Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

James Gov. Wood

Male 1741 - 1813  (72 years)


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  • Name James Gov. Wood 
    Born 28 Jan 1740/41  Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jun 1813  Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I046614  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father James Wood,   b. 1707, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1759, Glen Burnie, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Mary Rutherford,   b. 1720, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1798, Glen Burnie, Frederick County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1738  Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Moncure,   b. 22 May 1753, Clermont, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1823, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1775  Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F25042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43816804/james-wood
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      http://www.hrl.lib.state.va.us/Handley/Archives/Wood,%20James%20711.htm

      James Wood, Sr., built the first "Glen Burnie" in 1738. He married Mary Rutherford (died 1798) in 1738 with whom he had children Elizabeth (b. 1739), James, Jr. (b. 1741), Mary (b. 1742), John (b. 1743-44), and Robert (b. 1747). He is buried in the family graveyard at Glen Burnie.


      James Wood, Jr. (1741-1813) was deputy surveyor of Frederick County and represented the county in the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1766 to 1776 and in the Virginia Constitutional Convention in 1776. He served as governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 1796 to 1799. Wood negotiated the Treaty of Fort Pitt with the Shawnee Indians in 1775, making possible the successful expedition of General George Rogers Clark. He fought in the Revolutionary War as a colonel, commanding the Virginia Regiment at the Battle of Brandywine; later, he was a Brigadier-General of Virginia troops. James Wood, Jr., married Jean Moncure in 1775; they had no children.
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      Hayden page 428, states James is the s/o James and Comfort Wood of Frederick Co. born 1750 but this is in error. he has confused Robert Wood (James Jr. brother) who married Comfort Welsh.

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