Biography of George C. Wood
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Wood, George C., was born in Lansingburgh, February 25, 1846, and was educated in the public schools. In August, 1863, he enlisted in Co. I, 21st Cavalry, New York Vols., and was honorably discharged May 29, 1865. He returned to Lansingburgh and engaged in the teaming business and was for eighteen years with a large dry goods store in New York city. He afterwards returned to Lansingburgh and resumed the teaming business, and also contracting the excavations of foundations of buildings. He had two brothers in the war: Artumes and Frank B. November 24, 1867, he married Myra Van Antwerp who bore him four children: Nellie F., Benjamin C., Clara B., and Louisa W. Mrs. Wood died February 12, 1884. His father, Axtumes R., was born in Boston in 1804, and was educated in the common schools, and came here when a young man. He was married twice, first, to Mary Cürran, and had three Sons: Henry, Charles, and Artumes. For his second wife he married Louise Wilson of Albany and had four children: Caroline A., Frank B., George C., and Harriet. Mr. Wood died in 1856 and his wife died December 12, 1872. The ancestry of the family is English and Dutch.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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