This web page is owned and maintained by Ronald Wood, GGG Grandson of William and Mahala Wood, lastly from Loyd, Wisconsin. It is titled as above because the original Wood family landed (for the most part) around and near Oneida, New York and significant descendants still remain there and, because the William and Mahala Wood family migrated to Loyd, Wisconsin and many of our descedants still remain there. My intimate family lived in and around PresQueIsle and Alpena County (Onaway/Alpena/Rogers City), Mi. Family names of my fraternal Grandmother were Stone and Crawfard.
My GGGfather, John G. Wood Sr's mother and Father were William and Mahala Wood who migrated from Oneida, New York to Beloit/Loyd, Wisconsin ABOUT 1800. William was David Madison Wood's (B1760) son. David Madison Wood was the son of Silas Wood and Jane Capwell.
William and Mahala had 11 Children, including John G. Sr. My lineage comes from John G. Sr., and then John G. Wood Jr., who migrated from Loyd, Wisconsin to Nebraska to S. Missouri and his final ranch in Northern Colorado. John G. Wood Jr's family included Owen Wood, who migrated from Colorado to Alpena and PresQueIsle County, Mi. where he married my grandmother, Ruth Crawford Wood. They had a family, which included John Levi Wood (my father)...details are in the attached reports. My mother's maiden name was Richway. I learned from Mother recently that her father, Edward Richway changed his name from LeCure (might be spelled LeQuire). Both Gfather and Gmother were French-Canadian. Family names from Grandma Ellen included Crevier and Dault, both traced to France through Quebec. Grandmother's maiden name was Crevier.
There was alot of Native American on this side also. If you met Grandma Ellen, you would know that.
I am retired USN and retired Verizon. Mahala Wood (my great-great-great grandmother) was 100@ Native American.
My wife was Canadian (Phyllis Elizabeth Robb Wood). The Robb family lived on Cockburn Island, Ontario in the late 1800's and early 1900's, logging and farming, finally moving to cities in Ontario and beyond. Feel free to contact me or any of the below individuals who are working together on this project (the below verbage was supplied by Cousin Dale Caragata of Toronto, Ontario-Dale, Oren Wood and I are from the William and Mahala Wood Tree). The research on this page comes mainly from Cousins Dale, Oren and myself.
(From Cousin Dale Caragata): Most of the Wood research was done by our late cousin, Eleanor Peacocke Anderson (1914-1996), daughter of James Peacocke & Laura May Wood, daughter of Marie A. Michaut & David Wm Wood, son of Harriet Britton & John Granville Wood Sr, eldest son of Mahala Johnson & William Elliot Wood, 7th son of David Madison Wood & Freelove Johnson. Eleanor & I corresponded a lot in the 1980s & my Mom & I went to visit her & Les Wood (son of Bruce, son of Frank, son of George, son of William, son of David) in the Seattle area back in 1989. She was a highly intelligent lovely lady & I believe she would be absolutely thrilled with what's happening now with our growing group of Wood cousins who all researching our Wood ancestry & communicating with each other via the Internet. I'm going to try to contact her daughter Judy in Tacoma. Eleanor sent me photocopies of most of her Wood Family research & I later sent copies to cousin Oren Wood. Eleanor kindly gave me the go ahead to compile a Wood Family Genealogy based on her research.
Oren Wood's mother, the late Marie Pilgeram Wood Brown, also deserves a lot of credit for her original Wood Family research. She sent me several letters, some of which were 25 pages long, plum full of Wood Family history, much of it, of course, relating to the family of George & Lorinda Wood. By the way, does anyone have an exact death date & place of death for George Madison Wood, born ca 1841? I have his death date merely as 1888 whereas Oren has it as 1892. I'm presuming it was in S. Dakota.
- E Ruth Crawford and Mary Dimmick 1912 Yampa, Co (150 KB)
During their one year trip to Colorado where Grandma Ruth and Grandad Owen met; Ruth worked at the Yampa post office; Mary Dimmick taught school...returned home a year later; Owen followed and married Ruth.
- My Grandfather ((GG) John Granville Wood Sr) (22 KB)
In Uniform-member of the Michigan-Wisconsin Volunteers, Civil War
- GGrandfather John G. Wood Jr. Family-Farm Ada, Mo (326 KB)
Left to Right Bernice, Lura, Clarence, Ruby (tall), Virgil (child) GGrandma, GGrandad and Clara
- OwenAndRuth Wood 1950 (161 KB)
My Fraternal Grandparents-raised me from 1 years to Freshman in High School
- The Wood Sisters, daughters of William and Mahala (26 KB)
Definitely "heroes" of the West! Cordelia is known to have sewn/created leather hunting outfits for Theodore Roosevelt while living in the Dakotas; (L to R Amanda, Adell, Cordelia, Cornelia and Marion)
- Emma C. Wood Wright Obituary (101 KB)
Emma was second wife of John G. Wood Jr. This is the obituary from the Ft Morgan Times. She is buried with John G. Wood Jr. in Ft Morgan, Colorado.
- My Family, Betty, Me, Ronald M. and Amy E. (14 KB)
- Grandad Owen Wood 18yrs old Colorado (150 KB)
Grandad Owen Wood 18 years old Colorado
- My Mother's Family taken in Alpena, Michigan (62 KB)
The Richway Family: This is a picture of Dorothy Mae (Richway) Alexander around 1932. From Left to Right William Richway, his wife Mary Ellen (Crevier) Richway, Lillian Cecilia (my mother) , and Dorothy.
- Eliott Wood-Civil War and US Cavalry-Western USA (749 KB)
Eliott Was John G. Wood Sr's brother, (our cousin) both joining the Michigan-Wisconsin Volunteers, starting at Camp Madison, Wisconsin. This Military group was at Gettysburg and saw the first action of that battle, being on a hill, hidden in the Woods when the first contingent of General Lee's army started into the area. They were "crack shots" and, according to the story furnished me at Gettysburg, this was a significant part of the battle's start. They were a ferocious looking group, fur hats, usually bearded, and almost all knew what the "business end" of a gun was. John G. Sr died of either measles or small pox prior to the group's shipping out.
- Ruth Crawford Wood and Mary Dimmick 1912 (150 KB)
Prior to marrying Owen...During their 1 year trip to Yampa, Colorado area-Ruth worked in the post office; Mary taught school.
- Grandad Owen Wood 1940 Mich Conservation Dept (136 KB)
Kleber Dam, Black River, Michigan
- Father Tsgt John L Wood Pacific 1943 (108 KB)
Strafed on landing craft, New Guinea landing 1943-missing in action until 1945-found in Australian Hospital