My gg-grandfather was Wallace Buchanan Wood (1857-1910). His parents were Charles Wood (born c. 1780) and Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith (born c. 1815). The old family story is Charles and Betsy met at a brush arbor meeting at Goshen Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Franklin Co., TN. They were married in 1839 and the story is she was his 3rd wife.
Charles Wood had at least one son from a previous marriage named Baldwin "Baldie" Wood (born c. 1819). Charles may have had a brother named Basil Wood (born c. 1778). Betsy Smith Wood may have had a sister or daughter named Paralee Smith (born c. 1836).
Charles and Betsy Smith Wood had other children together named Sarah Ann Wood Posey (born c. 1840), Elizabeth Wood Anderson (born c. 1842), Rachel Wood (born c. 1845), Henry Wood (born c. 1847), Francis Delia Wood Barnes (born c. 1850) and Peter Wood (born c. 1854).
There were other Wood(s) in Franklin Co., TN, but I have not been able to link them to my Wood family. I was always told that our family spelled Wood without the "s", but that fact could have been different in generations before.
I would love to correspond with anyone who is working on this same line or who knows anything about this line. I especially would like to know where Charles and Betsy Smith Wood are buried and who their parents were. I also don't know much about their lives before they married. I suspect descendants of Charles and Betsy Smith Wood are out there, but after so many years we've all lost awareness of our kinship.
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