Major William Jackson Wood

Major William Jackson Wood[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1836 - 1885  (49 years)

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  • Name William Jackson Wood 
    Prefix Major 
    Born 28 Mar 1836  Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Oct 1885  Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Person ID I1733  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2009 

    Father Judge Freeman Wood,   b. 4 Feb 1809, Woodport, Morris Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1891, Dover, Morris Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Burwell Jackson,   b. 3 Aug 1812, Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1899, Orange, Essex Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1831  Morris Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Family ID F1047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Pamela Howe,   b. 28 Nov 1843, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. date unknown 
    Married 23 May 1866  Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Maria Howe Wood,   b. 17 Jul 1867, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1869, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     2. Ethel Wood,   b. 5 Jan 1875, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The obituary of Judge Freeman Wood is posted in his notes and was provided by Anthony Troha, Ph.D., of the Canal Society of NJ. The obit mentions that Maj. William J. Wood was a prominent citizen of Hartford, Conn., died in 1885.

      From Page 431 of source book:
      William Jackson Wood, b. 1835 at Rockaway, NJ; graduated at Princeton 1856; studied law with Lyman A. Chandler, and admitted to bar of NJ 1859, and formed law partnership with Mr. Chandler. In 1863 was a member of NJ Legislature; commissioned Paymaster US Vols. and served in Southern Department; after the war removed to Troy and then to Hartford, Conn., where he was Superintendent and afterwards President of the Collins Manufacturing Co., and occupied many positions of importance in Hartford; m. Miss Frances P. Howe; d. at Hartford, Oct. 25, 1885; left one daughter, Ethel Wood. 3.— Susan L. Wood, m. Montague Phelps Neff, Feb., 1863; ..."

      1850 Census, Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey
      Freeman Wood 41 M Farmer NJ
      Mary B. Wood 31 F NJ
      William J. Wood 14 M NJ
      Susan L. Wood 11 F NJ
      Anna W. Wood 8 F NJ
      John S. Wood 5 M NJ
      Charles Finney 50 M Laborer Ireland
      Allice Mulligan 20 F NJ

      1860 Census Rockaway, Morris, New Jersey
      (pgs 80 & 81)
      Freeman Wood 57 M retired Iron Master 8,000. 1000. NJ
      Mary B. Wood 48 f birth state n/g
      William J ----- 24 M attorney 10,000. 500. n/g
      Susan L. 22 F
      Anna W. 19 F
      John F. 14 M
      Florence 9 F
      J Clements Wood 6 M NJ
      Charles Tinney 75 M laborer Ireland
      Catherine Oflerity 22 F domestic Ireland (image looks like O'Flarety to me)
      Apparently this enumerator does not write in the birth state unless it changes from the prior line.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Book: "History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island", Oscar Burton Robbins, (1951, Loveland, Colorado), 18.

    2. [S85] 1860 U.S. Census, (https://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7667), 1860 Census, Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey.

    3. [S1173] Book: "Thomas Halsey of Hertfordshire, England, and Southampton, Long Island, 1591-1679, with his American descendants", Halsey, Jacob Lafayette and Edmund Drake Halsey (1971), 431.

    4. [S1175] Book: "The Grant Family: A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Mattew Grant of Windsor, Conn. 1601-1898, Grant, Arthur Hastings (1898), pgs 308-309.

    5. [S1016] 1850 U.S. Census, (https://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8054), Rockaway, Morris Co., New Jersey.

    6. [S103] Obituary or Newspaper Death Notice.
      The obituary of Judge Freeman Wood is posted in his notes and was provided by Anthony Troha, Ph.D., of the Canal Society of NJ.

    7. [S1168] New Jersey, Morris, Dover newspaper "The Iron Era", (http://rtlibrary.org/iron_era/1899/1899-08-25.pdf), Volume XXIX, Number 40, Pg 4, Col 2.

    8. [S1173] Book: "Thomas Halsey of Hertfordshire, England, and Southampton, Long Island, 1591-1679, with his American descendants", Halsey, Jacob Lafayette and Edmund Drake Halsey (1971).

    9. [S230] Email from Cheryl (Chatfield) Thompson.



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