Joshua Embree Woods

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Joshua Embree Woods

  • Birth 1818 Gibson County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 1879 Hunt County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Commerce, Hunt County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 63339293

Joshua Embree Woods was born circa 1818 in Gibson County, Indiana, the son of Major Joseph E. Woods and Nancy Embree.

On January 18, 1838 in Gibson County, Joshua married Eliza Jane Stewart, daughter of John Stewart and Eleanor Tougas Levoilette.

In 1850, Joshua, age 32, a farmer, and his wife, Eliza, age 30, were living in Hunt County, Texas. They had three children, all born in Indiana: Theodore Perry, age 9; George Cleveland, age 7; and Mary Eleanor, age 1.

Joshua was elected August 2, 1852 and again on August 4, 1856 as Justice of the Peace, Hunt County, Texas. Joshua was educated as an attorney but was never admitted to the Bar because he refused to take the oath to defend a man right or wrong.

In 1860, Joshua and Eliza were living in Shiloh, Texas (Hunt County), and five children were living with them: Theodore Perry, age 19, born in Indiana; George Cleveland, age 16, born in Indiana; Helen Mildred, age 10, born in Texas; Joseph Embree, age 6, born in Texas; and Robert Elisha., age 4, born in Texas.

Joshua fought in the Civil War. He fought for the Confederacy and joined Company K, 9th Regiment, of the Texas Cavalry on October 14, 1861.

Joshua died in 1879 and was buried in Stewart Cemetery in Hunt County, Texas.

In 1880, Eliza, age 53 and a widow, was living with her son, Joseph Embree Woods and his family. Also living in the household was Eliza Jane's Mother, Eleanor Stewart, and Eliza Jane's daughter, Helen Woods.

Eliza Jane died in 1880 in Hunt County and was buried in Stewart Cemetery beside her husband.

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  • Maintained by: TimelessSpirits
  • Originally Created by: Nancy Ladd
  • Added: 26 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63339293
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joshua Embree Woods (1818–1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63339293, citing Stewart Cemetery, Commerce, Hunt County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by TimelessSpirits (contributor 47310549) .