Dr John Wills Hood

1 January 1798–30 November 1852 (Age 54)
Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Wills

When Dr John Wills Hood was born on 1 January 1798, in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States, his father, Lucas Hood, was 27 and his mother, Frances Winston Wills, was 23. He married Theodocia French in 1822, in Montgomery, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Owingsville, Bath, Kentucky, United States in 1830. He died on 30 November 1852, in Montgomery, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in French Cemetery, Camargo, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr John Wills Hood
Theodocia French
Marriage: 1822
T. James Hood
Ellen Hood
James N. Hood
Elizabeth Hood
Fanny Hood
John Bell Hood
William A Hood
Olivia Keziah Calloway Hood

Spouse and Children

Montgomery, Kentucky, United States


    T. James Hood



    Fanny Hood



    James N. Hood


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 13

Owingsville was established in 1811 and named for Thomas Dye Owings, manager of the nearby Slate Creek Iron Furnace, who donated part of the land for the town.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 20

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

Hod, a hood

Sources (3)

  • John W Hood, "United States Census, 1830"
  • John W Hood, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John W Hood in household of Jonas Hodges, "United States Census, 1850"

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