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Wood Genealogy

GENEALOGICAL RECORD OF THE WOOD BRANCH OF THE M. D. HIBBARD FAMILY

The following record is furnished by James Allen Kibbe, Genealogist, Member of Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Conn. It was sent by him, May 6, 1907, to Marie A. Hibbard, Toledo, Ohio. It has been ammended with additional information by the author of this website. A word of caution -- although I strive to present as accurate a record as possible, errors can and sometimes do creep in. If you are researching this line, I would encourage you to use the following information as a starting point, and to verify its authenticity through further research of your own. You never know what wonderful discoveries you may make!

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THIS PAGE

Paternal Ancestors of Hannah Wood Hibbard
Brief History of Woodville, New York
Genealogy of Isabela Hazen who Married John Wood in 1680

Paternal Ancestors of HANNAH WOOD HIBBARD

EDWARD WOOD is the immigrant ancestor of this line. He was born in England, date and place not presently known; he died in Charlestown, Massachusetts on September 9, 1642. He married RUTH MOUSALL. She was born about 1612 in England, and died August 29, 1642 in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

From Pope’s PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS, pg. 510:

Edward, baker, Charlestown, bought half of a house Nov. 1, 1639. [L.] Adm. chh. 30 (1) 1640, frm. May 13, 1640. His wife Ruth adm. chh. 24 (3) 1640, d. 29 (6) 1642; ch. Tabitha bapt. 30 (3) 1641. Edward Wood, "the elder of that name," died 27 (9) 1642. Admin. gr. 4 (10) 1642. [Reg. III, 81.]

Children of Edward Wood and Ruth Mousall are:
  • Thomas Wood, born 1634 in Charlestown, ---- County, Massachusetts; died September 12, 1687 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Edward Wood, died Abt. 1674.

Second Generation

THOMAS WOOD was born 1634 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and died September 12, 1687 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts. He is the son of Edward Wood and Ruth Mousall. He married ANN HUNT on June 07, 1654 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts. She was born ca. 1637, possibly in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, and died December 29, 1714 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Rowley records show that he was a man of excellent Christian character and of high standing among his fellow citizens.

The Children of Thomas Wood and Ann Hunt, recorded in Rowley, Massachusetts:
  • Mary Wood, born March 15, 1655 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts; died Aft. 1700m. She married Edward Ordway, 1678.
  • John Wood, born November 02, 1656 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts; died March 07, 1729 in Littleton, Massachusetts. He married Isabel Hazen.
  • Thomas Wood, born August 10, 1658 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts. He married Mary Hunt in 1683.
  • Ann Wood, born August 08, 1660 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts; died Aft. 17024. She married Benjamin Plummer in 1678.
  • Ruth Wood, born July 21, 1662 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts; died November 29, 17346. She married Captain Joseph Jewett in 1680.
  • Elizabeth Wood, born September 05, 1664 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts. She married Captain Joseph Boynton, probably in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was born between 1645-1665, probably in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts.
  • Josiah Wood, born September 05, 1664 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts; died December 10, 1728 in Enfield (Somers), Connecticut.
  • Samuel Wood, born December 26, 1666 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts; died November 25, 1690. He married Margaret Ellthrope in 1689.
  • Solomon Wood, born May 17, 1669 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts; died January 13, 1751 in Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He married Mary Hazeltins 1690.
  • Ebenezer Wood, born December 29, 1671 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts; died February 1737 in Mendon, Massachusetts. He married Rachel Nichols in 1695.
  • James Wood, born June 22, 1674 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts15; died October 08, 1694.

Third Generation

JOHN WOOD was born November 2, 1656 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts; he died March 7 1729 in Littleton, Massachusetts. He was the son of Thomas Wood and Ann Hunt. He married on January 15, 1680, ISABELL HAZEN of Rowley, daughter of Edward Hazen and Hannah (Grant) Hazen. She was born July 21, 1662 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, and died after 1726.

John Wood settled in Bradford, Massachusetts, which had been called Rowley. Later he removed from Bradford to Littleton, Massachusetts. He was, according to records of Sons of American Revolution, Captain of a Military Company, and was in King Philip's War. King Philip's War of 1675-1676 (also known as Metacom's Rebellion) marked the last major effort by the Indians of southern New England to drive out the English settlers. For more information on King Philip's War, one of the most devastating wars fought in America, you can visit the following websites:

Children of John Wood and Isabell Hazen are:
  • John Wood (1), born January 08, 1680 in Rowley, Essex County,Massachusetts; died between 1680 - 1682.
  • Hannah Wood, born January 12, 1681 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts; died March 03, 1732 in Bradford, Massachusetts. She married James Bailey July 14, 1702.
  • John Wood (2), born February 13, 1684 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts; died February 13, 1753. He married Sarah Kimball.
  • Priscilla Wood, born August 27, 1686 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts; died between 1764-1780. She married Daniel Tenney.
  • Edward Wood, born September 07, 1689 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 1762. He married Experience Abell. [Another researcher gives Edward’s wife as Mary Spofford (b. 15 June 1692 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts; died 26 December 1779), married on 23 December 1713. Experience Abell is listed as his brother, Thomas’s wife.]
  • Thomas Wood, born November 28, 1691 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts; died after 1764.
  • Samuel Wood, born November 18, 1693 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts; died November 03, 1778. He married Ruth Kimball on January 26, 1749.
  • Joseph Wood, born May 05, 1696 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts; died February 07, 1766 in Windham, Connecticut. He married Hannah Carrier.
  • Ebenezer Wood, born May 08, 1698 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts; died Bet. 1737 - 1789 in Norwich, Connecticut. He married Mary Rudd.
  • Abigail Wood, born December 14, 1700 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts. She married Joseph Tenney on February 14, 1723.
  • Bethiah Wood, born January 19, 1703 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts; died April 03, 1769 in Salisbury, Massachusetts. She married John Bingham on February 08, 1721.
  • Richard Wood, born January 30, 1706 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts. He married Sarah Rolf.
  • Joshiah Wood, born April 05, 1708 in Bradford, Essex County, Massachusetts; died Aft. 1767. He married Eleanor.

Fourth Generation

JOSEPH WOOD was born May 5, 1696; married November 28, 1720, Hannah Carrier, in Lebanon, Connecticut; died February 7, 1766, in Windham, Connecticut, aged 70 years.

Children of Joseph Wood and Hannah Carrier are:
  • Priscilla Wood, born October 31, 1721 in Norwich, Connecticut; died April 01, 1743 in Windham, Connecticut.
  • Hannah Wood, born April 08, 1725; married Samuel Tubbs.
  • Miriam Wood, born November 01, 1728 in Littleton, Massachusetts; died December 22, 1818 in Woodville, Jefferson County, New York; married Rev. Nathaniel Wood on May 03, 1748.
  • Irene Wood, born December 08, 1729; married John Pember in 1749.
  • Joseph Wood, born October 31, 1732; married Deborah Tubbs.

EBENEZER WOOD 4 (s. Joseph 3 , John 2 , Thomas 1) b. May 8, 1698; married Mary Rudd of Norwich, Connecticut, March 12, 1718. Ebenezer Wood removed to Norwich, and settled on Portapaug Hill.

Children of Ebenezer Wood and Mary Rudd are:
  • Mary Wood, born January 15, 1719 in Norwich, Connecticut; married Benoni Messenger.
  • Lydia Wood, born July 26, 1720 in Norwich, Connecticut; married Stephen Story in 1741.
  • Beulah Wood, born February 27, 1722 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut; married Richard Haskins.
  • Elizabeth Wood, born August 16, 1724 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut; died January 10, 1800 in Rupert, Bennington, Vermont; married Jonathan Eastman.
  • Ebenezer Wood, born November 15, 1726 in Norwich, Connecticut; died in 1796 in Bennington, Vermont; married Philipa Story December 10, 1745 in Norwich, Connecitcut.
  • Rev. Nathaniel Wood, born November 19, 1729 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut; died April 27, 1815 in Woodville, Jefferson County, New York; married Miriam Wood on May 03, 1748.
  • John Wood, born January 06, 1732 in Norwich (Beacon), Connecticut; died Bet. 1770-1823; married Hannah Richardson ca. 1759.
  • Esther Wood, born January 29, 1734 in Norwich, Connecticut; married Yetance Barstow.

Rev. NATHANIEL WOOD was born November 19, 1729 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, and died April 27, 1815 in Woodville, Jefferson County, New York. He was the son of Ebenezer Wood and Mary Rudd. He married his first cousin, Miriam Wood on May 3, 1748. She was the daughter of Joseph Wood and Hannah Carrier. She was born November 1, 1728 in Littleton, Massachusetts, and died December 22, 1818 in Woodville, Jefferson County, New York.

Nathaniel Wood, Jr., was a man of superior ability and culture. He was a member of the Legislature several years, and held other publid offices. His son, Reuben Wood, who while young removed to the Western Reserve, Ohio, became Governor of Ohio and, also, Judge of the Supreme Court.

Rev. NATHANIEL WOOD removed from Connecticut (Portipaug Hill, about six miles north of Norwich and near the border of Windham County) just before or during the Revolution, to Bennington, Vermont. From there he and his family went to Middletown, Rutland County, Vermont, as early as 1782.

Rev. Nathaniel, who was a Congregational minister, wished to be Pastor of the Church, but Deacon Brewster objected. As he was a man of good mental power and strong will he could not endure defeat. He held meetings at the houses of his sons and soon had as large congregtions as either of the churches.

Rev. Elisha Hibbard says in his Memoirs that his mother, Hannah Wood Hibbard, after the death of her husband, Rev. Ithamar Hibbard, in 1802, lived with her father, Rev. Nathaniel Wood, and her brothers about three years, when they all emigrated to Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York. This would make the time of their removal to Ellisburg about 1805.

Children of Rev. Nathaniel Wood and Miriam Wood are:
  • Jacob Wood, born March 02, 1749 in Norwich Township, New London, Connecticut; died Unknown; married Martha Haskin in 1767.

    Jacob Wood was Selectman of Middletown on its first organization and Ephraim, his brother, was Constable.

  • Ephraim Wood, born November 20, 1755 in Norwich Township, New London, Connecticut; died August 21, 1830 in Woodville, Jefferson County, New York; married Esther Eastman in 1779.

    From CHILD'S GAZETTEER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, by Hamilton Child; originally published 1890:

    TOWN OF ELLISBURGH

    "Ephraim Wood, one of the early settlers of Ellisburgh, son of Rev. Nathaniel Wood, was born in 1755, and in 1779 married Esther Eastman, who bore him three sons and eight daughters. Of these children, Amos E., born in 1787, married Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Chamberlain) Dean, in 1819, who bore him two sons and four daughters, viz.: Elvira O., who married Edwin R. Finn; Simeon T., who resides in the village of Woodville; Amos F., of Michigan; Rachel M., who married George A. Jenkins; Marion M., born in 1829, who married C. F. Eastman; and Mary E., who married Merrett F. Wood. Hannah Wood survives her husband and resides with her daughter, Mrs. C. F. Eastman, at Woodville, aged 99 years."

  • Miriam Wood, born April 22, 1760 in Norwich Township, New London, Connecticut; died Unknown; married Nehemiah (or Solomon?) Hazen in 1777. Conflicting sources give the husband's name as Solomon Hazen. Neither has been verified.
  • Solomon Wood, born March 31, 1762 in Norwich Township, New London, Connecticut; married Parthenia.
  • Hannah Wood, born March 05, 1764 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut; died 1844 in Jefferson County, New York, possibly in or near Ellisburg; married (1) Ithamar Nathaniel Hibbard, Rev. on December 06, 1785, probably in Rutland County, Vermont; married (2) Obediah Kingsley between 1805-1810.
  • Nathaniel Wood, Jr., born December 05, 1766 in Norwich Township, New London, Connecticut; married Lucretia.

    "Nathaniel Wood, Junior, was a man of superior ability and culture. He was a member of the Legislature several years, and held other public offices. His son, Reuben Wood, who while young removed to the Western Reserve, Ohio, became Governor of Ohio and, also, Judge of the Supreme Court."

  • Ebenezer Wood, born September 17, 1771 in Norwich Township, New London, Connecticut; died August 20, 1858; married (1) Abigail Wood, 1795 (died 1842); married (2) Sarah Lyon, 1842 (died May 20, 1858).

    From CHILD'S GAZETTEER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, by Hamilton Child; originally published 1890.

    TOWN OF ELLISBURGH

    "Ebenezer Wood, son of Nathaniel, was born in Norwich, Conn., in 1777, and at the age of 16 years removed to Middletown, Vt. He married Abigail, daughter of Philemon Wood, in 1795, and their children were Victor, born in 1795; Polly, born in 1797; Jacob, born in 1799; Abigail, born in 1802; Ebenezer, Jr., born in Ellisburgh in 1811; Harrison, born in 1814; and Nathaniel, born June 22, 1816. Ebenezer Wood located in this town at Woodville, about 1804 or '05, and built a big house where he resided for a few years, when he built a large frame house and kept hotel for a number of years. He also kept a general store. His wife died in 1842, and the same year he married for his second wife, Sarah Lyon, who died May 20, 1858. Mr. Wood died August 20, 1858. Nathaniel Wood was reared upon his father's farm, and was twice married. His first wife, Phebe, whom he wedded in 1837, died in 1842. He married, second, Flora J., daughter of Milton and Amelia (Willard) Clark, of Woodville, June 12, 1842, by whom he had two sons, George Milton and Nathaniel J. George M. was born in 1843. He married Frankie, daughter of Cyrus and Pamelia (Goodenough) Littlefield, in 1867, by whom he has a son, George Milton, Jr., born November 24, 1880, and a daughter, Fannie, born in 1869. George M. Wood was educated at Union Academy, and in Syracuse. Nathaniel J. Wood, was born in 1846, and was also educated at Union Academy and in Syracuse. He married, first, Almira M., daughter of Samuel J. and Anna (Williamson) Williamson, in 1872, who died in 1876. For his second wife he wedded Mary E., daughter of Samuel and Laura (Owen) Eaton, in 1885, by whom he has a son, Nathaniel Eaton, born in 1887. N. Wood & Sons owns a large landed estate, are extensively engaged in manufacturing, and do a large mercantile business at Woodville."

HANNAH WOOD was born March 05, 1764 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut; she died in 1844 in Jefferson County, New York, possibly in or near Ellisburg or Woodville. She was the daughter of Rev. Nathaniel Wood and Miriam Wood. She married (1) Ithamar Nathaniel Hibbard, Rev. on December 06, 1785, probably in Rutland County, Vermont. He was born June 19, 1745 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut, and died March 02, 1802 in Hubbardton, Rutland, Vermont. He was the son of Elisha Hibbard and Mary Palmer. She married (2) Obediah Kingsley between 1805-1810.

According to family papers, "Rev. Elisha Hibbard (Hannah's son) says in his Memoirs that his mother, Hannah Wood Hibbard, after the death of her husband, Rev. Ithamar Hibbard, in 1802, lived with her father, Rev. Nathaniel Wood, and her brothers about three years, when they all emigrated to Ellisburg, Jefferson County, New York. This would make the time of their removal to Ellisburg about 1805." To the best of my knowledge, Rev. Elisha Hibbard's Memoirs no longer exist.

See Hibbard Genealogy for children of
Rev. Ithamar and Hannah Wood Hibbard
New Information added July, 2003

The following information is taken from the ELLISBURGH Town History, in Child's Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N. Y., pp. 401-419, and provides some background information on several members of the Wood family. A transcript of the entire section can be found online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~twigs2000/ellisburgh.html. (I have bolded the names of the Wood family.)

WOODVILLE (p.o.) village is located on the north branch of Sandy Creek, about three miles from its mouth, 22 miles from Watertown, 170 from Albany, and 312 from New York city. The settlement was begun here by Ebenezer, Ephraim, and Jacob Wood, sons of Rev. Nathaniel Wood, of Middletown, Vt., who came in to look for lands with Orimal Brewster, Simeon Titus, Ephraim Wood, Jr., and Hezekiah Leffingwell, in the fall of 1803. May 25, 1804. Ebenezer and Ephraim Wood purchased a tract of 754 acres, for which they paid $2,294.80, and, in March, Ephraim came in with a daughter and three sons. Nathaniel Wood, father of Ephraim, came on in June, 1804. Obediah Kingsbury, Oliver Scott, and others came the same year. A small saw-mill was built and in 1805, got in operation. In 1805 Ebenezer Wood, Nathaniel Wood, Jr., Mosely Wood, Samuel Truesdale, and families, and several young men, came in. Oliver Batcheller opened the first blacksmith shop in the village about 1810. The first store and the first hotel were kept by Ebenezer Wood, in his dwelling. The postoffice was established here between 1820 and 1830. The village now contains one general store, an hotel, grist-mill, door, sash, and blind factory, wagon shop, blacksmith shop, paper-mill, saw-mill, cheese factory, a drug and grocery store, telegraph, telephone, and express offices, and about 100 inhabitants. J. F. Converse's Riverside stock farm is also located here.

1810 Census

Image of 1810 Federal Census for Ellisburgh, Jefferson County, New York. On this page can be found the names of Jacob, Mosley, Nath'l, and Ephraim Wood, as well as Nath'l W. and Elisha Hibbard (misspelled Hubbard).

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GENEALOGY OF ISABELLA HAZEN WHO MARRIED JOHN WOOD IN 1680

From Munsell's
American Ancestry,
and
Boston Transcript; May, 1908
with additions and corrections.

Isabell Hazen was born July 21, 1662; she died after 1726 (date not currently known). She was the daughter of Edward Hazen and Hannah Grant. She married John Wood on January 15, 1680.

EDWARD HAZEN was born December 14, 1614 in Cadney, Lincolnshire, England and is often referred to as "of Rowley, Massachusetts"; he died July 22, 1683 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Thomas Hassen and Elizabeth. He married (1) Elizabeth, who died childless on September 18, 1649. He married (2) Hannah Grant on March 2, 1650 (alternate years for marriage are 1648 & 1649, the confusion in dates due no doubt to the change in dating the eventually took place). Hannah was born October 16, 1631 in Cottingham, Yorkshire, England (alternate place of birth has been found as Rowley, Massachusetts, but as she and her family are said to have arrived in America in 1638, this would be incorrect), the daughter of Thomas Grant and Jane Haborne. She died February 1715 in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Edward Hazen is said to have been a "man of influence." He came to Massachusetts in 1650. He was Overseer or Selectman of Rowley in 1650, 1651, 1654, 1655, and 1668. He was Judge of Delinquents in 1666.

Children of Edward Hazen and Hannah Grant
  • Elizabeth Hazen, b. March 8, 1651; d.-----. She married Nathaniel Harris on April 5, 1670.
  • Hannah Hazen, b. September 1653; d-----. She married William Gibson.
  • John Hazen, b. September 22, 1655; d-----.
  • Thomas Hazen, b. January 9, 1657; d April 12, 1735. He married Mary Howlett on January 1, 1683.
  • Edward Hazen, b. September 10, 1660; d. 1748. He married Jane Pickford on November 16, 1684.
  • Isabella Hazen, b. July 21, 1662; d. after 1726. She married John Wood on January 15, 1680.
  • Priscilla Hazen, b. November 25, 1664; d. July 25, 1752. She married Jeremiah Pearson on July 21, 1681.
  • Ednah (or Edney) Hazen, b. June 20, 1667; d. -----.
  • Richard Hazen, b. August 6, 1669; d. -----.
  • Hepsibah (or Hepzibah) Hazen, b. December 22, 1671; d. -----.
  • Sarah Hazen, b. August 22, 1673; d. -----.

My connection to the Hazen line is very distant.
If you came to this site seeking information on this family,
may I suggest visiting the following website:
http://www.angelfire.com/journal/pondlilymill/heisende.html.

For connection with Hibbard Family,
see Hannah Wood who married Rev. Ithamar Hibbard.

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