Friday, July 9, 1858
The New York Times
At 3 o clock this afternoon, Isaac L. Wood, convicted
of the murder of his sister-in-law, Rhonda Wood, by poisoning, at
Dansville, this county, was executed. The execution took place in the
inclosure attached to the jail.
A guard, composed of a company from Dansville andl
one from this village was present, and about five hundred spectators
were about the premises. The execution was witnessed by about sixty
The prisoner was brought in, attended by the deputy
sheriff and a c!er. He addressed those present, protesting his innocence,
and charging his conviction to prejudice 4nd persecution. He said he
died in the hope of a -blessed immortality. At the conclusion of his
remarks he appeared to be in considerable agony. The was then read, the
drop fell, and Isaac L. Wood was "launched into eternity."
His remains will be taken to Avon until his friends
take charge of them. He continued his protestations of innocence up to
the latest moment of his existence.
SEX: M RACE: W TYPE: N MOTIVE:
MO: Poisoned wife, child, and
other relativas for inheritance.
DISPOSITION: Hanged, July 1858.