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Marriage: Children:
  1. Allen Alexander Wood: Birth: OCT 1825 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia. Death: Bet. 1900-1910 in Meigs County, Ohio

  2. Amanda Jane Wood: Birth: ABT 1826 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia. Death: Bet. 1880-1900 in Ansted, Fayette County, (West) Virginia

  3. Sarah Ann WOOD: Birth: ABT 1827 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia. Death: 1 APR 1887 in Mt. Cove District, Fayette County, West Virginia

  4. Mary Salinas Wood: Birth: ABT 1829 in Nicholas County, (West) Virginia. Death: BEF 9 AUG 1901 in Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia

  5. Turze Lucresia "Turzey" Wood: Birth: ABT 1832 in Woodville, Fayette County, (West) Virginia. Death: Bet. 1885-1888

  6. James Simpson Wood: Birth: 9 JAN 1833 in Woodville, Fayette County, (West) Virginia. Death: 26 SEP 1887 in Paint Creek, Kanawha County, West Virginia

  7. Nancy E. Wood: Birth: ABT 1835 in Woodville, Fayette County, (West) Virginia. Death: 16 NOV 1898 in Ansted, Fayette County, (West) Virginia

  8. Elijah Stuart "Sty" Wood: Birth: 2 NOV 1836 in Woodville, Fayette County, (West) Virginia. Death: 19 OCT 1921 in Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia

  9. Rebecca Ann Wood: Birth: 15 MAR 1840 in Woodville, Fayette County, (West) Virginia. Death: 19 MAR 1866 in Mountain Cove, Fayette County, West Virginia

  10. William Frederick Wood: Birth: MAR 1842 in Woodville, Fayette County, (West) Virginia. Death: 4 MAY 1916 in Ansted, Fayette County, West Virginia

  11. Lewis L. Wood: Birth: ABT 1845 in Woodville, Fayette County, (West) Virginia. Death: Bet. 1860-1885


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Sources
1. Title:   Descendants of Bailey Wood
Note:   Source Media Type: Internet
Publication:   online http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7054/Families/Wood/
Author:   Lyle LeMasters
2. Title:   Descendants of Bailey Wood
Note:   Source Media Type: Internet
Publication:   online http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7054/Families/Wood/
Author:   Lyle LeMasters
3. Title:   "Virginia, Marriages 1740-1850," (index-only)
Publication:   <i>Ancestry</i>, citing Dodd, Jordan R., et al., <i>Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850</i>, Precision Indexing Publishers, Bountiful, Utah

Notes
a. Note:   href="https://openingdoorsinbrickwalls.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/52-ancestors-16-elijah-wood-abt-1806-1885/" target="_blank">52 Ancestors: #16 Elijah WOOD abt. 1806-1885</a>
1810 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1820 U.S. Federal Census [see father's listing]
1825 Date: 1825 Grantee: Wood, Elijah & Rachel Grantor: Andrew Beirne & George Beirne Kind of Instrument: Deed Bk: H Pg: 218 Brief Description: Land [Source: Lyle LeMasters; Wood-Woods Surname Grantor Deed Index References Monroe Co.,WV; online http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7054/Families/Wood/woodmon.html : accessed 15 April 2014]
1830 United States Federal Census Greenbrier County, (West) Viginia Sheet No. 209A&B Name: Eligha Wood Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1 (Allen Alexander) Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1 (Elijah) Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 3 (Amanda Jane, Sarah Ann, Mary Salinas) Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1 (Rachel) Free White Persons - Under 20: 4 Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2 Total Free White Persons: 6 Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 6
1831 Fayette Tax List 4 Jun James Wood, Bailey Wood, and Eli Wood 5 Jun Elijah Wood and William Wood [Source: Julie McGrew-Ayres, submitter (February, 1999); Fayette County, WV - McGraw's in the Fayette Co. Tax Lists - 1831-1839; online http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/fayette/taxlists/mcgrawtx.txt . accessed 15 Apr 2014]
1840 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, (West) Virginia Sheet No. 149A&B Elijah Wood 2 males under 5 yo (James Simpson, Elijah Stuart) 1 male 10 & under 15 yo (Allen Alexander) 1 male 30 & under 40 yo (Elijah) 2 females under 5 yo (Nancy E., Rebecca Ann) 1 female 5 & under 10 yo (Turze L.) 3 females 10 & under 15 yo (Sarah Ann, Amanda A., Mary Salinas) 1 female 30 & under 40 yo (Rachel) 11 persons in household 2 persons engaged in agriculture
Skeggs, Josiah. grantee. 30 March 1842. Location: Fayette County (W. Va.). Grantee(s): Skeggs, Josiah and Parrish, William, Jr. Description: 265 acres on the waters of New River joining the lands of Allen Wood, Nicholas Parrish and Elijah Wood. Source: Land Office Grants No. 92, 1841-1842, p. 461 (Reel 158).
1844 Elijah Wood was one of the administrators of the will of Richard Skaggs. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18271-59226-34?cc=1909099&wc=M6DN-5NG:179689901,179689902
1846 Eljah Wood was the crier of the sale of the estate of Joseph Fox. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18271-59603-31?cc=1909099&wc=M6DN-5NG:179689901,179689902
1850 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, (West) Virginia The 14th District, Sheet 337A Enumerated by me on the 26th day of July, 1850. T. B. Hamilton, Ass't Marshal. HH #94-94 Elijah Wood 43 M Farmer $700 Virginia Rachel Wood 46 F Virginia cannot read & write Turze Wood 18 F Virginia attended school Simpson Wood 17 M Laborer Virginia attended school Nancy Wood 15 F Virginia attended school E. S. Wood 13 M Virginia attended school Ann E. Wood 11 F Virginia attended school Wm. Wood 8 M Virginia Lewis Wood 5 M Virginia
1853 He bought at horse from the estate sale of George R. Johnson https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18271-58041-25?cc=1909099&wc=M6DN-5NG:179689901,179689902
13 August 1853 Bought some things at the estate sale of William Terry https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18271-58107-16?cc=1909099&wc=M6DN-5NG:179689901,179689902
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18271-58042-16?cc=1909099&wc=M6DN-5NG:179689901,179689902
Elijah was Justice of the Peace in Fayette County, (West) Virginia as seen in these bonds: 6/10/1852 Elijah Wood to VA Comwth Bond Bk D pg 332 6/15/1854 Elijah Wood to VA Comwth Bond Bk D pg 539 6/12/1856 Elijah Wood to VA Comwth Bond Bk D pg 713
1860 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia District No. 2, Page No. 11 Enumerated by me on the 11th day of June, 1860. P. Morton, Ass't Marshal. Fayetteville Post Office, Sheet No. 321 HH #76-69 Elijah Wood 53 M Farmer $2500 $500 Virginia Rachel Wood 56 F Virginia William Wood 18 M Farm Laborer Virginia attended school Lewis L. Wood 15 M Farm Laborer Virginia attended school
Loose papers (boxes 1-2), env. ?-1 to ?-3 (no dates), env. 1787-1, 1824-1, 1841-1, 1851-1 to 1869-3 > image 126 of 584 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9VT-QCVQ?mode=g&i=125&cat=302047 image 139 of 584 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9VT-QCN8?mode=g&i=138&cat=302047 image 140 of 584 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9VT-QCJ9?mode=g&i=139&cat=302047
1870 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove Township, Page No. 99 Enumerated by me on the 14th day of July 1870. Wm. T. Lowry, Ass't Marshal. Fayetteville Post Office, Sheet No. 144A HH #74-74 Wood, Elijah 63 M W Farmer $1300 $350 Virginia male US citizen over 21 yo Wood, Rachael L. 45 F W Keeping House Virginia Dempsey, Unis 14 F W At Home Virginia Dempsey, John 12 M W Farm Laborer Virginia Note: Rachael L. is Elijah's second wife Rachel Louisa McGraw. Unis and John are grandchildren through Elijah's daughter Sarah Ann and her first husband William A. W. Dempsey.
1880 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Mountain Cove, Page No. 21 Enumerated by me on the 10th day of June 1880. W. C. Miller, enumerator. Enumeration District No. 30, Sheet No. 104A HH #185-185 Wood, Elijah W M 73 Farmer WV WV WV Wood, Rachel L. W F 54 wife married Keeping house WV WV VA Wife Dempsey, Elijah W M 17 laborer single Farm laborer WV WV WV Dempsey, Jno H. W M 22 laborer single Works in coal yard WV WV WV McGraw, Polly W F 72 mother-in-law widowed Keeping house WV WV WV
1885: West Virginia Will Books, 1756-1971 Fayette Will book, v. 03 1885-1901 Page 7-8 (image 33+34) online: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18272-69978-57?cc=1909099&wc=10916503 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18272-69857-9?cc=1909099&wc=10916503
Last Will and Testament of Elijah Wood Decd I Elijah Wood in the name of God Amen do make and publish this as my last Will and Testament. First: I direct that I shall be buried in a suitable manner in accordance with my station in life. Second: I will and bequeath to my beloved wife Rachel Louisa the home place where I now live during her natural life, should she prefer that the place be sold she is to receive one third of the proceeds of sale or so much thereof as she may need for support. I also give to her one cow of her choice, one hog of her choice, one bed and my kitchen furniture. I also give to her interest on four hundred dollars of my personal estate or more if she should need it during her life. Third: I give and bequeath to my grandson John H. Dempsey my farm situate on horse shoe Creek Consisting of two tracts containing Sixty acres more or less and he is charged with the payment of one hundred Dollars to be paid to the rest of my heirs but it is my wish and I direct that he shall not be oppressed in the payment of said one hundred dollars. $100.00 Fourth: I give and bequeath to my grandson Elijah Lewis Dempsey one hundred dollars to be paid out of my personal estate. Fifth: I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Jerusha Rogers the sum of fifty dollars to be paid out of my personal estate.. Sixth: I will and bequeath all the rest of my estate to my nine living children Viz Allen A. Wood, Amanda J. Parrish, Sarah A. Fox, Mary Salina Sims, Tersey Lucresia Neal, James S. Wood and Nancy E. Johnston, Elijah S. Wood, W. F. Wood and I do make them the residuary legatees of my estate to them equally portion and portion alike. Seventh: I do appoint and constitute G. W. Imboden and James Simpson Wood my son as the executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. Given under my hand and seal this 14th day of March ad 1885 Elijah Wood seal
We the subscribing witnesses have this day witnessed the foregoing will signed and declared by Elijah Wood as his Will and in his presence and signed in the presence of each of us and we have signed in the presence of each other this 14th day of March 1885. Allen McGraw George L. McClung G. W. Imboden
In Vacation
In the office of the clerk of the county Court of Fayette County West Virginia September 23, 1885. This day the last Will and Testament of Elijah Wood late of this county deceased was presented and offered for probate by James Simpson Wood one of the Executors named in said will and after having upon oath the evidence of Allen McGraw, George L. McClung and G. W. Imboden the three subscribing witnesses thereto as to the signature of said Elijah Wood deceased to said will and the genuineness of the same. It is ordered that the said will be and the same is hereby admitted to record. And whereas the said G. W. Imboden the other executor named in said will refused to qualify as such executor the said James Simpson Wood Executor appointed and named as aforesaid Appeared and took the oath required by law and together with J. A. Taylor and F. M. McClung his surety entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of six thousand dollars conditional according to law And on motion of the said James Simpson Wood Executor as aforesaid, Wm Deitz, Franklin Hess, and Wm Martin are hereby appointed appraisers to appraise the personal estate of the said Elijah Wood deceased and report to this office according to law. Teste: E B Hawkins Clerk Fayette County Court Clerks Office September 23rd 1885 The foregoing will was this day presented in my office proved by the oaths of the subscribing witnesses thereto and admitted.
Death Record Name: Elijah Wood Sex: Male Death Date: 10 Sep 1885 Death Place: Fayette County, West Virginia Cause of Death: Hemorrhage Age at Death: Burial Place: Burial Date: Cemetery: Funeral Home: Birth Date: Birth Place: Monroe County, West Virginia Marital Status: married Spouse: Rachel L. Wood Occupation: Farmer Address: Residence: Mother: blank Mother's Birth Place: Father: blank Father's Birth Place: Informant: Rachel L. Wood, widow (in file)
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Fayette County, West Virginia Deed References for Elijah Wood: 5/21/1832 Elijah Wood from James Lykins Bk A pg 107 9/4/1837 Elijah Wood to George Viney Bk B pg 242 1/25/1840 Elijah Wood from Bailey Wood Bk C pg 277 New River & Pine Spring Ck 7/15/1841 Elijah Wood to Amos Wood Bk C pg 255 New River 12/28/1844 Elijah Wood from Josiah Skaggs BK C pg 730 2/6/1847 Elijah Wood to Aaron W McVey Bk C pg 731 1/17/1849 Elijah Wood from Isaac Withrow Bk D pg 250 8/31/1850 Elijah Wood to Aaron W McVey Bk D pg 315 3/6/1852 Elijah Wood from H O Middleton Bk D pg 631 11/26/1858 Elijah Wood to Eliza A Townsend Bk E pg 282 Nr Chestnutburg 3/5/1866 Elijah Wood from James H Wood Bk E pg 772 6/13/1868 Elijah Wood from Thomas McGuffin Bk F pg 349 Horse Shoe Ck 4/26/1869 Elijah Wood from Allen A Wood Bk F pg 348 Horse Shoe Ck 6/20/1877 Elijah Wood from Jacob Adkins Bk 2 pg 334 Horse Shoe Ck 3/14/1878 Elijah Wood from Thompson McGraw Bk 2 pg 188 10/8/1879 Elijah Wood to H A Holt Bk 2 pg 550 Mt Cove [Source: Lyle LeMasters; online http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7054/]
Note:   <a title="52 Ancestors: #16 Elijah WOOD abt. 1806-1885"


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