Facts and Events
Archibald Woods was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Analysis. Children of Archibald Woods (2)
- Transcript:Ancestry of Archibald Woods of Wayne County KY, b1771
Some identify this person:Archibald Woods (2) as a son of Family:Archibald Woods and Isabella Gass (2).
Others identify him as the son of Col. William Woods and Susannah Wallace.
Source:Ward, 1943 does not include him in her list of children for Archibald and Isabella, nor does she include him as a "believed by some" child.
It is likely that this Archibald is a son of one of the other "Woods" in the Albemarle/Old Augusta region.
The contributors to Source:Johnson, 1939 (vanity biography) identify him as the son of Michael Woods Jr. This is probably not meant to be Person: Michael Woods (1), but of Person:Michael Woods (2), commonly identified as "jr.", and sometimes described (probably erroneously) as the son of Michael (1). See:Analysis. The many Michael Woods of Old Augusta for a discussion of the many Michael Woods.
Acquisition of Land in Virginia
- Archibald Woods - Land Grant - 176 acres, Albemarle County. North side Stoctons Branch, 27 June 1764 Albemarle Co. deed book Bk. 5, page 444-17. [Virginia land grants Bk. 36 p 929-176]
- According to an indenture in Botetourt County, dated 24 September 1799, 50 acres "being in the county of Botetourt on Catawba, a branch of James river" were acquired from James McCoun, as follows:
- ... tract or entry of land conveyed by James McCoun to Archibald Woods deceased as will appear from the records of Botetourt Court reference thereunto being land lying and being in the county of Botetourt on Catawba, a branch of James river and Bounded as follweth (viz), Beginning at a large white and red oak on the side of a stony hill and runneth thence N. fifty eight W, fifty two poles to a chestnut on the top of as hill south forty two west one hundred and forty six poles to a hickory and black oak grub S: forty five E; sixty two poles to two large chestnut oaks N; thirty eight E one hundred and sixty poles to the beginning containing by survey fifty acres together with all and singular the appurtenance...
Will of Wife Mary
- Mary Woods' Will
- State of Kentucky
- I Mary Woods of the State aforesaid and County of Mercer being in health of Body and perfect in mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of all living do order and establish this to be my last will and Testament.
- In the first place I commend my soul unto Almighty God who gave it and my body to be Buried decently by my Executors to be hereafter named.
- Secondly it is my will and desire that the four hundred dollars which my Negro woman Venus & child was sold for (and one hundred dollars of which money is yet in the hands of the Executor of Andrew Woods dec'd) be divided into eight equal shares viz - Fifty dollars to Thomas Woods, fifty dollars to Elizabeth Adams, fifty dollars to Margaret Ward, fifty dollars to the heirs of Andrew Woods dec'd, fifty dollars to the heirs of Mary Rayburn dec'd, fifty dollars to Arch. Woods, fifty dollars to Joseph Woods and fifty dollars to the heirs of James Woods dec'd.
- Thirdly it is my will that the Negroes be divided in the following manner among my Children that is the Negro man Solomon to the heirs of Andrew Woods dec'd, the man Thom to Arch. Woods, the man Ben to John Woods, the boy Sam to Margaret Ward, the Girl Liza to Elizabeth Adams, the boy and Girl Jim and Esther to Joseph Woods, the boy Harry to Thomas Woods.
- I also will the tract of land in Virginia purchased of Stanly (?) to my son John Woods to make him equal with my other Children in place of the fifty dollars they are to get. Fourthly the balance of my other property I allow to be sold at my death and after the funeral expenses is defrayed and the Cost of administering & sale & the money arising from said sale to be Equally divided among my eight Grand sons named Archibald, that is Archibald Woods, son of Jas. Woods, Archibald Woods, son of Thomas Woods, Archibald Adams, Archibald Ward, Archibald Woods. son of Andrew Woods and Archibald C. Woods.
- Fifthly and lastly I do hereby appoint my friend David Adams and my son archibald woods Executors of this my last will and Testament in Testimony whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this Ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and Eighteen.
- (signed) Mary Woods
- Signed Sealed and acknowleged in presence of us
- James Woods
- Joseph Woods
- Mary Parker
- John Woods
- Mercer County Ses. October county Court 1820.
- The above and foregoing last will and Testament of Mary Wood dec'd was produced into Court and proven by the Oaths of Mary Parker, Jsoeph Woods and John Woods three subscribing witnesses thereto and granted to be recorded
- Tho Allen CC (county clerk?)
- Made this twenty fifth day of March 1823. Received of David Addams & Archibald Woods Executors of Mary Woods Deceast
The following was taken from William S. Woods, My Woods Ancestors-Their Lives and Times; Introduction Page), Source: Book, "The Michael Wood-Mary Campbell family in America"].
Archibald and Mary Woods were living in Albemarle County along with numerous other Woods families. In 1771 Archibald purchased "Indian Camp Farm" from the McAfee brothers and moved, with his family, to Botetourt County, VA. Following Archibald's death in 1783, six of his grown children and his wife Mary moved to Mercer County, KY. Coming by way of the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap. The other three members remained in VA. with "Indian Camp Farm" remaining in the possession of the Woods family until recent times.