Jane Janet Wood

Female25 August 1809–29 January 1895

Brief Life History of Jane Janet

When Jane Janet Wood was born on 25 August 1809, in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Samuel Wood, was 28 and her mother, Mary Nickerson, was 25. She married Job A. Atkinson on 13 June 1824, in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 29 January 1895, in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 85, and was buried in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Job A. Atkinson
Jane Janet Wood
Marriage: 13 June 1824
Moses Atkinson
Dorcas Wood Atkinson
Mary Lee Atkinson
Matilda Atkinson
Matthew Smith Atkinson
Samuel W. Atkinson
Job Coleman Atkinson
Sarah Jane Atkinson
Delilah Atkinson
Caroline Atkinson

Sources (2)

  • Jane Wood in entry for Caroline Smith, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"
  • Jane Wood Atkinson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 June 1824Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (3)


    Age 14

    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List


    Age 60



    Age 62

    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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