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Mary Breese (1774 - 1851)

 

The following is from a typed manuscript title: The story of the coming of Abraham Wood and his wife Mary Breese Wood to Lansing, Tompkins Co.  By Isabelle Harper Wood Parish, written in 1957 - most from papers left by my father, Albert Wood.    Mary Breese (1774 - 1851) was the daughter of Henry Breese (1753 - 1835).  I believe Henry followed his daughter to New York purchased land (lot 54) before moving on to Horseheads, New York.  

The text for this section was scanned and converted to text using optical character recognition software. The original text was typed with all caps and I made no attempt to correct the spelling. Formatting was enhanced to facilitate reading. 

 

AMASA WOOD, HIS SON, GAVE ME HIS SON, THESE ITEMS FROM MEMORY ON MARCH 25, 1894.

 MISS WHITNACK, (MY PATERNAL GREAT GRANDMOTHER) WAS HEIR TO 600 ACRES OF LAND NEAR MORRISTOWN, NJ,  WHICH WILLIAM ALEXANDER, WHO WAS CALLED BY COURTESY LORD ALEXANDER (DIED JANUARY 15, 1783) BY VIRTUE OF AN PATENT FROM KING GEORGE III, LOCATED ON AND CONFISCATED.   LORD STERLING HAD AN AVENUE CUT THROUGH THE WOODS OF THE ESTATE.   THIS AVENUE WAS 2 MILES LONG AND PLANTED ON BOTH SIDES WITH CHERRY TREES. THE CHERRY TREES NOW ON THE OLD HOMESTEAD WHERE HORATIO BROWN LIVED WERE FROM PIT BROUGHT FROM THIS FAMOUS AVENUE. IT IS SAID THAT MARY BREESE WOOD CARRIED ON HER LAP A CHERISHED TEAPOT WHICH WAS FILLED WITH THESE CHERRY PITS--ON THE JOURNEY FROM NEW JERSEY TO LANSING, NY.

ABRAHAM WOOD WAS APPRENTICED AND BOUND OUT WHEN A LAD TO OVERSEER RICKEY, AND LIVED AND LEARNED ENGLISH FARMING ON THE VERY LAND THAT HIS MOTHER HAD FORMERLY OWNED.   HIS FATHER GERSHOM WOOD AND MOTHER WHITNACK BOTH DIED OF THE SAME EPIDEMIC WHEN HE WAS YOUNG.

ABRAHAM WHILE WITH RICKEY WAS SET UPON BY A LARGE NEGRO NAMED POMPEY BY THROWING APPLES. ABE PICKED UP TWO INSTEAD OF ONE AND AFTER THROWING ONE, POMPEY PEEKED OUT FROM BEHIND A TREE, FOLLOWED BY THROWING THE OTHER WHICH STRUCK THE NEGRO IN THE FACE AND SPOILED HIS GRIN.

AN IRISHMAN ON THE SAME FARM HAD NEVER SEEN A PUMPKIN GROWING IN THE FIELD AND WAS TOLD THEY WERE MARE'S NESTS.   ONE DAY HE SAW A RABBIT RUN OUT OF A PUMPKIN AND HE GAVE CHASE CALLING OUT,  "STOP MY COLT!  STOP MY COLT!"

ABRAHAM IN 1794 -- 22 YEARS OLD WITH JOSEPH BENJAMIN CAME FROM NEW JERSEY, VIEWING THE COUNTRY AND LOOKING FOR A GOOD PLACE TO LOCATE. WITH GUNS AND KNAPSACKS AND ON FOOT THEY TRAMPED TO THIS LAKE COUNTRY WHICH THEY LIKED SO WELL THAT THEY WENT BACK TO MORRISTOWN AND MOVED HERE DECEMBER 1, 1804.   THEY WERE A MONTH ON THE WAY WITH OX TEAM AND CART, CAMPED WHEN NIGHT OVERTOOK THEM,  A COW TIED BEHIND THE CARD, SURPLUS MILK PUT IN A CHURN -- THE JOLTING OF THE CART DID THE CHURNING. THE ROUTE FROM NEW JERSEY WAS NORTHWARD TO CORTLAND COUNTY, THEN WEST TO LANSING. GRANDFATHER ABRAHAM LOCATED ON LOT 64 ON THE HORATIO BROWN FARM 2 1/2 MILES N.E. OF LUDLOWVILLE.  JOSEPH BENJAMIN LOCATED WHERE THE SPERRY FARM NOW IS AND RAN A DISTILLERY. HE BECAME RICH AND MOVED TO ITHACA, HE BUILT THE FIRST BRICK BUILDING, THERE WHERE GEROGE FROSTS STORE WAS (N.E. CORNER STATE AND AURORA STREETS) GEORGE FROST IS SUPPOSED TO BE A GRANDSON OF JOSEPH BENJAMIN.

ABRAHAM IN LANSING SAW A FOX CARRY OFF FIVE DUCKS AT ONCE ABRAHAM FOUND THE DUCKS AND BROUGHT THEM BACK HOME.

ABRAHAM AND MARY MUST HAVE HAD THREE CHILDREN WITH THEM ON THIS JOURNEY--ELIZABETH(PATTY), BORN 1798, HENRY, B, 1800, AND BETSY, B, 1802.  OTHERS WERE HANNAH, B, 1801, DAVID B. DEC, 28, 1804 

MARY BREESE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF HENRY BREESE AND A MISS PIERSON BOTH DUTCH PEOPLE-BORN OCTO. 31, 1774 AND BROUGHT UP AND MARRIED IN MORRISTOWN., NJ. SHE HAD 6 BROTHERS

1. STEPHEN LIVED IN MORRISTOWN 2. JOHN PIERSON IN ELMIRA
3. JERMIAH -- BREESEPORT 4. HOSEA NEAR ELMIRA
5. JOEL--HORSEHEADS 6. HENRY 2ND.

SHE HAD TWO SISTERS--RUTH, M. JAIRUS TREAT, BREESEPORT, AND SUSAN M. ROLAND YOUNG, HECTOR.

SHE DIED IN ELMIRA AUGUST 7, 1851 AND IS BURIED AT BREESPORT. THE INSCRIPTION ON HER TOMBSTONE READS-    

MARY WOOD WIFE OF DEACON ABRAHAM WOOD
OUR MOTHER
DIED AUG 7, 1851
AGED 77 YEARS
 
DUST TO DUST AND EARTH TO EARTH
HERE IS THE END OF MORTAL BIRTH
BUT HER SPIRIT BY DEATH SET FREE
LIVES ON THROUGHOUT ETERNITY
                   ERECTED BY AMASA WOOD

THE BREESE FAMILY CENTENNIAL REUNION WAS HELD AT HORSEHEADS, JULY 19, 1889,

 GERSHOM WOOD, FATHER OF ABRAHAM, M. MISS WHITNACK IN MORRISTOWN, NJ, THEY HAD 6 CHILDREN-

1. BETSEY WOOD M, PARISH, SETTLED AT CLEVASCO, THEN TO OHIO.
2.  POLLY WOOD M, SAMULE MOORE, LIVED IN ELMIRA,
3.  PHEBE WOOD M, PARSONS, HAD 2 CHILDREN, FANNY (M. A MR. STANLEY) AND ANOTHER DAUGHTER (M, A MR. HOWELL)
4.  DANIEL WOOD WENT TO FLORENCE, OH, FROM CROCKER LAND IN LANSING
5. GERSHOM JR.

6. ABRAHAM, B. MARCH 9 1772, M. MARY BREESE., D. SEPT19 1848, BURIED AT SASHABAW PLAIN, MI, NEAR PONTIAC. 

FIVE CHILDREN LIVED TO BE ADULT -- [1] PATTY, [2] BETSEY, [3] DAVID, [4] JOEL, AND [5] AMASA,

FIVE DIED YOUNG, BRUIED IN BOWER CEMETERY NEAR N. LANSING

1.  ELIZABETH OR PATTY, AUGUST 9, 1798-APRIL 15, 1881, M, JOHN LINDERMAN, (B, JAN 15, 1794, D, SEPT 5. 1877), LIVED NEAR PONTIAC MICHIGAN,

SEVEN CHILDREN-

1. ELIZABETH, B. 1831, M, GEROGE CADOGAN, 1 CHILD,
2, MARY ANN 1820-1900, M. HARRISON OZMUN, 6 CHILDREN,
3, MARGARET 1824- ? , M. EPHRAIM McWITHEY, 2 CHILDREN,
4, ABRAM, B, 1825, M, REBECCA GREEN,
5, CALVIN 1838-1894, M, SARAH STEWART, 2 CHILDREN
6. AMANDA, M, JOHN MILLER, 2 CHILDREN
7, JOEL, M, JEMINA SUTTON, 3 CHILDREN.

THE FIVE CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM AND MARY WOOD WHO DIED AS CHILDREN AND WHOSE GRAVESTONES I FOUND IN BOWER CEMETERY WERE 1. HENRY, 1800-Nov, 26. 1818, AGED 18 YRS, 6 MONTHS, 2, HANNAH 1796-MAY 25 1801, AGED 4 YRS, 9 mos.., 3, SYLVESTER 1814- JUNE 6, 1815, AGED 1 YR., 6 mos,, 4, RUTH 1811- DEC, 13, 1818, AGED 7 YRS, 4 MOs " 5. CALVIN 1818--JULY 24, 1818, AGED 3 MOs. 4 DAYS

 MARY ANN LINDERMAN (MARCH 14, 1820-MARCH 13, 1900), M, REV Vim, HARRISON OZMUN (JUN 18, 1816-JAN 15, 1905) THEY WERE MARRIED ,JAN 11, 1837, LANSING, MOVED TO OAKLAND C0, 1867, PINTAIL MI. 

THEY HAD 6 CHILDREN,

1, ABRAM, nOV 7, 1837-FEB25, 1841, MICHIGAN
2. WILLIAM HENRY B, OCT 27, 1841, M, FRANCES ----, CHILDREN WERE MABEL, GLORIA, .JULIAN,

3, MARTHA JANE, B. JUNE 27, 1845, M, WELCOME YOUNG, 1 CHILD, HARRY M. ELSE RAFE 

4. CHARLES WESLEY, B. APRIL 29, 1848, GENOA, MARRIED, 3 CHILDREN, BURT, HARRY, WALTER.  

5, MARY ELIZABETH B. JUNE 27, 1855, GENOA, D. 1918, 1874 M. LEWIS A, YOUNG , 1 CHILD, PHEBE (BIRDIE) M. (1ST) JAMES SUTTON, 1 CHILD, LEWIS SUTTON, M. (2ND) MARTIN FAIR. 6. CARRIE BELLE B. MAY 25, 1862 GENOA, D, 1917, M. CHARLES BARTLETT, 3 CHILDREN, LENA M. GALE, BEULAH, M. WALTON, CAHRLES R. , D. JAN 25, 1817, PONTIAC.
6. AMANDA LiNDERMAN, M. JOHN M. MILLER, (2 CHILDREN ABRAHAM & ), SAGINAW, MI

2. MARGARET LINDERMAN B. 1824, M. EPHRAIM MCWITHY, 3 CHILDREN, EMMA, JOEL, HENRY

3. ABRAM LINDERMAN, B. JUNE 28, 1825, M. REBECCA GREEN NO CHILDREN, LIVED NEAR PONTIAC, MI.

4. ELIZABETH LINDERMAN, B. 1831, M. GEORGE CADOGAN, 1 SON JAY, PONTIAC.

5. CALVIN LINDERMAN B. JAN 12, 1838, D. APRIL 8, 1894, M. SARAH STEWART, (AUG 23, 1842-MAY 1901), 2 CHILDREN, GEROGE, M. IRENE (6 CHILDREN), AND ELIZA, M ED. WALTERS., (1 CHILD, PAULINE.)

7. JOEL LINDERMAN, M. JEMIMA SUTTON, 3 CHILDREN.

 2.  BESY WOOD, DAUGHTER OF ABRAHAM AND MARY WOOD, BORN IN NEW JERSY, DEC 12 1802, DIED IN LOCKE., NY Nov, 28, 1890. AT 18, SHE MARRIED MARK S. BROOKS WHO DIED SEPT. 30, 1850, AGE 52. HAD 9 CHILDREN, 7 SURVIVE HER-MARGARET, SAMUEL B., MARY, JAMES CALVIN, MARCUS H., HARK MARGIN, LOUISA, ABRAM.

CHILDREN:

1. MARGARET BROOKS, MAY 27, 1832-1900. M. THOMAS MCELRoY, JUNE 10, 1852. HE WAS BORN IN TRENTON, ONEIDA CO. FARMER, JANITOR AT FIRST NATIONAL BACK, BINGHAMTON, 2 CH CHILDREN -- CHAUNCY DEMOND, B. JULY 5, 1853, M. ABBIE ROE, TEACHER 17 YEARS, INSURANCE AGAENT, HEADQUARTERS, MIDDLEBORO, LIVE AT WASHINGTONVILLE, ORANGE CO. 2. FLORENCE VILELTA, M. CLAUDE W. ADAMS, AT SAGNTARIA SPRINGS,-CHILDREN ERNEST (DIED), EARL AND CELIA, BINGHAMTON, 23 SHEF;YM PLACE.
2, SAMUEL BROOKS, B. MAY 18, 1823, LANSING, D. FEB 3, 1887, M, SARAH MILLER IN 1843, 9 CHILDREN--EDUCATED IN COMMON SCHOOLS, THEN AT GROTON ACADEMY--READ LAW WITH ,JOHN W. RYAN AT LAWRENCEVILLE., PA. ADMITTED TO BAR IN 1854 AT WELLSBORO, PRACTICED THERE UNTIL 1868, WENT TO CORRY., PA, SERVED AS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, 10 YEAR S, AND ALDERMAN, 5 YEARS, AND CITY CLEARK 3 YEARS, WAS SUBORDINATE OFFICER IN THE LEGISLATURE 4 YEARS, AND ONE YEAR IN TREASURY DEPARTMENT IN HARRISBURG.
1, CHARLES B, BROOKS B, JUNE 12, 1844, M, MELINDA EGELSTON, HAD 4 CHILDREN, 3 GIRLS AND 1 BOY, MACHINIST IN CORRY, PA.
2. SOPHIE ELIZABETH M, CHARLES R. SAUNDERS, AN ATTORNEY IN SEDELIA, I0. 1 SON, HOWARD PERCIVAL, HIS MOTHER DIED IN CLEVELAND
3, GASHERIE DEMUND BROOKS
4, SARAH MADELINE BROOKS D. IN INFANCY
5. STELLA M. NORMAN W, ALLEN, NO CHILDREN, LIVE IN CHICAGO. HE IS A BROKER IN GRAIN, MEMBER OF BOARD OF TRADE.
6, IRA BELLE, M, LOREN G. SHAW, 3 CHILDREN, FLORENENCE ISABEL, WM. HALSEY, SARAH ELIZABETH HE IS A DRAUGHSMAN AND MACHINIST, CORRY.
7, JULIA FLORENCE M, FRED PAGE, No CHILDREN, FOREMAN IN CAR SHOPS,  ROCK FALLS, MO,
8, MARK HAGIN - M MERTIE M. WILLIAMS PAINTER IN CORRY, 3 CHILDREN, STELLA M " CLARA BELLE. SAMUEL W, ISAAC NORTON M. SADIE TURNER, NO CHILDREN, FOREMAN PAINTER IN ALLEGHANEY VALLEY RR WITH BROTHER MARK, CORRY.

(THIS RECORD IS TAKEN FROM THE ERIE C0. PA. HISTORY, MARGARET B. MCELRoY),

3.  MARY BROOKS M, ,JOHN EDSALL, 4 CHILDREN
4,  JAMES CALVIN, B, MARCH 28, 1835, PHYSICIAN AND DRUGGIST AT RAPID RIVER ,DELTA CO, MI, M, LUCINDA WELLS, 1 DAUGHTER, ELAZABETH, SHE M. LOURRAINE TOWNSLEY, FARMER IN LUTHER, LAKE CO, MI, THEY HAVE THREE BOYS, REY, GUY AND CALVIN
5.  MARCUS H. BROOKS, CHILDREN LAVARGA, THOMAS. BRET, HARTE, LIVE IN HART, MI
6.  MARK HARGIN BROOKS, BACHELOR
7.  LOUISA, M. CLINTON BROWN, CHILDREN ELIZABETH, NETTIE, HERBERT, MARK AND MINNIE, ELIZABETH BROWN M. JOHN P. SMITH, CHILDREN WARD LIVES IN UTICA. PEARL M. GEORGE SERMON, ROY DIED OF TYPHOID AT 17, ALL LIVED 110 QUEEN AT ITHACA, NETTIE BROWN M. RICHARD HOPKINS., No CHILDREN, LIVED GROTON, NY.
8. ABRAM W. BROOKS, M. PHEBE MAIN OF LOCKE NY, 1 CHILD, LETTIE WHO M. ARTHUR WEEKS, HAVE DAUGHTER LELA WHO M. HAMPTON HALSEY OF ROCHESTER, HE REMAINED AT HOME AND CARED FOR HIS MOTHER WHO LIVED TO BE 88.

3.  DAVID WOOD, B. DEC. 28, 1804, D. SEPT. 3, 1877, WHILE PUTTING UP CLOTHES LINE IN LUDLOWVILLE, LIVED ON .JACOB (LATER DAVIS) FARM, NEAR HIS FATHER'S FARM AT TOP of GULF STREAM UNTIL HE LOST IT AS DID HIS FATHER LOSE HIS PLACE BY SIGNING A NOTE WITH BROOKS, WHO WAS A CATTLE DEALER, BUYING AND DRIVING THEM TO NEW YORK. THIS WAS IN THE EARLY 184O'S.  AFTER THAT HE MOVED TO GENOA AND SOUTH LANSING, WORKING FOR OTHER FARMERS.  HE MARRIED BETSY JAN COLEMAN DEC 5, 1827, SHE WAS BORN AUG 24, 1809, D. Nov. 21, 1838, 

THEIR CHILDREN WERE:

1. ANN ELIZA, B. ,JULY 8, 1829, M. CHRIS MYERS, HAD 1 CHILD, FRANCES, LIVED IN DAYTON, 0H.
2. HARRIET, B. Nov. 2, 1831, D. Nov. 8 1831.
3. SAREPTA CAROLINE, B. .JAN 16, 1833, AFTER DEATH OF HER OLDER SISTER,  SHE M. CHRIS MYERS, HAD 2 CHILDREN, EVA AND WARREN, EVA MYERS M. JAMES SPANGLER, HAD 2 CHILDREN.
4. FRANCES LAVANGA, B. FEB. 4, 1836, D. SEPT 25, 1920, NEVER MARRIED, CARED FOR YOUNGER BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WAS A GOOD DRESSMAKER AND WAS A GOOD NURSE WHENEVER ANYONE WAS SICK--LIVED IN LANSING AND VICINITY ALL HER LIFE. 

DAVID WOOD M. LUCRETIA BALDWIN DEC. 26. 1839, SHE WAS B. DEC 24, 1815, D. SEPT 6, 1851, CHILDREN WERE: 

1.  LYMAN HENRY, B. Nov. 25, 1840, WAS A CARPENTER AND A SOLDIER IN THE CIVIL WAR. CAME HOME THEN TO WEST VIRGINIA WHERE HE M. MARY ,JACKSON WESTON, WV, THEY HAD 6 CHILDREN, JENNIE.,* ROBERT, RUBY --,--
2.  ADELAIDE AMELIA, B. APRIL 8, 1843, D. JULY 18 1912, AGED 69-3-10, M. GEORGE GREENS LIVED IN GULF, MOVED To LUDLOWVILLE, LIVED IN OLD  HOUSE, THEN THEY BUILT A NEW ONE, SECOND FROM MY HOUSE.   WAS UNABLE TO PAY OF F THE MORTGAGE BORROWED OF DICK HOWELL.   HE WORKED AS TEAMSTER FOR Dr.  FOCKERBY AND OTHERS THEY HAD 9 CHILDREN -- FRED, EVA. NEVA, GEORGE, FRANCES, LUTIE, ARTHUR,  BURT, BENN, FRED & GEORGE WERE ENGINEERS IN THE RAILROAD IN BUFFALO,  NEVA BELLE M, CHARLES PHILLIPS, PORTLAND PT.., FRANKIE M. GEORGE BARDEN., BURT M. EDITH CHILDREN WERE FLORENCE, BURTON JR. AND MARJORIE. 
3. SALLY JANE B. SEPT. 29, 1844 M, COUSIN DANIEL CLARK WOOD LIVED IN WHAT HAD BEEN THE FULLING MILL ACROSS THE ROAD FROM HERE. DID FARMING FOR HIS FATHER. HAD 3 CHILDREN, NEDDIE, 1878-1880, MINNIE 1880-1881, WHO DIED YOUNG AND CHARLES ADRIAN WOOD, B. AUG 27, 1871, D, APRIL 20, 1957, HE M, EMMA BEVERLY WHO HAD A DAUGHTER ETHEL, SHE M, EARL ALEXANDER EMMA (HYDE) BEVERLY WOOD D, AUG 3, 1937,
4.   MARIETTA- B, JAN 25, 1847, D. MAR 21, 1915, AGED 68-1-26, M. WARREN GILTNER. CHILDREN WERE FRANK, MINNIE, ED, JOSIE, BERTHA, WARREN - MINNIE M, BERT OZMUN, 4 CHILDREN- META M, .JACK, DAVIS, BERTA M,  ED, LIVED IN WEST GROTON.  BERTHA M. SIBLEY DRAKE, HAS 2 CHILDREN, ELTA M, HARRY K, LEAR AND SON HARRY JR.. WARREN M, SARAH K. SMITH, LIVED IN KING FERRY.  MARIETTA MARRIED A SECOND TIME, WEBB CROFT, HAD 4 CHILDREN, FRED, AGNES, MABEL AND BLANCHE. FRED M, FLORENCE MYERS, HAD 2 BOYS AND A GIRL (CLAUDE., CARL AND EDNA), CLAUDE M, JOSEPHINE SCALIA, 2 BOYS FRED AND BRUCE. CARL M. EDDIE, CHILDREN S HIRLEY AND DANIEL, EDNA M, BARKELY BERDAM. AGNES M, OSCAR HAGIN, 6 CHILDREN--MABEL M, RICHARD TOWNSEND, BLANCHE M, FRED HORNBROOK, ONE SON WILLIAM, 2ND MARRIAGE TO HUMPHREY,  
5, EMMA ARABELLA B. MAR, 18, 1849, D. AUG. 20, 1916, AGE 67-5-2, M, J. CALVIN HOWSER, LIVED IN GROTON. HAD 3 BOYS, WILLIAM M. BELLE FERGUSON, THEY HAD 1 BOY CLYDE WHO HAS 1 GIRL BEVERLY . MILES WENT TO MICHIGAN HAD ONE BOY. VERNE DID NOT MARRY, D, IN CORTLAND IN 1950, LEAVING CONSIDERABLE MONEY TO THESE TWO NEPHEWS ALTHOUGH HE HAD SEEMED TO LIVE IN POVERTY

 DAVID WOOD M. FOR A THIRD TIME MARY JAN VAN BURGER B. MAR. 12, 1828, D. JULY 26, 1902, THERE WERE MARRIED OCTOBER 17, 1860, HAD ONE DAUGHTER, NELLIE ELIZABETH, B. AUGUST 7, 1862, D. Nov 2, 1919, SHE M, ALBERT WOOD (SON OF AMASA) THEY HAD ONE DAUGHTER. ISABELLE HARPER, B. OCTOBER 15, 1879, WHO M. JAMES PARISH JUNE 30, 1923. HE WAS BORN JULY 17, 1886, D. Nov. 7, 1939, MARY JANE ALSO HAD A SON DAVID L. (JULY 25, 18650 SEPT 7 1865).

4.  JOEL WOOD, SON OF ABRAHAM AND MARY BREESE WOOD WAS BORN FEB. 15, 1807, D. MAR, 6, 1882. M, SALLY BUTTS IN 1831. HE AND FAMILY MOVED TO ORLEANS Co., NY AND IN 1840 EMIGRATED TO MILLIN JUNCTION, ROCK CO,, WI . IN 1846, THE OLDEST SON, H. B. WOOD WRITES THEY ARE LOCATED IN A FARM of 140 ACRES, 8 MILES NORTH of JAMESVILLE, 7 MILES EAST OF CATFISH, 4 MILES WEST of MILTON AND 2 FROM OGDENS FREEY SOUTH. THEY HAD 10 CHILDREN, THE OLDEST AT LEAST IN TOMPKINS CO. HENRY B WOOD, ADDRESS SPENCER, CLAY CO. IA. WESLEY WOOD, ADDRESS, FULTON, SONOMA CO., CA DANIEL WOOD, MILTON JUNCTION, ROCK CO., WI MARY JANE KIDDER, 3 DAUGHTERS, 1 SON, CLARK GRANDSON, EARL, REX, CLARK, EDGAERTON, WI LYMAN, IN THE ROCKY MTS. ALPHENS JOEL, MILTON JUCTION, 1 SON, LYMAN WILLIAM H., CARLETON, THAGER CO. NE BYRON F., ALTANTIC, CASS Co. IA. SARAH L. WRIGHT, CHADRON, NE CAROLINE, DIED. THIS LIST IS DATED SEPT 20, 1870, OR' 76.

 

5. AMASA WOOD, SON OF ABRAHAM AND MARY BREESE WOOD, WAS BORN JAN. 13, 1809., D. JAN 14, 1895, M. ISABELLE HARPER CLARK, DAUGHTER OF DANIEL CLARK, DEC. 5, 1838. SHE WAS BORN Nov. 23, 1816, D. JUNE 8, 1865. THEY WERE MARRIED IN THE SEELEY HOTEL ACROSS THE STREET FROM HER HOME. AMASA BOUGHT THE HOUSE BEHIND THE STORES SHORTLY BEFORE MARRIAGE. HE WAS A CABINET MAKER AND UNDERTAKER IN LUDLOWVILLE. THEY HAD 6 CHILDREN-

1. WILLIAM HENRY WOOD, B . FEB. 29, 1840, D . DEC 23, 1914, M . LOUSIA BEARD APRIL 22, 1862. HE WAS A FURNITURE MAKER. THEN 19 YEAR INSTRUCTOR SIBLEY COLLEGE, CORNELL UNIVERSITY. ONE SON, EDGAR HARPER WOOD WAS BORN IN KANSAS, AUG. 13, 1872, HE MARRIED BERTHA LUCAS, JULY 10, 1907.
2.  HARRIET AUGUSTA, BORN FEB 6, 1840, D, AUG. 11, 1890, M, JOSEPH W. SHAW, JAN 1, 1863. AFTER HER MOTHER'S DEATH, THEY MOVED TO FRIENDSHIP, WI, LIVING THERE 20 YEARS. THEN TO HOPE, ND. THEY HAD A SON WHO LIVED ONLY A FEW MONTHS AND A SON BERTRAN C, DEC. 21 1872 SEPT 1, 1920.
3. DANIEL CLARK WOOD, B. MAR. 7, 1846, D. JULY 25, 1914. M. SALLY JANE WOOD, DAUGHTER OF DAVID WOOD. THEY HAD 3 CHILDREN, NEDDIE AND MINNIE WHO DIED IN INFANCY AND CHARLES ADRIAN, B. AUG 27, 1871, D. APR. 20, 1957. THEY LIVED ACROSS THE CREEK ROAD IN THE HOUSE MADE FROM THE FULLING MILL AND WORKED THE FARM. ADRIAN M. EMMA HYDE BEVERLY WHO HAD 1 DAUGHTER, ETHEL WHO M. EARL ALEXANDER,
4.  CHARLES EDWIN (NED) , B, AUG. 4, 1851, D. SEPT. 19 1931, M. ANNA COOK, D. MARCH 12,1926. HE WENT TO WISCONSIN TO HIS SISTER'S AND REMAINED THERE FARMING NEAR FRIENDSHIP. TWO BOYS, GLEN, B. MAY 22, 1881, D. OCT. 1942, M. SYLVIA ALLEN AND HAD 9 CHILDREN AND JOHN WHO HAD 3 CHILDREN. JOHN MARRIED TWICE, JOHNS' CHILDREN WERE LAURA, B. FEB 6, 1919, AGNES, B. SEPT. 1921, WINTON, B. MAR 1923. GLEN'S CHILDREN WERE HAROLD, B. MAY 13, 1912, DIED AS A BABY, CLINTON, B. SEPT 21, 1913, M. DOROTHY HEITMAN, RONALD B. JULY 22, 1915, M. MARGARET NELSON, ANABELLE, B. DEC. 12, 1917, DIED AS A BABY, TAD B. SEPT 24, 1919, M. ANNE BENT, VODA ESTHER., B. JULY 6, 1921, D. 1955. GLEN JR., B. APR 15, 1927, LIVES AT HOME, ROBERT, B. JAN 27, 1930, M. HARRIET TAGNATH.
5. ALBERT AMASA B. DEC. 24, 1853, D. MAR 1, 1906, M. NELLIE E. WOOD, B. AUG 7, 1862, D. Nov. 2, 1919, DAUGHTER OF DAVID WOOD. THEY HAVE ONE DAUGHTER, ISABELLE HARPER, B. OCT 15, 1879, M. JUNE 30, 1923, JAMES E. PARISH, 1886-1939. ALBERT WOOD WAS A TEACHER, BOOKKEEPER AND WHEN HIS FATHER DIED, JAN 14, 1895, HE MOVED TO THE FARM WHERE HE THOUGHT HIS HEALTH WOULD IMPROVE. ISABELLE TAUGHT SCHOOL 35 YEARS, 2R OF THEM IN LUDLOWVILLE, LIVE ON THE FARM ON CREEK ROAD.
6. MARY ISABELLE HARPER, B. JULY 13, 1857, D. Nov, 15, 1946, AGE 89.  AS A 7 YEAR OLD CHILD SHE ACCOMPANIED SISTER AUGUSTA TO WISCONSIN.  SHE M. H CARLETON MARCH 24, 1887, WENT TO NORTH REDWOOD, MI, WHERE HE WAS AGENT ON THE RAILROAD. THEY HAD 3 CHILDREN.
1.  KATHERINE AUGUSTA, B. FEB 7, 1888, SHE M. L. J. BOWEN, HAVE LIVED IN HOPE ND WHRE HE IS EDITOR OF THE WEEKLY PAPER. THE HAVE  2 BOYS CARLETON AND CLARK. M. DOROTHY . LIVE IN MI.  CLARK LIVES WITH PARENTS--HELPS ON THE NEWSPAPER. 
2.  HARRY .J. B. SEPT 28, 1889, M, OLIVE BECAME A DENTIST, SIOUX FALLS--HAVE 2 GIRLS CH. BETTY M. C. G, LEE HAVE 3 CHILDREN, GREGG-JANET AND HARRY J. M.
3.  ISABELLA HARPER STUDIED MUSIC, PLAYS PIANO, AND HAS GIVEN LESSONS. SHE M. ARTHUR E. GARBUTT, LIVES ON LAKE CHATOC, BIRCH WOOD, WI, HAS COTTAGES FOR TOURISTS AND FISHERMEN, SHE WAS B. ,JUNE 3, 1891.  y -GREY CARLETON DIED WHILE THE 3 CHILDREN WERE VERY SMALL AND JOSEPH SHAW TOOK AUNT BELLE AND THE CHILDREN TO HOPE ND TO LIVE WITH HIM ON A FARM AND IN THE VILLAGE. AFTER HIS DEATH, HES SON, BERTRAND, BOUGHT A HOUSE IN SIOUX FALL, ND FOR THEM WHICH WAS HER HOME UNTIL HER DEATH. IN 1946 AT THE AGE OF 89. AUNT BELLE WAS BACK TO LUDLOWVILLE WHEN 13 IN 1870, AND IN 1910 ACCOMPANIED BY HER DAUGHTER ISABEL, WHEN HER DAUGHTER WAS 18., AND IN 1938, ACCOMPANIED BY DAUGHTER KATHERINE WHEN KATHERINE WAS 50, THAT YEAR WE (.JAMES PARISH AND WIFE ISABELLE) TOOK THEM TO HARPERFIELD, DELAWARE CO., WHERE OUR GREAT GRANDFATHER COL. .JOHN HARPER LIVED AND BUILT THE FIRST HOME IN THAT COUNTY. SHE DICTATED THE STORY OF HER LIFE WHICH WILL BE PUT IN THIS BOOK.  

WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT THE DATE OF THE BUILDING OF THIS HOUSE. DANIEL CLARK MUST HAVE BOUGHT IT AND IT IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN USED AS A BOARDING PLACE FOR SOME OF THE WORKMEN AT THE TANNERY. FULLING MILL, AND SORGHUM MILL--NEARLY ACROSS THE HIGHWAY. WHEN HE DID IT WAS WITH THE 60 ACRES-- THE PORTION SET OFF AS "HARRIET CAINES SHARE".  ISABELLA WOODS' SHARE WAS 50 ACRES ACROSS THE ROAD--TAKING IN THE BIG BARN. EMELINE STEWART'S SHARE WAS THE FARM NORTH OF THIS ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE ROAD OWNED BY LEROY INMAN (THE BATES WHITE PLACE). ALONZO'S SHARE IS WHAT HAS BEEN KNOW AS THE BRISTOL FARM SON LAKE ROAD), WILLIAM'S SHARE WAS THE FARM CONNECTED WITH MRS. LAWRENCE PALMER'S HOUSE, MARY SPENSER'S SHARE.

 

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