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Wood, Jacob

JACOB WOOD, farmer, P.O. Guy’s Mills, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, April 16, 1806, son of John and Elizabeth (Mourey) Wood, natives of southern Pennsylvania. John Wood was in the war of 1812, and while in the service fell sick and died in 1813. They were the parents of ten children, of whom Jacob is sixth. Our subject received but a limited education, and served an apprenticeship to the blacksmith’s trade at Salem, Ohio. In 1838 he came to Crawford County, and was the same year married to Barbara Sherrod, who bore him eleven children, viz.: Lewis, John, William (deceased), Andrew, Martha, Rebecca, Erastus, Elizabeth, Lucy, Alice and Alford. Mr. Wood worked at his trade ten months in each of the following places: Edinboro, Erie County, and Venango Township this county; then went to Stark County, Ohio, where he remained seven years; he then returned to Crawford County, and cleared a farm, which he sold, and again applied himself to his trade in Cambridgeboro, this county, fifteen years, and finally came to Randolph Township and settled on his farm in 1880. He has held several minor township offices. Is a member of the Congregational Church.


 

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