Richard J. Wood

about 1819–
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States

The Life of Richard J.

When Richard J. Wood was born about 1819, in Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Wood, was 39 and his mother, Salley Gregory, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Robert Wood
1780–1843
Salley Gregory
1791–
John L Wood
1815–
James Madison Wood
1815–1902
Eleazar C. Wood
1817–
Richard J. Wood
1819–
Peter G. Wood
1821–
Gulielmus Wood
1823–
Samuel Wood
1830–
Mary Frances Wood
1822–

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Wood

    Male1780–1843Male

    Salley Gregory

    Female1791–Female

siblings

(8)

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

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 1

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.
1824 · "Mary Randolph Publishes ""The Virginia Housewife"""

Age 5

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

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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