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17. Valentine WOOD was born on 19 September 1845 in Schuyler County, Missouri.11 He died on 17 March 1929 at the age of 83 in Arkansas.

1870 Census. Irontown P.O., Iron Co MO, Hh 13
Valentine Wood, age 25, b. MO. Henrietta, age 22, b. MO
James N., age 3, b. Arkansas. John F., age 2 months, b. in MO in April.

According to a descendant, Valentine enlisted in the spring of 1864 in Col. Joe Love's Cavalry, CSA - his brother had been in this unit since the company was formed. His father-in-law may have been in the same company. Valentine was shot through both knees at the Battle of Westport, was captured and sent to Gratiot Prison in St. Louis. He demanded transportation back to Arkansas. had considerable additional information re the service of Valentine Wood, Pvt., Co. I or J, Love's Reft.
He was on a Roll of Prisoners of War, wounded and in hospital at Kansas City, MO, captured at the battles in Jackson Co, MO, Oct 20, 21, & 22, 1864. Rolldated Office of Provost Marshall, Kansas City, 3 Dec 1864.
Brigade: Freeman's. Division: Marmaduke Captured: Jackson Co, 21 Oct 1864. Former Residence, Lawrence Co, AR.
Another Roll lists Valentine Wood, CSA, Pvt. Co I or J, Loves Rgt.
Roll of Prisoners of War received at Gratiot Street Prison, St. Louis, MO, during the five days ending 25 Mar 1865, Captured Jackson Co MO, 22 Oct 1864
On 13 April 1865, he is on a list for exchange, transferred from St. Louis, MO to the Military Prison at Alton, IL. Captured Jackson Co MO, 22 Oct 1864.
Prisoners of War received at Military Prison, Alton, IL. Valentine Wood, Pvt. Co. I/J. Loves Regt. Received: 13 Apr 1865. Captured: Jackson Co, MO, 22 Oct 1864. Discharged 15 Jun 1865. On Oath of Allegiance. The Oath is included dated 14 Jun 1865. Valentine signed with his mark. His description is as follows: Age 19, Height 5'7", Eyes Grey, Hair Dark.
An undated card repeats his release on 14 Jun 1865; states that his residence at the time of his enlistment was Lawrence Co, AR and he wishes transportation to Powhattan, AR.

Valentine married Henrietta Clinton, daughter of Harmon B. Clinton, perhaps from Shannon Co, MO. Harmon was born circa 1825, Crawford Co MO, son of William Clinton of South Carolina. Harmon married Charity Brooks, daughter of Nancy Brooks.

1880 Census. New Hope Twp, Izard Co, AR, #404
Valentine Woods, age 35, b. MO, parents b. TN [wrong]
Henrietta, 32, b. MO, parents born MO
James, 13, b. AR
Born in MO: Frank 10, Thomas 8, Naoma 6.
Laura age 3 and William, age 5 months, born in January, were both born in Arkansas
Harmon Clinton, age 55, Minister, b. MO, parents b. SC
Martha, 44, wife, b. TN, parents b. NC [a second wife]

1900 Census. New Hope Twp, Izard Co, AR
Valentine Woods, b. Sep 1855, age 54, has been married 34 years [married about 1866]
Henrietta, b. Jan 1848, age 51, has had 9 children , 7 are living [Baby William and young Frank had died]
Thomas J., b. May 1872, age 28
Phoeba A., b. Oct 1883, age 16
Josie, b. Apr 1885, age 15
Truman, b. Aug 1890, age 9

List of children from descendant:
James, b. 1867
Frank, b. 1870
Thomas, b. 1872
Norra, b. 1874
Laura Elizabeth, 1877 [my correspondent's great grandmother]
William, b. Jan 1880
Phoebe, b. 1883
Josie, b. 1885
Truman, b. 1890

Valentine, Henreitta, Valentine's brother Thomas, Harmon Clinton his father-in-law, all said to buried Union Cemetery, in either Fulton or Izard Co, AR.
FindAGrave lists Union Cemetery in Fulton Co:
This cemetery is about 15 miles from Salem and about 6 miles from Wild Cherry but it is actually located at Union, Fulton Co., AR.
Valentine and Harriett have a joint headstone; his has the CSA emblem.
Mrs. H. E. Wood: Birth: Jun. 8, 1848; Death: May 10, 1930
V. T. Wood: Birth: Sep. 19, 1845; Death: Mar. 17, 1929
Baby William [1880 Census]
Billie Joe Wood
Birth: Jan. 20, 1880; Death: Nov. 7, 1881
Son James:
J. F. Wood
Birth: Apr. 4, 1870; Death: Apr. 24, 1894
Inscription: Gone But Not Forgotten

It's likely Harmon Clinton's grave was not marked, or the tombstone no longer there, but his second wife, Martha, is buried Union Cemetery and a great deal about her family given.

Martha Frances Estes Clinton
Birth: 1836; Paris, Henry County,Tennessee
Death: 1885; Sharp County, Arkansas
She married Capt. Isaac Drury Wilson (4-5 children). They moved to California about 1850. Her first child was born in California in 1852, then they moved back to Arkansas. She married 2nd by 1869 to Rev. Harmon Bailey Clinton (4 children). Lived in Northern Ark. relatively near her sister Mary Estes Spurlock.
Martha Morris Estes (1804 - 1872)
Burris Estes (1805 - 1883)
Burial: Union Cemetery, Union, Fulton County, AR

Martha Morris Estes
Birth: 1804, Nashville, Davidson Co, TN
Death: 1872, AR
The following was written by her son Thomas Newton Estes in 1910:
"I have just read in 'The Flag' Bro. Bonner's experiences of a mother's prayer. This carries me back to my earliest recollection in Henry County, Tennessee, eight miles east of Paris, about seventy years ago. Father was not at home. At night mother took us close to her - knelt down on the hearth, close by the fireside - she was going to give us to the Lord.
I didn't want to go, but expected the Lord to come every day for a long time. Finally I comprehended her meaning - still that prayer seemed to fasten on my mind more forcibly. By the Grace of the Lord I believe that prayer with others from my mother, led me to the cross. Thank the Good Lord for such a mother. She has long since crossed the river.
We left Tennessee in 1839. Mother belonged to a Baptist Church somewhere from 6 to 10 miles east of Paris, in the then neighborhood of the Manlys, Randles, Burtons, etc. I think the church was on a little sandy hill. Will some brother tell me if the church still stands? I remember the preacher's name was Browning. Oh, how I would like to visit the place of my childhood." -- T. N. Estes, Lunenburg, Arkansas
She died in 1872, probably in Sharp Co. I think that she was buried in Shiloh Cem. because her husband and 2 daughters were. Would like to have a picture if there is a gravestone.
Archibald Burris Estes (1828 - 1890)
Thomas Newton Estes (1830 - 1920)
Mary Morris Estes Spurlock (1832 - 1882)
Anna Eliza Estes Spurlock (1834 - 1872)
Martha Frances Estes Clinton (1836 - 1885)
John Calvin Estes (1839 - 1864)
James Karr Estes (1842 - 1926)
Burris Estes (1805 - 1883)
Burial: Shiloh Cemetery, Sharp County, AR

Burris Estes, Jr
Birth: 1805, Orange County, North Carolina
Death: Mar. 1, 1883, Sharp County, Arkansas
Burris Estes Jr. was the son of Burris (Burroughs) Estes (Estridge) Sr., who had been named for his mother, Elizabeth Burroughs. Burris Jr's mother was Martha "Patsy" Lloyd.
In 1820-25 when Burris was 15-20 his father moved the family from North Carolina to Henry Co, Tn, where he had inherited his uncle's bounty land from the government as a result of his uncle's service in the Rev. War.
They lived about 8 miles east of Paris and attended a Baptist church there. Burris Jr. married Martha "Patsy" Morris in 1825 in Paris, Henry Co, Tn.
In 1839 Burris Jr. moved to Arkanas with his brothers Thomas and John. Their parents had both died by then.
In 1840 all three brothers were living in Lebanon twp, Lawrence Co, Ark. In 1850 they wre in Richwoods twp, Lawrence Co, Ark.
He was a leading agriculturist and died leaving considerable property in land and slaves. He and his wife were members of the Baptist church.
Burris died March 1, 1863, Lawrence Co., Ark. David Spurlock (his son-in-law) was appointed administrator of his will. The case was transferred to Sharp County when Sharp County was created in 1868.
Martha died shortly thereafter. Two of their sons moved to Idaho in 1874.
3 of Burris Jr's siblings moved to Walla Walla, Washington bet 1853 and 1861:
-Brother Thomas and 3 daughters moved to Wash.
-Sister, Martha "Patsy" Estes Morris moved to Wash.
-brother John H. Estes moved to Wash.
-3 of sister Hannah's sons moved with Thomas' family, but settled in Oregon: Archibald, Burris & JohnBurial:
Burial: Shiloh Cemetery, Sharp Co, AR

Valentine WOOD and Henrietta E CLINTON were married on 27 March 1866 in Lawrence County, Arkansas. Henrietta E CLINTON was born on 8 June 1848 in Missouri. She died on 16 May 1930 at the age of 81 in Calico Rock, Izard County, Arkansas.