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Capt. John  Henry Wootters

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Capt. John Henry Wootters

  • Birth 12 Aug 1839
  • Death 21 Jan 1892
  • Burial Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 50374550

~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 Members



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





  • Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
  • Originally Created by: Petty & Pickens
  • Added: 28 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50374550
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt. John Henry Wootters (12 Aug 1839–21 Jan 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50374550, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paul Gunnels (contributor 47394940) .