Lydia Wood

Female19 January 1819–27 May 1897

Brief Life History of Lydia

Lydia Wood was born on 19 January 1819, in New York, United States. She married Martin Cure. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Rome Township, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 27 May 1897, at the age of 78, and was buried in West Rome Cemetery, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Martin Cure
Lydia Wood
Adelia Cure
Mariah L Cure
Dolly Cure
George Cure
James Cure
Hellen Cure
Lillian Cure
Bettie Cure
Edwin Cure

Sources (5)

  • Lydia Cure in household of Martin Cure, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lydia Wood in entry for Helen A Luce, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"
  • Lydia Cure in household of Martin Cure, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 8

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 18

    Michigan is the 26th state.


    Age 27

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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