Biography of Major William Wood
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Wood, Major William, was born near his present home August 1, 1830, son of Horatio N. Wood. He is a graduate of Union College, of Albany Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1857, and practiced that profession two years with Hon. J. B. Decker. As captain of Company G of the 9th Heavy Artillery he achieved distinction on many a bloody field, promotion to the rank of major and for personul bravery before Petersburg, was breveted lieutenant colonel by President Johnson. A bullet wound in the face, received at Sailor Creek, necessitated his retirement from the service for some months, after which he was commissioned lientenaüt colonel, and his battalion detailed for the protection of the city of Washington. Equally distinguished as a statesman in the county and State Legislature, having been a member of assembly in 1886, Major Wood finds in the retirement of his country home and the management of his farming and business interests, congenial occupation. In 1866 he married Mary Green, of Mt. Morris, N. Y., and their children are: George C., Horatio N. Angeline, Julia D., and Walter W.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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