Green Mark Wood
M, b. 7 September 1814, d. 5 March 1898
Green Mark Wood|b. 7 Sep 1814\nd. 5 Mar 1898|p17.htm|Green Wood|b. 31 Jan 1792\nd. 12 Feb 1866|p19.htm|Mary Wilkie Hall|b. 5 Feb 1800\nd. 29 Jun 1820|p20.htm|Solomon Wood|b. 6 Apr 1756\nd. 17 Aug 1815|p38.htm|Elizabeth Eason|b. 28 Dec 1752\nd. 21 Mar 1826|p39.htm|Bolling Hall|b. 25 Dec 1767\nd. 25 Feb 1836|p224.htm|Jane Abercrombie|b. 25 Dec 1781\nd. 30 Oct 1841|p225.htm|
Green Mark Wood, 1814-1898
- Father: Green Wood b. 31 January 1792, d. 12 February 1866
- Mother: Mary Wilkie Hall b. 5 February 1800, d. 29 June 1820
- Green Mark Wood was born on 7 September 1814 in Jefferson County, Georgia.
- According to a transcription of the 1823 Alabama legislature House Journal, (Friday, November 21): Mr. Fitts obtained leave to introduce a bill, to be entitled "An act to alter the name of Green Hollinger to that of Green Mark Wood" which was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on to-morrow. And then the House adjourned till to-morrow 10 o'clock. (There appears to be no further mention of the subject, on the 22nd or the 25th.).
- Green Wood and Evelina Alexander Barnes appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1830 in Montgomery County, Alabama, and forty-two slaves, nine of whom were under age ten and two age fifty-five and older.. Other (counted but unnamed) members of the household apparently included Green Mark Wood, Solomon Eason Wood and Willis Breazeal Wood.
- According to a transcription of Auditor's Office vouchers, dated 25 April 1831, Green Mark Wood was a candidate for admission to the University of Alabama. On 18 April 1831, inaugural ceremonies marked the opening of the University, and by 28 May, 52 students had enrolled.
- Green Mark Wood attended the University of Alabama, 1831-1836, in the Junior class at time of withdrawal.
- By an act of the Alabama Legislature approved on 30 December 1834, the name of Green Mark Hollinger was changed to Green Mark Wood, who was made capable in law of inheritance as heir of Green Wood, of Montgomery County.
- Green Mark's descendants treasure a small oval miniature portrait, oil on ivory, dated 1837 and attributed to Joseph Thoits Moore, currently in the family collection of George Mark Wood Jr., grandson of Green Mark's son Milton LeGrand Wood. A copy of the miniature, made by M. L. Frierson (Lake Charles, Louisiana) was commissioned by George Mark Wood Jr. as a gift for his sister Sallie Watkins Wood Millsap.
- He married Mary Jane LeGrand, daughter of William Chambers LeGrand and Jane Green Paul, on 9 April 1846 in Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, with Theodore W. Brevard officiating..
- Green Mark Wood advertised his plantation for sale in the Montgomery, Alabama, Tri-Weekly Flag & Advertiser from May 1847 through March 1848.
- Green Wood recorded: (in February 1850 in his first Texas plantation daily account book) "Started my waggons under the Care of Green M. Wood & Willis B. Wood for Texas on the 6th day of December 1849, 3 large waggons with 6 mules each, two waggons with 4 each, and one with two mares. Lost by cholria after crossing the Mississippi 13 Negros in the month of January 1850 viz. . . . Had to camp for four weeks, did not arrive at my place near Danville, Montgomery County, Texas, untill the 3rd of February, 1850 & left three large waggons near Naches river & Guilford & his Family, 15 in all. Did not get them home untill the 10th of March."
- According to an account written by Green Mark Wood's granddaughter Cornelia LeGrand Wood Garvin, The first place they lived after reaching Texas was the old Sharp Whitley place. This they rented for two years, Danville Texas being their Post office. Then he bought 1000 acres of land paying $1.00 per acre, then in Walker County but now San Jacinto. Here they lived only one year. Then they moved to or near New Waverly, where they were living when son Rush Brevard enlisted in the Army in March 1864.
- On Thursday, 9 May 1850, Green Wood recorded: "Hawled 7 loads of corn from Danville & 2 yesterday, making 9 with Green's waggon, 25 Bushels each."
- On Sunday, 26 May 1850, Green Wood recorded: "A very fine day, had Green & wife & Rush to dinner."
- Green Mark Wood and Mary Jane LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Walker County, Texas, near Danville.. Other members of the household included Rush Brevard Wood and Solomon William Wood.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1850 census.
- On Saturday, 8 June 1850, Green Wood recorded: "Hawled 4 Loads of corn from Danville, making 21 loads hawled from that crib in Green's Waggon."
- On Sunday, 30 June 1850, Green Wood recorded: "Green M. Wood & wife & children & Willis B. Wood wife children & Duncan G. Campbell all Dined with us to day at the new place."
- On Sunday, 4 August 1850, Green Wood recorded: "As usual Green & his wife & children spent the day with us."
- On Wednesday, 7 August 1850, Green Wood recorded: "Hawling corn from Carothers place & one from Green's."
- On Thursday, 8 August 1850, Green Wood recorded: "W. B. Wood & Green went to Colonel Carothers to look at the thicket land."
- On Sunday, 8 September 1850, Green Wood recorded: "A very pleasant day. Green & Willis & their Familys Spent the day here."
- On Sunday, 22 September 1850, Green Wood recorded: "A beautiful day, all in fine health. Mr & Mrs Carothers, Green & Wife & Willis & wife & all their Children & Mr Powell spent the day with us."
- On Friday, 1 November 1850, Green Wood recorded: "Sent Cotton Pickers [to] help Green M. Wood pick out his cotton," and on the following day, "Cotton Pickers at G. M. Wood's."
- On Sunday, 3 November 1850, Green Wood recorded: "G. M. & W. B. Wood & their fameley's with us & some Gentlemen from Grimes County."
- On Sunday, 19 January 1851, Green Wood recorded: "Advanced G. M. Wood $40 on his cotton, charged in his account."
- On Wednesday, 19 February 1851, Green Wood recorded: "Packed 9 Bales of cotton for G. M. Wood."
- On Saturday, 3 May 1851, Green Wood recorded: "Mrs. Abercrombie spent the week with us. " And on the following day, "Had Mrs. & Mr. Abercrombie, Mrs & Mr [Thomas] Carothers, G. M. Wood and family and Willis B. Wood to dinner with us. Mr. A. and family returned home this evening." Noted above entry: "Paid Abercrombie 1 Barrel flour and 1 of pork, due him 1 Barrel pork yet."
- On Sunday, 8 June 1851, Green Wood recorded: "G. M. Wood's family and Willis Wood and family spent last night and today with us, also Doctor Harris and J. R. Brown."
- On Sunday, 6 July 1851, Green Wood recorded: "Sent six hands up to G. M. Wood's to help him build," and on the following day, "Went down to thickett with Doctor Penick, visited Green's place and staid at night with Mr Landrum. On Monday, the 14th, "Six negro men still working for G. M. Wood, the rest of the hands pulling fodder."
- On Monday, 18 August 1851, Green Wood recorded: "Sent Sam and Peter to work for G. M. Wood at Thickett."
- On Tuesday, 16 September 1851, Green Wood recorded: "Sent Joe to help G. M. Wood move to Thickett," and on Saturday, the 20th, "Joe returned from G. M. Wood this morning, pedlar waggon hounds broke."
- On Tuesday, 23 September 1851, Green Wood recorded: "Green M. Wood and Sam Landram took lodging with us."
- On Sunday, 1 February 1852, Green Wood recorded: "Wm B. Wood went on a visit to G. M. Wood," and on the following day, "Sent Saten and John to G. M. Wood to help him fence his ground, Peter still there making three hands." And on Saturday, 14 February, "The three boys came home from G. M. Wood."
- On Monday, 15 February 1852, Green Wood recorded: "Sent Peter, John and Saten back to G. M. Wood's to work."
- On Sunday, 7 March 1852, Green Wood recorded: "Peter, Saten and John returened from G. M. Wood's."
- By deed dated 18 January 1853 in Walker County, Texas, William Nathan Lindley and his wife Martha J. Lindley of Walker County sold to Green Mark Wood of Walker County, for the sum of $2,000, two parcels of land (420.25 acres and 96.3 acres) in the John Sadler headright league in Walker County. Witnessed by F. B. Pankey and Robert Micajah Powell, recorded 27 January 1853, notary public Jonathan S. Collard.
The 420.25 acre parcel was purchased from John Sadler by Samuel Washington Lindley and subsequently conveyed to his son William Lindley on 12 August 1848. The 96.2 acre parcel was purchased by William Lindley from John Sadler on 19 February 1849.
Green Mark's purchase of this property involved a loan from F. B. Pankey, which specified that the larger parcel was "the land on which I reside," so apparently he was renting the property prior to the purchase. (Further research required.).
- By deed dated 24 January 1853 in Walker County, Texas, Green Mark Wood and his wife Mary Jane LeGrand Wood sold to William Phillips Fisher of Lowndes County, Alabama, 1,000 acres of property in the Andrew Briscoe survey in Walker County, for the sum of $5,000, one-half in cash and a note for one-half due 1 January 1854. Recorded 21 February 1853, notary public Jonathan S. Collard.
- By deed dated 30 December 1854 in Walker County, Texas, William Nathan Lindley and his wife Martha J. Lindley of Walker County sold to Green Mark Wood for the sum of $50, 4.7 acres in the John Sadler headright league in Walker County. Witnessed by Henry Sandel, J. M. Naul and Oliver Powell, recorded 7 August 1855.
- On Monday, 5 March 1855, Green Wood recorded: "Sent John and Sam to Green's to split rails, Charles to drop corn."
- On Saturday, 20 December 1856, Green Wood recorded: "Girl Sarah got married to G. M. Wood's Boy Daniel."
- On Friday, 18 December 1857, Green Wood recorded: "Sent five hands to repair the bridge near G. M. Wood's."
- On Wednesday, 13 January 1858, Green Wood recorded: "Sent six hands to G. M. Wood to help him gather corn and had a terrible muck water rising in the waggon ruts."
- On Wednesday, 7 July 1858, Green Wood recorded: "G.M. Wood returned home today without Campbell," and on Friday, the 9th, "Sent Lawrence to Huntsville after Campbell Wood." Then on Saturday, the 10th, "Campbell Wood got home from Rutersville."
- On a blank page preceding the week of 6 February,, Green Wood recorded: "[Sunday] February 6th 1859, G. M. Wood and Wm B. Wood left this morning for Galveston. Returned 11th, Fryday.
- On Thursday, 7 April 1859, Green Wood recorded: "Sent two Waggons to hawl Lumber for G.M.W."
- On Thursday, 12 May 1859, Green Wood recorded: "Sent the hoe hands to G.M.W.s."
- On Monday, 23 May 1859, Green Wood recorded: "Sent all my small hands to G.M.W. to thin corn."
- On Thursday, 2 June 1859, Green Wood recorded: "Sent G.M.W. four hands to help raise a new room."
- On Wednesday, 11 September 1859, Green Wood recorded: "Green & Willis and their wives went to the Thicket this morning."
- On Wednesday, 23 November 1859, Green Wood recorded: "Sent all but some "timber giters" to G. M. W. to pick cotton."
- On Saturday, 26 November 1859, Green Wood recorded: "Commenced Gining for G. M. Wood," and on the following Thursday, "packed 11 Bales cotton for G.M.W."
- On Saturday, 10 December 1859, Green Wood recorded: "Mule waggon hawling cotton from G.M.W. to Gin," and on Tuesday, the 13th, "Packed ten Bales cotton for G. M. Wood, making 21 Bales."
- On Tuesday, 13 December 1859, Green Wood recorded: "Packed ten Bales cotton for G. M. Wood, making 21 Bales."
- On Saturday, 7 January 1860, Green Wood recorded: "Sent twelve hands to G. M. Wood to work on his road."
- Green Mark Wood and Mary Jane LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Danville PO, Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included Rush Brevard Wood, Solomon William Wood, Robert Cummings Wood, Martha Frances P. Wood, Milton LeGrand Wood and George Scovell Wood.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1860 census.
- Green Mark Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 Green Mark Wood is listed in the 1860 Slave Schedule with 14 slaves (4 of whom were age 10 and younger, and none over age 60) and 3 slave houses, for an average of 4-5 persons per cabin.
- On Wednesda, 29 August 1860, Green Wood recorded: "Packed five Bales of cotton for Green M. Wood."
- On Monday, 26 November 1860, Green Wood recorded: "Rain. . . washed up the bridges on G. M. Wood's road and the Quarter bridge," and on the 29th, "Four hands hewing bridge timbers at G. M. Wood's." And worked on the road and bridge until 4 December.
- On Saturday, 20 December 1862, Green Wood recorded: "Started 4 hands, Tom, Charles, Laurens & Ephraim to work on public defences. G. M. Wood was Overseer. In all sent from this neighbornood 15 hands." And on Wednesday, the 24th, "Ben returned from carrying baggage to Houston for the hands sent to work on defences."
- He enlisted on 27 December 1862 as a private for three months in Company B (Capt. T. J. Josey), 17th Brigade, Texas State Troops (Militia). He appeared on a muster roll dated 2 February 1863, in service over a month at Camp Lubbock and Camp Anderson, detailed to oversee hands at Galveston.
- On Sunday, 18 January 1863, Green Wood recorded: "Sent off 5 hands to Houston on the second call Genl Magruder - John, Hamp, Ben, Sandy, Wesley & four on the first call making 9 good hands."
- On Sunday, 1 February 1863, Green Wood recorded: "The negros I sent to work on call of Genl Magruder returned last evening except John & Tom, John Sick at Mr Berreys 12 miles from Houston, Greens Buyo."
- He enlisted on 28 August 1863 at Montgomery as a private for six months in Company C (Capt. J. M. Montgomery), 17th Brigade, Texas State Troops (Militia). He appeared on amuster roll dated 28 August 1863 stationed at Camp San Jacinto.
- On 7 October 1864, Mary Jane LeGrand wrote to Rush Brevard Wood:
My Darling Son: I have been feeling quite uneasy about you. We heard you were sick from eating fruit. Do my dear child take care of yourself and you must feel no hesitancy in going to Mr. Spyker's if you should get sick or wounded. Your Pa has written to Mr. Spyker concerning you. They are most excellent people. You will feel perfectly at home there, and no doubt he would take pleasure in having the son of his old friend with him. Should you get back to Louisiana, Mr. Cummings Post Office is Collinsburg. . . . Miss Sarah has made Jack and yourself each a hat. . . . Give my love to Jack. Tell him if he should get sick he must call on Mr. Spyker. I forgot to mention it when I was speaking of it. . . .
- On 3 December 1864, Green Mark Wood wrote to Rush Brevard Wood:
My Dear Son: I returned home day before yesterday after an absence of three weeks in the Reserve Corps. All were well when I arrived. Campbell was taken sick yesterday and your mother has chills every two or three weeks. The school is out and Solomon will be home today.
We caught a good many deserters and conscripts in the Big Thicket. We get very little news now. We have not heard a word from you since Jack Williamson's letter just after the arrival of Capt. Raney Fisher. Old Lincoln is elected and the war will probably go on for years to come. So you may make up your mind to remain in the service for years to come. I regret it on account of my children. I shall not be able to give them an education. And I fear should it end you will not feel like going to school.
I am looking for Mr. Cummings out here. He and his mother-in-law and brother-in-law are going to move out with all their negroes some 700 to get out of the way of the Yankees. . . .
- The following appeared on 17 March 1868 in Flake's Bulletin: Appeals from Registration Decisions. Headquarters Fifth Military District, New Orleans, La., March 13, 1868. Special Orders No. 57. [Extract.] I. The following appeals from decisions made by boards of registrars of the last revised registry in the State of Texas, having been forwarded to these headquarters, are hereby decided and announced as follows: . . . 5. J. D. Cunningham, Walker county, rejected because he was a county commissioner, an office under a general law of the State, and as such applicant would not be entitled to registry if he had afterward engaged in rebellion, etc. But in the absence of proof of the fact he would be entitled to register. The report of the board of registrars stated that "he was rejected by a former board for the reason that he was a county commissioner, and present board rejects him without examination." This decision was wrong. The applicant is entitled to registry if it is shown that he did not "afterward engage in insurrection," etc. 6. John J. Davis, Richard Bass, John Hill, Samuel L. Kelsey, Green H. Wood [sic], all of Walker county, rejected by the board. These cases are similar in principle to the case of J. D. Cunningham, above cited, and the same action will be taken therein. . . .
- The following appeared on 14 December 1868 in The Daily Austin Republican: Notice to Creditors that Bankrupt has applied for final discharge. In the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Texas. In the matter of Green M. Wood vs. Creditors, Bankrupt. In Bankruptcy. United States District Court, Clerk's office, at Austin, on the 11th day of December, A.D., 1868. Please to take notice hereby, that a petition has been, to wit, on the 28th day of November, A.D., 1868, filed in said District Court, by G. M. Wood, of Walker county, in said district, who has been heretofore duly declared bankrupt, under the Act of Congress entitled "An act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States," approved March 2, 1867, for a discharge and certificate thereof, from all his debts and other claims proveable under said act, and that the 8th day of Jan'y A.D., 1869, at 12 o'clock M, at Austin before W. D. Price, Register in Bankruptcy, the time and place assigned for the hearing of the same; when and where you may attend, and show cause, if any you have, why the prayer of said petition should not be granted. M. Hopkins, Clerk of the U. S. District Court, For said District.
- Green Mark Wood and Mary Jane LeGrand appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included Rush Brevard Wood, Solomon William Wood, Robert Cummings Wood, Martha Frances P. Wood, Milton LeGrand Wood, George Scovell Wood, Campbell Clark Wood and Green Alexander Wood.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1870 census.
- Green Mark Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Walker County, Texas. Other members of the household included Mary Jane LeGrand, Campbell Clark Wood and Green Alexander Wood.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1880 census.
- The following appeared on 16 April 1896 in The Dallas Morning News: (Navasota, April 14) On April 9 Mr. and Mrs. Green M. Wood celebrated their golden wedding at the residence of their daughter, Mrs. L. J. Goree, Revs. Duncan and J. M. Wesson officiating. At the ceremony were five children, thirty-eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren, besides a hundred or more friends. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves as much as if the venerable couple had just fallen in love with one another instead of having lived together for a half century, and congratulations by word of mouth and telegraph "were as plentiful as leaves in Vallambrosa in autumn." After everybody had wished everybody else everything good an elegant repast was discussed and the party dispersed.
Green M. Wood, the groom, was born in Georgia in 1814, and lived near the city of Montgomery and married Miss M. J. LeGrand of Tuskegee. In 1849 they settled in Walker county, where they resided till their taking up their residence in this city. They reared a family of seven sons and a daughter, the latter Mrs. L. J. Goree, whom they make their home with. Mr. Wood was a private in the confederate army.
Mrs. G. M. Wood was a daughter of W. C. LeGrand and was born near Wadesborough, N. C., and removed to Tuskegee at a very early age.
- With all their children in town for Green Mark and Mary Jane's 50th wedding anniversary celebration in April 1896, it is likely that this was the occasion for the photograph of their five surviving sons, treasured more than a hundred years later by all of their descendants.
- Green Mark Wood died on 5 March 1898 at age 83 in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas.
- His wife Mary Jane LeGrand became a widow at his death.
- He was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Navasota, Grimes County, Texas.
- A single grave marker identifies the graves of Green Mark Wood and Mary Jane LeGrand.
- Last Edited: 20 Mar 2013
- Charts: Descendants of ABERCROMBIE Charles & Edwina Malinda "Dicey" Booth, Descendants of LeGRAND John & Margaret Chambers, Descendants of WOOD William & Lydia Ballentine
Family: Mary Jane LeGrand b. 23 January 1830, d. 19 March 1900
- Rush Brevard Wood+ b. 31 January 1847, d. 1 December 1932
- Solomon William Wood+ b. 26 January 1849, d. 5 October 1922
- Robert Cummings Wood+ b. 4 February 1851, d. 7 January 1923
- Martha Frances P. Wood+ b. 18 January 1853, d. 22 May 1912
- Milton LeGrand Wood+ b. 8 May 1855, d. 24 February 1924
- George Scovell Wood+ b. 19 June 1857, d. 28 September 1932
- Green Ashley Wood b. 18 May 1859, d. November 1859
- John Virgil Wood b. 5 September 1860, d. between 1860 and 1870
- Campbell Clark Wood b. 27 November 1861, d. 5 March 1885
- Willie LeGrand Wood b. 28 February 1864, d. circa 1864
- Green Alexander Wood b. 31 December 1865, d. 6 December 1888