogers born Mar. 31, 1892, died Nov. 11, 1916.
Jessie (f) Rogers Born Nov. 16, 1894, died Dec. 15, 1913.
Carrie Rogers, born about 1856.
Alexander Rogers, born about 1864.
C.D. (m) Rogers, born about 1862.
S.J.. (f) Rogers born about 1868.
Matthew Wood born about 1830 in Pike Co., married on September 9, 1859 in Pike Co. to Ellen J. Reid (who died on Aug. 6, 1860). Served from September 9, 1861 as a private in Co. G, 27th Brigade, Colquitt's Army, Army of N VA "Pike & Spalding Co. Line Guards". Died of Typhoid Pneumonia at General Hospital #18, Richmond VA on November 25, 1861. His child was:
Robert Wood (Junior - used by me only to distinguish him from his father) was born about 1823-24 in Alabama according to the 1860 & 70 Census. He came to Pike Co., GA with his parents. He was married in Pike Co. by the Rev. James B. Hanson on April 4, 1854 to Sarah Rogers, the daughter of Lemuel and Elizabeth Wright Rogers. I can not find a listing for him in the 1850 Census but in 1860 he is in Pike and lists his occupation as a mechanic. A mechanic in those days was generally someone who set up and repaired mills. In the 1870 Census he lists himself as a farmer. Neither Robert or Sarah could read or write according to the census of 1860, but Sarah says she can in 1900. He died after the 1870 Census and before May 29, 1871 in Pike Co., when Sarah applied for a homestead exemption, traditionally from wounds received in a gunfight between him and his son Josiah, and Josiah's and brothers-in-law. Sarah Rogers Wood was born in October 1826 in GA and died between 1907 and 1910 in Pike Co. She and her husband are buried in the Wood Family Cemetery in Pike Co.
According to her granddaughter Ludie Wood Williamson, during the Christmas season in 1879. Sarah Roger Wood was visiting and her sons John and James had gone to Barnesville. While they were away the homeplace caught fire and one of Sarah's granddaughters, Nellie Buchanan, was smothered. Sarah's son Wiley was sent to tell her and bring her home. Along the way the mule he was riding thru him and he broke his neck. As Sarah returned home she found him lying in the road dead. In one day she had lost her home, a son , and a granddaughter.
The children of Robert and Sarah Rogers Wood were:
(Note that it seem that Josiah was born about 7 years prior to the marriage of his parents. The question arises as to whether he is the son of Robert. I can not find him or Robert in the 1850 Census. After moving to TX, the issue arose as to the settlement of his father's, Robert, estate. Some of his siblings (James, Mary, Wiley, Carrie, and Susannah) were disputing his right to any share of the estate (not his brother John) because of the question of his birth. On Jan. 13, 1879, he sent a legal paper back to GA which is filed in the deed records (book R, page 186). In it he states that to protect his mother from the public shame such a dispute would cause, he would renounce any claim of the estate.)
Josiah's second wife, Pocahantas, lived in Williamson until her death in the 1940's and received a pension from GA for her husband's service. Another family story deals with an incident that happened to her while living in TX. Josiah was away from home and would be gone for some time. While he was gone she was bitten by a snake and she knew that she would die before Josaih returned. In order to provide for her children until his return, she began to bake and cook food for her children over a wood stove. The heat over the stove caused her to sweat the poison out of her system.
The children of Josiah by his first marriage were:
Jonathan (John) M. Wood born December 1869. Married on October 1, 1893 to Mary Ida Marshall. In 1900 & 1910 lived in Bibb Co., GA. Committed suicide in Macon about 1923 or 24. His children were:
Lucy M. Wood
William Walton Wood
Nettie Jeanette Wood
Adeline (Addie) Wood
Malcolm Lamar Wood
The children of Josiah by his second marriage were:
Jackie Marie Cole born April 1900, married James Alva Seagraves, died Jan 31, 1979 and had:
Mary Alice Seagraves who married a Martin.
Marie E. Seagraves who married a Kilpatrick.
William B. Seagraves in Martinsville VA in 1994
Charles Bradley Seagraves born about 1933. married Betty Watts, died May 15, 1994. His children were: Melissa Seagraves who married Henry Banks; Darrell Seagraves who married Marsha.
George Gordon Cole born Sept. 1895.
Jesse James Cole born Feb. 5, 1905, married on May 24, 1924 to Sarah M. Reynolds. died Sept. 3, 1964. His children were:
Carolyn Cole who married a Mathis.
William (Bill, Willie) Cole born about 1903.
Ella Wood born Oct. 19, 1874 in Miss and died Feb. 28, 1918.
George Gordon Wood born about 1877 in Miss. and died as a child.
Annie Wood born June 27, 1880 in TX and married 1st to Scott Moore who died before 1900, and second to John Doris, died on April 15, 1983 in East Point, GA. Her child by her 1st husband was:
Her child by her 2nd marriage was:
John Bradley (Brad) Wood born Sept. 27, 1882 in TX, married Dec. 25, 1904 to Bessie Lowe Dickinson, died April 24, 1932. His children were:
Mary Wood born Jan. 1910 married on Nov. 11, 1932 to Hugh E. Crowder
Collie Wood born about 1906 and married June 15, 1925 to Marvin E. Crowder
Albert Winston Wood born April 1, 1908 and died May 30, 1925.
Child born and died before 1900.
Child born and died before 1900.
James Robert (Jim) Wood born Jan. 19, 1856 in Pike Co., GA. Married 1st on Dec. 13, 1874 in Pike Co. to Fredonia Williams, married 2nd on Oct. 20, 1898 in Pike Co. to Mrs. Tallulah (Ludie) Williams Johnson (sister of 1st wife), died April 28, 1935 in Pike Co. and buried in the Wood Family Cemetery. His children by his 1st wife were:
Cecil (f) Wood born about 1897, married Samuel Hollomon, died in Miami FL in the early 1960's. Her children were:
Georgia Wood born Nov. 20, 1898, married 1st. Ray Stearns, married 2nd Carl Wallis, died June 15, 1980. Her child by marriage 1 was:
By marriage 2 was:
Annie Fredonia Wood born Nov. 20, 1900, married on July 1927 to Gus A. Seidel.
William Arthur Wood born Oct. 14, 1902, married Clodie Kendrick on Dec. 27, 1923, died Feb. 23, 1996. His children were:
William Arthur Wood Jr. married Nancy Wellborn. His children were: Terry Ann Wood who married Tommy Howle and had Nathan Howle and Tommy Howle; Donna Wood who married 1st Todd Donegan and had by him Wesley Donegan and Emily Donegan, and married 2nd Dana Head and had Abbie Head; and Kendrick (Ken) Wood.
Robert Benjamin Wood born Sept. 27, 1904. married Helen Shockley and died Dec. 10, 1969 in Cocoa Beach FL. His children were:
Robert Benjamin Wood Jr.
Nancy (Mamie) C. Wood born Nov. 16, 1906, married Herman Andrews, died Oct. 19, 1979.
Jessie (Jerry) M. Wood born Sept. 20, 1910, married Vernon Greer, died July 2, 1967.
Morgan Howard Wood born Oct. 27, 1913, died May 31, 1915.
Maybell Wood born Feb. 2, 1879, married on Dec. 23, 1897 to Early Owen, died Nov. 17, 1969 in Upson Co. She and her husband ran a boarding house "Owen Heights" which housed 25 to 40 boarders during the summer. Her children were:
William Harold Owen born June 20, 1903, married Edna H., died April 27, 1975. His children were:
Eunice (Emmie) Owen born about 1901, married Roscoe P. Barrett. Her child was:
Marvin Virgil Owen born April 24, 1911, married Allyne Hancock, died June 27, 1959. His child was:
Arthur W. Wood born Dec. 1880.
Virgil Wood born Dec. 1887.
Nellie Wood born July 1890, married Nov. 14, 1912 to Zonnie Padgett Bowers, lived in Charlotte, NC.
Morris Wood born March 27, 1895, died August 11, 1939.
* John Caldwell Wood our ancestor, see generation 3.
Mary Ellen (Sis) Wood born June 24, 1859 in Pike Co., GA. Married in Pike Co. on Dec. 16, 1877 to Rufus Alonza Buchanan. Died Nov. 11, 1939 in Pike Co. and buried in the Wood Family Cemetery. Her children were:
James (Jim) Robert Buchanan born May 26, 1881, married on Aug. 23, 1903 to Mattie Kendrick, died Dec. 24, 1904.
Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie). Buchanan born Nov. 1882, married on August 7, 1901 to Archie Sylvester (Vesta) Weaver. Her children were:
Mary Weaver born about 1910, married I.G. Johnson, died Mar. 20, 1985. Her child was:
Ben Hill Buchanan born Feb. 4, 1885, died July 6, 1885.
Martha Frances Buchanan born June 1886, married on May 6, 1905 to C.D. Martin, died before Nov. 1939.
Rufus C. (Coley R., Donnie) Buchanan born Feb. 1888, married about 1907 Lena B.
William Otis Buchanan born Nov. 1889, married about 1909 Annie Carrabaeil.
Josiah S. (Joe) Buchanan born July 1891, married March 5, 1929 to Mrs. Hazel Braden.
Sara Buchanan born Aug. 7, 1893, died Aug. 21. 1893.
Wylie B. Buchanan born Sept. 1894, died 1960.
John H. Buchanan born Sept. 1894, married 1st ? on Dec. 23, 1920 to Lillian Smith, married 2nd ? on June 12, 1921 to Mabel Story.
Wiley J. Wood born about 1864 in Pike Co., died Dec. 1879 and buried in the Wood Family Cemetery (see story above).
Martha Caroline (Carrie) Wood born April 1866 in Pike Co., married on Dec. 13, 1882 in Pike Co. to James W. Parker, died after 1910. Her children were:
Robert A. Parker born April 1884.
Bessie Lee Parker born March 25, 1887, married on Jan. 5, 1908 to James Ira Harden, died Jan. 16, 1982. Her children were:
Wynton H. Harden born about 1912, married Hazel Williams, died April 17, 1989. His child was Maxine Harden who married Russ Parish
Mary H. Harden married a Jones and lived in Cheyenne, WY in 1989.
Jacqueline Harden no marriage lived in Atlanta.
James P. Harden born about 1909, married Evelyn Mullins, died Mar.21, 1995. His child was:
John Ira Harden Jr.
Charles F. Harden.
Williams G. Harden.
Sarah Harden married a Drouin and livved in Biloxi, Miss.
Lilly Mae Parker born Aug. 1889, not married in 1929.
Charles T. (Charlie) Parker born Dec. 1891, married on Dec. 21, 1915 to Naomi Park, lived in Hampton GA. His children were:
Larry W. Parker
Carolyn Parker married a McCarty.
June Parker married an Echols.
Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Parker born Oct. 1893, died Oct. 14, 1978, no marriage.
Birdie Bill Parker born Nov. 1895, married ? Herman Grant (if not her, one of her sisters married Grant).
Ernest Lincoln (Lee, Shank) Parker born Feb. 1899, married on July 5, 1921 to Ruby Chapman, died Dec. 8, 1983. His child was:
Susan Laura Danielly born in 1955 married a Steven Garrett.
James W. Parker Jr. born about 1903, served in navy.
Frank Parker died as a child.
Frank Parker born about 1907, died as a child after 1910 (2 children named Frank).
James Bowman Parker born about 1901, served in the navy.
Minnie P. (Mamie) Parker born 1905, married Linton Morris Shehee, in 1982 livied in ` Pensacola, FL. , died there in 1983. Her child was:
Susannah (Willie) Wood born about 1868-69, died July 1879 of malarial fever.
John Caldwell Wood was born on August 19, 1857 in Pike Co., GA. I believe that he was named for Dr. John Caldwell who lived nearby. On February 27, 1881 he married ,in Pike Co., Payola Atchison Waller, daughter of James and Nancy Peugh Waller. Payola had been born in Spalding Co., GA on March 2, 1858. For most of his life he lived on the Barnesville Road east of Zebulon on the land that had belonged to his grandfather. For two years around 1932 he lived on Concord Street in Zebulon. He was a farmer. Payola died of cancer of the bladder on November 30, 1928 and John died of organic heart lesion on November 27, 1934. They both died in Pike Co. and are buried in the Wood Family Cemetery. Their children were:
Teri Frances Hendricks born July 5, 1962.
Todd Andrew Hendricks born April 8, 1966.
Ted Anthony Hendricks born Feb. 12, 1970
Sonya Hendricks born April 22, 1961.
Trella Mae English born Sept. 18, 1936, married 1st on March 25, 1955 to W. Michael Dickerson, married 2nd Fred Couvillion Sr. Her children were:
Derek Dickerson born June 27, 1964.
Michelle Dickerson born May 11, 1968, married Eric Keith Batten on July 31, 1982.
Angeline Joyce English born Nov. 13, 1939, married William Abney. Her children were:
Alesha Joyce Abney born April 2, 1972.
Joe Henry White born about 1904, died 1972, lived in Hogansville GA and had 8 children.
Annie Mae White born about 1909, married Elmer L. Williams, died May 15, 1981. her child:
Raymond F. White born about 1906, lived in Henegar AL.
Doris White married Boe Wells, lived in Rainsville, AL.
Bertha White married 1st Patterson, married 2nd Maynard Keith, lived in Hogansville, GA. Her child by 1st husband :
Lena Pearl White married Jack Smith and lived in Ft. Payne, AL.
James F. White lived in Boaz, AL.
Corry White lived in Barnesville, GA.
Twins born dead.
Effie Pauline Wood born in July 1885, married in Pike Co. on Aug. 7, 1901 to Walter D. White (brother of sister's husband), died June 29, 1907 in Pike Co., buried in Wood Family Cemetery. No children.
Mary Ella Wood born on Sept. 5, 1887 in Pike Co., married in Pike Co. on Oct. 1, 1905 to Ollie Jones Cannafax, died in Pike Co. on Jan. 15, 1929 and buried in Ebenezer Church Cemetery in Lamar Co., GA. Her children were:
Her children by husband #2 were:
Patsy Wade born Nov. 12, 1964.
John Pope Cannafax born Feb. 26, 1931, married on Oct. 3, 1950 to Joanne Cochran. His children were:
Joe Mark Cannafax born Oct. 23, 1963.
Carla Lou Cannafax born Jan. 3, 1966.
James Gordon Cannafax born June 22, 1943, married Connie Faye Montgomery. His child was:
Larry Lamar Cannafax born April 9, 1933, died April 24, 1957.
Ollie Josiah (Joe) Cannafax born Jan. 17, 1908, married on Dec. 24, 1932 to Evelyn V. Blanton, shot and killed on July 10, 1940. Buried in the Zebulon Methodist Church Cemetery. His children were:
Bobby Jones Harrison Jr. born April 26, 1958 married Lori Suzanne Walraven. His children were: Emily Ann Harrison born Sept. 21, 1981; and Jefferson Drew Harrison born June 11, 1984.
William (Billy) Joseph Cannafax born Mar. 18, 1935, married on Sept. 12, 1958 to June Hutchison. His children were:
Stephen Robert Cannafax born Dec. 1, 1964.
Francis Marion Cannafax born July 25, 1911, drowned in Lake Burton, GA on Aug. 31, 1931.
Jones Marvin Cannafax born Dec. 28, 1919, married on May 21, 1948 to Mrs. Pauline Hand Shaw, died Oct. 28, 1996. His children were:
Kerry Marvin Willis born Nov. 12, 1959, married on May 10, 1980 to Michele Virginia Crowder. His children were; Whitney Leigh Willis, and Ryan Charles Willis.
Cindy Susan Willis born Mar. 20, 1961, married on Mar. 8, 1986 to W. Marshall Hurd. Her children were: Brian Marshall Hurd (stepchild), Brandy Dianne Hurd (stepchild), and Elijah Kale Hurd.
Pamela Susan Cannafax born Nov. 8, 1952 married on March 4, 1973 to Robert Lee Connell. Her children were:
Robert Lee (Rob) Connell Jr. born July 27, 1980.
(male) Cannafax born and died on Oct. 3, 1928.
Feddie Masterson Wood born August 5, 1889, married in Pike Co. on Sept. 2, 1906 to J. Troy W. Bush. Died June 23, 1977 in Thomaston, Upson Co., GA on June 23, 1977 and buried in Zebulon Methodist Church Cemetery in Pike Co. No children.
Willie Mae Wood born March 5, 1891 in Pike Co., married in Pike Co. on Dec. 26, 1909 to Dewitt T. Allen. Died in Thomaston, Upson Co. GA on Nov. 7, 1979 and buried in the Thomaston City Cemetery. Her children were:
William Talmadge Allen born 1911, married Nellie Mae Dukes, died Nov. 8, 1978 His child was:
Henry Carl (Carl) Allen born about 1912, married in July 1940 Johnette Riggins, died 1990. He lived in Molena, GA. His children were:
Kay Allen married Roger Green. Lived in Meansville, GA. Her children were:
Erin Leigh Green
Ashley Ann Green
Mary Allen married Mack Owen.
Robert Sherman (Sherman) Wood born in Pike Co. on Sept. 5, 1893, married 1st in Pike Co. on April 13, 1915 to Mamie Milner, married 2nd in Moore Haven FL on June 22, 1944 to Mrs. Ann Normand. Died in Miami, Broward Co., FL on Feb. 25, 1965 and buried in Barnesville Baptist Church Cemetery in Lamar Co., GA. His children by his 1st wife were:
Mildred Wood married Edwin B. Moore, lived in Greenwood. SC. Her child was:
Harold Milner Wood born April 15, 1922, married in Lamar Co. GA on Feb. 28, 1942 to Florence Green. Served as a Sgt. with the 121st Infantry and killed in action in France on July 13, 1944, reburied in the Marietta GA National Cemetery in 1949. His child:
Child by 2nd wife was:
John Thomas Wood born August 1894 in Pike Co., died May 1909 and buried in Wood Family Cemetery.
* Ludie Payola Wood our ancestor see Wiiliamson Family Generation 5.
James Paul (Paul) Wood born Nov. 20, 1900 in Pike Co. Served in the Navy and moved to Los Angeles, CA by 1929. Married Bernice Day. Died Mar. 23, 1956 in Las Vegas,, NV. Remains were cremated and placed between his parents in the Wood Family Cemetery. His children were:
James Paul Wood Jr.
Mamie Wood born after 1900 census died as a child before the 1910 census and buried in Ebenezer Church Cemetery inn Lamar Co., GA
Jim Wood born dead between the 1900 and 1910 census.