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WOOD, Joel

Male 1827 - 1913  (86 years)


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  • Name WOOD, Joel 
    Born 27 Jan 1827  Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Nov 1913  Cadanasa, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4361  Parker/Collis Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2010 

    Father WOOD, William Thomas,   b. Abt 1790, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. of Davidson County, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother GLAZE, Mary //GOZE,   b. Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Est 1826  Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CLARK, Emmarine,   b. 5 Jul 1839, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1910, Capay, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1853  Lamb Valley, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. WOOD, William Thomas,   b. 2 Oct 1854, Capay, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1863, Capay, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
    +2. WOOD, Mary A,   b. 27 Oct 1856, Capay, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1934, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +3. WOOD, Albert Joel,   b. 5 Nov 1858, Capay, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. of San Bernardino County, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. WOOD, Josephine,   b. 12 Dec 1860, Capay,Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1934, of Folsom, Sacramento, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years)
    +5. WOOD, George Washington,   b. 1 Aug 1863, Capay, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1945, , Mendocino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +6. WOOD, Leander "Lee",   b. 20 Sep 1865, Capay Valley, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1917, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +7. WOOD, John Wesley,   b. 5 Mar 1868, Capay, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1946, , Sonoma, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. WOOD, William Smither,   b. 27 Mar 1870, Capay Valley, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1896, , Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +9. WOOD, Laura "Etta",   b. 25 Aug 1873, Capay, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1961, Capay, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +10. WOOD, Myrtle Jessie,   b. 4 Jan 1876, Capay Valley, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1961, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +11. WOOD, Joel "Elmer",   b. 21 Aug 1879, Capay, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1964, , Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +12. WOOD, Marcia "May",   b. 24 Jul 1884, Capay Valley, Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1973, , Yolo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Family ID F1500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • NDGW # 33-094

      His Biography in the "Capay Valley" by Ada Meirhoff,Pg 369

      Any new information, contact Fern Anderson - Renning@aol.com

      Great California Register of Voters of Yolo County Farmer, West Cottonwood, 1867
      1880 census film #1254086 pg 359B West Capay, Yolo, CA
      California Great Register 1890 - living in Capay, Yolo county- farmer

      !NOTE Joel Wood was born sixteen miles from Nashville, Tenn. When he was 6 years of age he and his two brothers, accompanied by their uncle, William Gose (sic), walked the entire distance tetween Nashville and Carlton, Mo. near which he spent his boyhood. In 1849, in the company with Edmond Clark, a neighbor residing in Richmond county, MO., he joined a wagon train, led by Capt. William Gray, heading west. He arrived in California 16 Nov 1849 via Carson and Lassen. Resided at Bidwell Bar, Rich Bar (Yuba Co.) Marysville, Big Meadow, Lambs Valley, and Capay Valley (Yolo Co). He operated a Ferry across the Feather River and ran a trading post and general store in Bidwell Bar, Butte Co. in late 1849 until May 1850. He returned to Missouri and then next year came back to Marysville. He then opened a store and butcher shop at Rich Bar on the Middle Fork of the Yuba River. He tried raising cattle near Marysville. In 1852 He ran a trading post at Big Meadows on the Humboldt River. He lived for a time in Lake County but left because of the proximity of the Indians. In 1854 he moved to Yolo County and settled in Capay Valley, giving the valley the name of Capay. He operated a store and blacksmith shop in the area named Dogtown (later called Cadanasa). in 1880 the "Yolo Mail", the county newspaper wrote a spicy story of the a860's about Dogtown brawls and wild times. Dogtown became a way station for everyone going to Berryessa. It was the pioneer community for the whole valley.
      He later farmed and raised cattle and sheep. He was a Constable and made the arrest of 2 desperados, James Marble and L. Glasscock. He was the second of the first 5 settlers in Capay Valley. He could read and write whereas most Pioneers could not. The Wood family originally was from England and emigrated from Virginia to Tenn. (This information came from an article in the "Woodland Democrat" !SOURCE family bible of Myrtle White (her first husband was a brother to Ken Bowles) information from Marjorie Bell, South Land Park, Sacramento, CA. She is the gr. gr. grandaughter of Joel Wood. There is also information in the CA state library files in Sacramento.
      He lived in Cadanasa 64 years before his death. He died of old age. Book 2 death records.

      1880 US Census, California
      Joel Wood Emeline Wood West Cottonwood, Yolo, CA <1822> Tennessee Self Emeline Wood Joel Wood West Cottonwood, Yolo, CA <1839> Missouri Wife Josephine Wood Joel Wood, Emeline Wood West Cottonwood, Yolo, CA <1862> California Daughter George Wood Joel Wood, Emeline Wood West Cottonwood, Yolo, CA <1864> California Son Lee Wood Joel Wood, Emeline Wood West Cottonwood, Yolo, CA <1865> California Son John Wood Joel Wood, Emeline Wood West Cottonwood, Yolo, CA <1868> California Son William Wood Joel Wood, Emeline Wood West Cottonwood, Yolo, CA <1872> California Son Ettie Wood Joel Wood, Emeline Wood West Cottonwood, Yolo, CA <1874> California Daughter Norcil Wood Joel Wood, Emeline Wood West Cottonwood, Yolo, CA <1876> California Daughter Elmore Wood Joel Wood, Emeline Wood West Cottonwood, Yolo, CA <1879> California Son

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] International Genealogical index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      William Thomas WOOD; Male; Birth: About 1800 <, , Tennessee>; Spouse: Mary GLAZE; Marriage: < 1826>
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 11/6/2007