Posted By:Stan Handshy
Subject:clarify parents of Abigail (Atwood? 1822 to 1880)??
Post Date:May 23, 2010 at 20:28:35
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Forum:Vigo County, IN Genealogy Forum
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I would appreciate help teasing out the families of three people and their back grounds:
One of the parties, Abigail Wilcox, died in Terre Heute, Vigo County, Indiana in 1880; and had two daughters and cousins in the area at the time.
The over all mystery goes for the following three people:

William Atwood (1770 to 1835), buried in Basil Cemetery, Baltimore Twp, Fairfield County, Ohio with possible children of: James William, Margaret, Eli, John; and possibly also perhaps Abigail, Rachel, George Washington Atwood, and Thomas H. Atwood.

Widow Mary Atwood (abt 1801 to 1880) who married Joseph Wilcox as her and his second marriage, and had two children together, Benjamin Franklin Wilcox and William Henry Harrison Wilcox.

Abigail (Atwood? 1822 to 1911, died in Terre Heute, Indiana, listed in Orbituary as born in Fairfield County, Ohio (but believe she grew up there), but in mos data including all she gives to census takers as being born in Virginia). She married William Harvey Wilcox abt 1840.
Joseph Wilcox is listed as a 'founding family' in Fairfield County, Ohio. Later son William H (Henry) Wilcox is listed in the Delaware County, Ohio as a founder in that county.

William Atwood lived in Fairfield County at the same time that Joseph Wilcox did. Suspect that later when William died, and Joseph's first wife (Mabel Carter) died, that Joseph Wilcox and widow of William (??? widow Mary Atwood, who did mary Joseph Wilcox) got together and married as possibly two of their children did also (William Harvey Wilcox and Abigail).

Can anyone help with the family and background of William Atwood who died in Fairfield County, Ohio in 1835?

Also help to clarify the parents of Abigail Wilcox who died in 1911 in Terre Heute, Indiana, but married in Licking Ohio, but likely grew up in Fairfield County, Ohio; but was born in Virgina as were her parents?? She spent much of her mid to later life in Southeast Kansas and has many descendants there, before going to Terre Heute late in life to be with two of her daughters. Again, by our family's oral tradition, she was an Atwood from Virginia, and her mother was a Mary.

And can anyone clarify for sure the first husband's name of widow Mary Atwood?
If William Atwood turns out to be from Virginia and his parents names located, and widow Mary Atwood turns out to be his wife when he died, and Abigail turns out to be one of the daughters known to exist from the 1840 cenus (but un listed then); then we'll have it worked out. If this doesn't work out, I'd still appreciate any leads. Please help if you can.

Stan Handshy