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.