Rebecca A. Wood

1802–1870 (Age 68)
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Rebecca A.

When Rebecca A. Wood was born on 3 May 1802, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonas Wood, was 30 and her mother, Rebecca Norcross, was 30. She married John N. Stafford on 23 February 1823, in Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 21 August 1870, in Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Scottsville, Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

John N. Stafford
Rebecca A. Wood
Marriage: 23 February 1823
Mary Frances Stafford
Mercy Stafford
Lewis E. Stafford
Elizabeth Stafford
Jonas John Stafford
Susan Rebecca Stafford
Albert H. Stafford

Spouse and Children

23 February 1823
Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jonas Wood


    Rebecca Norcross




    Henry Wood



    Lewis Wood


    Susan B Wood


World Events (7)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 18

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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)

  • Rebecca Stafford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Stafford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca Stafford in household of Albert Stafford, "United States Census, 1870"

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