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Re: Please Help Me Find POW- William J. Hood

First a good place to get info is to order his service record from the banner athe top of the page. Unabashed plug for the advertisement because it helps support this forum.

Next I've got him born 23 Jan 1826 in Tennessee.

Wife is Clarissa Matilda JONES
Birth: 1 JUL 1833 in Kentucky
Death: 6 MAR 1910 in Fairland, Ottawa County, Oklahoma
Burial: Hickory Grove Cemetary, Fairland, Ottawa Co, Oklahoma

Father: Thomas T. JONES b: 26 OCT 1791 in Virginia
Mother: Mary Polly Hughes DILLINGHAM b: 1792 in Greenville County, South Carolina

Marriage 1 William Jones HOOD b: 23 JAN 1826 in Tennessee
Married: 31 AUG 1849 in Turnback, Lawrence County, Missouri

Sarah J. HOOD b: 12 JUN 1850 in Missouri
William Duncan HOOD b: 10 FEB 1852 in Missouri
Mary Elizabeth HOOD b: 25 DEC 1853
John Wesley HOOD b: 12 JAN 1856 in Missouri
Clarissa Matilda HOOD b: 14 JUN 1857
Amos Lafayette HOOD b: 9 FEB 1859 in Hickory County, Missouri
Elizy Rebecca HOOD b: 23 FEB 1861
Lee HOOD b: 16 MAY 1864

Interestingly he and wife and Sarah J all managed to be counted twice in the 1850 Census in Polk Twsp, Greene Co. Missouri on 18th Sept 1850 and then again on the 24th of Sept 1850 by 2 different enumerators.

1860 -
Name: Wm J Hood
Age in 1860: 33
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Turnback, Lawrence, Missouri
Gender: Male
Post Office: Chesapeake

Wm J Hood 33, TN - farmer
C M Hood 27 [Clarissa], KY
Sarah A Hood 10, MO
Wm D Hood 9, MO
Mary E Hood 6, MO

A picture of W J Hood's wife Matelda Clarrisa Jones is here

John W Hood 5, MO
Clarissa M Hood 3, MO [1857]
Amos L Hood 1, MO

1870 -
Name: Clericy m Hood [aka = Clarissa]
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Age in 1870: 35
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Tyler, Hickory, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Elkton

Clericy m Hood 35, KY - appears to be a widow
Sarah J Hood 19, MO
William D Hood 18, MO - works on farm [1852]
Mary E Hood 16, MO
John W Hood 14, MO - works on farm [1856]
Clericy m Hood 13, MO [Clarissa]
Amos L Hood 11, MO [1859]
Eliza R Hood 9, MO [1861]

Obit for son John Wesley describes father's name as "Jones Hood"

HOOD, John Wesley
b: Jan 12 1856, Lawrence Co, MO
d: Jun 27 1934, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
bur: Jun 29 1934 Englewood Cemetery HI-HY, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
arr: Wilkinson Funeral Home, Clinton, MO (Historical)
Clinton, MO - John Wesley Hood of Shawnee Mound has made the great adventure. After a long illness with heart trouble and complications, he left earthly friends and environments Wednesday, June 27, at 9:30 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charlie Cleek, 205 North Carter street, Clinton, who moved him to her home a few weeks previous that he might have better medical attention and be cared for by his son, Charlie. Mr. Hood, the son of Matilda and Jones Hood, was born in Lawrence County, Missouri, January 12, 1856. He was united in marriage August 10, 1879, to Miss Delilah Frances Yandall, who was born and reared near Shawnee Mound, where, with the exception of a few years in Clinton, they have ever since made their home. There were born to this union two daughters, Mrs. Wesley Ford, Chilhowee, and Mrs. Charline Cleek of Clinton, and two sons, Charlie Hood of Clinton, and Sherman Hood, near Chilhowee. Besides the widow, Mrs. Delilah Hood, and four children, Mr. Hood had 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild, and an aged sister, Mrs. Joe Upton of Hillsdale, Kans. Mr. Hood was a member of the Presbyterian church at Shawnee Mound, having been converted early in life. He loved the great outdoors and was a hard working man. The past year during his declining health, his ambition to work was far in excess of his physical strength. Had he striven less he might have lived longer. He was a faithful husband, a devoted father and a good neighbor and his many friends will sorrow with the family in the loss of their dear one. The funeral was held at the Wilkinson Funeral Chapel on Friday. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery.

I've not found a burial record or POW record for him at this point, but at least we know where he came from.
John R.

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