Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Woods in:
 • Camp Ground Cemetery
 • Hampton
 • Calhoun County
 • Arkansas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
James B Wood
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: 1851
Arkansas, USA
Death: 1922

"J. B. Wood. Among the numerous young men of Calhoun County who have successfully fought the battle of life and are now ranked among the leading citizens, may be mentioned Mr. J. B. Wood, treasurer of this county, who was born in Arkansas in 1851, the fifth in a family of twelve children born to William and Mary (Ware) Wood, natives of Mississippi, in which State the father followed farming until 1840, when he came to Arkansas, and settled near where Summerville is now built; here he entered a tract of land, and also bought some from a Mr. Nelson. He cleared about 400 acres and made a pleasant home, and lived here until his death in 1877. The mother died in 1878. The father and mother were members of the Baptist Church, and were zealous workers in the same. Our subject was reared on the farm, receiving a fair education at the common country schools, and remained at home until he attained his majority, and then engaged in the saw-mill business in Franklin Township. In 1875 he bought a farm of 120 acres in this township, to which he has since added, until now he owns 216 acres, seventy-five of which he has under an excellent state of cultivation, and has made many other improvements on the place. In 1885, in partnership with his brother, S. V. Wood, he started a general store in Summerville, under the firm name of S. V. Wood & Co.; here they do a large and constantly increasing business. In 1886 he built a new grist-mill at Hampton, well equipped with the latest improved machinery and furnishings. He has taken an active interest in politics, and affiliates with the Democratic party. In 1886 he was elected treasurer of this county and in 1888 was re-elected without the slightest effort on his part. Mr. Wood was married in 1875 to Miss Susie B. Frost, a native of Calhoun County, and daughter of J. W. Frost, a pioneer in this county. The result of this union was six children, viz: Lucy E., William W., Ralda, Leroy and Norma, and Vera (who died at the age of three years). The family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and both Mr. and Mrs. Wood are zealous workers in both church and Sunday-school, Mr. Wood being superintendent of the latter. Mr. Wood is one of the active citizens of this section, always striving to assist in all worthy enterprises." (Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas - Goodspeed Publishing Company - Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis - 1890) 
Family links: 
  Sue B Frost Wood (1855 - 1901)*
  Vera Wood (1878 - 1881)*
  Relda M Wood Dunn (1883 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
Camp Ground Cemetery
Calhoun County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: RS Green-Starnes
Originally Created by: Annie202
Record added: Nov 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5919577
James B Wood
Added by: Walter Dunn
James B Wood
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Annie202
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Ruby Lee Spencer
 Added: Sep. 29, 2012

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service