William Wood

1803–November 1869 (Age 66)
Stafford, Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William Wood was born in 1803, in Stafford, Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Wood, was 28 and his mother, Mildred Ann Knowles, was 25. He married Isabella Kilgore on 20 February 1826, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Morgan Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died in November 1869, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Union Church, Henry, Kentucky, United States.

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William Wood
Isabella Kilgore
Marriage: 20 February 1826
Sarah Woods
Martha Jane Wood
James Woods
Susan Wood
Margaret Elizabeth Wood
William Woods
Julia Ann Wood
Jane Woods

Spouse and Children

20 February 1826
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States




    James Woods


    Susan Wood


    Margaret Elizabeth Wood


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World Events (8)


Age 0

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 9

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 18

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). 2. nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wōd ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wād), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221 .

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

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Wood, William b 1813

Information (per Pat Beadle) from records of Julian K. Wood of Bagdad Ky. See reverse side of Luther Wilson Ethington FGS. See also Ancestral File AFN: BP14-85. Letter from Reed Ethington of Chandl …

Sources (3)

  • William Woods, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Woods, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Woods, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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