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James HOOD b. 17701-17752 Ireland;2 Arrived in U.S. in Nov. 1800;3 In 1810 
  Chester Co., PA.4 To Allegheny Co., PA in 1811, to Beaver Co., PA
  ca. 1824.3 To Meigs Co., OH in 1838. Died between 22 May and 21 July 1845
  Chester Twp., Meigs Co., OH when his was written and probated.5

James is probably closely related to a William Hood who in 1850 was living 8
households away from his son James Hood in Beaver Co., PA. This William was age 60
and  born in Ireland. He may be the 26-45 year old male living with James in the 1820 
Allegheny Co., PA census. William died 10 Sep. 1853 and was buried in Old Mill Creek
Cemetery, Hookstown, Beaver County.41

married:
Elizabeth b. 17701-17752 Ireland; d. between 1 June 18406 and 22 May 18455
   Meigs Co., OH; 
children:
1. William5 HOOD b. about 14/15 July 17987 Ireland; m. Nancy DEAN;17,18
   d. 11 Aug. 1850, bur. Hood Cem., Bashan, Meigs Co., OH7,44
2. Margaret5 HOOD b. ca. 1802 Ireland;8 unmarried in 18508
3. Ann5 HOOD b. 1804-181010; living 18455
4. Nancy5 HOOD b. 1804-181010 or ca. 18138; m.1. James Hutchison
   CALHOON;9 (m.2. John BUNTING)?
5. James5 HOOD b. ca. 1810 PA;8 m.1. -?- -?-;11 m.2. Eliza -?-;8
   6 Oct. 1868 to 23 Oct. 186812
6. Jane5 HOOD b. ca. 181113/181814 PA; m. Isaac S. KINNAMAN 12 Apr. 1853;15
   d. between 14 Oct. 186336 and 21 Sep. 1864 Meigs Co., OH37
7. Mary5 HOOD b. ca. 1813 PA; m. Isaac S. KINNAMAN 17 Mar. 1842;15 d.
   185013-185315
8. Sarah5 Jane HOOD b. 10 Sep. 181616 PA; m. Shorah JEWETT 29 Mar. 1853;15
   d. 5 Apr. 1872, bur. Red Brick Presbyterian Church Cem., Sutton Twp.,
   Meigs Co., OH16


William HOOD and Nancy DEAN had children:
1. James HOOD b.  abt. 2 May19/June16 1822 PA; m. Nancy CURTIS 30 May 1844; d.
   20 Jan. 1891, bur. Gilmore Cem., Meigs Co., OH19
2. Nancy Ann HOOD b. 28 Sep. 1824 PA;17 m. William DECKER 24 May 1852;15
   d. 18 Mar. 1909, bur. Portland Cem., Meigs Co., OH17
3. William HOOD b. Jan. 182721 Beaver Co., PA; m. Almira STEWART 15 Mar.
   1855;15 d. 24 Jan. 1909 Ashland, Boyd Co., KY22
4. Samuel HOOD b. 15 June 1829 Hookstown, Beaver Co., PA; m.1.
   Civilla Catherine ALLEN 16 Apr. 1853;15 m.2. Annie (GARNER)24 BERRY24
   18 Dec. 1890;24,34 d. 21 Apr. 1913 Ft. Dodge, Ford Co., KS;24 bur. West GAR
   section, Maple Grove Cem., Ford Co., KS23
5. Joseph HOOD b. Mar. 1834 Beaver Co., PA; m. Elizabeth Ruth CAMPBELL
   22 July 1858;15 d. 25 Sep. 1901 Minersville, Meigs Co., OH19
6. Alexander HOOD b. ca. 1836 Beaver Co., PA; m.1. Nancy A. DAVIS
   9 Sep. 1860;15 m.2. Elizabeth PRITCHETTE 20 Nov. 1865;15
   d. 27 (or 20?) June 1875 Meigs Co., OH25
7. Andrew HOOD b. May 1839 Meigs Co., OH; m. Catherine GALE 25 Sep.
   1864;15 living 1900; bur. Portland, Meigs Co., OH
8. Wallace HOOD b. May 1842 Meigs Co., OH; m. Sarah Ann (WILLIAMSON)26
   SHEIBLER 31 May 1865;15 d. 24 Mar. 1909 National Military Home,
   Jefferson Twp., Montgomery Co., OH20,26 bur. Dayton National Cemetery38
9. Sarah Anne HOOD b. 9 May 184518  Meigs Co., OH; m. Henry C. BELL 
   1 Oct. 1865;15 d. 11 May 1913,18 bur. Browning Cem., Meigs Co., OH42
10. Mary Ann HOOD b. abt. 26/27 June 1848 Meigs Co., OH;7,45 d. 11 Aug. 1850,
    bur. Hood Cem., Meigs Co., OH7,45

Biographical information on Samuel Hood.
Samuel HOOD and Civilla Catherine ALLEN had children:
1. Edwin24 Alonzo HOOD b. 26 Feb. 185424 West Columbia, Mason Co., WV;
   m. Catherine28,39 Amelia28 "Mollie"31 SIEMSEN;31/SIEMSON;28 1 Apr. 1885
   Faulk Co., SD;31 d. 31 Jan. 192930 Escondido,31 San Diego Co.,30 CA;
   bur. Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, San Diego Co., CA39
2. Thomas24 Jerome "Romy" HOOD b. 21 Jan. 185724 Meigs Co., OH; m. Nellie
   ANDERSON 24 Sep. 1890 Bloomington, SD;31 d. 30 Aug. 192830 San Diego,
   San Diego Co,30 CA
3. James Wesley HOOD31 b. 10 Apr. 185831 Meigs Co., OH; d. May 185831 Meigs
   Co., OH
4. William Presly HOOD31 b. 10 Apr. 185831 Meigs Co., OH; d. May 185831 
   Meigs Co., OH
5. Andrew24 Watson "Watt" HOOD b. 17 Aug. 185924,35 Meigs Co., OH; m. Ida
   Jane Rebecca McCARTER 23 Dec. 1885 Woonsocket, SD;31 d. 3 June 192335
   Chillicothe, Livingston Co., MO, bur. Jones Cem.35
6. Mary24 Elizabeth "May" HOOD b. 16 Sep. 186124 Meigs Co., OH; m. Henry
   Wilford AMY 18 Mar. 1885 Gladbrook, Tama Co., Iowa;32,40
   d. 10 Aug. 1929, bur. Roselawn Cem., Pueblo, Pueblo Co., Colo.29,43
7. Bertha24 Augusta HOOD b. 24 Nov. 186524 Meigs Co., OH; m.1. Linaus B.
   STAUFFER 24 Nov. 1886;33 m.2. George T. STRANGE32 31 Oct. 1906;34
   d. 31 Mar. 1929, bur. West GAR section, Maple Grove Cem., Ford Co., KS23
8. Homer24 Clayton HOOD b. 20 Aug. 186724,28 Meigs Co., OH; m. Edith BERRY
   (step-sister) 4 Jan. 1896 Ft. Dodge, KS;34 d. 1 Apr. 1946
   Los Angeles Co., CA28

Samuel HOOD and Annie (GARNER) BERRY had child:
1. Cora24 Irena HOOD b. 5 Apr. 189324 Ft. Dodge, Ford Co., KS; m.
   George Eugene MOORE 15 June 1911 Ft. Dodge, KS;31,34 d. 11 Jan. 1985
   Los Angeles Co., CA28

1. 1820 Allegheny Co., PA census, age over 45. 2. 1830 Beaver Co., PA census, age 50-60. Believed to appear as James "Sload" two houses from his son William. 3. James Hood naturalization, Beaver Co., PA naturalization packets, 1825, alphabetical within year, FHL microfilm 1,319,516. 4. 1810 Chester Co., PA census. 5. James Hood will, Meigs Co., Ohio probate court case #182. Recorded in Meigs Co., OH Will Record 2:22 6. 1840 Meigs Co., OH census. 7. Meigs County Genealogical Society, Cemeteries of Chester Township, Meigs County, Ohio, (Pomeroy, OH: by author, 1990). William Hood d. 11 Aug. 1850 age 52y, 27d Mary G. Hood d. 11 Aug. 1850 age 2y, 1m, 15d 8. 1850 Greene Twp., Beaver Co., PA census, p. 286. Note: Margaret Hood in household of Nancy Calhoun. 9. Orval O. Calhoun, 800 Years of Cohquhoun, Colhoun, Calhoun and Cahoon Family History, (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, 1982), 2:194. 10. Age suggested by children of James in #1, and order in #5. 11. Eldest son only 9 years younger than wife in #8. 12. James Hood will, Beaver Co., PA Will Book E:109. 13. 1850 Chester Twp., 1850 Meigs Co., OH census. 14. 1860 Meigs Co., OH, James S. Kinneman household, p. 251. 15. Meigs Co., OH marriage records. FHL microfilm 0,313,453. Kinnaman-Hood, Jane, 2:39. Kinnaman-Hood, Mary, 1:257. Jewett-Hood, p. 2:37. Decker-Hood, 2:10. Hood-Stewart, 2:121. Hood-Allen, 2:40. Hood-Campbell, 2:275. Hood-Davis, 2:373. FHL microfilm 0,313,454 Hood-Pritchette, 3:443. Hood-Gale, 3:262. Hood-Sheibler, 3:347. Bell-Hood, 3:417. 16. Meigs County Genealogical Society, Inc. Cemeteries of Meigs County, Ohio, Sutton Township, (Pomeroy, OH: by author, 1990) Sarah Hood Jewett d. 5 Apr. 1872, age 55/6/25 James Hood d. 20 Jan. 1891, age 68/7/18 17. Nancy Ann Decker death certificate, Ohio Death Certificates 1909, Cert. #15071, FHL microfilm 1,926,957. 18. Sarah Bell death certificate, Ohio Death Certificates 1913, Cert. #29955, FHL microfilm 1,953,648. 19. Meigs Co., OH death records, FHL microfilm 0,313,469. 1:296, James age 68/8/18 2:30, Joseph age 67/7 20. Wallace Hood death certificate, Ohio Death Certificates, 1909, Cert. #65142, FHL microfilm 1,927,277. 21. 1900 Boyd Co., KY census, William Hood household. 22. Letter from Lon Hood, Tuscon, AZ [great-grandson of William Hood-1827] to Fredric Z. Saunders, 19 June 1979. 23. Maple Grove Cemetery Inscriptions, supplemented by funeral home records, FHL microfilm 1,035,609, item 1. Note: Bertha's death date was from Hulpieu-Swain Funeral records. Samuel Hood headstone. Bertha A. Strange headstone. 24. Samuel Hood, Union pension file 289,375, National Archives, Washington, D.C. 25. Connie Cotterill Schumaker, July 1, 1875 Athens Messenger, 5 Mar. 2005 post to Rootsweb OHMEIGS list. 26. Wallace Hood, Union pension file 553,674, National Archives, Washington, D.C. 27. Letter Miriam Reinhold, Waxahachie, TX to Fredric Z. Saunders, 16 June 1977. 28. Rootsweb, California Death Records Index. Cora as Corie. Catherine Amelia Hood d. 1953 29. Mary (Hood) Amy obituary, Pueblo Chieftan, Pueblo, Colorado, 10 Aug. 1929, p. 5. 30. California Death Index 1905-1929, FHL microfilm 1,686,045. 31. Letter Miriam Reinhold, Waxahachie, TX to Fredric Z. Saunders, 17 Aug. 1977. 32. Family records of Bessie Ethelyn AMY, in my possession. 33. Donna Smyser Adams, Ford County, Kansas Marriages Book A, (Dodge City: Kansas Genealogical Society, 1970). 34. Jay and Ruth Andrews, Ford County, Kansas Marriages,, (Dodge City, KS: Kansas Genealogical Society, 1973). FHL microfilm 1,035,609, item 10. B:160 HOOD, Samuel-BERRY, Annie B:262 HOOD, Homer C.-BERRY, Edith E. C:150 STRANGE-STAFFER C:416 MOORE-HOOD 35. Andrew Watson Hood death certificate, Missouri State Archives - Death Records Certificates. 36. Meigs Co., OH Journal B:656, FHL microfilm 0,912,888. 37. Meigs Co., OH Journal B:789, FHL microfilm 0,912,888. 38. Wallace Hood headstone, Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH. 39. Edwin A. Hood headstone, Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, San Diego Co., CA. 40. Tama County, Iowa Register of Marriages 1:72, FHL microfilm 1,022,738. Henry W. Amy (parents Jesse Amy and Mahale Mingles) to Mary E. Hoode (parents Samuel Hoode and Sivila Alen). 41. William Hood headstone, Old Mill Creek Cem., Hookstown, Beaver Co., PA. 42. Sarah Hood Bell headstone, Browning Cem., Meigs Co., OH. 43. Mary Elizabeth Amy headstone, Roselawn Cem., Pueblo, Pueblo Co., Colorado. 44. William Hood headstone, Hood Cem., Meigs Co., Ohio. 45. Mary Hood headstone, Hood Cem., Meigs Co., Ohio.

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