EDWARD WOOD, Companies "I" & "N"
Submitted by Jim Fordyce.
Submitted by Jim Fordyce.
Edward Wood, a well known and highly respected citizen and a veteran of the civil war, died at his home in Rogersville, Saturday morning, July 15, at 9:30 o'clock, aged 76 years, after a short illness. Mr. Wood was a son of William and Anna Hartley Wood, deceased, and was born near Holbrook, this county, August 8, 1835. When a young man he united with the Holbrook Christian church, and all his life he had been active in church work. Mr. Wood served through the civil war as a member of Company I, First West Virginia cavalry and he took part in many important engagements, among them being the battle of Gettysburg. With him in the same regiment was his three brothers. On December 25, 1862, Mr. Wood was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Fordyce, who survives him, but is lying seriously ill with little hopes of her recovery. At the close of the war Mr. Wood with his family removed to Michigan where they remained until 1895 and then returned to Romney, W. Va. Six years ago they came to Rogersville which had since been their home. Beside his wife two children survive: C. F. Wood and Mrs. Annette Goodwin, both of Rogersville. Four brothers and one sister, who reside in the west, also survive. The funeral was held on Monday at 10 o'clock, in the Rogersville Chirstian church, conducted by the Rev. W.E. Reeves and Rev. O. M. Taylor. Interment in the Fordyce cemetery.
Edward, son of William and Hannah Hartley Wood, was born near Holbrook, Pa., August 8, 1835, being the third of a family of eleven children. Died at Rogersville, Pa., July 15, 1911, after a short illness of paralysis.
In 1854, he united with the Holbrook Christian church and ever lived a consistent christian life. On Aug. 30, 1861, he enlisted in Co. I, First W. Va., Cav., at Wheeling, and served three years and nearly four months, taking part in many important battles of the civil war, including Gettysburg. At the close of this great battlehis division of cavalry pursued Lee's army as it retreated and at Monterey, Md., captured 1,500 prisoners and 7 miles of wagon train. During this engagement, while acting as advance guard, he captured seven confederates.
On Dec. 25, 1862, he was united in marriage with Sarah Fordyce, who survives him. To this union were born four children, Archibald, who died in infancy; Clarinda, who died at the age of 7 years, and Corydon F. and Mrs. Annette Goodwin, of Rogersville.
In 1865 he removed to Isabella county, Michigan, which at that time was very sparsely settled and covered with heavy timber. He bought a farm and for many years he and his faithful wife endured the hardships and privations of pioneer life. During his residence here he served 16 years continuously as a school director of his township.
In 1895 the family located at Romney, W. Va., residing there until December, 1900, when they returned to Greene county, Pa., locating at Rogersville.
The deceased was a man of kind, cheerful disposition, honest, truthful and obliging, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He took much interest in religious work, loved to read the Bible and was ready and willing to answer the call of his Master and enter into that eternal rest with the redeemed.
Services were held at the Rogersville Christian church, July 17, conducted by Rev. W. E. Reeves, the pastor, assisted by O. M. Taylor, of the M. P. church, after which he was laid to rest in the Fordyce cemetery, wrapped in the old flag he loved so well, there to await the resurrection.
Life's work well doneWaynesburg Republican (PA), 27 Jul 1911
Life's race well run,
Now comes rest.
Fordyce Cemetery, Center Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania.
(Photo by Brad Jarvis.)