Person:John Woods (5)

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  1. John Woods1779 - 1858
m. 15 Nov 1808
  1. George Woods - 1839
  2. Unknown Woods
  3. William WoodsAbout 1810 - 1866
  4. Mary Woods1812 - 1879
  5. John Woods1813 - 1875
  6. Peter Woods1815 - 1868
  7. Robert Woods1817 - 1906
  8. Thomas WoodsABT 1823 - 1866
  9. Nancy G Woods1825 -
m. 20 Jul 1827
  1. Delilah Woods1828 - 1922
  2. James Marion WoodsAbt 1831 - 1881
Facts and Events
Name John Woods
Gender Male
Birth[1][7] ~ 1779 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Alt Birth[5] 1779 Virginia, United States
Residence[2] 1800 Illinois, United States
Marriage 15 Nov 1808 Cahokia, St. Clair, Illinois, United Statesto Delilah Hill
Census[3] 1820 St. Clair, Illinois, United States
Marriage 20 Jul 1827 St. Clair, Illinois, United Statesto Susannah Hill
Census[6] 1830 Scott Township, St. Clair, Illinois, United States
Census[4] 1840 St. Clair, Illinois, United States
Census[5] 30 Oct 1850 Turkey Hill, St. Clair, Illinois, United States
Alt Death[2] 1855 St. Clair, Illinois, United States
Death? 15 Feb 1858 St. Clair, Illinois, United States
Alt Birth[2][7] Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

John Woods was most likely born in 1778-9 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His father, John Walker "Woods", had refused to join the British and fought instead on the side of the colonists in the War of the Rebellion. After the war, young John and family settled in Ohio. By 1808, at age 30, John Woods had moved out to the Illinois Territory and settled in Turkey Hill, a prominent trading post in St. Clair County, Illinois.

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References
  1. Past and present of the city of Decatur and Macon County, Illinois. (Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1903), p. 509.


    (speaking of John Walker "Woods")
    ...when success at length crowned the efforts of the colonists he sent for his family (from near Halifax, Nova Scotia) to join him in the United States, locating in Jefferson County, Ohio.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chapman Brothers. Portrait and biographical record of St. Clair County, Illinois: Containing biographical sketches of prominent citizens, together with biographies and portraits. (Chicago, 1892), p. 334.


    After the war was over, he [John Walker Woods] removed to Cleveland in which his son, John Woods ...was born.
    John Woods moved to Illinois about 1800 and was one of the first settlers of the Turkey Hill Settlement.
    ..was called out of life in 1855, at the age of 83

  3. St. Clair, Illinois, United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 131.


    WOODS, John, 4-1-0-0-1-0 / 1-0-0-1-0

  4. St. Clair, Illinois, United States. 1840 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 282.


    WOODS, John, 0-1-0-0-5-1-0-0-2 / 0-0-1-1-0-0-0-1

  5. 5.0 5.1 St. Clair, Illinois, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 355, 1 Nov 1850.


    Turkey Hill, District 7, 1409/1409

    John Woods, age 71, Farmer, $$$ Real Estate, born in VA

  6. St. Clair, Illinois, United States. 1830 U.S. Census Population Schedule, P. 155.
  7. 7.0 7.1 The birthplace of John Woods II as listed in the census records of his children as:

    Nova Scotia (1880 & 1900, Robert and James)

    Pennsylvania (1900 & 1910, Delilah)

    New Jersey (1920, Delilah)