John  Wood

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Full Name: John  Wood
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:B  Number:15
Reason for Eligibility: Veteran, War of 1812; Republic of Texas Veteran 
Birth Date: 1787 
Died: 1845 
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WOOD, JOHN (1787~1845) John Wood was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1787 and later married Miss Eliza Baba Hunt. During the War of 1812, Wood served as a Lieutenant Colonel in Clairborne's Regiment of the Mississippi Militia. Mr. Wood was also a Veteran of the Texas Revolution and died in Austin, Travis County, Texas in 1845. The Augustus Jones Chapter, U. S. Daughters of 1812, placed the marker erected in the State Cemetery for him. Information taken from War of 1812 Veterans in Texas by Mary Smith Fay.


There is no evidence that Gen. John Wood is buried at the Texas State Cemetery. We believe a cenotaph in his honor once stood in the center of the first flower bed at the base of Republic Hill. The cenotaph consisted of a bronze War of 1812 medallion on a concrete base. The concrete base is all that remains today. According to the "Annals of Travis County and of the City of Austin", by Frank Brown, 1954, Wood and his wife, Eliza Baba Hunt, are buried in the vicinity of old Montopolis, Texas.

Entered by Jennifer Aprea on 3/22/1999

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