Martha Wood

Female15 March 1823–12 December 1896

Brief Life History of Martha

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.

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Daniel David Thompson
Martha Wood
Marriage: 20 November 1841
Henry Clay Thompson
Loma May Thompson
William Kinney Thompson
Rachael Elizabeth Thompson
John Q. Thompson
Susannah Ann Thompson
Josiah W. Thompson
Martha Ellen Thompson
Jane F. Thompson
Lucretia C. Thompson
Daniel Darnell Thompson Jr.
James Thompson

Sources (22)

  • Martha Thomas, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Wood, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Patsy, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1841Randolph, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Calloway, Kentucky, United States 1842: Marshall, Kentucky, United States


    Age 23

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

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