Biography of James A. Wood
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Wood, James A., was born in Bloomingburg, Sullivan County, and acquired his elementary and medical education in that region. He read medicine under the direction of Dr. Bottsford, a well known physician of Sullivan county, after which he attended and was graduated from the Geneva Medical College. Dr. Wood first came to Barre Centre about 1842, and from that time until his death he occupied a prominent position in the medical profession in this county, having a large and successful practice. He died of apoplexy in 1858. In 1847 Dr. Wood married Nancy M., daughter of Alva Mattison, of Barre, and they have had three children: Alva H., wbo died, aged fifteen; Phoebe A., wife of Daniel D. Culver, and James C., who died in infancy.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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