Esther Ward Wood (Mosher) (1798 - 1864)

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Birthplace: Granville, Washington, New York, USA
Death: Died in Gilead, Morrow, Ohio, USA
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About Esther Ward Wood (Mosher)


Birth: Mar. 31, 1798 Washington County New York, USA Death: Dec. 31, 1864 Mount Gilead Morrow County Ohio, USA

Daughter of Asa and Bethia Mosher.

Excerpt from; "A Brief History of the Lives of David and Esther Mosher Wood" by their daughter Ruth T Wood Pierce, delivered at a Wood-Mosher reunion in Mt. Gilead, Ohio in 1904

"Father was born at Danby, Vermont, Dec 19, 1792, but if I remember rightly, grew to manhood near Granville, Washington co. New York. His first wife was Abigail Ferris, and they had one child, Henry, who died very young and mother and child were buried in the same casket. After their death, the young bereft husband and father decided to follow the trail made by his father and come to this beautiful land. Hither had also come Asa Mosher with his sons and daughters, eleven of them, and not many months had passed ere my father of blessed memory began to find consolation in the presence and smiles of the second daughter, my honored mother, Esther, and on the 4th of August 1819 by the simple ceremony of the Society of Friends, of which they were member, they took each other for husband and wife. Many little anecdotes of these courting days I had won from my mother, that seem now too sacred to repeat, yet one only I will give you, wondering if young man or maiden in our day can be found so thoughtful. While father David was sitting before grandfather's broad open fireplace on that cold winter's day thinking undoubtedly of his lonely life, the comely maiden, Esther, was sweeping the floor, the accumulations from which would be swept into the fire; but she noticed a few grains of corn and she stooped and gathered them carefully and threw them out to the chickens. The sweeping was finished, the broom deposited brush end up behind the door; but a greater thing had been done, all doubts had been swept away from David's heart. In this careful thrifty maiden he believed he saw a fitting help mate for him in his struggle for a home, and father that was to be began wooing in earnest, and it culminated as I have told you in their marriage, which was the first and strongest link which bound together the families of Asa Mosher and Jonathan Wood, men whom the historian has told us ere men of sterling integrity and honesty. And let me add that they were men whom we today should be proud to claim as our ancestors."

"First Asa M. named for his mother's father came in less than a year and lingered one year and four months and then went to live with the angels. Afterward came Abigail, Phebe B. Joseph M., Samuel N., Jonathan, Hannah B.M., who also passed away ere she had completed her second year. Then came Stephen M., Asa M. the second, Ruth T. and David John M., making eleven children."

"Years passed away and as the family grew smaller, for Abagail had met her fate when she met Eli Townsend; Joseph had thought Elizabeth, Eli's sister, was the pearl among women, and Phebe had chosen Rowland Paxson for her life companion, and they were married and gone."

"In 1850, Samuel and Jonathan both married – Samuel to Margaret Lyon of Lexington, this county, and Jonathan to Mary Ann Hayes. In 1853 Stephen married Caroline Breese, and he and Asa continued to work the farm. In 1855, Asa married Eliza Jane Hayes and Stephen moved to Cedar County Iowa, where Joseph lived. In 1856 Ruth was married to Charles C. Pierce and went to Iowa and from there to Indiana; and in 1860, mother's last child – her son David John, married Eliza Mary Johnson and drifted away."

Family links:

 Asa Mosher (1771 - 1843)
 Bethiah Mosher Mosher (1771 - 1856)

 David Wood (1792 - 1847)*

 Asa Mosher Wood (1820 - 1821)*
 Abigail Mosher Wood Townsend (1821 - 1910)*
 Phebe B Wood Paxson (1822 - 1885)*
 Joseph Mosher Wood (1824 - 1886)*
 Samuel Newitt Wood (1825 - 1891)*
 Jonathan Wood (1828 - 1911)*
 Hannah B. M. Wood (1830 - 1832)*
 Stephen Mosher Wood (1832 - 1920)*
 Asa Mosher Wood (1834 - 1905)*
 Ruth Theresa Wood Pierce (1835 - 1910)*
 David John Mosher Wood (1840 - 1918)*

 Obadiah Mosher (1795 - 1866)*
 Esther Ward Mosher Wood (1798 - 1864)
 Robert Mosher (1800 - 1886)*
 Asa Mosher (1802 - 1886)*
 Peleg Mosher (1804 - 1863)*
 Peace Mosher Wright (1808 - 1865)*
 Joseph Mosher (1809 - 1884)*
 John Mosher (1812 - 1909)*
 Hannah Mosher Breese (1813 - 1872)*
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Burial: Union Cemetery Morrow County Ohio, USA

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Created by: Jason Townsend Record added: Aug 20, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 40902655

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Esther Ward Wood's Timeline

March 31, 1798
Granville, Washington, New York, USA
August 4, 1819
Age 21
Age 22
Age 26
December 31, 1864
Age 66
Gilead, Morrow, Ohio, USA
Morrow, Ohio, USA