Thomas Wood, Jr. (1658 - 1702)

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Birthplace: Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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About Thomas Wood, Jr.

  • 'New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 4 edited by William Richard Cutter
  • Pg. 1794
  • Thomas Wood, Emigrant ancestor of Pliny Williams Wood, of Worcester, and Judson I Wood, of Gardner, Massachusetts, is first mentoned in the records of Rowley, Massachusetts, April 7, 1654, when he married Ann ___. Her maiden name is not given but there is much reason for believing that it was Hunt, and she was probably of Ipswich, Massachusetts. John Grant, of Rowley, married Mary Hunt, who made her will in 1697, and called Ann Wood and Susannah Todd, wife of John Todd, of Rowley, "sister;" and in papers on file in the Essex county probate court with the will both Ann and Susannah are mentioned as being about sixty years old in 1697. In the will of John Todd he mentions "Brother Hunt;" in an affidavit in the Salem records Thomas Wood calls himself about forty years old in 1675 and calls John Todd brother.
  • There is reason to believe that Thomas Wood was the son of William Wood, of Concord, Massachusetts, who came from Matlock, England, in 1638, at the age of fifty-six years, with his nephew, Hon. Thomas Flint, and settled at Concord. He died May 14, 1671, aged eighty-nine years. He is supposed to have been the author of a book entitled "New England Prospect." His will was made September 15, 1670, and proved June 20, 1672. He made bequests to daughter, Ruth Wheeler, and son-in-law, Thomas Wheeler; to his grandchild, Abigail Hosmer; to sons, 'Thomas' and Michael. Shattuck says his children were: Michael, Ruth, Abraham, Isaac, 'Thomas', Jacob, John, Abigail.
  • Thomas Wood was buried at Rowley, September 12, 1687. His widow Ann died December 29, 1714. All their children were born at Rowley, Massachusetts; they were: 1. Mary, born January 15, 1655, her history unknown (possibly married a Hosmer, see will of William Wood, of Concord). 2. John, born September 2, 1656; married Isabel Hazen, had eleven children. '3. Thomas, born August 10, 1658; married Mary Hunt, probably of Ipswich; nine children; he was buried December 1, 1702'. 4. Ann or Mary Ann, born August 8, 1660; married, January 15, 1678, Benjamin Plumer. 5. Ruth, born May 21, 1662; married Captain Joseph Jewett, January 16, 1680-81; he died October 30, 1694; she married (second) John Lunt, October 26, 1696; she died November 29 1734. 6. Josiah (twin), born September 5, 1664; married (first) Sarah Elithorp, 1685; married (second) Mary Felt 1689; had two children. 7. Elizabeth (twin), born September 5, 1664. 8. Samuel, born December 26, 1666, died November 25, 1690; married Margaret Elithorp; had one child. 9. Solomon, of whom furthur. 10. Ebenezer, born December 29, 1671; married Rachel Nichols and had eight children. 11. James, born June 22, 1674, died October 18, 1694.
    • (II) Solomon Wood, son of Thomas Wood, was born May 17, 1669. He married Mary Hazeltine. They settled in Bradford, Massachusetts, where their children were born. They removed later to the part of Mendon that is now Uxbridge. He died there January 13, 1752, aged eighty-three years. She died February 21, 1749. Their thildren were: Dorcas; Solomon, of whom further; Obadiah, Daniel, Betsey, probably two or more others.
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Thomas Wood, Jr.'s Timeline

1658
August 10, 1658
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1683
June 26, 1683
Age 24
Rowley, Massachusetts
1684
August 29, 1684
Age 26
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1686
September 8, 1686
Age 28
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1688
July 14, 1688
Age 29
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1689
October 13, 1689
Age 31
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1692
May 31, 1692
Age 33
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1694
April 8, 1694
Age 35
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1695
December 18, 1695
Age 37
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
1700
April 11, 1700
Age 41
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, USA