John WOODS ID#49, b. about 1765, d. about December 1809
Father*Robert WOODS1,2 d. 1811
Mother*Elizabeth MIDDLETON1
Birth*John WOODS was born about 1765, Robert Hairston Bible states he was the son of Robert Woods, but does not give a birth date..3,1 
He was the son of Robert WOODS and Elizabeth MIDDLETON.1,2 
Marriage*John WOODS married Lucy HAWKINS on 10 April 1782 in (no children), Henry, Virginia; FSL 31990 p5.4,5 
Tax Rolls*John Woods is listed on the Franklin County Tax List in 1786.6 
Occupation*John WOODS was was attorney and served in Virginia Legislature about 1792. 
Marriage*He married Agnes Anne HAIRSTON, daughter of Robert HAIRSTON and Ruth STOVALL, on 12 October 1792 in Franklin, Virginia.7,1,8,4 
DeedA second deed on August 30, 1800, Robert Woods Senior sells to John Woods for 40 pounds a parcel of land containing 563 acres on Chestnut Creek in Franklin County. Wtnwessed by Robert Woods Jr., Robert Martin and Nathan Mason. - Franklin County Deed Book 4, page 192. FSL 7898084-500. 
Deed*On January 19, 1803, John Woods sells to Josiah Woods, for 5 shillings, a tract of land containing 100 acres. Witnessed by Robert Woods. - Franklin County Deed Book 6, page 41. FSL 7898085-437. 
Death*John WOODS died about December 1809. 
Death Spouse*His wife, Ann Hairston Woods, died about December 1809. 
Court Record*Franklin County Court, 1 January 1810 - Betsy Woods and Robert Woods infant children of John Woods deceased being upwards of fourteen years of age come into court and choose Samuel Hairston for their guardian and the court doth appoint the said Samuel Hairston guardian of Stovall Woods, Samuel Woods, Peter Woods and George Woods infant children of the said John Woods dec. who are under the age of fourteen. - Franklin Court Records page 329. FSL 7897650 image 497.
Court RecordFranklin Court 5 February 1810 - Samuel Hairston gave bond on estate of John Woods dec., and Ann Woods, who was administratrix in her lifetime, is deceased. An inventory and appriasel was ordered.
Probate*His estate inventory was probated on 16 February 1810 in Franklin, Virginia. FSL #7644994.
Tax RollsOn 14 April 1810, taxes were paid on the estate of John Woods in Franklin County. FSL #7849116 image 213. 
1810 Census of Franklin County lists 3 people named John Wood or Woods: 1. John Wood, males under 10 1, 16-25 1, females under 10 1, 16-25 1 (listed on same page as John Woods Sr. and Richard Woods) - 2. John Woods Sr., males 16-25 1, 45+ 1, females 45+ 1 - 3. John Woods Jr., males 16-25 1 (listed sames page as Robert Woods).

1820 Census of Franklin County lists 2 people named John Wood: 1. John Wood, males under 10 2, 26-44 1, females under 10 2, 16-25 1 (listed next to Robert Wood Jr.) - 2. John Wood, males under 10 2, 26-44 1, females under 10 3, 10-15 1, 26-44 1 (listed next to Henry Wood). 

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Agnes Anne HAIRSTON b. a 1772, d. a Dec 1809
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  1. [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.
  2. [S3417] Doran, Michael, Atlas of Virginia County Boundary Changes, 1634-1895, Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA1987., Personal Collection - printed book.
  3. [S121] Will of Robert Hairston 26 May 1790, Franklin County, Virginia Will Book #1, pages 70-71. Family History Search Film #7644994, images 69-70. Inventory & Appraisel record February 1793. Will Book #1, pages 85-87, 1786-1812. Family Search Library Film #7644994, images 77-78. Family Search Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. [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.
  5. [S3044] Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
  6. [S3079] Wingfield, Marshall. Franklin County, Virginia: A History. Berryville, VA: Chesapeake Book Co, 1964. Print., Personal Collection - printed book.
  7. [S22] Hairston, Elizabeth Seawell, The Hairstons and the Penns and Their Relations, Roanoke, Virginia 1940,
  8. [S152] Dodd, Jordan, comp.. Virginia Marriages to 1800. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Virginia.,
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