1862 – 1863: Wood, Rev. John Wilcox

1813: May 12. born Utica, NY
marriage to Marcia L. Alderman in Utica, NY
1837: attended class of 1837 at Hamilton College (one of 28 non-graduates), living at Whitesboro
Auburn Theological Seminary (reportedly, but isn’t included in alumni lists)
1837: son Charles I. Wood born in NY
1839:  Oct. 9 Licensed by Presbytery of Rochester.
1840: Aug. Ordained by Presbytery of Rochester
1840: Oct 14. Dismissed to Presbytery of Geneva.
1841 – son William W. Wood born in NY
1843 – son Henry Dwight Wood born in NY
1846 – dau Marcia L. Wood born in NY
preached at Hopewell and Barry, NY
1850 – Federal Census of Bergen, Genesee Co, NY w/wife & 4 children; occupation: P. Clergyman (pastor at Bergen)
1855 – pastor at Wyoming NY
1858: assumed pastorate at Honeoye Falls, NY (Presbytery of Rochester)
1860: Federal Census of PO. Honeoye, Mendon, Monroe Co., NY w/wife and 2 children; occupation: N. S. P. Clergyman
1860: ended pastorate at Honeoye Falls, NY
1861 – pastor at Lewistown IL (in transit from NY)
1862 – Nov 11 – stated supply for Macomb, Illinois
1863 – left Macomb, retired from pastorate, moved to Monmouth, Illinois (no assignment listed)
1865: Oct 19. officiated a marriage in Monmouth, Illinois; retired from active work as a pastor
1870: Federal Census of Monmouth, Illinois w/wife & adult children; occupation: Hatter
1880: Federal Census of Quincy, Illinois w/wife & adult children; occupation: Retail Hatter
1881: Jan 13. Wife, Mrs. Marcia M. D. Woods died Thursday (newspaper on Sat Jan 15 1881)
1893: Dec 9. Died at Quincy, Illinois

Quincy, Illinois was the home of another John Wood (1798-1880) who was born in Cayuga County, New York.  This John Wood was the first settler at Quincy, Illinois and served as Governor of Illinois from 1860-1861. There does not appear to be a family relationship between these two men named John Wood.


  1. Minutes of the General Assembly. http://archive.org/stream/minutesofgeneral186Xpres (substitute the X with a number)
  2. The Church at Home and Abroad (1894) http://archive.org/stream/churchathomeand12assegoog#page/n3/mode/2up
  3. Hamilton College (Clinton, N. (1922). Complete alumni register, 1812-1922. Clinton, N.Y.: The College. http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008697913
  4. Parsons, Levi. (1889). History of Rochester Presbytery from the earliest settlement. http://books.google.com/books?id=HnoPAAAAYAAJ
  5. General catalogue of the Auburn theological seminary. (1883). http://books.google.com/books?id=wwoAAAAAYAAJ
  6. General biographical catalogue of the Auburn theological seminary, 1818-1918. http://books.google.com/books?id=rJ9VAAAAYAAJ

Quincy Morning Whig, Tuesday Dec 12, 1893, page 8:
Rev. John W. Wood died at 11 o’clock Saturday night at the advanced age of 80 years.  His death is attributed to old age. Deceased was born in Utica, N. Y., May 12, 1813, and had resided here for about twenty-five years.  His wife passed away some ten years ago.  Deceased resided at Twenty-fouth and Maine streets.  His family consisted of Mr. Charles I. Wood and Mr. William W. Wood, of Gloversville, N. Y., and Mr. Dwight Wood and Miss Marcia Wood, of Quincy. Deceased was a retired preacher. Years ago he occasionally preached in the Presbyterian church. He was well known throughout the city.

The Quincy Daily Journal, Thursday, Oct 15, 1903, page 7:
Charles L. Wood of Gloverville, N. Y., a brother of Dwight and Miss Marcia Wood of this city, died yesterday. He leaves a wife and two children. He formerly lived here, and is well remembered here.

The Quincy Daily Journal, Tuesday March 6, 1900 page 7:
Mr. Dwight Wood of Riverside [Township] who suffered a stroke of paralysis last week is better. His brother, W. W. Wood, of Johnston, New York came to see him in response to a telegram.

Other items from Quincy Newspapers:
Apr 1894 – Marcia wood moved to Johnstown, NY
July 1893 – Miss Bessie Wood of Johnston, NY is in city visiting her aunt
1895 – Deed from Samuel Brown & wife to Marcia L. Wood – 10 acres
1902 – W. W. Wood of Johnstown NY arrived for visit w/brother Dwight & sister Marcia
1904 – T. Dwight Wood left Quincy about a year ago for Seville, Florida.

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