Biography of Albert G. Wood
Allen County, OH Biographies

ALBERT G. WOOD, farmer, P. O. West Cairo, Allen County. Ohio, was born in Champaign County, Ohio, April 1, 1808, son of Christopher and Mary A. (Turner) Wood, who reared a family of ten children: Sarah (deceased), Joseph (deceased), Moston (deceased), Nancy (deceased), Albert G., Elizabeth (wife of Samuel Lippincott), Semimirus (wife of Henry Lippincott), Marian (deceased), Caroline (wife of Jackson Lippincot), and William (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wood settled, in 1824, on the farm now occupied by John Miller, on Section 7, Bath Township. this county, which, with the assistance of our subject. they cleared and improved. Christopher Wood resided there up to 1856, when he went to Indiana to visit his son, and while on the journey was killed in a railway collision. The paternal grandfather of our subject, William Wood, a native of England, came to Baltimore before the war of the Revolution, and was a pioneer of Champaign County, Ohio; his maternal grandfather, James Turner, a native of Maryland, was also a pioneer of Champaign County, and later of Allen County, where he died about 1833. Our subject settled, in 1833, on the farm where he now resides, and has cleared and improved it all himself. He has been twice married. His first wife, to whom he was married, December 25, 1830, was Emily Birch, of Bath Township, the issue of which union being nine children: James, William, Nelson, Christopher, Elizabeth, Mary A., Melissa, Caroline and Sanford, all now deceased but Sanford, who is a resident of Putnam County, Ohio. On March 3, 1860, Mr. Wood married his present wife, Mary, daughter of Philip and Susan (Bird) Snyder formerly of Maryland. By this union there are five children: Albert, Ina (wife of William Smith), Sarah, Nannie (deceased), and Franklin. Mr. Wood is the oldest pioneer now diving in Bath Township. having made it his home for sixty years. He and his wife are members of the Christian Church. In politics he is a Republican.

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