Wood, Jonathan

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Jonathan Wood was born at about 1801 in Schoharie County, NY a son of Benjamin and Sarah Taggart Wood[1]

Marriage & Children

At about 1822 he married Phebe Baragar who was born at about 1803, probably in Schoharie County. Their known children:

  • Nancy Wood was born at about 1823. She married Perry Gifford they lived in Rensselaerville
  • Mary J. Wood was born at about 1837. No further information. Was not named in her father’s will.

At about 1846 he married in Schoharie County, Sally Ann (West?) who was born in September of 1814. They had the following known children:

  • Jay Danforth Wood was born about 1848
  • Datus Ensign Wood was born in June of 1850. He married Catherine McDermott


Jonathan died on August 19, 1855 and was buried in his family burial plot in Knox.

Jonathan’s Will

Additional Research

Sally Ann, the second wife of Jonathan, had a sister, Emeline who married John Whitelaw, a scottish immigrant, and moved to Baltimore MD. While she lived there, an individual named Eliza West who was about 2 years younger than Emeline and who was born in NY, was living with Emeline and her family.
Emeline returned to NY after her family was deceased and she died at about 1893, leaving a will that named her sister Sally Ann Wood and Sally's family as well as an individual named Anna West.
This is a strong indication that Sally, Emeline, and Eliza were children of Benjamin West.

Additional Media


Jonathan D. Wood Family Burying Ground


  • Phebe Baragar, d. 27 Nov 1843, Age 40, wife of Jonathan D. Wood
  • Jonathan D. Wood, d. 19 Aug 1855, Age 54


  1. Bernehistory.org