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 John Wesley Wood

John Wesley Wood

Birth
Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA
Death 6 Apr 1941 (aged 82)
Quitman County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Linn, Sunflower County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 32920423 · View Source
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John was born in Chickasaw Co. MS, his parents were Hamilton Howard Wood and Frances Ann Parker. John could only have been about 4 yrs. old when his Dad, Hamilton H. Wood, was killed in the Battle of Antietam in Maryland. So I'm sure he never remembered his Dad or if he did he could only have had a very few memories.
John first married a Viola Mitchell on Dec. 25, 1893 and close as I can find she died before 1900. I believe she most likely died of childbirth and since no child has shown up for John and Viola I'm sure the child died too. I have no idea where wife Viola Mitchell Wood is buried.
John married Willie Belle Thrasher on Feb. 11, 1900 in Sunflower Co., they are on the 1900 Beat 4, Sunflower Co. MS census with no children yet. John and Belle are on the 1900 Memphis, Shelby, TN census with 2 children being Luther Allen and Ethel Juanita, they had another son named Ernest Everett Wood in 1911.
John, Belle and children are on the 1910 & 1920 Marks, Quitman, MS census and that is where John died in 1941.
I'm wondering why John and Belle ended up buried in this Linn Cemetery in Sunflower County unless maybe some of Belle's family is buried here too.
John had older siblings Martha Ann Wood McGehee, Alice H. Wood Harris, Richard Boeing Wood, Rufus Henry Wood who was my g.g.g.gr.father, Ruben Wood, Felix Grundy Wood and a younger sibling Leona Caroline Wood Kirby. I believe there was also a child born to his parents in early 1862 and died in 1869 named L. Abbott Lafayette Wood.


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  • Maintained by: Khillwoods
  • Originally Created by: Sandra "Walking Spirit" Selph-Hunter
  • Added: 14 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32920423
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wesley Wood (9 Oct 1858–6 Apr 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32920423, citing Linn Methodist Church Cemetery, Linn, Sunflower County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Khillwoods (contributor 47503052) .