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Bennajah T Wood

Bennajah T Wood

Posted: 4 Jun 2012 8:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
please help trying to find out information on Bennajah T Wood he married Martha Wilfang they are my great great grandparents their son John Thomas Wood married Lillian Mae Coate(s) and had eight children one of them was my grandfather Floyd Vernon Wood any help in finding new cousins will be great!

Re: Bennajah T Wood

Posted: 4 Jun 2012 1:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Please show more information
do you want census records, or?
His will might give you more information.

Re: Bennajah T Wood

Posted: 4 Jun 2012 1:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Please show more information
do you want census records, or?
His will might give you more information.

Re: Bennajah T Wood

Posted: 4 Jun 2012 2:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
All I have is the names of the children:
Glen Wood
Harvey Wood
John Thomas Wood 1878-1952(my greatgrandfather)
Martin Wood born abt 1881
Claud Wood born abt 1884

I have a couple of pictures of Benejah and Martha plus some snapshots of John T Wood.
once I get my paid membership I think I may have found a couple more leads, right now any information that I can view and see if it fits will help, who knows we might be cousins

Re: Bennajah T Wood

Posted: 4 Jun 2012 4:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Since Wood is such a common name, it's hard to find them without knowing a location. Do you know where they lived when the children were born?

Re: Bennajah T Wood

Posted: 4 Jun 2012 4:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Jun 2012 4:23PM GMT
I'm guessing Iowa as my ggrandfather was born in Botany, Monona Co, Iowa and all my gradfathers siblings and himself were also born and mostly raised in Onowa (sp?)Ia until John and Lillian moved west during the great depression

Re: Bennajah T Wood

Posted: 4 Jun 2012 5:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have Wood/Woods ancestors who lived in Salem, Mass. You'll notice that the surname often switches between Woods and Wood.

According to the 1900 census, Martha had a total of 11 children, 8 of who were living at that time.

It looks like Martha's maiden name was Wilfong/Wilfang or Wilford. She and Bennajah wed 21 Feb 1877 in Iowa.
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United States Census, 1880
name: Bennych Woods
residence: Iowa, Crawford, Iowa
birthdate: 1858
birthplace: Iowa, United States
relationship to head: Self
spouse's name: Martha Woods
spouse's birthplace: Illinois, United States
father's name:
father's birthplace:
mother's name:
mother's birthplace:
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Male
martial status: Married
age (expanded): 22 years
occupation: Farmer
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Bennych Woods M 22 Iowa, United States
wife Martha Woods F 22 Illinois, United States
son John Woods M 2 Iowa, United States
son Martin Woods M 8M Iowa, United States
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1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Benacah T Wood
Age: 42
Birth Date: Sep 1858
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1900: Audubon, Audubon, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Martha Wood
Marriage Year: 1879
Years Married: 21
Occupation: day laborer

Name: Martha Wood
Age: 41
Birth Date: Apr 1858
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1900: Audubon, Audubon, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Benacah T Wood
Marriage Year: 1879
Years Married: 21
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother: number of living children: 8
Mother: How many children: 11

Household Members:
Name Age
Martin Wood 20
Clandey Wood 16
Loman Wood 14
Glenwood Wood 12
Eva M Wood 9
Harvy Wood 7
Dotty Wood 3
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1910 United States Federal Census
Name: David H Coat
Age in 1910: 28
Birth Year: 1882
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1910: Jordan, Monona, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Eva Coat
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Neighbors:
Household Members:
Name Age
David H Coat 28
Eva Coat 19
Rachael F Coat 10/12
Martha Wood 52 mother-in-law
Benaza Wood 52 father-in-law
Dotty Wood 13
Harvey Wood 17
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1910 United States Federal Census
Name: John T Wood
Age in 1910: 32
Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1910: Jordan, Monona, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: May L Wood
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa

Name: May L Wood
Age in 1910: 22
Birth Year: 1888
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1910: Jordan, Monona, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John T Wood
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Mother's Birthplace: Iowa

Household Members:
Name Age
Ovila Wood 4
Harold Wood 1
--------------------------------------------
1920 United States Federal Census
Name: John T Wood
Age: 42
Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1920: Franklin, Monona, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: May L Wood
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors:
Household Members:
Name Age
John T Wood 42
May L Wood 30
Avilia G Wood 13
Harold O Wood 10
Wyona O Wood 5
Gerald C Wood 3 5/12
Floy Wood 3/1 twin girl
Floyd Wood 3/12 twin boy
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There are marriage records for some of the children on Family Search, and by using the info above, you should be able to find most of the censuses there as well (it's a free site):
https://www.familysearch.org/search/records/index#count=20&a...
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groom's name: John T. Wood
groom's birth date: 1876
groom's birthplace: Selby Co.
groom's age: 29
bride's name: Lillian May Coate
bride's birth date: 1888
bride's birthplace: Coon Rapids, Iowa
bride's age: 17
marriage date: 23 Aug 1905
marriage place: Onawa, Monona, Iowa
groom's father's name: B. T. Wood
groom's mother's name: Martha Wilfang
bride's father's name: John F. Coate
bride's mother's name: Ellen Fleming
groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Single
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Single
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groom's name: Harvey Wood
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: Onawa, Iowa
groom's age:
bride's name: Nellie Kress
bride's birth date: 1896
bride's birthplace: Pisgah, Ia.
bride's age: 18
marriage date: 15 Jul 1914
marriage place: Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa
groom's father's name: Benaja Wood
groom's mother's name: Martha Wilfong
bride's father's name: William Nelson Kress
bride's mother's name: Minnie Hiles
groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Single
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Single
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groom's name: Martin Wood
groom's birth date: 1881
groom's birthplace: Iowa
groom's age: 25
bride's name: Vinnie Moore
bride's birth date: 1888
bride's birthplace: Iowa
bride's age: 18
marriage date: 05 Jul 1906
marriage place: Manilla, Crawford, Iowa
groom's father's name: B. T. Wood
groom's mother's name: Martha Wilfong
bride's father's name: G. W. Moore
bride's mother's name: Udora Prier
groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Single
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Single
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groom's name: Harvey Wood
groom's birth date: 1893
groom's birthplace: Onawa Co, Iowa
groom's age: 29
bride's name: Bonita Kuhl
bride's birth date: 1897
bride's birthplace: Manning, Iowa
bride's age: 25
marriage date: 31 Dec 1922
marriage place: Manning, Iowa
groom's father's name: B.T. Wood
groom's mother's name: Martha Wilford
bride's father's name: Peter Kuhl
bride's mother's name: Louisa Lohmier
groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Unknown
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Single
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groom's name: Harlen Coate
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: Guthrie Co., Ia
groom's age:
bride's name: Eva Wood
bride's birth date: 1891
bride's birthplace: Monono Co., Ia
bride's age: 16
marriage date: 27 Mar 1907
marriage place: Denison
groom's father's name: C. W. Coate
groom's mother's name: Candace Coppick
bride's father's name: B. F. Wood
bride's mother's name: Martha Wilfall
groom's race: White
groom's marital status: Single
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race: White
bride's marital status: Single

Re: Bennajah T Wood

Posted: 4 Jun 2012 6:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Jun 2012 6:10PM GMT
thank you for the names and information I now have a little lead to go on I've just been stuck in the crack. Yes I've run across some of these spellings as had my mother many years ago before she passed on and a family member destroyed all her work and records. I appreciate what you have given me today

Re: Bennajah T Wood

Posted: 28 Nov 2012 1:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Nov 2012 1:48AM GMT
Benajah and Martha Wood were my great grandparents. You can message me!

Sincerely,
Molly

Re: Bennajah T Wood

Posted: 31 Jul 2013 4:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: WOOD MILLS
Looking for information on Claud Wood and his parents.

Claud Wood and Edna May Mills (my 3ef cousin 2x removed!)(31 Jul 1884 - 30 May 1910)Died: Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA, Lakeside Hospital due to complications from cesarean section.
--- Gertrude Edna Wood (28 May 1910 - 14 Jun 1910)

I have what can be found on ancestry and familysearch.

Thank you,
familytrace4fsk

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