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

Benjamin Wood

Male Abt 1750 - Aft 1815  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Wood 
    Birth Abt 1750  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 1815  Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I46693  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Charles Wood,   b. 1720, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Aug 1787, Frederick County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Brightwell,   b. 1728, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 10 May 1748  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      mac billigins 2007-02-02 08:50:36
      This postem is to provide information about Benjamin Wood (son of Charles Wood and Sarah Brightwell) and Elizabeth Wood (daughter of Benjamin Wood and Lydia) and Elizabeth Lamb (daughter of William Lamb and Sarah Wood)

      Except for the will of Benjamin Wood, the info below can be found at Kentucky GenWeb: http://www.kygenweb dot net/ then select Mason County or go to Mason County directly at http://www.rootsweb.com/~kymason/ and Heritage Quest Online and Ancestry.com

      Will of Benjamin Wood 1815

      "In the name of God, Amen. I, Benjamin Wood of the County of Mason, State of Kentucky, Being low in health, and weak in body. But of sound mind and disposing memory, and having in view the great probability of my speedy departure from this present state of existance, do make this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills by me hertofore made, Vis. I leave to loving wife Lydia Wood all my estate both real and personal, to be for her use and at her disposal during her natural having full confidence in here that she will afford a support for her and my children, to wit: Henry Wood, Elizabeth Sargent, Nancy Levl, Daniel Wood, Lydia Wood, Mary Wood, Sarah Wood, Susan Wood, Catherine Wood, and Mariah Wood. But with this reserved, that Elizabeth Sargent, has received from me property probably to the value of One hundred dollars, and that is to be deducted from her divident when it shall become necessary, to make a division thereof, and also with the reserve that Nancy Level has received from me property probably to the value of fifty dollars, and that sum to be deducted from her share when the division shall be necessary as above. And lastly I constitute and appoint my sons Daniel Wood and Henry Wood Executors to this my last will and Testament.
      in witness, Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal, this Twelfth day of September, In the year of our Lord one thousand, eight hundred and fifteen.
      Benjamin Wood

      Signed, sealed and acknowledged in the presence of Henry Putnam, Charles Ward, Henry Putnam, Jr."

      1792 Mason County, Kentucky tax list
      October 31 1792
      Benjamin Wood:
      1 white male over 21, 1 total blacks, 1 black under 16, 3 horses, mares, colts, 13 cattle

      October 3 1792
      William Lamb
      1 white male over 21, 1 total blacks, 1 black under 16, 3 horses, mares, colts, 12 cattle, 185 acres land

      MARRIAGE ABSTRACTS 1, 1789-1805, MASON COUNTY, KY
      ID 1394
      14 March 1805, Elijah Sargent married Betsy Wood. Bondsman: Benjamin Wood

      MARRIAGE ABSTRACTS 2, 1806-1817, MASON COUNTY, KY
      ID 115
      20 October 1807, James Berry married Elizabeth Lamb. Bondsman: William Lamb

      MARRIAGE ABSTRACTS 4, 1827-1837, MASON COUNTY, KY
      ID 1301
      15 March 1827, Eli Sargeant married Elizabeth Berry. Bondsman: Pearce Lamb

      Federal Census:
      1810 Mason County, Kentucky, No Twp listed

      M252 Roll 7 page 300
      Benjamin Wood 002012310102 total person 12

      M252 Roll 7 page 257
      William Lamb 001110000107 total persons 11

      1820 Mason County, Kentucky, No Twp listed

      M33 Roll 26 page 33
      Mrs M Lamb 0001001000101 total persons 3
      Will Lamb 200011001010400310013 total persons 14
      Basil Lamb 2000100001002 total persons 4
      Eliz Berry 10000031010010001 total persons 7
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      James Hughes 2006-08-14 19:28:36
      "The Wood-Woods Family Magazine",Volume II, No. 3, published July, 1974.

      CHARLES WOOD, SR. - FREDERICK COUNTY

      Will dated Apr. 17, 1787, proved Aug. 22, 1787. Wife, Sarah, the
      priviledge of the dwelling house and plantation with my son John Wood
      during her natural life and one-third of all other lands, three negroe
      slaves and residue of personal estate. Eldest daughter, Mary Clary
      negoes, removed to Mason County, Ky. Eldest son of Charles Wood £5,
      removed to Rowan County, N.C. Son Benjamin Wood œ 5, removed to Mason County,
      Ky. Daughter Sarah Lamb £5. Son Basil Wood the portion of the tract
      known as "The Grove" on the east side of Spring Branch running down from the old dwelling, negroes and livestock.* Son John Wood residue of "The Grove" including the dwelling plantation, negroes and livestock. Wife and son Basil Wood executors. Wit.: Richard Simpson, Jr., Richard Coale,
      John Hammond.
      Ref.: Liber GM no. 2, folio 248.

      *Son Peter Wood, negroes.

      WR 31-337 - May 26, 1807 - William Lamb and wife Sarah of Mason County, Ky.,
      to Basil Wood of Frederick County, Md., for sum of œ 200, all right and title to "Three Brothers’ Lott", being the land that John Wood, late of Frederick County, owned.

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