James Thomas Woods Sr.

Male24 January 1833–25 August 1895

Brief Life History of James Thomas

When James Thomas Woods Sr. was born on 24 January 1833, in Kentucky, United States, his father, David Woods Jr., was 23 and his mother, Mary Allison Brown, was 20. He married Lucy Ann Dilley on 28 June 1859, in Yazoo, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Warren, Mississippi, United States in 1850. He died on 25 August 1895, in Phoenix, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Phoenix, Yazoo, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Thomas Woods Sr.
Lucy Ann Dilley
Marriage: 28 June 1859
James Thomas Woods Jr.
Samuel Woods
Laura Ida Woods
Mattie Bell Woods
Benjamin E. Woods
Willie Lamb Woods
Joseph Eggleston Woods
Mary Willie Woods

Sources (6)

  • J T Wood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James T. Woods, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • James Thomas Woods, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1859Yazoo, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 13

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 17

    According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Wood with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Irish: adopted as a translation of Ó Cuill ‘descendant of Coll’ (see Quill ), or in Ulster of Mac Con Coille ‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’, which has also been mistranslated Cox , as if formed with coileach ‘cock, rooster’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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