Benjamin Wood

Benjamin Wood

Birth
Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Death 29 Apr 1829 (aged 68)
Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Burial Rileyville, Page County, Virginia, USA
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Pvt. Benjamin WOOD, Rev. War Vet

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WOOD, BENJAMIN
DAR Ancestor #: A127732
DAR Nat'l #: 156074
Service: VIRGINIA Rank: PRIVATE
Birth: 30 Apr 1761 FREDERICK CO VIRGINIA
Death: 4 Apr 1829 SHENANDOAH CO VIRGINIA
Service Description:
1) VA BATT.

Two wives: Sarah Follice and next Elizabeth P. Abbott

History of Virginia
Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography - Vol 5.

"The story is told of Benjamin Wood that as a very young man he inclined toward luxury and sport to an extent inconsistent with his father's ideas. Paternal lectures not availing to bring him to the paths of industry, paternal authority was exercised. All income was cut off, a tract of unimproved land conveyed to him, and he was sternly thrust upon his own resources. His riding horse and its equipment and his own wardrobe--he was something of a dandy in his tastes--constituted his sole capital for the development of his land. The outlook was not cheerful, but the father was unrelenting and the son of the same fibre. A comrade-cousin, likewise out of favor at home for similar reasons, also owned his riding horse. They formed a partnership, joined their riding horses in a team and went to work: how successfully is proved by the land records of Shenandoah and Page counties, where tract after tract of land is shown passing in title to him. As a business man he became a power in his part of the state, but he retained his youthful love of good horses and good clothes to the end of his long life. He died April 24, 1829 at his home, Cedar Point, honored and loved by all who knew him..."

Two books that can be found/read online:

1. History of the Wood Family by James W. Wood (1904)

2. Biographical Sketches of the Wood Family by Jacob Samuel Fallis Wood (1923)


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