About Sarah Jane Moore (Wood)
Info added per Orra (Maupin) Carroll's "Memories" document.
Sarah Jane Wood, a daughter of Epinetus Howe Wood and June Wood. They lived in Morro County, New York, on a farm and Grandmother Wood was one of those important women who knew how to do anything and was called by neighbors for miles around to help in times of sickness and death. There was a large family and among my things I have the names which I will attach to this. The most of the family remained in New York but Grandmother Carr came to Boonville, Indiana when a young girl to teach. She was a very successful teacher and I have often heard her tell about one of her pupils, Jim Hemingway, who later was an important politician. He was for a long time Senator from Indiana and many a favor has been granted to the family by this man.
Sarah Jane Wood was very popular in Boonville. She, like her mother, was able to do most anything. In those days the teacher boarded rom home to home and became quite well acquainted with the families of her pupils. I never heard Grandmother tell much about Grandfather Moore. They were not married for many years before he died, but she was very happy and you could realize, when she spoke of him, that she had loved him dearly and was very proud to have been his wife.
I often heard her tell about the connection with the Crook family of England and believe that it was from her mother's side. Grandmother used to speak of Uncle Daniel Crook, who was a sailor, and who traveled the world over. among m keepsakes you will find a card case inlaid with mother-of-pearl, which Aunt Eliza Wright (Ann Eliza Wood) gave to me when I was a little girl. She was Grandmother's youngest sister. Her other sister May Wood. Aunt Mary never married. When we lived in Little Rock these two old ladies (then nearly seventy-five years old) came to us when Grandmother died. They later went back to their farm, just out of Centralia, Illinois, and after selling all of their belongings went on to Lake George, N.Y., where they are buried.
Uncle Lewis Wood (Ira Lewis) used often to visit Grandmother. He had four children, Epenetus, Lewis, Mary and Will.
Grandmother went to the Young Ladies' Academy at Glenns Falls, N.Y.
Grandmother used to tell of the first negro she ever saw and how very frightened she was. I have also heard her tell how nearly her brother died from Locked jaw but they burned wool in a pail, put his foot over the fumes and covered it so that the foot got the full benefit of the fumes and he recovered. Strang as it may seem, when we lived in St. Louis when I was a child, Dr. Yarnell, who was a very famous Doctor, had a patient who the Doctors could not help. Grandmother told him about her brother and they tried it with this patient and he too recovered.
When Grandmother was in New York Mrs. Frank Haxton (a niece) took her around to the vaarious places in which she was interested. Her son is Named James Wood Haxton.
Grandmother was a direct descendant of Capt. James Wood of the Revolutionary War. His war history was lost when the Capitol Building at Albany, N.Y. was burned.
Grandmother said she was related to Governor Odell of New York but I have forgotten the connection. There are relatives at Lake George, Saratoga Springs and in New York City.
Grandmother came to Boonville, Indiana after graduating from the Academy in Glenns Falls and taught school. Among her pupils was James Hemingway (know at that time as Hemingway's fool). He later became Senator from Indiana and was an outstanding politician.
Later she married Perry Tanner Moore, son of Judge Moore of Boonville.
Later Grandmother came to Alton, Ill. and married Gilbert Carr. They had one son, Tanner Clausen Carr, born May 1, 1869 and who died in Dayton, Ohio March, 1930. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Atlanta GA.
Sarah Jane Moore (Wood)'s Timeline
July 15, 1835
Saratoga, NY, USA
Place of birth @ death certificate of daughter Dollie
January 18, 1859
Northport, NY, USA
July 13, 1860
Boonville, IN, USA
December 14, 1914
Little Rock, AR, USA