Wood Cemetery. An outstanding characteristic of Daniel C. Wood was to own, supervise, conduct, and operate his own personal properties for the education and religious training of his family. He owned his own schoolhouse and church which his family attended. His own cemetery was located in West Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, where he and his wives and several members of his family were buried. During the massacre of the Indians there were many Indian children left orphans. Daniel Wood adopted three Indian children. They, too, were buried in the Wood Cemetery. The cemetery plot was laid out in approximately 1852.
It was customary for the Wood families to meet at the cemetery each year on Memorial Day, where fitting and acred services were held in honor of Daniel Wood. Many of the original grave markers were of his own design, standing as a monument to his memory and to his loved ones who were resting there.
The cemetery plot was an endeared spot to Daniel C. Wood. In one corner of the lot he planted several trees, under which he placed two or three rocking chairs for the family's and friends' comfort when visiting there, and there he spent many hours in meditation. His most ardent desire was expressed many times to his sons before his death—that the cemetery should never be moved.
With the crossing of the railroad through Wood Homestead, area was named Woods Cross by Brigham Young. General area South to Salt Lake City, West to Great Salt Lake and East to Session's Settlement (now Bountiful) came to be known as Woods Cross. Local area still bears name.
This private cemetery plot was dedicated Aug. 27, 1858 by Daniel Wood. There is a memorial erected by Daniel Wood posterity and dedicated by his Great Grandson, Henry D. Moyle. First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 1, 1962.
(Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 20, p. 137)
GPS Coordinates: 40.8856, -111.8925
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #109238
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