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Susanna "Susan" Wood Sunderland
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Birth: 1820
Maryland, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1870, USA

Susanna Wood was the daughter and first born child of Samuel Wood and Rachel Ann Stevens Wood. She married Henry Sunderland (abt 1810 to abt 1876) on 27 Apr 1837 in Anne Arundel Co., MD.

They had 12 known Sunderland children. She named 2 after her parents Samuel and Rachel. Several are buried here.

Augustus (Henry paid for his schooling)
Josiah SAMUEL, 1 Nov 1838 - 11 Dec 1838
Lemuel, 16 May 1840 - 16 Jul 1862 below
Henry Johnson, 15 Oct 1841 - 14 May 1915 in AA (Martha Essex) was on the CW draft registration
RACHEL Anne J., 21 Mar 1843 - 1882 below
Susannah, 27 Aug 1844 - 22 Jun 1870 (Oliver McKee Wells)
Richard W., 21 Feb 1846 - 30 Dec 1848
Margaret Ellen, 18 Mar 1850 (Oliver Wells & John Dalrymple) below
Mary Maria Josephine, 16 Mar 1853 (Mrs. Francis Stevens) below
Priscilla T., 7 Dec 1854 (Mrs. Stephen G. Stallings) below
Lewis F., 3 May 1858 - ?
William Wesley, 20 Mar 1860 - 7 Oct 1915

On the inside back cover of Sarah E. Stevens Wood's (cabinet card) photo album, it lists her husbands siblings and includes "Aunt Susanna (Aunt Jodie's mother) married Capt. Henry Sunderland."

Tombstone Inscriptions of Southern Anne Arundel County, Marlboro NSDAR, 1967, p. 8; Wife of Henry Sunderland, age 50 years.

The Story of the Methodists in Friendship, Anne Arundel County, Md. 1760-1975, Gladys M. Lassiter 1975, lists a grave in the old section, Lot 46 for H. Sunderland with no other notations. It is "assumed" that this is Susan's husband, Henry. (written by site creator)

The Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery main page on Findagrave shows an "original" cemetery map of part of the older section. #46 lists "H. Sunderland," next to Wm Whittington, #47; Jas WOOD, #50," Jos WOOD of S" (Samuel), #59; Jno Armiger, #52 and R. S. Griffith, #39. Susan is also in #46 and she has siblings Joseph Wm ahd James H., who I believe they are.

Henry and Susan appear on the 1850, 1860 and 1870 Calvert Co., MD censuses. Henry and Susan are buried in the older section of the cemetery. (The only other H. Sunderlands that I can find on the Calvert Co., Maryland census are his son and grandson, both named Henry.)

Henry Sunderland is listed on the Mount Harmony School logs, paying tuition in 1851 and 1852 for Lemuel, Henry J, Augustus and Josiah. (I suspect Susan's father Samuel Wood is related to Augustavus/Gustavus Wood, who lived in the same area and had kids with a few of the same names.)

At the time of Henry's death he died seized and possessed of his 200 acres, called Sunderland Farm. It was deeded on 5 Dec 1885 to his sister Susan's brother, Francis Stevens, by Trustees by Decree in Circuit Court of Equity, passed 3 Jan 1885 in case of Amelia & Wallace Owings et al against Francis Stevens & others. The land was adjacent to Mrs. Kate Brown, heirs of Saml W Ward, Mrs. Richardson & heirs of Henry Owings of S & others. Calvert Co., MD Deed SS-7-59. Since the court house burned down in 1882, I suspect many papers are lost giving the full details of Henry's estate and deed(s).

Bio researched and written by LSP 
Family links: 
  Samuel Wood (1785 - ____)
  Rachel Ann Stevens Wood (1799 - ____)
  Henry Sunderland (1814 - 1876)
  Lemuel Sunderland (1840 - 1862)*
  Rachel Anne Sunderland Owings (1843 - 1882)*
  Margaret Ellen Sunderland Dalrymple (1852 - 1925)*
  Mary Josephine Sunderland Stevens (1853 - 1923)*
  Priscilla T Sunderland Stallings (1854 - 1925)*
  Susanna Wood Sunderland (1820 - 1870)
  Samuel Wood (1824 - ____)*
  Richard F Wood (1826 - 1882)*
  James H Wood (1831 - ____)*
  Caroline Wood Childs (1832 - 1909)*
  Joseph William Wood (1834 - ____)*
  Robert Franklin Wood (1837 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
(from Matthew 5:8)
are the pure
in heart
For they
shall see

wife of
Henry Sunderland
Died June 22, 1870
aged 50 years
Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Lot 46, H
Maintained by: LSP
Originally Created by: Margaret
Record added: Sep 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41455865
Susanna Susan <i>Wood</i> Sunderland
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Susanna Susan <i>Wood</i> Sunderland
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