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Aaron Wood b.1815 son of Drury & Rhoda (Shaw) Wood
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: December 03, 2004 at 01:11:23
In Reply to: James R. Woods b.1829 son of Drury & Rhoda (Show) Wood by Michael DeLorenzo of 129

Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 302, Honey Creek Township, White County, Indiana

"AARON WOOD was born in Guilford County, North Carolina, July 21, 1815, and is the eldest of the ten children born to DRURY and RODAH (SHAW) WOOD, both natives of Maryland. DRURY WOOD was a soldier in the war of 1812; he was a farmer and was married in Guilford County, where he resided until 1831, when he moved to Washington County, this State (Indiana), and in the spring of 1832 to Tippecanoe County, where he bought 160 acres of wild land, which he improved, but sold in 1848, when he came to Princeton Township (White County Indiana) and bought a farm on which he ended his earthly career November 10, 1856, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. AARON Wood, at the age of sixteen, began working out by the month; in 1840, he went to Benton County (Indiana) and farmed on shares until the spring of 1846, when he came to Princeton Township and opened a general store; in 1847, he moved to Oxford, Benton County, and kept store until 1852, then kept store in Pine Village, Warren County, one year, returned to Princeton Township and engaged in farming and store-keeping until December, 1854, when he sold his farm and moved his store to Reynolds. In the fall of 1861, he enlisted in Company C, Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of his term of service, December, 1864. He took part in the battles of New Madrid, Riddle' Point, Fort Pillow, Memphis, St. Charles, Port Gibson, Champion Hill and Vicksburg. On his return to Reynolds, he re-embarked in mercantile trade, and is now dealing in groceries and hardware. He is a Democrat, and since 1865 has been Justice of the Peace, which office he also held four years before the war; he also was Postmaster four years before and one year after the war; His first wife (MARGARET SHERRY) bore him three children and died in the spring of 1852; in January, 1853, he married MAHALA HOOKER, who also bore him three children and died in 1858; in April, 1865, he married NANCY PATERSON, who has borne him five children."

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