John Nelson Wood

Brief Life History of John Nelson

When John Nelson Wood was born about 1803, in Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, John E. Wood, was 33 and his mother, Almira, was 26. He married Prudence Bullard on 12 September 1837, in Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1871. He died on 21 May 1878, in Toledo, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 76, and was buried in Toledo Cemetery, Toledo, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada.

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John Nelson Wood
Prudence Bullard
Marriage: 12 September 1837
Harriet Almira Wood
Cyrus Albert S Wood J.P.
Clarissa Ophelia Wood
Lucinda Minerva Wood
Adelbert Nelson Wood
Cyril Carpenter Wood

Sources (20)

  • Nelson Wood, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • John Nelson Wood, "Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858"
  • John Nelson Wood, "Find A Grave Index"

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Oldest Grave seen in the Memorials List.

1867 · Ontario Founded

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

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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