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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JOHN A. WOOD, M. D., was born in Boone County, Ky., March 6, 1833. He was one of eleven children born to Horatio R. and Martha D. Wood. Horatio R. Wood was born in Maryland, and was a son of Eli Wood, who immigrated to Kentucky at an early date, settled at Washington, Mason County, and afterward moved to Boone County. Horatio R. Wood was a farmer and trader. His wife was Martha Douden, daughter of Capt. John Douden, of Mason County, Ky., who was an officer in the war of 1812. John A. Wood was brought up on the farm, and received a common-school education. At the age of twenty he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. B. M. Crisler, of Boone County, and in 1854 entered the Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati, where he graduated in 1857. He then located at South Fork, in Gallatin County, and afterward practiced at Warsaw for five years. In 1874 he moved to his present location, Boone Springs, Boone County. In 1857 he was married to Miss Delila Sheets, a daughter of Andrew and Maca (Dudgeon) Sheets, of Boone County. To this union have been born five children, viz.: Cornelius K., Mattie D., Horatio F., Ruth and Willie T.; the latter died in infancy. Mr. Wood is a member of the F. & A. M., also the I. O. O. F. Politically he is a Democrat. He is a member of the Christian Church. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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This family biography is one of 73 biographies included in the Boone County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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