Person:Archibald Woods (1)

Col. Archibald Woods, of Ohio County, [W]VA
m. Bef 1745
  1. Margaret Woods1745 - Bef 1794
  2. James Woods, Sr., of Montgomery County, VAAbt 1751 - 1817
  3. Elizabeth WoodsAbt 1753 - 1796
  4. Rebecca WoodsAbt 1755 -
  5. Robert WoodsAbt 1757 - 1830
  6. Andrew "Joseph" Woods, Jr.1759 - 1831
  7. Martha Woods1761 - 1834
  8. Col. Archibald Woods, of Ohio County, [W]VA1764 - 1846
  9. Mary Woods1766 - 1830
  • HCol. Archibald Woods, of Ohio County, [W]VA1764 - 1846
  • WAnn PoageAbt 1774 - 1856
m. 5 Mar 1789
Facts and Events
Name Col. Archibald Woods, of Ohio County, [W]VA
Alt Name Archibald Alexander Woods
Gender Male
Birth? 14 Nov 1764 Albemarle County, Virginia[Revolutionary War Service Declaration]
Marriage 5 Mar 1789 Augusta County, Virginiato Ann Poage
Death? 1846 Ohio County, Virginia[Likely, as he was living in Ohio County in 1842]

Archibald Alexander Woods was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Marriage Record

From Chalkley's:

  • Marriage Bond: 1789--March 5, Archibald Woods and Anne Poage, daughter of Thomas Poage (consent); witness, Wm. Wilson; surety, Robert Poage. Chalkley's Vol. 2

Military Service

American Revolutionary War Veteran

Revolutionary War Pension Information

Information from “Virginia/West Virginia Genealogical Data from Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Records”, Vol. 6, compiled by Patrick G. Wardell, Lt. Col. U.S. Army Ret. :

Woods, Archibald - born 11/14/1764 in Albemarle County, Virginia; moved when small child with father to Botetourt County, Virginia, where he entered service 1781 as sergeant in Virginia regiment; served at Battles of Haw River, Allamance, & Jamestown; moved soon after Revolutionary War to Ohio County, Virginia, there he had "numerous family descendants"; served as Coloney of 4th Virginia Regiment in War of 1812; applied for Pension 1842 in Ohio County, Virginia, per presiding Court Justice Peter Yarnell & County Court Clerk John McCulloch; Pension Application Rejected; Revolutionary War service less then 6 months. F-R11825, R2637.

Records in Virginia

  • 3 February 1817, Letter from Matthew Houston, Natural Bridge, Rockbridge County, Virginia to Archibald Woods, near Wheeling, Ohio County, Virginia [West Virginia], informing Archibald of the death of his brother, James Woods. Source: Library of Virginia Archives
  1.   Graves, William T. Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters.

    Pension application of Archibald Woods R11825 f22VA
    Transcribed by Will Graves 10/12/11

    State of Virginia Ohio County: SS
    On this 2nd day of May in the year 1842 personally appeared in open Court before the County Court of Ohio County now sitting Colonel Archibald Woods a resident of Ohio County & State of Virginia aged according to the family record seventy-seven years on the 14th day of November last past who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1842 [sic].
    I was born in Albemarle County in the State of Virginia in the year 1764 and removed at an early age with my father to Botetourt County in the same State. I was residing in the last named County when I entered the service of the United States as a Sergeant in a volunteer company of Virginia riflemen, commanded by Captain John Cartmill towards the last of February or first of March in the year 1781, (not certain which) and marched with that company direct to North Carolina, where we joined the Army, and served under the command of Colonel Otho H Williams, General Green [Nathanael Greene] being the commander in chief in that section of the Country; while in North Carolina, I was in two different engagements under Colonel Williams, the one was at Haw River and the other at a place called Alamance. Cornwallis was in command of the British at the time of these attacks, which occurred in the month of March. When General Green determined to march to Camden in South Carolina, I with others was transferred to the division of the Army then in Virginia, where I returned shortly after the occurrences above mentioned, acting in the capacity of a Sergeant in the company commanded by Captain Looney [perhaps Joseph Looney]; after we joined the Army under General Wayne [Anthony Wayne] I was in the battle of James Town in Virginia, where he (Wayne) commanded, the Marquis de Lafayette being commander in chief. After these events I was marched with a portion of the Army to Amelia County in the month of July the battle of James Town having taken place to the best of my recollection on the 5th day of the same month – while there and in camp, I was seized with the disease which prevailed extensively in the Army at that time, and being unable to do service, I received my discharge from under the hand of Brigadier General William Campbell on the 31st day of July 1781. I remained dangerously ill of the same disease for two months afterwards, being part of that time still in camp after receiving my discharge. I had no commission, though acting as Sergeant, during the time of service. The length of my active service from the time of my entering until the day of my discharge was upwards of five months, exclusive of the two months of sickness; including them, will make it upwards of seven months – I have no documentary evidence in my possession except the discharge above mentioned, having lost my pocket book containing my papers and I know of no
    person whose testimony I could procure, who could testify to my service: of the two men whose discharges appear upon the same paper with my own (for paper was scarce in camp) Kelly is long since dead; with the other I was unacquainted, but presume he is dead if he ever reached home from camp. Shortly after the close of the revolutionary war, I removed to Ohio County in this state where I have ever since resided. I do hereby relinquish every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present, and declare that my name is not on the pension roll of any state to my knowledge –
    Sworn to & subscribed the day & year first above mentioned.
    The Court do hereby declare their opinion after the investigation of the matter, and after putting the interrogatories prescribed by the war Department, that the above named applicant was a revolutionary soldier and served as he states – and the court further certifies that Colonel A. Woods can produce the strongest testimonials of his character and standing in the community, and that full faith and credit should be given to his declaration
    S/ Peter Yarnell, Presiding Justice
    [fn p 16]
    Camp Mr. Newman's July 31st 1781
    Archibald Woods, a Sergeant in Captain Looney's Company from Botetourt County, being unwell; and as there is not a probability of his recovering his health so far before the expiration of his Time as to be able to do Duty he is therefore hereby discharged, and Isaac Kelly is also discharge for the purpose of taking care of the said Woods on his way home.
    Amelia County Wm Campbell, B. G.
    [fn p. 17]
    Public Commissaries are desired to furnish the Soldiers discharged by the within with Provisions on their way home to Botetourt County
    Wm Campbell, B. G.
    Robert Beatie is also hereby discharged for the Reasons assigned for Archibald Woods to draw provisions as above.
    July 31st 1781 Wm Campbell, B. G.
    [fn pp 2-3: is a handwritten letter, presumably in the handwriting of the veteran, addressed to the Commissioner of Pensions and dated "Wheeling May 2, 1842" in which the veteran pleads his case for a pension saying, among other things, that he has been acting as pension agent in his state without compensation. He says that he did not bother to get his application attested by a clergyman or other member of his neighborhood because, as a public servant, he deemed it unnecessary to allay the concerns of the Commissioner of pensions that his claim might be fraudulent. He does not explain why his application is not signed by him.]