The Woody Family of Wise & Parker Counties by Julie Perkins Murphy
Woody by Julie Perkins Murphy

I have gathered the following information from many different sources. I have been able to prove most of the names and dates and relationships. If you would like further documentation and records that I have, you may contact me. I have names of children from most of the marriages. However, I am only lisitng the direct line of the family who settled in Wise & Parker Counties.

Julie Perkins Murphy

e mail: JPerk817@aol.com


RichardWoody I
b. 1590 Kent, England
m. Mary Ann Hale
d. 6 Dec 1658 Boston, Mass

Isaac Woody
b. ca 1631 England, baptised 3 Feb 1650
m. Dorcas Harper, b. ca 1636 England
d. Boston, Mass

John Woody I (Note that the next 4 John Woodys will be numbered for clarification)
b. 18 Sept 1659 Roxbury, Mass
m. Mary who died ca 1691
d. ca 14 Aug 1695

John Woody II
b. 23 Jan 1688 Boston, Mass
m. Mary b. ca 1683
d. Mass

John Woody III
b. 1715 Boston, Mass
m. Mary Lindley 27 Dec 1738 Baltimore, MD
d. ca April 1763 Orange Co., NC, buried Spring Friends Meeting House Cemetery

John & Mary had 8 children:
..... Eleanor Woody b. 23 May 1739
..... Hannah Woody b. 23 Oct 1740
..... Robert Woody b. 8 Nov 1742
..... James Woody b. 29 Sept 1744
..... ? Woody b. 1767
..... Joseph Woody * b. ca 1748 (father of John Woody below-not John IV)
..... William Woody b. ca 1750
..... John Woody IV ** b. 20 Jul 1758 (father of Hannah below)




Our line descends from tow of their sons - Joseph and John IV

John Woody IV (Rev. War Soldier) **
b. 20 JUL 1758 Orange Co., NC
m. #1 Mary Holiday;
......#2 (our ancestor) ca 1789 Mary b. 15 May 1770, d. 11 Dec 1815;
......#3 Abigail Turner 13 Apr 1818
d. 1 Jun 1840 Roan Co., TN
He had 5 children by his first wife; 12 by his 2nd wife and 1 by his 3rd wife.
His 12th child, Hannah, is our ancestor.

Hannah Woody
b. 30 Mar 1800
m. Samuel Woody 27 Mar 1817 Roane Co., TN
d. 1 May 1878 Veal Station, Parker County, TX

Joseph Woody * (son of John Woody III above)
b. 1778
m. 22 Oct 1800 Ornage Co., NC Elizabeth Thompson
d. ca 20 Mar 1811 Orange Co., NC
John Woody is the father of Samuel Woody, Sr. John & Samuel's mother, Rebecca McMullen, never married.

Rebecca McMullen (mother of Samuel Woody, Sr.)
b. 1770-80
m. #1 1 Feb 1808 James Mann, who died 1811
......#2 26 Oct 1818 Elisha Williamson
d. 1840-50 Roane Co., TN


Rebecca & James Mann had the following children:
......John Mann b. 19 Nov 1808
......b. 19 Nov 1808
......m. Delilah Woody 17 Sept 1826 (sister of Hannah Woody)
......d. 1 May 1878 Wise Co., TX
......Nancy Mann
......m. 3 Oct 1834 Owen Davis, Roane Co.,TN
John & Nancy were Samuel Woody, Sr.'s 1/2 brother & sister.


Samuel Woody & Hannah Woody had 14 children; 5 died young.

1. Nancy Woody, b. 11 Feb 1818, m. James Williamson of Roane Co., TN, 27 July 1834
2. Plooy Jane Woody, b. 8 Dec 1820, d. 8 Jan 1825
3. Hugh Woody, b. 13 Aug1821/22 settled in Collin Co., TX
4. Joseph Woody, b. 31 Mar 1823, d. 11 Apr 1836
5. William Woody, b. 15 Dec 1824 settled in Parker Co., TX and died in Veal Station, TX
6. Jane Woody, b. 15 Mar 1827, m. George Press Farmer, d. Forest Hill, TX
7. Susannah Woody, b. 27 Jan 1830, m. Christopher Wycoff Van Doren
8. Brice Woody, b. 11 Feb 1832, d. 6 Sept 1922, buried in Boonsville, Wise Co., TX
9. Elizabeth Woody, b. 23 Dec 1833
10. James Hannah Woody, b. 9 Nov 1835 and moved to Calif.
11. Samuel Woody, Jr., b. 9 May 1836 and settled in Wise Co., TX and died there
12. John Woody, b. 22 Feb 1837 and settled in Parker Co., TX and died there
13. Abraham Woody, b. 12 Dec 1838, d. 22 Jun 1839
14. Hiram Woody, b. 28 Nov 1841, d. 17 Apr 1842



#8 above (Brice Woody)
b. 11 Feb 1832, Roane Co., TN
m. Missouri A. Miller, Oct 1855, Parker Co., TX (1st marriage in Parker Co., TX) she d. 4 May 1907
d. 6 Sep 1922, Boonsville, Wise Co., TX (buried Boonsville Cemetery with his wife)
They had 10 children--5 boys and 5 girls
.....1. Samuel Thompson Woody, b. 7 Nov 1860, m. Mollie White
.....2. Mary Elizabeth Woody, b. 20 July 1863, m. H. Wimberley, d. 12 Nov 1948
.....3. Charlie Woody, b. 20 May 1865, m. Mollie Gregg
.....4. Dorettie Woody, b. 9 Feb 1867, m. Earnest Hays
.....5. Laura Bell Woody, b. 23 May 1868, m. Joseph Gregg
.....6. Hugh Woody, b. 22 Apr 1871, m. Maggie DeLeon Foster, d. 13 Jul 1944
.....7. Missouri Emaline (Emma) Woody, b. 17 Apr 1873, m. J. Will Glass, 23 Jan 1896, d. 13 Jul 1944
.....8. John Columbus Woody, b. 8 Mar 1875, d. 16 May 1916, m. Ettie Mae Tinsley, 30 Mar 1899
.....9. Dolly Brice Woody (f), b. 8 Nov 1876, d. 29 Apr 1958
....10. Wm. Jessie Woody, b. 11 Jan 1881, d. 29 Apr 1958


#3 above (Hugh Woody)
b. 12 Feb 1821/22 Roane Co., TN
m. #1Phebe Moore;, #2Eda; #3Betty Morrow
d. 10 Sept 1907 in Collin Co., TX
He had 3 daughters by wife #1--a son & daughter by wife #2--and 2 sons & 1 daughter by wife #3
............1. Sarah J. Woody, b. 1841
............2. Susanna Woody, b. 1844
............3. Nancy Woody, b. 1847
............4. John Woody, b. 1859
............5. Juliah Woody, b. 1855
............6. Tom Woody
............7. Kate Woody
............8. Sequah Woody
Wife #3 had a son, Robert Alexander, when she & Hugh married. Robert took the Woody name.


#11 above (Samuel Woody, Jr.)
b. 24 May 1826, Roane co., TN
m. Mary Emaline Breazeale, 19 Oct 1848, Roane Co., TN. (she was b. 18 Apr 1833, d. 24 Dec 1899)
d. 8 Sept 1920, Wise Co., TX (he and wife are buried at Deep Creek Cemetery in Wise Co., TX)
They had 7 children:
...........................1. Wm. Martin Woody, b. 8 Aug 1850
...........................2. Thos. Drew Woody,
...........................3. Elizabeth Woody, b. 28 Feb 1855
...........................4. Eliza Jane Woody, b. 8 Nov 1857
...........................5. John J. (Johnny) Woody, b. 27 Feb 1866
...........................6. Jesse M. Woody, b. 27 Feb 1864
...........................7. Julia M. (Emma) Woody, b. 5 Feb 1866
Samuel Woody, Jr. Built the first log cabin in Wise Co., TX (Ed. note: See related stories)



#5 above (William Woody)
b. 15 Dec 1824, Roane Co., TN
M. #1Elizabeth Farmer, 15 Jan 1846, Roane Co., TN (she b. 13 Sept 1822, Roane Co., TN & d. 10 Feb 1879, Parker Co., TX
#2Dorah Nix, 28 Sept 1883, (she b. 21 Apr 1838, d. 24 Sept 1895)
All children are by wife #1
.....*1. Joseph Looney Woody, b. 6 Nov 1846, Roane Co., TN., d. 13 Mar 1918, Veal Station, TX,
m. Caledonia Josephine Lindsey, 23 July 1873, in Veal Station, TX
......2. George Preston Woody, b. 2 Apr 1849, d. 30 Oct 1889, m. Matilda West
......3. Martha Woody, 1850-1895, m. Allen Thompson
......4. Sallie Woody, b. 4 Aug 1861, m. William Richard Hefley
Both are buried in Boonsville Cemetery, Wise Co., TX
......5. Samuel Houston Woody, b. 16 Jan 1855; d. 16 Jan 1928, m. Virginia Catherine May, 1876
......6. Mary Woody m. Mate Morris
......7. Millie Woody m. Henry Thomas in Parker Co., TX


*#1 above
Joseph Looney Woody
b. 6 Nov 1846, Roane Co., TN
m. 23 July 1873, Veal Station, TX, Caledonia Josephine Lindsey
d. 13 Mar 1918, Veal Station, Parker Co., TX
They had 10 Children:
............1. Martha May (Mattie) Woody, b. 20 July 1874, m. W.A. Bridges, 7 Dec 1894
............2. Billie Woody, b. 2 Mar 1877
............3. Martin Luther Woody, b. 1879
............4. Elizabeth "Bessie" Woody, b. 30 Apr 1881, m. Tin Tucker
............5. George Qinton Woody, b. 20 Dec 1882, m. 4 May 1903, Hattie Boyd
............6. Minnie Lee Woody, b. 10 Dec 1885, m. Joseph Nathaniel Perkins, 9 Dec 1906, d. 8 Jul 1977, Grand Prairie, TX
............7. Mary Ava Woody, b. 14 Aug 1888, m. Colin McFadyen
............8. Samuel Woody, b. 4 Feb 1893
............9. Charlie Culberson Woody, b. 9 Apr 1896, died young and buried Veal Station, TX
...........10. William Looney Woody died young



Minnie Lee Woody Perkins is my grandmother. she and Joseph Nathaniel Perkins had:
.............................1. J. D. Perkins. He died Nov 1971 in Fort Worth, TX
.............................2. Joseph Williams Perkins, b. 11 Feb 1914, Italy, TX, m. 9 Oct 1937,
Dallas, TX , Julia Florence Walch, b. 27 Oct 1914, Brooklyn, NY (my parents)
.............................3. Lillian Virginia Perkins, m. Johnny Walston. she died Dec 1986 in Midland, TX
.............................4. Mary Katherine Perkins, m. Joe Bob Moore. She died Dec 1996., Midland TX


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