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The Family of Caroline Wood,
Written and researched by Margaret Odrowaz Sypniewski, B.F.A.

Generation Seven

Jonah Wood was born in Milton, Saratoga County, New York, on May 23, 1773. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Easton, daughter of Ahimaaz Easton, in 1792.

Jonah Wood purchased 60 acres of land in Marcellus Township on June 23, 1773. This could be the same farm described as located in southern Onondaga County. This farm (between Amber and Navarro) was said to have been in the Wood Family's possession for approximately 127 years (from 1805/6). In 1850 his farm is valued at $1800. Jonas wood died July 12, 1852 at age 80 years. Betty was born in Otisco (Marcellus) New York, in 1778. Elizabeth died April 4, 1854, in Otsico, New York at age 76 years, and is buried in the Amber Village Cemetary.

I found more Jonah Wood references in Connecticut records. A Jonah Wood married Elizabeth Stevens (p. 205) in New Haven, Connecticut Vital Records. Jonah Wood (d. 1689) was a judge (Huntington township) in May 1663 and May 1664. (Conn. Col I 401, 428).

Children of Jonas Wood and Elizabeth Easton were

  1. Warren Wood (1804-?) is thought to have died in Clinton, Michigan. Warren married (1) Harriet Stevens (2) Henrietta Van Hoesen.

  2. Ahimaaz Wood (1805-1851)married Mary E. Salmon (1806-1894). Ahimaaz died January 28, 1851,in Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York, at age 46 years

    Children of Ahimaaz and Mary Salmon were:

    (1)Mary Wood was born c. 1830.
    (2)Adell Wood was born c. 1833.
    (3)Jonah Wood was born c. 1834.
    (4)Jessie Wood was born c. 1837.
    (5)Ahimaaz Wood was born c. 1839(William Crysler was his guardian).
    (6)Caroline Wood was born c. 1842 (William Crysler was her guardian).

  3. Caroline M. Wood (1812-1852) married Martin Crysler.(SEE BELOW)

  4. Charles Wood died in Marcellus, Onondaga, New York? He was a soldier in thr War of 1812. He was unmarried.

  5. Stephen C. Wood (1814-1899) married Ursula Whiting (1816-?). They bought his parent's land in 1851 (60 acres).

  6. Marcus Wood (1817-?) married Caroline Know, and died in Clinton, Michigan.

  7. Cornell/Cornelius J. Wood (1820-1901) married (1) Sarah Carter (2) Sarah Easton, his cousin? Cornelius was said to have lost his leg at the Battle of Chancellorsville, in Virginia, while in the 149th Regiment of New York's Volunteer Infantry. They resided in Brewertown, New York.

  8. Stephen Wood - died young.

  9. Ann Elizabeth Wood married James Benham. She is thought to have died in Bridgewater, Michigan.

  10. Twin of Ann Elizabeth, died young

  11. Seymour N. Wood married Lizana Roundy, daughter of Capt. Asahel Roundy and Hannan Weston. Seymour died in Stracuse, New York.

Information is from Chronicles of the Wood Family by Herburt Narber Howe.

Generation Eight

Martin Crysler was born on November 9, 1812 in Marcellus Township, Onondaga County, New York. Martin died on February 28, 1872 in Sumpter Township, Wayne County, Michigan. He is buried in Martinville Cemetary in Sumpter Township, Wayne County, Michigan. His first wife was Caroline Wood, daughter of Jonah Wood (1758-?) and Elizabeth Easton(1779-1792). Caroline, according to the family Bible, was born on October 12, 1812, in Onondaga County, New York; and died July 12, 1852, at age 40.

Children of Martin and (1)Caroline Wood (Generation Nine):

  1. Marion Crysler was born September 15, 1833 in Marcellus Township, Onondaga County, New York, and died September 22, 1833.

  2. Tyrannus Crysler was born January 13, 1835 in Marcellus Township, Onondaga County, New York, and died August 22, 1899 in White Oaks, Ingham County, Michigan (death certificate). On Tyrannus' death certificate it says his mother was Elizabeth Wood. Tyrannus is also listed as a farmer. Tyrannus married Sarah Ann Lay on January 7, 1858 in Augustus, Michigan. Sarah was born September 15, 1838 in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan. She died in 1896 in White Oaks, Michigan.

    Children of Tyrannus and Sarah(Generation Ten):

    (1) Eva Elnore Crysler (August 13, 1859-1927)and never married
    (2)Bella C. Crysler (April 1, 1861-September 1, 1863)
    (3)Elmer Lay Crysler (March 2, 1864-November 10, 1936) and married Gertrude Robbins on April 30, 1885 (copy of wedding invitation). They had three children.
    (4) Lewellyn Crysler (October 17, 1866-1917) married to Learney Dickerson (his cousin and my grandmother's sister)
    Since they were first cousins, they could not have children. Their adopted boy was named Clifford Crysler.
    (5) Myrtle Crysler (October 30, 1868 - March 16, 1943) married William Lantis
    (6) Frederick William Crysler (August 22, 1873-March 16, 1945) (I have more on this family);
    (7) Edith B. Crysler (December 12, 1875-1931) married to Wesley Witty.

  3. George J. Crysler was born July 7, 1836 in Michigan, and died December 1898. He married Martin's second wife's daughter, Rozilla Closser, in abt. 1850. Rozilla's father was William Closser and her mother was Amanda Furlong.

  4. Mary Ann Crysler was born on November 24, 1857. She married C. K. Secor in January 1866, a carpenter contractor in Rockwood, Tennessee until 1909 when his family moved to Syracuse, New York.

    The Children of Mary Ann Crysler and C.K. Secor(Generation Ten:

    (1)Morris Lindsley Secor
    (2)Fred Secor

    ***Alfred Crysler, son of Edwin Crysler was raised by his sister's family after his mother died at his birth.

  5. James L. Crysler was born on May 26, 1839 in Sumpter, Wayne County, Michigan. He died on July 14, 1862 in the Civil War.

  6. Marcus W. Crysler was born on May 20, 1843 in Manchester Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan. He was wounded (gunshot wound to the hip) in the Civil War, and died on May 17, 1917. He married Catherine King on September 25, 1866 in Sumpter Township, Wayne County, Michigan. Catherine was born in August 1846 in Canada. Catharine died on February 7, 1913. Her first husband was (1) Daniel Hulett who she married on June 26, 1871 (he died on September 1, 1900). Marcus' second marriage was to Lenora Jane Crysler on March 25, 1914 in Sunfield, she was from Vermontville R.F.D. Eaton County, Michigan. Marcus is buried in Belleville, Michigan.

    Children of Marcus and Catherine were(Generation Ten):

    (1) Vincent W. Crysler(July 18, 1867-April 14, 1899)
    (2) Mary E. Crysler (September 8, 1871-?)
    (3) Kate and Carrie Crysler (twins) (November 9, 1774-?)
    (4) Rose R. Crysler (March 5, 1779-?)
    (5)Bessie Ann Crysler (December 17, 1885-January 15, 1886).

    Marcus was a Justice of Peace in Sumpter Township in 1880.

  7. Cornell Crysler was born on October 24, 1844 in Sumpter Township, Wayne County, Michigan, and died on December 15, 1862 in the Civil War.

  8. (8) Martin O. Crysler was born May 14, 1847 in Sumpter Township, Wayne County, Michigan, and died in 1931. He married (1) Elizabeth Bradshaw, daughter of Augustus Bradshaw and his wife Charlotte (B: 1824 in England) on September 25, 1866 and (2) Charlotte ?(b: December 1857 in Michigan).

    Children of Martin and Elizabeth(Generation Ten):

    (1)Ralph N. Crysler B: 1868
    (2)Roland Harry Crysler B: September 1888. He married Myrtle.
    (3)Ray Crysler B: July 1890
    (4)Rachel (?) B: 1903

  9. Edwin W. Crysler was born on March 10, 1852 in Sumpter Township, Wayne County, Michigan. He died in Rockwood, Tennessee. He married (1) Ida Parker Lindsey (his cousin) on August 3, 1876. Ida died, in childbirth, on December 24, 1885.(2) Eva Parker on March 10, 1887. Eva's first husband was Morris Linsley.

    Ida and Eva were cousins of Edwin. Their parents were: Father = Marcus Parker (son of Catherine Crysler - daughter of George Crysler and Rebecca Sullivan).
    Mother = (1)Lydia N. Cole, whom their father married on May 28, 1850. Lydia was born October 15, 1809 (Marcus and Lydia Parker had nine children).

    Children of Edwin and Ida Parker (Generation Ten):

    (1)Ethel Crysler B: July 10, 1878. Ethel married Mr. Addison House (brother of Arthur below).
    (2) Edna Crysler B: January 12, 1881. Edna married Robert Wilson Zimmerman on December 10, 1899. Robert was born on November 15, 1877 in Sandusky, Ohio. Their children were Mertie Bell Zimmerman and Bertha Mary Zimmerman.
    (3) Alfred Crysler was born December 24, 1885. He was later called Fred Secor (after his uncle who raised him). He had a son called Edwin.

    Children of Edwin Crysler and Eva were:

    (4) Mabel Crysler was born March 24, 1888; and married Arthur House (brother of Addison above).

    **Mabel had a half-brother named Morris Lindsley. Morris was born February 24, 1882. He was the son of Morris Lindsley and her mother, Eva.

  10. Elizabeth C. Crysler was born on May 18, 1849 in Sumpter Township. Wayne County, Michigan. She married George M. Henry (B: 1847 in NY) in 1876.

    George and Elizabeth Henry had one child, Emma Henry. Emma was born March 28, 1878 and she married William M. Randall on November 23, 1893.

    Children of Martin Crysler and (2)Amanda Furlong Closser were:

  11. Ermina E. Crysler was born on February 26, 1854 in Sumpter Township, Wayne County, Michigan. Ermina died on March 20, 1932 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan (Death Certificate). She married William Seward Dickerson on February 11, 1872. William Seward died April 30, 1927 in Northville, Wayne County, Michigan (Death Certificate)
    Their daughter, Grace Lenor Dickerson is my grandmother. Grace was born April 8, 1890 in Sumpter Township, Wayne County, Michigan (Certificate of Birth).

  12. Learney Elnor Crysler was born on March 12, 1856 and died December 20, 1864.
  13. William Furlong Crysler was born on December 21, 1869 and died on May 11, 1921 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida (death certificate). He married Frances Agnes Bryant on April 1, 1880, in Belleville, Wayne County, Michigan (Certificate of Marriage State Office #3-339).

    Orrah Charles Crysler was the son of William Crysler. Orrah was born October 10, 1886 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan (Certificate of Birth).

    Amanda Furlong's other children, by William Closser (B: 1828), son of John Closser and Sally Ann?, were:

  1. Julia Ann Closser (Oct. 9, 1839-Sept. 14, 1840)
  2. Arvella Closser (Aug. 3, 1836 - May 24, 1875). Arvella married William Braz on April 20, 1867.
  3. Rozilla Closser (June 20, 1842 in Ecorse, Michigan - Dec. 14, 1889) She married her mother's second husband's son, George J. Crysler, on November 10, 1860. They moved to Illinois or Kansas

    Children of Rozilla and George Crysler were:

    (1) James A. Crysler (1861-?)
    (2) George W. Crysler (1866-?)

  4. Mary Jane Closser (Jun. 26, 1844-1922?) Mary married Charles Campbell, widower on January 20, 1881, in Belleville, Wayne COunty, Michigan.

  5. Perry O. Closser (October 15, 1847 in Ecorse, MI. - January 10, 1929 in Adrian, MI). Perry married Frances Parker on September 17, 1875.

Generation Nine

Ermina E. Crysler (Go to my Dickerson page for Ermina's lineThe Dickerson Family) (see generation two)


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