Dear Viola, I Apologize for being so long in finding your message and I have not heard from Nancy in ages so have not received your info off line.I am very reluctant to post my email here because I had quite a problem earlier on and that is why I have kept my email ~hidden~ ever since.I apologize for the inconvenience. I will write to Nancy immediately and request this info so that you and I may get in contact in private. I TOO am searching the surname WOOD because a family goes, that my Indian Medicine man gggrandfather Joseph D. Moody, told his boys that we were "Wooden Indians".None of us has figured that one out yet, but Nancy told me not to discount it as it might be a clue to something. The only thing I could come up with was the surname Wood which in French is ~Boucher~ or might often be found spelled as some courrption like ~Butcher~ because it sounds like Booo-Shay when pronounced in French. Oh my story is Soooo Long and I am glad you have enjoyed reading my posts.There are Tons of them that's for sure. I have spent the last 2 years solidly researching for my family roots and cannot find them.They just Stop at my Medicine Man's ~supposed~ and who he claims, as his parents. I am convinced by every fiber of my being however that he was Adopted by this family as there were Many Indian families living in the Brunswick area during the early and mid 1800's. Since the parents he claims lived on or very near the Androscoggin River, for them to have had dealings with the Indians would not have been uncommon, and also because MOODY is not a very Indian sounding name and I cannot find one single one in the New England area...so far anyway. The woman he claims as his mother, but who he didn't give a ~maiden name~ for on his 2nd Marriage record, which I found peculiar, because if she were his Real mother I would think he would know her maiden name, maybe not....anyway, her maiden name was either THOMAS (Tomer/Tomah) or MITCHELL (Mitchel). My family members still living that remember the old family stories, claim that she was Passamaquoddy. She may have been but I don't believe she was the birth mother of my Joseph D. Moody.
I'm babbling here, and will stop now.I get very involved in this story. I will contact Nancy now and hopefully she will still have your info for me. Thanks Viola, and thanks for writing. M.