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Jane Thompson                           1833-1912
Jane was born on 8 August 1833 of Robert Thompson and Sarah Lowes, at Jarrow, South Shields. She married George Wood on 7 February 1856. They sailed from Liverpool to New York City in 1869, traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, and settled on a farm about 15 miles south at Pleasant Hill, Mississippi. They later moved to nearby Hernando, Mississippi. Jane died on 4 March 1912, and is buried at the Springhill Cemetery, at Hernando, Mississippi. Much of this data comes from the family's 1853 Oxford Bible.
George Wood                             1829-1879
George was born on 7 April 1829, at Fulwell, of Ralph Wood and Dorothy Beldon. George died 28 February 1879 and is buried at the Springhill Cemetery at Hernando, Mississippi.
They had the following children:
  George Born 31 Aug 1856   Monkwearmouth Died Dec 1946
Robert Thompson Born 20 Aug 1858   Monkwearmouth Died 13 Sep 1872
Jenny Born 19 Jul 1860   Monkwearmouth Married John W. McIngvale
Alfred Beldon Born 16 Oct 1862     Died 11 Apr 1887
Ralph Herbert Born 16 Jan 1865     Married Loula Graves
Bartholomew Lowes Born 1 Jan 1867     Died 22 Feb 1879
Joseph Manhattan Born 12 Nov 1869   Ship "Manhattan" Died 30 Jun 1887
William Franklin Born 20 Jan 1873   Pleasant Hill, Miss. Married Parnell Lucille Palmer
Lawson Thoburn Born 31 Jul 1877     Married Helen Molesworth

Birth of Parents
Jane Thompson b: 8 Aug 1833  c: 21 Oct 1835         Holy Trinity, South Shields, County Durham
daughter of Robert Thompson and Sarah Lowes, Shipwright, West Docks
George Wood b: 7 Apr 1829  c: 5 Jun 1829     St. Peter's, Monkwearmouth, County Durham
son of Ralph and Dorothy Wood, Farmer, Fulwell

Marriage
7 Feb 1856
George Wood (26)
Jane Thompson (22)
St. Peter's Parish, Monkwearmouth, County Durham     1856 1Q Sunderland 10a 482
Clerk of Dundas Street, Father Ralph Wood, Farmer
Fulwell, Father Robert Thompson Shipbuilder, by License
Wit: Robert Thompson and W. Scott Russell

Children
George Wood b: 31 Aug 1856  c: 11 Feb 1857   All Saints, Monkwearmouth   1857 1Q Sunderland 10a 435
son of George Wood and Jane Thompson                              Died Dec 1946
Robert Thompson Wood b: 20 Aug 1858  c: 22 Sep 1858   All Saints, Monkwearmouth   1858 3Q Sunderland 10a 423
son of George Wood and Jane Thompson                              Died 13 Sep 1872
Jenny Wood b: 19 Jul 1860  c: 15 Aug 1860   All Saints, Monkwearmouth   1860 3Q Sunderland 10a 452
daughter of George Wood and Jane Thompson                              Died 11 Oct 1895

1861 Census RG9-3784 8 April 1861 Monkwearmouth Shore, St Peters, County Durham
4 Roker Terrace
George Wood
Jane (Wife)
George
Robert
Jenny
Susan Potter
Emma Potter
Age 33
Age 25
Age 4
Age 2
Age 8 Mos.
Age 21
Age 18
Timber Merchant
 
 
 
 
House Servant
House Servant
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Fulwell
South Shields
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Monkwearmouth
Scarborough
Scarborough
7 Apr 1829
8 Aug 1833
31 Aug 1856
20 Aug 1858
19 Jul 1860
abt 1839
abt 1842

George and Jane Wood with George, Robert, and Jennie.
In Front of West House, Newcastle Road, Fulwell

Alfred Beldon Wood b: 16 Oct 1862  c:12 Nov 1862   All Saints, Monkwearmouth   1862 4Q Sunderland 10a 457
son of George Wood and Jane Thompson                              Died 11 Apr 1887
Ralph Herbert Wood b: 16 Jan 1865  c: 10 Apr 1867   St. Peter, Monkwearmouth  1865 1Q Sunderland 10a 550
son of George Wood and Jane Thompson
Bartholomew Lowes Wood b: 1 Jan 1867  c: 10 Apr 1867     St Peter, Monkwearmouth     1867 1Q Sunderland 10a 560
son of George Wood and Jane Thompson                              Died 22 Feb 1879

To New York City from Liverpool on the "Manhattan" 3 Nov to 14 Nov 1869

From the Passenger List of the Manhattan
1,951 Tons, William Forsyth, Master, dated 14 November 1869.
Total of 430 Passengers. 12 listed as "Cabin", 418 listed as "Tween decks".
47 from Sweden & Norway, 57 from Germany, 1 from Spain, 4 U.S. citizens, and 321 from Great Britain.
Name Age Location
George Wood
Jane
George
Robert
Jenny
Alfred
Herbert
Bart
40
35
12
10
7
5
3
2
Tween Decks
Tween Decks
Tween Decks
Tween Decks
Tween Decks
Tween Decks
Tween Decks
Tween Decks
Infant born of George and Jane Wood, parents.

Joseph Manhattan Wood b: 12 Nov 1869   Born on board ship "Manhattan" off the banks of Newfoundland
son of George Wood and Jane Thompson                              Died 30 Jun 1887

1870 Census Post Office: Pleasant Hill Township Two, Range Seven, DeSoto County, Mississippi
30 Aug 1870 Occupation Birth Place Foreign Birth?  
Father Mother  
George Wood
Jane
George
Robert
Jennie
Alfred
Herbert
Bartholomy
Manhattan
Age 41
Age 35
Age 14
Age 12
Age 10
Age 8
Age 6
Age 4
Age 8/12
Farming
Keeping House
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
At Sea
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
7 Apr 1829
8 Aug 1833
31 Aug 1856
20 Aug 1858
19 Jul 1860
16 Oct 1862
16 Jan 1865
1 Jan 1867
12 Nov 1869

Map

William Franklin Wood b: 20 Jan 1873      Pleasant Hill, DeSoto County, Mississippi
son of George Wood and Jane Thompson                              Died 27 Nov 1945
Lawson Thoburn Wood b: 31 Jul 1877    Hernando, Mississippi
son of George Wood and Jane Thompson

Death
George Wood Died 28 Feb 1879,   Age 49    Hernando, Mississippi
Buried at Springhill Cemetery, Hernando, Mississippi

1880 Census 1 June 1880 DeSoto County, Mississippi
DeSoto County Alms House
Occupation
B I R T H     P L A C E
Person         Father       Mother
Jane Wood (Widow)
George
Alfred B.
Herbert
J. Manhattan
William
Lawson
Polly Aikens
Frank Kabbat
Age 45
Age 24
Age 18
Age 15
Age 11
Age 7
Age 3
Age 63
Age 30
Keeping Home
Alms House Keeper
 
 
 
 
 
Pauper
Pauper
England
England
England
England
Ship
Mississippi
Mississippi
Alabama
Texas
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
 
 
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
 
 
8 Aug 1833
31 Aug 1856
16 Oct 1862
16 Jan 1865
12 Nov 1869
20 Jan 1873
31 Jul 1877

1900 Census 1 Jun 1900
Hernando, DeSoto County, Mississippi, U.S.A.
District 31, Image 5 of 23 Years
Married
Children/
Living
B I R T H     P L A C E
Person         Father       Mother
Month & Year of Birth
George Wood
Jane (Mother) (Wid)
Will
Lizzie McInvale (Niece)
George McInvale (Nephew)
Age 43
Age 66
Age 27
Age 20
Age 16
??  
9/4
England
England
Mississippi
Mississippi
Mississippi
England
England
England
Mississippi
Mississippi
England
England
England
Mississippi
Mississippi
Aug 1856
8 Aug 1833
Jan 1873
Dec 1879
Jan 1884

1910 Census 15 Apr 1910
Hernando, DeSoto County, Mississippi, U.S.A.
District 22, Image 7 0f 38 Years
Married
Children/
Living
B I R T H     P L A C E
Person         Father       Mother
Jane Wood (Wid)
William
Nell (DauLaw)
William Jr. (Gson)
George P. (Gson)
Age 77
Age 37
Age 26
Age 4
Age 1 8/12

Salesman

4
4
9/3

2/2
England
Mississippi
Tennessee
Mississippi
Mississippi
England
England
East Indies
Mississippi
Mississippi
England
England
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
8 Aug 1833
20 Jan 1873
14 Mar 1884
abt 1905
abt 1907

Death
Jane (Thompson) Wood Died 4 Mar 1912    Hernando, Mississippi
Buried at Springhill Cemetery, Hernando, Mississippi

SACRED TO
THE MEMORY
OF OUR BELOVED
MOTHER
JANE THOMPSON
WOOD

BORN
IN ENGLAND
AUG 8, 1833
ENTERED INTO
LIFE ETERNAL
MAR 4, 1912


WOOD

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
GEO. WOOD SR.
BORN
IN ENGLAND
APR 7, 1829
DIED
FEB 28, 1879



AT REST

SPRINGHILL CEMETERY
PHOTOS BY Harry Lawson McIngvale
Old Hernando Cemetery
Cleaning up Springhill Cemetery, Hernando, July 1993.

See the graves of Wood children found in the Springhill Cemetery at Hernando:
George, Robert, Alfred, Bartholomew, and Joseph.


SPECIAL THANKS  to the current descendants of George and Jane Wood for the photographs, and many of the details provided above.