Jim Woods
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James Woods (1844 - 1919)

James (Jim) Woods
Born in Nelson, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1880 in New Brunswickmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Campbellton, Restigouche, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 May 2012
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Jim Woods has Irish ancestors.
This profile is part of the Woods Name Study.


James was born Aug 14 1844 in Nelson, NB.[1]

Canadian Census 1851: http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e092/e002293877.jpg

Canadian Census 1861: http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/jpg/4108519_00494.jpg

Canadian Census 1871: http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/jpg/4396661_00392.jpg

James Woods and Mary Carroll witnessed a murder in Nelson, 1879. See article: http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/NewspaperVitalStats/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=5b6b47cb-4920-42a3-9640-91852bfdd344

Notes from the newspaper article found at the Ottawa Archives: Trial of Joseph Meagher Sept 17 1879. On March 25 1879, the prisoner Joseph Meagher and his brother James Meagher along with William Connick were drinking at Carroll's tavern. They went outside and began fighting. Connick was stabbed outside - a knife was used by Joseph Meagher without warning - and died two days later. James Meagher left the country and Joseph Meagher was accused. There were several witnesses for the defense and the prosecution. The verdict of the trial was manslaughter. While the judge was delivering his verdict Meagher and his family twice interrupted the judge and His Honor said he was sorry to see him hardened instead of humbled at his crime. He was given a sentence of seven years hard labor. The prisoner was cool and unconcerned as he was led away.

Some of the witnesses were James Woods, Mary Carol, Alice Richardson and John Connick.



James and Mary married possibly in 1880.

Canadian Census 1881: http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e326/e008135172.jpg

Son James Woods born 1881 in Nelson.

1891 Census, Addington Restigouche New Brunswick: http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148105-00115.pdf

1901 Census, Addington Restigouche New Brunswick: http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z001/z000028736.pdf http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1901/z/z001/z000028737.pdf

Campbellton Fire 1910.

James and his son were known to have built many houses in Campbellton after the fire.

Canadian Census 1911 in Campbellton: (WOODS - misspelled as WORD) http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/SplitView.jsp?id=22072&frag=e079/e001960604&dir=1911a

Death record - 1919 -Medical records have John Woods: http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/VISSE/141C4.aspx?culture=en-CA&guid=7c302e65-f686-40c3-acd5-1a2ee3a7bf46


According to Catherine Condron's obituary (James' sister) in 1920, only her brother Patrick and her step-son William Condron survived her.

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  1. Entered by Carroll Woods, May 20, 2012

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Woods-3686 and Woods-1603 appear to represent the same person because: They are the same person. Same father and mother
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