Biography of John B. Wood
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Wood, John B., was born in Schodack, March 22, 1839 and is a son of Hosea and Annie (McGill) Wood, he a native of Schodack and she of Columbia county, N. Y. The grandfather, Benjamin Wood, went from Albany county to Saratoga county and died in Clinton Park in 1854; he married Betsey Du Bois of Schodack. The father of Betsey was Richard Du Bois, who came from Dutchess county and was a pioneer of Schodack. The maternal grandparents were Gilbert and Maria McGill, who came from Scotland; he was a captain on a sail vessel, sailing from Glasgow to New York city, and in old age he settled in Clearmont, where he died. Hosea Wood came to Schodack where he married and remained until 1861, when he removed to Stuyvesant, Columbia county, and remained until 1884; he then came to East Greenbush and bought the Peter Hogle farm; he died in 1888 and his wife died in 1853. John B. was reared in Schodack and educated in Saratoga. In 1872 he married Lucy M. Hadsell, daughter of William and Elvira (King) Hadsell, of Berkshire county, Mass. She was a daughter of Dr. King of Lebanon Springs and a graduate from Miss Willard's Seminary of Troy. Lucy M. Wood graduated at Holyoke, Mass. To Mr. and Mrs. Wood have been born two children: Walstine H. and Hazel E. Mr. Wood was educated for the ministry, but gave it up on account of ill health and took up farming. In 1884 Mr. Wood located on a farm in East Greenbush, where he has since carried on general farming.

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


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