THOMAS B. WOOD was born in Salem County, and worked on a farm before moving to Williamstown NJ, where he worked in a store and later kept a hotel there.
Thomas B. Wood was elected to the New Jersey State Assembly in 1843. When Camden County was set up in 1844, Thomas B. Wood was made County Clerk, and after he moved to Camden, he was elected mayor, in 1846, succeeding Charles Kaighn.
Thomas B. Wood was reelected mayor in 1847. Prior to the end of his tenure as mayor, the Evergreen Cemetery Company was incorporated on February 23, 1848. In 1849, Thomas B. Wood's term as County Clerk ended. He remained in Camden, first conducting a business at the foot of Cooper Street, and later a owning store at Fourth and Pine streets, until his passing, in the 1850s.
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