Nathan Wood

6 October 1823–19 January 1886 (Age 62)
Loughborough, Frontenac, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life of Nathan

When Nathan Wood was born on 6 October 1823, in Loughborough, Frontenac, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, Henry Wood, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth De Mille, was 44. He married Hannah Harriet Purdy about 1842, in Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 19 January 1886, in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Nathan Wood
Hannah Harriet Purdy
Marriage: about 1842
Agnes Mellissa Wood
Miles D Wood
Almon N Wood
Sarah Wood
Emma Wood
Elmer Wood
Emma J Wood
James H Wood

Spouse and Children

about 1842
Frontenac, Ontario, Canada


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 4

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Age 23

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

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)

  • Nathan Wood, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wood in entry for Agnes Melissa Lake, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Nathan Wood, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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