Samuel Wood

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Wood was born on 30 June 1765, in Middletown, Mattabeset, 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 6 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.

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Samuel Wood
Elizabeth Stewart
Marriage: 7 March 1788
Phebe Wood
Esther Wood
Henry Wood
Samuel Wood Jr.
Elizabeth Wood
Silas Wood
Lucy Wood
Jonathon Wood
Charlotte Wood
Julia Wood

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  • Samuel Wood, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Samuel Wood, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Samuel Wood, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"

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Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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