|Rebecca R Smith Wood|
|Birth: ||Oct. 20, 1819|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1883|
Mrs. Rebecca R Wood, daughter of James and Ruth Smith, was born in Lancaster Co. Penn. Oct. 20th, 1819. In the ninth year of her age she moved with her parents to Morgan Co. Ohio. And in 1844 to Putman Co. Ill. and afterward to Lasalle Co. Ill.
While in Lasalle Co. she was married, June 10th 1858, to Wm. Wood, who afterward became the first Merchant of Butler.
Immediately after marriage Mr. Wood and his wife removed to Litchfield, Ill. and after living there about one year came in Oct. 1859 to Butler to the property which Mrs. Wood now occupies.
On the 29th of may 1873 Mr. Wood died, in the 64th year of his age.
Until her removal to Montgomery Co. Mrs. Wood lived, by right of birth, in connection with the Quaker Communion. In the year 1868 she united with the Congregational Church at Hillsboro, four miles east of Butler.
The children of Mrs. Wood are Mary & Joseph, both of whom are at this time living with their mother.
Source: Semi-Centenarians of Butler Grove Township, Montgomery County, Illinois: Also a Brief History of the Village of Butler (1878) by Thomas E Spilman
Blooming Grove Cemetery
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