Zadock Woods was a true Western pioneer. Born in Massachusetts in 1773, he and his family moved to Missouri around 1802. He fought with Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in 1814. He later moved to Texas and was one of Stephen F. Austin’s Old Three Hundred settlers in the early 1820s.
Zadock fought in the Texas Revolution—despite the fact he was in his 60s. And in 1842, he took up arms against the Mexicans again, only to be killed in the Dawson Massacre. He is buried at Monument Hill in La Grange.