Amos Wood, Sr. and Margaret Wiley were natives of Virginia. They migrated to Ohio where they started their family. Six of their eight children were born in Ohio. Sometime between 1838 and 1842 they moved on to Illinois and settled in Lexington Township. Amos, Jr., the second son, married Phebe Downey (daughter of John Benjamin Downey and Elizabeth Haner) and were one of the first families to move to the new town of Colfax in Martin Twp. They started a boarding house and raised their five children, John, Margaret, Daniel, Isaac and Allen. Below is the family of Amos, Jr. and Phebe Wood. the only photo missing is that of Isaac.
Generation No. 1 1. Amos Wood, Sr. was born 19 Oct 1801 in Pendleton Co., VA. He married Margaret Wiley. Children of Amos Wood, Sr. and Margaret Wiley are: i. William Wood, born April 14, 1826 in Ohio; died July 02, 1908 in Harris, Humboldt Co., CA. He married Clowie (a Native american) ii. Amos Wood , Jr, born May 18, 1832 in Ohio; died August 24, 1888. He married Phebe Downey, daughter of John Benjamin Downey and Elizabeth Haner, May 09, 1852 in McLean Co., IL. iii. John Wood, born Abt. 1835 in Ohio. He married Eleanor Parker June 22, 1854 in McLean Co.,IL. iv. Sarah J Wood, born Abt. 1836 in Ohio. v. Abraham Wood, born Abt. 1838 in Ohio. vi. George Wood, born Abt. 1838 in Ohio. vii. Margaret Ann Wood, born Abt. 1842. She married John Jackson Paul January 27, 1860 in McLean Co., IL. viii. Eli Wood, born Abt. 1844. Generation No. 2 3. Amos Wood , Jr. was born May 18, 1832 in Ohio, and died August 24, 1888. He married Phebe Downey May 09, 1852 in McLean Co., IL. Children of Amos Wood, Jr. and Phebe Downey are: i. John W. Wood, born September 1853 in Illinois; died October 05, 1914 in Humboldt Co., CA. He married Mary Jane Hutchens November 16, 1886 in Eureka, CA. ii. Margaret Elizabeth Wood, born Abt. 1858; died 1903. She married John Franklin Wright January 20, 1878 in McLean Co., IL. iii. Daniel A. Wood, born March 17, 1860; died Aft. May 01, 1920. He married Elizabeth Green September 24, 1889 in McLean Co., IL. iv. Isaac B. Wood, born Abt. 1863; died October 1930. He married Ellen Susan Outlaw March 23, 1888 in McLean Co., IL. v. Allen Joe Wood, born March 23, 1870 in Lexington, McLean Co., IL; died March 09, 1930 in Colfax, McLean Co., IL. He married Mina Frances Henline March 02, 1893 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL.
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