Isaac Wooden


Personal and Family Information

Isaac was born on 8 DEC 1801 in Kentucky, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 30 AUG 1865 in Carroll County, Missouri.

His wife was Rebecca Stephenson, who he married on 3 DEC 1822 in Henry County, Kentucky. Their two known children were Rebecca Eleanor (1824-1868) and Cornelius Swank (1838-1926).


Birth8 DEC 1801
Place: Kentucky
Death30 AUG 1865
Place: Carroll County, Missouri
Place: Carroll County, Missouri
Age: 48 to 49
Address: Issac Wooden 48, Rebecca 48, Rebecca E 25, Issac I 18, Eliza J 16, Cornelius R 13, Edward T 10, James M 9, Nancy M 7, Ephraim J 6, Julian L 4, Martha K 3, Robert C Hatton 23.
Place: Carroll County, Missouri
Age: 58
Address: family 4 Mandaville Isaac Wooden 58, Rebecca 58, Edward 21, James M 19, Nancy M 17, Ephraim M 16, Julia A 14, Martha K 12, Harvey M 24, Corneleus S 22
Place: Carroll County, Missouri
Address: Harris Cemetery , Carroll County, Missouri Find A Grave Memorial# 30944588


Note 1

Isaac Wooden was the son of Beal “Bud” Wooden and Eleanor Mary (Lewis) Wooden. He married Rebecca Margaret Stephenson on December 3, 1822, in Henry County, Kentucky. They first settled in Kentucky, but soon relocated to Fountain County, Indiana, about 1823 (their first child, Benjamin, was born in Indiana). In 1838 or 1839, the family relocated to an area about 4 miles east of Carrollton in Carroll County, Missouri. In 1939 they built a log cabin in Hill Township in that county.

This Wooden family were some of the earliest settlers in Hill Township, along with Thomas Sugg and Dorsey Miles, all arriving within several years after the founders (brothers George, Richard, and Nathaniel Hill) arrived about 1836.

The Woodens were lifelong members of the Methodist Church, and religious services were said to have been held in their house in Hill Township. Isaac Wooden, Sr., was a founding trustee of Rush Chapel Methodist Church, the land for which was deeded to the trustees by Uriah and Harriet Standley on May 22, 1838.

Isaac and Rebecca had seventeen children, 15 of whom grew to adulthood and two who died as infants. An extra room was built onto the home to serve as a school room. Their oldest daughter, Rebecca Eleanor "Ellen," taught the younger children and grandchildren there. When their sons turned 21, they were each given a horse, saddle, broadcloth suit, and $1000, and they went out on their own. The girls received a Horse, side saddle, black silk dress, and $1000.

Isaac died in Carroll County, Missouri, of tuberculosis. He is buried in a walnut casket held together with pins and polished to a very high luster with a meat rind.

Isaac and Rebecca's descendants now live in Missouri, Oregon, Arizona, California, and elsewhere.

Find A Grave Memorial# 30944588

Cornelius Swank Wooden, was living in Batie in Benton County, Arkansas in 1870. Maybe she was visiting him or moved down there near him in the months before her death.

Nancy Wagaman