RUTH WOODALL was born in Harrison County, Texas, on 24 January
1891. Ruth graduated from Southwest State College at San
Marcos, Texas, and taught school for three years after she
graduated. On 21 November 1914, at Hallsville, Texas,(1)
she married Carr P. Collins (see Collins).
They moved to Dallas shortly thereafter where they both have been
prominent in civic, social, and church activities.
has served on the Board of the Dallas Y.W.C.A., the Board of the
Texas Baptist Children's Home, and one of the girls' dormitories
at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, is named in her honor. Ruth is
the daughter of
DOLLAHITE WOODALL was born on 21 November 1853 at Nip and Tuck
(near Tatum), Texas. He died on 22 April 1922.(3)
On 4 October 1877,(2) he married
Laura Texana "Teck" Miles (see Miles).
She was born on 30 January 1858 at Hallsville, Texas, and died on
19 February 1918.(3) They are both
buried at Gum Springs Cemetery, just east of Longview, Texas.
father died during the Civil War, and as he was the oldest boy, he
felt it his responsibility to see that the family was provided for
and that his younger brothers went to school. To do this, he
cleared a farm and ran it for his mother and then made a farm for
Woodall was a farmer, cotton buyer, and merchant, and a highly
respected member of the
community. The children of James D. and Laura Texana Woodall were:
IRA WOODALL, born 17 September 1879 and married, first,
Sally Faucett, and, second, Jewel Davis. Ira has lived most of
his life in Longview, Texas, where he worked for the railroad.
Ira and Sally Faucett Woodall had a son, Marvin Woodall, born 30
December 1908, and married on 10 August 1928, Irene Smith. They
live in Longview, Texas. The children of Marvin and Irene Smith
Woodall are: Frankie Marie, born 3} January 1931 (see her
children below) ; James Marvin, born 4 July 1937; and Norma
Love, born 2 December 1945.
married James R. Rogers and their children are: Randall David,
born 30 November 1949; Jamie Nell, born 30 January 1952; and
Brenda Marie, born 30 January 1955.
and Jewell Davis Woodall are the parents of one daughter, Jo
Anne, born 12 October
EVA WOODALL, born 2 April 1881 and married, on 14
November 1900, Will S. Sypert, a merchant and cotton man. They
live in Hallsville, Texas. The children of Eva and Will Sypert
are: Ruth Clair, born 12 July 1911 and married on 26 December
1935, Lowell R. Parrish. He is the owner of the Dr Pepper
Bottling Co. in Bryan, Texas. The children of Ruth Clair and
Lowell Parrish are: William Carr, born 18 February 1939 and
James Randolph, born 3 September 1947.
second daughter of Eva and Will Sypert was Frances, born on 12
April 1921. Frances served as a Captain (SN 037011) in the U. S.
Marine Women's Reserves during World War II. She married, first,
W. R. Ford who was an Ensign in the U. S. Navy and killed during
the war. No children. Frances married, second, on 8 February
1947, Alfred Hurst Williams(5)
who served as a Major in the Air Force in World War II. They
live in Dallas. Alfred Hurst, Jr., born 16 December 1953, and
Gregory Sypert, born 25 August 1956, are the children of Frances
and Al Williams.
WILLIAM MILES WOODALL, born 25 December 1885 and married Sudie
Woodall was Vice President of the Crazy Water Company and lives
in Mineral Wells, Texas. The children of Bill and Sudie Woodall
YANCY, born II May 1910 and married, in 1937, Emma Lillian
Clements. Yancy and Emma have one daughter, Sarah Jane, born
13 August 1940.
FAYE, born I September 1912 and married, in 1940, W. F.
Winters. They live in Houston, Texas, and have no children.
WILLIAM MILES, JR., born 12 September 1915 and married on 16
June 1945, Hazel Jarrell. Miles is Vice President and General
Manager of the Vent-A-Hood Company. They live in Dallas,
Texas. The children of Miles and Hazel Woodall are: William
Miles, III, born 2 May 1946; James Kirk, born 16 June 1948;
Blair Pace (twin), born 4 October 1951; Blake Edwin (twin),
born 4 October 1951; and Timothy Richard, born 28 November
KATHLEEN, born 18 December 1921, married, first, in 1940,
Tracy Wood. She and Tracy have a daughter, Ann, born 7 July
1942. Kathleen married, second, in 1954, L. D. Townsend. L. D.
and Kathleen have a daughter, Tina, born 6 May 1956.
JEWEL, born 10 September 1923, was killed in an automobile
accident on 21 March 1948. He married, in 1948, Irma Dean
McLeod. Jewel and Irma had one son, Jewel, Jr., born 19 August
ELlA RUTH WOODALL (see above), born 24 January 1891, married
Carr P. Collins. For the children of Ruth and Carr Collins see
BARBER WOODALL (Ryal or Royal) was born on 5 January 1828 in
and died at Nip and Tuck on 5 April 1865.(4)
He is buried at Harmony Hill Cemetery, just south of Tatum, Texas.
He left North Carolina before 1850 to go west and while he was in
Mississippi he met Mary Dollahite, the young widow of a wealthy
Tennessean named F. B. Haliburton. They were married and came to
settle in the Nip and Tuck area. Mary was born on 30 January 1826
near Memphis, Tennessee, and died on 7 November 1899.3 She is
buried at Gum Springs, Texas. He joined the Confederate Army
during the Civil War and while at camp in Louisiana he contacted
"camp fever." Mary went down and sneaked him out of the
camp and brought him home where he died. As mentioned, Mary was a
wealthy widow and also a staunch supporter of the Confederacy, and
it is said that at the end of the war she was left with a room
full of Confederate money.
had a daughter Sarah and a son James by her first husband, B. F.
Hailburton. The children of Riley and Mary were: Mattie E., born
10 September 1850, died 29 March 1901, and married W. F. Scott;
James D. (see above), born 21 November 1853, died 22 April 1922,
and married Laura Texana Miles; William Troy, born 17 December
1854, died 12 February 1928, and married Irena Minora Hope; Wylie
Bert, born in 1858, died in 1920 and married Texana Aycock; and
Ira Tommy, born 15 February 1861 and died 20 January 1887.
B. was the son of
G. WOODALL was born about 1800 in North Carolina,(5)
and died about 1862/63 as his will was dated 3 November 1862.(6)
On 10 August 1821, In Johnston County;(7)
he married Sally Barber who was born about 1802 in North Carolina (5)
and was probably the granddaughter of Plyer Barber who died in
Johnston County in 1812.
1819 Johnston County Tax List shows James G. living in Capt.
Absalom Woodall's District and reporting 648 acres for himself and
1000 acres of Jacob Woodall. In 1822, James G. reported
acres in Capt. Plyer Barber's District. James G. and Sarah were
living in Johnston County in the 1850 Census, which shows him to
be a farmer with real estate valued at $1,685. The Census gives
the ages of James G. at 50 and Sarah at 48, both having been born
in North Carolina. It also shows the ages of the children from
Troy, 18, on down which indicates that the five oldest had left
home prior to 1850.
children of James G. and Sarah Parker Woodall (with birth dates
according to 1850 Census) were:(6)
Harriett Seth; John; Ryal (see above), born 5 January 1828, died 5
April 1865, and married Mary Dollahite; Burt; Troy, born in 1832;
Joham, born in 1834; Ira, born in 1836; Sarah, born in 1838;
Eleanor, born in 1840; Martha, born in 1844; and Elizabeth, born
G. was the son of
WOODALL was born about 1765, possibly in Goochland County,
Virginia. The Johnston
County, North Carolina, Marriage Bonds show a Jacob Woodall
married Phereby Gower on 16 December 1789. There is no marriage
record of a Jacob Woodall marrying a Lucy who is his wife at the
time of his death in 1849/50.(8)Lucy
was 83 (born 1767) according to the 1850 Census of Johnston County
and was born in North Carolina. She died in 1851 and the sale of
her estate property was recorded 2 in January 1852.(9)
children of Jacob Woodall, Sr., as listed in his will of 23
November 1848 with codicil added
on 26 May 1849 were: William, Sinderrilla, James G. (see above),
County Records, Dallas County, Texas.
County Records, Harrison County, Texas.
Gum Springs Cemetery, near Longview, Texas.
Harmony Hill Cemetery, near Tatum, Texas.
1850 Census, Johnston County, North Carolina.
Johnston County Wills, Book 2, p. 71/72.
Johnston County, North Carolina, Marriage Bonds.
Johnston County Inventories, Settlement. and Sales of Estate,
Wills, p. 240.
Johnston County Guardian Accounts, 1851.55, p. 176.