Martha Wood

Brief Life History of Martha

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

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Family Time Line

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

Sources (47)

  • Martha Wood, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Martha Wood, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"
  • Martha Wood in entry for Stephen Hayward, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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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