Welcome to Illinois Genealogy Trails

Aka Wood Farm Or Paul Newkirk Farm
Wabash County, IL

Transcription .. : Bernard J. Walter While Working For Works Progress Administration In 1935+
Datafile Input . : Mount Carmel Library / Shannon Swain In Sep-1999
Submitted to Genealogy Trails By Paul M. Kankula

Transcription Notes:
A. = Age At Death
B. = Date Of Birth
D. = Date Of Death
H. = Husband
P. = Parents
W. = Wife

Gard, William R.
D. 19-Aug-1881, A. 22y 11m 7d

Litherland, Mary
B. 24-Apr-1818, D. 17-Apr-1898, A. 79y 11m 24d

D. 29-Oct-1841, A. 10y 11m 18d, P. J. & C. Wood

Wood, Eliza
B. 5-Mar-1851, D. 23-Nov-1898, A. 47y 8m 18d, H. J.C. Birkett

Wood, Elizabeth
B. 15-Sept-1869, D. 16-Dec-1875, P. J.R. & S. A. Wood

Wood, Guy L.
B. 21-Feb-1883, D. 22-Oct-1890, P. C. & N. Wood

Wood, Hiram
D. 4-Aug-1825, A. 1m 9d, P. J. & C. Wood

Wood, Infant
D. 9-July-1831, P. J. & C. Wood

Wood, Jeremiah
Black Hawk, U.S. Marker

Wood, John
D. 20-Jan-1891, A. 87y 1m 0d


Wood, John
Ensign Maryland Militia, U. S. Marker

Mt. Carmel Daily Republican Register, July 5, 1929

Tribute Was Paid Yesterday To John Wood, Revolutionary War Hero, When A Monument
At His Grave In The Old Wood Cemetery Was Unveiled At Services Held Under The
Auspices Of The Local Daughters Of The American Revolution Chapter. The
Services Drew A Large Attendance. Among Those Attending Were Many Descendants
Of This Pioneer Who Founded The Wood Settlement In Friendsville Precinct And
Established Fort Wood In The Early Days Of The County For Protection Of The
Settlers Against Indians.

The Program Proper Began At 10 O'clock With A Bugle Call And Salute To The Flag,
Followed By The D.A.R. Ritual. The Unveiling Of The Monument Was In Charge Of
The Boy Scouts.

Hon. Lewis Jackman Of Vincennes Gave An Interesting Review Of Early History Of
The Territory And Especially Of John Wood, The Pioneer And Soldier, And The Wood

Hon. William A. Mccauley Of Olney, Always An Interesting And Forceful Speaker,
Was Present For A Patriotic Address, And He Gave An Excellent One.

The Program Ended With Salute And Taps. Legion Members And U.S.W.V. Members
Participated. The Cemetery Where The Ceremony Was Held Is About A Half Mile
Off The Main Highway On The Paul Newkirk Farm On The Friendsville Road North
Of Mount Carmel. The Site Of The Burying Ground Is In A Grove Adjacent To A
Little Creek Bottoms, And On One Side Of The Cemetery Is Depression Where Once
The Highway Ran, Its Route Still Plainly Visible. The Body Of Mr. Wood Rests
Near The Northeast Corner Of The Burial Plot. Many Of The Old Ones Are Marked
By Sandstone Markers.

Chairs Had Been Arranged For The Crowd And The Ceremony Was Held Within The
Shady Old Cemetery. History Recounts That John Wood Was An Ensign In The
Maryland Militia. Following The Revolutionary War, He Went To Warren County,
Kentucky,From Where He Migrated To What Later Became Wabash County, Illinois, In
The Spring Of 1809 And There Established The Wood Settlement And Wood Fort. The
Site Of The Old Fort, Between The Highway And The Newkirk Home Was Marked
Yesterday With A Flag.

This Site Was Perhaps A Quarter Of A Mile From The Cemetery. It Is Also
Recorded In History That John Wood Brought From Kentucky The First Apple Trees
To Be Planted In Wabash County, Thus Establishing The Famous Wood Apple Which
For Generations Was A Well Known Fruit In This Territory. Mr. Wood Was Born In
1754 And Died In 1834.


Wood, Katharine
D. ?-Oct-1878, A. 70y 9m 17d, H. John Wood

Wood, Marchall
B. 14-Mar-1826, D. 1-July-1893, A. 67y 3m 17d

Wood, Martha
D. 3-July-1870, A. 7m 1d, P. S. & S.J. Wood

Wood, Martha Ogle
H. John Wood, Sand Stone Marking Only

Wood, Rachel
B. 25-June-1840, D. 28-Apr-1880, H. V. Wood

Wood, Sarah J.
D. 25-Jan-1876, A. 23y 4m 14d, H. Stephen Wood

Wood, William
D. 25-Jan-1876, A. 29y 4m 23d, P. J & C. Wood

Wood, William E.
B. 23-Feb-1863, D. 3-Jan-1877, P. V. & H. Wood


©Genealogy Trails