Wilson, Thomas, 1765-1826.

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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)

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associatedWith Archibald Woods. person
associatedWith Baker family, family
associatedWith Barber, Levi. 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 Lee, Henry, 1756-1818 person
associatedWith Morgan family, family
associatedWith Pindall, James, 1783 (ca.)-1825. person
associatedWith Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857 person
associatedWith Sheffey, Daniel, 1770-1830 person
associatedWith Tyler, John, 1790-1862 person
associatedWith Wilson, Edgar Campbell, 1800-1860 person
associatedWith Wilson, George Washington, b. 1807 person
associatedWith Woods, Archibald, 1764-1846. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Cumberland Road.
Wheeling (W.Va.)
Saint Louis (Mo.)
Monroe County (Ohio)
Ohio County (W. Va.)
Northwest, Old
Belmont County (Ohio)
Woodsfield (Ohio)
Banks and banking
Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794


Birth 1765

Death 1826

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