• Wood Family Reunion 2024

    Wood Family Reunion May 25, 2024

    Agenda   8am-9am: Coffee and Donut Meet and Greet   9am-9:30am: Registration and Name Tags   9:40am – 10:40am: Why are we here?  The Story of James and Isabella Wood   10:50am – 12:00pm: Business Meeting and Auction   12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch   1:pm – 1:30pm: Quick clean up from lunch   1:30pm: Depart for local tours. (PLEASE CARPOOL FOR THESE TOURS. PARKING IS LIMITED IN SOME OF THE LOCATIONS.) Milford Cemetery Old Brandon Cemetery Brandon Cemetery White Rock: Home of James and Isabella Wood   4:00pm(ish): At the conclusion of the tours, you are invited to join Jana and Jerry for light refreshments  at the home of James…

  • Ferguson,  Frazier,  Wood,  Wood Family Reunion 2024

    1859 James Wood Land in Erath County and Sale to M. Frazier

    Page One   The State of Texas County of Hill   Know all men by these presents that I, James Wood, of the county of Hill and state aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of $125 dollars to me in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby fully acknowledged have bargained sold aliened and conveyed and by these presents do bargain sell alien and convey to Monro Frazier of the county of Erath and state of Texas his heirs and Assigns forever all of the following described tract or parcel of land to wit, lying and being situated in the county of Erath on the Paluxy River about…

  • 1846 Homestead Renovation,  Wood,  Wood Family Reunion 2024

    12 June 1866: S. Candlish to James Wood

      Transcribed Letter: St. George’s Square Sheffield June 12, 1866 Mr. Jas Wood My Dear Sir, Before you read this letter the enclosed funeral card will have conveyed to you the sad intelligence of the death of your Brother – He died from apoplexy- was only five hours ill- and was never conscious after being seized – Tho not being vey well for about two months, he attended to his business until the hour he was summoned above all earthly things. It has passed from amongst us a deeply lamented and much missed man, passed however into an honored grave, we can sayhe served his God faithfully and like his…

  • 1846 Homestead Renovation,  The Homestead's History,  Wood,  Wood Family Reunion 2024

    27 November 1896: Emily Ann Frazier letter to Jane Wood Frazier Patterson

    Transcribed Letter: Valley? Farm Nov 27th 1896 Dear Jane, You must not think that I am going to tell you anything new or strange because I write. That would be out of my power. You have lived here and know how little news reaches here. I send you two newspapers the only ones I have seen since I came here except a Dutch paper sent her to Mr. Wickeland as it will not be very interesting to you or I, I will give it to Mr. Frazier for gun wadding. I think we will hear more news now as there is a regular mail to Fort Graham once a week. …

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    26 January 1880: William Riddell to his sister, Isabella Riddell Wood

    Transcribed Letter: Wellgreen 26th January 1880 My Dear Sister, I received your letter of 16th Agust 79/ all right and was glad to see you were all well once more, as you say the time is uncertain, it will not be long that we will have the priviledge of writing to one another in this world, but I hope we are all Trusting in Jessus Christ, so that when our latter End does come we may all meet in a Better world, and meet with those who are gone Before, to Dwell for ever with he Lord, this is a world of sin and Sorrow and triles, but if we…

  • 1846 Homestead Renovation,  The Homestead's History,  Wood,  Wood Family Reunion 2024

    May 7, 1853: Margaret Riddell Letter to Her Sister, Isabella Riddell Wood

    Y’all owe me big for this one.  Not only is is difficult to read, but dear Aunt Margaret used inventive spelling, wrong punctuation, and random acts of capitalization.  Bless her heart. Cobourgh Place, Sighthill January 7th, 1853 Dear Sister, I hop you wil excuse me for not writing before this time to you.  It is wonderful how the time slips by in the worald, I am hapy to inform you that My Mother is just about her usewall way for health although she is very frail. She cannot walk through the house without me supporting her by the wone side and she cannot turn herself in her bed, I put…

  • 1846 Homestead Renovation,  The Homestead's History,  Wood,  Wood Family Reunion 2024

    28 October 1862 Near Little Rock, Arkansas: John Wood to Mother Isabella Wood

    John Wood writes a short letter to his mother letting her know that he is well and that everyone with his are well.  Evidently, they have captured some Union soldiers and are sending them to Little Rock. Transcription: October the 28, 1862 Mrs. Wood, I have taken the opportunity of writing you a few lines to let you know that I am well at present all the boys is well the arcansas taken 80 yanks the other day. We are sending the yanks to Little Rock every day.  I must bring my letter to a close John Wood

  • Wood Family Reunion 2024

    Wood Family Reunion: Saturday, April 25, 2020 CANCELLED

    Below is the original post for the reunion.  Unfortunately, we are cancelling the reunion, but hope to reschedule it in the Fall of 2020.  Keep checking back for more information. Thank you, Jana A Gathering of the Clans We would like to once again gather as family to share our rich heritage.  The reunion was traditionally held on July 4th on White Rock Creek and later at the Brandon Community Center so that everyone could enjoy the Texas heat.  Ha! The Community Center has air conditioning now, but we thought we could try an earlier date in the spring.  After much discussion, we did come to the realization that there…

  • Wood Family Reunion 2024

    The Wood Family Descendants

    Our Families James and Isabella Riddell Wood left Scotland in 1851 for Texas.  They brought their nine children with them.  Daughter Christina and son James died in Leon County.  Daughter Martha died less than 24 hours after arriving at Ft. Graham.  Their oldest son, Hugh, became a teamster for the U. S. Army and died in the Mormon Wars in the 1850s.  Son John joined the Confederate Army and died on July 26, 1864 in Cloutierville, Louisiana after taking ill. Only four of the Wood children survived to have families of their own.  These are the families that constitute our family reunion. Margaret Wood and James Ransom Davis Margaret Wood…