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Josiah Leigh Wood, twin

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Galena, Illinois, United States
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of John Peacock Wood and Ann Leigh Wood
Husband of Clara Ann Wood and <private> Wood (Woodhead)
Father of George Josiah Wood; James Collin Wood and <private> Ward (Wood)
Brother of Uriah Leigh Wood and <private> Wood

Managed by: Carson Jared Wheeler
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Immediate Family

About Josiah Leigh Wood, twin

(son of John P. and Ann L. Wood). Born in 1846 at Galena, Illinois.

   Married:	Clara A. Woodhead in 1874, Salt Lake City (daughter of George Woodhead and Caroline Lane), who was born in 1858, at North Ogden.
   Their children:
           Caroline Ann born December 8, 1876, married Levi C. Ward;
           George J. born June 25, 1878, married Nancy Jane Woodland;
           Uriah born September 13, 1881;
           William J. born October 31, 1883, died;
           Charles E. born July 3, 1886, married Syvella Brown;
           Jennie R. born May 7, 1888, married Joseph Cutler;
           James C. born June 9, 1891;
           Charlotte E. born October 1, 1895.

Elder; high priest. Farmer; stockraiser. Sources:

   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 000
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1259

-------------------- (son of John P. and Ann L. Wood). Born in 1846 at Galena, Illinois.

   Married:	Clara A. Woodhead in 1874, Salt Lake City (daughter of George Woodhead and Caroline Lane), who was born in 1858, at North Ogden.
   Their children:
           Caroline Ann born December 8, 1876, married Levi C. Ward;
           George J. born June 25, 1878, married Nancy Jane Woodland;
           Uriah born September 13, 1881;
           William J. born October 31, 1883, died;
           Charles E. born July 3, 1886, married Syvella Brown;
           Jennie R. born May 7, 1888, married Joseph Cutler;
           James C. born June 9, 1891;
           Charlotte E. born October 1, 1895.

Elder; high priest. Farmer; stockraiser. Sources:

   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 000
   Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1259

-------------------- History of Josiah Leigh Wood and Clara Ann Woodhead

     Submitted by Janis Stewart Bailey, Taylor 41 Camp

Josiah Leigh Wood was the of John Peacock Wood and Ann Leigh. In 20 Oct 1846 Josiah was Bon in Galena, ILL.

HisParent John Peacock Wood and Ann Leigh

John Peacock Wood was born in Didsbury, Lancshire, England 25th August 1818. On 8th Sept. 1839, John married Ann Leigh. When thier first Child was 2 years old, They Joinded The Church Of Jesus Christ Of LatterDay Saints On 31st May 1843. The Folloing year on 10th Of Sept. 1844, thier second son , William Leigh, was born. In the fall of 1844 this small family sailed to America on the sailing vessel "Oakland".

      The John P. Wood Family arried at New Orleans on 20th Dec. 1844 and travelded by steamboat up the Mississippi River to Nauvoo, Ill. From there they went to the mining country of Galena, Ill, where the twins, Josiah Leigh and Uriah, were born 20th Oct 1846 and Samuel Leigh was born in 1849. uriah died as a baby of six months and his twin brother Josiah Leigh survived.
   When Josiah Leigh Wood was four years old, on 17th of April 1849, John P. Wood and his family left for Salt Lake City in the Wagon train of Captain Willaim Wall. Peter Maugham was captain of their ten and John P. Wood was the scribe.
   After some harrowing experiences, John P. Wood and his family arrived in Salt Lake City, 18th of Sept. 1850. On 8th of Sept 1851 Ann Ligh Wood Died following Childbirth in Salt Lake city and her new baby, John Leigh Wood , was buried with her. John P. Wood was advised by Brigham Young to marry Ellen Saniford, a widow with two small sons. This made a family of six boys, John's four and Ellen's two, who were all under ten years of age. Ellen Sandiford was a noble lady and Josiah Wood, a son said, "She Could not have been more loving and tender if she had been his own mother.
Shortly after this new marriage, John P. Wood moved his family to a farm in Willard, Utah and there his boys grew up. Eventually, John P. Wood married another lady, Ellen Hankinson, and twelve children were born into his family.
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Josiah Leigh Wood's Timeline

1846
October 20, 1846
Galena, Illinois, United States
1879
June 25, 1879
Age 32
Willard, Box Elder County, Utah Territory, United States
1891
June 9, 1891
Age 44
Willard, Box Elder, UT, USA
1928
July 21, 1928
Age 81
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