|Mary Elizabeth Lyon
with first husband
|John Henry and Alice
|Richard L. and Ginevra M.
Children: Alice and Sam
Alice Johnson Wood
Lt. and Rt.
|Sam Houston Wood
|John D. and Martha
E. Myers Wood
|Pete Wood & Family
|Will Wood & Family
|John D. Wood's sons and daughters:
Top Row: Lt. to Rt. - Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie", Nancy Victoria "Nan", Adelia Elizabeth
"Delia" Craig (Uncle Tom's girl), and Christopher Columbus "Uncle Lum".
Bottom Row: Peter T., Hugh, Joseph "Uncle Joe" Whitfield, and John Henry.
Standing with crutches: James Thomas "Uncle Tom"
|Mary Warren Wood
|Sisters: Mary Elizabeth
Wood Pope, Elsie Isabelle
"Belle" Wood Wallace and
Nancy Victoria Wood Field
|Adelia Wood Lyon
|Elizabeth Jane Sloan
Wood Baker and
John Winston Baker
|The first member of the Wood family to locate in San Saba County, Texas, was James Thomas Wood who was born in Laurens County, South Carolina,
July 3, 1800. Prior to 1625, his forebears lived in Northern France. Driven from France by the Catholics, they fled to England and changed their
surname from Dubolse to Wood, as the meaning of the word implies. The Wood patriarch in England was William who was a wool comber by trade. He
was from Leicestershire (now Leicester). He had five sons; William, Thomas, John, Samuel and Abraham. Four came to America and participated in
the American Revolution against their homeland. John, Thomas, and Samuel migrated to South Carolina
This is what we know about James Thomas Wood.
The Wood family came to Texas together with the Morris family as part of the Tennessee-Texas Land Company on February 20, 1831. James T. and
William Riley Wood, son, came from Tennessee to participate in the Texas Revolution. They were granted land in current Lavaca County on Rocky
Creek. J. T. Wood was one of the petitioners for DeWitt County as a judicial district, he signed the petition to create Caldwell County and was one of the
county's commissioners. He was also instrumental in forming San Saba County and served as a commissioner there until his death in 1862. He was a
member of the first Texas Rangers.
This is what we do not know about James Thomas Wood:
DNA results on the Lipscomb side of the family have complicated what the family has always felt to be correct about James Thomas' parents. Those
results came through the maternal side of the family (The Lipscombs), therefore, more research is necessary in order to
put that conclusion to rest, that is, James Thomas does not descend from the Wood/Lipscomb family line. We will continue to search all links to his
family. We are asking for your help.
|John D. and Mary
William Riley Wood
above and rt.
|Joseph Peter "Pete"
|Sonny and Jane Wood, Fred Wood, and Annie and Amnon