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Ezekiel Wood

Male 1784 - Aft 1844  (> 60 years)


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  • Name Ezekiel Wood  [1
    Born 01 May 1784  , Randolph, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 25 May 1844 
    Person ID I101  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2018 

    Father David Wood,   b. 06 Nov 1759, Orange County (later Randolph County), North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1830, , Randolph, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Jane Currey,   b. 01 Jun 1760, , Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1826, , Randolph, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1779  , Randolph, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • REF: Imogene Bennett's records show marriage date as December 23, 1779

      REF: "Old Southern Bible Records" by Memory Aldridge Lester pages 338 - 340
      Marriage Date: December 23, 1779
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet

    Family Anny Walker,   d. Bef 1835 
    Married 14 Jun 1804  , Randolph, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • REF: North Carolina Marriages
      http://tn-3.rootsweb.com:8080/~ncarolina/cgi-bin/marr_search.cgi?id=5778
      GROOM: Ezekiel Wood AGE:
      BRIDE: Anny Walker AGE:
      RECORD TYPE: marriage bond
      DATE: 14 Jun 1804
      BONDSMEN:
      OFFICIATOR:
      WITNESSES:
      COUNTY: Randolph
      SOURCE TYPE: Marriage Bond
      OTHER:

      REF: "Old Southern Bible Records" by Memory Aldridge Lester, pages 338 - 340
      Marriage Date: 14 June 1804

      REF: Ancestry.com
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com, comp. North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: State of North Carolina. An Index to Marriage Bonds Filed in the North Carolina State Archives. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977.

      When planning to marry, the prospective groom took out a bond from the clerk of the court in the county where the bride had her usual residence as surety that there was no legal obstacle to the proposed marriage. On file in the North Carolina State Archives are 170,000 marriage bonds, covering the years 1741-1868. These records were abstracted by the Works Progress Administration. Most of the bonds contain the following information: groom's name, bride's name, date of bond, bondsmen, witnesses.

      Bride: Anny Walker
      Groom: Ezekiel Wood
      Bond Date: 14 Jun 1804
      County: Randolph
      Record #: 01 301
      Bondsman: Thomas Fruit
      Witness: A Geren, Justice of the Peace
      Bond #: 000115222

      Source Information:
      Dodd, Jordan. North Carolina Marriages to 1825. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1997. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in North Carolina.
    Children 
     1. Grandison Curry Wood,   b. 04 Jul 1813, , Christian, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1874, Alden, Hardin, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Anson Wood,   b. 05 Dec 1805, , Randolph, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1886, Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Henrietta Wood,   b. Abt 1808, , , Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885, , Parker, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     4. Unknown Wood
     5. Leah Wood,   b. Abt 1812, , Christian, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Nov 1895, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     6. David Chesteen Wood,   b. 1819, , , Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jul 1863, Vicksburg, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     7. Samuel Francis Wood,   b. 1826, , Christian, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1890, , Republic, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. Enoch P. Wood,   b. 1822,   d. 23 Jul 1864, Atlanta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Ezekiel may have been influenced to move to Fayette County, Illinois near Vandalia by his younger brother, Milo, who emigrated to near Greenville, Bond, Illinois sometime prior to June 5, 1821. Greenville is only a few miles from Vandalia.

      Census Records
      1810 Christian Co., KY
      Wood, Ezechal 10110-10100-00
      If Ezekiel is 26, Anson 4 and Anny about 26 and Henrietta about 2 in June 1810, who is the boy/man that is 16-26? Could this be one of Ezekiel's or Anny's relatives?

      1820 Christian Co., KY
      Did Ezekiel and Anny have an additional girl? This census says Ezekiel was a manufacturer ... perhaps a saddler?

      1835 State Census Fayette County, Illinois
      Ezekiel Wood 122001 001
      1 boy under 10; 2 boys over 10; 2 boys over 20; 1 male over 50
      1 female over 20 (probably Leah)
      Anny must have died prior to 1835 as she is not listed.

      1840 Fayette County, Illinois lists Ezekel Wood
      Is the boy under 5 a son of Grandison and Leah Johnston?

      1845 Illinois state census records do not include Fayette County

      1850 Fayette County, Illinois does not list Ezekiel or Henrietta Whitten

      REF: Fayette County Probate Records Book E-1 1839 - 1844
      p ?:
      Estate for James Black lists many, many people with notes and accounts including:
      "Wood Anson 19 March 1844 $1.72 12 Doubtful
      Same 22 April 1839 $136.83 6 Doubtful
      Wood G. C. 6 Sept 1844 $6.42 6 Support
      Wood Ezekiel 27 April 1844 $60.78 6 Doubtful
      ? on same 25 May 1844 $14.68"

      REF: Fayette County Probate Records Book F-1 1844 - 48
      p79:
      Ezekiel was one of 3 appraisers for the estate of William Akins on April 15, 1845. G.C. Wood purchased Mr. Akins' horse for $37.00. Also A. Johnston purchased goods from Mr. Akins' estate.
      p363:
      "We undersigned having settled all the demands against the estate of James Black de'cd and finding a large amount of notes accounts and demands before going to the said estate which it is impossible to collect by due course of law owing to the death insolvency ????? of the person or persons indebted and having given notice according to law by posting up four written notices in four public places in the said county of Fayette most respectfully prays the Probate Court of Fayette County Ill for an order of said court to sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash the following list of notes accounts and demands of a desparate (?) bad (?) or very doubtful character (?) for the purposes of finally closing up said estate." approximately Sept 21, 1847
      The document goes on to list many, many people including Ezekiel Wood for two notes dated 27 April 1844 for $60.78 and 23 May 1844 for $14.68 and both listed as "bad". I did not see Anson, David, or Grandison listed. This implies that Ezekiel was alive as late as May 23, 1844 but at the closing of this estate in 1847 he may have been dead ... hence the note is "bad".

      REF: "Fayette County Land Owners to 1847" from 1847 Tax Assessor's Book, Copied by Mrs. Gene Harris, p 5:
      Date Patentee 1847 Owner Desc Sec Twp Range
      29/7/1831 Brown, Wm. H. Wood, Ezekiel W1/2 SE 18 6n 1e
      29/7/1831 Brown, William H. Wood, Ezekiel S1/2 SW QR 18 6n 1e
      p 18:
      14/11/1821 Hinds, John Whitten, Heunetta & NE 18 8n 2e
      Cothran, Hudson
      16/1/1821 Hinds, John E1/2 SW 4 7n 1e

      This implies that Ezekiel was still alive in 1847 after his sons left for Wisconsin about 1845; or the Tax book wasn't updated if he had died previous to 1847. This property is one of the western most sections (Sec 18) of Vandalia Township just outside of Vandalia.
      Henrietta is shown as the part owner of John Hinds' property. Who is Hudson Cothran? The Tax book still shows John as an owner in 1847 even though he died about 1833.

      REF: "Fayette Facts" Volume 27 No. 3 p42
      County Commissioner Records - 1828 Sept 1, 1828 meeting
      "Ezekiel was paid for services in past election"

      REF: "Fayette Facts" Volume 28 No. 2 p7
      County Commissioner Records - 1829 June 1, 1829 meeting page 25:
      Ezekiel Wood was named to serve as a Grand Juror for the Sept 1829 term.
      p8
      County Commissioner Records - 1829 Dec 9, 1829 meeting page 268:
      Ezekiel listed as paying either a License, tax or fines.

      REF: Bob Palmer
      Notes obtained from my uncle, Wayne Palmer, in Colfax, Wisconsin in phone conversations. I'm not totally certain about all the information because ther are discrepancies that occur from one phone call to the next.
      He had given me Jetran as born in 1822 but on 6/30/97 he gave me Samuel Frances birth as 1822 in KY.
      Ezekiel Wood apparently moved, with his family, to Kentucky from North Carolina sometime between 1805 and 1811, based on the information we currently have.
      I found Ezekiel Wood listed in both the 1830 and 1835 Illinois State Census records for Fayette County, Vandalia, Illinois. In the 1830 census his name was spelled "Ezekiel" and in the 1835 census it was spelled "Ezekial".
      At least part of the family moved to Wyoming Valley, Wisconsin in 1845 where three brothers, Grandison, Anson, and Samuel ran a sawmill. They split up in 1865. Anson stayed in Wyoming Valley and apparently died there. Grandison moved to Alden, Iowa. It is not known where Samuel went. Ezekiel apprarently died in Fayette County, Vandalia, Illinois between 1835 and 1840 because I found him listed in the 1835 census but not in the 1840 census.
      Enoch and DeWitt died in the Civil War near Chattanooga, Tennesssee. Enoch was wounded in battle at Bald Hill and died about two days later.
      Jetran died in Mississippi of some kind of disease.
      My uncle Wayne thinks that maybe the family lived around Elizabethtown, Kentucky and that Anson, one of the brothers, may have known Abraham Lincoln.

      REF: Illinois Statewide Marriage Index lists:
      Ezekiel Wood married Mary Jane Butcher on 06/30/1852 in Coles County, IL; Vol B, page 38
      Is this the same Ezekiel who may have moved to Coles County? He would have been 68 years old if he did remarry. Not likely.

  • Sources 
    1. [S189] Old Southern Bible Records, Lester, Memory Aldridge, (Genealogical Publishing Company), 75-136456., p 338.
      Ezakiel (Ezekiel) b. 1 may 1784, m. 14 June 1804

    2. [S189] Old Southern Bible Records, Lester, Memory Aldridge, (Genealogical Publishing Company), 75-136456., p 338.
      David Wood (son of John Wood d. 3 May 1794 & Sibbel Wood d. 13 Aug 1791) b. 6 Nov 1759, d. 26 Oct 1830, m. 23 Dec 1779 to Jane Wood b. 1 June 1760, d. 27 Sep 1826.

    3. [S157] "North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741 - 2011", County Court Records at Asheboro, NC and FHL #0019461, 0019658 and 0418149.
      Ezekiel Wood and Anny Walker, 14 Jun 1804, Randolph County, North Carolina

    4. [S192] North Carolina, Randolph, Asheboro, County Court Records at Asheboro, NC, FHL # 0019641, 0019658, and 0418149.
      Name: Ezekiel Wood
      Spouse: Anny Walker
      Marriage Date: 14 June 1804
      Marriage County: Randolph
      Marriage State: North Carolina