George Wood

George Tyler Wood (1795 - 1858)

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George Tyler [uncertain] Wood
Born in Randolph County, Georgiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia, USAmap
Died in Point Blank, Texasmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Dec 2014 | Last significant change: 8 Nov 2018
19:53: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for George Wood. [Thank Nicolas for this]
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Categories: Randolph County, Georgia | Point Blank, Texas | Robinson Cemetery, Point Blank, Texas | Texas Governors | Texas Slave Owners | Namesakes US Counties | Texas Notables.

George Wood is Notable.
Preceded by
1st Governor
James Pinckney Henderson
George Tyler Wood
2nd Governor
of Texas
Succeeded by
3rd Governor
Peter Hansborough Bell


  • Mother: Elizabeth Burris. Wikipedia says his father's name is unknown - he died when George was 5.
  • Raised a company for the Creek War
  • George Wood was the second governor of Texas. Tyler County, Texas is named in his honor.
  • According to the Handbook of Texas, his middle name is uncertain; some sources give it as Tyler, others as Thomas.[1]


  1. J. E. Wheat, "WOOD, GEORGE TYLER," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 01, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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On 23 Dec 2016 at 17:56 GMT Elizabeth Winter wrote:

Burris-1317 and Wood-12968 appear to represent the same person because: She is sister not mother. 1850 Census got his age wrong by 20 years.

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