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Ann (Stanley) Wood (1720 - aft. 1779)

Ann Wood formerly Stanley aka Varnum
Born in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 28 Aug 1741 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died after after age 58 in Methuen, Essex, Massachusettsmap
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Profile last modified | Created 25 Feb 2014 | Last significant change: 5 Mar 2023
20:42: Ellen Smith edited the Biography for Ann (Stanley) Wood (1720-aft.1779). (removed content erroneously included in the OCR text) [Thank Ellen for this]
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Ann was born 2 December 1720 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts Colony to Benjamin Stanley (1673-1742) and Lucy (Merrill) Stanly (1691-1742).[1]

She announced intentions to marry on August 28, 1741 and married John Varnum.[2][3]

After John passed away, she married William Phineas Wood. "Old Phin Wood" of Andover, Maine.[4][5]

She passed away after 1779.


  1. Birth: Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts: To the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield Historical Society, 1910), Vol. 1 (Births), page 283. Page image also found on "Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988"
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 2495 #80284585 (accessed 10 January 2022):
    "STANLY, Ann, d. Ben[jamin] and Lucie (Merill) [Ruth, C. R. 1]."
  2. Marriage: "Massachusetts, U.S., Town Marriage Records, 1620-1850"
    Ancestry Record 4079 #103892 (accessed 10 January 2022)
    Ann STANLE (see Standle, Standley, Stanley, Stanly) marriage to John Varnum Junior on 28 Aug 1741 in Dracut.
  3. Marriage: "Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988"
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 2495 #80464408 (accessed 10 January 2022)
    Ann Stanle marriage to John Varnum in Dracut, Massachusetts.
  4. Ellis, Mary Rebecca The House of Mansur (The Hugh Stephens Press, Jefferson City, MO, 1926), Page 23
  5. Vital Records of Massachusetts to 1850; Middlesex County, Dracut, Marriages, Page 248

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