Joseph Wood

1823–6 August 1909 (Age 86)
Horseheads, Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Wood was born in 1823. He married Diadama Bump on 11 October 1865, in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Chemung, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 6 August 1909, in Horseheads, Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Horseheads, Horseheads, Chemung, New York, United States.

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Joseph Wood
1823–1909
Diadama Bump
1819–1907
Marriage: 11 October 1865

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 October 1865
Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

World Events (8)

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.
1846

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)

  • Joseph Wood, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Wood, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Wood in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985

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