I am seeking additional records of Prince Edward County, Virginia concerning Silas Wood, Charles Wood, and Paul Wood. These brothers were sons of John Wood of Amherst County, Va who died in the 1780s.
A petition from Prince Edward County, Va lists the three men. The complete petition can be seen at:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaprince/1776.txt, however for this posting I am only including a few names before and after the Wood names I am interested in...
PETITION OF SUNDRY INHABITANTS OF
PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
before the Virginia Assembly October 11, 1776
To the Honourable the President and House Delagates of the Commonwealth of
Virginia, to meet at Williamsburg the first Tuesday in October 1776.
The Petition of Sundury of the Inhabitants of Prince Edward County,
That we heartily approve, and chearfully submit ourselves to the form of
Government adopted at your last session; hoping that our united American States
will long continue free and Independent. The last Article of the Bill of
Rights we also esteem as the rising Sun of religious Liberty, to relieve
us from a long night of ecclesiastic Bondage: and we do most earnestly
request and expect that you would go on to complete what is so nobly
begun; and will raise religious as well as civil liberty to the Zenith of
Glory, and make Virginia an Asylum for free enquiry, knowledge, and the
virtuous of every Denomination. Justice to ourselves and Posterity, as
well as regard to the honor of the CommonWealth, makes it our
indispensable Duty, in particular to intreat, That without Delay, you
would pull down all Church Establishments; abolish every Tax upon
Conscience and private judgement; and leave each Individual to rise or
sink according to his Merit, and the general Laws of the Land. The whole
amounts of what we desire is, That our Honourable Legislature would blot
out every vestige of British Tyranny and Bondage, and define accurately
between civil and ecclesiastic authority; then leave our Lord Jesus Christ
the Honor of being the sole Lawgiver and Governor in his Church; and every
one in the Things of Religion to stand or fall to him; he being in this
respect the only rightful Master:
And your Petitioners as in duty bound, shall ever pray.
September 24, 1776
Rich'd Sankey, ....many names follow...John Hunter,
James Ewing, Junr.,
Thanks for any additional info on these Wood men from 17th C. Virginia records.
David Travillion Bunton
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