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PATRICK WOODS land in Louisa that became Albemarle 1761
Posted by: Nancy Stein (ID *****4417) Date: June 15, 2012 at 09:05:40
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PATRICK WOODS lived and patented land in 1753 Louisa, Co, VA . Area became Albemarle, Co in 1761. He & Joseph Woods bought adjacent land on Hayes Crk in Augusta which became Rockbridge. Bought Hayes Crk land 1769- sold it in 1782.

·       1746 Aug 22 Call made for Rev. Samuel Black to serve the Ivy Crk & Mt Plaines Church (Orthodox Reformed Presbyterian Church. An adult Patrick Woods pledged 8 sh 2p (Less than Nathan Woods (10sh 3p) or Michael Woods (£1) John Wood ( ). Edgar Woods - Albemarle County in Virginia. p362, Appendix I )This source contains no further information about Patrick Woods
·       No DNA is recognized as that of Patrick Woods as of 6/ 2012.
·       tithable lists - for Louisa are missing from 1743 thru 1761 when the land was cut off and given to Albemarle. The surveys are missing too.
·       Patent: BK32p320 6Dec1753 Louisa Co, 364a bs fks Rockey Crk incl fk of sd cr, at w fk of sd cr: adj (no name Henry?) Bunch, Wood’s former survey & Wm Owen ₤2. Patrick’s land could have previously been purchased when area was Hanover County , if before 1721 New Kent County.) The 1753 land is on the Louisa/Albemarle County line on Rocky Creek (Louisa Deed B:136.) Wm Owens land is on the County line in other referenced deeds. There were 4 Rocky Creeks in Louisa. By working out a neighborhood of landholders, Patrick’s land appears to be near the Blue Ridge & the Doyle River in Fredericksville Parish.
·       Surveys –Eric G. Grundset Land Lying in the County of Albemarle”, 1998 has no survey for land for Patrick Woods or Wm Owen, In 1783, Wm Keaton has survey for 80.5 acres on a little mt, on waters of Piney Run. (Grunsetp115) Capt Robert Miller Setp 1786 survey on waters of Buck Mt Crk. (Grundset p119)
·       There are existing deed records from the formation of Louisa in 1742 through the 1761 land transfer. Parent county Hanover was formed in 1721.

A Parcel adjacent to Patrick Woods had 4 owners from 1755 to 1762
1755 10Sep Patrick Woods is mentioned as adjacent land in Patent 31:711 for Tully Choice’s 311a for importation of 7 individuals. Adjacent lines: Christopher Harris, W Keaton, Patrick Wood, Wm Owen,
·       Choice sold the land to James Ennis in 13 July 1756 (Louisa Deeds B:136.) adjacent land: Patrick Woods line, Wm Owens, Christopher Harris & Wm Keaton’s corner on Albemarle line £20 Witn: Mosias Jones Wm Keaton, Francis Street
·        4 Mar 1759 James Ennis, Louisa Co, sells to James Read(Reid) branc of Rocky Crk, adj: Wm Keaton corner, Patrick Woods line, Wm Owens corner oak , & Chrsitopher Harris corner in Albemarle Co line. (Louisa Deeds Bp300)
·       In 16 Nov 1762 for the sale of James Reid,Blacksmith Fredericksville Parish, Albemarle sells to Robert Miller, on br of Rockey Crk; adj: Christopher Harris, Wm Keatton’s corner, North & east to white oak on Patrick Woods line, so & East to Wood’s Corner white oak in Wm Owens line, then so & west to the Co line oak of Christopher Harris. £25 (Albemarle Co Deed bk3p375,6)
The County Line is mentioned in each. Choice’s patent 31:711 specified the Albemarle Co Line (N50W) This is the same land with all the adjacent names which offer possibilities for marriages, documents of some kind.

·       24 Oct 1759 Procession land of Patrick Woods (Albemarle Co Ct Min p43.)
·       1764 lands processioned of Wm Owens, John McCullock, Patrick Woods, Robert Miller, Wm Keaton (Albemarle Co Ct Min. p101.)
·       Patrick had appointment to check the boundary lines of his neighbors with Wm Owens, 1767 between county road, Buck Mountain Creek & River (Fredricksville Parish Vestry, p81)
·       9 Nov 1768 Patrick Woods is witness with Robt Miller, neighbor, & Wm Norris (on some land transactions with Nathan Woods, to the sale by Joseph Woods, Virginia Planter to Nathan Woods, a 100 acres more or less on branches of the Moremans River & adjacent to Nathan Woods. (Albemarle Deeds v5p54.) Ed: There appear to be 2 Joseph Woods at this time.
·       Patrick Woods Sale to Buster. V5p Albemarle Deed

Patrick Woods, identified as “of Albemarle County”, purchased Augusta Co VA land near to Joseph Woods “of Albemarle Co” in Augusta Co, VA on Hays Creek on same day 18 Dec 1769 from Samuel & Margaret Dunlap, land Dunlap purchased 1756. 150a no fk of James R, mouth of Hayes Crk, at last br of North fk & opposite Mt Miserable Island. (August Co deed 206:86) Later same land was in Rockbridge Co.

1777 Augusta Co, VA Patrick Woods Taxed - 1 male over 21. Joseph Woods –1 male over 21 yrs.
Patrick Woods sold his land 7 May 1782 Rockbridge to Robert Stoops or Hoops 150a east br of no fk of James R opposite an island , running to Mt Miserable, then to Hayes Crk. Deed signed by mark by both Patrick & wife MargraretWoods. Recd 7 May 1782. no witnesses listed (Rockbridge Deed A:341.) .
(The Mt Miserable on Patrick's deed was a large indian mound that was removed before 1920. It is described by Oren Morton in his Rockbridge County History p61-2.) Patrick sold his land 5 days after his daughter Rebecca’s May marriage.
·       Patrick's daughter Rebecca Woods married Alexander Culton 2 May 1782. (His neighbor Joseph Woods’ eldest child is 13.) Rebecca’s descendants say she was born 8 May 1750, 5 years younger than Joseph b 1745. Rebecca’s daughter Nancy (Culton) Porter ( Mrs. David) born 8 April 1784 in Rockbridge Co. named a son- Joseph Woods Porter but her uncle, Alexander’s brother, had James W, Patrick W & Joseph W. children. W for?.
·       Patrick W. Culton moved to & died in Blount Co, TN.
Rebecca was 32 at marriage. She is said to be buried in New Providence Presbyterian Cemetery, Rockbridge Co, VA as was her husband. Her daughter Nancy Porter died in Pike Co, IL 1867.
·       NC Petition - A Patrick Woods signed the 1788 petition in Greene County, NC in the cluster with father & sons Joseph, John & James Woods. Patrick, son of Joseph would be just 13 but the Joseph of Rockbridge signed with a mark at his land sale in Rockbridge.
·       The Knoxville Gazette” vol 1#11 says Patrick Woods of Knox Co., TN d 12 Apr, 1795 80 years of age. (birth 1715).(Eddleman 1791-1808 p279) ▀Patrick may have accompanied some Cultons enroute to IL. Robt Culton had 100a on Pistol Creek in Blount Co, 1803. Gazette (Eddleman 1791-1808 p ?)

RESEARCHER’S INTERPRETATION
Patrick is older than neighbor Joseph Woods born 1745, if there is only 1 Patrick.. When Joseph was 8 years old a Patrick was at least 21 when he purchased land from the crown in 1753. It mentions he is adjacent to land he already owns which was purchased probably when it was Hanover Co. Previous land is not in the patents in Patrick’s name and unfortunately the Hanover deeds are mainly lost for that early period. The Louisa County purchase is just east of the Blue Ridge and a gap.. His purchase was in Fredericksville Parish. Most of Albemarle Co ,with future Fluvanna, Amherst, Nelson & Buckingham was St Anne’s Parish.

Research has found no line claiming Patrick’s death in Knoxville. . A birth date of 1715 would fit the Louisa-Rockbridge Patrick. Specialist Barbara Little suggests that Patrick, Nathan and others were most likely to have landed near Philadelphia and remained in PA for a time, before going south and eventually crossing through a gap from the Shenandoah Valley.

Possible aid:
PATENTS: Patent bk9 p478 28 Oct 1702 PATRICK WOOD 258a Upper parish, Nansemon Co, bs Elme Swamp, branch of main Coropeak Swamp. Adjacent: John Battle , Elme swamp. Land earned due to payment for transport of John Canfield, Wm Bryan, Patrick W--- (correct reading Woods?), Elizabeth Williams, John Darder(reading?).        Note: Swamp was used then for a creek.
28 Apr 1711 Patent bk 10 p28 Nansemond Co, Upper Parish Willam Fryer, Elme Swamp, 195a new land . adjacent: PATRICK WOOD, Wm Summer in the Tussocky Pequoson. Import: 4 persons.
16 June 1714. Patent bk 10 p140 Joseph Thomas 175a new land, upper Parish, Nansemon Co. ss Aropeak Swamp. Adj: Edward Arnold, Thomas Milner, PATRICK WOOD & Battle’s line. Import 4 persons.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR ADDITIONS. I have studied many patents and surveys of this area .
I especially seek contact with descendants of JOHN, NATHAN, PATRICK FROM former Louisa Co who might add to this list or challenge it. Any bits and pieces can help.
Nancy Stein njs6stein@gmail.com Chicago Illinois area.




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