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  • ID: I11096
  • Name: Richard WOODS
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1690 in Berkley,Bristol,Massachusetts
  • Death: Bef 6 AUG 1743 in Morristown,New Jersey
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    ID: I2882
    Name: Richard WOODS
    Given Name: Richard
    Surname: Woods
    Title: Sr.
    Sex: M
    Birth: Abt 1690 in of Berkley,Bristol,Massachusetts
    Death: 6 Aug 1743 in ,Morris,New Jersey 1
    Reference Number: 1572
    Change Date: 05 Dec 1999 at 16:31:22

    Marriage 1 Hopestill HATHAWAY b: Abt 1694 in Berkley,Bristol,Massachusetts
    Married: in ,,Massachusetts
    Abigail WOODS birth b: 20 May 1721 in Berkley,Bristol,Massachusetts
    Richard WOODS birth b: 1723 in Berkley,Bristol,Massachusetts
    Hopestill WOODS birth b: 2 Aug 1725 in Berkley,Bristol,Massachusetts
    Christopher WOODS birth b: 26 Apr 1731 in Berkley,Bristol,Massachusetts

    Title: New Jersey Archives 1st Series
    Note: Abstract of Wills Vol. II= "1743, Aug. 9 - Woods, Richard, of Morris Co., Int. (intestate). = Woods, his son. Bondsman - Jonathan Osborn. Both of Morris Co. = John Harrison. 1743, Aug. 6 - Inventory (49.13.6 pounds) includes note of Natl. S= Smith's anvil (8 pounds), vice (1 pound), bellows, etc. (10.11.00 = Appraisers - Solomon White, Nathl. Wheeler. Morris Wills 4N."

    From the files of Stephen M. Lawson

    Richard Wood and Hopestill Hathaway

    Richard Wood and Rebecca

    Sarah Wood and Thomas Highsmith

    Martha Elizabeth Highsmith and Asa Kerby

    Elizabeth Kerby and John Joseph Sears

    Chesley Sears and Elizabeth C. McClanahan

    Malinda Margaret Sears and Scott Cyrus Freeman

    Lucy Jane Freeman and James Martin Lawson

    Donald VanHoosier Lawson and Iva Melvina Freeman

    Stephen Martin Lawson


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    Richard and Hopestill (Hathaway) Wood
    Richard WOOD - b. about 1690; d. before Aug. 6, 1743, Morristown, NJ. Estate inventoried Aug. 6, 1743, Morris Co., NJ. Richard and Hopestill are mentioned in the will of Isaac HATHAWAY, brother of Hopestill. Resided at Dighton, Bristol Co., MA in 1712 where 4 children were born 1721-1731, and at Berkeley, MA in 1735. Married in MA, probably about 1720.

    Hopestill HATHAWAY - b. about 1694, probably in Bristol Co., MA. Daughter of Isaac HATHAWAY and Mary PITTS.


    Children of Richard and Hopestill Wood
    Abigail - b. May 20, 1721, Dighton, Bristol Co., MA. Intentions to marry Abraham HATHAWAY published Oct. 11, 1735, Morristown, NJ. But all the children of Abraham (b. Jan. 28, 1718, Dighton, MA; d. by 1787, Washington Co., PA) are recorded to Abraham and Sarah.
    Richard - b. Apr. 29, 1723, Dighton, Bristol Co., MA; d. between Aug. 15 and Sep. 19, 1756, Morristown, NJ.
    Hopestill - b. Aug. 2, 1725, Dighton, Bristol Co., MA.
    Christopher - d. Apr. 26, 1731, Dighton, Bristol Co., MA.


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    Richard and Rebecca Wood
    Richard WOOD - b. Apr. 29, 1723, Dighton, Bristol Co., MA; d. between Aug. 15 and Sep. 19, 1756, Morristown, NJ. Son of Richard Wood and Hopestill Hathaway. Benjamin HATHAWAY, first cousin of Richard's mother, was at Morristown during the same period (refer to HATHAWAY line). Richard, a blacksmith, renewed the covenant at First Presbyterian Church of Morristown Mar. 20, 1748. His first wife, Sarah (b. about 1727; d. Jan. 16, 1749, Morristown, NJ), was mother of Hopestill, Ahijah, and Samuel. Sarah had been baptized and renewed the covenant on Feb. 24, 1744. Richard married second about 1749 at Morristown, NJ.

    Rebecca - d. after Sep. 19, 1756 (the date she renewed the covenant at the First Presbyterian Church of Morristown, NJ, as a widow).


    Children of Richard and Sarah Wood
    Hopestill - bap. Feb. 24, 1745, First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, NJ. Daughter of Richard and Sarah.
    Ahijah - b. about 1744, probably at Morristown, NJ; d. Apr. 11, 1828, Manwood farm, Keene, Jessamine Co., KY. Son of Richard and Sarah. Removed to Fayette Co., KY by 1770. Built Fort Bryant near current site of Lexington, KY. Married about 1763 Mary Jane MORESON (or MORRISON) (b. about 1747; d. Sep. 21, 1834, Keene, KY). Children: Samuel married Polly HIGHSMITH; Jonathan married Margaret INMAN; Abijah married Sarah LANDCASTER; Sarah married Mr. HUDSPATH; Elizabeth married Mr. VAN CLEAVE; Catherine married James HIGHSMITH; Mary married Mr. FROST; Richard married Esther RICE; Martha; and possibly Christopher.
    Samuel - bap. Mar. 20, 1748, First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, NJ.
    Children of Richard and Rebecca Wood
    Sarah - bap. Apr. 21, 1751, First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, NJ; d. 1820-30, Crawford Co., IL. Married Thomas HIGHSMITH.
    Richard - bap. Jan. 14, 1753, First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, NJ.
    Hannah - bap. Nov. 17, 1754, First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, NJ.
    Phebe - bap. Sep. 19, 1756, First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, NJ. Phebe was born after the death of her father.


    Torrey, in New England Marriages Prior to 1700, records the following Taunton, MA WOOD marriages.

    Joseph Wood/Atwood m Esther? Walker (1650-1696); 1 Jan 1679; Taunton
    William Wood m Dorothy (Wetherell) Irish, w Elias; 1 Apr. 1686; Taunton


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  • Change Date: 8 JAN 2003 at 17:26:01

    Marriage 1 Hopestill HATHAWAY b: 1694 in Taunton,Bristol,Masachusette
      1. Has Children Richard WOODS b: 29 APR 1723 in Dighton,Bristol,Massachusetts c: 29 APR 1723 in Drighton,Bristol,Massacusetts
      2. Has No Children Abigail WOODS b: 20 MAY 1721 in Dighton,Bristol,Massachusetts
      3. Has No Children Hopestill WOODS b: 2 AUG 1723 in Dighton,Bristol,Massachusetts
      4. Has No Children Christopher WOODS b: 26 APR 1731 in Dighton,Bristol,Massachusetts

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