James Wood

25 September 1820–11 February 1889 (Age 68)
Ludlow, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Wood was born on 25 September 1820, in Ludlow, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Mollett 2, was 23 and his mother, Maria Woods, was 18. He married Mary Wood about 1839, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Floyd, Floyd, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 11 February 1889, in Stewartsville, DeKalb, Missouri, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Stewartsville, DeKalb, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Wood
1820–1889
Mary Wood
1825–1905
Marriage: about 1839
Emily Elizabeth Wood
1840–1840
Joseph Wood
1844–1851
Mary Wood
1850–1860
John Mollott Wood
1842–1923
Elizabeth Wood
1846–1895
James Thomas Wood
1855–1930
Emmaline Wood
about 1858–1942
Mrs Frances Marie (Fanny) Wood
1861–1944
Louisa M. Wood
1864–1891
Sarah Ann Wood
1867–1869

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1839Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1821
    Age 1
    Missouri is the 24th state
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    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.
    1843
    Age 23
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Woode
    Bois
    Woods

    Story Highlight

    Notes for James Wood

    Notes for James Wood: (James Wood and Mary Bates had 11 children, 3 sons, and 8 daughters) source Gary A Dyer, MD. Emily Wood born 18 April, christened 26 April in Bucknall, a child who died young. Wi …

    Sources (22)

    • James Wood in entry for Emily Wood, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • James Wood, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • James Wood in entry for Fannie Gilmore, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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