- Hello Everyone,
I just joined the group. I'm an old-timer to Yahoo groups but a new-
comer to this one. I hae been working on geneology on and off for
the past few four or five years. I'm not as diligent as I should be
because I'm also not as patient as I should be. Anyway, I thought
this group could help because I'm always looking for people that I
can share information with. Here is some information on the lines I
am working on.
My grandmother is Agnes Anna Wood, grand-daughter of Joseph Franklin
Wood and Helen Rachel Lee. My family has worked for years to get
accurate information on the Wood line but have found little more
than what was contained in the personal journal of George L. Wood
(13 Nov 1822 - 26 Apr 1908). I know as far back as George's great-
grandfather, Nicholas Wood born in 1719 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire,
England. If anyone would like to discuss this line with me then
maybe we could start a new threat called WOOD or something like that.
Last year I received this email from my uncle:
"Now on if you feel up to the challenge you can see if you can find
out some thing else. Auntie Frances Grandpa's sister that passed
away had a letter which stated the following (taken from letter):
Elijah Combs BAKER was named for his maternal grandfather Elijah
COMBS, who was a general in the War of 1812. He also served as a
general in the Civil War from 1861-1865. The U.S. Government and
Grandchildren erected a monument in his honor at Fort Thomas Near
Cincinati, Ohio. Now I have found a Elijah Combs but he wasn't a
General, and I have written to several places in Fort Thamas KY and
they all have said the same thing, that I can hire some one to do
the research for me. I wasn't going to pay some one to tell me if
there is a statue of some one or not. But if you wanted to look and
see if you could find out anything on that, Elijah Combs Baker is
the father of Elijah Sheraden Baker."
He has not been able to verify this information and neither have I.
I have found more evidence to suggest that the Elijah Combs referred
to in the letter is not related to my family directly. Anyway, here
is some information on Elijah Combs Baker:
Born: 11 Apr 1825
Place: Hazard, Perry, Kentucky
Married: 4 May 1867 Poorfolk, Harlan, Kentucky to Mary N. Smith
Died: 30 Oct 1917 Jaspar, Lane, Oregon
I have also found that Elijah was previously married to a Jane Lewis.
Also if anyone has any information on his two eldest daughters I am
also looking for information on them. (sorry I have their names but
I don't have them with me. I will post them later)
Less specific topics I would like to talk about are the Spitler,
Wike, and Hamilton lines of Pennsylvania.
I look forward to posting with you all.
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the money & really want to know.
Did you get connected with anyone who turned out to be related from