|Birth: ||Apr. 20, 1830|
Queen Anne's County
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 1904|
~Major James C.~
Was born in Queen Anne County on the East shore of the state of Maryland, and the date of his birth was April 20, 1830. He was the son of Ezekiel C. and Mary Downs Wootters, both of whom were likewise natives of Maryland, where the respective families were founded in the colonial era and where the parents continued to reside until their death. In his native commonwealth Major Wootters was accorded excellent educational advantages, and during all the years of his long and prolific life he was a student of books, of men and of affairs. he continued his eastward journey only as far as Texas, and arrived in Crockett, Houston county on the 8th day of October, 1853, and finally engaged in the mercantile business on his own responsibility. he built up a large and
important retail mercantile business. Through the business noted Major Wootters formed the nucleus of his really great fortune, but his greatest financial advancement was gained through his extensive and judicious investments in real estate. He was a very wealthy man at the time of his demise.
He married Mrs. Emily Cash Long, widow of Colonel Long of Crockett in 1860. They had seven children born to this union.
1. Annie Eliza (died in infancy)
2. Eva (died in infancy)
3. Mannie (who became the wife of Dr. Winston B. Markham)
4. Andrew H.
5. Robert H.
6. Mary Bayne
7. James Cash
Annie Eliza not shown to be buried in this cemetery. She is probably here but maybe for some reason is not on the list of burials.
He was most loyal in the supporting of the cause of the confederacy during the progress of the Civil War and in the latter period of the same he served as a soldier in the Texas Regiment. He and his wife were most zealous members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
From the Crockett Weekly Courier, Friday January 11, 1901: Major JC Wootters was seriously hurt in a wreck on the Marshall & Timpson RR on Friday, 4 January. He was visiting his daughter, Mrs RE Morris, at Timpson.
Brother; Capt. John Henry Wootters
Sister; Sarah Ann Wootters Morris
Emily M. Cash Wootters (1835 - 1898)*
Nannie W. Wootters Markham (1861 - 1885)*
Andrew Henry Wootters (1864 - 1914)*
James Cash Wootters (1866 - 1895)*
Eva Wootters (1868 - 1871)*
Mary Bayne Wootters Morris (1872 - 1912)*
Robert Hayes Wootters (1880 - 1926)*
A Mason; b.MD
Note: Information submitted by the Houston County Historical Commission, Crockett, TX
Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
Record added: Mar 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50374549
From the Crockett Weekly Courier, Friday January 11, 1901: Major JC Wootters was seriously hurt in a wreck on the Marshall & Timpson RR on Friday, 4 January. He was visiting his daughter, Mrs RE Morris, at Timpson.|
Added: Jan. 9, 2014
From the Crockett Weekly Courier, Friday September 15, 1899:Doc Wootters planned to set out 5,000 peach trees, in addition to what he had.|
Added: Sep. 23, 2013
From The Crockett Weekly Courier, Friday, August 6, 1897: For years, Ernest Burns brought in the first bale of cotton. It was ginned by Monk, weighed by Savon & Howard, and bought by JC WOOTTERS CO for 7 1/2 cents per pound.|
Added: Aug. 7, 2013
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