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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOSHUA WOOD, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Tyler County, W. Va., October 8, 1842.  He is a son of John and Sarah (Hunt) Wood, who were, respectively, of Scotch and German and English origin.  His father was born in Greene County, where he spent all his life as a farmer and died in 1868.  His family numbered ten children, of whom Joshua is the ninth.  He was reared in Richhill Township, and attended the common schools.  Early in life he learned the carpenter’s trade, at which he worked till 1878, when he began farming.  He is the owner of a well stocked and improved farm in 180 acres.  In 1861 Mr. Wood enlisted in Company H, Twentieth Volunteer Infantry, where he served three months, then re-enlisted in Company B, Seventh West Virginia Volunteer Infantry and served till 1862, when he was discharged for disability, having had two of his fingers shot off.  He subsequently spent some time in Great Salt Lake City.  In 1874 Mr. Wood married a widow lady of Parkersburg, W. Va.  Her first husband was John Milton Parker, a railroad engineer on the Baltimore & Ohio Roilroad [sic], who was killed in 1871 by the explosion of his engine.  Mr. and Mrs. Parker were the parents of two children Mertie and Kate Parker.  Mrs. Wood’s maiden name was Emma A. Barrett, a daughter of Caleb and Jemima (Goucher) Barrett, who were of German origin.  Mr. and Mrs. Wood have three children—Earl, Herald and Iona.  Mr. Wood is a Democrat.  He and wife are members of the Christian Church.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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