Lazon S. Wood
Contributed by Annette Campbell

Lazon S. Wood was born in Burlington, OTSEGO county, NY, Feb. 1, 1823, son of Thomas 
and Lucy (Cuttler) Wood, he a native of Rhode Island and she of Vermont, who
came to Otsego county in an early day and came to Woodhull (Steuben Co, NY-AC)
in 1831, where they settled on a farm now owned by Lazon S. He was a Whig in
politics. Lazon S. was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He
married Adeline Edwards, by whom he had two children; Melissa, deceased; and
Thomas L., who married Estella Brown, by whom he has two children; Cassen and
Vinnie. Mr. Wood has been a Whig, but is now a Republican, and has been highway
commissioner of this town. He owns 100 acres of land, and his son also owns 100
acres, and they make a specialty of tobacco. Mr. Wood is a member of Restoration
Lodge, No. 177, F. & A. M. In August, 1861, he enlisted in Co K, 86th NY Vols,
and severed until April, 1862, and re-enlisted in Co H 161st NY Vols, and served
three years. He was at Port Hudson, with Banks on the Red River expedition,
Sabine Cross Roads, Pleasant Hill, at Fort Morgan, Mobile, Fort Blakely and
Spanish Fort. He is a charter m,ember of J. N. Warner Post No. 565, G.A.R. From "Landmarks of Steuben County" by Hon. Harlo Hakes 1896
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