John  Wood

John Wood (abt. 1713 - abt. 1780)

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John Wood
Born about in Bohemian Manor, Cecil County, Maryland, USAmap
Husband of — married in ,Cecil,Maryland, USAmap
Died about in Orange,North Carolina, USAmap
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John Wood was an early American colonial farmer who was born in Cecil County Maryland. He married in 1737 at Saint Stephen's Parish, Cecil County Maryland to Francis Flintham, the daughter of John Flintham. The family migrated to North Carolina with the purchase of a large tract of land in Orange County (now Alamance County) near the Quaker community of Cane Creek Monthly Meeting in 1756. His daughter Jane Wood was born in 1755 and joined the Quaker community with her husband Daniel Freeman Sr. John Wood is mentioned in Cane Creek MM records as the father of Jane Wood Freeman. It is unclear whether John Wood was a member of the Quaker church. However, John Wood appears on many early land transactions in Orange County North Carolina.

Sources Maryland, Marriages, 1634-1777 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Barnes, Robert, compiler. Maryland Marriages, 1634–1777. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., 1975. Source Description Robert Barnes turns Maryland into “marry-land” with this foray into the state’s early matrimonial records.

"Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970," database, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), John Wood and Francis Flintom, 20 Dec 1737; citing Saint Stephens Parish,Cecil,Maryland, reference ; FHL microfilm 13,887.

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Daniel Freeman and Jane Wood Quaker Family
Daniel Freeman and Jane Wood Quaker Family

Marriage Record
Marriage Record

Orange County, North Carolina Land Records
Orange County, North Carolina Land Records

Frances Flintham Marriage to John Wood
Frances Flintham Marriage to John Wood

St Stephen's Episcopal Church Marriage Register
St Stephen's Episcopal Church Marriage Register


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