Posted in Decatur County Journal(Iowa) April 24, 1898
Jacob H. Wood, son of Henry and Nancy Wood, was born in Augusta County, Virginia, September 10, 1838; moved with his family to Galia County, Ohio, in 1839, from there to Wayne County, Indiana, in 1855, and from there to Decatur County, Iowa, in 1862. He was married to Lucretia J. Bright, August 25, 1861. To them were born eight children: Edward, Leroy, James Henry, William Monroe, Charles Edward, Margaret, Lucinda, now Mrs. William Davis, of near Leon, John Arthur, Jacob Bartins and Albert Oscar, all of whom are living, except Charles Elmer, who died March 22, 1870.
Jacob Wood was converted in February, 1870, in a meeting at the Bright School House, conducted by Reverend Duffield of the United Brethren Church, since which time he has lived a consistent Christian life. He united with the M.E. Church-south-at Wesley Chapel, in February, 1891. He died, beloved and mourned by all, February 17, 1898, having been a patient sufferer for seventeen years. Besides the wife and children spoken of, he leaves an aged mother, two brothers, four sisters, and numerous other relatives and friends to mourn his death. But they sorrow not as those who have no hope.
*copied exactly as it was written, however, there are more than eight children listed.