Rebecca Louvenia Wood

1846–1928 (Age 83)
Union, Georgia, United States

The Life of Rebecca Louvenia

When Rebecca Louvenia Wood was born on 12 January 1846, in Union, Georgia, United States, her father, John Woods, was 48 and her mother, Nancy McClure, was 42. She married Julius Young Cathey in April 1870. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Brasstown, Towns, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Hiawassee, Towns, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 December 1928, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Towns, Georgia, United States.

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Rebecca Louvenia Wood
Julius Young Cathey
Marriage: April 1870
James Melvin Cathey
Mary Elizabeth Cathey
John Lucian Cathey
Elmira M. Cathey
Andrew Judson Cathey
Sarah A. Cathey
Nancy E. Cathey

Spouse & Children

April 1870


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Parents & Siblings



  • William Frank Wood


  • Sarah Maria Wood


  • Male1824–1898Male

  • Female1826–1892Female

  • Polly Emmeline Wood


+12 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 15

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 22

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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 .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Cathy in household of Julius T Cathy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rebeca Wood in household of John Wood, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rebecca L Cathy in household of Julius Y Cathy, "United States Census, 1880"

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