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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James Wood
Mary Wood
Marriage: about 1839
Emily Elizabeth Wood
Joseph Wood
Mary Wood
John Mollott Wood
Elizabeth Wood
James Thomas Wood
Emmaline Wood
about 1858–1942
Mrs Frances Marie (Fanny) Wood
Louisa M. Wood
Sarah Ann Wood

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  • Marriage
    about 1839Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    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.
    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.

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    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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