Elijah Thornton Wood

10 September 1846–24 December 1924 (Age 78)
Marion, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elijah Thornton

When Elijah Thornton Wood was born on 10 September 1846, in Marion, Virginia, United States, his father, Lewis Wesley Wood, was 31 and his mother, Anna Mariah Parish, was 28. He married Hannah Mariah Parrish on 5 April 1868, in Marion, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Lincoln Magisterial District, Marion, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 24 December 1924, in Grant Town, Marion, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Parrish Cemetery, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Thornton Wood
Hannah Mariah Parrish
Marriage: 5 April 1868
Permetus E "Midus" Wood
Ernie Wood
Marvin Wood
Shug Wood
Mamie Wood
Dewillis Wood
Anna Bell Wood
John Elmore Woods
Nora D Wood
Mary Etta Wood
Artie Thornton Wood
James A Wood
William Wood

Spouse and Children

5 April 1868
Marion, West Virginia, United States


    Permetus E "Midus" Wood


    Dewillis Wood


    Anna Bell Wood




+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Lewis Wesley Wood


    Anna Mariah Parish




    Nancy J Wood


    Frank Wood


    James C. Wood


    Mary Elizabeth Wood



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 17

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 21

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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)

  • Elijah T Wood, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thornton Wood in household of Richard Parrish, "United States Census, 1860"
  • E Thorton Woods, "United States Census, 1920"

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