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From Greenville Messenger (Hunt County, Texas), November 5, 1897
Major Woosley Dead
Major James Woosley, a resident of Campbell, died in that town Saturday of extreme old age. From the columns of the Evening Banner, we take the following biographical sketch of the deceased:
"Major James Woosley was born in Christian county Kentucky, on the 26th day of March, 1811; and died on the 2nd day of November, 1897, at 1:10 p. m. of old age. Major Woosley was a man of push and pluck and in his manhood days was noted for his energy and unflagging exertions.
From Christian county, Kentucky, he crossed the Ohio river and spent some time in Illinois, then over the Mississippi he passed into Missouri, where he followed his inclination for trading. From there he went to North Arkansas, and finally located in Texas. He was a major in the Confederate army during the civil war. He took an active part in the Black Hawk and Osage wars. He was in the Mormon trouble. Major Woosley was by nature and training a trader. He was best pleased when he had a big trade on hand. He was of a warm temperament, generous, free and open hearted. He loved life for what was in it, and yet he was not a selfish man."
The remains were carried to Belden, Cass County, Texas, for interment.
Major James Woosley is the father of James B. Woosley, featured in the "Biographical Souvenir of Texas", published by F.A. Battey & Company, Chicago, 1889.
Descendants of James Woosley
1 James Woosley b: 26 March 1811 in Christian County, Kentucky d: 02 November 1897 in Campbell, Hunt County, Texas Burial: Bryan's Mill Cemetery, Belden, Cass County, Texas
+Patience Bailey b: Abt. 1810 in Tennessee d: Abt. 1869 in Wood County, Texas Burial: Bryan's Mill Cemetery, Belden, Cass County, Texas m: Abt. 1830 in Illinois
2 James Benjamin Woosley
2 Nathan M. Woosley b: Abt. 1832 in Illinois Burial: Bryan's Mill Cemetery, Belden, Cass County, Texas
+Elizabeth Capps b: in Arkansas m: Abt. 1858 in Arkansas
2 William Woosley b: Abt. 1832 in Illinois
+Lucy Ann b: Abt. 1836 in Alabama m: Abt. 1854 in Arkansas
2 George Washington Woosley b: Abt. 1835 in Missouri d: 20 September 1872 in Rains County, Texas
+Harriett Melissa Echols m: Abt. 1861 in Jasper, Crawford County, Arkansas
2 James Boler Woosley b: 11 February 1838 in St. Joseph, Jackson County, Missouri d: 08 October 1917 in Whitewright, Grayson County, Texas aka: Big Grand Paw Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Whitewright, Grayson County, Texas
+Elizabeth Mathews b: 08 October 1841 in Randolph County, Missouri d: 25 August 1917 in Whitewright, Grayson County, Texas aka: Bettie Burial: 26 August 1917 Oak Hill Cemetery, Whitewright, Grayson County, Texas m: 06 August 1857 in Crawford County, Arkansas
2 Joseph P. Woosley b: Abt. 1847 in Missouri
+Sarah E. m: Abt. 1870 in Texas
2 Thomas K. Woosley b: July 1851 in Arkansas
+Cornelia Carlisle b: Abt. 1852 in Georgia aka: Lou