Posted By:Faye Reynolds
Subject:Re: Ancestral names in Jones Co., NC?
Post Date:August 12, 2009 at 23:35:49
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Your Edward Wood is shown in the North Carolina Death Certificate 1909-1975 database as b. 3/26/1836 in Jones Co, NC and d. 5/19/1916 Kinston, Lenoir Co, NC. Parents are shown as Isah Wood & Susan White. The informant is shown as BM Wood (Benjamin M) of Kinston, NC (Lenoir Co)Ironically, the undertaker is shown as DE Wood.

1720 Craven Co, NC Tax List
Adam Wood

1769 Craven Co, NC tax list
Isaiah Wood
Gersham Wood

1772 Craven Co, NC Tax List
Isaah Wood

Jones Co, NC formed from Craven Co, NC

1786 Jones Co, NC State Census
Aaron Wood
Gersham Wood

1830 Jones Co, NC census

Isaiah Wood 210101-101
2 males under 5 b. 1826-1830 George 1827-28
1 male 5-under 10 b. 1821-1825
1 male 15-under 20 b. 1811-1820
1 male 30-under 40 b. 1791-1800
1 female under 5 b. 1826-1830
1 female 10-under 15 b. 1816-1820

Obviously, Nancy was not the mother of all these children. In fact, at age 40 in 1850, she would be in the 16-under 20 or 20-under 30 age range on this census and there is no female of that age range. Given that Isiah is 30-under 40 yrs of age, I suspect that Nancy was a second wife, which may account for your Edward's mother being shown as Susan White instead of Nancy.

Other Wood families on the 1830 Jones Co NC Census:
Anthony, Elizabeth, Felix, Hnah (Hannah?), James, John & Mathew Wood

Jones Co Deed Bk 20 Pg 12 9/22/1836 In deed James J Rhodes to Owen B Cox reference is made of "to line of land belonging to heirs of Frederick WOOD, deceased"

Deed Bk 20 Pg 137 Josiah Askew to Lewis O Bryan references
"which was conveyed by Thomas Askew to James WOOD in 1792"

Apparently, Nancy was widowed before 8/10/1839
Jones Co, NC Deed Bk 20, Page 194 8/10/1839 Ivy Harrison sold land belonging to the children she/he was appointed guardian of: Isaiah, Edward, Amos, John & George Wood. Amos would be one of the unknown males on the 1840 census. It's possible that the other one belongs to the unknown female, in Nancy's household.

1840 Jones Co, NC census.

Nancy Wood 321-000011
3 males under 5 b. 1836-1840 Edward/Isah & unk son
2 males 5-under 10 b. 1831-1835 John 1830-31 & Unk son
1 male 10-under 16 b. 1826-1830 George b. 1827-28
1 female 20-under 30 b. 1811-1820 Nancy b. 1809-10
1 female 30-under 40 b. 1800-1810 Unknown female

NOTE: Eliza A age 18 1831-32 from the 1850 census is not on this 1840 census

Other Wood families are Aaron, James & John Wood (all brothers of Isiah's) see below:

Abstract of Jones Co, NC Wills Vol B show a John Wood will written 12/15/1830 proved Mar term, 1843. Names his sister & Brothers: James, Aaron, ISIAH Wood, Mary Wood. His wife, Elizabeth.

1860 Jones Co, NC Census

Nancy Wood age 50
John age 25
EDWARD age 24
Isiah age 22
2 Westbrooks and a Sarah Jones age 21 are listed with the family

1870 Jones Co, NC Census

Edward Wood age 31 All shown as b. Jones Co, NC
Nancy age 50 (s/b 60 yrs old)
Seney (Serry)age 70

1880 Jones Co, NC Census

Edward Wood age 46 b. 1833-34 NC
Susan M age 30 b. 1849-50
John age 8 b. 1871-72
Olivia age 6 b. 1873-74
Charls age 4 b. 1875-76
Mary age 2 b. 1877-78
Nancy age 73
NOTE: Susan M may be the Susan M Caton age 19 OR Susan M Hardison age 18 on the 1870 Craven Co census OR Susan M Fields age 20 on 1870 Lenoir Co census

By 1900 Susan has died as Edward is shown as "widowed"

1900 Jones Co, NC census

Edward Wood age 64 b. 3/1836 NC Parents b. NC NC
Wm H age 17 (w/alt name Wm N)
Benjamin M age 15
Isiah A age 11
NOTE: There may be other children that were born between Mary & Isiah A, but who married or died before 1900

US Civil Wara Soldier and Profiles

Edward W Wood residing in Craven Co, NC age 25
Enlisted 1/22/1862 in Jones Co, NC in Co C, NC 61st Infantry Regt Date of birth abt 1837
Mustered out 5/1/1864

after 1900, I lose all of the family :-(( I found no WWI or WWII draft registrations for any of his sons.

Hope this all helps a little...if not you, someone else!