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Bartholomew Wood – Patriot, Pioneer, Frontiersman, Farmer, Tavern Keeper

Anytime one hears the name ‘Pioneer’ cemetery it should be visited!  And the same can be said for the Pioneer Cemetery in Hopkinsville in Christian County.  A small park where many of the original citizens of Christian County are buried, it is nicely maintained and contains lots of history in one small area.  Today I would like to concentrate on Bartholomew and Martha Wood and their family.

This pioneer graveyard was used from 1812 to 1858.  Within this enclosure are buried 185 named persons, and many more unknown, all early settlers of Christian County.  The land for this cemetery was donated in 1812 by Bartholomew Wood, the first settler in Hopkinsvile.  He also donated land and timber for the first public buildings 1797.  He died in 1827 and was buried here.

Bartholomew Wood was the town founder – in 1796, frontiersman, a farmer, a tavern keeper in the town of Hopkinsville.  The Christian County Court House was built in 1797 upon land supplied by Bartholomew and with his lumber.  The town was originally known as Elizabeth in 1799, but was later changed to Hopkinsville in 1804.  Bartholomew Wood died here November 26, 1827.

A soldier in in the South Carolina Militia during the war, Bartholomew Wood was part of Colonel Robertson’s Regiment in 1779.

Martha Ann was the wife of Bartholomew Wood.  She was born in Virginia June 27, 1763, married in Jonesborough, North Carolina (now Tennessee) July 20, 1780, and died at Hopkinsville, Kentucky, November 9, 1846, outliving her husband by almost twenty years.

Children of Bartholomew and Martha Ann Wood were Elizabeth Wood Douglass, Mary (Polly) Wood Gist, Sarah (Sally) Wood Cornelius, Temperance (Tempy) Wood Roberts, Patsy Wood Millholland, Bartholomew T. Wood, Carter T. Wood, Curtis Davenport Wood, William J. Wood, Letitia Charlotte Wood and Hardin J. Wood.

Revolutionary War Veterans – Green County

Revolutionary War Veterans

Green County, Kentucky

Andrew Barnet was a Private in the South Carolina Militia.  Andrew entered the service in the year 1776, under the command of Captain Dunlap and in the Regiment under the command of Colonel Gadson.  He marched to Charlestown and he served for a tour of two months.  He also served in the company of Colonel Marshall in the year 1779.  In 1780, he served in the company of Captain Caldwell and in the regiment under the command of Colonel Locke.  He served in the Battle of Ramsours Mills, North Carolina.  He returned to South Carolina and he joined the army under the command of General Sumptner in the summer of 1780.  Andrew lived in Camden District, South Carolina.  He moved to Green County, Kentucky, after the war.  Andrew was born November 23, 1761, in South Carolina.

James Bibb was a Private in the Virginia Line.  James entered the service in 1777 in Goochland County, Virginia.  He served in the company under the command of Captain Richard Bibb, under the command of 1st Lieutenant Walter Johnson, under the command of 2nd Lieutenant James Ware, and Ensign Obadiah Smith, and in the brigade under the command of General Alexander Nelson.  James marched to Williamsburg Courthouse.  James moved from Virginia to Barren County, Kentucky, and then to Green County.  James was born in Loudoun County, Virginia.

John Dicken was a Spy in the Virginia Line.  John entered the service December 1, 1778, in Culpeper County, Virginia.  He served in the command of Captain Gabriel Slaughter and he aided in guarding the barracks in Albemarle County, Virginia.  In 1780, he volunteered to serve under the command of Captain Richard Yancy, and in the regiment under the command of General Stephens.  John served in the capacity of a spy under the command of Colonel Cox.  In 1787, John moved to Green County, Kentucky.  He was born April 16, 1759, in Culpeper County, Virginia, on the Roberson River.  John married Mary Cook January 17, 1825.  He died June 13, 1841, in Green County, Kentucky.