Tough people ! Man and Woman.
William Woody and his wife were said to have started out from Tennessee for Texas six weeks after their first son was born, on foot with home made high top boots, a gun, quilt and a skillet. Six months later they were in Fannin Co. Texas. 1850s.
Samuel (Sr) Woody and wife Hannah and some of their family left TN. for Texas with John Mann and his wife Delilahs (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 bt a Woody decendent, Marion Acola.
submitted by Michael A. Woody