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 John B. Wood, I

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John B. Wood, I

  • Birth 20 Dec 1798 Moravia, Cayuga County, New York, USA
  • Death 11 Jun 1880 Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 6624158

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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • 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 .