Historic Wood County, TX Post Office Locations

The following map is from a publication from the office of former Texas Congressman Wright Patman. It shows present and former post office locations in the county.

Locations of Wood County, TC post offices

Copyright 1968 by Wright Patman

Permission to reprint provided credit is given to the author.

Query: Cave

The following is from an email from Acquisitions Co-chair Dorothy Harbin:

Person inquiring: Patrick Cave = Minnesota

Needs WILL AND/ OR Death Records to join the Sons of Confederate, also, sister to join DAR.

WILL of John (Jack) H. Cave, dod (@( 1908-1910-) Married to Mary Callie ? Death Record for JH- JackCave

Death Certificate for Percy Marion Cave- dod 29 May(Mar)? 1911, wife Daisy Eliza Ramey, note- DOD -
Burial – see below but not wife

Birth Certificate for Marion Edward ( or Alexander) Cave – dob 6 Feb. 1903, note” DOB- birth
DON’T need wives info

Book #3 Wood County cemetery= QUITMAN CITY – graves not found

#253 P.M. Cave- WOW Cedar Hill Camp #2325, 10 Jan 1879, 29 Mar?1911
#254-255 Tonie & Esty Mea= son & daughter of P.M. Cave ( date 1905 and 1911 & 1912)

#252 Robert B Caves (brother to John or Jack Cave) No Dates
#251 Mrs. R.B.Cave – ( Daisy E (A)? Cave ( date 1843 and 1887)

I knew of some Cave or Caves from Golden/Alba area.

If you have some information which might help, you can post a comment here, send an email to Dorothy, or to wcgstx@gmail.com.

Update on Moore, Clearwater Query

The Moore, Clearwater query post at http://woodtxgene.com/2012/01/03/querymoore/ has been updated with an email response address.

Bulletin Item Makes It Onto Genealogy Daily

An item from the Bulletin has been featured on the front page of ‘The Genealogists # Genealogy Daily. The Link to the Daily is http://paper.li/webduck/genealogists

QPL Catalog To Be Available for Online Searching

Exciting news from Director Delene Allen is that very soon we will be able to search the Quitman Public Library catalog of holdings online from the library website from our home computers connected to the internet.

This means that we can find what is available and reserve books from home. Also, we will have access to the library’s ebooks collection. The new Apollo Biblionix circulation software should be up and running soon. Keep checking the library website.

All of our resources which we have added to the library catalog should also be available for home searching. For those items not yet in the catalog, we need some volunteers to get them entered by computer in the library database. If you have some time and typing skills, we can get you training to enter the items.

Ancestry.com Subscription Coming Soon

The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society’s $500 matching contribution to the Quitman Public Library along with the same amount contributed to the library by Uncle John’s Coffee House of Quitman will result in the library version of Ancestry.com being available to the general public (and society members) at the library in the very near future.

This will make many online databases available to researchers locally at no additional charge to each user.

We will probably be discussing fundraisers during the coming year so that we can renew the subscription in 2013 also. This is one of our major community service projects this year and , hopefully, in the future.

Query:Moore, Clearwater

The following request is from a lineage researcher. You may respond to her request by adding a comment to this post. The Bulletin editor has the researcher’s email address on file if you need it.NOTE: This post has been updated to include a response email address below.

I need Research Assistance in Wood Co TX.

William Maynard MOORE,
b 1801 Greene Co TN,died 1865 in Wood Co TX, buried in Hay Cemetery, Winnsboro.
m Catherine Frieze 5 Nov 1820 Greene Co TN.. children b TN, AL, TX.. she d TX.

I need to find a document that proves his mother, Dorcas Clearwater MOORE is the daughter of Jacob Clearwater, Rev War Patriot.

Dorcas Clearwater b ca 1779 m John Henry MOORE 18 Jan 1800 Greene Co TN.
John Henry MOORE 1820 Crawford Co IL census.

Can you tell me if you have a MOORE vertical file?

Do you know if descendants of William Maynard Moore live in the Wood Co TX area?

Is there a family Bible, letters, diary,… anything??

I appreciate any assistance.

Thank you..

Angie Spangenberg
Llano Uplift Chapter, TSDAR
Lineage Research Committee Chairman
CDR Volunteer
Kingsland Genealogy Society – TX
Giles Co Historical Society – TN
Maury Co Hisorical Society – TN
Pike Co Historical Society – GA
Upson Co Historical Society – GA

Query: Austin


I am inquiring about the family of James Austin and Eliza Rozell Austin. Their next to youngest daughter, Malinda is my great grandmother. I knew my great grandmother well, but I would like more information or her younger sister Emma. Did Emma ever get married and if so, to whom?

Both Malinda and Emma were born in Quitman. Malinda, my great grandmother is buried in Peoria cemetery, Hill county, Texas. Do you know where Emma is buried?

Marilyn Gabler

Query (2nd Request): Stout

I queried your gmail 11-09-11 seeking help finding my ggg grandfather and ggg grandmother from Wood County. How would I locate that thread so I can monitor any responses to my queries about them?

I am looking for my ggg grandfather and ggg gmother. Benjamin P. Stout or B.P. Stout born 1829 in Red River Settlement, Tejas, Mexico, Texas Indian Territory. Benjamin was the 2nd son of Texas Ranger Captain and early Pioneers of that region, Captain John Henry Stout and Sarah Mary Talbot of Arkansas. Captain Stout was the first Sheriff of the combined Counties of Wood and Van Zandt and one of the first State Representatives of those counties.

B.P. Stout can be found living with his divorced mother Sarah Mary Talbot in Hopkins County 1850 Census 1st wife of Captain John Henry Stout. B.P. Stout married Amanda P Stout “maiden name unknown”, in 1851 in Hopkins County or Wood County. He and new wife moved to Wood County sometime in 1851 where his first daughter was born in 1852 in Wood County. He lived on his fathers farm in Quitman, Wood County until his death after the Civil War on or before December of 1875.

B.P. Stout enlisted as a Sergeant in 1861 with Company E, Texas, 22nd Infantry Hubbard’s Regiment. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1852 in the Confederate Army in the 22nd. He was a Confederate POW being captured July 14, 1863 and kept at Fort DeRussey, 21 Ramport St. “wherever that was” until July 22 1864. Benjamin returned to Quitman after the Civil War in 1865 and lived in Wood County until his death in 1875. If he is buried in Wood County I sure would appreciate someone locating, photographing that plot, stone, or grave marker so my family can locate and honor he and Amanda properly. There is a Stout family cemetery in Hopkins County but he is not listed as being buried in the Pine Forest Cemetery but his father is.

Amanda P. Stout “maiden name unknown” born: 1833 in Alabama, both her parents are listed as being born in South Carolina but their names are unknown to us. She migrated to Wood Texas in the early 1850’s and married B.P. Stout possibly in Hopkins County or Wood County about 1851. Benjamin is still living with his mother at 21 y.o. in Hopkins County in the 1850 census. B.P. and Amanda’s first daughter Mary (Stout) was born in Wood County in 1852 thus the 1851 marriage date, and migration to Wood County.

Amanda is found in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 census in Wood County. She is listed in ancestry.com in the 1870 Censes as Henanda Stout because of a transcription error. She is living with B.P. and children in Wood in that 1870 census. She is widowed in the 1880 census in Wood County.

It is only assumed that Amanda may have either died in Wood County after 1880 or she may have remarried in Wood County sometime after the 1880 census. If she died in Wood County, is there any lists of persons buried in Wood County by the name Amanda P. Stout, Amanda Stout, or A.P. Stout? If she remarried are there any persons of the same name listed in any marriage records in Wood County for that period after 1880? If so, can someone contact me at my e-mail address with that information. I have looked at the Wood County Genealogical Society web page and cannot make heads or tails out of the site for research purposes, but that is not unusual for me.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated in locating these two family members if they are buried or have personal records in your county. The distance is long and the expense is great for me.

J.H. Russell

Shamburger Cemetery Information

This is a post that came as a comment on the cemetery Query: http://woodtxgene.com/2011/11/09/query-private-cemetery-in-wood-county/. I thought I would make it a separate post for more visibility. It could probably use some followup to get all the names and dates by some member near the cemetery.(the editor)

my name is billy shamburger would like to say that a military stone in libbert cemetery at the head of edwin shamburger is his son that was killed in france is there because i could,t find a place to put it if amy one can help thanks billy shamburger ps e mail billy73sham@yahoo.com


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