When Maiden Wood was born on 8 March 1819, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Alexander Wood, was 38 and her mother, Susannah A. Burnett, was 36. She married James Wilson on 27 February 1857, in Kildarton, County Armagh, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in 1833, at the age of 14.
English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .
English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).
Americanized form of French Gadbois .