|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1841|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1915|
David was the son of James Wood born 3-12-1813 Root, Montgomery Co. New York. Died 5-29-1897 Earlville, LaSalle Co., Illinois.James is buried in the Wymoning Cemetery, Paw Paw, Lee Co. Illinois with his second wife Rebecca.
David's mother was Margaret De Graff born 5-15-1816 died 11-14-1850 Earlville. James and Margaret were married 11-5-1835 Johnstown, Montgomery Co. New York and moved to Earlville in 1840. David's mother Margaret is buried in the South Paw Paw Cemetery,Lee Co. Illinois just a few miles from the Wood family farm in LaSalle Co.
David's grandparents were David Wood born 1764 Root, Montgomery Co,New York. Died 3-3-1844 Earlville, ILL. Married Elizabeth Van Der Werken 8-11-1793 Ft. Plains, Montgomery Co. New York. Elizabeth born 9-23-1776 Montgomery Co. N.Y. and died 7-13-1869 in Earlville, ILL. They joined their sons in Earlville in August 1843. David and Elizabeth are buried in South Paw Paw Cemetery, Paw Paw, Lee County, Illinois.
David James Wood's great grandparents were Uriah Wood 1724 in England. Died sometime after 1802 in New York state. Came to America before 1745. Married Magdalena Quackkenbush in 1748 in Albany, New York. Magdalena born 9-21-1727 and baptized 9-23-1727 in the Dutch Reformed Church, Schenectady, New York.
David James Wood married his first wife Almira Elizabeth Alcorn 12-25-1865 Ottawa, LaSalle Co. Illinois. Almira born 7-28-1848 Dayton, Pennsylvania. Died 11-1-1939 Arlington Heights, Cook Co., ILL.Buried in the Precinth Cemetery, LaSalle Co., ILL.
David and Almira divorced in the June court term 1880 LaSalle Co.,ILL.
They had 3 children:
# 1. Chester born and died 1866 Beatice Twp, Gage Co., Nebraska.
# 2. James Joseph born 11-16-1867 Beatice, Gage Co., Nebraska. Died 7-7-1959 Chicago, Cook Co., ILL. Married Ada L. Guy 11-10-1897 Chicago. Ada born 6-10-1874 and died 12-15-1946 Chicago,ILL.
# 3. Ida Mae born 7-9-1869 Earlville,LaSalle Co.,Illinois. Died 8-16-1887 Minneapolis, Ottawa Co., Kansas. Married Matthew H. Johnston 10-6-1886 in Minneapolis, Owatta Co., Kansas. Matthew born 12-10-1862 Oxford, Ontario, Canada. Died 8-16-1887. Their wagon was swept away in high water while trying to cross Pipe Creek.
David walked away from his family home in Earlville 5-1-1870 and wasn't heard from again until Almira found out he had married Susan and was living in Kansas, and she divorced him.
David James married his second wife Susanah (Susan) Anna Elder on 10-15-1871 in Prairie Co. Arkansas. Susan born 3-21-1853 Effingham Co., Illinois. Died 4-21-1929 Cushing, Payne Co. Oklahoma. Buried in the Fairlawn Cemetery there.
She was the daughter of Isaac Rains Elder and Elizabeth Chilcoat.
David and Susan had 5 children;
# 1. first born unknown died before the 1880 census.
# 2. Rosa Bell 8-4-1874 Arkansas, Died 5-18-1953, Cushing, Payne Co. Oklahoma. Married James Francis Cook 9-29-1889 Bentonville, Benton Co., Arkansas. James born 4-1-1864 Frankford, Indiana. Died 8-3-1942 Cushing, Oklahoma. Buried in Fairlawn Cem. there.
# 3. Cora Lee born 4-21-1877 Cherryville, Montgomery Co., Kansas. Died 11-11-1918 Ottawa Co., Oklahoma. Buried in the GAR Cem. Miami, Ottawa Co. Oklahoma. Married George McCurdy 10-2-1892 Bentonville, Ark. George born 6-14-1869 died 1-4-1946. Buried in the Bentonville Cem. Bentonville., Ark.
# 4. Unnamed son born Cherryville, Kansas. Died age 18 days old. Listed in the records there.
# 5. Junie born 6-20-1882 Oswego,Labette Co. Kansas. Died 6-11-1926 Neosho, Newton Co. Missouri. Burial in the IOOF Cem there. Married David Calvin Hutchison 8-18-1901 Bentonville, Ark.
He died in Neosho, Missouri. Aslo burial in the IOOF Cem.
Before Junie died she married a Mr. Andrew Jackson Mabes on Nov 15th, 1924 Neosho, Newton Co. Mo.
Family links, records and research furnished by Eva Myrick
James Wood (1813 - 1897)
Margaret C. De Graff Wood (1816 - 1850)
Susan Anna Elder Wood (1853 - 1929)*
Rosa Bell Wood Cook (1874 - 1953)*
Cora Lee Wood McCurdy (1877 - 1918)*
Junie Wood Hutchison-Mabes (1882 - 1926)*
Elizabeth Wood (1836 - 1849)*
David James Wood (1841 - 1915)
James Joseph. Wood (1843 - 1858)*
Boyd H Wood (1847 - 1850)*
Elisha F Wood (1851 - 1896)**
Jennie Wood Epla (1854 - 1920)**
Martha J. Wood (1857 - 1863)**
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Created by: Eva Myrick
Record added: Jun 18, 2009
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