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  1. Finis "Slim" Leon Wood: Birth: 13 NOV 1891 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 4 SEP 1962 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

  2. William Claude Wood: Birth: 18 JUL 1894 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 7 MAY 1979 in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  3. Verdie Morris Wood: Birth: 17 OCT 1896 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 27 MAY 1992 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  4. Benjamin McKinley Wood: Birth: 26 DEC 1898 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 20 AUG 1981 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  5. Eugenia Estelle Wood: Birth: 26 JUN 1902 in Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 12 JUL 1993 in Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  6. Elsie Elizabeth Wood: Birth: 1 JUN 1905 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 20 JUN 1982 in Waterloo, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA

  7. Jesse Bert Wood: Birth: 1 OCT 1910 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 12 MAY 2004 in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, USA

  8. Daisy Marie Wood: Birth: 15 JUL 1913 in Gravelly Springs, Lauderdale, Alabama, USA. Death: 23 JUN 1998 in Lauderdale, Alabama, USA


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a. Note:   Name John Phue (Pew) Wood Died at Home on Bitter Branch, Gravely Springs. Religion: Protestant Occupation: Woodworker Marriage; Milford, S. E. to Wood, J. P. 1 Jan 1891 Smith, M. H. MG G (10) 178 1870 there is a John P. Wood in Lawrence Co, 130, Courtland PO..dw 1880C, Laud Co. Al., fam 111/115..age 9 1900C, Laud. Co., AL, Chapel, hh102/102, SD8ED62SH6A, pg.5435, 13 Jun 1910C, Laud. Co., AL, 14prct, Chapel, 53/53, SD8ED68SH3B, 20 Apr 1920C, Laud. Co., AL, fam 72/71, pg.4647. 1930C, Laud. Co., AL, 14prct, Chapel, hh55/56, ED39-27SD1SH3B, 7 Apr. Outlying district of Brush Creek. Roll: T626_33 Page: 3B State: Alabama ED: 27 County: Lauderdale Image: 0993 Township: Chapel 1940 Chapel, Lauderdale, Alabama Farm: Yes Sheet Number: 10B. Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 158 House Owned or Rented: Owned Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 400. Attended School or College: No Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 5th grade
Alabama Deaths, 1908-59 Name: John P Wood Death Date: 23 Sep 1955 Death County: Lauderdale Volume: 37 Certificate: 18082 Roll: 6 Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 Name: John Pugh Wood Birth Date: abt 1869 Death Date: 23 Sep 1955 Death Place: Lauderdale County, Alabama Death Age: 86 Gender: Male FHL Film Number: 1908902 U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Name: John Pugh Wood
woodhom.jpg Wood homeplace built by John Pugh Wood about 1893 jonsally.jpg John Pugh Wood & Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Milford when younger fljpwood.jpg (back) Finis Leonard & father John Pugh Wood, (front) unknown woodmilf.jpg John Pugh Wood & Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Milford painting jpwkid1.jpg John Pugh Wood & Sarah "Sally" Elizabeth Milford children & grandchildren jpwkid2.jpg (back) John Pugh Wood, William Claude, (center) Estelle, McKinley, Verdie, (front) Elsie, Sarah (Milford) Wood w/Daisy, Jesse Bert, Margie (Bruce) Wood w/ Lady, Finis L. - ca Christmas 1913 ------------------- My Grandpa Grandpa was 66 years old when I was born so I can only tell about his later years. When I was about 12, I went with him to find and cut small trees to be used for making baskets and caning chair seats. I assumed any old tree would be okay, but I was wrong. After walking through the woods for a couple of hours he finally found the proper trees he was looking for, we cut them and dragged them back to the house where he cut them to length and then split them into slender strips, then we took them down to the creek and put them in to soak for a couple of days. After all this hard work I was pooped, but this man in his late seventies started looking for some other kind of work to do. Aunt Verdie told about (I believe she said "Aunt Sis") lived somewhere around Counce, Tennessee. She had children, I don't know about her husband but he was gone and they had no food with winter coming on. Grandpa walked over there about [35 to 40 miles across the hills] and cut wood for heat and cooking. He went to a local farmer to buy a hog to kill for winter meat, but he would not sell one. Grandpa went back later and took a hog and butchered it and cut it up and salted it down so his sister and her children would have meat for winter. It was said this bothered Grandpa for many years, he said it was the only thing he stole in his lifetime. Grandpa always had beehives up on the hill across the road from the house, he would take out the honey once a year, it was a special time of the year for a young boy. He was a fiddle player but it was hard to get him to play in his later years. As I said before he was a very good woodworker, one time he made a crossbow for us kids to use and play with, but after seeing how irresponsible we were he took it away and I don't remember seeing it again. If I had a chance to go back and choose my grandparents I would definetly pick the ones I was so very lucky I had. I loved all of them, and I know they loved me. (Dan H. Wood) ----------- John Pugh Wood and Sarah Frances Milford The year of 1869 was a great year for the many descendants of John and Sarah {Sally} Milford Wood, they were born in a two week period approximately two and a half miles apart. John Pugh was born August 25th in a hollow about one half mile north of the present day Waterloo Road, just east of where Bitter Branch Road is today, to Bennett Hampton Wood and Rutha Barton Sharp Wood, Sarah Frances was born September 7th at the Milford home in the hollow just west of the location of The Milford Cemetery and just south of the location of the intersection of County roads 129 and 149, to William Louis Milford and Frances Adeline Akins Milford. I don�t know when they first met but I have heard there was a church and school building , called Enon, it was located where Ray and Lady Maude Wood lived, across the road from the Wood home place. I understand they both attended school there and it could have been their first meeting. They were married at the Milford home on January 1, 1891. They were married for almost 65 years, Grandpa died September 23, 1955, Grandma lived another 3 � years before leaving us on April 13, 1959. They are still watching over us from their new home with the Lord, their remains are at rest in the cemetery that was donated by my Great grandpa, William Louis Milford, it is a beautiful place and is taken care of very well. I don�t know where they lived until they bought the old home place in October 1905 and built a cabin,consisting of one room with a loft and a fireplace for heat and cooking, later another room was added and then a kitchen and dining area was added. It must have been crowded but as I look back to our little house just west of Grandpa and grandma, past the spring. There were six of us in one room and a kitchen and we fared pretty well. We were near our kinfolks and was able to help in times of need and were helped when we needed help. That was the greatest time of my life, and I cherish the memories of my Grandpa, Grandma, Aunts and Uncles and a bunch of cousins. I remember an old song by Bill Anderson, I believe it was called "Hard Times", it said God must have loved us poor folks because He sure made a passel of us, and I believe that. I hope to add more to this story (Dan Wood) ****************************** From: Dan Wood Debbie, I don't know if you have these pictures, just ignore the ones you have. Back row: John Pugh Wood---William Claude Wood Center row: Estelle Wood---McKinley Wood---Verdie Wood Front row: Elsie Wood---Sarah Milford Wood w/Daisy Wood---Jesse Bert Wood--- Margie Bruce Wood w/ Lady Wood-- Finis L. Wood The picture was probably made around Christmas of 1913 as Daisy and Lady was born in the summer of 1913. JPWOOD.jpg 62.95 kB ______________


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