Amos Wood Genealogy

1. Amos2 Wood, son of Joshua1 and Esther (Esty) Wood, was b. in Keene, June 16, 1794; d. Wilton, June 12, 1873; was a farmer and lived in Keene, Walpole and Wilton. He was a Deacon in the Congregational church of Walpole. He m. (1), Sept. 23, 1817, Fanny Seward, b. Sullivan, Nov. 13, 1794, d. Walpole, Sept. 19, 1848; dau. of Dea. Josiah and Sarah (Osgood) Seward of S. He m. (2), Mar 20, 1850. Pamelia Wightman, b. Walpole (?), 1795, d. there, Nov. 16, 1854; dau. of Israel and Frances (Allen) Wightman; m. (3), Apr. 16, 1858, Mrs. Lucinda (Gould) Kent of Nashua. b. Henniker, Dec. 22, 1807, widow of Abel Willard Kent, and dau. of Benjamin and Abigail (Clark) Gould. Ch. b. Keene:

  1. Amos Seward3, b. Dec. 5, 1817, was a baggage master on the Cheshire R. R. There had been a train wrecked and some broken, derailed cars were left near the track. He wished to show the spectacle to a friend who was riding with him, and, opening the side door a little, he cautiously put out his head to see where he was, but just in time to be hit by the derailed car, from the effects of which accident he died very soon after, Apr. 24, 1856. He m., Jan. 6, 1841, Roxana Seward, b. Sullivan, May 22, 1821, dau. of Abijah and Roxana (Fay) Seward. No children.

  2. Fanny3, b. May 5, 1819, m. July 15, 1851, Harvey Ball, b. Alstead, Apr. 27, 1818, d. Nashua, Dec. 10, 1902; son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Gould) Ball. She d. at Nashua, May 14, 1895. She had no children, but reared most tenderly the son of her deceased sister, Louisa, who was the former wife of Mr. Ball. Mr. Ball was a mechanic of an unusually high order. He had a delicate ear for music, and made some of the best violins ever manufactured in New England. Two of them have been used in the American Orchestra at Lowell. He made a pipe organ for his own parlor and other curious musical instruments. He has been an inventor of several curious and useful mechanisms, among them an ingenious billiard counter. He was one of the best clock-makers in America. Some of his large eight day clocks have been sold for large prices, and some of the time-pieces are of remarkable design and construction. Like most inventors he did not reap the full pecuniary benefit of his skill.

  3. Louisa3, b. Aug. 14, 1824, m. May 23, 1844, Harvey Ball, who subsequently m. her sister Fanny. She d. at Bellows Falls, Vt., Dec. 11, 1848. She had one ch.:

    1. Milon Wood4 Ball, b. Bellows Falls, Oct. 20, 1848; m. (1), Sept. 22, 1873, Martha Maria Bunker, b. Walpole, d. Nashua, June 9, 1874; dau. of Oren and Mary (Fisher) Bunker. He m. (2), Mar. 27, 1876, Sarah Rogene Case, b. Fletcher, Vt., Sept. 17, 1857, dau. of Jerome Bonaparte and Eleanor H. (Iverson) Case. Res. Nashua, and is employed in the cloth-room of the Nashua Mfg. Co. He has a dau.:

      1. Ina Della5 Ball, b. Nashua, June 12, 1878.

  4. A ch.3 that d. Nov. 15, 1828.

  5. Elvira Maria3, b. July 5, 1833, m. Mar. 20, 1866, Charles Moulthrop. She d. at Concord, N. H., Aug. 29, 1882; one dau.:

    1. Annie Maria4, b. Walpole, Sept. 12, 1859, d. Nashua, July 7, 1876.


Seward, Josiah Lafayette. A History of the Town of Sullivan, New Hampshire 1777-1917. Keene, New Hampshire. c1921.

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