Jeremiah Gerrish Wood

23 August 1836–29 April 1929 (Age 92)
Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Jeremiah Gerrish

When Jeremiah Gerrish Wood was born on 23 August 1836, in Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Jeremiah Gerrish Wood, was 33 and his mother, Mary Lowell Kendrick, was 30. He married Amelia L Brainard on 31 December 1857, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sparta Township, Chippewa, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 April 1929, in Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Gerrish Wood
Amelia L Brainard
Marriage: 31 December 1857
Emma Cleopatra Wood
Charles Wood
Fred Kendrick Wood
Milo Brainard Wood
Arthur Gerrish Wood
Mary Fidelia Wood

Spouse and Children

31 December 1857
Minnesota, United States



    Charles Wood


    Fred Kendrick Wood



    Arthur Gerrish Wood


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World Events (8)


Age 10

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

Age 22

Minnesota is the 32nd state.
1862 · The Dakota Conflict/War

Age 26

The Dakota War was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of Dakota Native Americans. It began along the Minnesota River four years after Minnesota was admitted as a state. The Dakota made attacks on hundreds of settlers, which resulted in their deaths. A military tribunal sentenced 303 Dakota men to death for their crimes but 264 of them were exonerated. The remaining 38 were apart of a mass hanging on December 26 that same year. It was the largest mass execution in United States history.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jaramiah Woods, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jeremiah G Wood, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jeremiah G Wood, "United States Census, 1920"

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