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Thomas Jr. Wood
Elizabeth LNU
Capt. John Henry Dooley
Elizabeth Birks
Jeremiah Wood
(Abt 1765-1829)
Mary Dooley
Nancy Wood
(Abt 1799-Bet 1840/1850)


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Melancthon Turner

Nancy Wood 1

  • Born: Abt 1799, , , Virginia, USA 1
  • Marriage: Melancthon Turner about 1817 1
  • Died: Bet 1840 and 1850, MO 1

bullet  General Notes:

The name Wood came from a copy of daughter Virginia Turner's death certificate which states mother's maiden name as Wood. The name Nancy came from Daughter Isabel Turner Harness's obituary stating that her parents names were Melancthon and Nancy Turner.

Father's Probate records and division of land, Bedford County, VA 1829

Copy of Deed Record page 172 October 1839, Bedford County, VA, Melancthon and Nancy Turner to Edward Hunter

Nancy is mentioned in personal documents as "Aunt Nancy" who moved to MO with her brothers. Also referred as one sister and 4 brothers who moved to MO.

From G.W. Wood:
"About 1839 ten years after Jeremiah Sr.'s death, Wood siblings John, Thomas, Wesley, Bird and Nancy with spouses and children in tow, formed a wagon train with about 40 neighbors (Dooley's, Sharps and Karnes) and headed west for Missouri. John's family settled in Clay County, and the rest settled in Buchanan County (except Wesley who continued on to Iowa). Jeremiah Jr. followed several years later with their mother, Polly and settled in Buchanan County. Sisters Mary and Demartha stayed behind in Bedford County. Mary married Nick Wilkerson for whom "Wilkerson Gap" is named on the turnpike. John's brother Henry headed south and became a "Firecracker" Methodis minister. " 1


Nancy married Melancthon Turner, son of James Turner and Sarah "Sally" Leftwich, about 1817.1 (Melancthon Turner was born on 22 Dec 1799 in , Bedford, Virginia, USA 1 and died in 1847 in , Buchanan, Missouri, USA 1.)



1 "Hardesty 4," compiled by Kathleen Brawn [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]; supplied by Brawn, All gedcom sources should be viewed with skepticism and critical research data should be verified with other sources. Repository: RootsWeb - World Connect. Surety: 3.

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