BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE WOOD FAMILY

By J. S. F. Wood

For information from Nehemiah Wood of Shenandoah County, Virgina by Leo and Hazel Lawler sent questions to woodhistory@aol.com

Information on the Author

Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . including dedication, preface, and picture of the author

Chapter I . . . . . . . . . . . . . Things in General

Jacob S.F. Wood's recollection of the early Wood family.

Chapter II . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shenandoah Valley

Chapter III . . . . . . . . . . . . Nehemiah Wood and his sons

Chapter IV. . . . . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Wood and his sons

Chapter V . . . . . . . . . . . . . Biography of William Fallis Wood

Chapter VI. . . . . . . . . . . . . Our mother and her people

information on the Brumbach family

Chapter VII. . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Ann Wood Carey and family

Chapter VIII. . . . . . . . . . . Mary Elizabeth Wood Dearing and family

Chapter IX . . . . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Henry Wood and family

Chapter X. . . . . . . . . . . . . Nancy Susannah Wood Bear and Family

Chapter XI. . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara Frances Wood Bowman and Family

Chapter XII . . . . . . . . . . . .William Henry Wood and family

Chapter XIII. . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Ann Wood Dearing and family

Chapter XIV. . . . . . . . . . . . Jacob Samuel Fallis Wood and family

Chapter XV . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Tiznis (Aunt Beck colored)

Chapter XVI . . . . . . . . . . . .Early recollections

Chapter XVII. . . . . . . . . . . .Tributes to the author

Appendix

It has been the purpose of the writer to interweave with the biographical sketches certain moral characteristics, which he thought might be helpful to the reader.

No one can be more conscious of the imperfections of the book than the author---but he has done the best he could with the information which he was able to gather. He had been separated from some of the parties for many years and knew but little of their history, and they' were too modest to tell of their successes in life, financially, morally, or religiously. Some would say they had one nothing in life, worthy to appear in a book. No doubt if the writer had been intimately associated with them through life, he would have seen many good traits and many worthy deeds which he would be glad to have appear in the book.' This book is presented with the hope that it may serve to make the different branches of the family better acquainted, and to help up keep in view the GRAND FAMILY REUNION in the realms of ETERNAL DAY.

Now may the blessings of our Heavenly Father be upon you all now and ever more-- AMEN.

Yours very truly,

J. S. F. WOOD

I herein express my sincere gratitude to those who have assisted in gathering the material, or in the arrangement of the book. If it proves helpful to its readers, a large part of the credit is theirs.

Other information of interest to Wood family researchers

Wood Surname History This is a page with the history of the Wood surname in England