Phoebe Wood

Female8 January 1769–8 September 1830

Brief Life History of Phoebe

When Phoebe Wood was born on 8 January 1769, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, David Wood, was 20 and her mother, Molly Farnum, was 16. She married Amariah White on 6 October 1786, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 8 September 1830, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Westford Hill Cemetery, Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Amariah White
Phoebe Wood
Marriage: 6 October 1786
Sally White
Sukey White
Moses White
Keith Wood White
Sylvia Huse White

Sources (25)

  • Phebe White, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Pheebe Wood, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Phebe Wood, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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  • Marriage
    6 October 1786Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (16)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 7

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 12

    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.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 17

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    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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