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Joseph Alfred Woolfolk
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1836
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 23, 1918

Graduate of the University of Louisville law school, Woolfolk came to Texas in 1858 to practice law. Hired by the Texas Emigration and Land Company to survey land grants, he was licensed to practice law in Texas and served as county attorney and county clerk in Young County.

During the Civil War, Woolfolk joined a home guard Texas Ranger unit, transferred to the regular Confederate army, and, while serving in West Virginia, was captured by Union troops in July 1863. Woolfolk spent the rest of the war in a prison camp in Ohio but returned to Kentucky and married after his release in 1865.

Moving back to Texas in 1867, he settled in Weatherford, and in 1871 he was appointed to defend the Kiowa chiefs Satanta, Satank, and Big Tree. Although Woolfolk was commended for his defense of the men, they were convicted. He later settled again in Young County, where he served in several positions prior to his death.


Information from the book: Texas Cemeteries by Bill Harvey provided by Sherry, Find A Grave Contributor #47010546

Information is actually from the Texas State Historical marker instead of the book. The book simply quotes the Texas State Historical Marker. (Searchers of Our Past--Contributor #47220553)


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Lewis Woolfolk (1846 - 1922)
 
 Children:
  Mary Lewis Woolfolk Johnson (1867 - 1968)*
  Charles Goodnight Woolfolk (1870 - 1955)*
  Jessie Couts Woolfolk (1878 - 1955)*
  Joseph Lindsay Woolfolk (1879 - 1945)*
  Archie Medlin Woolfolk (1883 - 1972)*
  Virgil Nurse Woolfolk (1886 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woolfolk Cemetery
Newcastle
Young County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: DBrown
Record added: Aug 25, 2007
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Joseph Alfred Woolfolk
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