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Hood Family Bible Records in possession of Miss Mary White, Aliceville, Alabama.
William Hood - born in Ireland May 19, 1750, died Kershaw County, South Carolina. He married about 1775 Jane Wiggins, born July 1757, died January 28, 1828. Both buried Old Bever Creek Presbyterian Church yard near Camden, South Carolina.
William Hood settled first in Lancaster County, PA. later moved to Kershaw District, South Carolina. He was a man of good repute and reared a large family of twelve children. His will is on file in Camden, South Carolina. The children were all born in South Carolina: John B. Hood (b. 11 Apr. 1776); William Hood (b. 12 Dec. 1778); Andrew Hood (b. 12 Feb, 1781); James Hood (b. 19 Feb. 1783); Sarah Hood (b. 30 Jun. 1785, d. Pickens Co., AL 25 Feb. 1867, married 22 Feb. 1810 to John Sommerville who was born in S.C. 14 Dec. 1780, d. 14 Aug. 1857 Pickens Co., AL. Both buried Old Oak Grove Presbyterian Churchyard near Aliceville, Pickens County, AL); Margaret Hood (b. 3 Nov. 1788); Jane Hood (b. 5 November 1789); Elizabeth Hood (b. 19 Mar 1792, married William Owens, he died age 52 yrs. 9 mo. 18 days); Mahala Hood (b. 19 Nov. 1794); Archibald Hood (b. 3 Apr. 1796, d. 25 Mar 1871 in Pickens Co., AL); Israel McD. Hood (b. 7 Nov. 1800); Samuel Hood (b. 8 Apr 1803, d. 22 Apr 1879)
The following persons are buried in Pickens Co., AL.: Samuel Wiggins Hood (b. SC 18 Apr 1803, d. Pickens Co., AL 22 Apr 1879) He married 1st., Eliza Jane, daughter of James Summerville of Liberty Hall, S.C. They were married 18 Feb. 1830, she was born 11 May 1807, died Pickens Co., AL Aug 1862. Married 2nd. Amanda Summerville, sister of the 1st. wife, she was born 10 Jul 1813. He married 3rd. Amanda Archibald.) Children by 1st. wife: William James Hood (died in infancy); Elizabeth Jane Hood (b. 5 Jul 1822, d. 13 Jul 1914 Pickens Co., AL. m. 22 Jun 1854 Pickens Co., AL to Thomas Jefferson Clark); Margaret A. Hood (b. 30 Apr 1836 d. 25 Jul 1852); Samuel Hood, Jr. (b. 1 Jan 1840 d. 1922, m. Mary Long, b. 1840 d. 1903. No children).
Children of Elizabeth Jane Hood and Thomas Jefferson Clark are as follows: Samuel Clark (m. Mamie Shaw, had son James); Rebecca Clark (m. William A. Hood. b. 22 Mar 1861, d. 19 Aug 1906); Jefferson B. Clark (b. 20 Sep 1868 d. 3 Sep 1906, single); Lillie Clark (m. James Windham)
Children of Lillie Clark and James Windham are listed as follows: Clara Windham (m. 1st. Sam Parker); Lillie Mae Windham (m. George Downer, they had Ida Mae Downer; Eva Maude Downer; George Downer; Laura E. Downer: William Hugh Downer; Betty Jane Downer); John Windham (m. Lulela Shelton); Laura Lee Windham (m. Span Shaw, had James and Helen Shaw.
Children of Lillie Mae Windham and George Downer are as follows: Ida Mae Downer (m. had 2 children) Eva Maude Downer (m. had 1 child) George Downer (m. Eleanor Ethridge had 2 children) Laura E. Downer; William Hugh Downer; Betty Jane Downer.