Social, Family, and Historical Relationships
History of: Wood, Reuben Bayless
Family and Social Relationships of: Wood, Reuben Bayless
Ancestor and descendent family tree of: Wood, Reuben Bayless
Paternal Grandfather: Wood, Samuel - M 1737/05/02
Paternal Grandmother: Reives, Sarah (Wood) - F 1747/10/13
Father: Wood, Thomas - M 1779/08/25
Mother: Bayless, Mary (Wood) - F 1777/10/25
Maternal Grandfather: Bayless, Reuben - M 1754/--/--
Maternal Grandmother: Lucas, Margaret - F 1751/--/--
Date of birth: 1805/01/22
Place of birth: Cumberland County , Kentucky
Date of death: 1861/12/04
Cause of death: Killed by Guerrillas during the Civil War.
Place of death: Clinton County, Kentucky
Place interred: Irwin Cem. Clinton County Kentucky
Spouse: Gibbons, Elizabeth (Wood) - F 1803/01/22 - 1828/02/03 to --00/--/-- -
Primary profession or occupation:
Reuben Wood was murdered by the Confederate Gorilla, Champ Ferguson who
killed over 100 men because he perceived them as enemies because they had
chosen to side with the North (President Lincoln) during the Civil War. Reuben
was the great uncle of Mary (Ewing) Booher who told this story many times to
her children. Champ Ferguson was hanged in Nashville after being tried for
the murder of 23 people of whom Reuben Wood was no. 5 in the indictment. Book
about it was "Champ Ferguson, A Confederate Gorilla"
The killing of Reuben Wood
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