NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Nathaniel Wood Jr., only son of Nathaniel Wood, was born in Hartford, Conn., descendant of an old Connecticut family. He married Electra Caswell. He was a farmer.
In religion he was a Universalist, and in his later years a Republican in politics.
Jabez Clark, John Caswell (mentioned below), Clarissa, Philena, Ruhama.
(II) John Caswell, son of Nathaniel (2) Wood, was born at West Turin, New York, 1827, died March 14, 1879. He was a farmer in his native town. In politics he was a Republican.
He married Evelina, who died June 17, 1894, daughter of Newton and Elizabeth (Cone) Clark. Her father was a soldier in the war of 1812. He came from Hartford, Conn. to northern New York with his family in an ox-cart in 1805, bringing one cow, and settled in West Turin, where he lived the rest of his life. He was born in 1791 and lived to the great age of ninety-two years. His children: Lucina, Alvin, Clarissa, Maria, Evelina (wife of Joseph Caswell Wood), Lorenzo, Ordelia, Philo, Franklin.
Children of John Caswell Wood:
Newton, born at Copenhagen, N.Y., 1857, died March 9, 1878.
Philo C., mentioned below.
Emma F., born at Turin, March, 1865.
(III) Philo C. Wood, son of John Caswell Wood, was born Sept. 1, 1862, at Turin, Lewis county, N.Y. He attended the public schools of his native town. He began his business career as a merchant and painter. In 1898 he became clerk in the Fred Hess Hotel at Inlet, N.Y. From 1900 to 1903 he was proprietor of the Glenmore Hotel at Big Moose. During the next five years he conducted the Old Forge House at Old Forge. In 1906 he bought the hotel known as Hess Camp, at Inlet, N.Y., and in 1908 moved into the house, enlarging it, refurnishing it and equipping it with modern lighting, heating, rendering it first-class in every respect. The hotel has been an attractive and popular resort since then.
He is a member of North Woods Lodge of Free Masons, No. 849, and has been secretary for two years. He is a member of the Fulton Yacht Association.
His family attends the Presbyterian church.
Philo C. Wood married in 1883, at Highmarket, N.Y., Ella M. Plummer, born in 1862, daughter of George and Mary (Sheppard) Plummber; she died Nov. 4, 1894. He married (second), in 1900, at Port Leyden, N.Y., Elizabeth, daughter of George and Eliza (Williams) Wellington.
Charles N., born Dec. 20, 1884.
Florence G., Aug. 1, 1891, graduate of the Holland Patent Conservatory of Music, Utica.
Frances M., July 19, 1894.
Children of second wife:
Madeline E., born June 24, 1903.
Marjorie E., Sept. 21, 1908.
[Transcriber's note: this material was published in 1910. If this couple had any more children, they didn't make this list.]
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