b. circa 1810
  • Father: Dave b. say 1790, d. January 1850
  • Mother: Hannah b. circa 1795
  • Stephen was born circa 1810 in Georgia.
  • He and Margaret were the parents of Frances and Cornelia.
  • 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 Sunday, 27 February 1853, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Loaded the first flat Boat with 66 Bales cotton, got everything ready for a start tomorrow morning -- Wm B. Wood Master, Jonathan Ridgeway, George Ridgeway, Mr Trimble, -- Warnica & Stephen hands."
         On 8 March, "Billy Returned home from the Boat." Then on the 22nd, "Loaded the three Boats, finished about sun set. . . . Billy & Stephen went down to the first Boat," and on 2 April, "Stephen got home from Lynch burg this evening."
  • On Monday, 27 October 1856, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "3 hands working on chimney for Stephen," and on Saturday, 1 November, "Built one chimney for Stephen & one for Big Bob."
  • On Tuesday, 30 September 1862, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Bought Stephens corn, 40 Bushels."
  • On Friday, 29 December 1865, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: "Stephen & Family Left."
  • Following emancipation, Stephen adopted the name Stephen Jones although he appears in the 1870 census as Steven Wood..
  • Stephen and Margaret appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Danville, Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Frances, Cornelia, Stephen, Margaret and William. It appears that "Mary" is actually Cornelia, and that Steven, Margaret and William are not children of Margaret & Stephen, as they are not found in any Greenwood records; perhaps they are grandchildren.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
  • Stephen and Margaret appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Montgomery County, Texas. Also in the household are granddaughters Margaret Jones (age 14) and Amy Chambers (15), whose parents are not yet known.
  • Children of Hannah and Dave born between 1810 and 1833, and of Hannah and Toby in 1838, were recorded by Green Wood.
  • Children of Margaret and Bill born between 1834 and 1843, and of Margaret and Stephen between 1846 and 1861, were recorded by Green Wood.
  • Last Edited: 25 May 2015

Family: Margaret b. circa 1817