William Wood

25 January 1801–20 April 1857 (Age 56)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Wood was born on 25 January 1801, in England, United Kingdom. He married Harriet Morgan Roberts about 1830, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Penn Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 20 April 1857, in Grampian, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Grampian, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Wood
Harriet Morgan Roberts
Marriage: about 1830
William Lewis Wood
John W. Wood
Isaac Roberts Wood
Cyrus A. Wood

Spouse and Children

about 1830
Pennsylvania, United States


World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 7

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 18

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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Sources (2)

  • William Wood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Wood, "Find A Grave Index"

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