Facts and Events
William Woods was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Currently (January 2011) the child list of John Woods and Elizabeth woods lists two separate sons named "William". These are Person:William Woods (7), and Person:William Woods (75). It seems likely that these are indeed two different persons, but one is not the son of John and Elizabeth. Work is needed to sort out which one belongs with this family.
William Woods Killed by Indians in 1758
William Woods is included in the list from Chalkley's of Indian Attacks of 1755-1758 in Augusta County of settlers killed by "the enemy" (most likely Shawnee Indians being spurred on by the French) in Augusta County.
Estate Records of William Woods
- Page 258.--16th August, 1758. Thomas Gregg's bond (with Saml. Semple) as administrator of Wm. Woods.
- Page 457.--19th August. 1766. Vendue bill recorded of Wm. Woods' estate--James Thomas. David Berry, Samuel Samples, Jeremy Harrison. Settlement of above estate, by Thos. Gregg, administrator. Paid Joseph Skidmore, Moses Semples. Credit by balance of pay received of Capt. Abraham Smith.
Records of William Woods in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 67.--22d August, 1754. John Bowyer's indemnifying bond to Archibald Alexander, with sureties James Lockhart, Andrew Hays, Wm. Woods. Alexander had given Bowyer power of attorney to act for him in signing deeds to the Borden lands. Teste: Francis Bealey (Beaty), Jas. Thomson, Daniel Harrison.
- Page 28.--28th June, 1758. Peter Moser's estate settlement, by Michael Mallow, allowed 19th May, 1761--To Cathron Moser, Jno. Hopkins, Danl. Love, James McDole, Jno. Wright, Fardrick Kestor, Jacob Harper, Andrew Arewen, Powl Shaver, Eaform Love, Nickles Hofman, Edward McGary. (2nd vendue held 8th November, 1758?) To Alex. Miller, James McGill, Jno. McCoy. (3d vendue held 3d October, 1760.) Credit by Patterkole money received on Peter Moser's account. From Jno. Madison, from George Caplinger, from Henry Carr, from Captain Cartley (Keartley), Capt. Abraham Smith (patterole money), from Captain Smith, for provender; from Captain Smith, on account of Wm. Wood; from Jno. Hogleer; from Capt. Ephraim Love, for provender and paterrole (patrol) money; from Capt. Smith, patterole money. Paid Jacob Rolman, paid Daniel Smith for clorking, paid Fredk. Opp for schooling, paid Fredk. Easter for salt and store goods, paid Johnson Hill for weaving, paid John Hughes, paid Stephen Conrad, the blacksmith.