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10. WILLIAM MOORE WOOD1,3,16,18,19,20 was born on 1 June 1816 in Madison County, Kentucky.1,21,22 He died on 23 July 1883 at the age of 67 in Crawford County, Arkansas.1,22,23 He was buried in Woods Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas.

His middle name was found in some of my grandmother's writings.

Went to Missouri about age 24.
1850 Schuyler County Mo Census:
Wood, Wm 34 male farmer KY
Nancy 27 female KY
Joseph 8 male MO
Mahala Asbell 20 female KY (dau of Ross Asbell & 2nd wife)
September, 1852 - went to Benton County, Ark.; bought land near Uniontown, Crawford County AR
1853 - Went back to Schuyler County, Mo; then brought family back to AR First wife is said to have died to AR; married Susan Biswell. Her parents also went to Crawford Co AR.
Moved to Iowa near close of Civil War; then farmed in Douglas County KA before returning to Crawford County.
Land Patents found in Crawford County, AR. 80 acres 1 Mar 1860; 80 acres 1 May 1861 (Abraham Lincoln, President); 80 acres 30 Jun 1876. These were all in Section 20 of Township 10.

1860 Census. Crawford Co AR. William Wood, age 44, b. KY. Sarah M. age 22, b. MO. Joseph age 18, b. MO and John age 3. His brother Thomas was next door.

Land Patents
1 Mar 1860, W 1/2 of NW Qtr of Section 20, Twp 10N, Range 32W - 80 acres
1 May 1861, E 1/2 of NW Qtr of Section 20, Twp 10N, Range 32W - 80 acres
30 Jun 1876, S 1/2 of SW Qtr of Section 20, Twp 10N, Range 32W -80 acres
James A Biswell was in Section 18, just to the northwest.

1870 Census in Crawford Co with Susan, John, Martha, Minnie & George - all have initials only.

1880 Census in Jasper Twp, Crawford Co. He gave his age as 64, b. KY; his father born in PA and his mother b. VA. Susan M. Wood, b. 43 in AR, birth place of father & mother "unknown". Martha J. age 19, Minnie D. age 15, George M age 11, Charles A. age 5, and Brown L. age 3.

Buried in Woods Cemetery, Van Buren AR. Name spelled Woods in "History in Headstones". This cemetery is in the Philadelphia community on Wood's original homestead. A photo reveals that his stone does say "Wm. M. Wood"

WILLIAM MOORE WOOD and NANCY E. WINKLER were married on 14 January 1841 in Macon County, Missouri.1,24 NANCY E. WINKLER1,25, daughter of WILLIAM WINKLER and NANCY D. NOLAND, was born on 15 September 1825 in Madison County, Kentucky.1,25,26 She died on 1 March 1853 at the age of 27 in Crawford County, Arkansas.1,25,26

Goodspeed's article gives her name as Mary C., but she was called Nancy in the marriage record. He had also confused her mother's name. I believe they were both Nancy. Her grave marker has her name as Nancy E.

William Winkler, son of Henry Winkler & Susannah Ross did marry Nancy Noland, 4 Jul 1814 in Madison Co KY.
He sued her for divorce: 19 Oct 1836. William Winkler vs. Nancy Winkler, whereas Williams Winkler intermarried with a Nancy Noland, lived with her for several years, she abandoned her bed and now is more than thirteen years since his wife abandoned him.
Note: If indeed Nancy had left William thirteen years earlier in 1823, then it's likely two or three of her children were not his, particularly this daughter Nancy whose grave marker gives her birth as 1825. He was not with the family in 1830. He married again to Margaret Farthing in 1840 and is in the Estill Co KY census with her and their children in 1850. His ex-wife did not marry again. Daughter Nancy did marry as a Winkler, however. There is no way now to prove if he was her father.

Found William Woods marrying Nancy Winkler, 14 Jan 1841 in Macon County -
"Missouri Marriages 1826-1850; Compiled by Liahona Research, Inc."; Kansas City Library

Buried at Dripping Springs Cemetery, Crawford County, AR. b. 1825, d.1853

WILLIAM MOORE WOOD and NANCY E. WINKLER had the following children:



William WOOD was born after 1841.1 He died before 1850 at the age of 9.3 Probably died as infant. Not in 1850 Census.




WILLIAM MOORE WOOD and Susan Amanda "Manda" BISWELL were married on 29 July 1855 in Adair County, Missouri.1,27 Susan Amanda "Manda" BISWELL, daughter of Richard BISWELL and Sarah PARKER, was born in November 1838 in Adair County, Missouri.1,18,28 She died after 1900 at the age of 62.28 She was buried in Woods Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas.

In the 1900 Census Manda stated she had 6 children, 5 living. It would seem to me there are too many children subscribed to this family. Louisan is the deceased child. I have seen in other databases, but without any census evidence, another daughter is Lavinia and many omit Louisan - Is perhaps Lavinia the same child as Louisan? Since the censuses and the grave of Louisan indicate a total of 7 children, perhaps one of the older children had died by 1900 and she didn't really count the infant who had died so many years before.

Found in the 1900 Crawford Co Census, age 61, widowed, living with Minnie and Lee.

Her stone in Woods Cemetery has no dates.

WILLIAM MOORE WOOD and Susan Amanda "Manda" BISWELL had the following children:



John William WOOD.



Louisian WOOD1,19 was born on 4 March 1860 in Crawford County, Arkansas.29 She died on 13 May 1860 at the age of 0 in Crawford County, Arkansas.29 She was buried in Dripping Springs Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas.

The 1860 mortality census schedule shows she died May 1860, Jasper Twp, Crawford Co, AR. She was two months old at death.

Biography of Joseph Wood gave this child's name as Lavinia. Obviously one is wrong. She is not in the 1870 Census. John is there at age 13 and "M.J." (Martha Jane) is 8 and there is no child in between. I believe this child may have died as an infant or small child and the "History in Headstones" book is in error in giving the dates (1860-1880). Personal observation of this weathered stone revealed that the birth and death years were the same - looked more like 1850 than 1860 but the family wasn't there that early so it must be 1860. The date was in the month of May.



Martha J. WOOD.



Minnie D. WOOD1 was born about 1865 in Crawford County, Arkansas.2,18,19 She was buried in Woods Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas.

Minnie Wood is buried Wood Memorial Cemetery, Uniontown, Crawford Co, AR. Her stone simply says "Minnie Wood, Daughter of William & Susan Wood" No dates.



George W. WOOD.



Charles Albert WOOD.



Lee Brown WOOD.