Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - John H. Wood

John H. Wood
April 4, 1793
Aug. 13, 1858

Buried Smithland Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 1 July 2009.

The name of John H. Wood's first wife is unknown, but we know that he married Mrs. Mary Phillips in 1842 Livingston County. For information on their marriage contract, see Marriage Contract

John H. and Mary Wood appear on the 1850 Livingston County census. John died just a few years later of consumption, according to Livingston County Vital Statistics (Deaths, 1858). He was born in South Carolina; his mother was listed as Nancy and his father was not named.

John left a will recorded in Livingston County Will Book B, page 183, dated 12 April 1858 and probated 5 September 1858. Named in his will are children William L. Wood, Sophia Burnham, Harriet Williamson (wife of George D. Williamson)and Richard G. Wood. George D. Williamson was named as executor of the will.

Published 4 September 2012, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,  http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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