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Mary Catherine Campbell Woods
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1690
City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Dec. 18, 1742
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

daughter of Sir James Campbell 5th Bt. of Auchinbreck and Lady Susan Campbell,
she was christened: Cannongate, Edinburgh
Her title before marrying a commoner, and coming to the USA was Lady, but as soon as she stepped on USA soil, she lost her title.
married Michael Marion Woods (about) 1704, she was killed by Indians. One of the Woods researchers was the late St. Clair County, Missouri historian, John Mills. He once found the graves of both Michael Woods (Sr.) and his wife, Mary Catherine Campbell near the first site of the Forks of the James Meeting House, somewhere near Glasgow, Virginia. That site has now been lost. Graves were moved to accommodate either a freeway or highway junction, leaving only these two behind(flat marble slabs) -- and unmaintained.

On the monument that may still exist with these graves, according to the late Mr. Mills, is an inscription noting that Mary was the first white woman in the Valley (Shenandoah) murdered by Indians in 1742. It is believed this was the same incident in which her son-in-law John McDowell sold liquor to the Iroquois party on its way to attack Cherokee on a hunting excursion that went too far north 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Michael Marion Woods (1684 - 1762)*
 
 Children:
  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
 
Burial:
Blair Park Plantation Cemetery
Crozet
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Linda Dukes
Record added: Aug 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40417584
 


- Linda Dukes
 Added: Nov. 29, 2014
just did some research, my grandmother Mary did not marry a commoner, Michael Woods lived in Dunshanglin Castle in Meath Ireland, where he was born and Mary and Michael's children were born. They must have really wanted to come to America to give up a c...(Read more)
- Kristy
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014
rest in peace great great grandmother!
- Kristy
 Added: Nov. 24, 2014
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