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1822 Will of Colonel James Woods – Garrard County

October 6, 2021

Kentucky Kindred Genealogy

James Woods served as Colonel of a Regiment of Virginia Foot, successively known as the 4th, 8th and 12th Regiment, from about July 1777 to December 1779. It appears that he was commissioned November 12, 1776, the date of the termination of his service is not shown by record. He lived in Albemarle County, Virginia, until 1795/96 when he moved to Garrard County, Kentucky, where he settled on Paint Lick Creek and lived until his death, September 11, 1822, and his wife, Mary Garland, daughter of James Garland, Sr., a Revolutionary War soldier, died December 4, 1835, in the same county. James Garland, 1722-1812, served as matross in Captain William Pierce’s Company, Col. Charles Harrison’s regiment, 1st artillery, Continental troops. In 1783 he was magistrate for Albemarle County, where he died. He was born in Hanover County, Virginia. A matross was a soldier who assisted…

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