b. 23 August 1853, d. 2 July 1919
- Father: Willis Breazeal Wood b. 12 December 1826, d. 15 December 1854
- Mother: Sarah Anne Harris b. 2 September 1828, d. 28 October 1867
- Powell Wood was born on 23 August 1853 in Texas.
- He was known as Snap.
- On Sunday, 22 January 1860, Green Wood recorded in his plantation daily account book: ""Mrs. Willis Wood arrived with two of children Harris and Powell from Alabama, has few? children with her and one a daughter in Alabama."
- Green Wood and Evelina Alexander Barnes appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Montgomery County, Texas, next to their son William Barnes Wood.. Other members of the household included Powell Wood, Campbell Wood, Ella Abercrombie Wood, Sarah Anne Harris, Eliza Stocks Wood, Charles Harris Wood, Willis Eason Wood and Elizabeth Ames Wood. Green Wood is listed in the 1860 Slave Schedule with 106 slaves (33 of whom were age 10 and younger, and 8 of whom were age 60 and older) and 23 slave houses, for an average of 4-5 persons per cabin.
- William Barnes Wood and Cornelia Josephine Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Danville, Montgomery County, Texas. Other members of the household included Powell Wood, Evelina Wood, Evelina Alexander Barnes, Campbell Wood, Ella Abercrombie Wood, Eliza Stocks Wood and Elizabeth Ames Wood.
- He was working on the farm, according to the 1870 census.
- Powell Wood has yet to be found in the 1880 census.
- He married Florence Anderson, daughter of J. F. Anderson, on 31 December 1889 in Lampasas County, Texas.
- Powell Wood and Florence Anderson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Lampasas County, Texas. Other members of the household included Sue Estelle Wood, Josephine Cornelia Wood and John Willis Wood.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1900 census.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1910 census.
- Powell Wood and Florence Anderson appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Lampasas County, Texas. Other members of the household included Sue Estelle Wood, Josephine Cornelia Wood, John Willis Wood, Albert F. Wood and William Barnes Wood.
- Powell Wood died on 2 July 1919 at age 65 in Lampasas County, Texas, . His death was officially witnessed by Florence Anderson.
- His wife Florence Anderson became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas.
- The following appeared on 6 July 1919 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: (Lampasas, July 5) The body of Powell Wood, commonly called "Snap" Wood, was buried in Oakhill Cemetery at Lampasas, Thursday evening. Snap lived in and around Lampasas nearly forty years, and was personally known to all the older, and most of the newer people.
Between 1883 and 1888 he was employed in various occupations, some of the time as driver of the street cars from the old Santa Fe depot to the Park Hotel, a distance of two miles. He drove the Lampasas and Llano stage line in 1890 daily, connection at Llano with stages to Mason, Menardville, Junction City with mail for all the county offices.
The country was more or less exploited by so-called gunmen, desperadoes and outlaws, often in the guise of cowboys, and often held up stages from Lampasas to San Saba, and to Burnet, but there were no holdups on the Llano route. Snap always went prepared to defend his mail and passengers.
Snap carried the mail for a number of years, until the route was changed. He was always friendly, pleasant and helpful in every way to all people with whom he came in contact.
It was in those early days that he married Miss Florence Anderson, daughter of J. F. Anderson, who kept the Grundyville postoffice. For the last twelve or fifteen years he has lived and cultivated a large farm and ranch, owned by Capt. J. F. Skinner, about four or five miles west of town.
Powell was born in Houston and reared there by his uncle, his parents being dead. So far as he knew he was the last of his kin. He was 66 years of age, a good citizen and neighbor, and a nobly good husband and father to his wife and five children.
- Last Edited: 19 Nov 2013
- Charts: Descendants of ABERCROMBIE Charles & Edwina Malinda "Dicey" Booth, Descendants of WOOD William & Lydia Ballentine