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Woodville in Tyler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Home of James Edward Wheat

 
 
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By Steve Gustafson, July 23, 2011
1. Home of James Edward Wheat Marker
Inscription. Located on a 2,952.2-acre tract of Republic of Texas land awarded in 1838 to Dr. Josiah Wheat, an early settler of Tyler County, and donor in 1847 of 200 acres for county seat, soon named Woodville.

Site for this residence was acquired by William G. McDaniel, who built earliest part of house (two rooms downstairs and two upstairs) in 1848. Most memorable feature was gallery over the front porch. On this gallery jurors used to sleep when housing was scarce during sessions of the county court.

The several owners after 1881 included T.C. Mann, father of 20th century U.S. Diplomat Thomas Mann.

In 1918 the house was purchased by James Edward Wheat (Jan.6, 1887 - Oct. 10,1968), son of Light Nowlin and Martha Bryant Wheat, and great-grandson of Dr. Josiah Wheat. James Edward Wheat, an attorney, was president of the Woodville School Board (1920-49), first mayor of the city after its incorporation in 1929, and member of Texas Centennial Commission, 1936. He served on Texas State Prison Board, 1942-48; was secretary (1950) and chairman (1951-52) of the Executive Committee, State Democratic Party; also first chairman of Texas State Historical Survey Committee (1953-59). He enlarged and improved this house on his ancestral land.
 
Erected 1970 by State historical Survey Committee. (Marker

Home of James Edward Wheat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, July 23, 2011
2. Home of James Edward Wheat Marker
Marker is to the right of the house.
Number 11460.)
 
Location. 30° 46.458′ N, 94° 24.948′ W. Marker is in Woodville, Texas, in Tyler County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Wheat Street and S. Charlton, on the right when traveling east on W. Wheat Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 W. Wheat Street, Woodville TX 75979, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodville Academy and Woodville College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lt. Col. Phillip A. Work (about 300 feet away); Tyler County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Tyler County (about 400 feet away).
 
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Home of James Edward Wheat image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, July 23, 2011
3. Home of James Edward Wheat
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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