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1800s Philena Stanton/Gidney Wood/Jonathan Belnap

HISTORICAL PAPERS.
broken up and the younger daughters went to Oswego to live with the married sister. John Wood acquired the title of captain from being a captain of several lake vessels plying between Kingston, Ontario and northern points.
  Gidney Wood lived near Willow Hollow. He married Philena Stanton, born in 1778, died Feby. 16th, 1850. Their only child was Capt. Isaac Wood, who was married to Harriet Cropsey by Rev. James Christy, Oct. 10, 1821, at Little Britain, Orange county, N.Y., in presence of Henry Cropsey and Esther Gillespie. He resided on a farm of 196 acres north of the turnpike. He died in Michigan. His widow married Jonathan Belknap, jr., who was born June 13, 1759, and died Oct. 29, 1814.
  Jonathan Belknap, jr., and Philena Wood Belknap are buried in the Belknap burying ground on Silver Stream avenue, near the Newburgh and Cochecton turnpike. In the southwest corner of the same ground are the unmarked graves of Capt. Isaac Wood, Harriett Cropsey Wood and Julia Cropsey.
  Capt. Isaac Wood lived on the hill north of the Seaman place on the turnpike. He was a captain in service in the war of 1812-15, and a member of the Legislature from the 1st District of Orange county in 1856, and altogether a substantial citizen. His children were. 1st, Colonel Isaac, jr., born Dec. 4, 1823, died Jan. 13, 1885, married by Rev. John Johnson, Dec. 8, 1847, to Sarah Maria Gerard, daughter of Nathaniel Gerard, born April 25, 1826; 2d, Mary, married George Alexander Denniston, son of Col. James Denniston and Mary Patton of New Windsor, who died at Goshen, N. Y., June 21., 1891, in his 67th year; 3d, George, married Adelaide Sears; 4th, Frederick, married Mary Gregory.
  Isaac Wood, jr., was Assistant Chief Engineer of the Newburgh Fire Department in 1851, and was elected Chief Engineer May 1st, 1852. He was First Lieutenant and Captain in the Washington Continental Guard, (Co. D), organized Nov. 22, 1855, and prior to the civil war conducted a dry goods business on the northeast corner of Third and Water Streets. In 1862 he was commissioned Colonel and authorized to raise the 166th New York Regiment for three months’ service. He succeeded in enlisting 272 men who were consolidated with the 176th N. Y. and mustered into the service in New York city Nov. 20, 1862.
  The children of Col. Isaac Wood, jr., and Sarah Maria Gerard were: 1, Franklin Gerard, born Jan. 8, 1849, married, Oct. 21, 1872, S. Ada Gitchell, daughter of D. W. Gitchell; 2, Isaac Cropsey, born May 19, 1851, died Nov. 15, 1854; 3, Wessells Gerard, born Feb. 20, 1853, killed in a railroad accident at Fort Wayne, Ind., Dec. 24, 1877; 4, William H., born Nov. 27, 1854, never married; 5.
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Source: Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands., Issues 7-10, Page 40, 1900 - Orange County (N.Y.)


Owner/SourceHistorical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands
Date1900
File nameBelknap, Philena Stanton 1820s married Gidney Wood [Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands 1900 p40].jpg
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Linked toJonathan Belknap, Jr.; Philena Stanton; Gidney Wood; Isaac Wood

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