James Henry Woody

Brief Life History of James Henry

When James Henry Woody was born on 14 February 1880, in Fannin, Georgia, United States, his father, Robert Willis Woody, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Long, was 32. He had at least 4 sons with Eliza Laura Stanley. He lived in District 844, Fannin, Georgia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 2 October 1912, in Fannin, Georgia, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Dial Church Of Christ Cemetery, Dial, Fannin, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Woody
1880–1912
Eliza Laura Stanley
1884–1972
Dallas E Woody
1902–
Homer M Woody
1903–1927
Grady L Woody
1905–1989
Paul Woody
1910–

Sources (4)

  • James H Woody, "United States Census, 1910"
  • FindAGrave
  • James Henry Woody in entry for Homer M. Woody, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"

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Name Meaning

English:

from Middle English wode ‘wood’ + heie ‘enclosure’ (Old English wudu + (ge)hæg). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived by an enclosure in a wood, or habitational, for a person from a place so named, such as Woodhey Green in Faddiley (Cheshire). Also possibly from East Woodhay (Hampshire) and West Woodhay (Berkshire), apparently named with Old English wīd ‘wide, broad’ as the initial element, confused with early Old English widu ‘wood’, and so too with Old English wudu.

nickname from Middle English wodi or some other derivative of Middle English wode ‘frenzied, wild’ (Old English wōd), perhaps formed on the analogy of, for example, Middle English mody (see Moody ). Compare Wood 2.

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

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