Posted By:Delsey Knoechelman
Subject:Woods - Sunfish, Benton, & Mifflin Twp, Pike & BrushCreek, Highland
Post Date:December 06, 2002 at 08:24:22
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Forum:Pike County, OH Genealogy Forum
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I'm trying to connect the Woods Family in Mifflin & Sunfish Twp in Pike County to the ones in Brush Creek Twp in Highland County.

My Information:
Joseph Woods (b. Abt 1824, OH)
M1 - 16 Feb 1845, Pike Co.
- Sarah Sally Swain (b Abt 1830, OH - d. abt 1860)
Joseph & Sarah's Children:
Margaret Woods b.1846 OH
Samuel Woods b. 1848 OH
Eli Woods b.1849 OH
Isaac (Ike) Lyttle Woods b. 2 Jul 1852 OH
Susan Mary Woods b.1853 OH
Elijah (Lydge) M. Woods b.1856 OH
Julia Ann Woods b.1858 OH

M2 - 20 Sep 1863, Pike Co.
- Margaret (Beekman) DAVIS (Widow) (b.1835 OH d. bef 1888)Joseph & MArgaret's Children:
William (Will) Woods b.1864 OH
Hamilton (Ham) Woods b.1866 OH
Gabriel Woods b.1868 OH
Joseph Allen Woods b.19 Feb 1870 OH - d.7 Dec 1950 Sinking Spring, Brush Creek, Highland Co, Ohio (My Line)

His death location was what keeps taking me back to the Woods' in Higland County.

Brush Creek - Woods
John Woods, b. Abt 1775 VA, supposedly married to a Mary (Polly) Knicely but I haven't found proof yet.

He shows up in the Highland County Deed Book 4 on 16 Mar 1814. When he is appointed Guardian of Isaac M. & Mary Woods. With Surety by Anthony Franklin.
(Now guardianship could have been appointed because his wife died, got sick, or they split up) What I find interesting is that three days later:
19 Mar 1814 - Anthony Franklin & Polly (Mary) his wife, sell to John Woods, 153 acres. (Is this John's ex-wife?)

8 Aug 1815 - John WOODS appointed Guardian of David Woods aged 15 years in Oct. last, Joseph WOODS aged 11 years of Dec., last, Julian Woods 3 years old July 3rd last. Sureties: Jonathan Boyd, John Middleton.

1820 Brush Creek, Highland, Ohio Census states:
John Woods (Isaac has a household) (Where's John Jr. & Mary?)
2 male 10-16 (Jacob 11, William 16)
1 male 16-18 (Joseph 17)
2 males 16-26 (Joseph 17, David 19 or David & John Jr.?)
1 male 45+ (John 45)
1 female to 10 (Julia 9)
1 female 16-26 (Elizabeth?)

9 houses down the page is:
Jacob Nisely (Is this John's Father-in-law or Mary's?)
2 males to 10 (2 sons)
1 male to 45 (Jacob)
1 female to 10 (Duaghter)
1 female 16-18 (Daughter)
1 female 16-26 (Mary Woods 24?)

1821 Brush Creek Township Poll Book
Isaac Woods
John Woods

4 Mar 1823 - John Woods to John Tirkehizer, 15A (I've read that John Turkeyhiser shortened his name to John T. Hiser, I'm not sure if he was only a nieghbor or if he marries into the Woods family.)

1 Aug 1825 - John Woods to George Bell, 243A "John WOODS will pay to the said George Bell fifty dollars...and also that...John WOODS will pay to Isaac, David, Joseph, Wm., and Jacob and July Ann Woods and to Mary Kinsley, late Mary WOODS" $402, "money recieved by him as thier guardian from Estate of John Kinsley, dec'd devised by said John Kinsley dec'd to said Woods..." (The surname Kinsley could be Knisley)

5 Aug 1825 - John Woods to Joseph Woods, 30A

5 Aug 1825 - John Woods to David Woods, 20A

1830 Census Brushcreek, Highland, Ohio
Mentions only Joseph & John, but ages would point to Isaac living with John.
John Woods
1 male 5-10 (Unkown son of Isaac's)
1 male 30-40 (Isaac or John Jr.?)
1 male 70-80 (John Sr.)
2 females <5 (Susanna & Unknown daughter of Isaac's)
1 female 5-10 (Unknown daughter of Isaac's)
1 female 30-40 (Eliza)

1830 Census Camp Creek, Pike, Ohio
Joseph Woods
1 male <5
10 males 15-20
6 males 20-30
5 males 30-40
1 female 20-30
(Could this be a Cousin?)

17 Mar 1834 - John WOODS to John Turkeyhiser, 13A 96P (Joseph Woods signed as witness)

1840 Census Brushcreek, Highland, Ohio
Mentions only Joseph & Isaac, ages would put John living with Joseph.
Joseph Woods
1 male <5 (Unknown)
1 male 5-10 (Jacob)
1 male 10-15 (Enoch)
1 male 30-40 (Joseph)
1 male 70-80 (John)
2 females <5 (Margaret & Unknow)
1 female 5-10 (Mary)
1 female 10-15 (Julia)
1 female 15-20 (Unknown)
1 female 30-40 (Sarah)

1840 Census Liberty, Highland, Ohio
John Woods (This is not the Dr. John Woods' family, children's age wrong & Dr. John died in 1838, is this John Jr.?)
1 male 10-15 ()
1 male 15-20 ()
1 male 50-60 (John)
1 females <5 ()
3 female 15-20 ()
1 female 20-30
1 female 40-50 ()
There's also a Samuel Woods in this Township
1 male <5
1 male 20-30
1 female <5
1 female 20-30

4 Mar 1842 - John WOODS to Jacob BISH, 132A

6 Aug 1845 - WOODS, John, of BrushCreek Township. Children: Isaac M., Mary Knisley, Joseph, William, Julia Ann, "now know as Julia Ann Boyd", Elizabeth, John, David, Jacob, "heirs of Isaac M. Woods and Eliza his wife". Grandchildren: Will, son of Isaac M. Woods and Eliza his wife. Executor: Jacob Turkeyhiser. Witnesses: Joshua Bennett, Joseph Stultz. Proven: Mar. 28, 1849. Sureties: James Lawson, Sampson Tener. Appraisers: Daniel Zink, Thomas Cummings, & Joshua Bennett. (Due to John Jr. being mentioned in John's will, would lead me to believe he was still alive, since Dr. John Woods died in 1838, they are most likely not the same fellow.)

Possible Parents
Birth: 12 AUG 1742 in ,,VA
Death: 4 AUG 1826 in ,Howard Co,VA

Father: William WOODS b: 2 NOV 1715 in Dunshauglin,Meath,Ireland
Mother: Susannah WALLACE b: 1719

Marriage 1 Anna KAVANAUGH b: 29 MAR 1748 in ,,VA
Married: 8 FEB 1770 in VA
Susannah WOODS b: Abt 1770 in VA
William WOODS b: 3 APR 1772 in VA
Patrick WOODS b: 12 MAR 1774 in Madison Co,KY
Elizabeth WOODS b: Abt 1774 in VA
Michael WOODS b: Abt 1775 in VA
*John WOODS b: Abt 1776 in VA
Hannah WOODS b: Abt 1778 in Madison Co KY
Anna WOODS b: Abt 1780 in Madison Co KY
Mary WOODS b: Abt 1785 in Madison Co,KY
Archibald WOODS b: Abt 1790 in Madison Co,KY
Adam Cooper WOODS b: 24 MAY 1795 in ,Madison Co,KY
Peter WOODS b: Abt 1796 in ,Madison Co,KY
Sarah WOODS b: Abt 1798 in ,Madison Co,KY

Or is he related to Samuel R. Wood/s of Adams County who was born around 1788 in VA & married 1815 in Adams Co., Ohio?