Martha Wood

17 February 1722–
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Wood was born on 17 February 1722, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States, her father, Thomas Wood, was 35 and her mother, Abigail Hartshorn, was 35. She married Nathaniel Howard on 17 October 1738, in Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters.

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Nathaniel Howard
Martha Wood
Marriage: 17 October 1738
Stephen Hayward
Mary Hayward
Martha Hayward
Capt Nathaniel Howard Jr
Capt Stephen Howard
Abigail Hayward
John Hayward
Jonathan Howard
Nathan Hayward
Bunyon Hayward
Beulah Hayward
Josiah Hayward

Spouse and Children

17 October 1738
Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 54

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 59

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 61

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Wood in entry for Stephen Hayward, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Martha Wood, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Martha Hayward in entry for Nathaniel Hayward, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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