George Tyler Wood

George Tyler Wood

Born Mar 12, 1795

George Tyler Wood was a United States political figure. He served as the second Governor of Texas between 1847 and 1849. He was born at Cuthbert, now in Randolph County, Georgia, on March 12, 1795. In 1814, Wood enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought in the Creek War and Mexican-American War.… Read More

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1795 Birth Most records dealing with Wood's personal life have been lost due to fire or other causes. As a result many details about his life are unknown. Wood was born near Cuthbert, Georgia on March 12, 1795. … Read More


1837 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Wood operated a successful dry goods business based in Cuthbert. During a buying trip in 1837 he met a young widow named Martha Gindrat during a stop in Milledgeville, Georgia. The two married on September 18, 1837. … Read More
1839 44 Years Old In 1839, Wood and his family moved to the Republic of Texas. … Read More
1841 46 Years Old Wood was elected to the Congress of the Republic of Texas in 1841, representing Liberty County in the House of Representatives.


1845 50 Years Old In 1845, during the annexation of Texas by the United States, he represented his home county during the convention which wrote the state constitution Wood was elected to the Texas Senate following Texas's admission to the United States. … Read More
1847 52 Years Old The 1847 decision of Governor James Pinckney Henderson to not seek another term left a wide open race for his replacement. … Read More
1848 53 Years Old On February 21, 1848, Wood presided over the Texas Democratic convention, the first true political convention to be held in the state. … Read More
1853 58 Years Old After leaving office, Wood returned to his farm. In addition to his plantation, he established a mercantile business in Galveston. He made unsuccessful runs to be elected Governor in 1853 and 1855.


1858 64 Years Old He died at his home on September 3, 1858.
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