Nancy Wood

b. April 1781
  • Nancy Wood was born in April 1781 in North Carolina probably in Johnston or Wake County.
  • Based on information found in various deedbook and court minute records, it seems clear that Solomon Wood and his family (wife Elizabeth, daughters Nancy and Mary, and step-son Ashley Wood) relocated from North Carolina to Georgia about 1785.
  • She married Henry Willis Breazeal on 30 September 1798.
  • Nancy Wood became a widow at the circa March 1810 death of her husband Henry Willis Breazeal.
  • The following appeared on 24 April 1810 in The Georgia Journal: (Laurens County) Whereas Nancy Brazeal has applied to me for letters of administration on the state of Willis Brazeal, late of this county, deceased, These are therefore to cite and admonish all and singular the kindred and creditors of said dec'd, to be and appear at my Office within the time prescribed by law, to shew cause if any they have, why said letters should not be granted. Given under my hand this 10th day of April, 1810. A. Love, C. C. O.
         Administrator's Bond was posted and Letters of Administratiion were issued to Nancy Breazeal and Green Wood on 2 July 1810.
  • She married Eason Allen, son of Gideon Allen and Mary Eason, on 28 March 1813 in Laurens County, Georgia. They were first cousins, their mothers were sisters..
  • The following appeared on 28 August 1816 in the Georgia Journal: Nine months after date, application will be made to the honorable the Inferior court of Laurens county, for leave to sell the following tracts of land lying on Buckhead creek, Burke county, viz: 300 acres granted to Willis Brazeal, 300 acres granted to Elijah Brazeal, 100 acres granted to Henry Brazeal, and 489 1-2 acres granted to Matthew Green, belonging to two of the heirs of Willis Brazeal, dec'd. Green Wood, Adm'r. Nancy Allen, Adm'x. April 24, 1816.
  • Eason Allen and Nancy Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1840 in Captain Allen's District, Laurens County, Georgia, with one male aged 15-19 and one male aged 20-29, both unidentified.
  • Eason Allen and Nancy Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Laurens County, Georgia. Other members of the household included Byrd C. Allen. Also in the household was carpenter John McDaniel, age 39.
  • On 27 November 1805, Solomon Wood signed the following will:
         In the name of God, Amen. I, Solomon Wood, being of good health and sound memory at present, thanks be to God for it, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, and also that it is every man’s duty to settle his affairs, do make, constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament, that is to say, first I will bequeath my body to the dust and my soul to God, Who gave it, in hopes that He who formed me will have mercy on me.
         Secondly:- I will and bequeath to my beloved wife, Elizabeth, six negroes to be her choice that are not named in my will, four horses and they to be her choice of all my stock, fifteen cows and calves, one yoke of steers and six steers for beef and all the hogs, sheep and geese.
         Six feather beds and furniture, including all household furniture to be hers forever and at her disposal with the plantation whereon I now live, with the tools belonging thereto to be hers during her natural life, also my stage wagon.
         Thirdly:- I will bequeath to my daughter, Elizabeth, four negroes, to wit:- Black Jenny; Cuffy, a fellow; Rachel, a girl mulatto and Delilah. One horse, bridle and saddle with one hundred and fifty dollars, ten cows and calves, one feather bed and furniture and household furniture equal to what has been given her sisters.
         Fourthly:- I will and bequeath to my three sons, namely, Green Wood, Mark Red Wood and John White Wood, all my lands and negroes, namely, Tony, Murphy, Bob, Guilford, Jim (a mulatto), David Turner, Dad Wright, Godfrey, Betty, Black Rachel, Patty, Jule and Fannie and three feather beds and furniture, thirty cows and calves and three horses, bridles and saddles to be worth one hundred and fifty dollars each and the said property is to be equally divided between them at Green's ariving at twenty years of age, also five hundred dollars for their education.
         Fifthly:- I will and bequeath that after my just debts are paid the remaining part of my property to be equally divided between my children, namely: Nancy, Polly, Elizabeth, Green, Mark Red, and John White.
         Sixthly:- I make and constitute and appoint Willis Brazial, Thomas Mitchell and Green Wood to be my executors of this my last will and testament.
         In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal, dated in Jefferson County, and State of Georgia, this the 27th day of November, 1805. (signed) Solomon Wood.
         Signed, sealed and acknowledged before us the day and year above written, Stephen Durowzeau and John Cowart.
  • Research Note: Parallel family -- Note that in South Carolina there was an Elizabeth Woods (1745-1820), daughter of Archibald Woods and Isabella Goss, who first married a Hawkins, and later married c1761 Henry Breazeale (1740-1784), and had sons Wood(s), Henry, James & Willis Breazeale. See her 13 December 1810 will, Roane County, Tennessee.
  • Last Edited: 23 May 2014

Family 1: Henry Willis Breazeal b. say 1765, d. circa March 1810

Family 2: Eason Allen b. circa 1789