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  • ID: P28333
  • Burial: Aft 20 May 1920 Shiloh United Baptist Church Cemetery, near Attalla, Etowah, Alabama
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 20 May 1920 in Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama
  • Name: John Smith Hood
  • Birth: 2 May 1849 in Cherokee County, Georgia 1 2
  • Note:
    "When John Smith moved to Alabama, he brought his hound dog with him. (Hood men enjoyed hunting.) The dog began to cause trouble by killing neighbors' sheep. He didn't want trouble with neighbors, so he promised to shoot his dog. John S. loved his hound and let it stay under his house that night. Since John S. was a man of his word, he went out the next morning and shot it."

    "John Smith Hood married Georgia Ann Wilcox, daughter of George H. Wilcox and Rebecca Priest, in Cherokee County, Georgia; 8 September 1872 (Mar. Bk. E, p.75). Her father was a Confederate War veteran, who farmed until his sons were grown. Then he ran a railroad. It was in Cherokee County that John's and Georgia Ann's first child was born. They named him George Marion Hood for John's brother and Rebecca's father."

    "Georgia Ann told her daughter-in-law, Rhoda Hood, that she was full Indian from three generations back. Rhoda said Georgia Ann had lovely black eyes and hair, high cheekbones and forehead."

    He might have been the John Hood of Cherokee Co., GA, who served in the Civil War. Could have served in one of the following:

    3rd Cavalry Regiment was organized by Colonel M. J. Crawford and mustered into Confederate service at Athens, Georgia, during the early summer of 1862. Some of the men were from Rabun, Whitfield, and Cherokee counties. It fought in Kentucky with General Wheeler, but at New Haven most of the unit was captured. A detachment saw action at Murfreesboro and after those captured were exchanged, the command was assigned to J.J. Morrison's, C.C. Crews', and Iverson's Brigade. It participated in the campaigns of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Atlanta, was involved in Northern Alabama and Georgia, and in 1865 participated in various conflicts in the Carolinas. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Their field officers were Colonels Martin J. Crawford, Richard E. Kennon, and Robert Thompson; Lieutenant Colonel James T. Thornton; and Majors Daniel F. Booton and Hiram H. Johnson.

    23rd Infantry Regiment, organized at Big Shanty, Georgia, in September, 1861, contained men from Bartow, Henderson, Floyd, Pickens, and Cherokee counties. It moved to Tennessee, then was sent to Virginia and assigned to the Department of the Peninsula. In April, 1862, it totalled 370 effectives and during the war served under Generals Rains and Colquitt. The 23rd participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Chancellorsville, where more than 275 men were captured. It then was ordered to Charleston, South Carolina, and later Florida. After fighting at Olustee the unit returned to Virginia, took part in the conflicts at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor, and endured the battles and hardships of the Petersburg siege. It lost 4 killed and 56 wounded at Gaines' Mill and Malvern Hill, had 14 killed and 64 wounded in the Maryland Campaign, and 2 killed, 66 wounded, and 2 missing at Olustee. During 1865 it was active in North Carolina and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field officers were Colonels Marcus R. Ballenger, W.P. Barclay, Emory F. Best, James H. Huggins, and Thomas Hutcherson; Lieutenant Colonel John J.A. Sharp; and Major William J. Boston.

    28th Infantry Regiment, organized at Big Shanty, Georgia, during July and August, 1861, recruited its members in Irwin, Sumter, Washington, Crawford, Cherokee, Stewart, Toombs, Jefferson, and Emanuel. Ordered to Virginia the unit contained 518 effectives in April, 1862, and served in General Featherston's and Colquitt's Brigade. It participated in the various campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Chancellorsville, then moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and later Florida where it fought at Olustee. Sent back to Virginia, it was active at Drewry's Bluff , Cold Harbor , and the Petersburg trenches north of the James River. Of the 371 engaged at Seven Pines , the unit lost thirty-two percent. It reported 73 casualties during the Maryland Campaign, 34 at Chancellorsville, and 95 at Olustee. In 1865 the regiment saw action in North Carolina and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. The field commanders were Colonels Tully Graybill and T.J. Warthen; Lieutenant Colonels James G. Cain, William P. Crawford, and George A. Hall; and Major James W. Banning.

    - FROM RESEARCH NOTES OF MS. MARYANN CAVENDER HOOD, provided by her son, Dr. Joseph M. Hood

    1900 Record
    Name: John Smith HOOD
    Gender: male
    Birth Year:1849
    Spouse Name: Georgia Ann WILCOX
    Spouse Birth Place: Georgia
    Spouse Birth Year:1858
    Marriage Year:1871
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  • Title: John Smith Hood (1849 - 1920)

    Marriage 1 Georgia Ann Wilcox b: 31 Dec 1857 in Cherokee County, Georgia
    • Married: 8 Sep 1872 in Cherokee County, Georgia
    1. Has Children Mary Hood b: 1901 in Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama

    1. Title: 1860 US Census

      Page: Cherokee County, Alabama
      Text: 1860 US Census Name: John HOOD Age in 1860:15 Birthplace: Georgia Home in 1860: Cherokee, County (District 1), Alabama Gender: Male Head of Household: Stephen R. HOOD Post Office: Kings Hill
    2. Title: 1920 US Census

      Page: Fairview, Etowah, Alabama
      Text: 1920 US Census Name: John S. HOOD Age: 70 years Estimated birth year:1850 Birthplace: Georgia Race: White Home in 1920: Fairview, Etowah County, Alabama, Household #232/241. (Son's Household). Sex: Male Marital status: Widow Relation to Head of House: Father Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina Father's Birth Place: South Carolina
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