Posted By:Michael DeLorenzo
Subject:C. D. Wood b.1846 son of Jacob & Nancy (Bartmess) Wood
Post Date:March 06, 2004 at 14:07:58
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 670, City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"C. D. WOOD, proprietor of the Winamac Mills, was born August 27, 1846, in Darke County, Ohio. His grandparents, JOHN and ELIZABETH (HARPER) WOOD, were natives of the Old Dominion and were born respectively May 27, 1770, and December 24, 1774. They were the parents of a family of thirteen sons and four daughters, the tenth born being JACOB WOOD, father of the subject of this sketch. His birth occurred May 9, 1809, and December 15, 1831, he was married in Montgomery County, Ohio, to NANCY BARTMESS, who was born in Washington County, Maryland, in the year 1813. Mrs. WOOD's father, PHILLIP BARTMESS, was born in Pennsylvania, in 1770,and his father, JOHN BARTMESS, was a native of Germany. JACOB WOOD and family moved from Ohio to Jasper County, Indiana, in 1861, and from there to Pulaski, Pulaski County, in 1869, where he amassed a comfortable fortune. He was a local minister of the Methodist Episcopol Church, and he died October 7, 1875. His widow is yet living, and resides with her son, C. D. Wood, in Winamac. The subject of this biography learned the miller's trade in his father's mill, at Pulaski, and in 1877, he and his brother purchased the steam mills in Winamac, and engaged actively in the manufacture of flour; at the present he is entirely alone. (For a more detailed account of this business see history of Winamac.) Mr. WOOD is one of five living children in a family of eight; and has twice married. First in 1872 to Miss HANNAH BROWN, who died April 10, 1879. He was married to his present wife, Miss SARAH FRAIN, September 3, 1882. He is a Republican in politics, a member of the Royal Arcanum, and one of Winamac's best business men. The family name "WOOD," originated in England many generations back, and was derived from the occupation of the progenitor, who was a keeper of the King's woods."