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Dear M.D. Wood,
Thank you for posting your request to History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1830 Census; 1840 Census; 1850 Census; 1860 Census; 1870 Census; and the 1880 Census in the Records of the Census Bureau (Record Group 29). Digital images 1830, 1840. 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 census records are not available yet in the Catalog but are digitized and available on Ancestry. From 1790 to 1840, only the head of household is listed by name; other household members are merely counted in selected age groups which makes it difficult to identify his parents or great grandparents.
However, on Ancestry, Parks B. Wood as head of household on the 1830 Census; head of household on 1840 Census; 1850 Census as head of household with wife & family listed for first time; 1860 Census with wife Elizabeth; and Parks with wife & family on 1870 Census. We were unable to locate him on the census records before 1830.
We also located Parks & Elizabeth’s 1828 Virginia Marriage Record and his 1876 Virginia Death Listing. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, you may view these records online at one NARA's facilities for free via a NARA PC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/.
We were unable to locate a birth record for Parks B. Wood because the State of Virginia did not begin maintaining birth records until 1853 in order to identify his parents. Prior to that time no Virginia births were recorded by the county or state.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!