Jonathan Woody

This information is contributed by Michael A. Woody

Jonathan WOODY B ca 15 June 1756 in Surry Co., NC. According to his Military History (File # S17211, NC. Rev. War). D 10 DEC 1847 in Wapello Co., Iowa at the home of his son William B. WOODY at Dahlonega, Iowa. Had moved there ca 1845 after the death of his wife in Dahlonega, Ga. Married Mary Lovell in SC. (listed in the 1790 Census in Greenville Co., SC. They had 8 children; 1. William Berry 2. James 3. John 4. Stephen 5. Letticia After the Rev. War he moved to South Carolina and then to Georgia where he raised his family and lived most of his life. It is said at the age of about 90 he rode a horse to Dahlonega, Iowa. A tough old man. Said to likely be the only Rev. War Veteran buried in Iowa. The Dahlonega Cemetery at Wapello Co., Iowa is now abandoned although a few people who have family members buried there try to keep it up.

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