John Woody

Brief Life History of John

When John Woody was born about 1813, in Suches, Union, Georgia, United States, his father, William Woody, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Loggins, was 34. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Sarah Baskett. He lived in Union, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died about 1878, in United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

John Woody
1813–1878
Sarah Baskett
1820–1880
Riley Woody
1840–
Hulda Woody
1842–1905
John Woodey
1844–
James Woody
1848–
Tobias William Woody
1849–
Sarah Woody
1850–
Elizabeth Woody
1852–

Sources (2)

  • John Woody, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Woody, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English:

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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