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Michael Woody From a Woody family tree;
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Hannah, Woody, B 3-30-1800 D 3-1-1878 said to be buried in the Woody cemetery NE. Parker Co. TX., Father/Mother John IV Woody and Mary (maiden name unknownown). Married Samuel Woody born 2-12-1795 married on 3-27-1817 in Roane Co. TN. Both believed to have died and buried at the Woody cemetery near Veal Station Parker Co., TX., Ancestral Line; JohnIV/John III Woody,/(not proven)John II Woody/John I Woody/ Isaac Woody/ Richard I, Woody, Hannah and Samuel had 14 children; . 1. Nancy 2. Poly Jane 3. Hugh 4. Joseph 5. William 6. Jane 7. Susannah 8. Brice 9. Elizabeth 10. James Hannah 11. Samuel 12. John 13. Abraham 14. Hiram.

"Samuel & Hannah are said to be buried in a pasture on the land where they lived with their son John Woody & his wife, Leah Morris. The land is now owned by Paul Moore, also a Woody descendant. He is not listed in the phone book and I can't locate the property". Julie Perkins Murphy.

Samuel Woody, husand of Hannah Woody.
John Woody, had a son, Samuel Woody by Rebecca McMullin, they never married. This Samuel Woody married a cousin Hannah Woody and was a very early pioneer to Texas. Rebecca McMullin later married James Mann whose son John Mann was also an early Texas pioneer.

Note # 31a. Samuel (Sr) Woody and wife Hannah and some of their family left TN. for Texas with John Mann and his wife Delilah (Woody) and family in 1848 but stopped off at Cairo. Illinois for 2 years. John Mann and Delilah went from TN. down the Mississippi River, up the Red River by river boat to Shreveport, Louisiana and then by ox drawn wagons to Upshur Co. Texas and were located there in the 1850 census. The Woodys and Manns moved father west to near Fort Worth. In the fall of 1853 Samual (Jr) Woody, James Mann and Benjamin Crews explored up the West Fork of the Trinity River into what is now Wise Co. At the same time Samuel (Sr) Woody and others of the party explored into what is now Parker Co. Next spring James Mann went with Samual (Sr) Woody to Deep Creek, Wise Co. and helped him build his cabin which in 1977 was still standing and still ouned by a Woody decendent, Marion Acola.
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Michael Woody Joseph Looney Woody, son of william Woody and Grandson of Samuel and Hannah Woody, early Texas pioneers of Wise and Parker Counties.


# 50b. Likely Joseph Looney Woody

The famous Salt Creek fight or massacre site is near Flint Creek, close to the old Murphy station in northern Young County. The battle occurred on Monday, May 16, 1869.
Capt. Ira Graves assumed command, and with him were:
William Crow
John Lemley
George Lemley
C.L. "Shap" Carter
Jason McClain
W.C. Kutch
J.W. Gray
Henry Harrison
Rube Secris
Joe Woody
Negro Dick, a cook
The cowboys were armed with cap and ball six-shooters and were attacked by 57 painted Indians. The cowboys took their stand in a depression that drained into one of the prongs of the Salt Creek. Their position was about five miles southeast of the present city of Olney, in Young County.

William Crow was instantly killed during the early stages of the battle. According to family records, a rifle ball penetrated his head; George Lemley was wounded in the face and before the fight was over, every man was wounded, except Joe Woody and Henry Harrison.

When the Indians retreated, William Crow had been dead for several hours. S.L. "Shap" Carter had a severe arrow wound and rifle ball wound. John Lemley was mortally wounded in the stomach with an arrow. J.W. Gray had been twice shot with rifle balls, oen in the body and one in the leg. W.C. Kutch had two arrow heads in his knee and one in his shoulder. Jason McClain had been shot twice with arrows. Rube Secris had his mouth badly torn and his knee shattered. George Lemley had his face badly torn and an arrow in his shoulder. Ira Graves and negro Dick were also wounded.

Henry Harrison was sent to the Harmonson ranch according to the Harmonson family, which was several miles away near present Newcastle, Young County, Texas.
The next morning a wagon appeared with A.C. Tackett, Bob Whitten, and Theodore Miller assisting the cowboys. Messengers were dispatched for doctors from Palo Pinto County and Fort Richardson. C.L. "Shap" Carter died the next day and his death was the third victim of the battle.
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