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John Wood[1]

Male 1656 - Aft 1729  (> 73 years)


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  • Name John Wood 
    Born 2:9m:1656  Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 7 Mar 1728/1729  Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I248  Schuerman-Wood-Worden
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2015 

    Father Thomas Wood,   b. Abt 1633, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 12 Sep 1687, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Ann,   b. Abt 1637,   d. 29 Dec 1714, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 7:4m:1654  Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _STAT MARRIED 
    Family ID F160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel Hazen,   b. 21 Jul 1662, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1726  (Age > 65 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1680  Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _STAT MARRIED 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Wood,   b. 20 Jan 1681, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1733, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     2. John Wood,   b. 13 Feb 1683/1684, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1753, Littleton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Priscilla Wood,   b. 27 Aug 1686, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 22 May 1721, Byfield Parish, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
     4. Edward Wood,   b. 7 Sep 1689, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1762, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. Thomas Wood,   b. 28 Nov 1691, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1764, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 74 years)
     6. Samuel Wood,   b. 18 Nov 1693, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Joseph Wood,   b. 5 May 1696, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1766, Windham, Windham, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. Ebenezer Wood,   b. 8 Sep 1698, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 18 Jul 1744, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 45 years)
     9. Abigail Annie Wood,   b. 14 Dec 1700, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 4 Apr 1776, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years)
     10. Bethia Wood,   b. 19 Jan 1702/1703, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1769, Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     11. Richard Wood,   b. 30 Jan 1705/1706, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 25 Jun 1783  (Age > 77 years)
     12. Josiah Wood,   b. 5 Apr 1708, Bradford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767  (Age > 60 years)
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Wood Family Index: King Philip's War, of Bradford & Littleton, MA Rec.

      Essex Inst. Hist. Coll. Vol. 24, p. 61: "He was of 'ye village' (now Boxford) 20 June, 1680, and of Bradford, 13 Feb., 1683-4."

      Wood-Wiggin Genealogy:
      1. John Wood settled in Bradford, Mass., about the time of his marriage (1680). In 1726 he removed from Bradford to Littleton, Mass. About the same time his son John Wood of Boxford, Mass. Settled in the same town and his sons, Richard and Josiah appeared there as witnesses to a deed given by John Wood Sr., to Joseph Wood, carpenter, both of Littleton-160 acres with buildings in Littleton (Middlesex County, Mass. Land Record Book, Vol 30, page 169). This man [?] John Wood of Bradford bought May 11, 1726 (ditto page 168), which proves that John Wood of Bradford was John Wood Sr. of Littleton.
      Of the sons of John Wood, five emigrated to Norwich, Conn. and settled on "Portipaug Hill" (now Franklin) near the Shetucket River. These five were Thomas, Joseph, Ebenezer, Richard, and Josiah.

      The Hazen Family in America, Tracy Elliot Hazen, 1947:
      ISABEL(2) HAZEN (Edward(1)), born at Rowley, Mass., 21 July 1662. died after 1726; married at Rowley, 16 Jan. 1680/1, JOHN WOOD, born at Rowley, 2 Nov. 1656, died (probably at Littleton, Mass.), after 7 March 1728/9, son of Thomas and Ann ( ---)Wood.
      John and Isabel Wood settled soon in Bradford, Mass., and lived there for many years. On 22 Aug. 1726, they sold their land there to Robert Savory, and followed their eldest son to Littleton, Mass., where John Wood had bought a farm, 11 May 1726. This farm of 160 acres with buildings thereon, John Wood, Sr., deeded 7 March 1728/9 to Joseph Wood, carpenter, both of Littleton. Richard and Josiah Wood witnessed this deed.
      In Mr. George B. Blodgette's Early Settlers of Rowley [Essex Institute Hist. Coll., 24: 61], it is stated that John Wood was of Rowley Village (Boxford), 20 June 1680, but this is based on the baptism on that date of "Goodman Wood of ye Village, son John"; however, Daniel Wood has settled in Boxford about 1675, and had a son John born 25 March 1680, to whom this baptismal record doubtless applies.
      During King Philip's War, John Wood served at Marlborough as a Private under Capt. Samuel Brocklebank of Rowley, his name appearing on payrolls dated 24 March 1675/6 and 24 June 1676; also, 24 Aug. 1676 his wages (£3.15.08) were assigned to the town of Rowley. His name appears on the list of proprietors of Narragansett Township No. 6, now Templeton, Mass., granted 12 Feb. 1733 to veterans living in Littleton and neighboring towns. [Bodge, Soldiers in King Philip's War, pp. 207,271,435.]

      Delorey, p. 116:

      John Wood, then of Rowley, served from that town as a private in King Philip's War, and he may be the John Wood granted land in Narragansett Township No. 6 (now Templeton, Worcester County) by 12 February 1733/4 (Bodge, pp. 20, 271, 435). However, there is no record of his selling the land or rights, nor of the administration of any estate in Worcester or Middlesex Counties. It is known that John Wood received land in Bradford in the will of his father Thomas Wood in 1687 (Suffolk Co. Probate Records 10:168) and lived in Bradford for forty years. In a series of conveyances, some with and others without the participation of his wife, John Wood sold or gave several tracts of land in Bradford to his son Edward Wood, the first dated 9 June 1716 (Essex Co. Deeds 77:83, ackn. 16 Oct. 1716, rec. 12 Sept. 1738) and the last dated 26 May 1726 (Essex Co. Deeds 77:82, ackn. 28 Sept. 1726, further ackn. By a witness 26 Dec. 1738, rec. 12 Sept. 1738/9 (margin)). 160 acres in Littleton that he had bought from Jonathan Prescott of Concord on 19 May 1726 (Middlesex Co. Deeds 30:168, ackn. 3 Jan. 1726/, rec. 19 Feb. 129/30) was sold by him, without the participation of his wife, to his son Joseph wood of Littleton for £500 (Middelsex Co. Deeds 30:169, dated 7 March 128/9, ackn. 4 July 129, rec. 19 Feb. 1729/30). All deeds were signed by mark by John or Isabel. There is no record of the death of either spouse in Littleton.
      Blodgette (p. 412) assigned to this family a son John born 20 June 1680 (prior to the marriage) but it seems clear that this child was the son of Daniel Wood of Boxford, as is stated in the best published account of the family of John and Isabel (Hazen) Wood (Hazen Family in America).

  • Sources 
    1. [S73] Essex Institute Historical Collections, F72.E7E81., Vol. 24, p. 61.
      Blodgett's Early Settlers of Rowley

    2. [S34] Rowley VR.

    3. [S10] Hazen Family in America, Hazen, Tracy Elliot , (Thomaston, Conn.: Robert Hazen, 1947), CS71.H429 1947., p. 31.
      After 7 March 1728/9, probably at Littleton.

    4. [S34] Rowley VR, 1:431.