is a copy of a newspaper story that appeared in "The
Goldsboro News Argus"
Thursday, September 6, 1962, Goldsboro, North Carolina.
John Robert Hood was the son of Britton hood, whose own home
considerably enlarged - is still standing on Highway 13, just across
Horse Swamp from the son's home.
The Britton Hood Home, originally containing two rooms, was removed from
across the highway by his son, Daniel T. Hood,who inherited his father's
homeplace, consisting of 1,000 acres. Daniel, who was a noted fox
hunter, added a wing to the house. He was a Baptist preacher and the
father of W. Graham Hood of Goldsboro.
Daniel T. Hood and his wife, Temperance Best Hood, had six children,
including Daniel J. Hood retired attorney of Buice Creek, Another son,
William Henry Hood was the Grandfather of County Dog Warden Horace Hood
and the father of Dr. Marshall H. Hood, an eye, ear, and nose specialist
of Portsmouth, Va.
William Henry Hood was the first husband of Sara Jinnette, whose
daughter by a second marriage, Mrs. Effie Parker, is historian of the
Daniel T. Hood clan. Billy Hood of Goldsboro is current president of the
clan which meets annually on the second Sunday in September.
The original Britton Hood home was weatherboarded, suggesting that it
was built later later than the log home of his son, John Robert Sr. --
possibly at the time of his second marriage to Katherine Cox, by who he
had one child, Daniel T. Hood. He had first married a Sullivan.
It is thought likely that Britton Hood built and perhaps lived in the
John Robert Hood home, which could be over 150 years old.
from a newspaper story, "The Goldsboro News Argus" Feb.
The talk got around to the government that a still was bequeathed to
Daniel T. Hood, by his father Britton Hood, Daniel's grandson, Graham
Hood said he owned a liquor jar that belonged to Britton. They call
Daniel's branch of the family the "drinking Hoods." Just
because they inherited that old still.
from newspaper article "Goldsboro News Argus" date not
shown-probably about 1962
All seven sons of John Robert Hood served in the Civil
War.Moores' Roster shows that five of them - Solomon, Edward, Robert,
Nathan, and William - enlisted in Company F of the 10th N.C. Artillery
Regiment, in July , 1861. According to Clark's History of N.C.
Regiments, Ezekiel Hood was second lieutenant in the 10th Regiment,
which undertook to defend Fort Macon. There is no record for John R.
Solomon Hood was captured in the fall of Fort Macon in
April, 1862, and imprisoned on Harker's Island but later was exchanged
and returned to his regiment. He was captured again in December, 1862,
while helping defend the Neuse River railroad bridge south of Goldsboro
against a raid by General John G. Foster