Biography of Reuben Wood
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REUBEN WOOD, deceased, was born in New Jersey October 15, 1817; he is a son of Isaac and Sarah (Moss) Wood. (See sketch of John Wood.) He resided with his father till he reached his majority, at which time he, with his brother, Hampton, purchased 156 acres in Big Island Township, where he resided till he purchased his present home in 1845; he was married, May 26, 1841, to Miss Diantha Bay, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Lapham) Bay, who settled in Marion County in 1826. They were the parents of nine children, three living, Diantha, Amos and Abbey; the deceased were Marcy D., Ruth, Matilda, Jane, Laura and. Thomas S. The father died in 1858, aged forty five years; the mother is still residing in Marion in her eighty third year. Mr. and Mrs. Wood are the parents of ten children, three living, Isaac, John and Reuben. The deceased are Thomas, Ruth, Mary, Iva, Eudora and Cora (twins), and Rudolph D. Mr Wood died. in 1861, aged forty five, leaving an estate of $25,000; his widow still survives, and resides on the old homestead. She was born October 18, 1823.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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