Permelia Spike

about 1806–5 January 1886 (Age 80)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Permelia

When Permelia Spike was born about 1806, in New York City, New York, United States, her father, Bryan Spike, was 32 and her mother, Mary McGinnis, was 30. She married Abraham Wood in 1829, in Lyme, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 5 January 1886, in Le Ray, Jefferson, New York, United States, at the age of 80.

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Abraham Wood
Permelia Spike
Marriage: 1829
William W Wood
Levi Wood
Mary Jane Wood
Miriam Wood
Sarah Ann Wood
Elizabeth Wood

Spouse and Children

Lyme, Jefferson, New York, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 21

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English spike ‘spike’; perhaps a nickname for a tall, thin person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pamelia Wood in household of Abraham Wood, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Permelia Wood in household of Aberaham Wood, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Pamelia Wood in household of Abraham Wood, "New York State Census, 1865"

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