If anyone has information regarding the ancestry of John WOOD [Sr.] or any other new information about my direct WOOD family line, please contact me.

(1) John WOOD [Sr.], b. unknown in England, d. 1692 in Bucks Co., PA; m. to wife unknown; he resided in Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, then in Burlington Co., NJ, and then in Crookhorn, Bucks Co., PA; his children:

[#2]    i. Rev. Joseph [Sr.], b. about 1659, d. 15 Sep 1747, m. 1st Elizabeth WALTON, 
		m. 2nd Katherine GODFREY, m. 3rd Katherine SIVERTS; 
       ii. John [Jr.], b. unknown; 
      iii. Ester, b. unknown, m. Isaac SMALLEY; 
       iv. Mary, b. unknown, m. Thomas COLEMAN; 
        v. Sarah, b. unknown, m. Charles BILES. 
John WOOD [Sr.] was a Member of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly in 1682 & 1683.

(2) Rev. Joseph WOOD [Sr.], b. about 1659 in England probably in Yorkshire, d. 15 Sep 1747 in Bucks Co., PA; m. 1st, about 1687, to Elizabeth WALTON (b. unknown, d. 26 Jul 1704; daughter of Edward & Mary WALTON); they resided in Falls Twsp., Bucks Co., PA; their children:

        i. Joseph [Jr.], b. about 1688; 
       ii. Jabez, b. about 1690, d. 1763, m. Amy ____; 
[#3]  iii. Josiah [Sr.], b. about 1695, d. Mar 1764; 
       iv. Benjamin, b. unknowm, d. about 1725; 
        v. Tabitha, b. unknown; 
       vi. John, b. unknown, d. 1765, m. Mary CARMAN. 
Rev. Joseph WOOD [Sr.] m. 2nd, 5 May 1708, to Katherine GODFREY (b. unknown, d. about 1729); their children:
      vii. Samuel, b. unknown; 
     viii. William, b. unknown; 
       ix. Hannah, b. unknown. 
Rev. Joseph WOOD [Sr.] m. 3rd, 1733, to Katherine SIVERTS (b. unknown).

Rev. Joseph WOOD [Sr.] was an ordained Baptist preacher. He was a Justice of the Peace for Bucks Co. in 1693.

(3) Josiah WOOD [Sr.], b. about 1695 in Bucks Co., PA, d. Mar 1764 in Falls Twsp., Bucks Co., PA; he fathered a child with Rebeckah BEAKES (b. 27 Sep 1700, d. about 1763; daughter of Samuel BEAKES & Joannah BILES) in 1724/25 in Falls Twsp., Bucks Co., PA:

[#5]    i. Josiah BEAKES, b. about 1725, d. 1792, m. Rachel EVERITT. 
Continued on my BEAKES Family Page

Josiah WOOD [Sr.] m. 1st to Frances FISHER/SWIFT (b. unknown; daughter of Mary FISHER, granddaughter of John SWIFT); they resided in Falls Twsp., Bucks Co., PA; their children:

       ii. Josiah [Jr.], b. unknown, m. Amy ____; 
      iii. Sarah, b. unknown, m. Mr. MORGAN. 
Josiah WOOD [Sr.] m. 2nd, to Elizabeth ____; their children:
       iv. William, b. unknown; 
        v. John, b. unknown, m. Abigail. 
Josiah WOOD [Sr.] was Overseer of Highways for Falls Twsp., Bucks Co., PA, in 1746.


  1. Lawton, Chester A. "A Bastard Son". The Bucks County Ancestors of Josiah Beakes of Pennington, N.J., manuscript, Trenton, NJ, 1995, pages 14-26.



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