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Woods, William James

Woods, William James

Male 1834 - 1900  (66 years)

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  • Name Woods, William James 
    Born 17 May 1834  Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census Aug 1840  Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    District 925 
    Census 1850  Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mil-Reg 4 Mar 1862  Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According the records of the GA Volunteer Infantry, Company H., 39th Regiment, Army of Tennessee, William Woods "enlisted as a private March 4, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg July 4, 1863, and paroled there July 15, 1863. Absent without leave July 28, 1863, to April 30, 1864. No later record."
    Buried Oct 1900  Holland, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    South Carolina Campground Cemetery 
    Will 17 Oct 1900  Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

    • Georgia Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Georgia County, District and Probate Courts., Wills Records, 1856-1924 (pg. 188-189).

      State of Georgia,
      Chattooga county

      I William J Woods of the county of Chattooga and state of Georgia in sound mind and good memory and being advanced in age do hereby make this my last testament and will revoking all others heretofore made.

      1st - I desire and direct that my body be buried in a decent and Christian-like manner, suitable to my circumstances and condition in life. I direct that all my just debts to be paid by my executor hereinafter appointed.

      2nd - I give and bequeath to my sons J. R. Woods and R. A. Woods, also to my daughters and their heirs, Luela E. Dorsett (wife of Robert Dorsett) heirs and J. E. Weaver (wife of Lou Weaver), the following property to wit: eighty acres (80) of land on east side of lot of land number 17B*, fifth district fourth section. Also eighty acres (80) of land on east side of lot number 152 – 5 district 4 section, said lands lying and being in the county of Chattooga and in state of Georgia. I value this land at one thousand dollars. I have also executed deed to said lands to the above-named heirs, to be equally divided among them. This share be their prorata part of my estate.

      3rd - I bequeath and give to my wife Elizabeth Woods and her heirs (by me) eighty acres (80) of lot of land on Westside number 17B* - 5 district, 4 section lying or being in Chattooga county state of Georgia. Also I give and bequeath to my wife and her heirs (by me) all my personal property and effects and all monies that I may have at my death. Also I direct that my personal property not needed on the farm be sold and the receipt from said sale be divided among my wife and her heirs.

      4th - I desire and direct should my wife (Elizabeth Woods) ever marry that her portion of my estate given her revert to her heirs by me.

      4th (sic) - I hereby appoint my son R. A. Woods as my executor this October 17, 1900 signed sealed and published by me, Wm J Woods, his last will and testament in the presence of us the undersigned the subscribers who subscribe to our names here too in presence of said testator at his special instance and request and of each other.
      J. M. Mass
      J. B. Wilkinson
      T. B. Cummings

      * Could be 178
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    Died 25 Oct 1900  Dirt Town, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I1154  Tree_1
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2022 

    Father Woods, Samuel,   b. 1797, Madison County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Johnson, Mary,   b. 1798, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1819  Oglethorpe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Oglethorpe County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Name: Samuel Woods
      Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Oglethorpe, Georgia
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 4
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 1
      Total Free White Persons: 6
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6
    Census Aug 1840  Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    District 925 
    • Name: Samuel Woods
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): District 925, Chattooga, Georgia
      Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
      No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 9
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 11
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 11
    Census 29 Aug 1850  Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    • Name: Samuel Woods
      Age: 53
      Birth Year: abt 1797
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1850: Summerville, Chattooga, Georgia, USA
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 238
      Household Members: Name Age
      Samuel Woods 53
      Mary Woods 52
      Elizabeth Woods 28
      Saml P Woods 26
      Nancy Woods 18
      John Woods 20
      William Woods 16
      Sarah Woods 12
    Family ID F500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Abercrombie, Martha Jane,   b. 2 Nov 1834, South Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1882, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married Abt 1854  Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 10 Jul 1860  Dirt Town, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Name: W J Woods
      [William J Woods] 
      Age: 26
      Birth Year: abt 1834
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: South Carolina
      Home in 1860: Dirt Town Valley, Chattooga, Georgia
      Dwelling Number: 697
      Family Number: 697
      Occupation: Farmer
      Real Estate Value: 1200
      Personal Estate Value: 1231
    Census 1870  Dirt Town, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    District 940 
    • Name: William Woods
      Age in 1870: 36
      Birth Year: abt 1834
      Birthplace: South Carolina
      Dwelling Number: 62
      Home in 1870: District 940, Chattooga, Georgia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Occupation: Farmer
      Male Citizen over 21: Y
      Personal Estate Value: 300
      Real Estate Value: 1000
      Inferred Spouse: Martha J Woods
      Inferred Children: Lucion Woods
      Joseph Woods
      John R Woods
      Alexander Woods
      Household Members: Name Age
      William Woods 36
      Martha J Woods 35
      Lucion Woods 14
      Joseph Woods 9
      John R Woods 4
      Alexander Woods 2
    Census 10 Jun 1880  Dirt Town, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Address:
    District 940 
    Children 
     1. Woods, Lucian P,   b. 1855,   d. 1899  (Age 44 years)
     2. Woods, Joseph Lane,   b. 1861,   d. 1878  (Age 17 years)
     3. Woods, John Richard,   b. 1864,   d. 1934  (Age 70 years)
     4. Woods, Robert Alexander,   b. 1868,   d. 1950  (Age 82 years)
     5. Woods, Lou Ella,   b. 1871,   d. 1899  (Age 28 years)
     6. Woods, Jane Elizabeth,   b. 1874,   d. 1936  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F2667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Cordle, Elizabeth Ann,   b. 5 Dec 1861, Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1942, Trion, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1 Jul 1883  Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • No record found. The 1900 Census says William & Elizabeth have been married 17 years, so after 8 June 1883 and before 7 June 1884. William and Elizabeth's first child, Nora, was born 16 April 1884. So I estimate their marriage as 1 July 1883
    Census 8 Jun 1900  Dirt Town, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    District 940 
    • Elizabeth A. says she's been married 17 years; William J. says he married in 1854. These both refer to their first spouses. Elizabeth is the mother of eight children, all still living.

      Name: William J Woods
      Age: 66
      Birth Date: May 1834
      Birthplace: South Carolina
      Home in 1900: Dirt, Chattooga, Georgia
      Sheet Number: 4
      Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 74
      Family Number: 74
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Elizabeth A Woods
      Marriage Year: 1854
      Father's Birthplace: South Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
      Occupation: Farmer
      Months not employed: 0
      Can Read: Yes
      Can Write: No
      Can Speak English: Yes
      House Owned or Rented: O
      Home Free or Mortgaged: F
      Farm or House: F
      Household Members: Name Age
      William J Woods 66
      Elizabeth A Woods 38
      Norah G Woods 16
      Lillie Woods 14
      Hattie B Woods11
      Willie Woods 9
      George W Woods 6
      James T Woods 5
      Sasie Woods 3 (Daisy)
      Deforest Woods 10/12
    Children 
     1. Woods, Lenora Grace,   b. 16 Apr 1884, Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971  (Age 86 years)
     2. Woods, Lillie Mae,   b. 24 May 1886, Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1902  (Age 15 years)
     3. Woods, Hattie Belle,   b. 22 Jun 1888, Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Woods, William Calvin,   b. 21 Aug 1890, Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Woods, George Washington,   b. 10 Jun 1892, Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Woods, James Thomas,   b. 11 Apr 1894, Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Woods, Daisy Elizabeth,   b. 8 Feb 1897, Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1986, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     8. Woods, Edmund DeForest,   b. 18 Jul 1899, Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1963, Catoosa County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1834 - Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
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    District 925 - Aug 1840 - Chattooga County, Georgia
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1854 - Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 10 Jul 1860 - Dirt Town, Chattooga County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMil-Reg - 4 Mar 1862 - Chattooga County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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    District 940 - 1870 - Dirt Town, Chattooga County, Georgia
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    District 940 - 10 Jun 1880 - Dirt Town, Chattooga County, Georgia
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1 Jul 1883 - Chattooga County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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    District 940 - 8 Jun 1900 - Dirt Town, Chattooga County, Georgia
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    South Carolina Campground Cemetery - Oct 1900 - Holland, Chattooga County, Georgia
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    Link to Google MapsWill - 17 Oct 1900 - Chattooga County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Oct 1900 - Dirt Town, Chattooga County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S906] Woods, Wm J (1834-1900) - FindaGrave #29965251, 25 Oct 1900; 1834–1900; 29965251.

    2. [S1244] 1850 US Census - GA: Chattooga County, Summerville District; pg. 358A; Dwelling 8, family 8; Samuel Woods; 7 March 2019.

    3. [S1125] Georgia Wills and Probate Records, 1742-1992, Wills Records, 1856-1924 (pg. 188-189).

    4. [S750] Georgia Marriage Records, 1828-1978, pg 165, license 1639.

    5. [S1245] 1820 US Census - GA: Oglethorpe County, pg. 192; Samuel Woods household; 7 March 2019.

    6. [S1876] Woods, Samuel (1797-1860) FamilySearch family tree by AFN, 5 June 2021.

    7. [S560] Woods, Martha Abercrombie (1834-1882) FindaGrave #23998831, 16 Aug 1882; 1834–1882; 23998831.

    8. [S1128] 1860 US Census - GA: Chattooga County, Dirt Town Valley; pg. 104; Dwelling 697, family 697; Woods, WJ; 15 September 2018.

    9. [S1129] 1870 US Census - GA: Chattooga County, Dirt Town, Distirict 940; pg. 9; Dwelling 62, family 62; Woods, William; 16 September 2018.

    10. [S1126] 1880 US Census - GA: Chattooga County, Militia District 940, Dirt Town; 15; pg. 23; Dwelling 160, family 163; Woods, William J.; 15 September 2018.

    11. [S1127] 1900 US Census - GA: Chattooga County, Dirt Town, Militia District 940, Chattooga County, Georgia; 24; 4B; Dwelling 74, family 74; Woods, William J.; 16 September 2018.