Henrietta C Wood

November 1850–9 April 1907 (Age 56)
Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Henrietta C

When Henrietta C Wood was born in November 1850, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States, her father, John Henry Wood, was 25 and her mother, Martha J Smith, was 15. She married Rev James William Dofflemyer on 7 August 1866, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Chamblissburg, Bedford, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Stonewall Magisterial District, Rockingham, Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 9 April 1907, at the age of 56, and was buried in East Point, Rockingham, Virginia, United States.

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Rev James William Dofflemyer
Henrietta C Wood
Marriage: 7 August 1866
William David Dofflemyer
Dora A Dofflemyer
James Russell Dofflemyer Sr
Laura Belle Dofflemyer
Rosella C. Dofflemyer
Mary Jane Dofflemyer
Luther Millard Dofflemyer
Richard T Dofflemoyer
Dorothy Annie Dofflemyer
Bertha Virginia Dofflemyer
Ida Dofflemyre

Spouse and Children

7 August 1866
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Wood


    Martha J Smith




    Ann E Woods


    Ann Wood



    Fannie Wood


    Henrietta Wood


+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 11

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 16

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • Henrietta Wood in household of John H Wood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henrietta Wood in household of John H Wood, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ettie Doffermire in household of David Doffermire, "United States Census, 1870"

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