Robert WOODS ID#2541, d. 1811
Birth*Robert WOODS was born in Ireland.1 
Immigration*He immigrated about 1730 to Virginiafrom Ireland.1 
Property*1754 - Robert Woods obtained property in Bedford County, Virginia.1 
Marriage*He married Elizabeth MIDDLETON about 1767 in Virginia.2,1 
Oath to Virginia*Robert WOODS on 30 August 1777, in Henry County, Virginia, county, took Oath Of Allegiance to Commonwealth of Virginia and renounced allegiance to Great Britian.3 
Tax Rolls*Robert Woods is listed on the Franklin County Tax List in 1786.4 
County Name*1786 - Franklin County formed from Bedford.5 
Will*He left a will on 9 March 1809 in Franklin County, Virginia. The following are mentioned in the will; John S. Burwell, son Josiah Woods, dau. Sarah Woods, grandaughter Harriot Woods (dau. of Josiah), granddaughter Elizabeth Middleton Burwell, dau. Elizabeth Hill, son Robert Woods, grandson Wiley Woods (son of Josiah), and Bailey Woods (son of Hugh Woods dec.) John S. Burwell and Josiah Woods are executors. Witnesses are P. R. Gilmer, David Dickenson and Nathan Mason.6,7 
Census 1810*He appeared on the census of 1810 in Franklin County, Virginia, Robert Woods Sr., Males 45+ 1, Females 26-44 1, Slaves 7. Listed next to Josiah Woods and Robert Woods Jr..8 
Death*He died in 1811 in Franklin County, Virginia.1 
Probate*His estate was probated on 4 November 1811 in Franklin County, Virginia.7 



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  1. [S265] Woods, Weightsill Arno, Short History of Descendants and Allied Families of Robert Woods of Ireland, W. W. Kinloch, University of Wisconsin, 1909, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  2. [S143] Bible - Robert Hairston 1755-1844. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha: Translated Out of the Originial Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.... Philadelphia, Printed and Published by M. Carey, 1817. State Archives North Carolina 400.1.1.982.
  3. [S3046] Virginia Historical Society. The Virginia Magazine of History And Biography. Richmond: Virginia Historical Society, June 1902, Volume IX., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  4. [S3079] Wingfield, Marshall. Franklin County, Virginia: A History. Berryville, VA: Chesapeake Book Co, 1964. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  5. [S3417] Doran, Michael, Atlas of Virginia County Boundary Changes, 1634-1895, Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA1987., Personal Collection - printed book.
  6. [S3560] The Ridge Runners: a magazine of migration - v.6 (Aug. 1976) by William A. Yates, Rifle, CO, Family Search, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  7. [S3561] Will of Robert Woods dated 9 March 1809, Proved 4 November 1811, Franklin County, Virginia Will Book #1, page 374-377. Library of Virginia -
  8. [S1810] 1810 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
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