Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Josa Hood Family

Josa Hood, son of Wiley Hood and Mary (Polly) Baker, served in Joshua Hightower's Company as a Private in the Confederacy. The company served as part of the County Reserves for Randolph County, Alabama. Josa's father served in the War of 1812, his grandfather, William Hood, served in the NC Continental Line in the American Revolution.

Josa Hood is present as Head of Household, on the 1830 and 1840 Federal Census for Newton County, Georgia; 1850 and 1860 in Randolph County, Alabama. Shortly after his son-law Benjamin Apling Burdette returned home from the Civil War in June 1865, Josa and his family moved to Texas with the Burdette's. He is present as Head of Household in 1870, Centerville, Leon County, Texas.

He died in 15 Feb 1870, and is buried in the Friendship Cemetery in the same county. His grave is the oldest grave in the cemetery. In September 2001, a plaque and a medallion were placed at the cemetery, as part of the Texas Historic Cemetery. His name is included on the marker.

Friendship Cemetery Marker
Civil War
Alabama ADAH: Civil War Database; Josa Hood; (Date of birth blank); Occupation: Mechanic; Branch Home Guard, Co. Unit Name: Capt. J. Falkner's Co.; Authority: Muster-in-Roll 1864/09/13; Remarks: Eyes blue, hair dark, height 5ft 10 in., complexion dark, age 56, Rank: Private.

Family Group Record for Josa Hood

Husband: Josa Hood
Born: 15 Feb 1808 - Jasper County, Georgia
Died: 23 Nov 1870 - Jewett, Leon County, Texas
Buried:  - Friendship Cemetery, Jewett, Leon County, Texas
Father: Wiley Hood (1773-1813)
Mother: Mary (Polly) Baker (1780-1849)
Marriage: 3 Jun 1832  Place: Jasper County, Georgia

Wife: Harriet S. Robertson
Born: 15 Dec 1815 - Jasper County, Georgia
Died: 3 Mar 1887 - Meridian, Bosque County, Texas
Buried:  - Hanna Family Cemetery, Meridian, Bosque County, Texas
Father: William Brown Robertson
Mother: Polly Williams

1  M  William Henry Hood
 Born: 6 Feb 1834 - Jasper County, Georgia
 Died: Bef 1850 - Georgia (or) Randolph County, Alabama
2  F  Millie Elizabeth (Amelia) Hood
 Born: 1 Oct 1838 - Newton County, Georgia
 Died: 23 Apr 1926 - Meridian, Bosque County, Texas
 Buried:  - Meridian  Cemetery, Meridian, Bosque County, Texas
 Spouse: Benjamin Apling Burdette (1835-1921)
  Marr. Date: 4 Jan 1855 - Wedowee, Randolph County, Alabama
3  F  Sarah Ann Hood
Born: 28 Feb 1841 - Newton County, Georgia
Died: Jun 1923
4  M  John Alexander Hood
 Born: 10 Feb 1842 - Newton County, Georgia

5  M  Benjamin Franklin Hood
Born: 10 Feb 1845 - Newton County, Georgia
Died: 26 Feb 1930 - Dublin, Erath County, Texas
Buried:  - Old Dublin Memorial Park, Dublin, Erath County, Texas
Spouse: Susan Abigail (Abbie) Moore (1844-1939)
Marr. Date: 4 Mar 1866 - Randolph County, Alabama
6  F  Susan America Hood
 Born: Dec 1847 - Randolph County, Alabama

7  F  Mary Jane Hood
Born: 1849 - Randolph County, Alabama
8  M  Joseph Wiley Hood
 Born: 14 Sep 1852 - Randolph County, Alabama
9  M  Isaac Parker Hood
Born: 22 Feb 1854 - Randolph County, Alabama
Died: 8 Jan 1936 - Oklahoma
Buried:  - Plainview Cemetery, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma
Spouse: Martha Josephine Story (1855-1916)
Spouse: Elenor Eliza (Ellen) Spencer (1869-1948)
Spouse: Mattie King Baines
 Marr. Date: Texas
(any additional information on this family is welcome)