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 John B. Wood, I

John B. Wood, I

Birth
Moravia, Cayuga County, New York, USA
Death 11 Jun 1880 (aged 81)
Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Burial Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6624158 · View Source
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Illinois Governor. Wood came west from his native New York in 1818 and is recognized for founding the city of Quincy, Illinois in 1822. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Illinois in 1856 and became Governor in 1860 upon the death of elected Governor William Henry Bissell, serving the rest of his term. He was Colonel of the 137th Illinois Infantry Regiment in 1864 during the Civil War.

Bio by: Amelia Crombie-Christy


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  • Originally Created by: Scott Maxwell
  • Added: 20 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6624158
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John B. Wood, I (20 Dec 1798–11 Jun 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6624158, citing Woodland Cemetery, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .