13 August 2011

Surname Saturday: A Week of Celebrating the Wood Family

Today I am celebrating my great-grandmother's 96th birthday with family. To honor her, my oldest living relative, I will dedicate this weeks posts all to her ancestry.

Wood
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).
nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wod ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wad), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221.

Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4



James Wood (4th Great-Grandfather)
b. abt. 1800 in North Carolina 
m. 19 Feb 1822 to Thursey/Thiresy/Theresy in Wake County, NC
children: 
  1. James Wood (abt. 1828) 
  2. Mars Wood (abt 1831)
  3. Larkin H. Wood (abt 1833)
  4. Archibald Wood (abt 1836)
  5. Mary Wood (abt 1839)

Larkin Henry Wood (3rd Great-Grandfather)
b. 1833 in North Carolina
m. 26 Feb 1861 to Frances Buffaloe in Wake County, NC
d. between 1882-1900
children: 
  1. Thursey A. Wood (abt 1862)
  2. Calie V. Wood (27 Sept 1864- 11 Jan 1928)
  3. Ella F. Wood (30 Dec 1865-21 Sept 1940)
  4. Francis Wood (abt 1868- 3 Feb 1950)
  5. Anna C. Wood (31 Jul 1871-22 Apr 1917)
  6. Minie Wood (May 1873)
  7. Hattie Wood (abt 1876)
  8. Nelly G. Wood (abt 1878)
  9. Tena May Wood (15 Jun 1879)
  10. Rena Rey Wood (15 Jun 1879- 20 Aug 1916)
  11. Kelso Kedron Wood (7 Mar 1882-10 Nov 1931)

Kelso Kedron "K K" Wood (2nd Great-Grandfather) 
b. 7 Mar 1882 in North Carolina
m. to Burlena Murray
d. 10 Nov 1931
children:
  1. Murry Wood (abt. 1906)
  2. Cullen Wood (abt 1907)
  3. Elberta Wood (abt 1908 4 Dec 1907- 19 Nov 1986)
  4. Jackson Wood (8 Mar 1909- 18 Apr 1989)
  5. Allen Wood (abt 1911)
  6. Exum Wood (abt 1912 26 Sep 1912- 30 May 1991)
  7. Evelyn Wood (abt 1913)
  8. Ruth Wood (1 Nov 1913-28 Dec 1968)
  9. Edna Wood (13 Aug 1915)
  10. Larkin Henry Wood (11 Dec 1916- 9 Jan 1993)
  11. Francis Wood (abt 1918)
  12. Kelso Kedron Wood Jr (14 Apr 1921- 17 Mar 1994)
  13. Arline Wood (abt 1925)

Edna Wood (Great-Grandmother)
b. 13 Aug 1915
m. 13 Feb 1937 to Marvin Edwards
children:
  • 7 living
  • 2 deceased


2 comments:

  1. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

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  2. A very Happy Birthday to your GreatGrandma!!
    Regards,
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

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