Samantha Jane Wood

Brief Life History of Samantha Jane

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.

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Benjamin F Branum
Samantha Jane Wood
Marriage: 25 February 1846
Louisa L Branum
William Franklin Branum
M V Branum
Martha Frances Branum
Amos Washington Branum

Sources (8)

  • S Barnum in household of B F Barnum, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sauintha Wood, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • <Blank> Woods in entry for Amos Washington Branum, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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Historical Boundaries 1818: Madison, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Madison, Alabama, United States

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. 

1835 · The Hermitage is Built

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

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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