Orange County, North Carolina Wills

Transcribed by Ben Franklin.

The purpose of this collection of wills was to support the research needed to write the book entitled Families of Saint Mary’s Episcopal Chapel, Orange County, North Carolina. I am posting these in the hopes that others will use the information to further their own research. There are also many names of slaves that will be of interest to African-American researchers delving into the lives of their enslaved ancestors.

To that end, you may freely use this information and the images found here in any way that you deem proper. I am releasing the information that I have written and organized into the public domain. This includes the will images, my transcriptions of them and the above book. If you would like to acknowledge that you got it from me, that would be nice. If not, I'm OK with that, too. If you want to download the images and create your own interpretation of a will, please do.

I have attempted to faithfully render word-for-word transcriptions. It seems to me that every single time I read over any one of these, I find errors, oversights, and typos in my transcription. If (when) you find defects please send me any corrections. Similarly, if you would like to submit genealogical information to annotate a transcription, I would be delighted to supplement the data that is here.

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Alston, John, Senior written 1814 (text)
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Alston, Lemuel written 1818 (text)
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Bacon, Rebecca written 1886 (text)
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Browning, Jefferson written 1861 (text)
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Browning, John written 1820 (text)
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Cain, Margaret written 1840 (text)
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Cain, Mary written 1840 (text)
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Cain, William written 1856 (text)
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Caine, Hugh written 1781 (text)
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Carrington, Duncan written 1874 (text)
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Carrington, Ephraim written 1818 (text)
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Carrington, James written 1816 (text)
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Carrington, John written 1803 (text)
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Carrington, John written 1863 (text)
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Carrington, Nathaniel written 1831 (text)
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Carrington, Nathaniel M written 1855 (text)
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Carrington, Priscilla written 1843 (text)
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Carrington, William written 1851 (text)
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Copley, John Senior written 1820 (text)
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Crabtree, Abram written 1876 (text)
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Crabtree, Elizabeth written 1871 (text)
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Crabtree, Elizabeth written 1918 (text)
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Crabtree, James written 1832 (text)
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Crabtree, Lurany written 1853 (text)
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Crabtree, Mahala written 1884 (text)
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Crabtree, Richard written 1841 (text)
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Crabtree, Sarah written 1882 (text)
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Crabtree, Susanna written 1851 (text)
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Crabtree, Thomas, Jr. written 1826 (text)
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Crabtree, William written 1868 (text)
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Crabtree, William written 1868 (text)
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Crabtree, William M. written 1886 (text)
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Dorch, Mary A. written 1915 (text)
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Dorch, Young written 1846 (text)
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Douglas, Adam M. written 1882 (text)
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Douglass, John written 1816 (text)
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Dougles, Rosana written 1851 (text)
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Eulice, Phillip written 1779 (text)
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Few, James written 1779 (text)
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Garrard, James written 1845 (text)
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Garrard, John written 1859 (text)
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Garrard, Mildred written 1815 (text)
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Garrard, Samuel written 1828 (text)
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Garrard, Tyre written 1828 (text)
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Garrett, Wilson written 1870 (text)
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Holden, Elizabeth written 1841 (text)
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Holden, Isaac written 1820 (text)
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Holden, Thomas W. written 1857 (text)
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Holder, John Sr. written 1801 (text)
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Holder, William written 1817 (text)
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Holloway, Thomas, Sr. written 1834 (text)
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Isley, Edwin written 1846 (text)
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Isley, George, written 1845 (text)
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Jackson, Benjamin written 1825 (text)
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Jackson, Isaac written 1814 (text)
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Jackson, Isaac, written 1820 (text)
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Jackson, Isaac, written 1824 (text)
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Jackson, James, Sr. written 1829 (text)
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Jackson, James, Sr. written 1821 (text)
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Jackson, James written 1847 (text)
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Jackson, Mary written 1854 (text)
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Jackson, Nemonia written 1861 (text)
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Jackson, Rachel written 1848 (text)
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Jackson, Wilson written 1880 (text)
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James, Jesse written 1841 (text)
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James, Thomas written 1832 (text)
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James, William written 1868 (text)
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Jones, Aquilla written 1803 (text)
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Jones, Aquilla written 1843 (text)
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Jones, Cadwallader written 1861 (text)
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Jones, Catherine written 1850 (text)
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Jones, Elisabeth written 1863 (text)
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Jones, Francis written 1841 (text)
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Jones, Isaac written 1831 (text)
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Jones, John written 1846 (text)
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Jones, Mary written 1840 (text)
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Jones, Nicholas written 1830 (text)
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Jones, William C. written 1859 (text)
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Jones, Pride written 1889 (text)
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Jones, Willis S. written 1855 (text)
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Kelly, Ann written 1860 (text)
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Kelly, Elizabeth written 1868 (text)
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Kelly, John written 1837 (text)
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Kelly, John, Senior written 1817 (text)
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Kelly, Mary written 1828 (text)
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Latta, Amelia written 1858 (text)
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Latta, Arrena written 1858 (text)
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Latta, Elizabeth written 1883 (text)
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Latta, Elizabeth written 1858 (text)
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Latta, Elizabeth written 1865 (text)
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Latta, James Madison written 1891 (text)
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Latta, John written 1817 (text)
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Latta, John C. written 1867 (text)
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Latta, John, Senior written 1823 (text)
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Latta, Joseph written 1824 (text)
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Latta, Sarah written 1860 (text)
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Latta, Thomas written 1841 (text)
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Lockhart, Catherine written 1786 (text)
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Mangum, Adolphus W. written 1889 (text)
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Mangum, Charles Staples written 1937 (text)
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Mangum, Ellison G. written 1865 (text)
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Mangum, Reeves written 1843 (text)
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Mangum, William written 1871 (text)
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Nichols, Alves written 1844 (text)
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Nichols, Jonathan, Junior written 1808 (text)
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Nichols, Joseph Bill Of Sale, written 1793 (text)
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Nichols, Maria written 1857 (text)
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Nichols, Richerson written 1838 (text)
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Nichols, Thomas written 1828 (text)
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Nickols, Jonathan written 1807 (text)
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Patterson, David written 1839 (text)
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Patterson, David A. written 1864 (text)
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Patterson, John, Senior written 1790 (text)
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Patterson, John Tapley written 1781 (text)
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Patterson, Mann written 1834 (text)
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Patterson, Mary written 1796 (text)
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Patterson, Nathaniel written 1791 (text)
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Rhew, Simpson written 1847 (text)
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Riley, Jacob written 1812 (text)
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Riley, John written 1791 (text)
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Riley, Sanders written 1853 (text)
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Riley, William written 1842 (text)
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Roberts, Abner written 1840 (text)
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Roberts, James written 1820 (text)
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Roberts, John written 1832 (text)
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Roberts, Vinson written 1816 (text)
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Roberts, William written 1834 (text)
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Roberts, Willis, written 1814 (text)
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Roberts, Willis, Sr written 1849 (text)
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Scarlett, John written 1837 (text)
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Scarlett, Stephen written 1817 (text)
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Thompson, Benjamin written 1795 (text)
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Smith, Eve written 1817 (text)
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Snipes, Osborn written 1835 (text)
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Southerland, Elizabeth written 1849 (text)
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Southerland, Mordecai written 1818 (text)
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Sutherland, William R. written 1838 (text)
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Thompson, Benjamin written 1795 (text)
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Vickers, James written 1838 (text)
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Waggoner, George written 1838 (text)
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Walker, Aaron written 1833 (text)
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Walker, Alexander written 1834 (text)
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Walker, Conley written 1840 (text)
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Walker, Elizabeth written 1829 (text)
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Walker, James written 1791 (text)
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Walker, James written 1852 (text)
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Walker, John written 1810 (text)
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Walker, John written 1818 (text)
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Walker, John written 1843 (text)
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Walker, John written 1844 (text)
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Walker, Peter written 1824 (text)
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Walker, Sarah written 1843 (text)
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Walker, Phillip written 1795 (text)
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Walker, Phillip, Senior written 1826 (text)
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Walker, Robert written 1826 (text)
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Walker, William written 1769 (text)
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Walker, William R. written 1881 (text)
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Ward, Edward written 1846 (text)
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Ward, James written 1855 (text)
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Wood, Anna written 1817 (text)
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Wood, Elihu written 1807 (text)
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Wood, Handy written 1846 (text)
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Wood, James written 1819 (text)
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Wood, Mary written 1856 (text)
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Wood, Sabret written 1807 (text)
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Wood, Solomon written 1830 (text)
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Wood, Thomas written 1786 (text)
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Wood, William bond with Masting Cheek written 1811 (text)
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Woods, Eleanor written 1842 (text)
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Woods, Eli written 1840 (text)
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Woods, Hugh written 1794 (text)
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Woods, John written 1792 (text)
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Woods, John written 1808 (text)
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Woods, John written 1846 (text)
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Woods, John W written 1863 (text)
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Woods, Joseph written 1827 (text)
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Woods, Joseph written 1851 (text)
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Woods, Mary written 1817 (text)
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Woods, Mary written 1820 (text)
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Woods, William written 1818 (text)
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Woods, William written 1830 (text)
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Woody, James written 1792 (text)
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