1925 Biography - James Hood

James Hood came to this county from Tennessee about the time of the Civil War. He was a native of North Carolina and married Mary Buie. He settled near Mt. Pisgah neighborhood. Their children were Robert (2), Daniel (2), Washington (2), Gilford (2), Nelson (2), Samuel and Elizabeth (2), Sarah (2), Isabelle (3), Telitha (2). Robert (2) married Amanda Ferguson, they had Ann (3), Frank (3), Mary (3), John (3). Ann (3) married M. M. Wilkerson, children Charles (4), Cora (4), Frank (4), Mary (4), Nellie (4), James (4). Frank (3) married Zora (see Bridges). Mary (3) married George Jones, children Herbert (4), Maud (4), Edna (4). Maud (4) married Paul (see Phelps). Daniel (2) married Margaret Davis, they had Charles (3), who is our present Coroner; William (3), Hillery (3), Washington (2) married Martha Sexton, they had Jennie (3) who married John Martin. He married second Victoria Maxey, children Fred (3), Harry (3). Fred (3) married Blanch Boyt of Mound City, where they reside. Harry married Tate Dougherty. He served Alexander County as Judge. Gilford (2) was a soldier of the Civil War. He married first Amanda Niblock, they had Lily, who married J. C. Kearney; he married second Adaline (see Whittenberg). Mathew (2) married Kate Adams, children John (3), Ester (3), Ellen (3), Florence (3). Samuel (2) married Caroline Jones, children Gussie (3), George (3). Ella (3), Laura (3), Josey (3), Frank (3), James (3). Elizabeth (2) married William Lowery. Nelson (2) never married. Sarah (2) married Jesse Fain. Isabelle (2) married Edward Dooley. Telitha (2) married James Furguson, children Matildah (3), Dona (3), James (3), John (3). Robert Hood (2) lived to be ninety-one years old, farmed in the south western part of the county all his life. He was a Mason, I. O. O. F. and a republican.

Extracted 06 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, pages 394-395.

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