When Martha Wood was born on 15 March 1823, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Kendrick Wood, was 47 and her mother, Rachel Robbins, was 33. She married Daniel David Thompson on 20 November 1841, in Randolph, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Marshall, Marshall, Kentucky, United States in 1850. She died on 12 December 1896, in Marshall, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States.
English: mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, such as French Bois and Polish Les .
English: in a few cases, a nickname for an eccentric or perhaps a violent person, from Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd).
Americanized form of French Gadbois .