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Capt. John Henry Wootters
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1839
Death: Jan. 21, 1892

~John H.~

It became my sad duty to record with you an event of more than ordinary significance in the death of our esteemed
and beloved fellow citizen, Capt. John H. Wootters, who departed this life at his home in the town of Crockett on Thursday the 21st day of January, 1892.

He was born on August 12, 1839, in Queen Ann's County, Maryland. Son of Ezekiel C. and Mary Ann Downs Wootters. In 1860 he immigrated to and settled in the town of Crockett, State of Texas. In 1861, he volunteered his services and joined Captain E. Currie's Company, the first company raised in this county, and went with that gallant band of boys to the hottest of the fight.

At the close of the war he returned to his home and in 1867, intermarried with Berta, the daughter of Colonel John Smith,
who had come from North Carolina and setled in Houston county, in 1838.. He joined the Baptist church at Daly and afterwards transferred his membership to the Baptist church at Crockett. He joined the Masonic Order at an early period, and was there esteemed for his good fellowship.

He leaves a widow and five children. The eldest Dr. John Smith Wootters, who graduated about a year ago and in now attending a third course in Philadelphia; one other bright boy, Leon Blum Wootters, five years old, and three bright and promising daughters, Ethel, Lucia and Fannie, ages 14, 12, and 8.

The services were conducted by the Reverend Mr. Armstrong of Palestine.

So passed away one of Crockett's nobelest men. He willed be missed by the widow, the orphans, the poor, and the friendless.

Brother; Major James C. Wootters
sister; Sarah Ann Wootters Morris

Family links: 
  Phila Berta A Smith Wootters (1847 - 1915)
  Lena Wootters (____ - 1878)*
  John Smith Wootters (1870 - 1950)*
  Anna Berta Wootters (1874 - 1880)*
  Ethel Wootters Higginbotham (1877 - 1973)*
  Lucia W. Wootters Painter (1879 - 1969)*
  Frances Wootters Denman (1883 - 1975)*
  Leon Blum Wootters (1886 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Information submitted by the Houston County Historical Commission, Crockett, TX
Glenwood Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
Record added: Mar 28, 2010
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