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 James Thomas Wood

James Thomas Wood

Birth
Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
Death 7 Jul 1862 (aged 62)
San Saba, San Saba County, Texas, USA
Burial Algerita, San Saba County, Texas, USA
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Memorial ID 23225424 · View Source
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Perry L. Williams
  • Originally Created by: diana ingram
  • Added: 3 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23225424
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Thomas Wood (3 Jul 1800–7 Jul 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23225424, citing Algerita Cemetery, Algerita, San Saba County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Perry L. Williams (contributor 47477967) .