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LAUDERDALE COUNTY, ALABAMA
PICTURES OF THE PAST - PEOPLE

BENNETT HAMPTON WOOD
and his wife
RUTHA BARTON (SHARP) WOOD

Contributed 2 Feb 2005
by Dan Wood

Bennett Hampton Wood and Rutha Barton Sharp Wood

Bennett "Hamp" was born March 24, 1837 and died April 15, 1907.
He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, near Wright, Alabama.
Rutha was born May 1841 and died November 1903.
She is buried at Wright Cemetery.
Hamp was a CSA soldier in the Alabama 35th Infantry and was
captured at the Battle of Champion Hill. He was interred at
Fort Delaware, Delaware. He built the first of many structures in
The "Melton Hollow" probably in the 1880's.

Dan Wood - Contributor

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