Born: 1808-03-31 England, United Kingdom
Wood moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, sometime before 1839, when he served as one of the founding members of the Springfield Mechanic's Union. In 1850, he was working as a tailor with his wife Eliza and seven children, and owned $800 in real estate. Ten years later, he was living in Decatur and working as a store clerk with $700 in real estate.
Gravestone, Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, Illinois, 120; Petition of Simeon Francis and others to the Illinois General Assembly; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, Illinois, 5.