John was born on 8 SEP 1848 in Benton County, Arkansas, the son of Samuel Purviance Woods and Elizabeth Greaves Dickson.
He died on 18 JAN 1912 in Benton County, Arkansas.
His wife was Charlotte Ann S. Hansard, who he married on 9 AUG 1868 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their ten known children were Dora Belle (1870-1930), Arminia G (1872-1958), Elbert Pierce (1875-1958), Samuel Dee (1877-1962), Frank Watson (1880-1933), Pearl A. (1882-1963), George H (1885-1933), William Denton (1888-1975), Carl Homer (1892-1933) and Letha Doris (1894-1991).
|Birth||8 SEP 1848||
|Death||18 JAN 1912||
|Census||12 NOV 1850||
|Census||12 JUN 1860||
|Census||6 JUL 1870||
Census-1870, Benton, Osage 3 pages
|Census||22 APR 1910||
WOODS, J.S.E. - Died, January 18th, 1912 at his home near Hiwasse, Benton County, Arkansas, J.S.E. Woods in the fifty-fourth year of his age.
Deceased was born three miles east of Bentonville, September 8th, 1858. His parents, Samuel and Eliza G. Woods, were among the first settler of Benton county and the place first settled by his grandfather, Samuel Woods, now owned by N.P. Woods, was the place of his birth.
His childhood and youthful days were spent in this home and his early education, training and religious instruction he received in this community. About forty years ago he made public profession of faith in Christ as his Savior.
August 8th, 1868 he was married to Miss C.A. Hansard. Ten children were born to this union, all living and residing as follows: Mrs. Bell Lambert, Pea Ridge, Ark.; S.D. and George H. Woods, Sulphur Springs, Ark.; Frank W. Woods, Neosho, Mo.; Mrs. Minnie Bates, E.P. Woods, Miss Pearl and Letha Woods, Hiwasse, Ark.; William and Carl. This large family, by the efforts of the parents and the assistance given by the older members of the family to those younger, have been raised up in such a way as to command the respect of the community in which they live, commended for their industry, frugality, civil, social and religious principles and practices.
The deceased was one of the most inoffensive, civil and unobtrusive characters I ever knew. He had been very much afflicted for several years. About a week before he died he was stricken with paralysis and was helpless until the end. The funeral service was held two and one-half miles west of Hiwasse at the Edwards Church and notwithstanding the almost impassable condition of the roads, both for vehicles and those on foot, the large church was crowded with sympathizing neighbors and friends. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church, there to await the command of Him who is the "resurrection and the life." May the sorrowing companion and children and kindred all have the supporting grace and comforting spirit of the blessed Lord in this sad bereavement. P. Carnahan.
[Benton County Democrat - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - January 25, 1912]
Find A Grave Memorial# 34339185
gravestone and census give date of birth as 8 Sept 1848, meaning 64 years rather than 54 in this obit.
|Source:||Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark|
|Publisher:||The Goodspeed Publishing Co|
|Source:||Captain Samuel Woods of King’s Mountain|
|Authors:||Lucile Womack Bates 3810 Bedford Ave, Nashville, Tennesse 37215|
|Publisher:||The Benton County Pioneer newsletter of The Benton County Historical Society Rogers, Arkansas|