Daniel Thatcher Woods

Daniel Thatcher Woods
b. 21 September 1781, Kentucky, to Samuel Woods
d. 12 July 1850, California

m. 10 November 1803, Sumner County, Tennessee
Flavia Reese

Children with Flavia Reese:

  • daughter (b. 1808)
  • LeRoy (1809-1879)
  • Calvin J. (1819-1907)
  • David B. (1821-1849)

Daniel was a surveyor in Pulaski, Tennessee during his young married days. He relocated to Centerville, Wayne County, Indiana, about 1840. His son Rev. LeRoy Woods joined him from a post in Pennsylvania. Calvin and David joined him later and both were prominent citizens of Centerville.

Daniel and his son David left Indiana on 26 March 1849 with a wagon train bound for the California Gold Rush. David was killed by Indians shortly after they arrived in California. Daniel died shortly after David was killed, and both are buried in unmarked graves in Bear River Valley, California.

Submitted by:
David L. Woods
Hedgesville WV
E-mail: dlwoods70@earthlink.net

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