Wood, William C.


William C. Wood, Jr. was the son of William C. Wood, Jr. Some other, sources say he was the son of James Wood and Elizabeth. We haven’t been able to pin down his parents. William was born in 1823 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. He was a farmer, by trade. William married Mary B. Williams in 1843 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Mary was always called Polly, as a nickname. William served in the Union Army, during the Civil War. He served in a unit from Missouri. He was wounded in a battle in Kentucky. William and Mary moved their family from Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to Carter County, Missouri, sometime in 1851. Later, they moved their family to Wayne County, Missouri in about 1858. William and Mary were the parents, of at least ten children.

The first child, born to William C. Wood, Jr. and Mary B. Williams was George Columbus Wood. He was born in 1844 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. George Joined the Union Army, when the Civil War started. He was wounded in battle, during the War. George suffered from those wounds, throughout the rest of his life. He ended to war as an officer. George received a land grant, from the U. S. Government, because of his Civil War service, the tenth of August, 1888. It was signed by President Grover Cleveland. George was a farmer, by profession. He married Bethany Jane Leach in 1869 in Carter County, Missouri. She was born in 1848 in Carter County, Missouri. They were the parents of three children. His wife, and two daughters died of tuberculosis, in an epidemic in around 1900. George died in 1918 near Ava, Douglas County, Missouri. He was buried at Good Hope Cemetery, in Good Hope, Douglas County, Missouri. George was seventy four years old, when he died. He outlived his wife, Bethany Jane by about sixteen years. George outlived all of his family. We have no additional details of the life, death or burial of George Columbus Wood.

William A. Wood was the second child, born to William C. Wood, Jr. and Mary B. Williams. As a youth, William was known as Billy. He was born in 1846 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. We don’t know who William married, or when they were married. We don’t know if William, and his wife were the parents, of any children. We have no further information of William A. Wood’s life, death or burial.

The third child, born to William C. Wood, Jr. and Mary B. Williams was James Wood. He was born in 1848 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. As a child, James was called Jimmy. We don’t know who he married, or when they were married. We don’t know if James, and his wife were the parents, of any children. We have no other knowledge of the life, death or burial of James Wood.

William C. Wood, Jr. and Mary B. Williams’ fourth child, was Mary Anne Wood. She was born in 1849 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Mary Anne was called Polly Anne, as a child. We don’t know who she married, or where they were married. We don’t know if Mary Anne, and her husband were the parents, of any children. We have no additional details of Mary Anne Wood’s life, death or burial.

Jackson V. Wood was the fifth child, born to William C. Wood, Jr. and Mary B. Williams. Jackson’s name also, appears as Jonathon on some documents and on the U. S. Census. He could have had both names. He was born in 1851 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri. Jackson was known as Jack or Jackie, as a child. We don’t know who Jackson married, or when they were married. We don’t know if Jackson, and his wife were the parents, of any children. We have no further information about the life, death or burial of Jackson V. Wood.

The sixth child, born to William C. Wood, Jr. and Mary B. Williams was Elisha C. Wood. He was born in February of 1852 in Carter County, Missouri. We don’t know who he married, or when they were married. We don’t know if Elisha, and his wife were the parents, of any children. We have no other knowledge of Elisha C. Wood’s life, death or burial.

William C. Wood, Jr. and Mary B. Williams’ seventh child, was Perry Cresent Wood. He was born on March 1, 1854 in Carter County, Missouri. We don’t know who he married, or where they were married. We don’t know if Perry, and his wife were the parents, of any children. At some point, Perry changed his name from Wood to Woodley. We don’t know why, he changed his name. Later, Perry moved his family to Texas. He died in Texas. We have no additional details of the life, death or burial of Perry Cresent Wood or Woodley.

Richard A. Wood was the eighth child, born to William C. Wood, Jr. and Mary B. Williams. As a youth, Richard was called Dick or Dickey. He was born in 1856 in Carter County, Missouri. Richard married Sarah C. in Carter County, Missouri. We don’t know her last name. Sarah was called Sally, throughout her life. We don’t know if Richard, and his wife Sarah were the parents, of any children. He died in 1881 in Missouri. Richard was only about twenty five years old, when he died. We have no further information of Richard A. Wood’s life, death or burial.

The ninth child, born to William C. Wood, Jr. and Mary B. Williams was Elijah Wood. He was born in 1859 in Wayne County, Missouri. We believe, that Elijah Wood was the twin of Emily Lucinda Wood. Elijah is sometimes, listed as P. Elijah Wood. His nickname, as a child was Eli. We don’t know who he married, or when they were married. We don’t know if Elijah, and his wife were the parents, of any children. We have no other knowledge of the life, death or burial of P. Elijah Wood.

William C. Wood, Jr. and Mary B. Williams’ tenth child was Emily Lucinda Wood. As a child, she was called Lulu. She was born in 1859 in Wayne County, Missouri. We believe, that Emily Lucinda Wood was the twin, of P. Elijah Wood. Emily Lucinda married James Cozart or Cozort in Carter County, Missouri. We don’t know when, they were married. We don’t know if Emily Lucinda, and her husband James were the parents, of any children. We have no additional details of Emily Lucinda Wood’s life, death or burial.

William C. Wood, Jr. died after 1880 in Benton, Wayne County, Missouri. He was buried in Benton, Wayne County, Missouri. William was at least, fifty seven years old, when he died. His wife, Mary preceded him in death. We have no further information of the life, death or burial of William C. Wood, Jr.

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