When Harriet Wood was born on 21 December 1834, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States, her father, Daniel Wood, was 34 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Snider, was 31. She married Hiram John Yancey Jr on 22 November 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 22 December 1873, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.
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 .
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Adam Yancey was born after his father (Hiram John Yancey, Jr.) left, so never saw his father. After we (Adam and Alice Tolman Yancey) were married, we had letters from Uncle John H. Yancey and he sai …
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