When Abraham Lincoln Woody was born on 23 July 1864, in Suches, Union, Georgia, United States, his father, John Wesley Woody Jr, was 44 and his mother, Axey Elizabeth Seabolt, was 43. He married Eliza Ann Ingram on 23 September 1883, in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Gaddistown, Union, Georgia, United States in 1900 and District 994, Union, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 5 September 1919, in Union, Georgia, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Suches, Union, Georgia, United States.
from Middle English wode ‘wood’ + heie ‘enclosure’ (Old English wudu + (ge)hæg). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived by an enclosure in a wood, or habitational, for a person from a place so named, such as Woodhey Green in Faddiley (Cheshire). Also possibly from East Woodhay (Hampshire) and West Woodhay (Berkshire), apparently named with Old English wīd ‘wide, broad’ as the initial element, confused with early Old English widu ‘wood’, and so too with Old English wudu.
nickname from Middle English wodi or some other derivative of Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd), perhaps formed on the analogy of, for example, Middle English mody (see Moody ). Compare Wood 2.