I just found this web page and thought I would publicize some of the research I've been doing over the last couple of years in hopes that I may be able to share information with others.
I'm one of the owners of the Hood-Anderson Farm located in Eagle Rock, NC right near Hephzibah Baptist Church. It was bought in 1837 by my great-great-grandfather, William Henry Hood (1812-1868), and just this year, I got it listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's mentioned in Kelly Lally's book on the Historic Architecture of Wake County, which is an invaluable book for all the tidbits it contains. My research on the farm has given me some knowledge of our historic neighbors including the Rhodes, Liles, Broadwells, and others.
Starting with the farm as my center, I've gotten into investigating family history, and with the help of a cousin of mine, we know have a FTM file with over 3400 names. Eastern Wake County is filled with my cousins. The main family lines are Hood, Anderson, Richardson, Todd, and Nowell. I'm also a descendant of Hartfields (the famous minister), Wiggins, etc... There are Chamblee connections as well. My Hood line goes back to Austin Hood (~1780-1846), but I've been unable to specify his connection to the other Hood lines in the area, namely the Thomas and Allen Hoods.
Another mystery concerns Indianna Hood (1840-after 1900) who married Fabius Perry. The last record of them shows them around Wake Forest, but they are the only family line we've been unable to trace, one reason being that there are so many Perrys.
I would be interested in corresponding with anyone whose pursuits overlap with mine. I have a lot of documentation on the computer that can be easily e-mailed.
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