Wade Netherland Woodson
Mary Elizabeth Josepha Harris
m: on 28 Feb 1792, in Powhatan Co, VA
John &Obedience(Turpin) Harris
John &Ursula(Jordan) Harris
Thomas &Mary(Jefferson) Turpin
b: Abt 1761
d: 22 May 1812 Powhatan Co, VA
Alice "Alcy" Cheek
m: on 11 Nov 1813,
in Knox Co, KY
James &Patty(Estes) Cheek
b: 16 Jan 1786
Governor of Missouri 1872-1874
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Glenn E. Perry
Mary Jane McRoberts, b. October 16, 1828 (d/o Sarah Gilbert [b. January 25,
Woodson first studied medicine but then changed to law. He was a leading
Woodson was a member of the KY legislature twice. He was first elected in
In Barbourville, Woodson shared an office with Samuel Miller, who at first
were generously provided to us by their great-granddaughter
Mary (Hosea) Rimlinger
THANKS, CUZ MARY, FOR SHARING!
Mary states that ..........
". . . as governor of MO, Silas Woodson did pursue the outlaw,
Jesse Woodson James. The Woodson and James families were neighbors
back in Virginia but were not related."
"Barbourville [KY] Mountain Advocate"
November 5, 1948, p.10
-by W. S. Hudson
Last week the old Woodson homestead, a few miles out on route 25 south, was bought
from the heirs by Jim Mills, of Bimble. This deal passed almost unnoticed by most
people hereabouts, but to some who've made a study of our early history it brought
thoughts of the pioneers trudging along the earliest path into Kentucky; of an old
army outpost, and raiding Indians; a kilted Scotsman, musket in arms, tramping over
the newly-acquired acres and inspecting with pride his newly built log home.
It was here about the year 1798 that Alex Stewart, a titled Scotsman, erected one of
Knox county's earliest homes. He was an ancester of some of the Stewarts now living
in the county. Within a few hundred yards of the edifice was Middleton stockade, an army
outpost where travelers could safely spend the night free of fear from roving Indians.
One of the early Woodsons who came into this section about 1812 married
a daughter of [actually a granddaughter of] Alex Stewart
and in time acquired the title to the land and house.
About seventy years ago the original house was dismantled, and from its remains the
present Woodson home was built, in large part. The original foundations and the
heavy beams are in the newer house and an interesting relic of pioneer days is a
rocking chair in which old Alec probably took his ease at the end of the busy day.
It is related that the old Scotsman was buried in his full kilts regalia.
The burial ground shows a number of ancient headstones and dates.
The Woodsons took a prominent part in the early history of this section. One member
of the family, Silas, emigrated to Missouri, where he was elected Governor.
Father of the present generation, W.S. Woodson, remembered by old timers, was for
many years Democratic leader of the county and running under that party's device
was elected and served for 12 years as county superintendent of schools.
Wade Woodson, present occupant and last of the family in Knox County,
plans to remove to Cincinnati for the time being. Of the other children,
Jack and Harry call Sioux City, Iowa, thier home; Will lives in Chicago;
Lucille (Mrs. Witherspoon) and Bertie (Mrs. Corwin) live in Cincinnati,
while Dora (Mrs. Fielding Moore) resides in Asheville, N.C.
Song now playing is
"The Missouri Waltz"
The Official State Song of Missouri
Midi provided by
Grandpa Schober's Midi Files
Lyrics written by James Royce Shannon:
Hush-a-bye, ma baby, slumber time is comin' soon;
Rest yo' head upon my breast, while mommy hums a tune;
The sandman is callin', where shadows are fallin',
While the soft breezes sigh as in days long gone by.
Way down in Missouri where I heard this melody,
Strum, strum, strum, strum, strum,
Hear that mournful melody,
Hush a-bye, my baby, go to sleep on Mommy's knee,
Way down in Missouri where I learned this lullaby,
of the overall
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