Sunday, December 28, 2014

Joseph Jackson Woods.

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Joseph Jackson Woods. 

Birth: Jan. 11, 1823, Brown County, Ohio.
Death: Sept. 27, 1889, Montana, Labette County, Kansas.

Parents: Samuel Woods and Alice Richey. 

Wife: Keziah Cornelia Hight Woods (1840 - 1918).

Children: Oscar Edwin Woods (1857 - 1936), Caddie Elizabeth Woods (1863 - 1863), Frank Allen Woods (1865 - 1867), Clara Ellen Woods Phillips (1868 - 1899), Lura Woods Plumb (1880 - 1960), LIllie A. ( 1860-? ), Carrie E. ( 1869-? ), Nellie E. ( 1877-? ).

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, Labette County, Kansas.

Here is part of a letter written by his daughter Carrie, it tells the cause of his death.

He returned one evening from a drive to Parsons very sick and suffered intensely for 3 days.  He had hemorrhage of the bladder and suppression of the kidneys, and afterwards blood poisoning set in.  He hoped to live but was ready for death if ti bust come.  He died without pain, after an illiness of 10 days, on the morning of the 27th., day of September, 1889.  He was buried in the beautiful cemetery of Oakwood at Parsons, Kansas.

Author.  Colonel Woods did so much over his life time that it would take a book to put it all down.  I will list some of what he did.

Iowa 12th.,Infantry.

Joseph Jackson Woods. Age 38. Residence Maquoketa, nativity Ohio. Appointed Colonel Oct. 23, 1861. Mustered Nov. 25, 1861. Wounded April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn. Mustered out Nov. 22, 1864, St. Louis, Mo.

He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser.
He was a Kansas Legislature.
He was a Notary and member of the School Bard.
He was a West Point graduate.
He was a Second and First Lieutenant in the First U.S. Artillery, in the war with Mexico.
Made First Lieutenant October,1848.
On October 15, 1853, he resigned his commission in  the United States Army.
Married Kezia Hight, September.
October 23,1861, Commissioned Colonel of the 12th.,Iowa Infantry.
Shiloh was wounded in the leg and wrist.
He was captured twice.
His command of the 12th., came to a end
in June of 1863,  but had command of other regiments.
He was the editor of the "Maquoketa Excelsior".
In the Civil War contracted chronic diarrhoea and never recovered.

Author.  To read more about this life look for a book,which can be found on line called;
First Reunion of the 12th.,Iowa Infantry and  its Origin.

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