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John Hood
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Birth: 1840
Death: Nov., 1861

Son of Lorenzo Dow Hood and Emily Jane (Adams) Hood.
Source: Steven D. Fairweather

" ---- Hutton Valley settlement did not escape the marauding bands of soldiers from both armies and farm houses in that neighborhood also went up in flames. Mr. and Mrs. Gulley took their children and went to Rolla. He took no part in the war, although he was a Southern man, having been born in the cradle of slavery in Tennessee."

Besides the Alsup, Shipmans, Bufords, Smiths, Livingstons, Simmons and Gullys, other people had bought land not far away, before the Civil War. They included Elijah Reese, Josiah Hale, Hamilton B. Smither, James H. Miller, James H. Blackburn and Joshua Tallent. The HOOD family must have arrived about the time the war started, because they were not found in the 1860 Census. But they were here and severely affected by the war, according to various sources.

Henry A. Smith told it this way:
The settlers were going on with their farming and stock raising, as there was an abundance of grass for their stock, until the Civil War came on, which caused things to get terribly torn up. A very large majority of the people sympathized with the South which made it very hard on what few Northern sympathizers there were; and to make it worse a YOUNG MAN NAMED JOHN HOOD was visiting the young folks of the Miller family, both the Miller and Hood families being for the South, but someone discovered a company of Union soldiers coming down the valley, which excited and scared young HOOD, who started running. The soldiers chased him, trying to get him to stop, but he was so scared he didn't do it. So they shot and killed him, and of course that set everything aflame. There were only four Union men in this part of the county, Ben Alsup and his son, Zack; Mr. Estes, who lived at the now Marion Hinds place and my father. They came and got Ben Alsup and took him off South. His son got over into Douglas County where there were lots of Alsups and stayed till the war was over. Then the Bushwhackers came and took all the Union folks had, stock and household goods, and burned their homes and fences and told Mr. Estes and my father if they started North, they would follow and kill them." 
Family links: 
  Lorenzo Dow Hood (1818 - 1862)
  Emily Jane Adams Hood (1821 - 1887)
  John Hood (1840 - 1861)
  Elizabeth Hood Rowe (1843 - 1905)*
  Jesse D. Hood (1845 - 1924)*
  Mahala Catherine Hood Rowe (1846 - 1935)*
  Mary J Hood (1848 - ____)**
  William H. Hood (1851 - 1924)*
  Sarah Lucinda Hood Gulley (1855 - 1928)*
  Mandy Melindia Hood (1857 - 1861)*
  Infant Son Hood (1861 - 1861)*
*Calculated relationship
Son of L. J. & L.D. Hood. Aged 21 yrs.
Rowe Cemetery
Willow Springs
Howell County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Robert J. Stauffer Jr.
Record added: Nov 22, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12462759
John Hood
Added by: Robert J. Stauffer Jr.
John Hood
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First person killed in Howell County by Union troops.
- Lindan S Caldwell
 Added: Jun. 11, 2014
Died in the Civil War
- Lindan S Caldwell
 Added: Jul. 20, 2013
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 Added: Nov. 14, 2007

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