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  1. Melissa Evelyn Wood: Birth: 5 APR 1857 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 1 JUL 1932 in Wright, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  2. Margaret Elizabeth Wood: Birth: 24 JUL 1859 in Wright, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 23 MAR 1934 in Wright, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  3. James "Old Man Jim" Hampton Woods: Birth: 20 SEP 1862 in Wright, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 3 AUG 1944 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  4. Julie Wood: Birth: 1865 in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 5 AUG 1865 in Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  5. William "Willie" R. Wood: Birth: 22 FEB 1868 in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 17 APR 1954 in Snyder, Scurry, Texas, USA

  6. John Pugh Wood: Birth: 25 AUG 1869 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 23 SEP 1955 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  7. George Wood: Birth: 18 JUN 1871 in Wright, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 1879

  8. Charles Wayne Wood: Birth: 9 APR 1874 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 11 SEP 1955 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  9. Albert Weaver Woods: Birth: 3 JUN 1877 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 28 AUG 1957 in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  10. Mittie Ann Wood: Birth: 12 JAN 1878 in Wright, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 1 SEP 1948 in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  11. Bennett "Bennie" Wood: Birth: 5 MAR 1885 in Wright, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 22 MAY 1962 in Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

Marriage: Children:
  1. John Carol Parrish: Birth: DEC 1869 in Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 6 MAR 1936 in Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

a. Note:   1850C, Laud. Co., AL, 1st dist., fam 341/353, pg.507/254..dw 1860C, Laud Co. AL, Gravelly Springs, hh286/286 pg.39/141, June 27, 1860.. 1880C, Laud Co. Al., T1R13, fam 111/115, SD1ED142SH12D, 9 Jun, img 14/24 age 40, /w Julia Young(23wht)Servant 1900c al laud waterloo dist65 hh179-180 SD8ED65SH9B img 18of27 Also listed as married 4/24/1856 2V6p127..dw Was married and buried by Rev. Daniel Hutton, in Laud. Co., AL. Footstone: PVT Co. I 35 ALA INF, Confederate States Army, POW (Grave is under the big pine tree in middle of cem..dfw) _____________ Most tales about Bennett [hereafter refered to as "HAMP"] cannot be confirmed, they have been related down through the years by some who knew him and some who did not. Hamp was a high tempered person, fighting seemed to be a favorite passtime of his. He enlisted in The Army of the Confederacy and was captured and held prisoner of war, Jesse Bert Wood has records that show he was held at Fort Benjiman Harrison near Indianapolis, Indiana. He was discharged at East Port, Mississippi. HAMP was the first person buried at Oak Grove Cemetery. Claude Wood told me "Hamp" was taken prisoner by yankee soldiers at Cypress Creek, but they obviously did not want to hold him so they let him "escape" he supposedly ran all the way back to Gravely Springs, a distance of about 15 miles. Mr. Wheeler Jones told Jesse Bert Wood that when the lawmen of the area was after someone they would get Hamp Wood and put him out in front, apparently he was not afraid of anyone or anything.
He was a good carpenter, as evidenced by the cabins and buildings at the Champion Paper Project at the Jack Melton Place near Wright, Alabama. Hamp built most of the buildings there and they are still standing after more than 100 years.
Hamp was a preacher in his later years, mostly in arbors set up for shade in the summer months and at the homes of people in the area. He was probably the person most responsible for the eventual formation of Oak Grove Church, he preached in an arbor there around the turn of the century and maybe even back as far as the 1880's. He lived just down the road toward the James and America Sharp Place at that time. During his years as a minister he performed marriages, one of particular interest to me is the marriage of Uncle Tom Milford and Aunt Laura Minton.
Bennett Wood in the American Civil War Soldiers Side Served: Confederacy State Served: Alabama Sources: 425
Bennett Wood enlisted in the Army of the Confederacy at Florence, Alabama in the winter of 1862. He was placed in the 35th Alabama Infantry, Company I. He was captured May 16, 1863 at Champion Hill on Big Black River. He was held at Vicksburg, Mississippi, Fort Delaware, Delaware and Camp Morton Indiana. He was discharged to Eastport, Mississippi and 1865.
Copy Number 1--Roll 29 Sheet 63: B. H. Wood a Confederate Soldier appears on a Roll Of Prisoners of War captured by the Army of the Tennessee and sent to Memphis, Tennessee, May 25, 1863. Roll dated at Headquarters Department of the Tennessee, in the Field near Vicksburg, Miss., June 29, 1863. He was a Private in Company I, 35Regt. Alabama. He was captured at Champion Hill on 16 May 1863.
Copy Number 2--Fort Delaware, Del, Register No. 1; Page 207: B. H. Wood a Confederate Soldier appears on a Roll Of Prisoners of War at Fort Delaware, Del. He shows as a Private in Co. I, 35th Regt., Alabama. He shows captured at Big B. May 16, 1863 and received June 9, 1863, Exchanged July 4, 1863.
Copy Number 3--Roll 145; Sheet 12: Bennett H. Wood a Confederate Soldier appears on a Roll Of Prisoners of War at Fort Delaware, Del. He shows as a Private in Co. I, 35th Regt., Alabama. Name appears as a signature to a Roll of Prisoners of war paroled at Fort Delaware, Del., July 3, 1863, Roll not dated. Captured at Big Black River on 17 May 1863. (note at bottom-"signed by his mark"), also imprinted on the form is the following,"Delivered at City Pt., Va. July 6th. '63 on within Rolls 1697 Confederate Prisoners of War, paroled for exchange, and one citizen--Jno Mulford, Major 3rd Infty. N.Y.V. and also Received at City Point, Va. July 6, '63 on within Rolls Sixteen Hundred and Ninety Seven (1697) Confederate Prisoners of War. 1 citizen W. H. Hatch, Capt. & A.A.G.
Copy Number 4--Camp Morton Ind. Roll 129; Sheet 57: Bennett H. Wood a Confederate Soldier appears on a Roll Of Prisoners of War at Camp Morton, Ind. He shows as a Private in Co. I, 35th Regt., Alabama. Captured at Champion Hill on May 18, 1863. Roll not dated. (WHR--12 January 2000) ********************************************** 2. The following is in response to my inquiry to The Department of Archives and History, 624 Washington, Ave. Montgomery, Alabama36104, on 06 January 1976. "We do have in our files the pension application for B. H. Wood which was filed in Lauderdale County, Alabama, August 21, 1901. The application states that B. H. Wood enlisted in Florence, Alabama during the winter of 1862 and served with Company I, 35th. Alabama until he was discharged at East Port, Mississippi in 1865. His address in 1901 was Wright, Alabama and he was 63 years old. You may be furnished with a xerox copy of this pension application for one dollar ($1.00) Very truly yours Donald F. Watson." ****************************************** APPLICATION FOR THE RELIEF OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS The State of Alabama Lauderdale County To the Honorable Board of the said County,: Your petitioner B. H. Wood, respectfully represents to your honorable board that he is a resident citizen of Lauderdale County, in the State of Alabama, and that he resided in said state on the first day of January in the year 1901. That he enlisted in the service of the State, or Confederate States as a Private in company I in the 35th Ala Regiment on the winter 1862 at Florence in the State of Alabama and that he was honorably discharged from such service on the Paroled by Yankees at East Port Mississippi after surrender 1865, that he did not desert the service of the Confederate State, or of the State of Alabama: That he was wounded in the battle of ----- in the State of------; That he is now unable to make a liying(sic) by manuel(sic) labor on account of age and disease; That he is at the time of filing this application 63 years of age, and that his post office address is Wright, Alabama.; That he does not own property either in his own name, nor that of his wife, to the value of four hundred ($400) dollars; that his annual income does not exceed four hundred ($400) dollars, and that he has no children upon which he can depend for support. Your petitioner files herewith a complete schedule of all the property owned by himself and wife. In consideration of the foregoing facts, your petitioner asks that his names be placed upon the pension rolls, in that class your honorable, board may adjudge him to belong, that he may participate in the division of the fund provided for the relief of Confederate and Alabama soldiers and their widows, by act of the General Assembly approved June 1, 1901. Signed (B. H. Wood) Applicant ..................................................................................................................... -Visiting Ohio Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, wrote in July 1863 after visiting Ft. Delaware..... "The prisoners were afflicted with smallpox, measles, diarrhea, dysentery and scurvy as well as the ever-present louse. A thousand ill; twelve thousand on an island which should hold four; astronomical numbers of deaths a day of dysentry and the living having more life "on" them than "in" them. Lack of food and water and thus a Christian nation treats the captives of its sword?" ****************************************** The Typical Confederate Soldier By G. H. Baskette, Nashville, TN 1893 "The Confederate soldier was not an ordinary soldier, neither in appearance nor in character. He may even appear ludicrous on a display occasion of holiday pomp and splendor of war. But place him where duty calls, in the imminent deadly breach or the perilous charge, and none in all the armies of the earth can claim a higher rank or prouder record. He may be ill-fashioned in dress, but he has sublimated his poverty and rags. The worn and faded gray jacket, glorified by valor and stained with the life blood of its wearer, becomes, in its immortality of association, a more splendid vestment than mail of medieval knight or the rarest robe of royalty. That old, weather-heaten slouched hat, seen as the ages will see it, with its halo of fire, through the smoke of battle, is a more kinglier covering than a crown. Half clad, half armed, often half fed, without money and without price, the Confederate soldier fought against the resources of the world. When at last his flag was furled and his arms were grounded in defeat, the cause for which he had struggled was lost. But he had won the fadeless victory of soldiership."
"The South is a land that has known sorrows; it is a land that has broken the ashen crust and moistened it with tears; a land scarred and riven by the plowshare of war and billowed with the graves of her dead; but a land of legend, a land of song, a land of hallowed and heroic memories.
"To that land every drop of my blood, every fiber of my being, every pulsation of my heart, is consecrated forever. I was born of her womb; I was nurtured at her breast; and when my last hour shall come, I pray GOD that I may be pillowed upon her bosom and rocked to sleep within her tender and encircling arms."
Edward Carmack United States House of Representative "When my bones they lay down In the cold cold ground Have someone play Dixie for me."
Bennett does not appear in the 1870 census, but in a special census taken shortly after The War for Southern Independence, in 1866. It is in Ruth Wood name. It has one son under 10 {James Hampton} one male over 20 {Bennett Hampton}---two daughters under 10 {Melissa Evelyn and Margaret Elizabeth} one female over 20 {Rutha}
Some of the marriages performed by Bennett Hampton Wood **************************************** Spouse 1: Joseph Vinson Spouse 2: Dorah L. Scott Marriage Date: 03 Mar 1901 Marriage Place: Lauderdale Performed By: M. G. Surety/Perf. Name: B. H. Wood OSPage: 496 Spouse 1: Wm. J. Crider Spouse 2: Roxie Sharp Marriage Date: 20 Jan 1901 {Parents of Aunt Fannie Wood} Marriage Place: Lauderdale Performed By: Minister of Gospel Surety/Perf. Name: B. H. Wood OSPage: 434 Spouse 1: Willie Castile Spouse 2: Ollie Smith Marriage Date: 05 Jul 1900 {Ollie was his Granddaughter} Marriage Place: Lauderdale Performed By: M. G. Surety/Perf. Name: B. H. Wood OSPage: 162 Spouse 1: Geo. Hardin Spouse 2: Emma Campbell Marriage Date: 12 Oct 1899 Marriage Place: Lauderdale Performed By: J. P. Surety/Perf. Name: B. H. Wood OSPage: 555 Spouse 1: G. W. (?) Cassey Spouse 2: W. L. Weatherford Marriage Date: 29 Jun 1890 Marriage Place: Lauderdale Performed By: M. G. Surety/Perf. Name: B. H. Wood OSPage: 20 Spouse 1: G. R. Aday Spouse 2: Annie C. Milton Marriage Date: 04 May 1890 Marriage Place: Lauderdale Performed By: M. G. Surety/Perf. Name: B. H. Wood OSPage: 7 Note: George Riley Aday was a brother of Tennessee Aday, wife of John Parrish and his bride, Anettie Clementine Melton was the daughter of Blake Melton and Mary Elizabeth Edwards. Spouse 1: Thomas D. Milford Spouse 2: Laura Minton Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1889 Marriage Place: Lauderdale { Milford Wood brother} Surety/Perf. Name: B. H. Wood OSPage: 437
Dan Wood ______ Hello Debbie, I need some info from you. We have a Bennett (Bennie) Wood as the 11th child of Hamp and Rutha. I have talked with Dan Wood and he said that this name was in John Pugh's Bible at Daisy's and that Bert said John Pugh always talked of him as Bennie and that he died quite young. They did not have a death date and I would like to know if you have a source for the one we have. Do you know anything about him? Where is he buried? Married? Children? None of the older ones here that I have questioned remember anything about him. I would like to know whether he was Hamp's or not. Also John Parrish, who married Tennie Aday and is buried at Oak Grove was Hamp's son. This has been confirmed by a great-grandson and a gr-dau. They said it was common knowledge back then and that it didn't matter if he was included in the family tree under Hamp. Do not know his mother's name. Some said she was a Parrish and others said she may have married a Parrish. Unable to confirm. Thanks for any help you can give. By the way, I'm putting all I have of the family in a spiral bound book. So many have asked for it (altho it isn't complete and probably will always have some spaces). I have collected about 60 pages of pictures from various ones and am putting them in. I am asking $20.00 to help cover printing. I plan on having it ready by the end of this month if nothing happens. It will have the Genealogy Record of Hamp & Ruth with index plus the pictures. If you know of anyone who would like to get one let me know. Thanks. Sharon L. Wood is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.