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American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Nathan  WOOD

  (b. 16 September 1761Sharon, Crown Colony of Connecticut   d. 31 May 1839 Camillus, Onondaga, New York, USA )  
Summary: Nathan WOOD was born 16 September 1761 in Sharon, Crown Colony of Connecticut. Nathan WOOD was the child of

He married  Zilpah SPRAGUE 31 July 1783 in Sharon, Crown Colony of Connecticut .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Zilpah SPRAGUE  was born 17 June 1766 in Sharon, Connecticut, USA .  She died 29 January 1849 in South Butler, Wayne, New York, USA . 

Nathan WOOD died 31 May 1839 in Camillus, Onondaga, New York, USA.
son of David Wood and Dorothy Cole

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Did You Know?The name Connecticut originates from the Algonquian word 'Quinnehtukqut' (beside the long tidal river). (

Prior to 1638 - Connecticut, New England
1638 - 1662 - New Haven Colony
1662 - 1687 - Connecticut Colony
1688 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1690 - 1787 - Crown Colony of Connecticut
January 5, 1788 - Connecticut becomes 5th U.S. state

Did You Know?America - Did you know? Inches, Teaspoons and a Ton of Bricks: It's perfectly acceptable to use the metric system in the United States - Congress originally authorized it in 1866 and has repeated those sentiments in the years since - but tradition tells a whole other tale. Although the government now requires metric use in some public sectors and strongly encourages it in many private industries, the American public never really took to the system and largely dismissed it, making the United States the only industrialized nation where that's the case. In an effort to move the matter along, Congress even passed a Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and set up a U.S. Metric Board to take care of all the planning for the desired transition, but they apparently didn't empower the board with enough authority, and the American people essentially said, 'meh' to adopting metric and continued on with their miles, pounds, ounces and all the rest. Similarly lackluster efforts since then have done little to get Americans to change their ways.
Sharon, Connecticut, USA - Sharon Inn
Sharon, Connecticut, USA
Sharon Inn

"...The large-frame Sharon Inn...
Sharon, Connecticut, USA - The Bartram, Sharon, Conn.

The Bartram Inn overlooking the Village Green
Sharon, Connecticut, USA
The Bartram, Sharon, Conn.

The Bartram Inn...
Sharon, Connecticut, USA - Hotchkiss Public Library
Sharon, Connecticut, USA
Hotchkiss Public Library

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Nathan WOOD married flag Zilpah SPRAGUE-- Date: 31 July 1783 Place: Sharon, Crown Colony of Connecticut

flag Alvin WOOD (b.29 September 1784 , Ballston Spa, Crown Colony of New York   d. 24 January 1787 , Ballston Spa, Crown Colony of New York )

flag Philinda WOOD (b.11 July 1786 , Ballston Spa, Crown Colony of New York   d. 11 September 1862, Knowlesville, New York, USA)

flag Seth WOOD (b.18 May 1788 , Ballston Spa, Crown Colony of New York   d. 14 April 1847 , Savannah, New York, USA)

flag Polly Maria WOOD (b.22 June 1790 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA   d. 7 October 1860, Hamburg, New York, USA)

flag Laura WOOD (b.22 July 1792 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA   d. , )

flag Horace WOOD (b.25 December 1796 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA   d. 1 November 1860 , Manchester, Iowa, USA)

flag Nathan Sprague WOOD (b.3 December 1798 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA   d. 10 August 1840, Knowlesville, New York, USA)

flag James WOOD (b.17 February 1801 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA   d. , )

flag Lemira WOOD (b.20 March 1802 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA   d. 27 October 1802, Ballston Spa, New York, USA )

flag William Edson WOOD (b.11 September 1804 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA   d. 3 August 1826 , Knowlesville, New York, USA)

 Zilpah WOOD (b.29 May 1808 , Camillus, Onondaga, New York  d. 20 February 1864 , Savannah, New York, USA)

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16 September 1761
Sharon, Connecticut, USA

USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act
The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists.
World History, Part Two, Arco Publishing, Inc., New York, 1980 -

USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper,...Read MORE...

USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre
Tensions between the American colonists and the British were already running high in the early spring of 1770. Late in the afternoon, on March 5, a crowd of jeering Bostonians slinging snowballs...Read MORE...

USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party
Angry and frustrated at a new tax on tea, American colonists calling themselves the Sons of Liberty and disguised as Mohawk Native Americans boarded three British ships (the Dartmouth, the Eleanor,...Read MORE...

USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
The Intolerable Acts was the American Patriots' name for a series of punitive laws passed by the...Read MORE...

USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed - June 1, 1774

USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that ...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride
In 1774 and the Spring of 1775 Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety as an express rider to carry news, messages, and copies of...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). Tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston - April 20, 1775

USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
In the darkness of the night of May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen, along with Benedict Arnold, led a portion ...Read MORE...

USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
When the Second Continental Congress came together on May 10, 1775 it was, in effect, a reconvening ...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - December 31 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

December 31, 1775

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USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence
TRENTON, July 8.

The declaration of Independence was this day proclaimed here, together with the new constitution of late, established, and the resolve of the Provincial Congress for continuing...Read MORE...

USA 1776 - September 9 - Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be...Read MORE...

USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole...Read MORE...

USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and...Read MORE...

USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
This Pennsylvania encampment was occupied by the American army from December 1777 to June 1778. The ...Read MORE...

World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

February 6, 1778

World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

June 1, 1779

USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered. articles/ ushistory/ revolutionarywartimeline.htm - September 25, 1780

USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
America declared its independence in 1776, but it took another five years to win freedom from the...Read MORE...

1783 Marriage / Partner
Nathan WOOD and Zilpah SPRAGUE 31 July 1783, Sharon, Connecticut, USA
USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
On September 3, 1783, more than a year after the last shots were fired, a peace treaty was drawn up ...Read MORE...

1784 Birth of Child
Alvin WOOD was born 29 September 1784 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)
1786 Birth of Child
Philinda WOOD was born 11 July 1786 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)
1787 Death of Child
Alvin WOOD died 24 January 1787 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)
USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the...Read MORE...

1788 Birth of Child
Seth WOOD was born 18 May 1788 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)
USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
In its very first session, the United States Congress had a lot of decisions to make. One important ...Read MORE...

1790 Birth of Child
Polly Maria WOOD was born 22 June 1790 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)
USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the...Read MORE...

USA 1791 - December 15 - The Bill of Rights takes effect
The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, confirming the fundamental rights of American citizens. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, and the...Read MORE...

USA 1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -

1792 Birth of Child
Laura WOOD was born 22 July 1792 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)
World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

1796 Birth of Child
Horace WOOD was born 25 December 1796 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)
1798 Birth of Child
Nathan Sprague WOOD was born 3 December 1798 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)
World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

1801 Birth of Child
James WOOD was born 17 February 1801 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)
1802 Birth of Child
Lemira WOOD was born 20 March 1802 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)
USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

In the 1800s, in the United States, pioneers and...

USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast - May 14, 1804

1804 Birth of Child
William Edson WOOD was born 11 September 1804 , Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton)
USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific
Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite Pillar Rock, between Brookfield and Dahlia, Washington, west of Jim Crow Point. "Great joy in camp we are in view of the Ocian this great Pacific Ocean which we been so ...Read MORE...

World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire
"The fourth Peace of Pressburg (also known as the Treaty of Pressburg; German: Preßburger Frieden;...Read MORE...

1808 Birth of Child
Zilpah WOOD was born 29 May 1808 , Camillus, Onondaga, New York
World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

USA 1816 - Year without a summer
The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding...Read MORE...

USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed
The work completed. - This is the day, and 10 o'clock the hour, when the first boat from Lake Erie enters the Grand Canal and proceeded to the city of New York; a distance of 500 miles. - All doubts, ...Read MORE...

1826 Death of Child
William Edson WOOD died 3 August 1826 , Knowlesville, New York, USA
USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831

USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as...Read MORE...

USA 1837 - The Panic of 1837
The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession...Read MORE...

31 May 1839
Camillus, Onondaga, New York, USA

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