Samuel Wood

3 July 1805–19 September 1863 (Age 58)
Halifax, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Wood was born on 3 July 1805, in Halifax, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Wood, was 44 and his mother, Hildah Cole, was 25. He married Polly Alvord in 1826, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 September 1863, at the age of 58, and was buried in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Wood
1805–1863
Polly Alvord
1804–1872
Marriage: 1826
Adeline Wood
1824–
Marietta Wood
1827–1897
Thomas Wood
1840–1840
Charles Thompson Wood
1829–1900
Jane Wood
1831–1861
Cornelia M. wood
1832–1882
Emma Wood
1837–1863
Polly Wood
1839–1863
James Wood
1842–
Elizabeth Wood
1843–1849
Sarah Wood
1844–
Allen Wood
1847–
Ellen Wood
1848–
Frank Wood
1854–
Elizabeth Wood
1856–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1826Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children

    (15)

    +10 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808
    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 7
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 16
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Woode
    Bois
    Woods

    Sources (6)

    • Samuel Wood, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Samuel Wood, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Samuel Wood, "Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"

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