Mary Jane Wood

30 May 1831–26 March 1860 (Age 28)
South Bristol, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Wood was born on 30 May 1831, in South Bristol, Ontario, New York, United States, her father, Hosea Wood, was 23 and her mother, Barbary Sigler, was 18. She married Abel Young about 1848, in Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 26 March 1860, in Caledonia, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 28, and was buried in Caledonia, Haldimand, Haldimand-Norfolk, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Abel Young
Mary Jane Wood
Marriage: about 1848
Alcesta or Alice Young
Caroline Young
Lucinda Young
William Abel Young
Mary E. Young
Cornelia Young

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World Events (3)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 5
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
Age 15
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Beeman in entry for Allie Upwood, "Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • 1860 "Haldimand County Marriage & Burial Registers, 1851-1865"
  • 1898 "ST Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Caledonia, Ontario"

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