PATRICK WOODS Louisa, Albemarle, Augusta & Rockbridge Have spent 25+ years researching the Woods in the above counties before 1783 census.
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 ?)
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.
VA 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.
Seek any records of Woods from Ireland. This is not the same DNA as Michael Woods of Blair Park and land south of the Mechum River on Lickinghole Crk, Albemarle Co, VA.
Possible aid in connecting to Patrick.:
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.
I seek contact with anyone who might add to this list or challenge it. Any bits and pieces can help.
Nancy Stein email: njs6stein @gmail.com Chicagoland area.
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