Sheffey, Daniel, 1770-1830

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A Federalist, Woods served in the Virginia House of Delegates and was a member of the Virginia Convention of 1788. He briefly served in the Revolutionary War and later was an officer of the Virginia militia, attaining the rank of colonel before resigning in 1816. Woods was president and a director of the North Western Bank of Virginia. He owned a flour mill, traded whiskey and leased out land. One of the founders of Woodsfield, Ohio, Woods was a land speculator in the military warrant land in the Northwest Territory and bought public land in Ohio and Indiana in addition to having extensive holdings in West Virginia. He was also either a principal or involved in some way with lawsuits to either settle land disputes or to collect money. He promoted the building the Cumberland Road which passed through Wheeling.

From the guide to the Archibald Woods Papers, 1777-1893, 1783-1846., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Daniel Sheffey (1770-1830) was a lawyer and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1800 to 1804 and 1822 and 1823, and served in the State Senate from 1804 to 1808.

From the description of Papers, 1793-1836. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 56999348

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Beverley, Robert, 1769-1843. Papers of Robert Beverley [manuscript], 1809-1831. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Beverley, Robert, 1769-1843. Papers of Robert Beverley, 1783-1831. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Archibald Woods Papers, 1777-1893, 1783-1846. Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf Sheffey, Daniel, 1770-1830. Papers, 1793-1836. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Woods, Archibald, 1764-1846. Papers, 1777-1893, 1783-1846. William & Mary Libraries
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Relation Name
associatedWith Archibald Woods. person
associatedWith Baker family, family
associatedWith Barber, Levi. person
associatedWith Beverley, Robert, 1769-1843. person
associatedWith Call, Daniel, 1765 (ca.)-1840. person
associatedWith Daniel Call person
associatedWith Doddridge, Philip, 1773-1832 person
associatedWith Johnson, Chapman, 1779-1849 person
associatedWith King, William, 1769-1808 person
associatedWith Lee, Henry, 1756-1818 person
associatedWith Morgan family, family
associatedWith Pindall, James, 1783 (ca.)-1825. person
associatedWith Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857 person
associatedWith Tyler, John, 1790-1862 person
associatedWith Wilson, Edgar Campbell, 1800-1860 person
associatedWith Wilson, George Washington, b. 1807 person
associatedWith Wilson, Thomas, 1765-1826 person
associatedWith Woods, Archibald, 1764-1846. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Northwest, Old
Woodsfield (Ohio)
Wheeling (W.Va.)
Belmont County (Ohio)
Staunton (Va.)
Cumberland Road.
Monroe County (Ohio)
Ohio County (W. Va.)
Saint Louis (Mo.)
Executors and administrators
Banks and banking
Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794


Birth 1770

Death 1830-12-03



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