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Col William Penn WOOD

Col William Penn WOOD

Male 1843 - 1924  (80 years)

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  • Name William Penn WOOD  [1
    Title Col 
    Born 2 May 1843  Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Burial Trinity Cemetery, Trinity, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military 1 Mar 1862  [2
    CSA: Company I (Davis Guards), 22ND North Carolina Infantry. Promotedto First Sgt. 
    Death 1924  Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military Colonel, Adjutant General and Chief of Staff of the North CarolinaDivision of the United Confederate Veterans  [3
    Died 1 Apr 1924  Highpoint, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Carcinoma, pancreas 
    Buried Asheboro City Cemetery, Asheboro, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I591  Wood-Lester
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Penuel WOOD, Jr.,   b. 17 Dec 1812, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1881, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Callistia BURKHEAD,   b. 17 Aug 1816, Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1903, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henrietta GUNTER,   b. 1849,   d. 1893, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1872  [2
    Children 
     1. Blanche Penn WOOD,   b. Aug 1873, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
     2. John Kerr WOOD,   b. Mar 1875, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939  (Age ~ 63 years)  [natural]
     3. Mabel Emma WOOD,   b. Oct 1880, Randolph County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F1307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    William Penn Wood (1843-1924)

    Documents
    Col. William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    Col. William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    North Carolina Board of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Standard Death Certificate

    Headstones
    Headstone: William Penn Wood (843-1924)
    Headstone: William Penn Wood (843-1924)

    Histories
    William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    This sketch was done while Mr. Wood was alive and North Carolina's Auditor and presented to him as a gift. William 'Bill' Penn Wood, III has the original drawing.
    William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    Obituary #2 from the "Observer."
    William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    Article about William Wood written by Barron Mills in 1994 for the "Randolph Guide."
    William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    Obituary #1 from the "Observer."
    Biographical sketch published in 1916 of William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    Biographical sketch published in 1916 of William Penn Wood (1843-1924)
    A COLLECTION OF PERSONAL CARTOONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE STAUNCH “TREES” THAT MAKE THE “OAK CITY.” By Ad Goodwin

  • Notes 
    • Died at age 80 years, 10 months, 30 days.
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      During the Civil War William Penn Wood was wounded at the Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run). He was a member of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry. He lie in the woods for 2 weeks with a bullet in his back before being taken to a hospital. The person who saved his life was "John Kerr" so William named his son John Kerr Wood in honor of the man who saved his life.

      Research of William 'Bill' Penn Wood, III, grandson of John Kerr Wood, in an email dated 29-June-2009.
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      William resided in Randolph County where he enlisted in Company I (Davis Guards), 22nd North Carolina Infantry at the age of 18 on March 1, 1862. He mustered in as Private. He was wounded in the shoulder at the second battle of Manassas, Virginia on August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal prior to October 1, 1862. He returned to duty subsequent to October 31, 1862 and was promoted to Sergeant prior to May 23, 1864. He was captured at or near Jericho Mills, Virginia on May 23, 1864. He was confined at Point Lookout yankee prison, Maryland until paroled and transferred to Boulware’s Wharf, James River, Virginia where he was received on March 16, 1865 for exchange.
      Source: John T. Nash

  • Sources 
    1. [S7] "Our Time In History: This Wood and Lester Family", Robert Darious Wood, Sr and J Glenn Wood, File 144A.txt.

    2. [S260] Research of William 'Bill' Penn Wood, III, grandson of John Kerr Wood.
      in an email dated 5-June-2009 containing a copy of the Randolph Guide.

    3. [S243] Research of John T. Nash, 6th great grandson of Capt. William Wood, Jr.

    4. [S243] Research of John T. Nash, 6th great grandson of Capt. William Wood, Jr.
      As shown on North Carolina Board of Health Bureau of VitalStatisticsStandard Death Certificate 458

    5. [S7] "Our Time In History: This Wood and Lester Family", Robert Darious Wood, Sr and J Glenn Wood, File 246A.txt.