James Frank Wood
b. 7 April 1839, d. 18 January 1911
- Father: Mathew Wood b. 4 July 1805, d. 15 January 1876
- Mother: Mourning Atkinson b. 28 November 1807, d. 29 June 1877
- James Frank Wood was born on 7 April 1839 in Alabama.
- Mathew Wood and Mourning Atkinson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Talladega District, Talladega County, Alabama. Other members of the household included James Frank Wood, Uriah Griffin Wood, Letitia Ann Wood, Abi Wood, Esther Wood, William R. Wood, Willis H. Wood, Sarah Elizabeth Wood and Floyd C. Wood.
- He married Matilda Johnson on 11 June 1866 in Smith County, Texas.
- James Frank Wood and Matilda Johnson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Smith County, Texas. Other members of the household included John White Wood, Etta Wood, Lula Wood, Mourning Wood and Sarah Wood.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1880 census.
- James Frank Wood and Matilda Johnson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Smith County, Texas. Other members of the household included John White Wood and Vashtie Wood.
- He was a farmer, according to the 1900 census.
- James Frank Wood and Matilda Johnson appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Smith County, Georgia. Other members of the household included John White Wood. Also in the household was granddaughter Susie Bridgeman (age 13.)
- He was a farmer, according to the 1910 census.
- James Frank Wood died on 18 January 1911 at age 71.
- His wife Matilda Johnson became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Antioch Cemetery, Winona, Smith County, Texas.
- The following appeared in the Some Biographies of Old Settlers--Historical, Personal and Reminiscent (1900):
Matthew Wood and Family
Matthew Wood was born in Henry County, Georgia, July 5th, 1805. He moved to Bibb County, Alabama, with his father's family before the Indians had left that country.
He married Miss Mourning Adkinson, of Alabama; they had eleven children--M. R., J. W., U. G., L. A., Abi, Esther, W. R., J. F., W. H., S. E., and F. C.
M. R. married Rachel Goodgame; they had two children. J. W. married Jane Thompson; they had five children. U. G. married Kittie Farrington; they had seven children. L. A. married J. F. Baswell; they had one child. Abi married W. H. Chancellor. Ester married Isaac Longley; they had four children. W. R. married Missouri Brooks; they had three children. J. F. married Matilda Johnson they had six children, W. H. died at the age of 15. S. E. married H. F. Rice; they had nine children. Floyd never married.
Mathew Wood first settled in the Bascom neighborhood. He then settled three miles east of Tyler where he died.
He held the office of Justice of the Peace, and was mayor of Tyler at one time. He was an honest man--an honest official. He died since the Civil War leaving a good name behind him, a good heritage for his children.
The descendants of Mathew Wood are among our best people; intelligent and upright in their dealings with their fellow man.
- Last Edited: 28 Apr 2015