Person:Richard Woods (15)

Col. Richard Woods, of Albemarle County
  • HCol. Richard Woods, of Albemarle County1719 - 1801
  • WMargaret PaulEst 1725-1735 - est 1762-1769
m. abt. 1758
  1. Elizabeth Woods1759 - 1838
  • HCol. Richard Woods, of Albemarle County1719 - 1801
  • WElizabeth Stuartest 1751 -
m. est. bef. 1770
  1. William WoodsEst 1770-1785 -
  2. Richard WoodsEst 1770-1785 -
  3. George WoodsEst 1770-1785 -
Facts and Events
Name Col. Richard Woods, of Albemarle County
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1719 Dunshaughlin, County Meath, Ireland
Marriage abt. 1758 to Margaret Paul
Marriage est. bef. 1770 to Elizabeth Stuart
Death[1] June 1801 Albemarle County, Virginia

Richard Woods was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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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 archives:

From: "Ted Daniel" <> 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 GREATLY appreciated!!!

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 Myra Daniel

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

dated 1765.

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