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John Wood(s) - Hominy Creek Area, Buncombe County NC, c1810
Posted by: Brett Woods (ID *****7978) Date: March 02, 2011 at 18:17:40
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I am trying to identify the ancestry and, if possible, the children of the John Wood(s) who is enumerated on page 89 of the 1810 Buncombe Census adjacent to Johnston Israel and Zachariah Candler (Chandler).

In 1810 John Wood(s) indicates his birth between 1766 and 1784. He appears to be living in the Hominy Creek area of Buncombe County and, according to early land records was initially awarded property by the State of North Caroline in order to establish an “Iron Works” in the area, although this may well have been awarded prior to the c1791 formation of Buncombe County from Burke and Rutherford counties. He appears to have sold his land c1820-1825, with the records suggesting he moved to Howard County, Missouri. Additional Buncombe County land transactions include the following:

March 30, 1819 Book 11, page 539, It appears that Zachariah Candler owed John Wood for 2 notes that he (John Wood) had lost. He (John Wood) acknowledged that he is satisfied that these have been paid. Recorded March 1819

March 30, 1819 Book 11, page 539, It appears that Zachariah Candler owed John Wood for 2 notes that he (John Wood) had lost. He (John Wood) acknowledged that he is satisfied that these have been paid. Recorded March 1819

March 30, 1819 Book 12, page 115, John Wood, Sr. is moving out of the state and he appoints John Howard his lawful atty and instructs him to convey 3000 acres of land on Hominy Creek including his iron works to Zachariah Candler.

April 1819, Book 12, page 172, John Wood is selling 3 tracts of land to Zachariah Candler:-/and is on Hominy Creek. One tract on the south branch of Hominy Creek contains 300 acres that was granted to Charles and John Cain including the iron works. One tract is 400 acres granted to John Wood and this one mentions William Wood's line. One is 75 acres granted to David Webb.

May 19, 1821, Book 13, page 253, John Wood deeds land to William Wood. Land is 200 acres on Hominy Creek and sold for $400. Witnessed by J. Howard and James Wood. It was registered in April 1823. (I feel reasonably sure this is the same John Wood who was moving out of state and made John Howard his atty on the above entry of March 30, 1819.)

May 1825, Book 16, page 470, John Wood, Sr. of State of MO and County of (I believe) Howard selling land to Zachariah Candler of Buncombe County for $1000. Land is 4 tracts. # 1 is 1200 acres on both sides of Beaverdam Creek. Also waters of the South Fork of Hominy Creek of the French Broad River. #2 600 acres in the forks of the north and south fork of Hominy Creek above the Iron Works. #3 600 acres on Pole Creek waters of Hominy Creek above Woods iron works and #4 600 acres on the head waters of John Webb’s branch waters of the north fork of Hominy Creek.

Thanks for any assistance or comments.


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