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DR. MILTON LE GRAND WOOD
BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
Dr. Milton Le Grande Wood, of Montgomery, Alabama was born May 8, 1855, in Walker County, Texas He was the son of Green Mark and Mary Jane (Le Grande) Wood. Green M. Wood was born in the State of Georgia, but moved early to Montgomery, Alabama where he lived for forty years until 1848, when he moved to Walker County, Texas and engaged in agricultural pursuits; he was a son of Green Wood and Evalina Wood, who lived in Montgomery, Alabama.
Mary Jane (Le Grande) Wood, the mother of Dr. M. L. Wood, was the daughter of William C. and Mary Jane (Paul) Le Grande; William C. Le Grande was a son of Pierre Le Grande, who was a Huguenot refugee and came to this country with his wife and five children in 1700, settling on lands granted to these refugees at Manikin Town, five miles from Richmond, Virginia; Mary Jane Paul, who became the wife of William C. Le Grande, was a native of Virginia. They, too, moved to North Carolina, settling on the Peedee river, and from there moved to Tuskegee, Alabama, where they passed the remainder of their lives.
Dr. Milton L. Wood’s early education was obtained in the common schools of the county in which he was born. He later took up the study of medicine in Bellevue Hospital Medical College, New York City, from which he graduated in 1877. Practicing for one year in the Colored Home hospital in New York City, he went to Montgomery and was in continuous practice and enjoyed a large business in his chosen profession.
He was a county and city physician, surgeon for the Plant system of railways, and of the Seaboard Air Line, and was consulting surgeon for the Atlantic Coast Line. He was a member of the Montgomery Medical society, State Medical Association, and the American Association. Dr. Wood was a member of the Episcopal church, of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, National Union, Woodmen of the World and Red Men.
In politics, he was a Democrat. On the 5th of October, 1882, he married Sallie Harrison Watkins, daughter of W. LaFayette and Maria (Hall) Watkins, of Petersburg, Virginia; she is descended from Bartholomew and Susanne (Laillon) Dupuy, who came to America in 1700, settling on the James river, above Richmond, Va., in King William’s parish, on lands granted Huguenot refugees; their second child was John Bartholomew Dupuy, who married Miss Lagarronde and settled in Virginia; in turn their second child was Peter Dupuy, of Powhattan county, Virginia; in 1818 he moved to Richmond, and on the 14th of November, 1789, he married Margaret Martin; their seventh child was Sarah Holmoan (Dupuy), born June 26, 1800, who married Stephen Dupuy Watkins on the 21st of November, 1816; their deaths occurred Aug. 14, 1864, and July 13, 1862, respectively, the husband being a few months over seventy-four years of age. His birth occurred Jan. 27, 1788. Their third child was Washington LaFayette, born Jan. 10, 1824; he was twice married, his first wife being Maria Sophia Hall, whose fifth child was Sallie Harrison Watkins, born Aug. 7, 1860.
Dr. and Mrs. Wood had four children:
- Lizzie Lee Wood, born Sept. 27, 1883, the wife of Dr. Reuben Fletcher Monett, a prominent physician of Greensboro, Alabama and 2nd Rev. Mr. John Caller James of Wetumpka
- Sallie Watkins Wood married Churchill Marks, Montgomery, Alabama
- Milton Le Grande Wood, Jr. married Roberta Hawkins
- George Mark Wood married Martha Maxwell Pegues
- Notable men of Alabama: personal and genealogical, Volume 2 edited by Joel Campbell DuBose
- History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 4 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen
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