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
1765–1821
Elizabeth Stewart
1768–1853
Marriage: 7 March 1788
Phebe Wood
1788–1813
Esther Wood
1806–
Henry Wood
1790–1882
Samuel Wood Jr.
1793–1876
Elizabeth Wood
1795–1825
Silas Wood
1798–1825
Lucy Wood
1800–1880
Jonathon Wood
1803–1856
Charlotte Wood
1808–1828
Julia Wood
1811–1824

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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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1776

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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