Wood

after 1817–
United States

The Life of Wood

When Wood was born after 1817, in United States, his father, Alfred Wood, was 23 and his mother, Hannah Burlingame, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Wood
1795–1862
Hannah Burlingame
1796–1868
Lydia Rose Wood
1808–
Wood
1817–
Jane Wood
1818–1901
Sarah B Wood
1820–1890
Edmond Wood
1825–1826
Nathan Wood
1827–
James B Wood
1830–1921
Mary Cordelia Wood
1833–1887
Lucinda Wood
1837–1902

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

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.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 3

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."

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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