A Texas Hero Gon Woods fought and died to settle the territory.

Gon Woods
Gon Woods grave.

Henry Gonzalvo “Gon” Woods was a Texas hero.  He fought in the Revolution. He was an early Texas Ranger.  He was one of two survivors of the Dawson Massacre, perpetrated by Mexican forces against a group of Texans in 1842.  He was a Confederate captain. Gon was a well-respected businessman and civic leader.

In 1869, he was part of a posse charged with arresting members of the Kerlick family near Yorktown in an action connected to the Sutton-Taylor Feud.  The Kerlicks opened fire. Woods and another man died. Two of the killers were later lynched.

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