Name: Jonathan WOOD
Given Name: Jonathan
Birth: ABT 1788 in Virginia now West Virginia
Death: ABT 1836 in Otter Creek Twp., Vigo County, Indiana
Burial: Probably the Wood Cemetery in Otter Creek Twp., Vigo County, Indiana
1830 Parke County, Indiana census
Change Date: 20 Apr 2015 at 16:06:58
1830 census has Jonathan's age in the 40-50 age bracket. Making him born between 1780 & 1790.
DNA testing through a male cousin of mine has positively linked my 3rd great-grandfather, Jonathan Wood to the Wood family that lived in Northumberland and Westmoreland Counties in Virginia and some descendants later moved to West Virginia to the Big Moccasin Creek area of Scott County, WV. The book "A Brief Account of the Wood Family In Virginia" by by M. B. Wood (1893, Lippincott Company, Philadelphia) has this line starting st John Wood born in England about 1636 and came to Virginia about 1655 and took out land patents, one for 1200 acres in Northumberland Co., VA dated October 12, 1658 and 1000 acres "on the south side of the Potomac River" granted January 14, 1656.
Other grants were made around this time the last one ending March 4, 1662. He married about 1662 and settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia. However, I am unable to find how my Jonathan fits in to this family. His sons, my great-great-grandfather, Isaac Wood and his brother George, both state in the 1880 census that their father was born in Virginia, Isaac's 1880 census record states his father was born in West Virginia. Any help is greatly appreciated to help me find the connection.
****Feb. 19, 1835- buys land in Vigo Co., Otter Creek twp. from James and Elizabeth Barnes.
Deed book 7, page 692. Jonathan is gone by February 1837. He is presumed dead by this time as Catherine remarries and is probably buried in the Wood Cemetery.
Elizabeth Barnes was the daughter of Snowden and Mary (Heathman) Sargent.
Elizabeth is buried in the Wood Cemetery in Vigo County, Indiana, Otter Creek twp. Elizabeth died Feb. 27, 1850 at 68 yrs. and 1 mo. Birthdate calculator computes birthdate as January 27, 1782.
Marriage of James Barnes and Elizabeth Sargent:
Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958
spouse: Elizabeth Sergent
marriage: 20 Jan 1805 ? Ross, Ohio
record title: Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958
groom's name: James Barnes
bride's name: Elizabeth Sergent
marriage date: 20 Jan 1805
marriage place: Ross, Ohio
indexing project (batch) number: M02266-1
system origin: Ohio-EASy
source film number: 281637
Another record states "James Barns" married Elizabeth Sergent on Jan. 20, 1806 in Ross Co., OH.
The 1850 Vigo Co., IN, Otter Creek twp. census states James as born in Virginia, 69 years old.. The 1860 census, James is living with daughter Julia Patrick who married George W. Patrick. James is 80 years old and his birthplace is stated as Pennsylvania. Further research shows that James was probably born in Virginia. Wife of James, Elizabeth Sargent, was born in Maryland.
Catherine CHENOWETH b: ABT 1804 in Prob Ross County, Ohio
in Parke or Vigo Co., Indiana
- Thomas WOOD b: ABT 1825 in Parke County, Indiana
- Isaac Chenoweth WOOD b: 1826 in Parke County, Indiana
- George D. WOOD b: 21 Oct 1828 in Parke County, Indiana
- Elizabeth WOOD b: ABT 1832 in Parke County, Indiana