J. P. WOODWilliam Wood was born in North Carolina in 1802, and was married to Elena Meris, also of that State, and our subject was born to them September 20, 1838, in Orange County, N. C.  He has always followed the life of a farmer, and at the breaking out of the late war he entered the Confederate Army, in the fall of 1862, enlisting in Company G, Thirty-second Tennessee Infantry.  At the battle of Chickamauga he was wounded in the left thigh and was compelled to abandon service.

August 15, 1861, he led to Hymen’s altar Miss Martha C. Woodward, who bore him nine children, only five now living:  Mary L., Nora W., William W., Joseph O., Winnie L.  Mr. Wood is a self-made man, and has been fairly successful in his business undertakings.  He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and his wife of the Christian Church.  Mr. Wood is a Democrat.

Transcribed by Kathryn Hopkins

Goodspeed Publishing Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present: Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Maury, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson, Bedford & Marshall Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Reminescences [Sic], Observations, Etc., Etc. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1988.