Searching for Edwin Wood and his ancestors

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My Ancestry DNA (Autosomal) has matches to various Woof Families in the area but none seem to have an Edwin Wood in their families.  Perhaps this was his common, Middle, or Nick name rather than his real name.

Ancestry DNA has matches to various Wood families in Tipton, Clinton, Grant Counties Indiana.  DNA can match to others with surname Wood but no Edwin Wood (Wood-7112),  Charles Edwin Wood could be a possible name as she names her oldest son after his grandfather.  

Joseph Ricks (Ricks-18) my Gr-Great Grandfather moved from Tipton County and moved to Huntington County where he bought a farm in the fall of 1901 and my grandmother was born in February 1902 in Polk Township, Huntington County.

On my grandmothers 1902 birth certificate "Edwin Wood married" is the father (Wood-7112)  and "Daisy Ricks maiden name Ricks" is the mother  (Ricks-17)  which means that Edwin Wood (Wood-7112) was married but not to Daisy Ricks.  Daisy married in 1904 and my grandmother was raised as a child of Henry Bare of Huntington County.
WikiTree profile: Edwin Dow Wood
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There is an Edwin Banard Wood born 1 Aug 1873 in Smithfield, PA.  He married Mary Zennette Hubble 20 Feb 1896.  In the 1900 census they were living in Waverly, NY with their 2 children Leona born 21 Feb 1897 and Bernard born 6 Jul 1899.  He was a fireman on the Lehigh Valley Railroad.  It is possible the trains stopped at night and the passengers spent the night in a local hotel.  Did this train line go through the correct city - and possibly stop overnight?  Is it possible the mother worked at that hotel?

My ancestor Gorge E Wood (ggg-grandfather) was 1st cousin to Edwin Bernard Wood's father.  If this is the correct person, that would make us 6th cousins.  On GEDmatch we share 4 small segments over 1 cM.  The largest is 4.7 cM on chromosome 10.  This seems to indicate that while we are not defined cousins, we probably have a common ancestor(s) - I would guess early 1700s.

The information is from the book "A Genealogy of the Lineal Descendants of William Wood Who Settled in Concord, Mass., in 1638" by Clay W. Holmes, Elmira, N. Y. 1901.  The common ancestor would be Nathan Wood born 24 Mar 1723 in Concord, MA.
by Fred Mulholland G2G2 (2k points)

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