Private William Henry Wood

Brief Life History of William Henry

When Private William Henry Wood was born on 12 December 1845, in Alabama, United States, his father, Wiley P. Wood, was 43 and his mother, Rachel Inglett, was 38. He married Mahala Caline Ingram in 1866. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 8 McCords, Coosa, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Hissop, Coosa, Alabama, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1907. He died on 29 November 1919, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Hissop, Coosa, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Private William Henry Wood
Mahala Caline Ingram
Marriage: 1866
Allen Green Wood
Wiley Ingram Wood
Mary L Ella Wood
Nancy Elizabeth "Lizzie" Wood
William Ivey Wood

Sources (19)

  • William Henry Wood, "Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927"
  • Wm H Wood, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • William Henry Wood, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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