Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and Their Descendants; A History of Frederick County, Virginia, from Its Formation in 1738 to 1908
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... Rutherford, Lewis Neill, Lt. Jacob Hite, Thos. Swearingen, and many others who became prominent in Frederick County when the first court was organized. Col. Wood was a conspicuous figure during his entire life. As clerk of the celebrated Court for about seventeen years, his official life was of high order, as the records of the old office fully attest. As County Surveyor, and as one of the commission to ascertain and settle claims of officers and men of the French and Indian Wars, he left a record of marked ability. He is also credited with service in the House of Burgesses, acting as proxy for Washington when engaged in the French and Indian War. (See Hayden's Virginia Genealogy.) Family records show that he came to his new home with his wife and four children of tender age. As he states in his will, written in 1746, "they are under age." The writer, being aware that the name of Wood appears often in records, in connection with several other families long resident of Frederick County and the Lower Valley, deems it desirable to show in this sketch, who comprised the Glen Burnie Wood family and their descendants. James the founder married Mary the daughter of Captain Thomas Rutherford, the first Sheriff of Frederick; and as Col. Wood and Capt. Rutherford were living in Old Orange County in 1738, we assume the marriage was solemnized in that County. The following is copied from an old note-book of James Wood, now in possession of one of his descendants, daughter of Col. Glass: Children of James Wood Jr. and Mary Rutherford--(1) Elizabeth, born Sept. 20, 1739 (2) James "Jany. 28, 1741 (3) Mary "Sept. 23, 1742 (4) John "Jany. 1, 1743--44 (5) Robert, "July 27, 1747. The following is taken from the family records: ...
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