When Samuel Wood was born on 30 June 1765, in Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Jonathan Wood, was 40 and his mother, Abiel Bailey, was 37. He married Elizabeth Stewart on 7 March 1788, in Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States in 1765 and Cornwall, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1790. He registered for military service in 1780. He died on 4 December 1821, in Independence, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.
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 .
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