When Samantha Jane Wood was born in 1818, in Tennessee, United States, her father, William Granbury Wood, was 36 and her mother, Nancy "Betsy" Sims, was 21. She married Benjamin F Branum on 25 February 1846, in Madison, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Madison, Madison, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Travis, Texas, United States in 1860. She died about 1873, in Texas, United States, at the age of 56.
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 .
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