Dr Edward Wootton


Dr Edward Wootton

Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 1910 (aged 70–71)
Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row B, Lot 6, Site 3
Memorial ID 22123597 View Source

- Turner Wootton [1797-1855]
- Olivia Caroline (Hopewell) Wootton [1807-1884]

1858 - A.B. degree, Georgetown College, Washington, DC [3rd in his class - at the graduation ceremony, his talk was entitled, "National Crimes and Punishments"]
1861 - M.D. degree, University of Maryland (from: MD; preceptor: Dr. William Turnor Wootton, Frederick Co., MD)
06/13/1863 - Acting Asst. Surgeon, White's Battalion, Army of Northern Virginia
07/31/1863 - Acting Asst. Surgeon, 35th VA Cavalry Battalion
08/31/1863 - Acting Asst. Surgeon, 35th VA Cavalry Battalion, "various camps"
11/29/1863 - Acting Asst. Surgeon, 35th VA Cavalry Battalion
11/29/1863 - Dr. Wootton's sorrel horse was "killed in action near Chancelorsville [sic] Spotsylvania County, Virg."
02/29/1864 - Signs as "Asst. Surgeon 35th Battn of Va. Cavalry"
04/01/1864 - 08/08/1864 - Acting Asst. Surgeon under contract with Col. [E. V.] White's Cavalry Command
04/12/1864 - Acting Asst. Medical Officer, 35th VA Cavalry Battalion (White's), near Falling Spring [?VA]
12/08/1864 - "Assistant Surgeon Edward Wootten [sic] (awaiting orders)will report without delay to Major White [Lieutenant Colonel E. V. White,] commanding Thirty-fifth Battalion Cavalry, Rosser's brigade, Army Valley District." [S.O. 291/61]
02/03/1865 - Captured, Loudoun Co., VA
02/08/1865 - Prisoner, Ft. McHenry, MD, "to be allowed the parole of the fort until his case is decided", per telegram dated Feb 7, 1865 from E. B. Parson, A.P.M., Winchester, VA
03/02/1865 - Transferred as a prisoner to West Buildings Hospital, Baltimore, MD, from Ft. McHenry
03/10/1865 - Transferred to a Gen. Hospital [?where]
03/20/1865 - Admitted as a patient, Gen. Receiving Hospital (a.k.a. Charity Hospital), Gordonsville, VA (diagnosis: Febris intemittens quotidian)
05/08/1865 - Paroled, Winchester, VA [Description - age 25; Height: 6.0; Complexion: Fair; Hair: Light; Eyes: Blue]
11/08/1866 - Married, Elizabeth Dagg "Bettie" O'Rear, Fauquier Co., VA [a.k.a., Bettie O'Rhea]
08/23/1870 - Practiced medicine, District 3, Montgomery Co., MD (lived with wife, Bettie, and 2 children - indexed in the
1870 U.S. Census as Edward Wooten
1874 - Practiced medicine, Poolesville, Montgomery Co., MD
1878 - Formed a partnership with Lt. Col. E.V. White dealing in grain
1880 - Practiced medicine, Poolesville, Montgomery Co., MD (living with wife, Bettie, and 4 children)
1887 - Elected, Maryland House of Delegates
1889 - Served in Maryland State Senate
1890 - Practiced medicine, Poolesville, Montgomery Co., MD
1891 - Served in the Maryland State Senate
1893 - Practiced medicine, Poolesville, Montgomery Co., MD
06/04/1900 - Merchant, Poolesville, Montgomery Co., MD (living with wife, Bettie, and 4 children)
~1907 - "Suffered a stroke of paralysis and had a number of strokes after that"
1909 - Confined to his home
1910 - Died at his home of pneumonia, Poolesville, Montgomery Co., MD

Note: No record could be found of this physician being appointed as an Asst. Surgeon by the Confederate Secretary of War or of his being confirmed as an Asst. Surgeon by the Confederate States Senate. This is not unusual as Confederate records are very incomplete.

Note: An obituary in The News, Frederick, MD, on April 2, 1910, states that Dr. Wooten died "yesterday." However, his Monocacy Cemetery interment record has his burial
as being March 31, 1910. Clearly, one of the two sources is in error. Thanks to Glen Wallace for discovering this discrepancy. [Obituary of Dr. Edward Wooton (sic -
Wootton) The News, Frederick, MD, April 2, 1910, p.4, c.3.]

Bob Krick and Glen Wallace provided input to this biography.

This biographical sketch is from:
Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity. 02/08/2015. Unpublished database.

Baltimore Sun - April 1, 1910

Dr. Edward Wootton, 70 years old, for many years a leading physician of Montgomery county, died about 9 o'clock this morning at his home at Poolesville of pneumonia. He was ill only two days. He suffered a stroke of paralysis about three years ago and had a number of strokes after that, having been confined to his home for the past year.

Dr. Wootton was a graduate of Georgetown College, where he studied medicine. He afterward attended the University of Maryland in Baltimore and then returned to Poolesville, where he had since lived. About 10 years ago his health failed and he had to relinquish his practice.

He served through the Civil War as surgeon in Col. E. V. White's battalion of Confederate Cavalry. He was a staunch Democrat of this county and from 1889 until 1893 represented the county in the State Senate, but was defeated for renomination by H. W. Talbott. He also served two terms in the House of Delegates.

Besides his widow, who before her marriage was Miss O'Rhea, of Fauquier county, Virginia, he is survived by the following children— Messrs. Norman, Roland and Albert Wootton and Mrs. Thomas F. Chiswell, all of this county, and Dr. Turner and Hartley Wootton, of Hot Springs, Ark.

Dr. Wootton was born near Rockville and was the son of the late Dr. Turner Wootton, a prominent physician. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Funeral Notice
The Washington Post - April 4, 1910

Rockville, Md., April 3 - The funeral of Dr. Edward Wootton, who died Friday morning at his home at Poolesville, this county, took place from the family residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon. About 3,000 persons attended. The services were conducted by the Rev. Walter P. Griggs, rector of the Episcopal Church at Poolesville and the interment was in Monocacy Cemetery at Beallsville. The pallbearers were Charles M. Williams, Arthur Williams, Thomas Chiswell, Charles G. Griffith, Edward Oxley, and John Jones.

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