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Col Richard Woods
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Birth: 1719
County Meath, Ireland
Death: Jun., 1801
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

Richard Woods settled on Woods Creek in 1738 and gave it its name. He was a son of Michael Marion Woods and Mary Catherine CAMPBELL Woods, from Dunshauglin Castle, Meath, Ireland, who came to America in 1724 with nine sons, three brothers and their families, and a widowed sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Wallace. Richard Woods was a sheriff and a very prominent settler in Rockbridge. He seems to have had a brother, Charles, who died in 1761, and three sisters, of whom Martha married Peter Wallace, and Sarah married Joseph Lapsley, Magdalena was the wife of 1)Captain John McDowell, 2)Benjamin Borden, Jr., and 3)General John Bowyer.
Richard married 1)Elizabeth Ann Stuart daughter of David Stuart and Margaret Jane LYNN Stuart and (sister of Margaret) married 1739, their children are Margaret, Samuel, Benjamin and Elizabeth WOODS Brooks. Richard married 2) Margaret Stuart 1770 also a daughter of David Stuart and Margaret Jane LYNN Stuart and(sister of Elizabeth Ann), their children are Colonel William Woods, George William Woods, and Richard Woods b. abt. 1785. His will shows that he lived with Mary Paul when he died.
Richard was a Colonel during the American Revolution. 
Family links: 
  Michael Marion Woods (1684 - 1762)
  Lady Mary Catherine Campbell of Argyle Woods (1690 - 1742)
  Elizabeth Ann Stuart Woods (1717 - 1767)*
  Elizabeth Woods Brooks/Kemper (1759 - 1838)*
  Margaret Woods Wallace (____ - 1761)*
  Magdelena Woods McDowell (1705 - 1800)*
  Archibald Woods (1706 - 1764)*
  Michael "of Botetourt" Woods (1707 - 1777)*
  William Woods (1715 - 1783)**
  William Woods (1715 - 1783)*
  Richard Woods (1719 - 1801)
*Calculated relationship
Blair Park Plantation Cemetery
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
Plot: actual location unknown
Created by: Don Bedwell
Record added: Sep 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58804888

In memory of Richard Woods and in gratitude for his service in the Revolutionary War.
- Georgia Girl
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