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James Thomas Wood
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1800
Laurens County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 7, 1862
San Saba
San Saba County
Texas, USA

James Thomas Wood moved his family to the Texas frontier and fought with the Army of the Republic of Texas in the fight to win Texas independance from Mexico. He was awarded a headright of land in what was to become San Saba County as a reward for his service with the Army of the Republic of Texas. This land in the Richland Springs area of San Saba County became home for his family after Texas defeated Mexico.

He was a settler in Green Dewitt, and helped form 3 counties in Texas, San Saba being one of them. He was one of the first county commisioners in both Caldwell and San Saba counties when these two counties were formed. He and his family were in the famous "Runaway Scrape", fleeing with other frontier families as Santa Ana's army moved across Texas, a move that climaxed in the battle of San Jacinto.His son, Riley Wood, fought with General Sam Houston in this battle.

After the war, both James T. and Riley Wood were members of Frontier Texas Ranger groups who helped protect the San Saba frontier against Indian raids. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Morris Wood (1802 - 1891)
 
 Children:
  William Riley Wood (1820 - 1903)*
  Joseph Spencer Wood (1824 - 1901)*
  John D Wood (1826 - 1888)*
  Henry Wood (1832 - 1900)*
  Mary Ann Wood Harris (1834 - 1893)*
  Elizabeth Wood Baker (1841 - 1903)*
  George Washington Wood (1847 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Algerita Cemetery
Algerita
San Saba County
Texas, USA
Plot: no number or plot
 
Maintained by: Perry L. Williams
Originally Created by: diana ingram
Record added: Dec 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23225424
James Thomas Wood
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James Thomas Wood
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For our 3rd great grandfather.From The Four Turner-Goodloe Siblings
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