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Ephriam Ashcraft Wood
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1826
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1899
Shelby County
Missouri, USA

Husband of Sarah Jane Hightower, married 26 OCT 1856 in Shelby County, Missouri; husband of Jane Elizabeth Bragg, married 14 AUG 1860 in Shelby County, Missouri. Son of David Wood and Susan Ashcraft.

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The following is from the PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF MARION, RALLS AND PIKE COUNTIES, MISSOURI, Published by C. '0. Owen & Co., Chicago, in 1895. It is found on pages 676-677

(Ephriam Ashcraft Wood)E. A. Wood, a worthy resident of Warren Township, Marion County" is one of the wealthy and influential men of this region. He commenced 1 life empty-handed, but by indomitable will and business ability has wrought out for himself a comfortable maintenance and a high reputation for honorable character among those who know him. A native of Kentucky, Mr. Wood was born in Bourbon County, August 1, 1826. He is the son of David and Sarah (Ashcraft) Wood, also natives of the Blue Grass State, the father born in 1804, and the mother in 1803. They died in 1878 and 1847, respectively. They were united in marriage in Kentucky in 1825, and to them were born the following-named sons and daughters: E. A., subject of this sketch; Margaret, now deceased, was the wife of Eli Taylor, of Texas; Sallie A. Married William Carnehan and both are deceased; John T. is a re-tired farmer, living in Colorado; Mary J. and her husband, John Wilkins, are deceased, as are also Stephen, William, who was killed on the railroad, Sophia and Martha. The latter was the wife of Silas Hendricks, a blacksmith of Kansas. David Wood was a second time married, the lady on this occasion being Mrs. Fanny Timmons, the mother of two daughters, Martha and Emily, and one son. By her union with Mr. Wood there were born five children, as follows: Agnus, the wife of John Jurde, resides in Kansas City, Mo.; Milton, Robert H. and George are farmers of Shelby County; this State; Malcom M. is a physician of Palmyra. In 1830 our subject was brought by his parents to Monroe County, this State, where they made their home for six years: Their next change found them living in Shelby County, where they passed the re-mainder of their lives. His father was a well-to-do farmer and for many years was Justice of the Peace of his township. Our subject lived at home until his twenty-sixth year. He then began doing for himself, his first work being to learn the blacksmith's trade. This he followed for about thirty-five years, and even at the present time does all his own work in that line, In 1865 he purchased two acres of land, on which he erected a shop and carried on a business as blacksmith for two years. He then became the proprietor of his present estate, comprising one hundred and forty-five acres of excellent land, and although giving the greater portion of his time to its cultivation, he still did work for his neighbors. Mr. Wood was married October 26, 1856, to Miss Sarah J. Hughtower, who was born in Kentucky. She survived her marriage only two years when she was called hence, passing away at the age of thirth-one. To them was born a son, William R., who is now deceased. Mr. Wood was married in 1860 to Jane E. Bragg, whose birth occurred March 23, 1837, in Virginia. She was the daughter of Elias and
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Margaret Bragg, Virginians, who emigrated to this county in 1832, and thereafter were engaged in farm pursuits in this locality. They became prominent in the affairs of their community and were respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. To them was born a large family of sons and daughters, of whom we mention the following: Margaret, deceased; William, residing in California; Sarah, deceased; Mary, the wife of Samuel Harrison of Shelby County, Mo.; Lucy, deceased; Jane E. and Virginia, twins; Nancy, the widow of Daniel Birds, of Monroe City, and William S., Agnes and Roddie, who died young.
The following children were born to our subject by his union with Miss Bragg. They were Charles B. and William S., farmers of Shelby County, this State; Sallie, the wife of Robert Smith, a farmer also of the above county; Lizzie, whose husband, John P. Snider, is the owner of a farm there; Lenora, Samuel H. and Edwin Y., at home.
In using his right of franchise, Mr. Wood has always supported Democratic nominees, and is an active worker in the ranks of his party. He is upright and conscientious in every position in life to which he is called, and is a son of patriotic and public spirit. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and socially, is a Mason of high standing. 
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  Jane Elizabeth Bragg Wood (1837 - 1912)
  William Silas Wood (1862 - 1936)*
  Margaret Elizabeth Wood Snider (1866 - 1904)*
  Elias Bragg Wood (1871 - 1875)*
  James F. Wood (1873 - 1873)*
  Annie M. Wood (1881 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Andrew Chapel Cemetery
Marion County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Feb 08, 2012
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Ephriam Ashcraft Wood
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