Maj James C. Wootters

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Maj James C. Wootters

  • Birth 20 Apr 1830 Queen Anne's County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 12 Jul 1904 Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 50374549

~Major James C.~

Was born in Queen Anne County on the East shore of the state of Maryland, and the date of his birth was April 20, 1830. He was the son of Ezekiel C. and Mary Downs Wootters, both of whom were likewise natives of Maryland, where the respective families were founded in the colonial era and where the parents continued to reside until their death. In his native commonwealth Major Wootters was accorded excellent educational advantages, and during all the years of his long and prolific life he was a student of books, of men and of affairs. he continued his eastward journey only as far as Texas, and arrived in Crockett, Houston county on the 8th day of October, 1853, and finally engaged in the mercantile business on his own responsibility. he built up a large and
important retail mercantile business. Through the business noted Major Wootters formed the nucleus of his really great fortune, but his greatest financial advancement was gained through his extensive and judicious investments in real estate. He was a very wealthy man at the time of his demise.

He married Mrs. Emily Cash Long, widow of Colonel Long of Crockett in 1860. They had seven children born to this union.
1. Annie Eliza (died in infancy)
2. Eva (died in infancy)
3. Mannie (who became the wife of Dr. Winston B. Markham)
4. Andrew H.
5. Robert H.
6. Mary Bayne
7. James Cash
Annie Eliza not shown to be buried in this cemetery. She is probably here but maybe for some reason is not on the list of burials.

He was most loyal in the supporting of the cause of the confederacy during the progress of the Civil War and in the latter period of the same he served as a soldier in the Texas Regiment. He and his wife were most zealous members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

From the Crockett Weekly Courier, Friday January 11, 1901: Major JC Wootters was seriously hurt in a wreck on the Marshall & Timpson RR on Friday, 4 January. He was visiting his daughter, Mrs RE Morris, at Timpson.

Brother; Capt. John Henry Wootters
Sister; Sarah Ann Wootters Morris







Family Members


Inscription

A Mason; b.MD

Gravesite Details Information submitted by the Houston County Historical Commission, Crockett, TX

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  • Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
  • Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
  • Added: 28 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50374549
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj James C. Wootters (20 Apr 1830–12 Jul 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50374549, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paul Gunnels (contributor 47394940) .