His middle name was found in some of my grandmother's writings.
Went to Missouri about age 24.
1860 Census. Crawford Co AR. William Wood, age 44, b. KY. Sarah M. age 22, b. MO. Joseph age 18, b. MO and John age 3. His brother Thomas was next door.
1870 Census in Crawford Co with Susan, John, Martha, Minnie & George - all have initials only.
1880 Census in Jasper Twp, Crawford Co. He gave his age as 64, b. KY; his father born in PA and his mother b. VA. Susan M. Wood, b. 43 in AR, birth place of father & mother "unknown". Martha J. age 19, Minnie D. age 15, George M age 11, Charles A. age 5, and Brown L. age 3.
Buried in Woods Cemetery, Van Buren AR. Name spelled Woods in "History in Headstones". This cemetery is in the Philadelphia community on Wood's original homestead. A photo reveals that his stone does say "Wm. M. Wood"
WILLIAM MOORE WOOD and NANCY E. WINKLER were married on 14 January 1841 in Macon County, Missouri.1,22 NANCY E. WINKLER1,23, daughter of WILLIAM WINKLER and NANCY D. NOLAND, was born on 15 September 1825 in Madison County, Kentucky.1,23,24 She died on 1 March 1853 at the age of 27 in Crawford County, Arkansas.1,23,24
Goodspeed's article gives her name as Mary C., but she was called Nancy in the marriage record. He had also confused her mother's name. I believe they were both Nancy. Her grave marker has her name as Nancy E.
William Winkler, son of Henry Winkler & Susannah Ross did marry Nancy Noland, 4 Jul 1814 in Madison Co KY.
Found William Woods marrying Nancy Winkler, 14 Jan 1841 in Macon County -
Buried at Dripping Springs Cemetery, Crawford County, AR. b. 1825, d.1853
WILLIAM MOORE WOOD and NANCY E. WINKLER had the following children:
WILLIAM MOORE WOOD and Susan Manda BISWELL were married on 29 July 1855 in Adair County, Missouri.1,25 Susan Manda BISWELL, daughter of Richard BISWELL and Sarah PARKER, was born in November 1838 in Adair County, Missouri.1,16,26 She died after 1900 at the age of 62.26
In the 1900 Census Manda stated she had 6 children, 5 living. It would seem to me there are too many children subscribed to this family. Louisan is the deceased child. I have seen in other databases, but without any census evidence, another daughter is Lavinia and many omit Louisan - Is perhaps Lavinia the same child as Louisan? Since the censuses and the grave of Louisan indicate a total of 7 children, perhaps one of the older children had died by 1900 and she didn't really count the infant who had died so many years before.
Found in the 1900 Crawford Co Census, age 61, widowed, living with Minnie and Lee.
WILLIAM MOORE WOOD and Susan Manda BISWELL had the following children:
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