John Wood

2 March 1813–21 March 1890 (Age 77)
Knox, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Wood was born on 2 March 1813, in Knox, Ohio, United States, his father, John Wood, was 37 and his mother, Susannah Shrimplin, was 31. He married Jane Matthews on 4 September 1836, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860 and Morgan, Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1853. In 1870, at the age of 57, his occupation is listed as farmer in Morgan, Utah, United States. He died on 21 March 1890, in Richville, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in South Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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John Wood
Naomi Chase
Marriage: 27 December 1849
Jane Wood
Emma Wood
John Wood

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  • Marriage
    27 December 1849Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    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. 
    Age 16
    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 23
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Story Highlight

    How John Wood met and married Elizabeth Gower Clark

    [p. 101-102, (Explanation: These excerpts were written by descendants of Sarah Annie Clark, and comes from the life story of Sarah Annie Clark, a daughter of Elizabeth Gower and Daniel Clark. In 1861 …

    Sources (25)

    • John Wood, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Wood and Jane Matthews, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • John Wood in entry for John Wood, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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