b. March 1834
  • Father: Guilford b. circa 1794, d. between September 1867 and June 1870
  • Mother: Leah b. circa 1808
  • Guilford was born in March 1834 in Montgomery County, Alabama, at Greenwood plantation.
  • He was known as Little Guilford.
  • Promissory Note from Green Wood to Bolling Hall, dated 5 January 1850
         Notation across text of the second page, “Cancelled, Bolling Hall, February 16th, 1855
         State of Alabama, Montgomery County (Deed Book Vol. N, pages 382-383)
         Whereas I am indebted to the Estate of the late Doctor Thomas Brown in the sum of Thirty Eight Thousand five hundred and fifty four Dollars and thirty nine cents and to secure the evidence and payment thereof have executed to Bolling Hall Executor of the last will and testament of said Thomas Brown a note of which the following is a copy – “$38,554.39. Twelve months after date, I promise to pay Bolling Hall executor of the Estate of Thomas Brown Dec’d or bearer Thirty Eight Thousand five hundred and fifty four Dollars and thirty nine cents for value received with interest from date – January 5th 1850. “Green Wood.”
         Now, therefore, know all men by these Presents, that I Green Wood, for and in consideration of the premises, and to secure the payment of said sum of money in said note mentioned and also in consideration of the sum of One Dollar to me in hand paid by Bolling Hall at and before the Sealing and delivery of these Presents, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, have bargained, sold and conveyed, and do by these Presents, bargain, sell and convey unto the said Bolling Hall the following named negroes slaves viz. Neptune & wife Pleasant and her two children Richmond & Butler; Henry and wife Crecy and her five children, Andrew, Sarah, Charles, Sandy and Mahala; Ned, Sylvy, Bill, Stephen, Turner, Warren, Granville; Little Bob and wife Eliza and their three children, Frank, Aleck and an infant not recollected, but believed to be Montgomery. Peter and his wife Darcas and her two children Dilsey and Charity, Peter Quarles, Ben, Hansel, Dave and wife Clarisa; Little Sam and Wife Fereby and her three children Beverly, Alfred and an infant name not recollected [Elbert]; Big Sam and wife Caroline; Jenny and her child Joe, John, Tom; Edmond and wife Ailsey; Maria and her two children Ann and Cass; Mary and her children Jerry, Morris, Sue, Rhoda, Wesley and Jane; Old Bill and wife Margaret and her children Len, Amanda, Harriet, Rose, Smith and an infant name not recollected [Frances]; Big Bob and wife Kizzy and her six children, Matilda, Ben, King, Lucey, Augustus and Cummings; Leah and her nine children Jim, Little Guilford, Archy, Chloe, Abraham, Satan, Jefferson, Dallas and Patsy, and Flora, a child of Patsey; Toby and Hannah and her children Ephraim, Rachel, and two other small children names not recollected; Daniel Adam and wife Caroline and her two children not recollecting their names [Mary and Thornton], and also her children Charles, Adam, Daniel and Oliver; And also another woman Letty. To have and to hold the above bargained and sold negroes to the said Bolling Hall, his executors, Administrators and assigns, Provided always and these presents and this Sale and Conveyance are upon the express condition, not if I the said Green Wood shall pay or cause to be paid and discharged the above mentioned debt with interest at Maturity of said note according to its tenor and effect, then this deed of conveyance and all and every interest title and estate in and to the above named negroes, Shall cease, determine, and be utterly null and void; but otherwise shall remain in full force and virtue. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and affixed my seal this the fifth day of January One Thousand Eight hundred and fifty. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of J. A. Elmore & W. Garrett. Green Wood [seal].
         The State of Alabama, City & County of Montgomery
         Personally appeared before me William Garrett, a commissioner duly commissioned & qualified a Commissioner to take proofs & acknowledgements of Deeds etc. executed in the State of Alabama, to be read or recorded in the State of Texas: Green Wood, the maker of the foregoing Deed to Bolling Hall, Executor etc. and executed the same by signing, sealing and delivering the same in my presence, on the same day that it bears date – given under my hand and seal this fifth day of January AD 1850. W. Garrett [seal], Commissioner.
  • On 27 May 1851, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "L. Guilford got sick this morning, stoped one plow."
  • Peter and Rachel and her children Lucky, Toby, Emma, Dave and Wilson, and Little Guilford, son of Guilford and Leah, were given by Green Wood into the care of his son William Barnes Wood on 15 December 1856. Likely Little Guilford made the move because of his relationship with Dilcey of Billy's household.
  • Following emancipation, Guilford adopted the name Gip Gilford.
  • On the voter registration list for Montgomery County, Danville Precinct, dated 7 August 1867: Arch Gilford, Gip Gilford, Tom Wood, Campbell Wood, and Douglas McQueen Campbell and Edmund Powell.
  • He married Dilcey on 14 September 1867, with John E. George, JP, officiating.
  • Guilford and Dilcey appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Walker County, Texas, enumerated near Gip's sister Cloe and near Green Wood's grandson Solomon William.. Other members of the household included Cokley, Cherry, Clarissa Gilford and Maria Gilford.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1800 census.
  • Guilford and Dilcey appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included Maria Gilford, Calvin Jones, Jane Jones, Cokley Jones and Cherry.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1900 census.
  • Children of Guilford and Leah born between 1825 and 1853, were recorded by Green Wood.
  • Last Edited: 25 Oct 2015

Family: Dilcey b. August 1837