Joseph Robert Woods
- Born: 12 Aug 1863, Catawba, Roanoke Co., Virginia (Indian Camp Farm)
- Marriage: Mary Leslie Shield Hubbert on 15 Nov 1894 in Salem, Roanoke Co., VA.
- Died: 12 Apr 1915, Salem, Roanoke Co., VA. at age 51
- Buried: East Hill Cemetery, Salem, VA Div 3 / Section 11
Cause of his death was He died of mastoiditis.
The 1880 Federal Census for Catawba, Roanoke Co., Virginia, District 61, page 512A records Joseph R. Woods (16 - VA) living with his parents Wm (63 - VA/VA/VA) and Sarah Jane (55 - VA/VA/VA) Woods and siblings John Wm (21), Ammon (19), Annie L. (14), James P. (12), and Asker W. (9). William is a farmer but the record appears to indicate a liver ailment.
The 1870 Federal Census for Catawba, Roanoke Co., Virginia, Salem P. O., page 512A records Joseph Woods (6 - VA) living with his parents William (53 - VA) and Sarah [Jane] (45 - VA) Woods and siblings John (11), Ammin (9), Annie (4), and James (2), and Asker W. (9). Also in the household is Absolom (Abraham?) Woods (70 - VA). William is a farmer with real estate valued at $2,000 and a personal estate valued at $3,000 while Absolom real estate valued at $8,000.
JOSEPH ROBERT WOODS (WILLIAM, JOHN, ARCHIBALD) was born August 12, 1863 in Indian Camp (their homestead), Virginia Rte 225, and died 1916. He died of mastoiditis.
Roanoke Co. Deed Book 15 page 104 1895; Joseph R. Woods buys the dower right of Sarah Jane, his mother dec., wife of William Woods. 254 1/2 A includes home place for $2500 from James P. Woods, his brother. He also buys interest of other heirs of William Woods for $1340. (James P. Woods, Jr. says, "thus for $3840, Joe owns about 500 A "Indian camp." In the early 1900's he sold it to E. Y. Moorehead for $12,000 and moved to Salem, Virginia and opened a hardware store." Son R. D. Moorehead and his sister lived there in 1976) Source: Mrs. Charles G. Drake
Children of Joseph Robert Woods are:
i. Amine Eldora Woods [She died in the Flu Epidemic just after graduation from Elizabeth College.]
ii. Beatrice Hubbert Woods
iii.William Harvey Woods
iv. Lynn M. Woods
Joseph Robert Woods [Maintained by Frank Greenbaum]
Birth: Aug. 12, 1863 Catawba (Roanoke County), Roanoke County, VA
Death: Apr. 12, 1915 Salem City, VA
One of 12 children, he was raised as a farmer in Catawba, Virginia. "[His] father died in June 1882 intestate with his estate somewhat but not heavily indebted. About 2000 acres of mountain land he owned was sold to pay the indebtedness and "Indian camp" was partitioned, after cutting off the dower, 252 acres, with the home to [his] mother, among the eleven [remaining] heirs of his father... Joe finally bought out all the shares and later the dower, and then owned 'Indian Camp' as [his] father had owned it \emdash about 470 acres with 100 acres additional in Mason's Cove, and the 'Beckner Place' of 50 acres in the Gap. When he decided to move his family to Salem, he sold the whole for $12,000 \emdash very cheap.
Joe was very timid, though very firm in holding to his opinions maturely formed and, usually correctly. He enjoyed to the upmost the confidence of his business associates.
Joe spent one year at V.P.I. and later attended the Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio. As a young man he taught country school for one or two sessions and was a Catawba District school trustee, as well as being a Roanoke county surveyor for a number of years." (written by his brother, James P. Woods, circa August 1943).
He married Mary Leslie Shields Hubbert on November 15, 1894 and together they had 4 children.
In the early 1900s, Joe moved his family to Salem and opened Woods Hardware Company, operating it for many years before his death in 1915 from mastoiditis. The business was sold after his death to Brown's Hardware Co. in August of 1918.
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Farmer (1900) / Hardware Merchant (1910).
Joseph married Mary Leslie Shield Hubbert on 15 Nov 1894 in Salem, Roanoke Co., VA. (Mary Leslie Shield Hubbert was born on 10 Dec 1874 in Roanoke Co., Virginia, died on 12 Feb 1936 in Salem, Roanoke Co., VA. and was buried in East Hill Cemetery, Salem, VA Div 3 / Section 11.) The cause of her death was Stomach Cancer.
The marriage certificate at the Roanoke County Court House in Salem, VA records the marriage of 31 year old Joseph R. Woods to 20 year old Leslie Shields Hubbert on November 15, 1894. The Certificate was taken out on Nov. 13, 1894.
Joseph's parents are William & Jane Woods while Leslie's parents are S. Frank & Emma Hubbert (sic).