|Mary Elizabeth Lyon
with first husband
|John Henry and Alice
|Richard L. and Ginevra M.
Children: Alice and Sam
Alice Johnson Wood
|Sam Houston Wood
|John D. and Martha
E. Myers Wood
|Pete Wood & Family
|Will Wood & Family
|Wood Brothers and
|Mary Warren Wood
|Sisters: Mary Elizabeth
Wood Pope, Elsie Isabelle
"Belle" Wood Wallace and
Nancy Victoria Wood Field
|Adelia Wood Lyon
|Elizabeth Jane Sloan
Wood Baker and
John Winston Baker
|In our efforts to gain some information concerning the Wood family, we find among the same a prevailing
tradition that two brothers emigrated from Virginia to South Carolina before the Revolution, and during that
struggle for American independence both entered the service of their country.
At the close of the Revolution they separated; one returned to Virginia and the other removed to Tennessee.
The one who returned to Virginia, however, came back to South Carolina, settling in the eastern portion of the
present county of Spartanburg. It is supposed that he married in Virginia, and it is not known how many children he had, but William
Wood was one of his sons who lived on Pacolet, near Easterwood Shoals. He was a
prominent and highly respectable citizen in his day and time. He married Miss Nancy, daughter of the elder
William Lipscomb. By this marriage he had seven children as follows: Lucinda, who married Wm. Little-
john (known as Wm. Kink) ; James, who married Harrriet E. Wilkins; N. Lipscomb, who married Mary Aus-
tell; David, who married in Alabama; Caroline, who married Daniel Draper; John, who married Agnes Lipscomb ; and Thomas, who married
"History of Spartanburg County"
The brother who returned to Virginia and then to South Carolina, and had a son William Wood 1786-1838 who married Nancy Lipscomb,
was this brother James Thomas Wood 1764-1799 who married Ann Elizabeth Lipscomb? So the question would be, who was
the brother who went to Tennessee? We have been told that DNA results show that our James Thomas Wood's (1798-1862 born in
South Carolina and died in San Saba, Texas) decendants do not match those DNA (Lipscomb) results. That would mean that our
James Thomas Wood's father is possibly the brother who went to Tennessee? Any help from the Wood family would be so appreciated.
Thanks, Frances Gililland