William D. Hood

Brief Life History of William D.

When William D. Hood was born on 2 August 1827, in Hoodville, Hamilton, Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin Hood, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Daily, was 22. He married Martha Jane Mann on 12 February 1847, in Hamilton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hamilton, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1861, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

William D. Hood
1827–1861
Martha Jane Mann
1826–1862
Marriage: 12 February 1847
Samuel Hood
1849–1877
John Hood
1854–
Alexander Hood
1855–1930
Ugenia S Hood
1858–

Sources (4)

  • William Hood, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Hood in entry for Alexander Hood and Malissa J Jennings, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • William Hood, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1832 · Black Hawk War

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English hod, hood, hodde ‘hood’, either for someone who wore a hood (like the medieval folk hero Robin Hood) or who made and sold hoods. In Kent and Sussex the name may sometimes have been confused with Hoad .

English: from the Middle English personal name Hod(e), a variant of Ode or Odd with prosthetic H-; see Ott and Oates and compare Hodson 2.

English and Scottish: variant of Hudd, from the Middle English personal name Hudde, Hutte, which could represent Old English Hud(d)a or its ancient Germanic equivalent Hud(d)o, but is more likely from Anglo-Norman French Hud(de), a pet form of Hugh.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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