Query: Hood

 I am wondering if you can help to direct me in my research for my grandfather’s family.  I have census records for 1920, 1930 and 1940 for Henry Lawrence Hood in Wood County.  But I cannot find them listed anywhere as yet in the 1910 census.  There should be Henry Lawrence Hood, Winnie Lee Hood, Milton Charley Hood (born 1907) and Juanita Geneva Hood (born 1909).  I have searched page by page throughout Wood County, Hopkins County, Camp County and parts of a couple of other surrounding counties.  I am under the impression that they had always been in Wood County but I expanded the search when I couldn’t find them there in 1910.  My grandparents were married in 1905, I believe in Wood county.  I have not been able to find him in any census before 1920.  I have genealogy history from another part of the Hood line who states that Henry’s father was Berry Hood (or William Berry Hood) but I haven’t been able to personally confirm that as yet.  I found W B Hood in the 1880 Wood County census as a widower with 3 children older than my grandfather who was not born until 1885.  I have been told that his mother was Berry’s second wife, Lillian Johnson, but I cannot find anything on that except a Texas marriage record (not a certificate, just a record) between W B Wood and Lilian or Lillian Johnson so I am not certain of this being accurate for my family.  My cousin believes that our grandfather was adopted, which could have been the case, I don’t know.  It is unfortunate also that we do not have the 1890 census, as that would have been the first one my grandfather would have appeared in as a 5 year old child.
All of this long explanation is to ask, what records are available through the Quitman Library that might help me in this search?  Would there be any chance of having adoption records?  Are there tax records, property records, school or church records, etc. that I can research?

I seem to have hit a brick wall on that part of my research.  Thanks for a reply.  adroptini@gt.rr.com

3 Responses

  1. Hello: I will try to check on this on a Tuesday, whenever the library opens, I have been out of town.

  2. Dorothy, I appreciate your help.

  3. Dorothy, have you had a chance to look into any this information for me? I have not been able to get back in that area but maybe I can pretty soon. I live in Beaumont, TX. Thanks, Jan

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