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.