I am looking for the birth name of Isabella, married to Abraham Wood in New York. An oral interview (over 30 years ago by a child for a class project) with her grandson, then elderly, gave her last birth name as Trufant. However, Trufant was also the marriage name of one of her grandchildren, so I am uncertain about the validity of this recollection. Regardless, she has been referred to in family records as Isabella T. Wood.
Family history (oral) also suggests that the families were "burned out by the indians and many records were lost."
Some researchers have identified Isabella as Isabelle Sharp, b. 1777, but I have reason to question this connection. I am in possession of Isabella's burial records, which indicate she was born abt. 1791 and died Aug 1855. [e] Of course, this creates a problem with Ann Maria, as Isabella would have been 13 when she was born. Isabella and Abraham had 3 other children, another Ann (b. 1815), Rebecca (b. 1819) and Jacob A. Ten Eyck Wood (b. 1820). I find the gap between children concerning, as well as two living children named Ann. Additionally, if the Isabelle b 1777 is the mother, her last 3 children were born when she was around 40.
Additionally, Isabella Sharp Wood's Abraham was born 1780, died 1840. Burial records for our Abraham show he was born abt 1785 and died Sept 12,1849. Both were buried in "Old Baptist Grounds" before their graves were transferred to Evergreens in Brooklyn NY. Another body transferred from the same plot was Jacob T. Wood b. abt 1834, d. Sept 10, 1856.
Isabella and Abraham Wood were the parents of Anne Marie (or Anna Maria) Wood, who married Thomas Hodgett Kennedy. Ann Marie was born 19 July 1804 in Lower Red Hook, Duchess, NY and died 5 March 1875 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY
Isabella - http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Trufant-6
Abraham - http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Wood-5185
Any suggestions would be welcome, this has been an enormous roadblock for some time.