Guide to the Wood Family Papers, 1797-1868

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Collection Details

Collection Number:
Wood Family Papers
Wood family
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

Information for Users

Restrictions to Access: No restrictions. Open for research.

Restrictions to Use: No usage restrictions.

Copyright Notice: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Wood Family Papers, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:


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Related Collections

  • MS10 Account Books Collection (AB 145), Nantucket Historical Association

Subject Headings

  • Personal Name
    • Wood, David, 1785-1869.
    • Wood, Obadiah, 1756-1825.

Biographical Information

Obadiah Wood (1756-1825) was born in New Jersey. He married Martha Tupper (1762-1846), daughter of Dr. Benjamin Tupper and Abigail Woodbury in 1784. The couple had eight children, including David Wood (1785-1869).

David Wood married Sally Folger (1788-1859), daughter of Simeon Folger and Phebe Wyer. The couple had eight children.

Scope and Content

The Wood Family papers include letters, a journal, and a receipt.


  • Folder 1 David Wood papers, 1867-1868, undated
  • Folder 2 Obadiah Wood papers, 1797-1807

Processing Information

Processed by NHA staff. Finding aid by Abbie Minard and Amelia Holmes, July 2018 with additional description by Sarah Lerner in September 2018.

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