Col. Richard Woods, of Albemarle County
Facts and Events
Richard Woods was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records in Albemarle County, VA
- April 12, 1793: "To Richard Woods who is Surveyor of the Road from the D.S. to his house, the following hands are allotted, Elizabeth Woodsons Gang, the Reverend William Woods, William Gooch's, Thomas Dove, Rice Garland, John Spencer, Nathan Dedman, Thomas Maupin, William Johnson, and Nancy Bailey." [Source: Albemarle County, Virginia Court House Records: N.S. Order Book 1791-1793, p 365].
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Randolph's administrator vs. Kenny et alias--O. S. 300; N. S. 107-- Bill, 20th July, 1812, by William Randolph of Wilton. On 7th April, 1808. he sold to Chesley Kinney 331 acres in Augusta. Kinney claims deficiency. In 1747 Robert McClenachan sold said tract to David Stuart, who sold 57 acres to James Miller 20th August, 1748, yet on 14th February, 1763, sold the whole tract to John Miller. James Miller on 1st August, 1754, sold the 57 acres to Jones Henderson, who sold to John Parris 18th August, 1778. John Miller conveyed whole 331 acres to orator 18th October, 1784. David died, testate, in Augusta, leaving son John, now of Greenbrier; daughter Sebiny, alias Tibbey, alias Tabitha Stuart; daughter Elizabeth, who married Richard Woods of Albemarle, by whom she had 3 sons, William, George and Richard Woods; stepdaughter, Mary Pall. Sebiny Stuart married Samuel Williams of Greenbrier, by whom she had a son Richard and a daughter ____, who married Thomas Creigh of Greenbrier. Mary Pall left one child, a daughter, Mary, who married Cornelius Maupin and lives in Albemarle. John Miller died, intestate, leaving children, viz: Patrick, James and Sarah Miller. Sarah married Joseph Henderson of Augusta and had children, viz: John, Robert, Joseph, William, Sally, Jane, who married Alexander Buchanan, and Mary, who married Robert Morrison. Patrick and James Miller live in Bath. John and James Miller were brothers. John Stuart has a son Lewis Stuart. John Young deposes, in Augusta, 15th June, 1818, he knew John and James Miller. James was son of John. Deponent is 81 years old last March. He came to this country when 4 years old and has lived 6 miles from Staunton ever since. He was grown when he knew the Millers. Deponent is son of Hugh Young, who was security for Randal Lockhart, deputy sheriff, who defaulted in failing to return a writ of election and suit was brought. 15th June, 1818, William Robertson deposes, in Augusta, David Stuart's children and widow lived with Gen. George Mathews, who married a stepdaughter of David's; daughter of Mrs. Stuart, deponent. Captain is rising 70 years.
Information on Richard Woods
From Rootsweb.com archives:
From: "Ted Daniel" <bamabunny@@gcronline.com>
Subject: [WOODS-L] Richard Woods
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 18:11:11 -0400
I am having trouble figuring out whose son my Richard Woods is. Any help is
My Richard Woods lived on what is now Dick Woods road in Albemarle County,
Va. The house still stands. His children were William, Richard, and
Elizabeth , who married James Brooks of Albemarle and Amherst Counties. I
cannot think of the other child now. According to Edgar Woods "History of
Albemarle County in Virginia," Richard's wife was Elizabeth Stuart, the
daughter of David Stuart. She is listed as the 2nd wife and as the mother of
the children listed. He is also listed as having died in 1801.
Were there 2 Richard Woods in the area, as I keep seeing one that died in
Augusta County in the 1760s. I am totally confused, but I do know that my
grgrgrgrgr grandfather is the one from Albemarle.
I would really love to solve this mystery!!! HELP
A post in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography indicates that Col. Richard Woods married 1st, Margaret Paul and 2nd, Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of David Stuart and Margaret Lynn.
From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Records:
MARCH, 1771 (C).
Richard Woods vs. William Kennedy.--Writ, 3d December, 1771.
Defendant lives in Botetourt.
Richard Woods vs. John Stewart.--Writ, 1st September, 1770.
Robert Reed vs. John Stuart.--Writ dated 15th January, 1770. Bond
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave.