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Wood, Benjamin F.

Flourished: 1838-07-21 Bloomington, Illinois

A friend of John T. Stuart, Benjamin F. Wood was a leading merchant in Bloomington who owned a steam saw mill and a general merchandise store. He also speculated in land.

Biographical, Genealogical and Descriptive History of the First Congressional District of New Jersey (New York and Chicago: Lewis, 1900), 2:238; E Duis, The Good Old Times in McLean County, Illinois(Bloomington, IL: The Leader, 1874), 41, 42.