Looking for the parents of Joseph Wood from WV born in 1892

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I am looking for any information on my 2nd great grandfather Joe Woods. His marriage license says he was born in Wyoming County WV. It lists his father as J.S. and has a line drawn through the mother space. He was married to Melvina Moran. Her name shows up as Vina on their marriage license. He was a preacher. I had spoken with his granddaughter and she had told me that she was told he was born in an Indian tribe near Charlestown. (There are rumors of Indian tribes along the river banks that lived in WV for quite some time hiding from government officials.) So I cannot find anything about him. She said she thought he was half native or a quarter, but she wasn't sure. (She had thought his wife may have been part native and we found out she was right.) Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
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Joseph Wood

West Virginia Births

Name Joseph Wood
Event Type Birth
Event Date 17 Jun 1891
Event Place Putnam, West Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Father's Name J. S.
Mother's Name Sarah A.

Citing this Record

"West Virginia Births, 1853-1930," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NMWR-3LG : accessed 24 August 2015), Joseph Wood, 17 Jun 1891; citing Putnam, West Virginia, United States, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 567,279.

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West Virginia Births, 1853-1930

Reference ID 14
GS Film number 567279
Digital Folder Number 004228468
Image Number 00331

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by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (365k points)
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Joseph S Wood

United States Census, 1930

Name Joseph S Wood
Event Type Census
Event Year 1930
Event Place Barkers Ridge, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Age 38
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1892
Birthplace West Virginia
Father's Birthplace West Virginia
Mother's Birthplace West Virginia

Household

Role

Gender

Age

Birthplace

Joseph S Wood Head M 38 West Virginia
Melaina Wood Wife F 42 West Virginia
Garnett Wood Daughter F 20 West Virginia
Clarence Wood Son M 17 West Virginia
Violet Wood Daughter F 12 West Virginia
Pansy Wood Daughter F 10 West Virginia
Tressa Wood Daughter F 6 Kentucky
Donald Wood Son M 2 West Virginia
Lena L Wood Daughter F 0 West Virginia
Hortensia Moran Mother-in-law F 79 North Carolina

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMCB-NH8 : accessed 24 August 2015), Joseph S Wood, Barkers Ridge, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0002, sheet 20A, family 360, line 43, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2559; FHL microfilm 2,342,293.

 

United States Census, 1930

District 0002
Sheet Number and Letter 20A
Household ID 360
Line Number 43
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number T626
Affiliate Film Number 2559
GS Film number 2342293
Digital Folder Number 004547867
Image Number 002
by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (365k points)
Thank you so very much!!!!! You have given me so much more to work with. Violet Wood was my Great-Grandma. Why would his father only give J.S. as his initials? Also, I noticed neither his father nor his mother have the name Wood. Could he have been adopted or sent to English school for the natives? (Melvina's grandmom was native and is believed to be a Cherokee descendant of John Watts Young Tassel but I have not found any census records or records from the 1700s.) Anyway, the fact that the mother-in-law lived with Joe and Melvina seems also native. I know the census was not allowed to state Indian- only white or colored. Thanks so much!
The father would have been J.S. Wood and the mothers maiden name was not given.
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A couple of ancestor.com trees show:

Joseph S Wood
Birth:  dd mm 1891 - Wyoming County (Wyoming), USA
Death:  date - city, Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA
Spouse:  Melvina Moran
by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (365k points)
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Melvina Moran Wood

Birth:  Feb. 28, 1888
Death:  Aug. 20, 1963
image
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  D D Wood (1928 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Morgan Cemetery
Fanrock
Wyoming County
West Virginia, USA
 
Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]
 
Created by: Loretta Brown
Record added: Dec 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12606769

Melvina <i>Moran</i> Wood

 
 
Melvina <i>Moran</i> Wood
 
 

 
 

 

by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (365k points)
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Elder Joseph Wood

Birth:  Jun. 17, 1891
Wyoming County
West Virginia, USA
Death:  Apr. 28, 1964
West Virginia, USA
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Family links: 
 Children:
  D D Wood (1928 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Moran-Workman-Branch Cemetery
Wyoming County
West Virginia, USA
 
Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]
 
Created by: Loretta Brown
Record added: Dec 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12606796
Elder Joseph Wood
Added by: Paul Moran
 
Elder Joseph Wood
Added by: Paul Moran
by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (365k points)
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Joseph Wood

West Virginia Births

Name Joseph Wood
Gender Male
Wife Sarah Ann Mines
Son Joseph Wood

Other information in the record of Joseph Wood

from West Virginia Births

Name Joseph Wood
Event Type Birth
Event Date 17 Jun 1891
Event Place St. Albans, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States
Gender Male
Father's Name Joseph Wood
Mother's Name Sarah Ann Mines

Citing this Record

"West Virginia Births, 1853-1930," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X55N-R7L : accessed 24 August 2015), Joseph Wood in entry for Joseph Wood, 17 Jun 1891; citing St. Albans, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, county courthouses, West Virginia; FHL microfilm 1,992,593.

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West Virginia Births, 1853-1930

Reference ID cn 46587
GS Film number 1992593
Digital Folder Number 004835009
Image Number 00606

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