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Owen Wood & Caroline Ferguson

112. Owen Wood & 113. Caroline Ferguson.

1800, Owen born in VA. (S) 1850 Census.

1800, Caroline born in VA. (S) 1850 Census.

1840, Owen Wood lives in Gibson Co., TN. Family: 2m(s)<5 (Jessee, William), 2m(s) 5-9 (Thomas, Nathaniel), 3m(s) 10-14 (John and 2 unknown sons), 1m 40-49 (Owen); 1f 5-9 (Nancy), 1f 15-19 (Sophia), 1f 30-39 (Caroline). (S) U.S. 1840 Census.

12/24/1850, The Wood family lives in Gibson Co., TN. Owen Wood age 50, born in VA is a farmer with real estate valued at $800. Wife Caroline age 50 born in VA. Children: Jessee 19, William 18, Nancy 16, Thomas 14, George 12, Henry 10. “Nancy Furgerson” age 14 lives with them. All children born in TN. (S) 1850 Census.

1860, Owen Woods, age 65 a farmer with real estate valued at $360, and a personal estate of $275, born in VA and cannot read and write; wife Caroline age 60 born in TN. Son George age 22, and son Henry age 19. George is a laborer. (S) U.S. 1860 Census.

8/13/1870, Owen Wood and wife Caroline, both age 71 and born in VA live in Gibson Co., TN; next to son Thomas. Owen is a farmer with a personal estate of $200. (S) U.S. 1870 Census.

3/1/1872, Caroline died in Gibson Co., TN.

12/6/1873, Owen married Martha Foster (b.1825, d.1898).

12/7/1875, Owen died in Gibson Co., TN.

Note: There multiple “Owen Wood” families in Gibson Co., TN during this time. One other “Owen Wood” a year younger than this Owen also has a wife Caroline; but she is 5 years younger than this Caroline. [This family is also in the 1860 Census.]

Children of Owen & Caroline:

i. Sophia W Wood, born 1819 in TN.

ii. John L Wood, born 3/11/1827 in TN.

6/6/1879, John died in Trenton, Gibson Co., TN.

i. Jessee Wood, born 1831 in TN.

ii. William Wood, born 1832 in TN.

iii. Nancy Ferguson Wood, born 1834 in TN.

iv. Thomas J Wood, born 1836 in TN.

8/13/1870, Thomas J Wood is a farmer age 33, with real estate valued at $900 and a personal estate of $400. His wife Mary J is 23. They have 5 children, and his parents live next to them. (S) U.S. 1870 Census.

v. Nathaniel George Wood (56), born 10/1/1838 in TN.

vi. Henry Milton Wood, born 3/13/1840 in TN.

12/5/1865, Henry married Miss S C Dugger. (S) Henry’s Obit.

8/13/1928, Henry Milton Woods, a widower and retired farmer, died in Trenton, TN, age 88 years and 5 months old, born in TN. Henry’s death certificate gives his father as Owen Woods, born in VA and his mother’s maiden name as Ferguson, and she was born in VA. (S) TN Death Certificate, (S) Obit 8/15/1928 in The Jackson Sun, P4.

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