Mary Ramsey Wood


Mary Ramsey Wood


Mary Ramsey Wood seated at a table with a large book.
[Front] Mrs Mary Ramsey Wood July 16, 1907 - 120 years old [Back] Mrs. Mary Ramsey Lemons Wood Born, Knoxville, Tenn. May 20, 1787 Joined the M.E. Church in 1799 Married Jacob Lemons in 1804 Was mother of four children as follows, Mary Jane Lemons 1806-1904 Isaac Lemons 1809-1866 Mrs Nancy Lemons Bullock 1816-1868 Mrs Catherine B Smith worth Reynolds 1930 still living. Mrs. Wood moved to Alabama 1837, to Georgia in 1838. Her first husband Mr Lemons died 1839. in 1849 she moved to Missouri and in 1852 crossed plains to Oregon settling in Wash. Co. She rode a bay mare, a favorite animal which she called Martha Washington Pioneer the entire distance. Was married to John Wood 1854. Built and managed first hotel in Hillsboro. She is of English ancestry. her parents first settling in Carolinas Afterwards in Tenn. Father was a brick maker + built first house in Knoxville Tenn. Her mother died at age of 110. The day before, she walked five miles, knitting all the way, as was her custom. Mrs Wood weighs about 130 lb + is about 5ft 3in in height

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