|Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia|
Earl, Joseph Ira
|Wood, John, Jun., Bishop's counselor in Grafton Ward, St. George Stake, Utah, was born Sept. 27, 1858, at Lehi, Utah County, Utah, the son of John Wood and Ellen Smith. Together with his parents he moved from Lehi to southern Utah in 1862; he resided in Long Valley from 1865 to 1866, and then located at Duncan, where he was baptized. In 1869 he moved to Rose Valley, Lincoln county, Nevada, and in 1877 moved to Grafton, Washington county, Utah. He was ordained an Elder by Bishop Charles N. Smith in 1882, and ordained a High Priest at St. George, Utah, in December, 1887, by Erastus Snow and set apart as first counselor to Bishop James M. Ballard, of the Grafton Ward. He served in that capacity until May 18, 1907, when Bishop Ballard resigned. In 1882 (June 30th) Elder Wood married Sarah J. Gibson, by whom he has had nine children, five boys and four girls. He is a farmer and stockraiser by avocation, has served as justice of the peace in the Grafton precinct and as county commissioner in Washington county, and now resides at Hurricane, Utah. |
Ancestry Chain: BR, Lark, Kirt DeMar WOOD, John Andrew WOOD, John WOOD Jr. and Sarah Jane GIBSON.