Samuel Wood

Male3 July 1805–19 September 1863

Brief Life History 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, Huldah Cole, was 25. He married Polly Alvord in 1826, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 9 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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Samuel Wood
Polly Alvord
Marriage: 1826
Marietta Wood
Thomas Wood
Charles Thompson Wood
Jane Wood
Cornelia M. wood
Emma Wood
Polly Wood
James Wood
Elizabeth Wood
Sarah Wood
Allen Wood
Ellen Wood
Frank Wood
Elizabeth Wood

Sources (6)

  • Samuel Wood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Wood, "Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Samuel Wood, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1826Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries 1810: Ontario, New Jersey, United States 1812: Bradford, New Jersey, United States

    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.

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