James Hood Manuscript,

by Oscar M. Hood

INTRODUCTION: The following is a verbatim transcription of a typed manuscript retrieved from the bowels of the Library of Congress in about 1996. The original 12-page typed document was prepared by Oscar M. Hood of Durango, Colorado, and contains a personalized date stamp of November 8, 1933. The last two pages are not numbered, and appear to be memoranda circulated on July 23, 1932 and earlier, to Hood relatives, before the final document was completed.

I should explain that, while this document does not primarily concern my Hood family (see my Hood family charts), it does contain a discussion on pages 8 & 9 of William Hood of Lancaster County, South Carolina. I have found there some intriguing possible connections that I have not yet been able to confirm!

While the original copyright may have run out, Oscar Hood deserves all the credit for his considerable effort, and every effort has been made here (short of imaging the original, which I may later do) to ensure that this transcription is true to the original. I have noted the handwritten interlineations and changes, and the handwritten margin notes. I have also noted where a page break occurs in the original. Rather than indicate misspellings or errors of grammar by the editorial "[sic]," I have reproduced them exactly without correction. I think that is more faithful to the original, and does not call attention to the editor's purportedly superior English usage.

I do not know who Oscar Hood was, and I must confess that I have not tried to trace him or his heirs. I owe him a debt of gratitude nonetheless, for his work and dedication.

EXPLANATION OF NOTATIONS: I have used the following conventions to indicate additions, etc.:

  • an asterisk followed by an italicized word, phrase, etc. indicates that something was inserted (probably by Oscar Hood) in that place after the text was typed.
  • a bracketed word or phrase in regular type, followed by a bracketed word or phrase in italics indicates that the first word or phrase was crossed out and replaced by the second. Where only the bracketed word appears, it was deleted without replacement.
  • a page break in the original is noted as follows: "{Page 1}."



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(1785 - 1830) AND HIS DESCENDANTS.

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By Oscar M. Hood, Box 4, Durango, Colorado.


    Prior to the time of Robin Hood, who died about the year 1200, the name of "HOOD" was in its original form: "Odo".

    Those persons interested in looking up persons of that name might find "Odo" a number of times in the Encyclopedia Brittanica, and in Hume's "England."

    It has been advised that the work "Odo" meant "Head" in some obsolete language such as, perhaps, the Ancient Greek and Anglo-Saxon.

    It has been stated that at least two separate genealogy books, if not more, have been published in regard to the Hood families, one in England about 1870, and one about 1899 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, "Tribune Press", based on original researches of W. J. Hardy of London, England, and later researches of William Cope, late of Westchester, Pa. Both books later became quite rare and expensive. There was also a twenty-four page pamphlet by Rev. Samuel Jefferson Hood, Blacksburg, South Carolina, called: "Hood Sketch Book", and it was printed in 1926, and deals with Tunas Hood of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and his descendants.

    The genealogy books mentioned, except the one about Tunas Hood and his descendants, listed persons and their descendants mostly from London, Central and Southern England, and did not cover the "Scotch-Irish" families coming to America from Northeastern Ireland. However, it is supposed that all Hood families, whether of English, Scottish or Irish extraction, are descended from "Odo", *(1035-1097), one of the half-brothers of William the Conqueror, and that Odo was *Bishop of Bayeaux and Duke of Kent, a Roman Catholic Bishop, blessed with a family, which scattered to his various estates in different parts of England, as time went on.

    It seemed that moral standards in the time of Odo were not very high, and that he made no effort to uphold them. He was a man of considerable shrewdness, ability and quick action, at one time serving as a co-regent of England, and his many exploits included a vain and unsuccessful attempt to usurp the high office of the Pope in Rome, where he was imprisoned for a time. Odo was killed near Jerusalem in a Crusade Battle, 1097.

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    It has been further stated that "Robin Hood", also known as the Duke of Lancaster and Robert Losksley, at different times in his life, was one of the great-grandsons of Odo. Robin Hood was a resident of County Lancaster, in northwest England, where his residence and grave have been on public exhibition ever since his death, which occurred about the year 1200, closing an eventful life of struggle against special privilege, as partially desctibed by Sir Walter Scott in "Ivanhoe."

* Many officers of British Navy, past and present, were named Hood.

    In recent years, Miss Mary C. Hood, of Florence, Alabama, a sister of the late Rear-Admiral John Hood, descended from John Hood, born about 1720, County Down, Ireland, followed the old records and grave stones trails from Lancaster, England; Edinburgh, Wigton and Kilwinning, Scotland; and over to Northeastern Ireland, including County Down and County Antrim. Her great-great-grandfather, John Hood, was Justice of the Peace, known as "Honest Jack Hood", who had a brother named William. It would appear that Hood families lived in these counties, particularly in the towns of Ballymena, Belfast and Larne, and nearly all of them emigrated to America. A large number of such records and grave stones showed the familiar Christian names of James, John, Robert and William, in connection with the surname of Hood.

    * According to Bible left by his son, Julius,
    James Hood was born in 1785, month and day unknown, in Ireland, of "Scotch-Irish" parentage, and he was brought over to Darlington, South Carolina, as a boy some where about or before the year of 1800. The census of 1790 showed a James Hood with one son less than 16 years old in South Carolina.

    The first wife of James Hood was Rachel Couzens, daughter of Jesse and Mary (Williamson) Couzens, the census records of 1790 in South Carolina using the spelling "Cozzens". They were all Scotch-Irish or of that descent. Rachel Couzens was born near Darlington, South Carolina, May 13, 1797, and she became the wife of James Hood early in 1814, or sooner, as he was probably the James Hood who served in the army from August 23, 1813, to March 8, 1814. At any rate, their first child, Drusilla, was born November 7, 1814.

    The first wife of James Hood, Rachel, died April 26, 1826, on their farm, located nine miles west from Crystal Springs, Mississippi; and the following year he married his second wife, Miss Nancy Bradley, and her son Julius James Hood, and her daughter, Levisy Tempa Hood, were born near Ackerman, Mississippi; and after the death of James Hood, January 4, 1830, Julius James Hood and Levisy Tempa Hood were reared by a Mrs. Armstrong, Ackerman, Mississippi; but they moved to Copiah County, Mississippi, in 1847, and remained there permanently.

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    James Hood and his first wife, Rachel, were the parents of four sons and four daughters; James Hood and his second wife, Nancy, were the parents of one son and one daughter, as previously mentioned. This made a total of ten children of James Hood, and he died of cancer on the head, January 4, 1830, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, where he had gone for medical treatment, and where his body is buried; all bodies since having been moved from former location in 1840 to a new location for the City Cemetery. However, the City Clerk was unable to ascertain just exactly which grave contained body of James Hood.

    The fourth son of James Hood was Jesse Fox Hood, born December 23, 1825, died April 18, 1853, as result of military service, First in Company "K" of Thirty-Sixth Mississippi Infantry, and later in Company "A", First Mississippi (King's) Infantry, Confederate States Army. Jesse Fox Hood was father of Henry Franklin Monroe Hood, called "Bunk", who in turn was the father of the writer, Oscar Monroe Hood.

    Henry Franklin Monroe Hood, grandson of James Hood, was born June 28, 1849, and died November 1, 1916, he was [born and buried] [buried] in the Pine Bluff (or Dentville) Baptist Church *cemetary, near Carpenter, in the Northwest corner of Copiah County, Mississippi, where are buried the paternal grandparents of the writer, Oscar Monroe Hood. The maternal grandparents are buried in the Hill Cemetery, at Carpenter, Mississippi, Lorenzo Marcus Bridges and his wife Sarah Strong Bridges. Henry Franklin Monroe Hood, after the death of his father was reared by his uncle William Monroe Hood.

    An incomplete list of names, and birth, marriage and death dates, has been made up, on about five hundred persons as follows, descendents of James Hood, 1785-1830 - :

James Hood and his first and second wives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
Children of James Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Grand Children of James Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Great Grandchildren of James Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  163
Grand children of the grand children of James Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Total on Chart Record, about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500

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Some information in regard to the ten children of
James Hood (1785 - 1830) is as follows:

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1.  Drusilla: born Nov. 7, 1814, died Oct. 11, 1873, married first Hence Carter; married second Rev. Nathan Morris: one Carter child, and three Morris children.

2.  Martha Cleopatra: born 1815, died May 15, 1890, married first Daniel Clower; married second Izzard Smith: five Clower children, and two Smith children.

3.  Robert: born 1816, died 1850, married Isabel Sullivan: six children.

4.  William Monroe: born August 18, 1818, died 1878, married Rebecca Goldman: nine children. * He also partially reared his nephew, Henry Franklin Monroe (Bunk) Hood.

5.  Mary Elizabeth: born 1820, died April 8, 1860, married Lenzy Lack: eleven children.

6.  John Coleman: Born 1822, died 1865, *Confederate States Army veteran, married first, Hester Strong, (a sister of Elizabeth Strong) - six children; married second, Lorinda Bridges, (a sister of Lorenzo Marcus -Bud- Bridges); one child named Grace who died in infancy. (Elizabeth Strong and Lorenzo Marcus Bridges were two of the four grandparents of the writer, Oscar Monroe Hood).

7 .  Julia Ann: born 1823, died 1870; married Greenberry Cagle: eight children.

8.  Jesse Fox Hood: Born December 23, 1825, died April 16, 1863; *Confederate States Army veteran,  married Elizabeth Strong, (a sister of Hester Strong), seven children. (Including the eldest, Henry Franklin Monroe (Bunk) Hood, who was the father of the writer, Oscar Monroe Hood.)

9.  Levisy Tempa: born 1828, died August 1863; married Jacob Weaver, five children. (First child of James Hood and his second wife, Nancy Bradley. Born near Ackerman, Mississippi, and moved to Copiah County, Mississippi.)

10. Julius James: born 1829, died *Aug. 22 1863 *Confederate States Army veteran tenth and last child of James Hood (1785-1830) was often referred to as Julius Hood, Sr., born near Ackerman, Mississippi, and with his sister Levisy Tempa, was reared by a Mrs. Armstrong near Ackerman, but moved in 1847 to Copiah County, Mississippi, and remained there until his death. Married Mary Thurston "Polly" Stubbs *1848: five children.

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*It will be noted that three sons of James Hood died as result of Confederate States Army service.

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    The family Bible of James Hood (1785-1830) was retained by his second wife, Nancy Bradley Hood *(1803-1863), who after the death of James Hood, married second, Nathaniel Mohon, and their son Hence Mohon (Father of Holly Mohon) died of tuberculosis, and the Bible was burned as a precautionary measure. The Family Bible of Julius James Hood, often referred to as Julius Hood, Senior, went down to Mrs. Mary Hood * Strong Marble, R.F.D., UTICA, Mississippi, his grand-daughter.

    James Hood (1785-1830) moved frequently, and he left Ireland, possibly County Down, or from Ballymena, Belfast, or Larne in County Antrim, in which localities resided Hood families prior to the year 1800. As a boy and young man he lived near Darlington, South Carolina; and later in Georgia, as one James Hood served from August 23, 1813, to March 8, 1814, as a private in Captain William Lee's Company, Volunteer Infantry, from Jones County, Georgia; such regiment also being designated as the Second Regiment of Georgia Malitia. He moved, via Tennessee, into Copiah County, Mississippi, which county had been organized January 21, 1823, out of Hinds County, which had included all of the "New Purchase of 1820" from the Choctaw Indians. Perhaps some of the early settlers of this county were from Hazlehurst, Georgia, as that name was given to the County seat of Copaih County.

    Since the Census of 1820 did not show James Hood as the head of a family anywhere in the new State of Mississippi, it must be inferred that he arrived later. Final cession of the balance of their Mississippi Lands came from the Choctaws in 1830, and the Chickasaw followed them to Oklahoma in 1832. It is estimated that James Hood lived on his farm, nine miles west of Crystal Springs, Mississippi, from 1823 to 1826, and then near Ackerman, still in the Indian Belt, until about the time of this death, January 3, 1830. However, his eight children by his first wife, Rachel Couzens, remained permanently in Copiah County, the youngest Jesse Fox Hood, having been reared by Hugh Anderson. The two children by his second wife, Nancy Bradley, moved from Ackerman to Copiah County in 1847, and remained there permanently, also.

    No grave markers for either of the wives of James Hood were found in the Dentville (Pine Bluff), New Zion, or the old Crystal Springs cemeteries of Copiah County, Mississippi. The Dentville Cemetery is the same as Pine Bluff Cemetery - called Dentville in later years. The paternal grandparents and the parents of the writer, Oscar Monroe Hood, are buried in the Pine Bluff Cemetery, near Carpenter and Utica, Mississippi; and these being by name, Jesse Fox Hood and his wife, Elizabeth Strong Hood Whitaker. Lorenzo Marcus (Bud) Bridges and his wife, Sarah Strong Bridges, the maternal grandparents of the writer are buried in the Hill Cemetery at Carpenter, Mississippi. the two grandmothers of the writer were first cousins to each other, as they were both granddaughters of Nelson Strong, Senior, who was born about 1768 *or earlier.

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    One of the Grandfathers of the writer, (Oscar Monroe Hood,) Lorenzo Marcus (Bud) Bridges, served in Company "A", First Mississippi Infantry; and later in Company "B", Third Mississippi Cavalry, in the Confederate State Army. The other grandfather, Jesse Fox Hood, also served in the same army, and as shown on Page 3 (three).

    Nearly all of the deceased persons mentioned herein were buried in the Pine Bluff (Dentville) Baptist Church Cemetery, near Carpenter and Utica, Mississippi.

    In regard to the grandparents of Oscar Monroe Hood, it already has been shown that Jesse Fox Hood (1825-1863) married Elizabeth Strong (Hood-Whitaker), born 1833, died 1907; and that Lorenzo Marcus Bridges (1844-1906) married Sarah Strong (1844-1879).

    Parents of Elizabeth Strong (Hood-Whitaker), were John and Delano Adams Strong, both born about 1802, and the latter died November 26, 1885; and while the names of the grandmothers of Elizabeth Strong are unknown, her grandfathers were, Nelson Strong, Senior, and John Adams, both of whom were born about 1768, probably in South Carolina, and from English-Welsh descent.

    Thus, the father of Henry Franklin Monroe Hood was Jesse Fox Hood, of Scotch-Irish descent; and his mother Elizabeth Strong of Welsh-English descent.

    The mother of Oscar Monroe Hood, was Eleanora Ophelia Bridges (1868-1923), daughter of Lorenzo Marcus Bridges, (1844-1906), and Sarah Strong (1844-1879).

    Parents of Lorenzo Marcus *Bud Bridges were Ben Patton Bridges (1811-1878), born at Princeton, Caldwell County Kentucky, who married Patsy (Cleopatra) Davenport, February 13, 1832, at Cadiz, Kentucky; one daughter: and about 1840 and after the death of his first wife, he took a boat load of horses to Port Gibson, Mississippi, and removed to Copiah County, Mississippi, where he married, second, a widow, Mrs. Mary Ray Spencer Loe (or Lowe), born Spencer. Nothing is known of the Spencer family from which Lorenzo Marcus Bridges is descended, but, the Bridges family probably was descended from Joseph Bridger, through the Bridger, Bridgers, and Bridges families of Virginia and North Carolina. Joseph Bridger was buried under the altar of the old Smithfield, Virginia, Church, after he had moved there from Macclesfield, England, in 1618. The old church is still in use and is open to visitors. In 1917, John L. Bridger, of Tarboro, North Carolina (Edgecomb County), wrote to G. A. Bridges, school teacher, R.F.D.S., Cadiz, Kentucky, that various spelling of the family name was now in use, and had been for many generations since the time of Joseph Bridger,

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whose descendents moved from Virginia to North Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana, and to other States.

    Parents of Sarah Strong (1844-1879), who married Lorenzo Marcus Bridges, in 1867, were Nelson Strong, Junior, born 1798, and Luraine (or Lourainie) Ellis, born about 1810, who had been married about 1839. Nelson Strong, Junior, was the son of Nelson Strong, Senior, previously mentioned. So, it would appear that the Strong family grand mothers of Oscar Monroe Hood were first cousins to each other.

    Lourainie (or Luraine) Ellis, born about 1810, according to statements made by Eleanora Ophelia Bridges (Hood) in her lifetime was of the Ellis family now of Hazlehurst, Mississippi, including Newton and Orin Ellis, bankers, merchants and farmers.

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(Continued on next sheet)

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    There was an entirely different person names James Hood, who enlisted on October 6, 1814, from Lancaster, South Carolina, in Company of Captain John Montgomery in the Second Regiment (McWillie's) South Carolina Militia; and he was discharged March 15, 1815 *and he died in Gwinnett County, Georgia, 1855, or later. This was the only James Hood who served in the year of 1812 from South Carolina and there was none of that name from Mississippi Territory (then including Alabama) North Carolina or Tennessee.

    However, there were two enlistments, possibly on the same person named James Hood, in both entries, from Georgia; one where he failed to report August 23, 1813, to September 30, 1813, to the company of Capt. John Cunningham in the First (harris) Regiment of Georgia Militia; but, a man of the same name did serve from August 23, 1813, to March 8, 1814, as a private in the company of Capt. William Lee, Volunter Infantry from Jones County, near Macon, Georgia, in the Second Regiment of Georgia Militia; date of discharge was March 8, 1814, and about the time James Hood (1785-1830) was first married at the age of 29 years.

    As Indian Lands westward from Georgia were opened for white settlement by the army of General Andrew Jackson, during the War of 1812 to 1815, many settlers from Georgia and the Carolinas began to go into Mississippi Territory (then including Alabama); and one person named John Hood moved from Macon, Georgia, to what later became Saint Clair County, Alabama, about that time, or 1816. That John Hood, born about 1755, left many descendants in Northern Alabama, Arkansas and other States; but a list of his sons, perhaps incomplete, did not show a James Hood.

    Perhaps, there may have been some relationship between James Hood (1785-1830) and a man variously known as Bill, William Pinckney, and even "Isaac" Hood, mentioned by various correspondents. This "Isaac" Hood, was born about 1770, and he was a son of Bill Hood, a Scotch-Irish immigrant to South Carolina. In this same line was grand son Robert, born about 1820, great grandson Sylvanus Beauregard Hood, born 1861, and great-great-grandson John Bunyan Hood, Police Officer, 2431 Hawthorne Avenue, Birmingham, Alabama, a brother to Emmet Alvie Hood, Eupora, Mississippi. There are many descendents of this line.

    *Robert H. Hood, Blyheville, Ark., in 1928, wrote about his father, Austin Hood, who had 9 children by his first wife and 9 more children by his second wife; and he stated that his grandfather was Wm. Hood, possibly same man as "Isaac" Hood, who was around Ackerman, Miss., about 1828-1829, the same time James Hood (1785-1830) was there. "Isaac" Hood, or perhaps his full name was William Pinckney "Isaac" Hood, was near Ackerman, Mississippi, while James Hood (1785-1830) lived there about 1828 and 1829, and they may have been related. This "Isaac" or William Hood was possibly an only son of Bill Hood, but the latter had a brother named Robert Hood, also born about 1750; and some correspondents believe there was a third brother, name unknown, perhaps James.

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    Children of John Robert Hood included Stevens, Robertson, Coleman, Bush, Joel, Lucy, Mary and Martha, all born 1785 and later, and these children were of the same generation of James Hood (1785-1830), whose children included William, John Coleman and Mary Hood.

    *According to County Judge in 1928, there were no Hood families in Wilkes County, Georgia, but County Will book for the year 1819 to 1834 showed record of a will filed by John Hood, naming his wife Rebecca, and his children William, Joel, Ichabod, Avery R., and Stephen W. Hood; also Nancy Hood Craine, Lucy and Polly; as heirs.

    In this connection it might be noted that charts of descendents of James Hood (1785-1830) show the names Cleopatra (Patsy), John, Rebecca and William. Various instances of similarity of Christian names used would seem to indicate kinship between these "Scotch-Irish" lines; and James Hood (1785-1830) had a brother, and a son and other descendents named John.

    Owing to the fact that all persons mentioned herein are of "Scotch-Irish" descent and on account of similarity of Christain names, it is very likely that some relationship existed between them; and it is possible that James Hood was a nephew of Bill and John Robert Hood, if neither was his father. However, it is also possible that the father of James Hood was also named James, there having been two heads of families named James Hood in South Carolina in 1790, when James Hood (1785-1830) would have been only five years old, and one of them had a son less than sixteen years old, name not given in Census.

    *The writer has a copy of a will filed by a William Hood (1750-1828) at Camden, S.C., who had a son named James, born in 1793.

    The great grandfather of L.W. Hood, M.D., Biloxi, Mississippi, was William Hood, born 1794, in South Carolina, and who moved with his sons, including Benjamin, Allen, Colan and William, to Moselle, Mississippi. He might have been a second brother of James Hood (1785-1830), mentioned by John Thomas Hood, Lawyer, Welsh, Louisiana, a great grand son of James Hood; in which event brothers of James Hood might have been William and John Hood.

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    Considerable information for the chart records was furnished by the following descendents of James Hood (1785-1830):

1. Mrs. Cordelia Hood (Andrew J.) Massey, RFD 6, Crystal Springs, Mississippi.

2. John Thomas Hood, Lawyer, Welsh, Louisiana.

3. Mrs. [Thomas Jefferson] Jeff Laurence, formerly Anna Elizabeth Hood, (1855-1928*, late of RFD, Carlile, Mississippi.

4. Thomas Luther Hood, RFD, Carpenter, Mississippi.

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5. John Henry Rimes, R.F.D. Carrier at Tylertown, Mississippi.

6. Clarence E. Hood, Supt. Schools, Quitman, Mississippi.

7. Mrs. Randolph (Lula) Addison, Osyka, Mississippi.

8. Mrs. Mildred Hood, 2601 Austin Avenue, Brownwood, Texas, (Widow of Jesse Cecil Bunyan Hood, 1862-1927).

9. Stanley Weaver, RFD 1, Box 134, McComb, Mississippi.

10. Ed. Feldon Graves, RFD 2, Hazlehurst, Mississippi.

To these and to many others the writer is very grateful for help extended to this introduction to the Charts of Descendents of James Hood (1785-1830)

Copies of these memoranda have been prepared and furnished to a number of descendents of James Hood, including the following persons:

1. Mrs. Andrew J. Massey (Cordelia Hood), RFD 6, Crystal Springs, Mississippi.

2. Charles E. Hood, 8712 Marks Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

3. Mrs. Randolph (Lula) Addison, Osyka, Mississippi.

4. Mrs. Corlea Hood Rich, Moscow, Tennessee.

5. Clarence E. Hood, Supt. Schools, Quitman, Mississippi.

6. Ed. Feldon Graves, RFD 2, Hazlehurst, Mississippi.

7. Mrs. Richard N. Ware, Jr. *(Alice Hood), Tallulah, Louisiana.

8. Miss Agnes L. Hood, 201 Poplar St., Clarksdale, Mississippi.

*9. Jesse Elisha Massey, R.F.D. No. 6, Crystal Springs, Mississippi.

10. Elijah Hood, R.F.D. 1, Carpenter, Miss.

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Circular No. 2. In regard to Descendents of James Hood.

    Great-grandfather of Oscar M. Hood, Box 4, [Trinidad] [Durango], Colorado, was James Hood, born 1785, month and day unknown, in Ireland, died Jan. 4th, 1830 at Vicksburg, Miss., where he was buried in the City Cemetary. His children were as follows:

        1. Drusilla, born Nov. 7th 1814, m. Hence Carter, m. second time to Rev. Nathan Morris; 1-Carter child, 3-Morris children.

        2. Martha Cleopatra, b. 1815, d. May 15th. 1890, married first Daniel Clower, m. second Izard Smith; 5-Clower children, 2-Smith children.

        3. Robert (1816-1850), m. Isable Sullivan, 6 children.

        4. William Monroe, b. Aug 18th. 1818, m. Rebecca Goldman, 9-children.

        5. Mary Elizabeth, b. 1820, d April 8th, 1860, m. Lenzy Jones Lack, 11-children.

        6. John Coleman Hood, b. 1822, d. 1865, m. first Hester Strong, sister to Elizabeth Strong, 6-children; m. second Lorenda Bridges, sister of L.M. Bridges, 1-child (Grace) died in infancy.

        7. Julia Ann (1823-1870), m. Greenberry Cagle, 8 children.

        8. Jesse Fox Hood, b. Dec 23rd. 1825, d, April 18th. 1863, m. Elizabeth Strong, sister of Hester Strong, 7 children including Henry Franklin Monroe Hood (father of Oscar M. Hood).

        9. First child of James Hood by second, Nancy Bradley Hood Mohon, was Lavisy Tempa Hood, b. 1828, near Ackerman Miss., married John Jacob Weaver, 5-children.

        10. Tenth and last child of James Hood was Julius James Hood, or Julius Hood, Senior, b. June 11th. 1829, near Ackerman Miss., and with his full sister Tempa was reared by a Mrs. Armstrong, near Ackerman, Miss., Both moved in 1847 to Copiah County, Miss. Julius married Mary T. Stubbs, 5-children. After Julius Hood Sr., died Aug. 22nd. 1863, she married second [Nat Mohon] [Wade Mohon].

    Explanation: - Family Bible of James Hood was retained by second wife, who married second Nat Mohon, and their son Hence Mohon died of tuberculosis, and Bible was burned as a sanitary measure, Family Bible of Julius Hood, Sr. went down to Mrs. Mary Hood Marble, RFD - Utica, Miss., his grand-daughter.

                                                            Sincerely yours,

                                                            Oscar M. Hood

{bearing date stamp of July 23, 1932}


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Memorandum in regard to James Hood and his descendents.

    Great grandfather of the writer, Oscar M. Hood, [Trinidad] [Box 4, Durango], Colorado, was James Hood, born 1785, month and day unknown, in Ireland, and he was [probably] from some family of Scotch-Irish descent in some community near Darlington [or Lancaster], South Carolina.

    The first wife of James Hood was Rachel Couzons, Daughter of Mary Williamson and Jesse Couzons, and she was born near Darlington, South Carolina, May 13, 1797. James Hood was [probably born or] reared in the same community. His last farm was located nine miles west from Crystal Springs, Mississippi, Where his first wife died April 22, 1826. In 1827, he married his second wife, Miss Nancy Bradley, possibly from Ackerman, Miss., As her son Julius Hood, Senior, and her daughter, Tempa Hood, were reared by a Mrs. Armstrong, Ackerman, Miss.

    James Hood had four sons and four daughters by his first wife, and one son and one daughter by second wife. He died of cancer on the head, January fourth, 1830, at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

    The fourth son of James Hood was Jesse Fox Hood, born December 23, 1825, died April 18, 1863, was the father of Henry Franklin Monroe Hood, called Bunk; who was the father of the writer, Oscar Monroe Hood, [Trinidad] [Durango], Colorado.

    Henry Franklin Monroe Hood, grandson of James Hood, was born June 28, 1849, and died Nov. 4, 1916. He was the father of the writer, and was born and buried near Carpenter, Copiah County, Miss.

    Although somewhat incomplete, the writer has record of births, marriages, and deaths, up to March 1, 1929, as follows:

Children of James Hood                                                              -10
Grand children of James Hood                                                     -68
Great Grand children of James Hood                                          -163
*Grand children of grandchildren of James Hood                  -256
Counting in James Hood and his first and second wife                     -3

So, the chart shows record of:                                                      500

    This has been quite a task for me, and for those who have helped out, to get together this list of persons, representing James Hood, his first and second wives, and their descendents. If you can help out, in any way, to get the record completed, or to add anything, or correct anything, in regard to this, please do so. If of interest to you, please keep this memoranda sheet.

                                                                    Sincerely yours,

                                                                    Oscar Monroe Hood,
                                                                    [442 West First Street
                                                                    Trinidad] [Box 4, Durango]


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