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  (b. 9 June 1800 Massachusetts, USA   d. 4 April 1874 Auburn, New York, USA )  
Age: 74

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Maria WOOD was born 9 June 1800 in Massachusetts, USA. Maria WOOD was the child of ?   and   ?

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

She married  David SALISBURY 10 November 1819 .  The couple had (at least) 4 children. David SALISBURY  was born 17 January 1799 in Ballston Spa, New York, USA (Ballston) (Milton).  He died 16 October 1892 in Auburn, New York, USA.  He was the son of Cummings (Benjamin) SALISBURY and Elizabeth MOSHER.

Maria WOOD died 4 April 1874 in Auburn, New York, USA.

Hmmm… Is she the daughter of Daniel Wood of Venice, Cayuga, NY? According to his will of 13 June 1823, he had a daughter Lois Maria, a brother David, a son Edward. His wife had passed away before him. No name given.

Also, the will of Jonas Wood, Venice, Cayuga, NY dated 10 Feb 1829 states that Jonas has a grandson, Charles Wood and granddaughter, Mary Jane Wood (son and daughter of Daniel Wood, dec'd). Jonas also mentions daughters Eunice and Lois.

This is a long shot. NOTE: Could this Daniel Wood be the Wood who married Mary Salisbury, daughter of Thomas Salisbury and Rebecca Bushee.
NOTE: Lois Wood is mentioned as 17 years old in 1824. She petitions Joseph Pancost to be her guardian.
1824 Wood Daniel Cayuga P. 901
Edward Wood is also mentioned in 1824 at age 13. He petitions that his uncle, David Wood, be his guardian.
Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787 - 1835., (Online db:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006), (From material originally compiled by William A. D. Eardeley, now held by the Brooklyn Historical Society.)

Another long shot: 1801 WOOD Mary, d. of Jabez and Nabby, b. June 10, 1801, Harvard, MA. Source: Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. According to Ancestry World Tree, Jabez Wood married Nabby Moor (possible alias Abigail Stone). They had a daughter Abigail Wood b: 23 SEP 1810 in Harvard, Mass. Jabez appears to have died in Harvard in 1850. He is in Harvard in 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 according to the US Census.

Other Wood children all born in Harvard to this couple: 1805 WOOD Lucy, d. of Jabez and Nabby, July 27, 1805 (July 29, 1805 dup.)

1807 WOOD Flavel, s. of Jabez and Nabby, Dec. 28, 1807.

1810 WOOD Nabby, d. of Jabez and Nabby, Aug. 23, 1810.

1812 WOOD Lydia, d. of Jabez and Nabby, Nov. 12, 1812.
1799 WOOD Benjamin, s. of Jabez and Nabby, Aug. 22, 1799.
1803 WOOD Emery, s. of Jabez and Nabby, June 28, 1803.
1815 WOOD Jonathan, s. of Jabez and Nabby, Oct. 2, 1815.
1818 WOOD Jabez, s. of Jabez and Nancy (Nabby dup.), June 10, 1818.
Possible marriage in Harvard 1799 STONE Abigail and Jabez Wood, Mar. 14, 1799.
NOTE: This probably not a match because the family never moves to NY. The family above is a more likely match.

UPDATE: Daniel Wood (above) is NOT the man who married Mary Salisbury - see below
Birth: 1764
Death: Jun. 25, 1838

His parents were Thomas Wood and Lucy Winslow. Daniel married Mary Salisbury in 1790 and they had nine children:
Sally Wood Mead
1792 –
Samuel B Wood
1793 – 1858
Winslow Joseph Wood
1794 – 1868
Preservid Wood
1796 – 1819
Mary Wood Scofield
1799 – 1868
Jacob Wood
1801 – 1856
Sarepta Wood Deake*
1803 – 1826
Lydia Wood Sherman
1806 – 1839
Asenath Wood Deake*
1808 – 1840

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Maria WOOD married US Civil War Soldiers flag  David SALISBURY-- Date: 10 November 1819 Place: 
David SALISBURY was the son of Cummings (Benjamin) SALISBURY and Elizabeth MOSHER


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1828 Sale of Property

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1828 Sale of Property (continued)

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1828 Sale of Property (continued)

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1828 Sale of Property (continued)

16 June 1828

Sold by: David Salisbury, his wife Maria, and Lewis Salisbury
Sold to: Joel B. Gardner
Price: $400

New York, Land Rec...

Maria WOOD
1865 Union Springs, Cayuga, New York
David Salisbury, 66, m, b. Saratoga, married 1 time, now married, cooper
Maria Salisbury, 64, f, wife, b. Mass., mother of 4 children, m... Read MORE...

(NY) 1865 New York State Census
9 June 1800
, Massachusetts, USA

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

USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.

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

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire

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.

1812 Clue?

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Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787 - 1835., (Online db:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006), (From material originally compiled by William A. D. Eardeley, now held by the Brooklyn Historical Society.)

Dated 1812
County of Record Saratoga
Page 393

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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

USA 1819 - The Panic of 1819 - A combination of bad banking practices; too much land speculation and competition from Europe caused the United States to enter its first economic depression.

USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed

USA 1826 - July 4 – Former US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.

USA 1827 - February 28 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.

1819 Marriage / Partner
Maria WOOD and David SALISBURY 10 November 1819,


David Salisbury is living in Scipio, Cayuga, New York. His family consists of 1 male 5-10 (William), 1 male 30-40 (David), 1 female under 5 (Harriet), 1 female 20-30 (Maria).

Others living nearby:
Salisbury, Thomas Genoa, Cayuga, NY

Salisbury, Benanual Ledyard, Cayuga, NY
1830 U.S. Census

1836 Birth of Child
George Washington SALISBURY was born 11 July 1836, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)


David Salisbury is age of 50 living in Ledyard, Cayuga, New York. He is a cooper, b. NY. He is living with his wife, Maria, age 48, b. abt 1801 in Mass. Their son, George lives with them. He is 14 years old, b. NY. Harriet is 23, b. NY. William H. is 30. He is a sailor, b. NY in 1819. Also living with them are: Elias Manchester, age 55, grain dealer, b. NY; Cyrina Manchester, age 52, b. NY, listed as insane. Related?

David Salisbury 50...

1855 Springport, Cayuga, New York

name: Mariah Salsbury
event: Census
event date: 1855
event place: Springport, Cayuga, New York, United States
gender: Female
age: 55
relationship to head of household: Wife
estimated birth year: 1800
family number: 143
line number: 16
film number: 1435219
digital folder number: 004296305
image number: 00337
Household Gender Age Birthplace
father David Salsbury M 56
wife Mariah Salsbury F 55
child Hariett ...


David is living in Springport, NY at the age of 62. He is listed as a cooper.
He lives with his wife, Maria, age 60, born in New York and his daughter, Harriet, age 28, born in New York.

1860 US Census


REFERENCE: 12 July, 1860 by J. W. Shank, Handwritten Pg. No. 51


USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.

USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves

USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).

USA 1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.

USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"

USA 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)

World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown


Springport, Cayuga, NY

David Salisbury Springport, Cayuga, NY 70, cooper, listed as born in NY about 1800

Maria Salisbury Springport, Cayuga, NY 69, listed as born in Massachusetts abt 1801
1870 U.S. Census

World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.

4 April 1874
Auburn, New York, USA

News and Democrat, Thursday, April 9, 1874 (Auburn, NY?)

"SALISBURY - In this city, April 4, 1874, Maria, wife of David and mother of George W. Salisbury, aged 74 years."

Maria is buried at:

Added: 12/16/1999 12:00:00 AM

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