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Samuel Wood

During the 1850s the Samuel Wood family moved from North Carolina to Murray County, Georgia. The 1960 Census shows them using the post office at Fancy Hill.

That Census listed the family:

    Samuel Wood, age 41, blacksmith,

    Elisabeth Wood, age 38,

    William Wood, age 22, grocery keeper,

    Permelia Wood, age 20,

    Emaline Wood, age 18,

    James Wood, age 17,

    Racheal Wood, age 16,

    Henry Wood, age 14,

    Mary A. Wood, age 12,

    Hariett Wood, age 9.

The Census indicated that all of the above were born in North Carolina.

During the Civil War, military records indicate that the father, Samuel, and sons William William, and James enlisted in the Confederate Army.

Military records indicate that both James and William died while serving.

James K. Wood enlisted as a Private in Company B, 39th Ga. Cummings Volunteers, February 11, 1864. He died of disease at Atlanta, Georgia, June 24, 1864. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Atlanta. Military roster listed him as J. K. Wood.

William enlisted as a Private in Company A, 37th Infantry, Georgia in June 1864. His military service record listed him as Silas Wood so his full name likely was Silas William Wood. He was killed at Jonesborough, Georgia, September 1, 1864.

Interestingly, eight men from three Murray families named Wood are known to have died in this war. The eight men appear to have been brothers or cousins to each other.


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