Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

George and Amanda F. (West) Wood, sons Robert L. Wood, George Wood, 6 South 49 West

In 1850 Daviess County, Missouri, Hebab West is 36, Polly I. 33, with William W. 15, Eliza A. 13, James S. 12, Malissa I. 7, Amanda F. 4, and George B. newborn.

They're in DeKalb County, Missouri in 1860, "Horel" 45, Mary J. 42, Malissa J. 17, Manda F. 12, George B. 9, Alexander C. 7, and John M. 3.

Horeb West 1809-1887 is buried in Dekalb County, Missouri # 38147981. Mary Jane "Polly" (Hammack) West 1817-1899 is buried in Cameron, Missouri # 38148034.
Amanda F. West married George W. Wood and September 19, 1866 in DeKalb County, Missouri.
In 1880 Daviess County, Missouri, George W. Wood is 35, farming, with Amanda A. 32. Robert L. is 11, Lue 4, and Alice 2. All were born in Missouri.

In 1900 Daviess County, Geo W. is 55, Mandy 52, Joseph 19, Ora M. 12, and Homer 10.

George W. Wood 75 and Amanda F. 72 are in Kit Carson County in 1920, still farming.
Next household is Robert L. Wood 50 and his son John H. 29.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Robert L. Wood is widowed, 41, with sons Glen H. 11 and George N. 7, all born in Missouri. Next household is Joseph W. Wood, 29 born in Missouri.

George W. Wood claimed two quarters in 30 and 31, 6S 49W in 1913.

George Washington Wood 144-1922 is buried in Seibert # 37961465.

Amanda 1846-1940 is buried in Seibert, # 37961513.


Robert L. Wood and Ruby Jane Harter, both of Daviess County, married there on May 24, 1894. Her father consented, as she was under 18.

In 1900 Daviess County, Missouri, R. L. is a day laborer, born Feb 1869, married six years to Ruby Sept 1879, with Ruth May 1898, all born in Missouri. They're next to George and Mandy.
Ruby 1878-1906 is buried in Daviess County # 31030379.

Robert is widowed in 1910 Kit Carson County, with Glen H. 11 and George N. 7.

Robert claimed two quarters in 31 and 32, 6S 49W in 1913.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, James W. Hubbard is 40, Mary 42, Johnie 12, "Belvie" 10, Ethel 5, Carrie 3, and VIrginia 1.

James W. Hubbard 1871-1923 is buried in Seibert # 37918609. So is Mary Ann 1867-1949 # 37918547.
Glen H. Wood married Carrie R. Hubbard on September 2, 1924, recorded in Kit Carson County.

In 1930 Kit Carson County, Glen H. Wood is 31, Carrie R. 24, with Rubylee 5, William L. 3, Alta 1, and Robert L. 61, widowed. Glen's nephews Theoffan Keros 17 and George 13, both born in Colorado, father in Greece, are with them.

In 1940 Kit Carson County, Glen is 41, Carrie R. 33, Ruby Lee 15, William L. 13, Alta E. 11, Doris F. 8, and father Robert Lee 71 is with them.

Robert, 1869-1957 died in Matheson, Colorado, buried in Seibert, # 36400490.

Glen Harter Wood, Sr. 1898-1987 is buried in Seibert # 36400597, with Carrie R., 1906-2000.

Rubylea Wood 1925-2001 is buried in Seibert # 36400692.

Glen Harter Wood, Jr. 1932-1934 is buried in Seibert # 36400547.

William Loyd Wood 1926-1973 is buried in Seibert # 30860826.

George Norris Wood 1903-1970 is buried in Aurora, Colorado # 19752516.


Joseph W. Wood claimed a quarter in 29, 6S 49W in 1913

Joseph William Wood married Mrs. Bessie E. Ashton on October 11, 1916, recorded in Lincoln County, Colorado.
She was the postmaster of Arriba Colorado in 1909.

When he registered for WWI in Seibert, he listed his parents as his nearest relative, not Bessie.

Elizabeth Wood is living in Arriba in 1920, with widowed mother Emma Graves, 68 born in Canada. Her daughter Frances 12 and son Eugene Ashton 7 are with them. Earline A. Graves, another granddaughter of C.S. Graves 1 is with them, too.

Elizabeth's parents Charles Sumner Graves 1856-1915 is buried in Arriba # 9604184, with Emma Jane (Boyden) Graves 151-1941, # 7947693.

Bessie E. and Joseph W. Wood divorced in Lincoln County in 1922.

Elizabeth Graves Ashton 1883-1922 is buried in Arribe # 9590746.

In 1930 Kit Carson County, Amanda is living with son Joseph, divorced.

In 1940 Joseph W. is widowed, 59, with Amanda H. 92, widowed. John H. 50 is also with him.

Joseph 1881-1958 is buried in Seibert # 37961620.

Lula A. Wood, under 18 years old, married William J. Odell at Richmond Missouri on October 2, 1891.

Lula Alice (Woods) O'Dell 1876-1958 buried in Lafayette County, Missouri, # 47526185 might be a daughter.

Another daughter might be the Cova Nanna (Wood) Boston buried in Cameron, Missouri # 29695239.


Ora Mae (Wood) Gorili 1888-1963 is buried in Pontiac, Michigan.


John Homer Wood 1890-1953 is buried in Seibert # 37961544.



Henry H Wood moved to Kit Carson County near Stratton in 1909 from Hill City, Kan.
Here Henry and wife Rachel raised six boys and one girl.
Originally living in a sod house until the two-story stone house was built around 1914.
In 1933 son Harvey and wife Iona joined his parents on the ranch, had six children and purchased the home place in 1940.
The ranch currently owned by Robert and Phyllis Wood, Stratton, was recognized for being in operation by the same family for 100 years or more at the centennial Farms celebration at the Colorado State Fair. Pictured left to right is John Stulp, Colorado Ag Commissioner, Edward C. Nichols, president of the Colorado Historical Society, current owner of the farm, Robert Wood, his brother Bud and Bill Ritter Jr., governor of Colorado.

One of the children, Robert, continued to live on the ranch and cared for his mother after Harvey passed away.
Robert purchased the land in 1993 where he and wife Phyllis raise horses, grow alfalfa and lease out pasture land.
The original house, 1916 barn and various outbuildings continue to be utilized in the operations, while the W- upside down 4 brand is still registered to the ranch.

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