Since I missed my January 2013 deadline, I figured I would do another post about the The Expanded History and Genealogy of the Descendants of Abinah Wood and Susannah Humphreys. You can find the original post here. (That will open in a new window)
I am now working towards a print deadline of June 2013, as many factors have made the January 2013 deadline difficult.
Currently, I have biographies written on each of the fourteen children of Abinah and Susannah, as well as some biographies on their descendants as I get them in. I have also done most of the research on each branch of the descendants, and while some branches are still lacking, I have run up against brick walls.
|Some of the Wood descendants|
There is still much to do. I am working on gathering information for biographies on as many of the descendants as possible. There is also the problem of every time I get data formatted and start organizing book pages, I find new info that I want included.
There are still the family squabbles and general nitpicking of data, and also a reluctance on the parts of some to send me information when asked, but then send me emails arguing that I have wrong info because they have the data I need. There is still the headache of trying to be diplomatic when info doesn't mesh and I have to make a decision on what gets included and how. And then there's the waiting around for information, as this is not a full time job for any of the family members I work with, including myself, as I work one full time and one part time job. Genealogy and book writing are tiring tasks at times, and this is one that will be richly rewarded in having a book that future generations can enjoy.
|Words I try to live by while working on this project.|
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If you are wondering what surnames I am looking for in this project, here are just a few in the tree:
AREHART, AINSWORTH, BAIRD, BOZIC, BYERS, CABLE, ESPLEN, FOWKES, GEHLMAN, GILMORE, GREENE, HUNTER, JORDAN, LOCKE, LINDSEY, LYNCH, MARMEE, MILLER, MCDAVID, MCGINNISS (and its various variants), NICHOLS, QUINTER, SCHAFFER, SMITH, STRICKLER, TATEM, VANDEN BOSCHE, and of course WOOD.
If you think you might be a part of this family, there is a group that was started years ago on Yahoo! Groups called The Abinah Wood Descendants. The purpose of the group is the promotion of any and all discussion regarding the couple and any of their descendants. This group has been a big help to me and to those who have joined it.
And as always, if anyone has info they would love to share with me, contact me! The deadline for getting information in for the book is May 1, but if you read this after that deadline, I can still add it to my family tree database and our family tree website online at The Genealogical History of The Wood, Waldspurger, Kolek, Davis and Extended Families.
Again, Charles Wesley Chapman Wood, who is listed in the book, was my paternal great-grandfather.