|Birth: ||Nov. 2, 1715|
County Meath, Ireland
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 1783|
West Virginia, USA
My 6th Great-Grandfather was born in Dunshanglin Castle to Michael Woods and Mary Campbell. He was a neighbor to president Thomas Jefferson's family. He succeeded his father as owner of the old Woods Family estate,"Mountain Plains", soon after he sold the plantation to Chief Justice Blair of the US Supreme Court. The estate was there after called Blair Park. The official records of the Colony in 1758 show that he had been a Lieutenant of the Albemarle Militia. Sometime between 1767 and 1773 he moved to Fincastle Co., VA, where his will was filed in 1775. His will was probated in Greenbrier Co.,VA (now WV) in 1782. He names his wife and eleven children in his will. He gave patriotic service in Virginia during the Revolution War. The American Gen. Research Institute. THE WOODS FAMILY. (Arlington, VA:Author, 1973) p. 76. William Woods Sr b. 2 Nov 1715 d. 12 Apr 1782, married Susannah Wallace, PS VA.
Note: William Woods has been recognized as a Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel, however, I have not seen any official documentation that supports this rank. There is historical documentation that he served as a Lieutenant during the Colonial Wars serving under Randolph Jefferson.
John Woods (1751 - 1815)*
Pennywell Peter Woods (1762 - 1825)*
Specifically: Burial in Greenbrier, West Virginia
Created by: Dr. Ingemar Woods
Record added: Jul 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39350812