Burwell Hood (Avery Burwell Hood in the 1820 Wilkes County, GA Census), with his wife, Elizabeth (Moore) Hood, had five children. Of those five children, only two of them have been verified with sources from the available online Wilkes County references.
The verified children are:
Jason Paris Hood (b. 13 Sept 1814)
Almeda V. Hood (b. 1820)
There are two unverified male boys, and one unverified girl left.
Now, both boys were tentatively described in one GenFile User submission as:
Elzie (or E. D.) Hood
There is no reference to the other girl (might have been a stillbirth, or died young).
There is no record of an Elzie Hood being born around 1816 in Wilkes County, Georgia, where the family was residing. However, E. D. Hood started appearing in the 1840 Census, and by 1850, E. D. Hood was residing in Floyd County, Georgia with his wife, who is known by the name of Mary Crim (in one instance, Marie Graham) through their childrens' death certificates.
Does anyone have a reference book to births and marriages (other than what's online) that can identify this Elzie Hood, whether or not he is the son of Burwell Hood, which may or may not be his given name? However, he did marry between 1837-1840 to a Mary Crim (or Marie Graham) in or around Wilkes/Olgethorpe County.
Descendant family members (including myself) have been at this over the course of the last 30 years and haven't been able to crack it. It's taken me 13 years to build up the genealogical database (and yes, as a direct male descendant of this Elzie Hood, I was able to use my DNA and verify both Elize and Burwell are biologically related).
The reason for this inquiry is because this family line is a Revolutionary War family (although the family immigrated from England in 1683, this particular branch of Hoods originates from Castle Dunnington, Leicestershire, England), and for myself, it finishes a decades long project as a product of two distinct Revolutionary War families (my mother's side includes one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence).
We can't pull the data from the grave, because Elzie (as well as Burwell Hood) were buried in a private cemetery outside Daingerfield, Titus County, Texas and their gravestones are no longer there (now known as the Wakefield Cemetery).
So on behalf of all of us family members who have toiled three decades of work, is there someone who can find the birth and marriage record of Elzie Hood (or what his actual name is)? It would have been abt 1816, in Wilkes County, Georgia. The marriage might be in a different county within Georgia between 1837-1840.
This is Revolutionary War veterans Pvt. John William Hood and Capt. William Hood's lineage (William being John's father).
Thanks in advance! :)